Tagged with crafts with kids

Hexies

Hexies

I started my current addiction to English Paper Piecing with hexies. I think of them as the gateway drug in the EPP world. (ha ha) I have done hexies (and hexie swaps) for almost every holiday, color, pattern, and several themes (cats, anyone?). The Kiddo was intrigued by this hexie phenomenon and asked if he … Continue reading

St. Valentine’s Day Crafting

St. Valentine’s Day Crafting

The kiddo participated in a Valentine swap and made the cutest bunny themed valentines. He stitched hearts on this free printable bunny I found online, and then watercolor painted some watercolor paper with warm colors. Once it dried, he cut out hearts and then wrote “Some bunny thinks you’re special.” We love a good pun. … Continue reading

St. Nicholas Day 2015

St. Nicholas Day 2015

Some pictures from our St. Nicholas Day festivities, at home and at church (with a visit from “St. Nicholas,” complete with a story, dinner & cookies, crafts, and a gift!): Of course, the Kiddo said it was not the real Saint Nicholas, since he died a long time ago. This led to questions about Santa … Continue reading

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

I have always loved and admired the work of Japanese block printers, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai. (Here is a marvelous video about both of these great artists.) Using the lesson idea from  Art Treasury, we learned a little about Hokusai, then made our own version of a “great wave” print. I have lots of left over … Continue reading

Memory Verse Motivators: Ephesians 4:32

Memory Verse Motivators: Ephesians 4:32

Remember that book I told you I picked up a used copy of, called Memory Verse Motivators by Cheryl Price? Here’s another activity we did from the book. G made one for us and one for his godmother. I love St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. It is loaded with so many good things to remember. Be … Continue reading

Memory Verse Motivators: Hebrews 13:5

Memory Verse Motivators: Hebrews 13:5

At the beginning of the summer, I picked up a very inexpensive used copy of Memory Verse Motivators by Cheryl Price. It is a lovely book, full of activities to help kids (and adults, to be honest!) memorize some beautiful lines of scripture. The kiddo and I have made a couple of them, like this … Continue reading

Faux Bark Paintings

Faux Bark Paintings

I highly recommend the Usborne book Art Treasury. It is almost like a mini art curriculum, full of short art history lessons about a wide range of artists from all different time periods and cultures AND there are corresponding projects for each artist! (FYI: I loved this book before I became an Usborne Book EC. … Continue reading

Christmas in July (Recap)

Christmas in July (Recap)

I know, it has been a long time since I posted. To get back into the swing of things, I thought I would share some of the Christmas in July projects the kiddo and I worked on. We made cute little angel bear ornaments to put away to give as gifts, did winter-themed math and … Continue reading

Dinosaur Fun! Creating an Ankylosaurus with Usborne

Dinosaur Fun! Creating an Ankylosaurus with Usborne

One of my new Usborne books is called Dinosaur Fun and it is filled with great dinosaur themed crafts. G and I decided to start with the ankylosaurus. While the book is part of the Usborne “preschool activities” series, like with lots of activity books, it works for a range of ages. Since G is … Continue reading

Easter/Spring Kids’ Craft

Easter/Spring Kids’ Craft

For the kid’s version of the Easter swap we participated in, G made 3-D decoupaged paper mache eggs, 2-D paper egg ornaments, and baby bird’s nests. They’re very simple projects but the end results look lovely. Cut a nest shape out of construction or card stock paper, some little pieces of cotton yarn, some wings from … Continue reading