Category: Kid's Arts and Crafts

No-Sew Felt Lollipop Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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Perfect for little ones to join in the fun, create these retro inspired Candy Lollipop ornaments from felt.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 10+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Small dowel rod or skewer stick
Mod Podge
Glitter
Ruler
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks or
Craft glue
Some type of ribbon, string or wire to create hook

Things to do:
1. Cut out three rectangular strips of felt, equal in size.
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2. Layer your pieces of felt and glue them together securely, making sure that the edges are sealed together. Tip: This craft is great for kids, however, if they are young they may need assistance with the hot glue steps if you are not using craft glue.
3. After your strips are glued together, begin to roll your felt as pictured here. Gluing together as you go.
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4. Cut your dowel to your desired stick size.
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5. Paint a thin layer of mod podge onto your stick.
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6. Sprinkle with glitter and allow to dry.
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7. Using glue, attach your stick to your felt roll.
8. Cut a small strip of felt in your desired color to create a bow. Notch the ends, and gather together in the middle and glue.
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9. Using glue, attach your bow to the bottom of the felt roll/top of the stick area.
10. Using ribbon, sting, etc. Create a loop, and attach to the top of your “lollipop” to create a hook.
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No-Sew Felt Christmas Candy Ribbon Tutorial

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Perfect for little ones to join in the fun, create these retro inspired Candy Ribbon ornaments from felt.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 10+ minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Ruler
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks or
Craft glue
Some type of ribbon, string or wire to create hook

Things to do:
1. Cut out three rectangular strips of felt, equal in size. We used two strips of green, and one of white, to create the white stripe down the middle.
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2. Layer your pieces of felt and glue them together securely, making sure that the edges are sealed together. Tip: This craft is great for kids, however, if they are young they may need assistance with the hot glue steps if you are not using craft glue.
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3. Create your rippled look, by scrunching your felt together as pictured here. Glue the inbetweens together at the ends of the sections, so that you have the space in the middles to create your ribbon candy effect.
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4. If you wish to create a hanging ornament you can now add the addition of a hook, or string. This step could also be completed during step 2, when you are gluing your felt together.
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DIY Winter Scene Glass Jar Tutorial

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Create a lasting or temporary seasonal scene for a charming piece of wintery home decor!

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

Things you’ll need:
Glass jar
Fake snow
Bottle brush trees and other seasonal miniatures
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pencil/Skewer Stick (something long for pressing the snow into place)

Things to do:
1. Find a clean clear jar. We have used a small vintage canning jar, but any clear jar will work.
2. Add your snow. If you wish for the scene to be permanent add glue first and your snow on top. It can be added without glue for a temporary piece.
3. Using your pencil or stick, arrange and press down your snow into place.
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4. Use small miniature winter themed pieces. These can also be glued, or simply positioned into place. You can use your stick to adjust and move your miniatures as you see fit.
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DIY Felt Unicorn Banner with Free Template

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Make a whimsical felt banner to decorate your craft room or add to your child’s fantasy-themed bedroom. Experiment with a rainbow of colors for even more fun options!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Dowel
Bakers twine
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Template
Quilters ruler *optional
Rotary cutter *optional

Things to do:
1. Using a quilter’s ruler and a rotary cutter, cut the bottom of a sheet of white felt into a 90 degree point. Repeat for a second sheet of felt. (I used a full sheet of felt but you can modify this to any size banner. The unicorn will fit many sizes of banners.)
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2. Glue the unicorn head and the words in place on the banner. The unicorn head is designed to line up perfectly in the corner created when using the quilter’s ruler. If you cut a different shape/angle, add the unicorn head and just trim the edges to match your banner shape.
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3. Glue on the mane and horn.
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4. Apply a line of glue across one side of a dowel, only the width of the banner. Press the dowel down onto the plain banner piece, about an inch from the top (not the piece decorated with the unicorn.)
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5. Apply a line of glue to the top of the piece of felt, just above the dowel. Line up the unicorn banner piece with the plain piece, along the top edge, and press firmly until the glue hardens. The dowel should be between the two banner pieces.
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6. Apply glue along the remaining three sides of the plain banner piece, line up the remaining sides of the unicorn piece, and press firmly in place.
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7. Cut a piece of bakers twine for hanging and tie each end of the bakers twine around either end of the dowel.
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Kid Friendly Trolls Poppy Popsicle Stick Craft Tutorial

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Give Princess Poppy a place on your wall with this tutorial to create Poppy from popsicle sticks. Experiment with the concept to create a whole family of trolls.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Pink paint
Paint brush
Faux fur
Felt
Googly eyes
Permanent marker
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Gather your supplies.
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2. Paint 6 popsicle sticks pink (adjust the number if you are using a different size) and set them aside to dry.
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3. While the paint is drying, cut the faux fur in the shape of Poppy’s hair. You want the bottom flat and the top to come to a rounded point.
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4. Cut a green headband, a couple blue flowers, two pink ears, and a pink nose from felt.
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5. When the paint is dry, turn the pink popsicle sticks over and line up side by side.
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6. Apply a line of glue to an unpainted popsicle stick.
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7. Press the popsicle stick across the back of the pink popsicle sticks, securing all 6 together. Repeat with an additional unpainted popsicle stick for added strength.
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8. Apply a line of glue along the back, bottom, flat edge of Poppy’s hair and press firmly in place across the top of the pink popsicle sticks.
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9. Glue the green headband in place at the base of the hair.
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10. Glue a couple blue flowers along the headband.
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11. Glue the google eyes in place beneath the hair to start the face.
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12. Glue the ears and nose in place. You want to line up the ears slightly with the eyes and position the nose just under the eyes
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13. With the permanent marker, draw a smile below the nose and eyelashes on the edge of each eye.

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How to Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Crayon Holder

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Entertain the kiddos this Thanksgiving with this adorable little turkey crayon holder. These little turkeys make a perfect gift, combined with a coloring book, to keep the little ones busy while the feast is being prepared.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2 hours
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Google eyes
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Template 1
Template 2

Things to do:
1. Using your printed template, cut the turkey pieces from felt.
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2. Glue the turkey’s body to the smaller set of feathers.
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3. Glue the eyes and the “snood” to the face.
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4. Glue the beak to the face, slightly overlapping the snood.
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5. Using a pen and a ruler, mark the center of the bottom edge of the large feather piece. Draw a line up from the center, almost connecting with the “v” shape between the feathers. Stop about 3/4 of an inch from the end so that your lines will be covered by the smaller feathers.
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6. Apply a line of hot glue over each of your pen lines. (Note: Do not apply the glue too thick or you will not be able to slide the crayons all the way in. You just want enough glue to hold the two layers of felt together.)
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7. Align the bottom edges and press the smaller feather/turkey body piece over the top, pressing firmly.
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8. Slide crayons in each of the feather spots and enjoy!
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5-Minute Woodland Pinecone Gnome Ornaments

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These pinecone gnomes are the perfect addition to Scandinavian Christmas decor. Make a set or play with different colors of felt and display them proudly.

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

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Pinecones
Yarn
Scissors
Wooden beads
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. First, make the hat for your gnome. Cut a square of felt and roll it into a cone shape. Use hot glue to secure it in place. Use scissors to trim the bottom of the cone, so it’s straight across.
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2. Next, we’re going to make the beard. Cut 10 pieces of yarn, all roughly 1 1/2 inches long. Use hot glue to secure them to a long, anchor piece. Trim the ends, so they’re all the same length.
3. Now we get to assemble the pieces! Use hot glue to secure a large wooden bead to the top of your pinecone – This will be the head of your gnome.
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4. Next, add a nose. Use hot glue to attach a small wooden bead to the center of your head.
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5. Complete your gnome by using hot glue to attach the beard and hat.
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Popsicle Stick Christmas Photo Sleds Tutorial

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These popsicle stick frames make great gifts for grandparents or loved ones. Help your kids craft the sled and choose a sweet photo to complete the project.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 10 and up

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Acrylic paint
Foam brush
Mod Podge
Glitter
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Foam
Scissors
Photo

Things to do:
1. First, cut six popsicle sticks in half. If possible, round the edges.
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2. Next, we’re going to decorate our popsicle sticks. Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to the front of five of your six popsicle sticks. Sprinkle a layer of glitter over the top and let it dry.
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3. Paint your last small popsicle stick and two full-sized popsicle sticks with red or green paint.
4. While your Mod Podge and paint are drying, cut a 1×1 inch square out of foam. Trim your photo down to fit on the foam and attach it with glue.
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5. Now it’s time to assemble your sled. Apply a thin line of hot glue down the side to attach the five mini popsicle sticks.
6. Use glue to attach your painted popsicle sticks, creating a sled frame.
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7. When the glue has dried, attach the smaller popsicle sticks to the top of the painted frame.
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8. Use glue to attach the foam frame and photo.
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9. Hang your sled with string or display it on a self.
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No-Sew Felt ‘Branch’ from the Movie Trolls Leaf Vest Tutorial

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Easily create a felt leaf vest from an old t-shirt and felt. Perfect for dressing up as Branch from the movie Trolls. Great for your child’s costume trunk or Halloween!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 60+ Mins
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
An old t-shirt in your child’s size
Green felt (for a size 4t, we used around 8 sheets total, so this will depend)
Scissors
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. If you are starting from a typical t-shirt style t-shirt, and not a tank, carefully remove the sleeves at the seam.
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2. Next, to create the look of a vest, cut a straight line up the very center of your t-shirt (only on the front portion) to the very top.
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3. Create your leaves. For easy and fast creation, cut more cylinder shaped leaves. Use one to create a pattern and cut out the rest from this pattern. The amount of leaves you will use, will depend on the size of your shirt. We used around 18 for this size 4t t-shirt (only covering the front portion in leaves).
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4. Attach your leaves using hot glue. We overlapped and ruffled the tops of the leaves to give them a more realistic look. Simply cover the front side of your vest in your leaves, arranging them how you see fit, making sure to cover all of the t-shirt bits visible.
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5. Whether you cover the back portion of your vest is up to you, however, it is extremely simple, and can be accomplished by taking sheets of your green felt and gluing them to your fabric using your hot glue, and overlapping onto the inside of your vest-see photos for examples.
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Creepy Faux Taxidermy Spider Plaque Tutorial

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Craft this Spooky faux taxidermy for your Halloween decorating needs! This is a fun project that’s easy to do – just takes some waiting for everything to dry, and then you’re good to go.

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

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished lady bug shapes
Black acrylic paint
Two pipe cleaners
Gold metallic paint
Wood plaque
Sawtooth hanger
Paint brush
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Paint two of the ladybug forms black, for spider bodies. Allow to dry.
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2. Use the spray paint to paint the plaque gold. Allow to dry. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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3. Glue the spiders to the plaque.
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4. Cut 8 pieces of pipe cleaner, each to 3″ long.
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5. To make a pair of legs, fold two of the pipe cleaner pieces in half.
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6. Wrap the two piece around each other, then shape the ends as show. Repeat for three more sets of legs.
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7. Glue the legs to the spider bodies.
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8. Apply the sawtooth hanger to the back of the plaque.
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