Category: Kid's Arts and Crafts

Cactus Easter Egg Pot Tutorial

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour, including drying time
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Small terra cotta pot
Wood eggs
Meadow green acrylic paint
Foam brush
Black paint pen
Scissors
River pebbles
Fuchsia tissue paper

Things to do:
1. Paint two coats of acrylic paint onto the wooden egg. Allow the paint to dry between coats.

2. Using the black paint pen, cover the entire egg with angled lines. These don’t have to be perfect, so don’t worry about placement.

3. Using tissue paper, cut 7 circles that are about 3/4″ in diameter. Again, these do not have to be perfect circles.

4. Add a dot of hot glue to the center of one circle.

5. Immediately layer another tissue paper circle on top of the glue dot.

6. Repeat steps 4-5 until you have layered all 7 circles.

7. Fold the circles into the center, creasing it in four angles.

8. Carefully unfold the layers, using your fingers to ruffle the sides so that they look like a flower.

9. Hot glue the flower to the top of the cactus.

10. Add river pebbles to the terra cotta pot, filling up about 3/4 of the pot.

11. Place the cactus inside the pot with the flat bottom facing the pebbles. Begin adding pebbles to the sides of the pot to fill it in.

Continue Reading

DIY Bunny Tail Planters Tutorial


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Tracing tool such as a pen
Oval and circle templates (we used household items like lotion and glue bottles)
4-inch jumbo pom pom
1-inch pink pom pom
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
White felt
Pink felt

Things to do:
1. Using the tracing tool, trace two oval shapes onto the white felt. We used the bottom of a lotion bottle as our templates. You can also draw the feet freehand.

2. Cut the two oval shapes from the felt.

3. Using the tracing tool, trace eight small circles onto the pink felt. We used a glue bottle as our circle template. You can also draw the paws freehand.

4. Cut out the circles.

5. Flip the white felt ovals over so that the tracing marks are not visible. Begin hot gluing the tiny pink circles around the bottom of the foot. Be sure the pink felt is flipped over so that the tracing marks are not visible. You will need four pink circles on each white oval.

6. Continue to hot glue the pink circles until you have four circles on each white felt piece.

7. Hot glue a small pink pompom to the center of the large white pompom.

8. Hot glue each white felt foot to the large white pompom, slightly below the pink pompom.

9. Push the white pompom into the side of the planter.

Continue Reading

DIY Yarn Pom Pom Pencils


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

Things you’ll need:
Pencil (preferably one without an eraser)
Yarn
Small pompom maker
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Grab the pompom maker and connect the two pieces, if they are not already connected. Begin wrapping your yarn around one half of the pompom maker.

2. Continue wrapping until the pompom is nice and thick, then fold the half circle into the pompom maker center.

3. Repeat steps 1-2 on the other side of the pompom maker, then trim the yarn.

4. Cut the loops of the pompom on both sides of the pompom maker.

5. Cut a strand of yarn that’s about 5″ long. Pull the long strand around the center of the pompom maker, then tie a double knot to secure it.

6. Remove the pompom from the pompom maker.

7. Give your pompom a trim, cutting any longer strands including the yarn tails you used to tie the pompom together.

8. Add a dot of hot glue near the end of the pencil, then place the yarn tail on the glue dot. We left a bit of room at the end for sharpening the pencil.

9. Begin wrapping the yarn around the pencil. Pause every few centimeters to push the yarn down the pencil. This will help you avoid any gaps and get a tighter wrap.

10. When you reach the edge of the pencil, add a dot of hot glue to secure the end.

11. Trim away the yarn, cutting as close to the pencil as possible.

12. Trim the yarn tail on the opposite end of the pencil, if necessary.

13. Add a dot of hot glue to the flat end of the pencil.

14. Place the pompom on the hot glue to secure it.

Continue Reading

Spring Chick Wooden Spoon Tutorial


Looking for a fun project to do with your kids? These Spring chick wooden spoons are simple to make and oh-so-cute!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up *Younger ages will need assistance with hot glue gun

Things you’ll need:
Scissors
Wooden spoon
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Google eyes
Yellow paint
Paint brush
Orange foam sheet

Things to do:
1. Paint your wooden spoon with yellow acrylic paint and set it aside to dry.



2. Cut a triangle out of an orange foam sheet and fold it in half. Apply hot glue to the end and attach it to the front, center of your spoon. This will be your chick’s beak.



3. Use hot glue to add two google eyes just above the beak.

Continue Reading

Kid Friendly Spring Bunny Tutorial


Celebrate the season with this festive and fun craft project! These adorable bunnies are simple to make, so they’re perfect for kids! Just swap out the hot glue gun for craft glue and you’re ready to go!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 6 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden plaque
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks or craft glue
Google eyes
Foam sheets (white and pink)
Buttons
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. First, paint your wooden plaque with cream or black acrylic paint. Set it aside to dry.


2. Next, cut your foam shapes. You’ll need a pink heart and two white rectangles. These pieces will be your bunny’s nose and teeth.
3. Use hot glue to attach two google eyes, your heart nose and teeth to the front of your painted plaque.

4. Cut a 14-inch piece of ribbon and tie it in a bow. Use glue to secure the bow to the top of your bunny’s head.

5. Add a button to the center of the bow.

Continue Reading

DIY Pom Pom Easter Bunny Pallet Board Wall Art


Hop into spring with this pompom bunny decoration! This project makes a great rainy day activity for kids – Just swap out the hot glue for craft glue and let your kids great creative!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Pallet canvas
Grey acrylic paint
Paint brush
White pom poms
Pink pom pom
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pencil
Bunny pattern

Things to do:
1. Paint your pallet canvas with grey acrylic paint. Set it aside to dry before moving on to step two.


2. Trace the outline of your bunny pattern onto the front of the pallet board.

3. Use hot glue to secure white pompoms along the outline of the bunny. Don’t forget to add in a pink pompom for the tail!

4. When you’ve finished your outline, use hot glue and fill it in with white pompoms. Try to place the pompoms as close together as possible.

Continue Reading

Wood Spool Easter Bunnies Tutorial

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up, with adult supervision for hot glue gun

Things you’ll need:
Washi tape
Assorted pipe cleaners
Scissors
Sharpies
2 1/8″ wooden spools
1″ pink pom poms
Hot glue and hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Wrap the washi tape around the spool one time, overlapping the ends. Continue to wrap the spool, always overlapping the ends in the same spot.

2. Wrap until you have covered the entire spool.

3. Using a Sharpie, draw a sweet bunny face on the tape. We drew ours on the opposite side of the spool from the overlapped tape ends so it would look neater.

4. Cut two pipe cleaner lengths that are each 4 1/2 ” long.

5. Bend the two lengths in half so that they are shaped like bunny ears.

6. Place both pipe cleaner ears inside the wooden spool, spacing them evenly apart and making sure they are the same height.

7. Place a dot of hot glue in the center to hold the two ears together and to secure them in the spool.

8. Place another dot of hot glue on the back of a pompom.

9. Press the pompom onto the spool, on the opposite side of the spool from where you drew the bunny face. The pompom can hide some of the overlapped washi tape, too.

Continue Reading

How to Make a Unicorn Headband Tutorial


Bring a little magic to your child’s next birthday party or play date with these unicorn headbands! With just a few simple supplies, you can create a fun costume that your little one is sure to enjoy. Let their imaginations run wild with this unicorn headband project!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Headband
Pink felt
Green felt
White felt
White glitter foam
Fabric rosettes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors

Things to do:
1. First, make a pattern for your unicorn horn and ears.


2. Trace the horn pattern onto a piece of glitter foam and the ears onto felt and cut out the shapes.


3. Fold the horn shape into thirds, giving it a circular shape. Use hot glue to hold the folds in place.


4. Cut two strips of felt, measuring 2-inches wide.

5. Wrap the felt around your headband, using hot glue to secure the felt.


6. Use hot glue to secure the horn to your felt-covered headband. Glue the two bottom flaps down, creating a base for the horn. Secure the base to the headband.


7. Use glue to attach the felt ears and felt ear centers together.

8. Fold the ears up around the headband and use glue to secure them.

9. Next, add the flower decorations. Peel and stick the rosettes onto a piece of green felt and cut out around them, creating leaf shapes.


10. Glue the greenery and rosettes onto the front of the unicorn headband.

Continue Reading

Boredom Buster Popsicle Stick Snowflakes Tutorial


Stuck inside on a snow day? Let your kids keep busy with this fun, popsicle stick snowflake craft! Just like real snowflakes, no two popsicle stick snowflakes are alike. Collection your favorite embellishments and let imaginations run wild!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Scissors
Colored popsicle sticks
Pom poms
Gold Cord
Stick on Pearls or mirror embellishments
Snowflakes

Things to do:
1. Lay three popsicle sticks on top of each other, creating a snowflake shape. Use hot glue to secure them in place.


2. Decorate the popsicle sticks with pearl stickers.


3. Use hot glue to attach pompoms to the end of all of the popsicle sticks.

4. Place the snowflake in the center of the popsicle sticks.

5. Trim an 8-inch piece of gold cord, fold it in half and knot the ends together. Use hot glue to attach the gold cord to the back of the snowflake, creating your hanger.


Continue Reading

DIY Unicorn Monogram Wall Art


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time.
Age range: Adults

Things you will need:
Unfinished Wood Letter E
Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll
Hot Pink Foamies Foam Modeling Clay
Artificial Rose Heads in Purple and Pink
Mint Canvas Fabric Roses
Acrylic Paint in Fuchsia, Plum Kiss, Regency Blue, Lilac, White, Key West and Cameo Pink
Foamies Foam Sheets
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Palette Knife

Things to do:
1. Take some of the Hot Pink Foamies Modeling Clay out of the package. Flatten the clay in your hands. Then, pour some blush pink glitter on both sides of the flattened piece of clay.

2. Mix the glitter into the clay by rolling the clay around in a ball.

3. Roll the clay between your hands into a cone shape. Roll the stop part of the clay into a small cone then the rest of the clay. Gradually allow the clay to become larger towards the bottom.

4. Starting from the bottom of the cone, with a painting palette knife, gently press a line around the cone in a spiral shape. Set the clay aside to dry.

5. Paint the fancy wooden letter E with white paint. Allow the paint to dry between coats of paint. I used 2 coats of paint.

6. Paint the bottom of the E in rainbow colors. Allowing each color to dry before starting the next color, so the paints do not blend together.

7. Find the Center top of the wooden initial E, then hot glue on the pink artificial rose head.

8. On each side of the pink rose, add to mint canvas roses. The canvas roses have their own adhesive, which should work fine. If you would like a stronger hold, add hot glue.

9. In the bottom, left hand corner of the initial E, hot glue on a purple rose head.

10. Add the rhinestones along the edges of the letter E.

11. Once the clay unicorn horn is dry. Add some hot glue to the bottom of the unicorn horn, then gently hold it into place on top of the letter E

12. Glue two purple artificial rose heads to each side of the clay unicorn horn.

13. Cut out 4 unicorn ear pieces. You will need two larger outer ear pieces and two smaller inner ear pieces.

14. Glue the inner, smaller, ear pieces onto the middle of the larger outer ear pieces. Then, glue the ear pieces to the back of the initial E on each side of the clay unicorn horn.

Continue Reading
1 2 3 83