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…
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!
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.
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
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…
Do you have a lot of old crayon pieces in the bottom of your drawers or crayon boxes? If so, this is a great craft for you. You can turn your ugly crayons into beautiful new ones. Tie a ribbon around a stack and you’ve got a great party favor or gift for a bestie. To see photos and to read my post on this project, check out HOW TO TRANSFORM CRAYONS INTO RECYCLED ART.
Level: Easy (parent required to use the stove) Materials: Crayons, old muffin tin or silicone baking molds, creativity