Category: Kid's Arts and Crafts

Kid Friendly Popsicle Stick Picture Frame Tutorial

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This is the perfect rainy day project for kids. They’ll love following the pattern and using glue to build a frame for photos that are precious to them.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

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

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the base. Glue three popsicle sticks together, side by side. Add two popsicle sticks laying flat on top of the base, with a popsicle stick sandwiched in the middle, standing on its side.
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2. For the frame, glue together two sets of two popsicle sticks and stand them up on either side of the base.
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3. Next, glue two popsicle sticks on top of the frame, creating a square.
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4. Now it’s time to add the second layer of the frame. Glue four more popsicle sticks, following the square pattern.
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5. Trim your photo to fit the frame and display it proudly!
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How to Make Felt Succulents

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This trendy take on felt makes for the perfect Spring activity! Have fun playing with different colors and shapes to create a whole garden of succulents that don’t need to be watered!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the center of your succulent. Cut a 1/2 inch strip of felt and run a line of hot glue down the center. Roll it tightly, angling the felt slightly to add depth.
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2. Next, cut out the leaves of your succulents. The number you use is up to you! I cut two different sizes to add a more realistic look to my succulent.
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3. Glue them onto the center you rolled, starting with the smaller leaves and working out to the larger ones.
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4. Fold the leaves back gently, opening up the succulent.
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Lollipop Bunnies Tutorial

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It doesn’t need to be Easter to appreciate the cute spring bunny! Delight young party guests with these quaint party favors – lollipop bunnies. Once they’re done admiring them… they can eat them.

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

Things you’ll need:
Pink pom poms
Felt
Assorted pipe cleaners
Pink grosgrain ribbon or other embellishments for the neck
Two 1 1/2 ” Styrofoam balls
Assorted googly eyes
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Large lollipops
Clear tape

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Things to do:
1. Tape the top of the wrapper to the back of the lollipop.
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2. Slip the Styrofoam balls onto the sticks. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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3. If making two bunnies, cut out four feet shapes from your felt. You can create these in any shape you desire.
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4. Glue two of the feet together so that they’re a double thickness. This helps with stability, so the bunny stands up.
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5. Glue the feet to the bottom of the lollipop wrapper.
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6. Glue on the eyes and nose.
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7. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and bend to create two ears.
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8. Push the ears into the Styrofoam.
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9. Glue on any embellishments you create or have handy, for the bunny’s neck.
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DIY Trolls Headband

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This is a fun and inexpensive way to update your kids’ dress-up bin! Make several in different colors and have the little ones help you decorate the headbands for an added touch of fun!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Headband
Ribbon
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Tulle
Scissors
Flower embellishments

Things to do:
1. The first step is covering your headband in ribbon. Use a drop of hot glue to attach the end of your ribbon directly to the headband. Wrap the ribbon around the headband until the entire surface is covered. Cut the ribbon and use hot glue to secure it.
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2. Next, cut seven pieces of tulle, all measuring roughly 2 ft.
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3. Now we’re going to attach the tulle to the headband. Fold a single strip of tulle in half and lay the headband on the center. Bring the ends of the tulle down through the center fold and pull up until the knot tightens. Repeat this step with all 7 strips of tulle.
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4. Create a ponytail look by tying a piece of ribbon around the center of the tulle.
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5. The final step is embellishing your costume. Use hot glue to secure little flowers along the headband and in the tulle.
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How to Make a Spring Bunny Hair Clip Tutorial

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She’ll love this adorable bunny clip. Perfect all spring long, the clip looks more difficult to make than it is! Loops of ribbon, a couple of google eyes and craft poms, and you’ve got it made!

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

Things you’ll need:
Two sizes (5/8-inch, 1/4-inch) of white ribbon:
White pom poms
Pink pom pom
Pink grosgrain ribbon
Assorted googly eyes
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Metal barrette
Needle
Thread

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Things to do:
1. Thread your needle and knot one end. Leaving the ribbon on the spool, create a double-looped bow a little larger than your barrette. Slip the needle into the center, but don’t pull it all the way through.
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2. Continue looping ribbon, about the same size as the first loops, pushing the center of the loops on top of the needle.
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3. Continue with at least 4 loops on each side, as shown.
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4. Sew through the middle now, securing all the loops. Clip the thread and the ribbon.
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5. Cut two pieces of the larger white ribbon to 5 inches long.
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6. Fold them into “ears” as shown, gluing them together at the bottom.
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7. Glue the ears to the back of the bow you finished in step 4.
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8.Glue on the eyes and nose pieces.
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9. Create a little bow or another embellishment for the top.
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10. Glue the embellishment in place.
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DIY Rustic Woodland Fox Ornaments

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These sly little foxes are so cute that no one would suspect they would be interested in devouring a farmer’s chickens. Use these as magnets or drill a hole in the top, thread some twine through, and hang.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Small wood slices
Orange paint
Brown paint
Black paint
Bristle paint brushes
Magnets
E6000
Pencil

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Things to do:
1. Draw a rounded “Y” shape on the wood slices.
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2. Paint the brown paint, mixed with a little orange, as shown. You might want to allow this to try and do a second coat.
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3. Paint three dots for eyes and a nose. If you’d like to use these as magnets, glue the magnets to the back. Alternatively, you can drill a hole in the top and thread twine through it for a hanging-style ornament.
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DIY Cork Owls Tutorial

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These cute critters make the perfect rainy day craft to do with kids. Give them felt sheets in different colors and a bottle of glue and watch their imaginations run wild.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Corks
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out the felt pieces for your owl. Start with the mask – I cut out a rectangle, rounded the edges, and cut a “v” shape out of the center.
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2. Next comes the eyes. Cut two circles out of felt. They should be a shade darker than your mask.
3. To cut the perfect beak, snip a triangle off of the corner of your felt sheet.
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4. The final felt shape is the wings. Cut two identical tear drop shapes. They should be as long as the cork you choose to use.
5. Complete your owl by using glue to attach all of the felt pieces to your cork.
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How to Make a Frog Ribbon Hair Clip

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When is a bow a frog? When you think about it a little differently! Add some google eyes to a basic zig-zag bow and suddenly you’ll have a cute ribbon frog to pin to your lapel. This one is created on a pin back, but you can also add it to a barrette if desired.

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

Things you’ll need:
Green grosgrain ribbon
Pink grosgrain ribbon
Assorted google eyes
Pinback
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Needle with large eye, and perle cotton thread

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut a piece of the green ribbon to about 30″ long. Fold the right side over as shown, as the start of your zigzag bow.
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2. Loop the long end back toward the right side.
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3. Fold the long edge toward the back.
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4. For the final time, loop it around to the right again.
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5. Adjust the loops so the top to are pointing upwards as much as possible. Insert your needle and thread from the back, and start sewing a running stitch down the middle.
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6. Your bow will look like this, once the running stitches are sewn.
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7. Cinch the center and wrap the thread around a couple of times. Tie off in the back.
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8. Cut a piece of the pink ribbon and glue in the middle, as shown. Next, glue the google eyes to the two top loops.
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9. Glue the bow to the pin back or barrette.
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Easy to Make Felt Envelope Tutorial

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Tuck some treats into this easy-to-make felt envelope, or use for special notes that you can tuck into a lunchbox or backpack.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Two colors of felt
Embroidery floss
Scissors
Needle with large eye
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Two buttons
Pins
Paper
Pencil
Felt envelope template

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Things to do:
1. Trace the felt envelope template onto your felt, and cut out.
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2. Pin together as shown. Thread your needle and knot one end.
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3. Using a running stitch, stitch down the overlapped section as shown.
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4. Fold one end up and stitch in place, being careful not to stitch through the front of the envelope.
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5. Stitch a button in the center top, as shown. To check placement, fold the top down to see where you’ll want this button to go.
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6. Stitch the other button to the top as shown. Leave the embroidery floss long, so that it can be wrapped around the lower button to close it shut. If desired, warm up your hot glue gun and glue hearts and other decorations in place to embellish your felt envelope.
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How to Make a Popsicle Stick Picnic Table

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This miniature popsicle stick table is the perfect seasonal addition to your fairy garden display. It also makes a great rainy day project for children! Just substitute the hot glue for craft glue and let your older kids have fun assembling the pieces!

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

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

Things to do:
1. First, you need to create the base of the table. Form two “X” shapes and secure them with hot glue. Then glue a popsicle stick horizontally just below the intersection.
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2. Next, create the top of the table by gluing six popsicle sticks together.
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3. Create the benches by gluing two popsicle sticks together.
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4. Now you get to assemble your pieces! Start by attaching the benches to the bases. When the glue is dried, your table should stand up on its own. Complete the projects by attaching the table top.
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