Thrifty Crafts for Kids

How to make a paper rose, perfect DIY craft for kids, Mothers Day flowers that can be made as a DIY project #DIY, #MothersDay, #Flowers, #CraftsWhen  a child gives you a flower, weather it be  picked from the yard, drawn on a sheet of paper or made from paper you say thank you.. and treasure it.  With Mothers Day right around the corner I thought I would share this simple DIY craft for making a paper rose.  Perfect for Mothers Day, parties or just a fun summer craft for kids.

To make these you will need:

  • Chop stick or Straw
  • Green tissue paper
  • Tape
  • Red tissue paper
  • Glue

To Create a Paper Rose:

1.       Wrap a chopstick with green tissue paper, securing with tape. (You can also use a green bendy straw.)
2.       Cut a section of red tissue paper about 3 inches wide and 20 inches long.
3.       Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
4.       Begin by folding a corner of the folded paper diagonally and start wrapping the rest of the paper around the folded center.
5.       Continue spiraling the tissue paper around the center fold.
6.       Twist the bottom into a round base and pull and push the inner folds to create volume and shape the petals.
7.       Secure with glue or tape and attach it to your green stem you made in step one.

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Simple Mother’s Day card ~ Heart Bloom

Ring Holder~ Simple Mother’s day gift

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Personalized flower pail ~ Mother’s day gift

Simple Alphabet ~ Say “I Love You” With DIY Art

Mothers Day Book Mark 

Handprint Mothers Day Card 

Paper Flowers for Mothers Day

Pot of plants from starts from your yard

Family Tree Canvas

Mothers Day Card ~ Mom/Wow 

Whipped Body Butter Recipe with Essential Oils, perfect gift for Mom

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Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe.  The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

Cloud Clay Recipe

My kids love clay and play dough. I make it at home sometimes, or we buy it at the store.  BUT this recipe is like no other, and it is SO FAST and simple.  You only need two things to make it and there is NO COOKING involved.   It is the softest and easiest clay you will ever make!!!  My science project loving daughter had a blast making this recipe with her friend the other day.  It smells amazing and leaves your hands smooth and moisturized!

Please note… if you do not get enough moisture into t he dough it will be come crumbly MUCH LIKE MOON SAND.  So you might want to have them play with it outside or on a cookie sheet for QUICK and EASY clean up.

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All you need to make this Cloud Clay is:

Corn Starch

Conditioner

Food color and glitter are optional

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe.  The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #KidsYou need 2 parts corn starch to 1 part conditioner.  I used 1 cup corn starch and 1/2 cup conditioner.  Please note that the brand you use might require a little MORE or a little LESS depending on how much water is in the conditioner.    When you first start to mix it,  it will appear that it is going to be too dry.  But just keep stirring and before long you will have a soft dough formed.

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe.  The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #KidsIf you choose to add color or glitter you can do it two different ways.

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You can add it to the dough ball once it is formed and mix it in.  OR you can add it to the conditioner before you add the corn starch. I think it is easiest to add it to the conditioner … but the girls thought it was fun to add it at the end and see the “marble or stripes” it made.

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Store in a ziploc bag, as the kids play with it it might dry out a little. Just knead in more conditioner to keep it soft and moist.

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Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe.  The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

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SNOW-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ SNOWMAN COOKIES
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Avengers Age of Ultron Free Printable Coloring Pages

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Avengers Age of Ultron is out in theaters on May 1st!

Don’t miss out of 15 pages of free printable coloring pages of all of your favorite Marvel action figures in the movie! Including Ultron, Scarlet Witch, QuickSilver, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Hulk, Captain America!

 

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I was looking at some old Mother’s Day cards my kids have given me over the years and I came across this finger print flower poem.  I loved it then, and still love it now.  So my girls made a few of them yesterday for a fun after school project.

The poem reads…

I made you a flower

With my finger and my thumb

So you will have these memories

For all the years to come

Happy Mother’s Day 2012

To make these all you need is a white price of card stock cut into a strip, colored paper to make the card, green marker to draw a stem, paints and some cute little fingers.

Have your child dip their finger in green paint to create the leaves.  Then dip their pointer finger in paint to create the flower petals.  I found it was easier for them to follow a circle drawn with pencil.  Attach the poem and you are done!

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Kindergarten Graduation Snacks ~ Healthy and Fun!

Do you have a kindergartener this year?  I do, and wanted to provide a snack for his graduation party.  I don’t know about your child’s class, but I think most of them get plenty of sugary treats during their parties!  That is fine, but why not have something cute, and at least somewhat healthy too?!

You will need:

Fruit cups or applesauce cups

4×4 inch card stock squares (1 per cup)

googly eyes

glue stick

Sharpie (optional)

bakers twine, thin strips of paper, or ribbon

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Begin by cutting your squares of paper into 4×4 squares.

Then, Turn your fruit cup upside down and glue the square to the bottom of the cup.  The thin plastic to open it should now be on the bottom.  Once that is glued onto the bottom of the cup, glue the googly eyes.  I found they stayed on fine with normal glue stick, but if your fruit cup is textured or more round then mine, a hot glue gun may work better.  Glue the eyes on and draw a face with your sharpie if you desire.

Now, cut three strips (per cup) of bakers twine, ribbon, or even of paper.  Tie them in a small knot at the top and glue them to the top of your graduation cap. (The square you glued on first)

Feel free to write something on the top, or leave it plain!  Would work for any graduate.  Would also make a fun addition to a gift basket of supplies for the high school graduate that is headed to college.  I provided some links above for the products on Amazon, why not order them now and be ready to make them when the time comes?

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DIY Glitter Jar, Inspired By Cinderella, Have Courage And Be Kind

Who has seen the new Cinderella?  Isn’t it great?  I loved this line from the movie and thought it was a great reminder for anyone!

Mason jars are such easy craft items.  I have several for when I can, but why use them just for that?  This blue is the perfect Cinderella blue too!  I really love the way this turned out.

You will need:

A Mason Jar

Mod Podge (matte is best)

Plastic spoon

Paper plate

vinyl for the saying (optional)

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First of all, I haven’t had much luck with gloss Mod Podge.  Every time I use it, I feel like it is really unforgiving.  It shows every brush stroke, finger print, and imperfection.  I don’t have any of those problems with the matte.  Also, the gloss has a strong scent that I don’t like.  I always have matte around that use it for most everything.

Begin by dumping mod podge into your jar.  I dumped about a half inch in.  Add glitter.  A good amount.  Probably a couple of tablespoons.  Stir it up with your plastic spoon just until mixed pretty well. I was using a small jar, so if you are using a larger jar, be sure to add more mod podge and glitter!

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Once the two are stirred, you will roll your jar around making sure that the inside is coated. It won’t be really vibrant at this point, because of the mod podge being wet.  Turn it upside down on a paper plate for at least an hour.  This allows all the extra to pour out.  Try not to move it around (the ring of blue on my plate is from the other one I did before this.  It is dry and won’t affect this jar)

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Once you have allowed it to drain for at least an hour, you can flip it over and discard your plate.  I did notice at this point that there were spots that weren’t as dark as I would’ve liked.  However, if I had waited I am sure it would’ve still looked good.  At this point I decided to sprinkle in a small amount of glitter.  I don’t have a picture for you of that, sorry.  I sprinkled a small amount in and rolled the jar.  Sprinkling in a couple of times.  My jar was a wide mouth jar, so it was fairly easy.  It stuck to my mod podge which was still quite wet.  Don’t sprinkle too much in as you will just waste it if you do.  Let it set upright to dry for about 24 hours.

Once you have let it dry, add your saying in vinyl if you wish.  I used my silhouette machine to cut this saying out.  I use it so much it has definitely paid for itself over the 5 years I have had it!

Mod podge is water based, and will wash off with water, so if you do this and don’t like it, soak in in some water and you still have your jar.  Unfortunately, this means you can’t put water in it to make a vase without ruining it.  Use fake flowers like I did.  Or use it as a makeup brush holder in your bathroom, pencils on your desk, or fill with utensils for a Cinderella theme party!

I love the way it turned out.  I wish you could see just how beautiful it turned out!  The glitter is stunning and is the perfect accent for Cinderella.  Now I just need some glass slippers!

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