Category Archives: Beading

Kids’ Crafts: Perler Beads

Perler Bead Crafts are a long time favorite of ours. Once you have a few inexpensive materials on hand all you need is inspiration to create almost anything you’d like with these versatile plastic beads.

Perler beads can be made into a variety of your favorite animals to create logos, keychains, pendants and keepsakes.

Perler Animals

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Colored Paper Beads

Bracelet

This year for Christmas I received a very beautiful bracelet from my best friend. Upon closer inspection the pretty turquoise beads weren’t actually stone beads but paper beads instead. I remember making paper beads with old magazines and junk mail when I was younger, and loved it, so I set out to make them with a grown up twist.

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Kids’ Crafts: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Even as a kid who didn’t like turkey or football, and wasn’t allowed to help in the kitchen, I still always looked forward to ‘Turkey Day.’ Afterall, Thanksgiving isn’t just about eating and watching football, it’s about spending the day with family and friends, giving thanks and celebrating the season. So, while parents are busy in the kitchen, here are some Thanksgiving crafts to help the kids celebrate the day in their own way.

These turkey washer necklaces are perfect for kids who love making jewelry and presents for the other guests.

Turkey Washer Necklace 

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Kids’ Crafts: Pumpkin Season

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.

Here in Portland nights are getting chillier, the leaves are changing color and our garden is full of squash, gourds and pumpkins! Even if it’s not quite pumpkin season yet where you live here are some pumpkin themed crafts to celebrate fall and get geared up for Halloween crafting.

Create some cute pumpkin decor for the kids room with this easy to follow picture frame craft.

Cute as a Button Pumpkin PictureThink Crafts

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Kids Crafts: Jewelry Making

This week I got to hang out with my school aged niece who was on spring break and she asked me if we could make jewelry. So, I set out to find some fun, easy to follow tutorials for making jewelry we would both be proud to wear! I found some great tutorials for making jewelry with a variety of materials including fabric, paper, washi tape and popsicle/craft sticks! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it might be a good time for  crafting presents for the mom’s in our lives also.

 

These fabric bead necklaces are so much fun to make, and to wear! My niece made one for her mom, and I made one for my sister, who is about to have her second daughter sometime this week!

 

 

Fabric Bead NecklacesBabble Dabble Do

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Stash Busting Projects for All Crafting Types

Stash Busting Projects

I think all of us can admit that we have way too many craft supplies. I have tons of leftover odds and ends from finished projects, projects I gave up on, and things I just had to have. Going into the New Year gives us a chance to look at what we have and improve. I’m hoping to clean out my craft space for the coming year, but I don’t want all of those scraps and materials I have saved to go to waste. So, I went on the hunt for some great stash busting projects, no matter what you need to use up.

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Table Cloth Weights

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

Table Cloth Weights

Table Cloth Weights for Summer Cookouts

Just in time for all of those summer picnics, make your own clip on weights that keep the table cloth in place even on the breezy days. A set of 4 make a nice gift for mom on Mother’s Day or for the hostess of the weekend cook out.

Supplies

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