Spring has begun, and these lollipops are a celebration of the colorful season. Simple, pretty, and super fun, Jollypops are the perfect treats to make with friends! I first made these delicious pops with my pals Parker, Darcey, and Lou, who have all been in past Wondermint episodes. We made super colorful lollipops, snuck a few Jolly Ranchers while we worked away on creating our beautiful pop, and took some of the pictures you will see below. Parker & I have also made shamrocks made with melted Jolly Ranchers for St. Patrick’s Day (see photos at bottom of post). They were a big hit in our classroom! You can find out how to make your own Jollypops below. Have fun!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In celebration of the first day of spring, my friends Flora, Kiera and I made FLORAL FRUIT KABOBS. These are perfect for picnics and kid parties and are easy to make. Just follow the steps below. READ MORE…
In this short video, I made Floral Fruit Kabobs with my very good friend, Flora. These are not only fun to make, they’re a super healthy craft that you can eat, too! You can use strawberries, bananas, melon, or any kind of your favorite fruit to make a flower fruit kabob! This makes a great party favor for birthdays & baby showers!
Be sure to check out my blog post to see the written directions and some beautiful photos of this project. And, if you’re looking for another way to do fruit kabobs, check out our red, white and blue fruit kabobs post & video.
LEVEL: EASY WARNING: Parents or an adult must supervise edible flower choices.
Today on Wondermint Kids, my friend Asha and I made adorable edible flowers pots inspired by some we saw when we had tea at American Girl. You’re probably wondering how you can eat these flower pots…well, you can’t eat the pot, but we found some *edible flowers and added crumbled brownies and chocolate cake to create “dirt”. Herbs like mint and wheat grass can make for some really neat-looking pots, too. See the instructions and photos below.
These paper mache hearts make a great party favor, birthday craft or Valentine’s Day decoration or gift. Today I made them with my friend Asha. They are a super easy and quick craft to make. If you know a teacher send them this idea. They’ll love it.
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
lavender & rosemary make the table smell, great too
Level: Easy Materials: Reusable glass or jar; strip of burlap or ribbon or fabric; string; name card flags (free template provided below): glue stick; pen; herbs.
Holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah, are a great time to get fancy with decorating a table for family and guests. And, this week’s craft can help kids make professional-looking table settings! This craft is super easy & quick and it doubles as name cards for your guests and party favors that they can take home. You can read this post for directions or watch me make one of these place cards on How To Make Cool Place Cards VIDEO.
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.
*Chocolate will need to be warmed in microwave or stovetop (parent supervision required)
Today on Wondermint Kids, my friend, Mia A., and I are making Chocolate Lovely Pops. Some people call these heart-shaped chocolate lollipops. We flavored ours with shredded coconut, M&Ms, Rice Krispies, sea-salt (for my Mom!), sprinkles (for me!), and almonds. You can also try dried fruit or other cereals. And, don’t forget to check out our How-To Make Lovely Pops Video to see Mia and I in action.
Look below to see the recipe my mom typed up and how ours turned out. Aren’t they cute?!