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Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts

Friday, July 19, 2019

Fish Craft for Summer

Gone Fishing!

What a fun craft for the kids to make during the summer. On the days it's too hot out and we are stuck inside it is the best time to make a craft! 



  1. Get all materials ready on a washable surface. 
  2. Cut our a fish shape from one color of construction paper, and a bobber shape out of a white paper. 
  3. Paint the top and bottom of the bobber red. We did both sides so when we hang it up it can spin around. 
  4. Next paint and decorate the fish, on both sides if you would like. We used a sponge roller to create a splattered look on the fish. Next we glued on the glitter just in the spots where the fins would be. We also did glitter for the eyes. 
  5. After all of the paint and glue is dry, use the hold punch to make a hole in the end of the fish and the top and bottom of the bobber. 
  6. Tie the fish and the bobber together and then hang it up!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Bunny Craft With Cotton Balls

Fluffy Bunnies!

  • Colored Card Stock Paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue Stick
  • Liquid Glue
  • Scissors

  1. Draw your bunny shape and cut it out. Use the extra scraps to cut out a nose and whiskers.
  2. Pull apart some cotton balls and use the glue stick to glue on the cotton. Glue some only around the edge of the ears to show some color inside them.
  3. Glue on the eyes, nose, and whiskers using the liquid glue.
  4. Let the glue dry and then hang up your craft!

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Starburst Unicorn Horn Cupcake Decoration

Starburst Unicorn Horn 

  • Starburst Candies (1 will make 2 horns) 
  • Knife

  1. Unwrap a few starbursts and cut them in half. 
  2. Take one half and start to squish, pull, and twist it into a snake like shape. Have each end be thinner and the center be thick. Do this again with another color. 
  3. Take your 2 stretched colors and twist them together. 
  4. Cut your twisted starbursts in half and then you have 2 horns. 
  5. Use these to decorate cupcakes or other sweet treats!
Notes: I used the Starburst FavReds to get all the pink colors!  Click here for the Cone Cake Recipe!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rustic Flower Pot using an Old Fire Pit.

I love having something rustic in my flower garden!


  • Old Fire Pit
  • Drill and bit (if needed)
  • Small Rocks
  • Potting Soil
  • Flowers


  1. Once you have a fire pit. Find a place for it. I will get heavy once it is full of dirt and flowers. I like to put mine in my garden but it would also look nice in front of the garage, or on the patio or deck. 
  2. When it is in its place make sure there is a drain hole in the center. Mine already had one. If yours doesn't, use a drill and a bit to make a small hole (about 1/4"). 
  3. Put some small rocks in the bottom of the pot. This will create some draining. 
  4. Fill the pot with potting soil and then your flowers. I like to put something tall in the center to give it a little height. 
  5. Don't Forget to water each day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tonka Planters

Make a statement with this great idea using your old Tonka equipment.

All you need to do...
  • Find metal Tonka trucks (plastic ones may damage easy)
  • Purchase potting soil
  • Find rocks or bark for the rear of the truck to hold in the soil
  • Fill up soil surrounding any assortment of flowers
  • Water, sun and enjoy!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

DIY Pop Bottle Vase

This is a cute way to use those old glass pop bottles. I used the pick a pop bottles but you could use coke, 7 up, or any other classic glass pop bottle.

  • 1x4 Pine Board
  • Miter Saw
  • Drill
  • Drill Bits
  • Spade Drill Bit
  • Air Nailer & Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Sandpaper
  • Clear Coat Polyurethane 
  • Glass Pop Bottles
  • Flowers and Water
  1. Make sure you have all of your materials ready. 
  2. Measure out how long you will need each board based on the number and height of your bottles. Mark your cutting lines.
  3. Cut your boards to the correct lengths. We cut ours to put them together at an angle. 
  4. Hold the boards together to make sure they fit together and are all the correct length. 
  5. For your top board where the bottle will come through, measure out and mark where you need to drill the holes. 
  6. Make a small hole with a regular drill bit first. Then use a spade bit to make the hole big enough for the bottle top to come through. 
  7. Sand your boards to get out any rough spots and edges. 
  8. Glue and nail the ends together. It will become more sturdy once the glue drys. 
  9. Carefully sand any other spots on the boards. 
  10. Check to see if the bottles will fit into their spots. You may need to sand down the bottom edges of the holes to give a little more space to get the bottles in. 
  11. Once the bottles fit and the glue is dry it is ready for the clear coat. Remove the bottles before painting the clear coat. You could also stain this to match your decor. The natural wood goes well with the decor in our home. 
  12. After everything is dry place the bottle back in their spots.
  13. Fill the bottles with water and add your flowers. 
  14. Use your new DIY decor as a centerpiece for everyone to see. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Spring Bird Kids Craft

 Happy Spring!

This cute spring picture is perfect to bring a little spring into the house. 

  1. Draw and cut out a tree with branches, leaves, clouds, ovals for birds, and beaks. 
  2. Glue on all the parts starting witb the tree, then leaves, clouds, birds, and last beaks.
  3. Add googly eyes on the birds with the luquid glue.
  4. Squeeze glue out along the bottom of the birds and press in you dry grass.
  5. Add a little detail of tree bark with a brown marker.
  6. You can add Happy Spring! or even some little music notes above the birds. Tweet Tweet!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Rainbow and Pot of Gold

Rainbow Finger Prints & Pot of Gold

This was a fun St. Patrick's Day Craft I did with my kids. 


  1. Have all materials ready. I put a small amount of each of the colors of paint on a paper plate so they were ready for the little fingers. 
  2. Cut a pot out of the black paper. Glue it towards the bottom and one side of the white paper. 
  3. Starting with the red paint, make finger prints in a rainbow shape. Continue with the other colors in the order of the rainbow. Wash your hands between each color. 
  4. If you would like you can add some fingerprint shamrocks around the rainbow. 
  5. Using the liquid glue, spread some around the top of your pot. Sprinkle the gold glitter on the glue. 
  6. Keep your artwork laying flat to dry. Hang it up!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Rainbow Fruit Pizza

 Happy Spring!
This is a great treat to make for a spring day. My kids loved the fun rainbow and the fresh fruit.

  • Prepared Sugar Cookies 
  • Prepared Fruit Dip
  • 4 Fruits (Rainbow Colors)
  • Knife
  1. Prepare your Sugar Cookies and Fruit Dip. Click the links to use my favorite recipes. 
  2. Chop your fruit into small cubes. 1/4 cup of each fruit is plenty. I used strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, and blueberries. 
  3. Spread your fruit dip on the cooled cookies.
  4. Add your chopped fruit on top of the dip to create a rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple!
  5. Enjoy!

  • If you don't like the fruit I used, just get something you like of the same color.
  • This is a great treat to make for many occasions. You could use any cookie shape and make it into a fruit pizza. 

The Best Soft Sugar Cookie

I Love These Sugar Cookies!

These are the easiest and best tasting cut out sugar cookie I have had. Everyone I make them for agrees! Best part is that you don't have to chill the dough. 


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉
  2. Use a mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes. 
  3. Beat in eggs and extract. 
  4. In a separate bowl mix baking powder, salt, and flour. Slowly add to the wet ingredients. When the dough becomes to stiff for your mixer, pull it out and finish kneading the dough by hand. 
  5. Do not chill the dough. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your cookies.
  6. Bake at 350℉ for 6-8 minutes. Let cool until firm enough to move to a cooling rack. 
  • If you have to chill the dough just set it out to warm up before rolling it out. 
  • Exchange 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract for 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract for a sweeter cookie. 
  • Start out with 6 minutes of cooking time, add more time as needed. They should be only lightly browned on the bottom for a softer cookie. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Painting Mess Free

My sister did this with her kids for Easter. So Cute!

  • Canvas
  • Paints
  • Plastic wrap
  • Newspaper
  • Paint brush 
  • Black permanent marker


  1. Have all of your materials out and ready to use. Put the canvas on newspaper.
  2. Squirt dots of paint on the canvas.
  3. Place plastic wrap on top of the paint and wrap it around the edges of the canvas.
  4. Let your child rub the paint around. Having the plastic wrap over the paints makes this safe and mess free for little fingers.
  5. After the canvas is all painted, peal the plastic wrap off and let it dry.
  6. To make the bunny footprints, have your child sit in a chair with clean feet.
  7. Paint one foot with white paint. Make sure it is thick so you get the whole footprint.
  8. Stamp the foot on the canvas so their toes are pointing down and there is space for the ears above the heal.
  9. Do the last 2 steps with the other foot or another child's foot. If you have more kids just add 1 foot for each of them.
  10. To add the ears to each bunny, use a paint brush to paint the white long ears first. After that drys a little, add a center pink stripe for the inside of the ears. Use that same pink paint and add a small dot in the center of the heal for the bunny nose.
  11. Once all of the paint is dry you can add the details. Use the black permanent marker to draw a face, write Happy Easter, and add names and ages by each foot.
  12. Hang your canvas and cherish those little toes or you could even give this as a gift.
  • You could do the mess free painting for any occasion and with any colors of paint. 
  • If you do hand or foot prints be ready to clean them off between each. 
  • If your canvas is small enough you could put it into a zip lock bag for the mess free painting. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Bunny Kids Painting

I loved how easy this was. My kids had so much fun doing some finger painting with this project.

  • Small Canvas
  • Washable Paints
  • Stiff Paint Brush 
  • Bunny Stencil
  • White Paint

  1. Get all of your materials out and ready and cover your painting surface when you have kids doing the finger painting. 
  2. Paint the whole canvas with all of the colors you chose. Use light colors first, like yellow. If the colors start to mix to much they will turn brown. 
  3. Let it dry completely. 
  4. Pick the spot you would like to put your stencil. Tape one edge down with painters tape. 
  5. Use a stiff paint brush to paint in the stencil using a tapping motion. Do not have a lot of paint on the brush and be gentle so the brush does not get pushed under the edges of the stencil.
  6. Pull the stencil off when you are done painting.
  7. Let dry and enjoy the artwork through the season. 


  • You could use many different paint colors and stencil shapes for this project. For Example; red, white and blue with a star, greens with a shamrock, kids favorite colors with their initials, etc...
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