If you're a Stranger Things fan, you might be interested in this adorable pumpkin craft that changes a pumpkin into the Upside Down! I have been seeing so many different takes on it ranging from minifigs displayed in moss to the demogorgon here, but most of them involve gutting a pumpkin and painting the inside black, adding glitter and making it as Upside Down as possible.
Are you making crafts to give as Valentine presents this year? It's one of the best holidays for crafting and with so many simple yet adorable ideas floating around, there's really something that everyone can make. Take this cute idea from the Dating Divas: use candy kisses to create an "I've kissed the ground you walk on!" craft with the cute printables that the site provides. They do a lot of fun projects like these and I really recommend their free kits.
When I became a mother, I imagined myself doing lots of crafts with my kids and have over the years. From clay to watercolor pencils, we've done a lot of different kinds of projects, but my 11-year-old has since surpassed my own imagination. She is currently building scupltures out of chicken wire. Her latest project? A life-size sculpture of a werewolf.
Due to schedule changes and a limited budget, my daughter isn't able to attend the Doctor Who camp she had so hoped to go to this year, so I've been looking up various crafts and activities for her to do at home instead. Doctor Who crafts are cute, fun to do and help celebrate your fandom, and most can be made with things that you already have at home.
Make some easy Doctor Who valentines to save for Valentine's Day or to even distribute whenever you feel like it.
No, it's not a horror movie marathon. That's a different splatter party.
A crafter's splatter party is a time for messiness and painting fun! You don't need much to get started. As long as you have some paint, a background and some good friends, you're pretty much set!
Depending on your mom, she either loves or hates the things you make for her. Even if she’s held onto the mug that you made in the third grade, that doesn’t mean she wants you to keep making her crafts for Mother’s Day. That said, some moms love homemade goodies. This year, why not invite your mom along for the craft making?
Have you ever tried a craft subscription box? Each month, you can get a box filled with various supplies that will help you complete the projects that you are interested in. There are boxes designed for every person’s interests, whether those include stickers, yarn, kids’ crafts and many other types of crafts.
There are a lot of things you can do with a pumpkin besides carving or eating it. For example, you can save the scooped seeds and create a fabulous piece of art. Best of all, even younger children can participate. One of the many things I like to make with my girls is a pumpkin seed smiley face. Here is how you make it:
Scoop all of the seeds out of the pumpkin if you haven't already. Rinse them off under a faucet of running water to remove any strings or pumpkin juice that might be present on the seeds.
Set your pumpkin seeds on a few paper towel sheets to dry. This may take a few days. The key is to make sure no more moisture is left in the seeds. It can help if you place the seeds in the path of direct sunlight.
Christmas is not the only time to place a wreath on your door. Wreaths can be made to coordinate with any of the four seasons. Kids can even get in on the action by making a seashell wreath.
You will need the following items to make your seashell wreath:
- Large paper plate
- Hole punch
- Glue gun