Entries in crafts (96)
p>My boys are fans of the show Phineas and Ferb. I admit that I think it's pretty cute myself. Being an older sister I can relate a little to Candice! Anyway if you haven't seen the show, Perry is a pet platypus who is actually a secret agent (Agent P). I pinned this tutorial on Pinterest a while back and the boys made their own Perry's out of a plastic water bottle, forks (leftover from the Harry Potter Party), masking tape, cardboard from a cereal box, markers, and googly eyes.
So the big crafting plans I had for this changed a bit when the boys got involved (isn't that how it always works?!) I figured we'd use these boxes for something so the boys and I came up with making a house which then turned into a Lego Spy Headquarters. When I asked why a Lego spy headquarters wouldn't be made out of Legos I got an exasperated look and "Mom, if it was made out of Lego's the bad guys would know it was a spy headquarters". He has a point!
I've always gotten what I need when we need it when it comes to kids' crafts. We'll go to the store with a project in mind or figure one out when we get there. We I'm pretty unorganized that way. I think it inhibits creativity to not have supplies on hand so I went looking for a good list of what a good craft supply cabinet should have. I found this awesome list from The Crafty Crow with her favorite brands in parenthisis (list taken from blog post here)
I think every kid should know how to make a newspaper hat. It can transform you from a normal kid to a sailor, a soldier, a pirate - whatever you want to be! There's something about props that helps you get into character. I used to love making these hats.
I just realized that Independence Day is one week from today! The boys love when I make a deal out of each holiday so I try to do something whether a craft, decoration, or special snack. I was searching for some ideas the other day and thought I'd share some that I found that the boys thought looked interesting.
Patri-botic centerpiece from Family Fun
I had seen a few different tutorials for these before using coffee cans or any cylindrical container really, but when my oldest saw the tutorial in the latest Family Fun magazine I thought that using a container with a lid was a great idea.
Happy Star Wars Day! What? You didn't know it was Star Wars Day? Sheesh what kind of rock do you live under? (I didn't know until people talked about it online either)