Sunday, May 30, 2010

Father's Day Dragon


Craft clay or home made clay (recipe below)

Acrylic paint

Cookie sheet

Tin foil

Paper plate

Silk flower

Picture of a dragon

Hot glue gun

I gave the clay and the picture of the dragon to my son and told him to mold a dragon. I set the oven at 350 degrees. I place a layer of tinfoil on to the cookie sheet. My son needed help placing the head, tail, arms and legs on. He was able to put the spicks on the back of the dragon. I helped him put holes in the dragons back with a toothpick for the wings. The wings are added after the dragon has been painted. Then we place the dragon on to the cookie sheet and into the oven to bake. Cook until dough is hard and cool completely. While the dragon is cooling I placed a plastic tablecloth on the table. I assembled the paints and brushes. I let my son pick out the acrylic paints that he wanted to use. We placed the paint on to the paper plate one color at a time. As he painted the dragon I took a petal off of a silk flower and cut the end of the petal in half for the two wings. After the paint dries glue each half of the flower petal in the holes you made for the wings. My son is barely 4 and he loved doing this craft. Kids of any age will have fun making and giving this to their Dads and Grandpas for Father's Day. Parental Supervision is required.

Recipe for Home Made Clay Mix together 1/2 cup flour,1/4 cup salt and ¼ cup water. Dough (clay) should not be sticky. Add small amounts of more flour until you can work it in your hands and not have it stick to your hands. Use as Craft Clay. This takes more time but saves money.

The kids will love making any of these fun gifts and giving them to Dad on Father's Day.
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Dad Rocks

Is your Dad a rock star? Make him his own rock to show him he is a rock star to you.


Smooth round or oval rock

White, black and colors of choice

Acrylic matte sealer spray

Tacky glue


Clean rocks and dry completely. If you are doing this project for a group, base coat clean rocks with Jesso sealer to save time. Paint your rock the desired color. Let each coat of paint dry before adding another coat. Light colors with take more coats than dark colors. If you paint over wet paint the brush will pick up the wet paint. Paint the head on the rock in a different color acrylic craft paint. There is no pattern for this. Make the head as big as you want, do not exceed ¼ of your rock. Decorate the body as you desire. You can use different color paint, small stickers or sharpie markers. Make sure to use tacky glue on stickers and jewels to bond to the rough surface of the rock. The glue that comes on them will not be enough. Eyes-dip the end of a pencil eraser in white acrylic paint, Dot on the eye. Clean off the eraser and repeat for the other eye. Let these dry completely before doing the next step. If you want to use google eyes attach them with tacky glue. Dip the pencil, lead end into black acrylic paint and dot on the white of each eye. Put both dots in the same place on both eyes so the pat is looking in the same direction. If you put the black dots at the top of the white dot your pet will be looking up. After the paint is dry, spray your rock with acrylic sealer spray. Allow sealer to dry. Tip: after spraying sealer hold the can upside down and spray until air comes out. This will prevent the nozzle from clogging between uses.

Have a Happy Father's Day

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Father's Day Air Fresheners.


Car air freshener

Colored card stock paper

Cricut Paper Doll Cartilage


Choose the paper for the body. Cut out using the Cricut Paper Doll Cartilage size 5 inch. You can get six dolls out of one 12 x 12 sheet of paper. Choose the hair color and cut out some of the hairstyles. Cut out using the Cricut Paper Doll Cartilage size 5 inch. Using some different colors of paper cut out some dresses, shoes and hair accessories. Let you children make the paper dolls. Use paper glue (Elmer's School Glue is a good choice) After the doll s are complete, open the air freshener and glue the doll to it using Tacky Glue. The kids will love making and giving this gift. If your children are young have everything cut out before beginning. This is a really fun gift that the fathers and Grandpas can enjoy using.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kids Crafts for Father’s Day

Working With "Dad" Picture Frame


Wood frame, Small screwdriver set, Acrylic paint and paint brushes
One measurer tape, Small letters DAD, One lighter, Wire, Nails, and
Picture frame hanger, Sand paper, Hot glue and glue gun


I first took the wood frame and painted it brown. After it had dried I aged it by sanding the sides and making nicks in the wood with a screwdriver. Then I took the lighter and burnt the edges of the wood letters, DAD I then placed the measuring tape on the frame and nailed it in to place. I then nailed the frame wall hanger on the front of the frame, glued the letters to the frame, glued the wire on the one side and glued the screwdriver to the bottom of the frame. Reference picture for placement of embellishments. When the frame was complete I placed the picture in the frame.

This is one of my son's favorite craft project.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Craft Bonanza at My Four Monkeys Next Week!!

Next week Mom-Stuff will a guest blogger at My Four Monkeys Craft Bonanza. They will highlight on or more of my crafts. Stop by and enjoy all of the amazing craft projects.

Craft Bonanza – at My Four Monkeys Next Week!!

Next week I will be out of town with my family, preparing for my little sister’s wedding on the 15th! Yay! I will be gone the entire week, and have a big surprise for you while I am gone….

My Four Monkeys will be hosting a HUGE Craft Bonanza! Every day next week, there will be at least two craft tutorials posted by some amazing guest bloggers. Be sure and check them all out, because there are some really cute and easy projects. There will also be a couple giveaways next week from some talented crafters who sell their handmade goods like Orglamix and Gaddy Nipper Crayons, and a new shop called Bubbly Meadows that you moms of young children will want to check out!

So stay tuned next week for some crafting fun while I am away! Angie

See you three, Ashley-Craft Expert at Mom-Stuff

Large Felt Flower Barrette


Felt in white

Material (colors in your choice)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sewing needle and thread


Cut out the large flower pattern form the felt. Cut the petals from your fabric. Glue the petals to the felt but only  put glue on the center of the petal. This will hold it in place and still allow you to sew it together. Sew the button in the center of the flower. Using an edging stitch sew around the petals. Sew flower onto a hair clip. Make sure you sew it to only the top of the hair clip. It you want to attach it with a hot glue gun, clip the hair clip to a piece of tin foil so the glue stays on the top of the hair clip. Peel it off of the tinfoil when glue has cooled.
You can cover a headband with matching fabric for a fun hair accessory.
These are so much fun to customize to match your girls outfit.

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Hairstyle found at