These magnets are super easy to make. Use scraps of thick art paper or magazine paper, cut to the size of glass stones or pebbles. Use Scotch scrapbooking glue to glue the paper to the pebble (place the glue on the side of the paper that you want to show up and through the glass pebble). Watch the HOW-TO VIDEO.READ MORE…
These wood blocks are fun and easy to make. All you need are some scrap pieces of wood. If you don’t have any lying around then you can buy some at the hardware store. They can even cut them to the size you want there. In this post you’ll see some blocks my friend, Darcey, and I made to decorate our rooms. And, don’t forget to check out the How-To-Video.
All photos except the one of us together taken by Darcey and myself. READ MORE…
The rosemary & wood block make great party favors.
In my family, I’m the one in charge of making name cards (some people call them “name plates”) for dinner parties. This year, I went with some super easy, quick ideas. These are great for Thanksgiving, winter holidays or even New Year’s Eve parties.
Dunkable Tea Bag Cookies. What better cookies to serve with tea? I made these with my mom to prepare for a tea with my friend, Cari. Challenge level? This project is definitely more challenging than most of our recipes. You’ll want some help and it takes some patience.
We used Trader Joe’s Sugar Cookie Workshop Mix. Make the cookie dough batter according to the box directions. If you do not have a Trader Joe’s you can use any sugar cookie dough recipe.
We were inspired to make these confetti push-pops after seeing Thimble Press’s version on DesignLoveFest.com. They’re actually super easy and simple to make and customize and, as you can see from the video they are super fun to use. For this craft, friends and 5th graders, Airis & Francesca, came over to help and Parker (4th grade) directed the episode.
Hope you love these as much as we do.
To check out the written directions and photos, please visit the POST.
Challenge Level: Easy
Did you know that smart phone boxes can waste up to 1 billion square feet of landfill (landfill is a section of earth that has been reserved for trash) every year? But they don’t have to. If everyone reused their boxes, they could help avoid taking up landfill and reduce waste. Here’s how I reused a few iPhone boxes I collected from family and friends. When I take something ordinary and recycle it into something cooler, I call it “upcycling”. Make sure you check out my how-to video, too. And, please share this post or video to encourage others to reuse boxes and packaging.
We were inspired to make these confetti push-pops after seeing Thimble Press’s version on DesignLoveFest.com. They’re actually super easy and simple to make and customize and, as you can see from the VIDEO & photos, they are super fun to use. For this craft, friends and 5th graders, Airis & Francesca, came over to help and Parker (4th grade) directed the episode.
I made these with my friend, Parker (who you’ve seen a lot on Wondermint) and my friend Fiona (this is her first time on Wondermint). I’ve been friends with Fiona since we were 18 months old when we took a drumming class with our dads and an art class with our moms. Now, Fiona and I go to the same school and are in the same class. She is really amazing at soccer and she just co-founded a club at our school with our friend, Isabel. The club is called CAMAC (Club Against Marine Animal Cruelty) and I am the Public Relations Officer/Journalist. One day I’ll write a post about CAMAC. Anyways,for this craft, we decided to create OWLS using recycled paper. Hope you enjoy it!
CHALLENGE LEVEL: MEDIUM
Does require hot water and using dye which can stain clothes or furniture.
IMPORTANT TIP: Buy shoes one size larger than your actual size because they will shrink slightly. SEE THE VIDEO HOW TO.
The great thing about being a DIY’er (Do It Yourselfer) is that when you can’t find something the way you like it, you can try to make it yourself. That’s what we did with a pair of plain Toms canvas shoes. I love Toms’ slip-on canvas shoes because they are comfortable and flexible. I use them to dance in and play in. I also love them because every time we buy a pair of their shoes they give a pair of shoes to a child who needs a pair but cannot afford any. And, that’s just plain nice.
We think owls are adorable and fascinating animals to look at. They were even depicted in cave paintings in France 15,000 to 20,000 years ago and appeared in Egyptian hieroglyphics. We are not cave-painting today but we are rock painting! I first made this craft with my aunt Frances and friends Elizabeth and Mason for our friend Markala’s baby shower. All you need are some smooth rocks. Black or white RIVER ROCKS seem to work best and if you don’t have any in your garden you can usually find them on Amazon, at Home Depot or at Michaels. SEE VIDEO HOW TO.
I think owls are adorable and fascinating animals to look at. I first made this rock painting craft with my aunt Frances for her friend’s baby shower. All you need are some smooth rocks. Black or white RIVER ROCKS seem to work best and if you don’t have any in your garden, you can usually find them on Amazon or at Home Depot. Be sure to check out my blog post to see the written directions, resources, fascinating owl facts and some beautiful photos of this project.
My family and I love the concept of making something from nothing. Or, taking something ordinary and making it extraordinary. Earth Day is coming up and that is always a great time to be reminded of all the great things you can make to honor nature or recycle something around the house and transform it into art.
I really want to make this DIY Terrarium project with friends. You can use dinosaur figurines, or horses or fairy figurines to change the look and theme.
Usually on Wondermint, kids teach you how to create, cook, & explore. But this week, a dad (a really big kid at heart) shares tips on how to make really awesome sandwich bag art. Inspired by his two sons, David Laferriere (the sandwich bag artist) draws the greatest cartoons, from worms to robots to even burping blue jays on his kids’ sandwich bags every day. He’s been doing it since 2008 and will keep doing it until they finish high school. Enjoy my interview with David below for some interesting facts & helpful tips for drawing fun Ziploc art!
Hi! Today on Wondermint we are making holiday wreaths. These make great decorations for a door or on a wall. And, if you want you can also use this idea to decorate small photo frames or mirrors. In the photo above I glued paper straws to a cardboard wreath frame from Paper Source. On the HOW-TO VIDEO I glue paper straws onto a small round wood frame that I found at Target. Below, are the directions on how to make that type of paper wreath. READ MORE…
LEVEL: Easy (does require scissors)
Every now and then we like to highlight other crafters out there making amazing things for kids. We are especially fond of the PAPER CITIES that MADE BY JOEL makes for free for kids. If you like to use your imagination and you like to travel around the world (I love it!), then you will like these. Just print the artwork, cut it out, fold, color if you want, and let your imagination take off. I’ve also used these paper cities to make 3-D gift wrap for friends.
This fun video shows kids how to make unique place card settings for special dinners and events. Great for family gatherings or holiday dinners! Don’t forget to check out the photos and read the instructions on my post How To Make Cool Place Cards.
Resources: Reused Spega Yogurt Jars; herbs from Whole Foods and our garden; We used scrap burlap for this craft, but in the past we have bought colored burlap ribbon at Paper Source. Other ribbons, gold pens & glue sticks purchased at Target. Cute name flags from WeddingChicks.com
Boooo! Hello, today on Wondermint Kids we are making Edible Halloween Decorations. These are creepy looking decorations that you can also eat! This craft/recipe only needs a few ingredients to make and it looks super cool (and scary). And, don’t forget to watch our short how-to video for this recipe if you need more help. READ MORE…
Washi tape comes in all kinds of colors and patterns.
We are not wishy washy about WASHI TAPE. We love it and use it for lots of things. Today, my friend Parker and I show kids how to use it to decorate pencils and school notebooks or journals. Just follow the easy steps below and WATCH OUR HOW-TO VIDEO. READ MORE…