Kid’s Crafts: Fun with Watercolors

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When teaching arts and crafts my primary goal is to give young children experience with mediums that they will be able to use  independently to discover the world around them and to express themselves through their work. Watercolors are a great medium for experimentation, discovery and self expression because there are so many ways to paint with watercolors. Let your children experience the varied effects of incorporating some of the following into your watercolor paintings: salt and ice, oil, rice, stickers, tape and glue, brushes and straws to name a few! Here’s a roundup of ideas for projects to inspire your kids at home or in the classroom.

There are a few different ways to paint with bubbles. Some use straws, some use wands. Either way you choose to make your bubbles this craft is going to be a hit with the kids. And when they’re done they can use the paper to wrap presents for friends and family. You can even use newsprint or other recycled paper to make this project even more sustainable.

Bubble Wrapping Paper - Think Crafts Blog – Stephanie

When I first read this tutorial ‘family’ crafting came to mind because the first part of the project is appropriate for all ages and the final stages would be appeal to older children and young adults. I love being able to say in my classroom or at home ‘we made this together’. This craft project would make lovely wall art for the kids’ rooms as well!

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

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Happy Monday. Let’s help beat the Monday blues with a brand new Free Stuff Friday winner! Congratulations to… Jean! You’ll love your new card making supplies!

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This prize pack includes 2 packs of Fabric Flowers, Micro Pop Dots, a Card and Envelope Pack, and a Confetti Cake Artful Card Kit!

The winning answer to “What song puts you in a good mood?” is…

“I think of my Dad every time I hear “You are my Sunshine.” He professed to hating it because he heard it so much over the loud speakers when he was in the service. I worked with an elderly lady who sang it often, and it always made me think of him. Now I think of both of them when I hear it!”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

Celebrating Everything Card for Spring

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Celebrate Everything Card for Spring

Spring is coming.  It really is!  Rain will soon be replacing the snow and it’s time to welcome a fresh new season.  Why not celebrate everything?  Send this card to someone who is on your mind and give them a smile and reason to celebrate all things fresh and new.

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Glass Painting Techniques

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I have to admit, I’ve never actually tried glass painting before, and  I knew I would need to do some research before trying it out for myself. There are so many different effects you can achieve using glass paints and vases. You can find inexpensive glass at the dollar store or even in the top shelf of your kitchen cabinets! My husband and I have a constant battle over the mason jars in our house – he uses them for canning and I use them for decorating. Once he’s used them once or twice, I wash them out and hide them in hard to reach cabinets. Once you’ve gathered your extra glass containers and pretty paints check out some of these tutorials for design ideas and tips.When your projects are complete feel free to post pictures of your new glass decor in the comment section!

 

These Modern Mason Jars are a great way to re-use or reclaim the mason jars in your own kitchen! Once you’re done with this project those old mason jars won’t be hiding any longer. These would be great for holding crafts supplies, or decorative knick knacks on a modern mantle place.

Martha Stewart Crafts Modern Mason JarsPlaid Online – Chris Myer Williams

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Free Stuff Friday!!

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Where did February go? It’s the last Friday of the month and we have a very special prize to give away. One lucky winner will receive this card making prize pack!

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This prize pack includes 2 packs of Fabric Flowers, Micro Pop Dots, a Card and Envelope Pack, and a Confetti Cake Artful Card Kit!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winner and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of week: What song puts you in a good mood?

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Frilly Ruffle Crochet Scarf

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By Guest Blogger Judy from Judy’s Handmade Creations

Judy is one crafty lady! Check out her blog for tons of craft inspiration from card making to sewing to crochet and more! She also sells her own projects in her handmade items shop.

Today I’m sharing a Ruffle Crochet Scarf I worked on last weekend. To make this scarf I crochet with Boutique Sashay Yarn from Red Heart. Click on link below to see how easy this scarf is crochet.

Frilly Ruffle Scarf

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Thank You Window Card

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Thank You Window Card

Saying,”thank you” is a very special thing so why not say it with a special card?  This window card is the perfect way to tell someone you appreciate what he or she has done.  Surprise someone today and give them a simple “thank you” with this card.

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