Thursday, October 28, 2010

If You Are NOT Ready For Halloween


Come visit and get our ideas to  make this the best Halloween yet. We have some new pages this week and more coming. Thanks to everyone who shared their great ideas.
NEW Fun Halloween Recipes-kids crafts with food
Halloween Trick or Treat Bag re purpose T shirt
Plan your Halloween party complete skeleton theme

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Classmate Treats

Poodle and Dog suckers

Poodle, for the girl classmates
   Poodle, for the girl classmates
Dog, for the boy classmates
   Dog, for the boy classmates

Colored index paper in three colors. (white, pink, and black)
Tootieroll Pops
Google eyes
Glue stick
Scott tape

This year we used the Cricket Create a Critter and the help of a three year old. She wanted to give these out at her pre school. 
Using the Cricket Create a Critter:
Cut the Poodle shapes in size 4
Cut the Dog in size 3.5
Glue all of the pieces together to make the body.
Tape the sucker to the back. Placing the sucker under the head.
Glue the eyes in place.


Classmate Treats

Birthday Butterflies
The Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge  is used to make these class room treats ro give out to friends on her birthday.

Colored index paper in two colors.
Black index paper
Tootieroll Pops
Google eyes
Glue stick
Scott tape

This year we used the Cricket Create a Critter. If you do not have a Cricket machine make a butterfly pattern be folding a pieces of type paper in half and cut out the shape of wings. Two make the top piece cut out the same shape ½ inch smaller. Make the body Pattern the same way.
Using the Cricket Create a Critter:
Cut the Butterflies in size 4 ½
Cut the body in size 5
Glue the butterfly wings together and onto the body.
You can let your child add any designs or embellishments.
After the butterflies are assembled tape the sucker to the back. Placing the sucker under the head. We let the birthday girl tape on the stickers.
Glue the eyes in place. 


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Craft for Small Children

Do you have kids who want to carve pumpkins but are to small to handle a knife? This is the perfect solution.
To get your instructions and material list click here.  

Spider Sucker

These are perfect for classroom treats.
These are easier to make than they look. Get materials and instructions here.

Small Spooky Spiders

These are so cute and fun to make. Put them all over your house. For materials and instructions click here

Large Spooking Spiders

Instructions: Great for Halloween center piece or decoration.

Fun Halloween Food Crafts for Kids

This year one of our moms at mom-stuff came up with some great Halloween kids crafts using food. Come and check them out. Click here to see all of easy and fun food crafts.

Pumpkin Pictures Easy Enough for Kids

Last weekend my three year old grandaughter wanted to make a Halloween craft.


Here is what I came up with. I made some pumpkin patterns.   She was able to cut them out  with a little bit of help and glue them on to black paper.
Orange, green, brown and black craft paper
Glue and scissors
Cut the pumpkin out on orange paper. Cut the stem out of brown. Cut the leaf out of green. Glue on to black paper. You can add writing with stickers. You can also add a face using our face patterns form our Pumpkin Craft for Small Children.

How to Scrapbook for Beginners

Scrapbooking has been around for decades. I remember my grandmother had a picture history book that was 4 or 5 inches thick.  People from all walks of life have discovered the joys of creating albums to showcase their treasured photos and keepsakes. But with all the elaborate scrapbooking techniques and myriad embellishments available, getting started can be intimidating.
The truth is, anyone that can use scissors and glue can scrapbook. And you don't have to spend ridiculous amounts of money to create attractive pages. With some basic supplies and a little imagination, you can create lovely scrapbooks that will be adored for years to come. I made my first granddaughter a scrapbook of the first year of her life. She looks through almost every time she comes to my house.
I suggest you start with just the basics to see if you enjoy scrapbooking. If you don't have the time, money or know-how to create elaborate scrapbooks, just start off simple, and learn new techniques as you go.
If you have ever wanted to try your hand at scrapbooking now is your time. There is no wrong way to do it. Just follow these steps and have fun. Click here to let the creation begin!