Windsock Bunny DIY in 30 minutes

Rabbits, bunnies, and hares, oh my! Whatever you call them, they are awfully cute.

And they can run at speeds up to 18 mph. That might be a bit windy for this sock, so put it where the breezes blow.

Perfect for Easter and spring!

Materials Needed:Terri O bunny wind sock

1 sheet light pink fibre craft foam
1 sheet white fibre craft foam
Westrim Fun Foam, blue, orange and black
3 pink pipe cleaners
2 1-inch white pompoms
Pink and white crepe paper
Aleene’s tacky glue
1-1/2 inch button
1 yard string, yarn or ribbon, for hanger
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Stapler
Hole punch

Step 1:

Cut blue foam in half lengthwise to ensure straight cuts.

Step 2:

Cut out white headpiece and place head about halfway over 1 blue strip; glue to secure.

Step 3:

Trace 2 ears onto pink foam, cut out and glue to front side of each white ear.

Step 4:

Hold 3 pink pipe cleaners together and twist in middle to form whiskers. Staple twisted area of whiskers to lower half of white head piece, centered between ears.

Step 5:

Trace nose onto orange foam, cut out and glue to center of whiskers. Trace eye pattern twice onto black foam, cut out and glue above nose.

Step 6:

Glue 2 pompoms right next to each other under nose.

Step 7:

Trace bow tie pattern onto pink foam, cut out and glue to center of blue foam beneath face. Glue button to center of bow tie.

Step 8:

Cut 6 pink and 6 white 1-yard lengths of crepe paper. Alternating colors, glue to bottom edge of blue foam on reverse side.

Step 9:

Wrap blue and white foam around to form a tube; staple edges together to secure.

Step 10:

Punch a hole on each side of bunny head at top, just behind ears, about 1/4 inch down. Tie ends of string, yarn or ribbon through holes for a hanger. If desired, when ears have dried, curl them forward around finger to shape.

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Kids Can Make

Fun Spring time projects for the kids:

sidewalk chalk paint craft

Play dough

1 cup of flour

½ cup salt

½ water

Mix in a bowl to make a dough. If your dough gets too sticky add flour as needed. Add food coloring if you want.

You can air dry your project or bake it in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

Sidewalk chalk

1 ½ cup corn starch

1 ½ cup water

Thoroughly mix then pour a cupcake tin. Add food coloring to make your favorite colors. Let dry. Depending on the weather it may take a couple of days.

 

Sidewalk chalk paint

1 cup corn starch

1 cup water

Mix thoroughly and pour into several small containers. I used a cupcake tin. Add food coloring and paint away.

Handprint Tablecloth

This is a 30 minute project you can do with children.

You can make make shapes with the handprints or even place them in a pattern!

Make in the morning on a warm day super simple handprint table clothand you’ll be ready to set the table for dinner.

Materials Needed:

Tablecloth (Cotton blend works best.)
Plastic to put underneath tablecloth
Acrylic paint(s) — colors of your choice
Textile medium
Bowl
Sponge
Thin paintbrush (optional)

Step 1:

Iron tablecloth. Lay plastic underneath cloth to prevent paint from soaking through.

Step 2:

Mix paint and medium in bowl, following directions on textile medium bottle.

Step 3:

Use sponge to paint palm of hand. Spread fingers and press hand down firmly on tablecloth. Repeat with as many hands as you want.

Step 4:

If you want to, you can paint an edge around the hands using a small paintbrush.

Helpful Hints:

Make sure the paint is completely dry before storing or washing. If handprint is light, may want to paint over using a paintbrush.

Popsicle Puzzle

popsicle craft

Do you have little ones home for spring break? Here is an easy craft you can do with them that teaches fine motor skills in a super fun way.

The more popsicle sticks you have the bigger the color. You can often find a bag of 100 at the dollar store.

Makes a fun craft for a child’s birthday party.

Materials Needed:

7 or 8 popsickle sticks (The more you have, the bigger your puzzle.)
Tape
Markers

Step 1:

The more similar the sticks are in color, the better. Line them up and tape them down on each side.

Step 2:

Draw your design using markers (We made a multicolored star). TIP: Place a dot at the end of each stick along one side for an easier puzzle solution. If you want more of a challenge, skip the dots.

super simple puzzleHelpful Hints:

Popsickle sticks can be purchased at most craft stores for about $1.50 for 500. Unfortunately, they don’t include the popsickle part!

DIY glam for spring training games

terri o spring training fan apparel

I looked up logos under images for my favorite teams. There are tons to choose from. I used them as templates, patterns or even inspiration. One important tip, before you decorate any new t-shirt is sure to pre-wash it. Do not add fabric softener!!

Supplies to make your shirt & hat dazzle:

T-shirt

Foam hat

Permanent markers

Iron on letters, numbers & paper

Iron

I show you how Super Simple it is to create right HERE on Sonoran Living!

 

Bubble Gum Jar for You and Your Kids to Craft

super simple bubble gum craftThis faux gumball machine makes a colorful gift for a child’s birthday or as a birthday party centerpiece.

Supplies and tools:

Terra cotta pot with coaster

1 1/2″ – 2″ wooden ball

Paints (acrylic) and brushes – I used purple, white and yellow

Round vase with a small mouth

Black Sharpie

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Gumballs

Super simple instructions:

Paint terracotta pot and coaster. Let dry.

Paint wooden ball. Let dry.

Paint white area as shown. Let dry.

Write cost of gumballs with sharpie as shown.

Turn pot over and use your glue gun to affix bottom of vase to bottom of pot. Let cool.

Glue wooden ball on the bottom center of the coaster. Let cool.

Fill vase with gumballs.

Close with coaster lid and a painted wooden ball glued on as a handle.

Now you are ready to party!

 

Love Bug Magnets

kids crafts terri oSupplies:

3 to 4 inches craft foam, red, white or pink

1 1/4-inch pompom, red, white or pink

1 1-inch pompom, red, white or pink

1 1-1/2-inch pompom, red, white or pink

3 12-inch, 4-mm pipe cleaners, red, white, pink or purple (for legs)

1 6-inch, 4-mm pipe cleaner, red, white, pink or purple (for antennae)

10 10-by-12-mm heart-shaped pony beads, red, white or pink

1 pair 10-mm wiggle eyes

Scissors

Pencil

1-1/2 inches of 1/2-inch adhesive-backed magnetic strip

Glue

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Completion Time: 15 minutes

Instructions:

  1. Cut a figure 8 out of craft foam, making top circle a little smaller than bottom (This will be love bug’s head and body).
  2. Cut 12-inch pipe cleaners in half. Twist around pencil to curl “legs.” Glue 3 on each side of “body” circle.
  3. Cut 6-inch pipe cleaner in half for antennae. Glue on head.
  4. Put 1 heart-shaped bead on each antennae and leg. Turn back ends of pipe cleaners so jagged edges aren’t sticking out.
  5. Glue 1-1/2-inch pompom on body base and 1-inch pompom on head base. Glue two heart beads vertically in center of 1-1/2-inch pompom.
  6. To make nose, glue 1/4-inch pompom on 1-inch pompom. Glue on eyes.
  7. Cut magnetic strip into 1-inch and 1/2-inch pieces. Glue to back of love bug.

Valentine Door Hanger

valentine craft terri oWhen your child awakes on February 14, this could be a fun greeting. It would also make a nice teacher gift.

Materials needed for Valentine Door Hanger:

2 pieces Fun Foam

1 piece Valentine wire

Paint pens

1 piece netting

Valentine’s Day candy

Glue gun

Completion Time: 15 minutes

Instructions:

  1. Cut two equal-sized hearts out of Fun Foam.
  2. Cut out a smaller heart from inside one of the Fun Foam hearts.
  3. Glue a piece of netting over the smaller heart hole.
  4. Glue the two large hearts together, leaving the top open and the netting on the inside of the hearts.
  5. Glue the two ends of the Valentine’s Day wire on the opposite ends of the heart, creating a handle.
  6. Decorate the heart with paint pens.
  7. When the glue dries, fill the heart with Valentine’s Day candy.

Many Uses for Vintage Trinkets

Vintage Trinkets by Prima

It is super simple to use Vintage Trinkets (made by Prima) to help your child make a cute necklace or package tie for a boxes gift for a special Aunt or Grandmother for Valentine’s Day! The bezels come already embellished or you can add your own. The domes help make the photos you use stand out.super simple with terri o

  1. Just place the pre-made dome on a photo you printed out and trace around the edge.
  2. Cut out slightly inside the circle.
  3. Use Elmer’s Glue to seal the image and dome in place.
  4. Add a bead dangle and/or ribbon.super simple with terri o vt3

These would also make adorable scrapbook adornments! For anyone still taking down their tree and packing the ornaments, these sweet little trinkets could also be darling ornaments—and you have started to prepare for Christmas 2014! You head starter, you!

vintage trinkets super simple with terri o

Simple Dish Cloth Gift – Britches

terri o dish cloth giftsThese are so cute and a quick gift to make for a hostess.

You will need yarn or ribbon, a needle with an eye big enough for yarn (darning needle), two large dish cloths, scissors, and a tag for these super simple britches.
Instructions:
1. Thread the needle.
2. Fold one dish cloth in half. Sew a seam close to the edge half way. terri o dish cloth britches
3. Repeat with second dish cloth.
4. Now with one dish cloth facing left and the other facing right, sew the open parts together to form the pants.
5. At the “waist”, weave your needle in and out with colored yarn gather to make it ruffle before you tie the bow.
6. Do the same for each “pant leg.britches-3

7. Attach poem:
Now don’t get excited,
and don’t be misled,
These are not for you,
but your dishes instead.
Untie the bows.
Pull out the stitched.
You have gained two dish cloths,
but lost your britches!