Friday, February 26, 2010

Shamrocks and 4 leaf clovers

Everybody likes a little luck, and kids can draw lucky clovers with just the shape of a heart. Using a cardboard heart to trace, Shamrocks with 3 leaves, and 4 leaf clovers can easily be drawn, colored and decorated. Here's a creative take on a clover. For specific steps on how to help younger children draw their own 4 leaf clovers and Shamrocks, here's a link.

How to Help Children Make Four Leaf Clovers or Shamrocks for Saint Patrick's Day

Friday, February 19, 2010

Coffee Can Drum

Here's a little drum completely created my daughter. It's special not only because she initiated the craft and made it herself, but also because it is a good example of things we save that inspire our children to make crafts. It changes constantly. Right now as you can see, Folgers coffee cans are our inspiration.

Mom likes them because they don't have lingering food smells to attract bugs and are easy to clean with pretty smooth edges. Daughter likes them because they are so versatile. They can store small toys or pretty clothes that have been outgrown but can be made into doll clothes.

They can also be made into drums which is another reason mom likes them. Because they are plastic, the drumming isn't as hard on mom's ears as a medal coffee can drum. Yet the plastic still gives a nice low boom to make daughter happy. How much better does it get? ;) Not to mention that the 3 pound can was $7.99 at Costco the other week plus a coupon for $2.00 off. That's what I call living! LOL:)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Twisted Paper Hearts

Here's some hearts made from twisted paper candy canes. So many fun ideas to do with real and paper candy canes for Valentine's Day! Hope your day is sweet but without cavities;)

Twisted Paper Candy Canes

Heart Glasses

Here's a pair of heart glasses that are fun for Kindergartners. They're pretty easy once a pattern is made that fits. Have a fun Valentine's Day!

How to Make Valentine's Heart Glasses Kid's Craft

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Paper Heart Snowflakes for Valentine's Day

Here are some hearts that are cut similarly to paper snowflakes. Put them on paper of any color and you've got a sweet Valentine Snowflake Hearts. For more detailed steps of how to make it follow the link.

How to Make Valentine Snowflake Hearts Kid Craft