Category: Kid's Arts and Crafts

Kid Approved Spring Spool Chicks Tutorial

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Rainy spring days have your kiddos going a little stir crazy? These darling chicks are a great way to add some excitement to play time. They’ll love using paint and glue to create a cute little critter they get to keep.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 6 and up *Younger ages should use white craft glue

Things you’ll need:
Spools
Yellow acrylic paint
Paint brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Feathers
Google eyes
Orange foam sheets

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your spools. Use a paintbrush and acrylic paint to add a fun pattern like stripes or polka dots.
2. Use hot glue to attach two google eyes to the front, center of your spool.
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3. Next, we’re going to make the beak for our chick. Cut a small triangle out of orange foam. Fold the triangle in half, creating a crease down the middle.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the foam beak just below the google eyes.
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5. Trim a 2-1/2 inch piece of feather. Slide it down the center of your spool and use hot glue to hold it in place.
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DIY Felt Easter Carrot Treat Holder

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Have fun sewing this carrot treat holder for yourself or a child. It’s perfect for small sweets or colored pencils for Easter bunch place holder. It’s just the right touch for spring! If you desire, you can add magnets to the back and hang on a magnetic board or the refrigerator.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Orange felt sheet
Green felt sheet
Scissors
Sewing machine and general sewing supplies
Carrot template

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Things to do:
1. Trace the carrot shapes onto the orange felt. There are two parts – one with a convex top and one with a concave top.
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2. Cut your shapes out.
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3. Trace and cut one carrot top shape from the green felt. Using a decorative stitch on your sewing machine, decorate the felt with a design of your choice. Have fun!
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4. This is one way you can machine-stitch your carrot top!
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5. Pin the carrot top to the back of the convex carrot shape, as shown.
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6. Stitch this together. Next, stitch some decorative marks on the carrot, as shown.
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7. Stitch decorative marks on the concave carrot piece as well.
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8. Pin the concave part over the top of the convex part, wrong sides together.
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9. Stitch in place along the two diagonal sides.
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Kid Approved Wooden Spoon Easter Critters Tutorial

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Turn ordinary wood craft spoons into one-of-a-kind friends! Then use your Wooden Spoon Bunnies as Easter decor, place them in Dirt Pudding as a festive touch OR have an afternoon of puppet play with them!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden spoon
Acrylic paint (Grey, Cream, Black)
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Pink and grey felt
Googly eyes
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. Start by painting your wooden spoon either cream or grey. Use a foam brush to apply a thick layer of paint and set it aside to dry.
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2. Next, we’re going to cut out the ears. Fold your grey felt in half and cut out half of an ear shape. Unfold the felt to reveal a perfectly symmetrical critter ear. Use this as a pattern for the second ear.
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3. Cut a smaller version of your grey ears out of pink felt.
4. Use hot glue to attach the pink shapes to the center of your grey ears.
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5. Secure the ears to the back of your wooden spoon with hot glue.
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6. Now we get to make the face of our little critters. Start by using hot glue to attach google eyes to the center of the wooden spoon.
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7. To complete your project, paint a nose, mouth, and whiskers onto the spoon – don’t forget the eyelashes!
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How to Make a Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

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If you’re looking for a fun, educational craft to do with your children, look no further! This cute little bird feeder is easy for kids to make and it can lead to great conversations about nature.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 6 and up *For younger kids, substitute hot glue with craft glue.

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Jute

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the bottom of the bird feeder. Use glue to attach 12 popsicle sticks side by side.
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2. Next, we’re going to start building up. Use glue to attach a popsicle stick on either side of the base. These popsicle sticks should be parallel to one another. After they’re secured in place, add two more popsicle sticks parallel to each other, but on the opposite sides of the base.
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3. Before you continue adding height, glue a popsicle stick to the center of the base, creating a stand for the birds.
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4. Continue the pattern for building until you’ve reached your desired height. My bird feeder is nine popsicle sticks high.
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5. When the glue is dry, cut four pieces of jute, all equal in length
6. Tie the ends of the four corners of the bird feeder and pull them up towards the center, knotting them so they all hang evenly.
7. Hang the bird feeder from the knot and enjoy!
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Bright and Cheery Kid’s Art Pom Pom Monogram Tutorial

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Decorate her or his room with a bright-colored monogram, covered in pom poms! The background paint can match the child’s room, and covered with these bright-colored poms, this monogram can be the centerpiece!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Wooden letter
Assorted bright pom poms
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Sawtooth hanger

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Things to do:
1. Paint your letter and allow to dry.
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2. Once it’s dry, warm up your hot glue gun. Start gluing the large poms in place.
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3. Don’t add just the large poms; keep areas open as shown.
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4. Add the smaller poms around the larger ones.
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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Hair Clip Tutorial

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Show your Irish side! This four-leaf clover is a snap to make, using basic sewing skills. If you’d rather not wear this as a barrette, you may add the clover to a pin back.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Green felt sheets
Green grosgrain ribbon
Barrette
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Card stock
Pencil

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Things to do:
1. Draw a 2-3 inch wide piece of card stock into the shape of an M, as shown. Cut it out.
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2. Trace this four times onto a piece of felt.
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3. Cut out the four pieces of felt. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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4. Glue a piece of ribbon to the barrette. If using a pin back, this step is unnecessary.
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5. Thread your needle, knot the end, and use a running stitch along the bottom of the first shape.
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6. Add the other three pieces onto the same piece of thread, not cutting it between.
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7. Pull the thread to gather the pieces of felt into a circle.
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8. Sew the first piece to the last, resulting in a clover shape.
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9. Glue the barrette to the back of your 4-leaf clover.
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Kid Approved Ice Cream Cones Tutorial

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Whether or not it’s summer, ice cream is always a treat! Craft adorable ice cream cone treats that will never melt. These can be used as package toppers, kitschy lapel pins, or string a bunch together to create a mouth watering bunting for your next party.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Burlap sheet
Large craft pom poms
Small craft pomp poms
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Ruler
A plate
Pencil
Needle with a large eye, and thread *optional
Rotary cutter *optional

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Things to do:
1. Cut 4-inch square pieces of burlap for cones.
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2. Either trace the curve of a plate onto the corner of the burlap and cut with scissors, or use a rotary cutter on a protected surface. Warm up your hot glue gun, unless you plan to sew your cones.
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3. Fold the cone as shown, and either glue or sew into place.
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4. Fill the cone with burlap scraps, and glue a large pom pom to the top.
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5. Add a small pom pom for a cherry on top!
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Popsicle Stick Fairy Garden Doors Tutorial

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Create several of these whimsical using different colors and notions. Go for fun and quirky! You may add magnets to these, or attach them to a canvas for a fun piece of artwork to hang on your wall.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour, includes drying time
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Acrylic paint
Buttons
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Card stock

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Things to do:
1. Decide on the shape of the doors you’d like to make.
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2. Paint the craft sticks as desired.
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3. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut out a piece of card stock slightly smaller than the shape of the door you’re creating, so that the card stock is hidden behind the sticks as much as possible.
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4. Glue the sticks onto the card stock.
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5. Trim and paint some other craft sticks and attach to the doors.
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6. Glue on buttons for door knobs.
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7. Add other embellishments, such as glitter, beads, or sequins.
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How to Make a Frozen-Themed Snowflake Hair Clip

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Let her accessorize with this adorable snowflake hair clip as eek out the last bit of winter fun.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Two colors (light and dark) of narrow blue ribbon
Snowflake ornament
Barrette
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors

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Things to do:
1. Cut 9 pieces of one color of ribbon to 3 1/2 inches, and cut 9 pieces of the other color to 3 inches each. Thread your needle. Put the needle through both pieces, with the smaller on top, but don’t pull the needle all the way through yet.
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2. Loop the shorter ribbon onto the needle as shown.
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3. Loop the larger ribbon onto the needle as well.
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4. Continue looping the other pieces onto the needle, pulling the finished ones down as you work.
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5. After you’ve completed all nine loops, your flower will look like this. Don’t trim the thread yet.
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6. Sew the last petal to the first petal. Tie off the thread and clip. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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7. Glue a piece of ribbon to the top of the barrette.
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8. Glue the flower to the barrette.
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9. Glue the snowflake to the middle of the barrette.
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DIY Sea Creatures Banner Tutorial

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They just keep on swimming! No matter where you hang this sea creatures banner, you’ll be transported to feelings of the ocean and, maybe, the beach.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 – 2 hours
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished whale cutouts
Unfinished dolphin cutouts
Unfinished octopus cutouts
Blue acrylic paint
Paint brush
Scissors http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/products/1302_2533_2473-41429-stainless_steel_scissors.html
Cotton twine
Drill and bit

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Things to do:
1. Decide on the size of the banner. Drill holes in the top of the cutouts.
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2. Paint each sea creature with your favorite color of paint. You’ll need to paint a coat, allow to dry, and paint a second coat. You may also choose to paint the back of the cutouts if desired.
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3. String the cutouts on the twine, and hang!
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