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Tin foil and Permanent Marker Abstract Art

Tin foil and Permanent Marker Abstract Art

My boys made these during summer art camp and I thought they were so simple, but looked so complicated that I wanted to share the idea with you. The crumpled tin foil adds such an interesting three dimensional backdrop for your child’s simple abstract art. It has a real “Wow” factor!

Cinco De Mayo Musical Shakers

Cinco De Mayo Musical Shakers

Mexicans have a national holiday that is celebrated on the 5th of May, called Cinco De Mayo in memory of the battle fought between Mexico and France in 1862 when Mexico defended a fort in the town of Peubla and won this important battle. The battlefield is now a city park, with a statue of General Zaragoza on horseback. Today, read more

Giraffe Bubble Wrap Painting Craft

Giraffe Bubble Wrap Painting Craft

Last month we experimented with bubble wrap and the project was so much fun, we thought a bubbleprint giraffe would be great fun to try!  Then, we went bubbleprinting crazy and used it for a bubbleprint dalmation, bubbleprint leopard, and a bubbleprint horse too.  Finally, something to do with bubble wrap besides just popping them! Although, making a path out read more

Outer Space Drawing

Outer Space Drawing

This craft combines painting, drawing and assemblying techniques for children. Using bold, colorful paints, markers, and crayons really makes the picture ‘pop.’ You can use the Kraftykid template and have children cut and paste or better yet, have them make their own. Materials: • Kraftykid Outer Space Drawing template • Scissors • Glue • White Construction paper • Sponge • read more

Paper Plate Dalmation Craft

Paper Plate Dalmation Craft

This craft uses lots of different crafting techniques for children.  Made from two different sized paper plates and decorated using bubble wrap dipped in black paint, the kids are sure to enjoy this fun craft. The Kraftykid template makes it easy to decorate and turn their project into an adorable dalmation puppy to celebrate National Puppy Day.

Handprint Plaque

Handprint Plaque

Create a hand printed poem (perfect for gift-giving) with your child’s handprint.  This is a great keepsake for parents and other relatives to remember this precious time with their child.  They grow up so fast L:!

Magic Photo Art

Magic Photo Art

This craft is fun because it gives the children a chance to go through old magazines and pick out their favorite pictures.  It’s fun to see their amazement as they transform black and white photos into impressive works of art!  We used a picture of a blue jay and then used pastel chalk.  It looks like an old fashioned hand-colored read more

Thumbprint Notepad Craft

Thumbprint Notepad Craft

These are fun gifts for your children to make to bring home for the parents or to give as gifts.  My children have made and brought these home different times of the year and I LOVE receiving them.  Have the children make thumbprint designs on some cardstock and then draw pictures around their thumbprint designs.  When you collect a few read more

Swirling Art Prints

Swirling Art Prints

Use Shaving Cream to Create Marbelized Prints   Sometimes it’s the simple things that turn out to be the best and this art project fits the bill.  Swirl paints look like magic when you make them and are sure to amaze your kids.  Try framing them or mounting them on a black background to make them really ‘pop” or create read more

Fall Handprint Tree with Fingerprint Leaves Craft

Fall Handprint Tree with Fingerprint Leaves Craft

Handprint Keepsake Craft Project Handprint and thumbprint crafts are some of my favorites because they become real keepsake crafts for the family or are great ‘giveaway’ gifts to relatives. You’ve got to love a craft that combines both!

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