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Halloween Crafts

Fun Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

Ghost Footprint Art

Ghost-shaped Halloween cards made from your tot’s tiny toes. Or, make a family “portrait” of ghost feet and hang it proudly on your wall. Kids will love the feeling of slippery, sticky paint on her feet.

Glow Stick Lanterns

How cool are these lanterns?! Simply cut the ends off of your glow sticks, pour into a jar, shake and voila!

Little Monsters

What a fun project for your budding artists! Using recycled cardboard tubes, let your child paint a silly, scary or goofy monster. You can add pom poms and other do dads for decorative trim.

Q-Tip Skeleton

Create a skeleton using q-tips. I bet you already have all of the supplies on hand. This spooky skeleton was glued to black felt to hang as a flag, but you could use black card stock to hang in the home.

Mother’s Day Craft For Kids

Handprint and Fingerprint Crafts ~ Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s day fast approaching, I spent some time searching for fun gifts that young kids can make for their mamas. My kids love to make homemade Mother’s Day gifts. They like having something that they created themselves just for me.

Oh, how I love all the little handmade gifts and cards I’ve received through the years. So, today I thought I would share with you some ideas I came across for cute projects that use handprints and fingerprints. As you can see, the possibilities are endless, so let your kid’s creativity run wild! Here are a few ideas to get you started…

Paint images on clothing and fabric

A handprinted garden on an apron makes a great Mother’s Day gift.


Kids might like to make themselves a cute fingerprint flower hat, but they could also make one for mom! They could also paint fingerprint flowers on cloth napkins, along the hem of a skirt, or on a jacket, t-shirt or sweatshirt!


Handprint and fingerprint paper crafts

The possibilities for hand and fingerprint paper crafts are endless. This little frog is adorable and so simple!


Paint a bright spring garden using fingers and toes!


Get the whole family involved and create a piece of keepsake framed art!


Gift Wrap and Cards

Don’t forget the gift wrap! There are so many possibilities for patterns and shapes and colors when fingerprinting gift wrap.


Little hands make the perfect wings for a butterfly!


Wishing all the Mother’s out there a very happy Mother’s Day!


DIY Bookmarks

Crafting with Kids

DIYBookmarks DIY Bookmarks!

These bookmarks are as fun to make as they are to use. I like to keep a stack on hand for anyone who needs one. You can also tie a small stack with a ribbon for a thoughtful, homemade gift.


Crafting with Kids

Before you begin gather all your supplies.
You’ll need:
~ Sturdy card stock
~ Fun fabric or scrapbooking paper
~ Pencil
~ Exacto knife
~ Spray adhesive
~ Ribbon

Start by cutting a square of your fabric or scrap book paper into a rectangle that is slightly smaller than the size of your finished bookmark.

Trace the shape of your bookmark and the cut-out shape onto a sheet of card stock.

Get creative with the front cut-out shape! If you don’t want to free-hand it, use whatever objects you can find to trace – small cookie cutters work great! Or, find shapes online to print and trace.

Using an exacto or craft knife, cut out your bookmark and the cutout shape. *Make sure you’re working on a craft mat so you don’t scratch up your work surface!

Use the spray adhesive to tack your patterned fabric or paper in the center and then use a little more to glue the front to the back.

Punch a hole in the top and tie a ribbon through it.

Presto! You’ve got yourself a beautiful new bookmark.

Now for the most important part! Choose a book… and a blanket… a snack… and a space to snuggle up and read… Ahhhhhh.