Category: Kid's Arts and Crafts

DIY Felt Valentine Heart Bookmarks

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Make some simple heart shaped bookmarks for the book lovers in your life this Valentine’s Day.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut two large hearts and a small heart from felt.
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2. Glue the top of a paper clip to the bottom of one of the large hearts.
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3. Glue the second large heart over the top, sandwiching the paperclip in between the two hearts.
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4. Glue a smaller heart over the large heart.
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How to Make a Ribbon Headband Holder

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Little girls have the most adorable hair accessories but all those accessories can make a huge mess. Tame some of the mess with this headband organizer.

Difficulty level: Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Ribbon
Lace ribbon
Buttons
Scissors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Glue the lace ribbon to the edge of a sheet of felt, with about an inch of the ribbon at the top.
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2. Cut the lace ribbon, leaving about an inch of ribbon at the bottom. Fold the end over the end of the felt and glue it to the back. Repeat with the other end of the ribbon.
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3. Cut the felt along the side of the lace ribbon.
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4. Cut two strips of ribbon, one strip about twice the width of the lace ribbon and the other strip 2-3 inches long.
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5. Create a loop from the 2-3 inch strip of ribbon.
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6. Glue the loop to the top of the lace ribbon.
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7. Taking the spool of ribbon, glue one end to the lace ribbon strip where the ribbon loop is glued in place.
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8. Glue the middle of the other strip of ribbon over the meeting of the other strips of ribbon.
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9. Turn the strip over, fold the ends of the small piece of ribbon to the back and glue in place.
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10. Create a loop with the ribbon still attached to the spool and glue it at the base. Glue the loop to the lace ribbon, about a half an inch from the base of the loop.
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11. Continue making loops and gluing until you have come all the way down the strip of lace ribbon, about six loops.
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12. After the last loop, cut the ribbon from the spool, leaving about an inch of ribbon past the end of the lace ribbon strip.
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13. Fold the end of the ribbon under the strip and glue in place.
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14. Glue the button to the top of the headband holder.
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How to Make a Felt Heart Ornament Tutorial

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Dress up your space with these festive, felt hearts! They’re easy to make and add a lovely, seasonal touch to your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

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

Things to do:
1. First, you need to cut some felt strips. Cut them 1-inch wide and the length of the piece of felt. You’ll need two strips for every ornament.
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2. Cut your two felt strips in half.
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3. Next, we’re going to make our heart shapes. Apply a drop of hot glue to the end of your felt strip and fold the ends together, creating a heart.
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4. Do the same thing with your next two felt strips, but slide the first heart down the center, linking them together with the glue.
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5. To make your heart ornament nice and sharp, apply a drop of hot glue at the bottom of the hearts and pinch them together.
6. The final step is adding a hanger. Cut a 10-inch piece of ribbon and use hot glue to attach the ends. Slide it down the center of your top heart.
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How to Make a Rope Keychain

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Add a little flair to your keys with a few supplies you probably already have at home. Mix and match different colors of embroidery floss.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Twine
Embroidery floss
Key ring

Things to do:
1. Cut a length of rope and fold it in half.
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2. Tie a knot of embroidery floss around the twine, near the unfolded end.
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3. Wrap the floss around the rope until it gets to the desired length and weave the end back in.
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4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining colors.
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5. Fray the ends of the rope by pulling apart the strands.
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6. Put the keychain on the loop end of the rope and tie it in a knot.
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Pretend Play Teabags Tutorial

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Sew some teabags for the next tea party. This project is a perfect scrap buster project.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Bakers twine
Stuffing
Thread
Sewing machine
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut the teabag and the label pieces.
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2. Fold the teabag in half, with the right sides together.
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3. Leaving the top open, sew up both sides.
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4. Flip the teabag right side. Be sure to poke the corners out.
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5. Repeat steps 2-4 for the label.
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6. Cut a length of bakers twine, insert one end in the top of the teabag, and sew the top shut along the top line.
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7. Insert the other end of the twine in the open end of the label and sew the label shut.

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Pom Pom Coasters Tutorial

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Make these colorful fun coasters to add a pop of color to your table. Add pom poms randomly or add the pom poms in a pattern for a fun look.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Pom poms
Scissors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Trace a circle on a piece of felt.
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2. Cut two circles from felt.
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3. Glue the two circles together.
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4. Glue a single pom pom in the center of the circle.
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5. Glue 6 pom poms surrounding the center pom pom and then 12 pom poms surround those.
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6. Continue adding pom poms until you are satisfied with the size of the coaster.
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7. Trim the excess felt from under the pom poms.
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DIY Candy Conversation Heart Valentines

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Looking for a cute Valentine’s Day craft to do with your kids? These foam conversation hearts are fun and involve several different skills, including cutting, gluing and sewing. Your kids will love making them for all of their friends!

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

Things you’ll need:
Foam
Foam hearts
Embroidery floss
Needle
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by cutting out two identical heart shapes. To make a symmetrical pattern, fold your foam in half and cut out a ‘half heart’ shape.
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2. Use a needle and embroidery floss to secure the two hearts together. Leave 2-inches open, so you can fill the heart with treats!
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3. Secure foam conversation hearts on the front to decorate your heart – You can either use hot glue or simply pull off the sticker on the back!
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4. Fill your heart with little surprises, like candy or conversation hearts!
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DIY Tetris Puzzle Cube

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Handmade toys are the best gifts! Make your own tetras-inspired puzzle cube to give to any tetris lover in your life.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 3 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Wooden cubes
Food coloring, paint, or liquid watercolors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Dye the cubes in the chosen colors (4 red, purple, yellow and 8 blue, green).
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2. Let the cubes dry completely.
3. Hot glue the yellow cubes together, one at a time, in a “z” shape. Line up the edges and be careful to keep the cubes straight as you go.
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4. Repeat for the remaining colors, in their subsequent shapes.
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5. Interlock the shapes to create a cube, using the photos as a guide.
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DIY Tiny Tin Chalkboard Storage Case

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Create a fun chalkboard and storage case in one for your little one to take on the go! This chalkboard is reusable, and easily recreated once it encounters inevitable wear.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Tin mint box/tin craft box
Chalkboard paint
Cardstock/posterboard/thin cardboard
Craft glue
Paint brush
Small scrap of felt

Things to do:
1. Paint an area large enough to cover the top of your tin, using your chalkboard paint on thin cardboard. This may require 2 coats of paint to create a smooth, streak free chalkboard surface. Allow to fully dry.
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2. Trace the top of your tin on to your painted are once your paint is dry.
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3. Cut out your traced area.
4. Using craft glue, glue your cardboard to the top of your tin. We placed a heavy book on top of our tin to keep the cardboard flat against the top of the tin while drying. Allow to fully dry.
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5. Cut a small piece of felt to use as a chalk eraser and store along with chalk inside of your tin.
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DIY Golden Snitch Harry Potter-Inspired Ornament

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Use this simple DIY for a super easy peasy Harry Potter inspired ornaments. This is a fabulous craft idea for children to whip up for the Christmas Tree or to give to their favorite Potter Head!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 10 minutes + dry time
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Christmas ornament
Mod Podge
Gold glitter
Paint brush
White Wire Garland
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Using your paintbrush, brush an even coat of mod podge onto your ornament.
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2. Sprinkle with gold glitter, covering all bare spots. Allow to fully dry.
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3. Cut two pieces of garland for your wings. This will depend on the size of wings you desire for the size of ornament you have chosen. We used around 6 inches per wing.
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4. Bend your wire garland into a wing shape. This is super simple!
5. Attach your wings to each side of your ornament using hot glue.
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