RSS Feed

Category Archives: Crafts

Sharpie Easter Egg Decoration Party

Posted on
Sharpie Easter Egg Decoration Party

 Decorating eggs can be so messy especially when you have a group of kids trying to decorate all at once.  Sharpies are the perfect solution.  No wet sloppy dies that get all over everything and tie dye your fingers.  Easy to control markers do the trick.  The best part is what kid doesn’t love sharpies.   We used plastic die able eggs so we could keep them year after year.  The eggs are $1.97 at Walmart for 12 and die just like real eggs.  Not only easy and fun but super cheap. You can do black and white or any color your heart desires.

 IMG_2391 IMG_2392

Easter Topeary Decor

Posted on

IMG_2369

I have been looking for something like this for a few years but have not had any luck so yesterday I made it for myself.  It was very easy project and the eggs would look great in a bowl or jar as well.

IMG_2374

IMG_2337

What you need:

  • Foam Cone
  • Glue Gun
  • Plastic Eggs
  • Moss
  • Planter
  • Paint (spray paint would have been easier )
  • Paint brush

IMG_2344 IMG_2349

Using low temp glue gun I added spots and stripes to the eggs.  They didn’t need to be perfect the randomness of the design is what I wanted.  After the glue dried I painted the eggs with metallic white paint.  I also painted the planter I had with a light uneven coat of silver so the original color was still visible.

IMG_2350

IMG_2353

I then glued the cone to a foam block in the bottom of the planter.  I then randomly glued the eggs to the cone.   Then the blank spaces I filled with 2 different mosses.

IMG_2374 IMG_2364

Easy Photo Valentine Cards

Cute and memorable valentines cards for kids.
I just had them hold their arm out and take a picture.  Then then I ordered one hour prints from our local department store. Using  a craft knife to cut a line above and below their hands and side a sucker stick through.  Its crazy how much it looks like they are holding the sucker.  I had to take a few shots because in some of my pictures the camera had trouble figuring out where to focus.

IMG_2269 IMG_2271 IMG_2279 IMG_2288

I had the kids write their names on blank address labels  then placed them on the back.  I was worried they would press to hard if I had them write directly on the photo.  You could add text to the front of the photo or add stickers such as hearts on top.

Spiderman Comic Letter Craft

Posted on

Comic Book Letter

IMG_1026

You just need A wood letter, comic book, paint, foam brush, Mod Podge, , craft knife, and tape.

IMG_1035

First paint the sides.

IMG_1036

Then place the comics where you want them with a painters tape on back.  FYI this could be a quick but took me a while I wanted to make sure I got as many Spiderman images as I could on the letter.

IMG_1038

Then flip over and trim extra.  I used a sharp craft knife.

IMG_1041

I then flipped it back over gluing it with the Mod Podge after removing the tape.

After a few minutes I began placing thin layers on the letter.  I followed the dry time on the container so this took a little time.

IMG_1059 IMG_1205

We used the letter for my sons birthday party but later became a cute piece of art in his room.

Comic Book Room Art

IMG_1059

When my son requested a Super Hero birthday party this year I knew just what had to be done!

The hardest part of this project was finding just the right comic book.  I found some at the dollar store but they were not very vibrant and did not have many images of Spiderman on them. I then went to a discount comic book store and found real books that had vibrant colors and thick glossy pages. The price was not bad either and my older son enjoyed reading it first.  The best part is that it will make a wonderful addition to my sons superhero room that is in the planning.

IMG_1026

You need:

Basic wood letter

Comic Book

Modge Modge

Foam Brush

Paint Pen

 Knife

Painters Tape

IMG_1035

First I painted the edges with a paint pen.  You can use any kind of paint or sharpie.  Paint pens are wonderful though you don’t need a brush and it dries very quickly.

IMG_1036

Then I started placing the comic pages on the letter.  I moved them around until I had many Spiderman images on the letter.  This can take as long as you want.  If you want you could just place a whole page on and not be worried with where the images fall.  I on the other had took a little more time and tried to make as many Spiderman images as I could on the letter then centering the images so Spiderman’s head was not cut off.  I used the painters tape to attach them in place until I was ready to glue them down.

IMG_1038

after I filled the whole letter I flipped it over on my cutting mat and cut the excess paper away.

IMG_1079

The next step is to take the modge podge and put a thin layer on the wood.  Placing the image back in place.  After you run your foam brush with more modge podge right over the top.  It dries clear just make sure it does not go on to thick.  You then repeat several layers after each dries.  I did 3 coats on mine.

IMG_1205

I think it turned out great and my older son is now requesting a Star Wars letter for his room.  I guess I will be heading back to the comic book store real soon.

Bowling Birthday Party Treats

Posted on

IMG_9913

I love these large goodie balls. The best part is they are so large that if you wanted you could put a small lunch right inside. We had My sons party at a bowling ally so we could only do take home treats but I can see using them for mini sandwiches with chips and drink right inside.  What a super fun way to feed a group!

Its very cheap and simple to make.

I bought the 99 cent plastic balls at Party City and spray paint for plastic.  I then sprayed 2 light coats.  I had 2 that the paint crackled on where the sicker residue was not fully removed but other than that they looked great.  They were also bumping into each other and being rolled around by the kids and the paint stayed on.

DSC01101 DSC01106

If you stop here you have great cannon balls for a pirate party!

DSC01110

We however were making bowling balls so we needed one more tough.  I had Avery circle stickers left over from a past project so I just placed 3 on each they stayed on wonderful and were the perfect size.

DSC01107

Now you can tell just how large they are each had a Capri Sun, Oreos, Goldfish crackers and 2 Air Heads.

IMG_9911

 I saw this wonderful idea on Pinterest here is a link to the original.  I just did the holes different but they turned out great! She also has some other cool ideas you could check out.   http://www.dukesandduchesses.com/2013/03/a-bowling-party-bowling-ball-goody-bags.html .

Christmas Cookie Jar gifts

IMG_1742

christmas cookies 002

This time of year its great to have some little gifts for when you need to give just a little something. I love all the baked goods I am given each year but this is such a great idea. They can be enjoyed after the holidays or when you are busy and remember you needed to take something to a party or get together…

christmas cookies 015

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooking oats
3/4 cup M&Ms
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar

On the label

1 large egg1 stick of butter melted1 teaspoon vanillaBake @ 350 for 10-15min

The recipe I used is from http://www.bakerella.com/mix-things-up/ I have used this recipe many times and it’s always great and keeps well in the jars.  I used a avery lable on the bottom of the jar with the directions.  I used a holiday sticker on the front and  painted the lid.