Americana Wooden Hanger

With an old wooden hanger a little paint you’ll have a wonderful décor piece Americana style. Materials: One wooden hanger Acrylic paints deep red, dark blue, antique white Large and small detail brush Finishing spray Cardboard cutout heart stencils or store bought one Piece of scrape material 1. Paint entire hanger with two coats of […]

The Old Man is Sleeping Door Hanger

This is funny gift idea for Father’s day that will make him smile. Dad will also find it useful in helping him get some much deserved rest!! Materials: One wooden door hanger Black, white and yellow acrylic paints Small detail brush Medium brush Black permanent marker or paint pen Finishing spray if desired 1. Start […]

Mother Natures Memo Board

Materials: One cork memo board Hunter green and white acrylic paint Medium and thin paint brush Black permanent marker Plastic artificial flowers Butterflies Peppercorn Instant glue Plastic head tacks Hot glue and glue gun 1. Start by applying two coats of green paint to wooden frame of cork board. 2. Then paint on green blades […]

Bee Bless–Stings Canister

“Pringles cans can ‘BEE’ recycled” Materials: 1 Pringles can (clean) White tissue paper Acrylic paints: Light yellow, pumpkin orange, cinnamon brown, burnt umber, black mustard yellow Finishing spray Black permanent marker Half white glue/ water solution Large and small detail paint brushes 1. Start by applying the glue/water solution to outside of Pringles then layer […]

Sea Creature Pets

“Here’s a pet no parent will mind you keep and you can make him in minutes with a few shells!” Material: Various Shells Glue Green plastic beads or tiny green pompoms Googly eyes 1. Prepare your materials in front. Choosing one large shell for the base, two small one for your creature and any small […]

I Love Ewe Shadow Box

“A cute Ewe shadow box project for Valentine’s Day or year round display!” Materials: One open frame wooden shadow box pre-sanded * Small detail paint brush Medium paint brush Crimson red, white and black acrylic paint Pencil Small amount of Polyfill stuffing Jute string Glue gun and glue Scissors *I cheated and used a wooden […]

Paint with Children

Here are some different and all time favorite ways to paint with children. Classic Finger Painting All you need is a place to put a few globs paint. Take a few Styrofoam plates or large margarine container lids and pour different colors onto each one. Then let the child swish their hand around in the […]

Plastic Egg Elephant

To work with the eggs easily it requires a bit of adult preparation in advance. The eggs all need holes in both ends to feed the pipe cleaners through. I have found the easiest way to do this was to use a soldering iron and lightly poke a hole in each end of eggs being […]

American Paper Flag

“Simple Kids July Paper Flags That are fun and easy as pie.” Materials: Red, blue, and white construction paper Glue stick Craft scissors Paper hole-punch Shoestring 1. Cut a 4 x 5 inch piece of blue construction paper with craft scalloped scissors. 2. Cut 4 strips 1 x 12 inches and 3 strips 1 x […]

Little Handprint

This craft is a cute one for even the little crafters in our lives to make for mom or dad. Materials: 4 Popsicle sticks One piece of white foam sheet Poster paints Blue and purple Margarine lid White Glue Pipe cleaner Black marker Pencil 1. Place some blue paint in a turned over margarine container […]

Celebration Fireworks Pencils

“Kids can celebrate the holidays with these simple to make Fireworks Pencils.” Materials: Pencils Red acrylics Finishing spray Egg carton Colorful wrapping paper Small round stickers White Glue Scissors 1. Poke a hole in the bottom cup of the egg carton and fit your pencil in then paint a layer of red acrylic over pencil […]

Funky Crayon Designed Rocks

“Get rocking and decorate your garden bed with these simple to make funky rocks.” Materials: Wax Crayons (florescent colors work best) Black acrylic paints Paint Paint brush Paper towel 1. Use crayons to make any design on your rock you want to. 2. Cover it with design leaving space in between each drawing on rock. […]

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