Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Crafts

Last weekend we had a Halloween party for my youngest daughter. She invited six friends from school. The house was full of kids. I had a couple of crafts planned for the girls.

First, a bat.

Just a few supplies are needed. We cut out a bat form and painted a toilet paper tube for the body. A stick and glue stick are also needed.

Here is my daughter's finished glitter bat.

The second craft was a mask made out of a cheap, dollar store, paper plate. We used a paper plate, a wood stick for a handle and lots of crafting material, like feathers, glitter, markers and stickers.

The great thing about these crafts is that they can both be adapted for any holiday, party or season. We have used the toilet paper tube craft to make a butterfly. I painted the tube in pink and purple and cut out butterfly wings from coloured paper and had the kids decorate the wings. The mask is a great craft no matter the season or holiday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rolling Pin Painting

Found this really brilliant, yet easy, idea on this blog It is rolling pin painting

This is so easy. It is a rolling pin with foam stickers. Grabs some paint and get rolling!

I can imagine how this would make some really fantastic wrapping paper! Oh, even some great looking hand crafted Christmas wrapping paper. Just imagine, replace the flowers with Christmas trees, or candy canes, or stickers of Christmas decorations! The possibilities are endless

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shaving Cream Bathtub Paint

I love the idea of this. It is so simple too.  A little food colouring and a can of shaving cream and hours of fun in the bathtub for your kids.

I found this great idea here

You can also find it here in this book

 Prime Time Together with Kids.





Thursday, July 12, 2012

Simple Knot Bracelet

I discovered this one on one of my new favourite sites... . It has a simple and classic look to it in my opinion. I am thinking this would be great for the kids to do but also great to make for Mom or Dad! check out the post for directions/instructions for this great little Knot Bracelet

Friday, July 6, 2012

Glam Up Your Bobby Pins

I spotted these cute little creations on Stephanie Gerber's blog/site

 The possibilities are endless. Just think about all the glitter, paint, gems and rhinestones you could add to bling up your bobby pins and clips.

Check out the site for pictures and instructions.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

DIY Bracelets

I am always on the hunt for easy but great looking crafts to do with the kids, and I stumbled one these

 at . They are too cute and seem pretty easy to make ( which I like when the kids are making things.) Stephanie Gerber's site is loaded with great DIY ideas. I plan to visit it often. Thanks Stephanie!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Princess Tutus

A few years back my youngest daughter wanted to have a princess party. So as usual I wanted to make and give something creative as a loop bag. I really don't like giving kids a bag of junk and I love the chance to get creative. So....we decided that it would be fun to give everyone a princess tutu and crown to wear at the party and take home. I found this video to help guide me.

And then I hit the fabric store and selected some soft pretty pastel coloured tulle and satin ribbon. With the help of my mother and sister we crafted 15 beautiful tutus.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fairies In A Bottle

From Pinterest

Fairies in a jar

 DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter 2. Seal the top with a lid. 3. Shake.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Secret Messages Decoded

I love this kids project that I found here  on Bloesem Kids.

Check it out  secret message decoder

It's Coming Up Roses

I love this craft I found at .

She has so many great projects. Thanks to my online friend Sara Gunn   for letting me know about this great source for DIY projects and crafts!

Can't wait to try this with my girls and post the pictures!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flower Power

 I love Etsy. So many fantastic creations there. Like this one.

What a sweet dress. I love the shape of this dress. So simple and so classic for me. The bold print is just lucsious.   Check out MartaSantacana 

Cute As A Button

I found this really sweet headband on It was created by KreatedbyKelly. 



I have created this blog so there is one place to feature all the party ideas, kids craft projects and fun.

I will post pictures, descriptions and instructions.

I hope this blog will be a forum to have fun, share ideas and get inspiration.

Here is a picture or two from a birthday party I created for my youngest daughter.

More photos to come!