Chubby Wreath

These gingham wreaths could be used for any holiday. Just use coordinating fabric to go with the season. You will need: 5 – 7 ten inch circles cut from gingham or calico of your choice. fiberfill to stuff a red velvet bow Cut out your calico circles and baste around the edges of the circle. […]

Holiday and Winter Crafts

Candy Cane Reindeer An absolute winner with children. Chubby Wreath These gingham wreaths could be used for any holiday. Just use coordinating fabric to go with the season. Jingle Bell Napkin Rings This is a wonderfully simple craft for kids to do especially in  a group setting.  Reindeer Magnet An ideal gift for Grandma and […]

Soapy Snowman Sculptures

Snowmen that even folks without snow can make! Most children love doing anything which includes dough or clay. This one is bound to become a fast favorite! Materials: 2 cups Ivory Snow detergent 1/2 cup water Extra things for your snowman: Toothpicks Popsicle sticks or small sticks Buttons Felt Scraps Small beads Yarn Pipe cleaners […]

Reindeer Magnet

Supplies: Small Dog Biscuit Hot Glue – adults only Small wiggle eyes Small Red Pom Pom Brown Chenille – cut into 2 – 2-3 inch strips Magnet Strip Work on the dog biscuit vertically. Glue the red pom pom onto the bottom -where the dog biscuit indents- for the nose. Glue the wiggle eyes into […]

Homemade Watercolors

Make Your Own Watercolor Paints Save money by making this substitute for those expensive paint sets you buy in stores. Materials: 1 tablespoon white vinegar 2 tablespoons baking soda 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 tablespoon glycerin plastic bottle caps or paint pans, or Styrofoam egg carton red, yellow and blue food coloring Instructions: Mix vinegar and […]

Lincoln’s Log Cabin

MATERIALS: small empty milk carton pretzels or twigs craft glue small square crackers or anything you can use for the roof. shiny paper for windows or any add ons you would like. INSTRUCTIONS: Wash the cartons and glue the opening shut. You can paint the carton first if you like, brown. Glue pretzels or small […]

Grow Edible Crystals

This fun project combines science with art. Crystals are beautiful to look at and study. Now you can grow your own, draw them and then eat them! Materials: 1 c. sugar 1/2 c water Popsicle Stick Method: Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan.  Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.  Bring to […]

Crochet Snowflake

Everyone loves handmade ornaments on a tree. This beautiful little crochet snowflake is just perfect for Christmas. Hang them on the tree or tie them on a package. I will be doing them in metallic thread as well. I will be adding some beading as well to mine. Original pattern was designed by Julie Buldoc. […]

Crystal Hearts

You will need: borax ~ found in the laundry section of supermarkets red food color pipe cleaners red or white a wide-mouthed jar yarn and a pencil Directions: Twist the pipe cleaner into a heart shape Find out how many cups of eater your jar holds. Fill the jar using boiling water. Using 3 tablespoons […]

Crystal Snowflake

Grow Your Own Snowflakes Grow your own snowflakes in a jar.  Adult supervision is required, as you need boiling water. After you have made snow flakes you can experiment with other shapes, too. Materials: large wide-mouthed jar pipe cleaners pencil yarn or string boiling water borax ~ found in the laundry section of the supermarket […]