Simple Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Tic Tac Toe Kids Can Make

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Just as their website says, “Sculpey III is the perfect medium for anyone who likes to create.  Once cured, Sculpey III bakes hard and takes on a matte, bisque-type finish. It’s easy-to-use and stays soft until you bake it.”

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hatI decided to make a super simple project as it has been some time since I worked with clay.

The pieces for this game took just a few minutes to shape. I tried to make them about the same size/ height, (and there are tools for measuring your balls of clay if you are making beads), and I think they turned out super cute.

To make the trees, I took 3 colors of green and mashed/rolled them together. I used a little brown Sculpey to make the the tree trunk so they would sit a little higher.

I baked them per instructions on the packaging (about 20 minutes).

The game board is made out of contrasting Christmas themed scrapbook paper.

Sculpey is an oven bake clay that maintains tooling and detailing beautifully. I have this awesome tool kits, so….

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Next time I decide to craft with this medium, I think I will make jewelry or maybe Christmas ornaments!

You can make this Christmas Cone in about 10 minutes!

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Christmas cones are super simple to make. All you need is:

double sided paper, ribbon, lace, glue and a couple of staples.

1.  Make your cone shape out of a square of paper. Trim excess.

2. Glue it. I used Aileen’s Craft Glue and simply held it for a couple of minutes until it dried enough to hold the shape on its own.

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3. Cut a length of ribbon and staple it inside as shown below.

4. Cut a length of lace and glue to upper rim of cone.

5. Add a bow.

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Now all that remains to do is add sweet treats and deliver your gift!

Make a Wire, Paper, and Glitter Butterfly

Terri O butterflyHi there, Terri’s assistant Carol here.  At night, to justify my TV watching, I am trying to keep my hands busy making something.

wire-butterflytraceI had the remainder of a spool of green wire that was pliable enough to wrap with my fingers so I wrapped up a butterfly. (I have seen wire critters in craft and $ stores).

Then I decided it needed paper and glitter. This glitter from Crafty Chica is mostly silver but it also has some different colored flecks. The paper is double sided, so my butterfly will look pretty on the flip side.

Thank goodness for non-stick craft mats.

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Buttons became the body.

I do not think I will use it as a Christmas Tree ornament, but maybe a package topper.

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nonstickAs I pulled an increasing amount of stuff from my craft room/office to the living room table I put it all on a tray that can go back and forth for easy clean-up.

Do you craft in front of the TV?

 

How to Simply Embellish a Dollar Store Craft Mask with a Gold Crown or Keep on Adding Dimensions

Oh man do I wish I had purchased more of these masks for a buck. I could play all afternoon as the crazy crafty cat lady! (Wish there had been dog masks too!) These masks are sturdy (not bendable) plastic covered in glitter.

The whole project took about 40 minutes.

To simply cut a crown you’ll need Rowlux Illusion Film (it comes in all kinds of colors and swirls) and a the outline of a crown shape which you can easily pull off the web and print to the size you need.

precut-crownTape the crown shape to the back of the film and cut. Then, cut strips in the bottom and fold as shown.

foldTape it to the inside of the cat mask. Viola! You are done!

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Tip:  If you glue or hot glue it instead, make your glue layer thin as this is resting against your forehead and you want it to be comfortable.

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Have more than 10 minutes and want to embellish your crown more? Good. I did too.

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The cool thing is that the Rolux Illusion Film is that it is heavy enough to hold up the Graphic 45 Brads as jewels. I used my new Westcott Craft Knife and cut a horizontal hole in the 5 crown peaks. Insert and fold brads.

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Want to keep going? Yay!

I painted some glue in each ear and added some Raspberry Shattered Mica Flakes by Art Mechanique.

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At this point I was feeling top heavy, and you know, they eyes have it. I used Indigo Blu’s English Cottage Acrylic Paint: Vodka Martini  to outline the eyes.

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With this mask you are ready to be Queen of the Cats!

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Make a Magnet in Seconds!

Terri O Super SimpleYou only need 3 components and one tool for this project:

Xyron Magnet Tape

1 cardstock sticker from Graphic 45′s “An Eerie Collection” ~ you can find this paper at your local scrapbook store.

1 Rue Romantique bezel with the ring snipped off the end (tool: wire cutters).

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Kid Craft: Make Simply Cute Sleepover Pillow Cases

This is a a fun project your kids can create at their next sleepover.

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Supply list:

Pillow cases

Crafty Chica Fabric Markers

Fabric markers (Crafty Chica Tango Permanent Juicy Markers)

Chunky stamps So Soft Fabric paint (www.ilovetocreate.com)19e7eb0d0a70483cb89dff24a6d5f50c_web08_tu_sft_grp_225

Stencils

Tips: In the rinse cycle, wash new pillow cases to removing the “newness”. Do not use fabric softener. Iron out the wrinkles if necessary. After using any fabric markers or fabric paint heat set your pillow case by throwing it in the dryer or ironing.

If you would like to see how easy these pillow cases are to make, catch the project on Sonoran Living: Easy & Fun Project for Your Kids’ Next Sleepover.

DIY Name Sign with Cardboard and Yarn

 

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Decorate your room with your name on the cheap! I found some cardboard boxes in the back of a truck headed for the junkyard. So I saved them, cut them up and turned them into wall art. Here is what you need:

Yarn
Exacto knife
Cardboard
Marker
Glue or glue gun

I used a ruler to help gauge the size of my letters. I wanted them to be fairly uniform in shape. Simply glue one end of the yarn to the cardboard and wrap it. If the letter has a hole in it like the letter A, simply cut out one side and bend it back. This way you won’t have to push your yarn through a hole which will take forever! After Noon on 8-14-14 you can watch the segment on Sonoran Living to see for yourself.

 

Super Simple Gift Wrap DIY – The Photo as Giant Gift Tag

Eliminate gift tags by using a photo of the person you are giving the gift to. Here is how I did it:

Photos as gift tags Terri O1.   Pick your picture and print it on regular paper. You could use photo paper but that can get pricey since it’s going in the trash anyway.

2.   The most important tool you’ll need is the www.xyron.com <http://www.xyron.com> 900. It makes stickers out of anything.

Run your picture thru it and stick it on the package or bag.

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Handprint Mother’s Day Canvas and Acordian Card

Mom will love to get one of these projects for Mother’s Day! Especially since it includes the hands of the little ones she loves so much.

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Handprint Canvas

Supply List:

  • 1 good quality canvas. I used a 12 x 12 for two kids. If you have more than two kids you might want to consider buying a larger size.
  • Scrapbook paper with patterns on both sides. Try to stick with one theme or grouping to keep all your colors and patterns consistent.
  • Adhesive runner or glue.
  • Permanent markers
  • Handprints for a template

Instructions & Tips:

  1. Trace and cut out each child’s handprint. Cut out two prints for each child.
  2. Have kids write their message along the top before you glue the handprints.
  3. Place and glue the handprints to look like flowers.
  4. Draw the stems and leaves to each flower. You can even have each child write their name and date.

Handprint Card

  • Using heavy cardstock cut out two handprints. Write on the top handprint “I Love you” and lay them open.
  • Cut a strip of cardstock about 1 inch wide and fold like an accordion. Open accordion and write “this much”. Glue each end to the inside of each hand.
  • Tie the hands together with a ribbon.

You can watch me make this project on Sonoran Living.

 

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.