art activities for kids

Looking for art activities for the kids?! When we photographed my art birthday party supplies collection for the store we came up with these kid crafts ~ have the kids make cupcake art with supplies including:

  • cupcake liners (cut in half),
  • tissue paper,
  • pom poms,
  • felt,
  • ribbon and more!

Included in the art party supplies we designed four whimsy frames for the kids to create on: red/blue, orange/yellow, purple/chartreuse and black/white.

We also created “award badges” that you can give to each guest. They say things like most creative, best in show, most artistic, best design, most colorful and best color palette. A great way for every child to feel special. The awards are rectangle tags and then we created the crepe ribbon backer. (You can see how to create a similar idea with our graduation collection.)

And last but not least, here’s a look at the Art Gallery entry sign that is also part of the printable collection. We printed it at Costco for $5.99 and embellished it with yellow crepe paper. Can you tell I’m loving crepe paper lately?! It’s inexpensive, comes in a variety of colors and so simple to manipulate. LOVE.

You can see more details from my Art birthday party supplies collection in the shoppe: Invitation, Thank you notes, Art birthday party supplies (available as sets or you can buy individual items).

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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paint Easter eggs with chalkboard paint

Paint Easter Eggs

When I was a kid we never used plastic eggs for Easter. Never. With my kiddos I’m a bit nostalgic and we dye and paint real eggs. However, we’re not opposed to a few candy filled plastic eggs! But we do like to doll them up a bit. {grin}

To make chalkboard paint Easter eggs, you only need three things:

Paint Easter Eggs

I chose to only paint one half of the egg so that they would still be colorful.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter holiday! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Sharpie Easter egg decorating

How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Want another fun way to decorate Easter eggs with the kiddos?!

Try decorating them with Sharpies! Is it food safe you ask… I have no idea. With that in mind, I would suggest not eating the eggs afterwards. But hiding them is perfectly acceptable! {grin}

My boys were thrilled with the idea because they could easily draw anything they liked, their name, the earth (oh yes… he’s not finished it yet or you’d see it here)... and with Sharpies there was no bleeding, smearing and there are so many colors!

Sharpie Rainbow

Okay, I happen to collect them for crafting… I sketch my ideas with them. You would think I’d use a pencil… nope. {smirk}

Decorating eggs with Sharpie

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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how to make a wreath

How to make a wreath

It’s time to decorate for spring! Did you see my Mother’s Day brunch post yesterday? This easy to make wreath is a perfect complement for my spring placesetting idea.

Styrofoam balls covered in fabric

Join me for all the easy DIY details over on Red Barn today and make your own wreath!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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last minute owl Valentine mailbox

Owl Valentine Craft

Need last minute Valentine mailbox ideas for your child’s class party? I made this owl Valentine mailbox in just minutes with my little guy out of a tissue box.

Easy “how to” make a Valentine mailbox supplies and instructions:

  • Tissue box (this one is a Kleenex box… love the pattern!)
  • Orange, yellow and blue scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • adhesive dots (if you want the eyes to appear raised)
  • 1″ circle punch
  • 2″ circle punch
  • optional: fringe scissors… or you can just cut the strips {grin}

And steps:

  1. Open and remove tissues before you decorate
  2. Punch two 2″ orange circles and two 1″ yellow circles
  3. Cut a large triangle for the nose
  4. Cut two large curved triangles for the ears and fringe
  5. Cut two fatter triangles for the wings. Curve and fringe the base.
  6. Attach ears, wings, nose, orange eye
  7. Add a foam adhesive dot to the orange eye and add the yellow center

Owl Kid Craft

Cutting tip: Cut one ear/one wing and use as the template for the other side. For the wings, remember to turn the paper if the front and back of our paper are not the same.

Owl Kid Craft

Now you need Valentines to go in your mailbox. Hop on over to the shoppe and have a peek at all of our personalized Valentine card designs, including seven with photo options!

St. Patty’s Day idea here tomorrow. Happy Valentines everyone!

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DIY Valentine bear mailbox

DIY kid Valentine bear mailbox

Need Valentine mailbox ideas for your child’s class party? Want it to be a fun kid craft… instead of a mommy craft? My little guy made his Valentine mailbox today out of a tissue box. He chose to make a bear. His nickname is bear… and fittingly he was wearing his “bearly asleep” pjs. Not planned I promise! He just loves them. {grin}

Super easy how to make a Valentine mailbox supplies and instructions:

  • Tissue box
  • 2 tones of brown cardstock
  • black cardstock
  • brown pom for tail
  • glue
  • adhesive dots (if you want the nose to appear raised)
  • 1″ circle punch
  • 2″ circle punch

And steps:

  1. Cut a large circle for the head out of brown cardstock. We just used a bowl as a template. I know… super crafty. {smirk}
  2. Punch two small light brown 1″ circles for the ears and three black for the eyes and nose
  3. Punch one light brown 2″ circle for the nose
  4. Attach ears and eyes with glue
  5. Attach nose with adhesive dots for raised effect, or just glue. Cute both ways.
  6. Attach face and tail with a dot or two of hot glue.

how to make a valentine mailbox

Now you need Valentines to go in your mailbox. Hop on over to the shoppe and have a peek at all of our personalized Valentine card designs, including seven with photo options!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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mint to be! Valentine freebies

free kid valentine templates

Need a few more kid Valentine ideas? I’ve got you covered with my FREE Valentine Mint To Be Friends printable templates, perfect for the mint lovers in all of us!

Just download my free Mint To Be Friends Valentines printables, personalize with your child’s name (click on the sample name and a cursor will appear, but only after you’ve downloaded the file!), print, trim and wrap around a box of Junior Mints! Wallah… your kid has the coolest Valentines in the class and you win the mom of the year award! {grin}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! LOVE you guys!

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You ROCK! Valentine – free template

Kid Valentine Ideas

Have rock star kids?! {grin} Want easy and personalized class Valentines that are fun and adorable too? Oh, and did I say FREE?!

Because my readers ROCK!, I’m giving away these super cute kid Valentines to all of you. For this easy kid Valentine idea, you‘ll need:

  • “You Rock!” valentine printable template ~ DOWNLOAD (8.5 x 11 sheet); note that some browser versions may show the fonts odd or changed, but they’ll be lovely once you download
  • #80 white cardstock
  • Tape (Washi tape would be cuter)
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Suckers

Easy how to:

  • Open the file and personalize with your child’s classmate names and your child’s name (all fonts are embedded and you only need Adobe Reader to access)
  • Print
  • Cut out cards (six to a sheet)
  • Attach sucker using tape and so that the top of the sucker is lined up with the guitar

You-Rock,-Girl

Rather have Valentines with your sweet rock star’s face on them? You can find this Girls Rock Valentine and tons of other designs in the shoppe!

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FREE Valentine candy bar wrappers

FREE Valentine candy bar printables

Want to have the coolest and the sweetest class Valentines this year?! Send your kids to school with my FREE chevron Valentine candy bar wrappers!

FREE Valentine printables

We created blue chevron for the boys with “You Are Bar None The Coolest” and red chevron for the girls with “You Are Bar None The Sweetest” and wrapped both around my favorite, Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Candy Bars.

Free Valentine printables

DOWNLOAD YOURS NOW!

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kid craft: red bird handprint art

My boys crafted red bird handprint art canvases for their grandmothers this Christmas. Aren’t they fun?! The perfect kid art activity!

And you should have heard the responses. What mom, grandmother, dad, grandpa doesn’t want handprint art gifts from their little ones? Well none in my family and I’m obsessed a bit with capturing their little hands anyway before they get any bigger.

Just imagine your little person’s hand smothered in paint… okay and maybe their little bottoms buckled to the chair {smirk}… but the outcome is adorable.

My mom’s absolute favorite is the cardinal bird. Here in Ohio I see them everyday in my backyard. Such beautiful birds!

But you know, these handprint red birds (or any color) would be perfect for kid crafted Mother’s Day gifts too… just saying!

By the way, I did so many crafts over the holidays that I really wanted to share and just ran out of time. So if you see a Christmas craft here in July don’t judge…

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own red bird handprint art canvases:

  • Kids… it’s just not as cute if it’s your hand. {grin}
  • White canvas (you can get a 8×10 for about $7 at your local craft store)
  • Paint colors: red, brown, black, yellow and silver (if you want snowflakes)
  • Paint brushes
  • Optional: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch to make a stencil

Easy how to steps to make your own red bird handprint art:

  • Paint your child’s hand with red paint, making sure to get in any creases.
  • Apply to canvas quickly, lightly pushing on their hand to make sure all areas touch the canvas. (Wash little one’s hand… like you need me to tell you!)
  • Using black, let your child paint on legs and a dot for the eye.
  • Using brown, let your child paint whispy tree branches.
  • Using yellow, let your child paint a triangle for the beak.
  • Using silver, let your child stencil on a snowflake using the template you made from the punch.
  • Sign it! Let your kiddos write their name at the end of the wing tip and don’t forget the year.
  •  Tip: Let the canvas dry a few minutes in between each color/application if your child’s hand might brush wet paint. The canvas isn’t very forgiving.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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