This could be a fun rainy day/lazy day project for kids. Follow Tanglecrafts’ tutorial to make a matchbox loom and weave a little something. Maybe weave a bunch of squares and sew them into a bracelet or belt.
We’ve posted about making paper bead bracelets before but here’s a whole new take on them–corn on the cob. You could cut styrofoam in the shape of a cob or just make paper cones.
Maddie’s birthday party is coming up fast. This year’s theme is based on the movie “The Princess Bride.” I decided that I’d combine with medieval touches to make decorating a little easier since recreating a Fire Swamp or the Cliffs of Insanity would be rather difficult.
So I thought I’d make a birthday banner out of the tons of felt I had left over from Elliott’s rained out party last year. The smaller flags are about 8×11 and the large one is about 14×18
I traced a fleur de lis I found online and cut that out for the main flag. Then I kind of winged it with everything else. I cut her initials and the other decorations out free hand and glued them on with Tacky Glue. I haven’t decided if I’m going to attach them to a ribbon or individual stands just yet.
For the class fundraiser, each child drew a self-portrait that I then had made into a silk screen.
There are a couple options for making a silk screen. Speedball has a great kit that has everything you need except an image on light source. I’ve used it before and it’s not that complicated. Blick Arts has a great video tutorial.
The second option is to have someone make it for you. This was the option I went with since I was feeling lazy. I went to a local art store, but there are a number places you can order from like Anthem Screen Printing and Standard Screen.
How amazing are these cupcakes?! Heather at SprinkleBakes made these bubbles using balloons and gelatin. There’s a step-by-step tutorial on her site.
These bubbles would look fantastic on an undersea cake in shades of blue.
Positively Splendid came up with these cute bunny pops that are super easy to whip up.
Wouldn’t a bunch of these paper flowers brighten things up? I think they look like hyacinths.
Click over to Instructables where Muhaiminah Faiz has an easy-to-follow tutorial.
Here’s a great last-minute gift. Put together a mini emergency kit. I used freezer paper and stenciled a little tote but use any cute little pouch you find. I then filled it with whatever I thought would come in handy–cleaning wipes, bandages, mini tweezers, foldable scissors, etc.