Category Archives: Kids Crafts

Neon Pinecone Craft

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Neon Pinecone Craft

If you’re having a party with a bunch of teenagers, this pinecone craft is easy and FUN to do while listening to some crazy Christmas remixes!

Supplies:

  • 4 different colors of Neon Spray paint
  • Pinecones
  • Glass Vase
  • Glitter (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Place pinecones outside on sheet onto of table
  2. Spray paint each different color
  3. Sprinkle glitter before they dry (optional)
  4. Let dry for at least 30 minutes
  5. Place in glass vase

AND THERE YOU GO!!! ENJOY YOUR CUTE NEON PINECONES!!!!

Paper Plate Santa Claus

Paper Plate Santa Claus

How cute can a kid’s craft get? MAKE THIS DIY PROJECT TO FIND OUT!!!

Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Start by cutting the top third section off of your paper plate. Paint the inside circle of the paper plate with your flesh tone paint and set it aside to dry.
  2. Draw a large triangle shape on your red cardstock paper and have your preschooler cut it out. I put a dot at the top of my paper at the 6-inch mark and then used a ruler to draw a line down to each bottom corner to make my triangle shape.
  3. Use your circle punch to cut out two 2-inch circles from your white cardstock paper, or cut them out by hand. Cut one of the circles in half. Also, cut about a 3/4-inch strip from your white paper to use as the brim of the Santa hat.
  4. As soon as your paper plate is finished drying, use your Elmer’s Early Learners Glue Pen and Glue Stick to assemble your Santa together. My daughter loves when I pull these out for a project. She says their large size makes them extra special. The Elmer’s Early Learners Get Pen and Glue Stick have a unique triangular shape and are specifically designed for little hands so they are perfect for this project.
  5. Start by adding glue to the back of your paper plate and glue it onto your large triangle, about in the middle. Next glue your 2-inch circle at the top of your triangle. Also, glue your white strip at the top of your paper plate to form the brim of the hat.
  6. Continue by gluing on your large googly eyes. Next glue on your two half circles to form a mustache and finally glue your red pom right on top of your mustache to finish your Santa.
  7.  VIOLA!!! ALL DONE AND READY TO WOW ANYONE IN IT’S PATH!Paper Plate Santa 5

 

Big shout out to my friend at iheartcraftythings.com! Thank you for this adorable craft! My kids LOVE it!

Gingerbread Puppet

 

GINGERBREAD PUPPET

Special thanks to artinenglish.com for this super cute puppet craft!

Supplies:

  • White drawing paper (25cm x 35cm)
  • a selection of colored construction paper
  • scissors
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Oil pastels
  • Brown lunch bags
  • White plastic glue

Directions:

PART ONE-

  1. Show how to draw a gingerbread man’s face on white or colored paper.
  2. Show how to draw the eyes, mouth and overalls.
  3. Cut out the various parts.
  4. Demonstrate blending oil pastels, and repeat colors throughout the composition.
  5. Add buttons and trim. Decorate with all kinds of fabric remnants.

PART TWO-

  1. Put hand in brown paper bag so that can open and close the bottom.

2. Glue head on to the bottom of bag. Glue the overalls under the head.

3. Add all the other gingerbread body parts.

4. With especially fast workers, I have them color in the back of the gingerbread man while other art students finish up.

 

Felt Christmas Tree

 

FELT CHRISTMAS TREE

First off I want to shout out to my girl Rachel of solandrachel.com for this awesome craft. Christmas is just not the same without it! Usually, my kids are running all over the house getting into mischief, and messing around with the tree. But ever since this felt Christmas tree craft came into my life, it has helped me make sure my tree is intact before and after holidays are over as well as give my children something super cute to play with while I tidy up and bake!

Supplies:

  • Felt. And LOTS of it.
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Double Sided tape
  • Glitter (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut out a tree as best as you can (and if you need help with that, heres a print out of a tree stencil that can guide you through)
  2. Cut out a bunch of squares of all sizes to later be the gifts
  3. Cut out bow shapes and ribbon as shown in the photo listed above.
  4. Cut out ornaments and lights and honestly, WHATEVER YOU FEEL LIKE! GET CREATIVE WITH IT!
  5. Paste all the cut outs on the tree and use your double sided tape to stick the tree to your wall

and most importantly, have fun!

Olaf Sock Snowman

 

OLAF SOCK SNOWMAN

Supplies:

  • 1 white crew sock
  • Uncooked rice
  • Rubber bands or thread
  • Strips of fabric, felt or ribbon for the scarf
  • Googly eyes or black push pins
  • Orange fabric paint or an orange push pin for the nose

Directions:

 

  1. Cut the foot part off the sock
  2. Use a rubber band or thread to tie off the end of the sock where you cut it and then turn the sock inside out.
  3. Fill the sock with rice (pack it in and use plenty of it to help the snowman keep its shape) and use thread or a rubber band to close the top of the sock.  Place another rubber band or tie ribbon about 1/3 of the way down to create the snowman’s head.
  4. Use push pins or fabric paint to make eyes and a nose. Then wrap a strip of fabric, felt or ribbon around the snowman’s neck to make a scarf.
  5. Fold the top of the sock down to make a hat. Or you can use the foot part of the sock that you cut off as a hat as well.

 

ENJOY THIS CRAFT MY LOVELY FRIENDS! xxxx

 

Special thanks to Repeat After Me for the photo 🙂

 

Snowman Pinecone Craft

Pinecone Snowman Craft

Supplies:

 

  • Pinecone
  • White, light blue, and black craft paint
  • 1 brown chenille stem
  • 1″ piece of orange chenille stem
  • 2 medium light blue pom-poms
  • 2″ piece of light blue felt
  • 12″ light blue scrap fabric, cut to 1″ width
  • 2 medium white glittery pom-poms
  • 2 toothpicks
  • 2 jumbo craft sticks
  • Blue glitter glue
  • Snow texture medium (recommended: Snow-tex)
  • Blue chenille stem
  • White craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Scissors

 

Instructions:

  1. If you gather your pinecone from outside, make sure there are no bugs hiding inside.
  2. Paint pinecone with white paint. A second coat may be needed. Allow to dry completely.
  3. When pinecone is dry, tie blue fabric strip around the top ⅓ of the pinecone as the scarf. Fringe the ends of the scarf by cutting thin strips with scissors.
  4. Paint jumbo craft sticks with light blue paint and set aside to dry.
  5. Glue blue felt strip to the top of the pinecone for the ear muff band. Glue the blue pom-poms to the ends of the felt strip.
  6. Assemble ski poles by gluing white glitter pom-poms to the end of the two toothpicks.
  7. Cut brown chenille into thirds. Set one piece aside for another project. Insert a brown chenille piece into the side of the pinecone for the arm and glue in place. Repeat on other side.
  8. Hold the “ski pole” up to the “arm” and once you have it where you want it, trim the end of the chenille to about ¾” away from the pole. Wrap the end of the chenille arm around the pole and add a dab of glue to hold in place.
  9. Glue the pinecone to the jumbo craft stick skis. Paint the craft sticks with a bit of blue glitter glue. Dab on some snow texture medium to the skis.
  10. Dot on two eyes with black paint using the handle end of the paintbrush. Glue the orange chenille piece in as the nose.
  11. Add a chenille hanger for your ornament by bending a piece of blue chenille in half and gluing the open ends onto the back of the pinecone.

 

DIY Handy Reindeers

 

DIY HANDY REINDEERS

 

Materials needed:
Brown Non-toxic acrylic paint – found at any local craftstore
Card stock paper
Non – toxic Glue
Hole Punch
Red Ribbon
Bobbly eyes
Red, black or pink small pom poms for the nose.  The color is up to you.
*For the ornaments, you’ll need colored pipe cleaners and other embellishments.

 

Instructions:

  1. Use a thick brown card stock, or simply paint some white card stock with brown paint.
  2. Trace your child’s hand print, and cut out.
  3. Make 2 holes, one at the top to tie the ribbon, and another just above the thumb to tie on the antlers (pipe cleaners).
  4. Decorate as you’d like and have fun!

ENJOY!

 

Thanks to honeyandlime.co for the great DIY craft!