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.
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!
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.
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…
Tired of plain old pencils? Use washi tape to design new ones. Just follow the simple steps below and watch my friend Parker & I on our HOW-TO VIDEO, which shows you how we designed our pencils AND some blank notebooks.
STEP ONE: Place washi tape on pencils in vertical strips or by just wrapping washi around pencils.
STEP TWO: Cut washi tape and, VOILA, you have a beautiful new pencil.
Testing glitter party lips on my favorite drink. Must make a mustache one for Baxter!
Have you ever thought a straw could look more bright, happy, or fun? If so, this craft is just right for you! These homemade paper lips for straws are a great paper craft & d.i.y. (do it yourself) party favor for birthday parties or other celebrations. Also, they are really fast and easy to make. See our HOW-TO VIDEO for proof. READ MORE…