Constellation Jar I asked Amy of This Heart of Mine for a project that would be fun for kids or adults. I love that she thought of star-gazing! We’re so far into the countryside, that the stars here are outrageously bright. It’s awesome! — Gabrielle Star gazing is one of my favorite things. Jennifer's Little World blog - Parenting, craft and travel: Realistic play food for the toy kitchen While I lust after a full size wooden toy kitchen, complete with not only pots and pans but also the full range of play food, space and finances dictate that we have to make do with something a bit smaller. We have the Mini Sizzlin' Kitchen from Early Learning Centre, which actually is ideal as it doesn't take up too much space and everything fits neatly inside. I've already livened it up by adding generous amounts of dried pasta, and now I've increased the range of dishes that can be cooked with some simple play food inserts for the saucepans. All you have to do is search Google images for some close up pictures of different types of food. Print out in colour and cut them out into a circle slightly smaller than the inside of the pan. If you want them to last a bit longer you can laminate them or back them with cardboard.
Festive Stars made from Recycled Drinks Cans November 1st, 2011 I’m preparing for a couple of craft fairs (details coming soon) at the moment and decided to have a go at making some Festive decorations by recycling some drinks cans I’ve been collecting. I found this tutorial the other day and thought I could adapt it to me own needs. toast/toasty I have mentioned before how much I love Toast. And this latest catalog was fantastic. Of course, there were a couple of photos that really caught my eye. Ahhh...I love this photo. Drink Coasters from Tiles + Paper A few weeks ago I partnered with one of my favorite photographers, Melody Melikian, for a craft photoshoot! This gal has some serious talent when it comes to capturing emotion, colors and those special candid moments in her pictures. We organized a little outdoors craft workshop where we made coasters, drank lemonade and enjoyed crafting out in the wilderness for a change. We had a blast and I love how the pictures turned out!
Origami for Kids: Easy Models Great for Beginners: origami animals, paper airpla This Origami for Kids section is especially designed for beginners. For a child who has never done origami before, it will take some time before he gets used to the process. Once he has experienced the joy of origami, he will eagerly decipher the origami instructions (called diagrams) by himself. A child as young as 4 years old can fold paper if an adult sits beside him and coaches him along.
How to make a child's apron from your old jeans -Happy Hooligans Turn the leg of an old pair of jeans into an adorable, durable, stain-resistant denim craft apron for kids. If you search the net, you’ll probably find 101 uses for old jeans floating around out there. I have a two favourite denim sewing projects of my own. I make homemade denim bibs for my daycare, and I LOVE turning our old denim pant legs into craft aprons for the kids.
25 Ways Of How To Use Pallets In Your Garden Benches, flower pots, tables, small vertical gardens and even canopies covered with plants. All of them can decorate your garden immediately if you know how to make a simple pallet work. After we’ve shown you how to recycle wooden pallets, we thought it would be a great idea to see a bunch of decorative ideas that can beautify your garden. Moreover, they are easy to assemble and prove to be very functional for your future activities! First of all, what you need to do is to find a pallet. Many supermarkets put them in dumpsters before sending to a recycling center, and you can try to get them for free.
Knitted Bunnies This bunny is so simple as it is made from a knitted square – any size is fine. (This one is in 8ply wool on 4mm needles and 28 stitches across.) With the same coloured wool (I have used contrasting wool here so you can see more clearly) and a very big running stitch – stitch across the middle of the square (fold in half if you want to be accurate.) DIY Woven Rope Basket I'm not sure why I got so set on making a rope basket. I've never made one before. I blame Pinterest and its plethora of cool Autumn-friendly crafts which tricked my brain into thinking it was scarf-knitting time (which is ridiculous, because it was hotter last weekend than it has been all summer in the Bay Area) so I settled on a woven basket which seemed practical and not reliant on weather to use.