Eyes in a Bowl

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Spooky Eyes in a Bowl Decoration

My daughter loves Halloween and making crafts. This is the perfect project for little hands to make a spooky decoration. There are not a lot of steps and by using glues dots there is no mess. This could be a fun project for Scouts or Classroom parties.

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First place a glue dot on the back of the eye.

Next stick the eye to the foam ball.

Red Veins

Use a red maker to make the bloodshot veins.

Bowl of Eyes Craft

Then place all of the eyeballs into a glass bowl. Spooky Fun!

Eyes in a Bowl Halloween Craft

Kids Crafts: Googly Eyes

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

Slimy Eyes Sensory Bag - Hands On As We Grow

Slimy Eyes Sensory BagHands On As We Grow

Wiggly, jiggly eyes add humor and character to any craft project. They’re fun to shake, sound really cool, and instantly give anything personality. Kids love watching their creations come to life when they add googly eyes. You’ll love the simplicity and the hours of fun these simple supplies can bring. Here are some of our favorite creative googly eyes crafts…

Googly Eyes Headbands - The Crafty Blog Stalker

Googly Eye HeadbandThe Crafty Blog Stalker

Girls won’t be able to stop giggling once they make these fun and funky hair accessories. Grab some old headbands and find the craziest googly eyes you can!

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I Love Googly Eyes!

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Welcome Guest Blogger, Chris Steele.

I love googly eyes.  They’re just plain fun.  They can turn anything into a crafty project.  Literally.  Anything.  Anyone can use them, and everyone enjoys them.  Kids LOVE them, in fact.  They’re great for spontaneous giggles.  I’ve included a few pictures of our recent googly-eye forays-hopefully you can use the ideas yourself.

First, the magnetic sketch board (Doodle Pro?).  My 2 ½-year-old daughter, Emily, looooves the episode of “Blues Clues” where the kids put googly eyes on things around the house…but that is not exactly practical.  At least not at my house.  Plus, I’m not sure that I want Emily to get used to sticking things all over everything.  It’s something I could regret later.  So we compromised.  We put some on the Doodler (as it will be named from here on out), and she had the best time drawing all around them.  There was a turtle.  Then a dog.  Then Daddy.  Please don’t tell her that they all looked the same to me.  But the best part – only one set of googly eyes, dozens of different pictures, hours of fun.

Doodler with googly eye

The doodler with googly eyes

Next came the plastic-ware characters.  These were SUPER easy, and lots of fun.  They also lasted a really, really long time, which surprised me.  If you’re like me, you have all sorts of random plastic-ware around the house, just begging to be turned into crafts.  I used sharpies to draw faces (those did need touch-ups every so often), then we played around with chenille stems to dress the characters up a bit.  Emily’s favorite was the dog (come on…it looks like a dog if you squint a little).  I’m certain you could also use something actually crafty, like Popsicle sticks, too.

Plastic-ware Characters

Plastic-ware Characters

Emily showing off her creation

Emily showing off her creation

Then came what I consider to be my crowning glory.  Those who know me understand that I am NOT a girly girl.  Those same people laughed hysterically when I found out that I was going to have a second daughter.  Needless to say, I’ve done my best to turn Emily into a tomboy, and she is basically as far from that as you can get.  She is a princess through and through.  Part of being a princess is having weekly (or daily, if she had her way) pedicures.  I’m always looking for ways to spice them up-new colors, painting little flowers or hearts or polka dots.  But as I said, I’m not very girly.  These things tend to elude me.  BUT, in the midst of my googly frenzy, I decided that they would be the perfect accent to newly-polished toes.  They were a big hit.

Emily's new pedicure

Emily's new pedicure

So, go crazy with the googly eyes.  And share your good ideas with me, too.  In the future I’m thinking that I might stick some on a balloon.  Or on a lunch sack to make a puppet.

Bottle Cap Crafts

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

Since my husband likes to try his hand at beer brewing, we tend to have a lot of bottle caps sitting around in our house, perfect for all sorts of crafty crafts! They make for all sorts of jumping off points for projects, whether they are new, unused or recycled caps, metal or plastic, it’s worth saving them to keep around for when inspiration strikes! Here are a few of my favorite bottle cap crafts!

Bug Magnet Kids Craft - The Country Chic Cottage

Bug Magnet Kids CraftThe Country Chic Cottage

Well, these are just about the cutest thing ever, right? Bug Magnets! I just love them! What a perfect craft to make with the kids, and a fabulous way to display their art once they are dry and ready to work! Love, love, love!

Minion Toilet Paper Roll Craft - Crafty Morining

Minion Toilet Paper Roll CraftCrafty Morning

My kids are a little bit obsessed with a certain movie filled with silly yellow minions so this, this is going to be just about the coolest craft I could introduce them to. In fact, I think I might be mother of the year in their eyes over this craft. And who can blame them, so freaking adorable! And what a clever use of the humble plastic bottle cap. Score!

Bottle Cap Candles - Draft Magazine Bottle Cap CandlesDraft Magazine

While these bottle cap candles are certainly cute little things, but they are also super handy! We keep a few of them in the car, in our bags and in various drawers around the house, idea little lights for a sudden power outage. They also make fun, ambiant light for a rustic themed dinner and are quick and simple to make. So clever!

Top Dog Birthday Card

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By Guest Blogger Tina from the blog Crafted Living

As the Writer, Photographer, and Creator of Crafted Living, Tina gives step by step tutorials for creative cardmaking, recipes, and inspiration for living crafty.

Birthday Dog Card

A dear friend of ours, who shows dogs, celebrated his birthday over the holiday weekend.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the light blue pink cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the gold cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the dog at 3.5″.  Adhere all of the layers of the dog together.  Run the gold cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the dog to the embossed cardstock and googly eye to the dog.

This design was initially created to be a patriotic dog for the 4th of July, but I changed it to be more celebratory.  He loved the card and he said it reminded him of one of his dogs.  Another satisfied recipient!

Ladybug Plant Marker

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Ladybug Plant Marker

Ladybug plant markers are a cute way to mark the plants in your garden. These simple markers are fast and easy to make for even the littlest of children. We made ours by using permanent markers but paint can also be used. This is a way to get kids interested in crafts and gardening this summer.

ladybug0

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Peg Dolls

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

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Little girls can make these cute play dolls on a summer afternoon. Use wooden peg figures to create a playset of tiny dolls that can be played with time and time again. I like to paint simple eyes on the little dolls with no mouth, this leaves the dolls open to be played with in any situation and they can have any emotion the child wants. It leaves more to the imagination and leads to more creative play.

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