Let Kids make Kid Goodie Bags with Cookie Cutters, Scrapbook Paper, and a See-through Bag!

kid to kid goodie bagsYou’ll need:

Supplies

·    Cookie cutters with a wide edge
·    Recycled plastic clear lids. (we used one from a party tray)
·    Marker
·    Clear bags with twist ties
·    Candy
·    Holiday paper
·    Clear tape
Instructions
1.      Trace out the design of the cookie cutter onto the plastic lid and onto a piece of holiday paper. Make sure the design of the paper will show on the outside of the cutter.
2.      Cut out your design. You may need to do some extra trimming on the plastic so it fits inside your cutter.
3.      Place the plastic inside your cookie cutter and fill it with candy.
4.      Place the holiday paper over the cookie cutter and tape the edges so the candy does not fall out.
5.  Put each cookie cutter inside a goodie bag and hand them out to your friends!

Pretty Holiday Containers

Who doesn’t love a little home baked goodie? While the cookies are in the oven personalize your containers for the extra added touch. It’s super simple and will make an impression.

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Designed by: Terri O www.terriocraftprojects.com

Giving away baked goodies is a great idea for the holidays. Why not add an extra touch and decorate the container! Using the blending technique and all the wonderful colors from Bic Mark-It Markers you can create & personalize for any occasion.

Supplies:
Bic Mark-It Markers in fine and ultra fine
Plastic or acrylic containers
Alcohol Blending solution.* If blending follow manufacturers instructions.
Cotton swabs

Instructions:
1.    Decide on your design by tracing or freehand. If your container is clear you can use just about any design as a template.
2.    **Designs are for the outside of containers only and for decorative use.
3.    Be as creative as you like by adding multiple colors. Containers with a rough surface will have a different look than containers with a smooth surface.
4.    Create you design and let dry before using. Wash containers by hand.

Time Capsule Ornaments

Materials and Tools:

time capsule ornamentSupplies

·    Holiday paper or fabric
·    Brush
·    Decoupage medium
·    Holiday stickers
·    Ornament that opens up (I found some from High School Musical in the kids section of a craft store. They had candy inside them.)
·    Pen or marker
·    Holiday memories
Instructions
1.      Take your ornament apart. That way you won’t decoupage it together!
2.      Cut your fabric or tear your paper into small strips. Be sure to leave some clean edges for the edge of your ornament.
3.      Cut strips of holiday paper and write your favorite memory of the year or the holiday. It’s your choice. Curl up the paper and put it inside the ornament.
4.      Decorate the outside with stickers or glitter. Whatever you like. Be sure to write the year on the outside.
5.  Open up your time capsule next year with your family and remember the great times. Create one every year for years of memories.

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.