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.

Materials

Supplies:


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.

Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper

Christmas, Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Home Decor, Needlearts, Winter 3 Comments

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper DIY

Bring some old-fashioned charm to your Christmas tree this year with this homespun beauty.  Make a new Christmas tradition by creating an angel topper of your very own that you’re proud to display year after year.

Angel 2

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own angel:

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Kids Crafts: Halloween Fun

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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.

What kid doesn’t love Halloween? It’s full of spooky fun and, of course, candy. Let your kids celebrate all month long with these fun and easy kids crafts! They can help make fun decorations to show off to trick-or-treaters, guests, and their friends.

Think Crafts - Pom Pom Candy Corn

Pom Pom Candy Corn

Won’t your child be so proud of their very own candy corn centerpiece? They don’t need much direction to create their own decoration, and can show it off in no time. It’s perfect for a party or table setting all month long.

Halloween Footprint Bunting - Mama.Papa.Bubba

Halloween Footprint BuntingMama.Papa.Bubba

I love how bright and cheerful this bunting is. It allows for a lot of creativity from your little ones and looks great strung up on a wall. There are so many options for this bunting, your kids won’t want to stop creating!

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Creepy Crawly Spider Tree

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Creepy Crawly Spider Tree - a unique Halloween Decoration

Create a creepy crawly, but totally cute decoration to celebrate Halloween.  Grab the glue and your kids, and make a tree full of fuzzy spiders.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own tree full of spiders:

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Whoot Owl Wreath

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

DIY Owl Wreath

Who-who-WHOOOO is the cutest Halloween wreath of all?  Make this cute hoot owl wreath to hang on your front door and greet your fall visitors with a “Whoooo is there?”

Owl 2 - Copy

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Whoot Owl Wreath:

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