Painted Pasta I had received so many nice comments about the last two cards (first card, second) using pasta, that I decided to show a bit of what I have been making....I have had a lot of fun painting this pasta bows! I think is one of the things that really push your creativity! (: He recibido muchos lindos comentarios sobre las útlimas dos tarjetas (primera tarjeta, segunda) en las cuales he usado pasta, es por esto que he decido mostrarle un poco lo que he estado haciendo!! I dont know if it is notable in the photo but the one in the middle have glitter is the one that I used in my lastest card. Hope you liked and get some inspiration! I would love to see your! Me encantaría ver los suyos!
Stitch Along Inspiration The Doodle Stitch Along keeps movin’ along, and we’re really enjoying all the photos in the flickr group. There’s lots of creativity and variations on the designs! In the spirit of different stitch styles, I thought I’d share some of our recent Etsy embroidery favorites. Zodiac Constellation hoops by Miniature Rhino: Christina Romeo’s EVIE Watercolor and Thread Illustration: One Man Wolf Pack by Sweet Dissapointment: Happy Little Camera Strap Slip Cover by KnittyBitties: tmi Embroidered Art by myneedlehabit: Festive Flock Pattern by SeptemberHouse: Recent Articles Categories
Stuffed Sock animal Gadgets This is actually quite a good idea! Colored Milk Craft This is a fun activity I think we’ll be repeating a lot. Have you ever tried this with your kids? It’s a lot of fun, the colors and movement are beautiful! I’ll have to catch it on video next time around. copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved DIY Treasure Stone Pirate Craft | ImpressYourKids Ever since Asa’s pirate party, I’ve wanted to make these Treasure Stones I heard about from Kid Concoctions. Today, I felt like making something fun and decided to try them with the kids. I think the idea got in my head because Asa wore his pirate hat and pirate sword for most of the morning. He walked around saying things like, “Arrrgh, Mateys! Welcome to yer ship!” For such a cool craft, the ingredients are pretty easy… 1 cup coffee grounds 1 cup water 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 1/4 cup sand Mix and then form dough into balls. Then roll your treasure back inside the dough and form it into a ball. While we were waiting for the Treasure Stones to cook, we read a story from the Jesus Storybook Bible. So, to help us remember this, we learned Matthew 6:21, “Your heart will be where your riches are.” If you have a little pirate (or a pirate princess), they will love this activity! Have you entered to win a Seeds Family Worship CD set? Like this post?
paper-mache easter eggs For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs. I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside. I like things you have to destroy to open. You’ll need: water balloons (they make the egg-iest shape)white tissue paper (one sheet will make about three eggs)colorful tissue paper (one sheet will make many eggs, so you don’t need much)a 3/4 inch hole puncha paint brush you don’t care much aboutliquid laundry starcha sturdy shot glass to hold your egg while you’re working with ita way to hang the balloons to dryenough time to let these dry overnight, and a few hours to let them dry after filling and sealing them (you’ve been warned) Note: I tried a few variations on the starch. Why the loop?
Make silhouette family gift tags. - Mod Podge Rocks! I went to a baby shower recently where a lot of people had tied small items onto their gifts. It’s not a new concept, but it got me thinking about doing the same thing and incorporating Mod Podge. I had some new chipboard shapes from Maya Road and some wood ovals, so I decided to throw a silhouette craft together – gift tags that could also be used as ornaments for any time of year. I have to categorize this as a definite stashbuster project, as I used paint, fabric scraps and ribbon I already had in addition to the chipboard shapes. Gather These Supplies Unfinished wood ovalsFolkArt Acrylic Paint – Asphaltum, Calypso Sky, Citrus Green, Jamaican Sea, Patina, Yellow Citron, Yellow Ochre, Wrought Iron (colors I already had)Mod Podge Fabric and MatteFabric scraps – I used two from Jo-Ann, Couleur Vie from Brenda Pinnick and Sun Drop from Dena DesignsMaya Road Chipboard Mini Set – PortraitRibbon – coordinatingPaintbrushesScissorsHot glue gun – I love my Imaginisce i-bond cordlessPencil
Rainbow Bubble Snakes Summer is here and our family is SO excited! The kids are planning and scheming about what we are going to do this summer. Love it! The best part is they are easy to make and use things that I had laying around my house. Start by cutting the bottom of the water bottle off. Pour some dish soap into a shallow container with a little bit of water and gently mix. We decided to add some color to the bubble snakes with food coloring. Annika added a rubber band to hers as well as the tape. Rainbow snakes were definitely a hit in our house! Please remind your kids to blow air out not suck air in! Walking on Eggs Packing Peanut Experiments Exploding Peep Geysers Shooting Water Experiment Exploding Art Free Printable Lunchbox Notes, Tags & Stickers Aug13 by Cindy Hopper Start the school year off with these free lunchbox notes, tags and stickers. Encourage your kids to eat their fruit with a fun label that reminds them how special you think they are. Fruit Label Download Download the fruit labels, print on card-stock and cut out with a 2 inch circle punch. Punch a small hole in the top of the tag and loop a rubber band through the hole. If you are sending cut up fruit in a baggie, print the labels on a 1-up piece of sticker paper (found at a copy shop like Kinkos or Office Max) and stick your labels to your bags. Make you own custom lunchbox notes If you want to send a note to tuck into your child’s lunchbox these labels can be customized by you. Custom Lunchbox Notes Download You might write a joke (you can tell them the answer when they get home), ask a question or provide encouragement for an event at school that day.
page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. If you’re loving the toothy monster vibe, check out these simple monster heating bags, filled with rice or wheat and entirely microwavable, to keep toes or fingers or tummies warm during the chilly winter months. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.
say YES! to hoboken: Craft Roundup Some great projects and crafts I’ve seen around: DIY Flower Crown from Bleubird Confetti Invitations on Oh Happy Day Crepe Paper surprise carrots at Martha Stewart Birthday Party in a Box at You Are My Fav Easter Hunt bags at Purl Bee copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved