Learning Pottery – A great family activity

A few months ago I showed the results of my first-ever pottery class.  The finished pieces weren’t stellar, but they were SO MUCH FUN to make!

I’ve been looking for an activity that the girls and I can do together.  Not me on the sidelines or in the crowd cheering – but an actual activity that we could all take part in and have in common and talk about afterwards.

I hoped learning pottery would be it.

I signed us up (as well […]

2018-06-18T13:39:27-04:00June 14th, 2017|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS, KIDS|0 Comments

Easy Zentangle Plates – using Sharpie oil markers

You’ve heard of Zentangle right?  It’s essentially doodling, but in structured patterns.  No talent, no skill, no end goal in mind – just lines, swirls, shapes, swoops and fun.

Granted, there are zentangle artists out there that take it to a whole other level with incredible pieces of art that are nothing short of masterpieces – but you won’t find that here, today, on the blog.

Today I just wanted to show how easy, fun and gratifying it is to zentangle (aka doodle) […]

2018-06-18T13:39:30-04:00May 15th, 2017|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|1 Comment

Marbled Rock Paperweights – crafts for kids

The other day I posted the cork coasters that my daughter and her friend made (so cute), but I didn’t post what my other daughter – Miss Chloë – was up to at the same time…

The project I did with her and her friends (aged 8, 9 and 11) was creating these beautiful marbled rock paperweights.

This is a simple project, but one I’d suggest for 7+ because a very gentle hand is needed to get the marbled effect.

First up, select some […]

2018-06-18T13:39:31-04:00May 4th, 2017|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|0 Comments

Cork Coasters – Crafting with kids

I had some fun over the weekend and invited my “Muses” over to play.

By Muses I mean the imagination-station team – consisting of my daughter and a few of her friends.

I LOVE seeing what kids come up with when creating.  My mind is so pigeon-holed by Pinterest perfection that I don’t often branch out and come up with something entirely original, but ask an 11 year old to paint cork coasters and watch what they come up with!

I picked up […]

2018-06-18T13:39:32-04:00April 24th, 2017|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|0 Comments

Ugly Christmas Sweaters – or rather t-shirts

We had fun last weekend. We were laughing and giggling away because of the task our advent calendar had us scheduled to complete: ugly Christmas sweaters.

When I first put the idea into the girls’ calendar, I had thought we would buy some ugly Christmas sweaters from the thrift store, but when last weekend rolled around, I decided we didn’t need to spend any more money to still have the same fun… so I brought out some old t-shirts […]

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

My friend Georgia stopped by the other day to show me a really cool duct tape wallet she’d purchased.  Okay, Georgia’s Mom is a closer friend (Georgia is 10), but I don’t want to discount any awesome friendships that lead to a knock on the door to show me an awesome craft.

You know I had to try for myself.

You will need:

2018-06-18T13:40:29-04:00July 17th, 2016|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS, KIDS|2 Comments

Mother’s Day String Art

Just a quickie post today to give you something you (or Hubby) can work on with the kids this weekend;

Mother’s Day String Art!

I have a million-and-one scrap pieces of wood in the garage.  Too small to do much with, but too big to just throw away, so I thought I’d get the girls to create some string art for their Grandma/Nana for Mother’s Day.

This is a small 3″x4″ piece of mdf that I gave a light sanding to and added […]

2018-06-18T13:40:51-04:00April 29th, 2016|GIFT IDEAS, KID'S CRAFTS, KIDS|0 Comments
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