Tag Archives: Clay Crafts

Kids’ Crafts: Falling Leaves

I love everything about fall – pumpkin carving and hot apple cider, the smell of cinnamon and apples, the approaching holidays, and of course fall foliage. The color palette of autumn is my favorite:  oranges, golden yellow, pinks and reds. The only bad part is how quickly the leaves fall and need to be raked and collected. Here are some fall leaf crafts to help you and your kids create with and keep some of those beautiful leaves.

This first craft can be made with store bought silk leaves, if you happen to live in a place that doesn’t have many deciduous trees this is a great way to celebrate autumn leaves anyway!

Leaf Garland

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Kids’ Crafts: Halloween Decor

Halloween is less than two weeks away. I just bought some pumpkins to decorate with the kiddos, and I’m gathering supplies for other spooky crafts we can do to prepare for and celebrate Halloween. Here are some tutorials for kid friendly Halloween Decor to welcome party guests and trick-or-treaters to your own haunted house!

Light up your windows and mantels with these glowing jack-o-lantern faces.

Glowing Halloween DecorationsPaging Fun Mums

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Kids’ Crafts: Science Experiments

Hands on science experiments and crafts that incorporate the scientific process are valuable learning experiences that can give your child confidence and a foundation for understanding science in school. What better time to experiment and get messy than during school vacation! Here are some of my favorite scientific crafts to do with the whole family. These are all fun for toddlers, school aged children, and grown ups.

Do you remember building your own volcano for science projects in grade school? Here’s a fun tutorial to share with kids of all ages. This activity is both engrossing and a little messy…

Volcano Science ExperimentLove, Play, Learn

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Kids’ Crafts: Ocean Crafts

This week our family finally had a chance to get to the ocean, where we went for a hike, explored tidal pools and even watched grey whales. My nieces had the best time, they can’t talk about anything besides all the cool things we found in the ocean. Here are some ocean themed crafts to share with your little ones to help remember the special trips you’ve taken together and to learn more about ocean life at home.

Here’s a craft you can make at home using items found at the beach and materials you have around the house. Kids can make their own representation of the ocean using a mixture of real and imagined elements.

Ocean in an Egg CartonThe Imagination Tree

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Embellishments!

Who doesn’t love embellishments? Whenever I finish a big project like creating a scrapbook album gift for Mother’s Day or one of my niece’s first year albums I like to take a break from involved projects and just make embellishments for fun and of course to have ready for future projects. For this last week of May I’d like to share some favorite scrappy embellishment tutorials I’ve been following.

Gather those leftover scraps of pretty paper, varied buttons and rhinestones/sequins floating around in your scrapbooking drawer to make some unforgettable scrappy embellishments!

Scrappy EmbellishmentsBalzer Designs

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Conversation Heart Garland

DIY Conversation Heart Garland

Decorate your home with everyone’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy this season. This garland will brighten up your mantel or doorway with fun phrases and lovely pastels! Look up some of your favorite conversation heart phrases to add to your garland, or create your own to personalize for your Valentine.

What You Need:

How to Make It:

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