Art Journaling is all the rage in the scrapbooking/ crafting community- so it’s no surprise that someone should come up with an art journal geared toward kids! Artterro has done just that- they’ve created a kid-friendly kit that encourages drawing, writing, doodling, and collage. This kit consists of the mat board bound journal, pretty handmade papers, pocket pages and some really fun idea pages. (Note: you supply scissors, drawing/writing materials, glue etc.) Here’s how the Art Journal kit is described […]
About this time of year, my kids get the itch to start making gifts for friends, teachers, and grandparents. I came up with a kid-friendly craft that will enable them to give a gift they’ll be proud of- and it’s a great way to share those wallet-size photos from school pictures! I used a manual die-cutting machine for this (the Spellbinders Grand Calibur) because my kids, ages 6 and 10, know how to use it independently and frankly the results […]
My kids have been out of school for a week and already they are going a little stir crazy. Here’s a fun, snow day/ sick day/school break craft that will keep them occupied for a while: coffee filter snowflakes! This is an oldie-but-a-goodie craft; they are lovely, but so fragile! We take our version up a notch by adding some sparkle with glitter and then preserving them with laminating so you can treasure them year after year! You”ll need: […]
I posted my review of the ArtTerro Bubble Wand Kit on Friday, and decided to have a little Labor-Day fun! I’ve got a spare kit to giveaway over on the CraftTestDummies Facebook Fan Page…so if you’re “FB Friendly,” head on over and leave a comment for a chance to win. I’ll pick a winner tomorrow morning! *Note- due to to the cost of duties, this is open to US residents only. If you are from outside the US, you can […]
A while back I was offered the chance to review the ArtTerro open-ended, eco-friendly craft kits for kids and we had a great time playing with the Wire and Bead Kit.Â When the kids saw the Bubble Wand Kit, they got really excited. And with some of the hot weather we’ve been having, it was the perfect excuse to get outside, craft, and PLAY! The kit comes with two pre-drilled dowels, two lengths of copper wire, two marbles, and instructions/patterns. […]
Crocs brand shoes is having a contest featuring Croc-a-Doodles craft paint and markers august 1-31 2009. Get your kids crafting their own custom footwear!
So, I’ve been really busy this last week with kid’s classes, too, and I’ve got a few more classes lined up to share with you…. or inspire you to do yourself with your own (grand)kids! First of all, I have one more class at Grand River Beads on July 2nd. We’ll be doing washi-paper beads, and making earrings or bracelets. Then, the last week of July I’ll be reprising my kid’s classes at Stamplistic, offering Polymer Pendants and Shrinky Charms […]
Well, here we are, Easter is over, and now we have copious amounts of those annoying plastic Easter eggs. (Well, actually we’re down a few because Ginger the cock-a-poo has discovered their charms!) But anyway, even if you don’t have scads on hand, they’re on sale everywhere for cheap, cheap, cheap! So here’s a coupla good reasons to get crafty with ’em…. Make your own Egg Rattle Snake complete with rattler! If you’ve got a dremel or drill handy, this […]