Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Web Wednesday: Kids-Can-Make Mod Podge Magnets
One of the easiest projects kids can create is a magnet. Luckily with Mod Podge, making magnets can be quick and easy. We recently debuted tons of new Mod Podge products this summer, all of which make crafting with Mod Podge more exciting. Have your kids try out some of these new items, but creating these mod podge magnets. Jill from Made it on Monday had her kids make the magnets above. This is a great school project for teachers to have their students create, or have your kids make these after school. Have your kids create a personalized magnet with their names on it. To see how Jill made this project click here, and leave a comment below if you have made any magnet projects lately.
Monday, August 06, 2012
Monday Funday: Wise Owl Assignment Notebook
and for many kids it is the first day of school. High
school kids are busy keeping track of the latest new fashions, rock bands,
homework and friends and this personalized notebook is perfect place for
jotting down notes. Have your kids go back to school in style with a project
they have created.
Mod Podge ® Glitter -
Hologram Gold, 8 oz.
Hardcover spiral notebook
1 sheet owl themed scrapbook paper
Velvet ribbon scrap
White craft glue
Trim the scrapbook
paper to fit on the cover of the notebook.
Attach the paper to
the notebook cover using a thin coat of Mod Podge. Apply Mod Podge to the
cover. Allow to dry in between coats.
Use craft glue to attach
a strip of velvet ribbon down the side of the notebook and to attach a
chipboard letter to the lower front side. Clip a paper clamp to the top to
attach notes to the inside of the notebook.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Freelance Friday: Night Light / Stain Glass Look Kids Project
Happy Friday! Now I usually don't admit it, but when I was a kid I was afraid of the dark. I just did not like going to sleep without a night light. Of course I don't need one today, but as a kid it was a necessity. Kids typically don't like to sleep in the dark. Often times they find comfort in having a night light somewhere in their room. If you have a kid that prefers to have a night light, then you should have them create this adorable project. Mary Beth from Nothing But Country created this cute project, with her daughter. It is a very simple project to make, and you won't need many supplies. Click here to see step-by-step how this night light was made.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Web Wednesday: Headband Holder
Does your little girl adore her hair accessories? If she does I bet she has tons of them lying around your home, or busting out of an accessory box. This headband holder is a great solution to getting your little girl's hair accessories under control, and organized. I came across this project on Mom 4 Real, and immediately feel in love with it. Not only is it cute, but also it is useful. To create this project you will only need a few supplies, including some Mod Podge. It will probably take all of 30 minutes or less. Click here to see step-by-step how this project was made.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Teaching Thursdays: Decoupaged Mini Comp Books
Do you or your kids use composition notebooks? I know nowadays so many people, kids, teens, and adults have traded notebooks for iPads and laptops. Remember when life was simpler? If you had something to jot down you would write in your black and white composition notebook. Notebooks have become somewhat nostalgic, but thanks to creative crafters that's beginning to change. Instead of designing cell phone and laptop covers, I have recently begun seeing more people give their notebooks a facelift with a new design. Take this decoupaged mini composition notebook, found on Don't Eat the Paste. Shala created this one, and it is so cute. This project is perfect for families to do together, and one I can really see tweens and teens liking a lot. Mod Podge was used in this project, and is a great way to add embellishments to any notebook. To learn how Shala made this notebook, click here. She will show you step-by-step instructions to re-create this project.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tuesday Tutorial: Bright and Fun Easter Egg Ensemble
This easy to make Easter Egg Ensemble
makes a lovely gift or decoration for any room in your house. Designed, by
Debbie Sanz. These Easter Eggs are great to have your kids create. Before you
know it Easter will be here, and it’s good to be prepared with decoration
ideas. You can prepare these eggs ahead of time and won't have to worry about them spoiling, since they are made out of paper.
FolkArt ® Acrylic
Colors - Patina, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Artists
Pigments™ - Titanium White, 2 oz.
Mod Podge ® Sparkle,
6 paper mache eggs
Cardboard egg container
Fabric in 6 bright coordinating colors with different patterns
Iridescent Easter Grass
1. Paint eggs with
2. Cut fabrics into ½
to1 inch pieces (rectangular shapes or circles, depending on the design).
3. Use Mod Podge to
adhere fabric pieces to eggs, overlapping as you work. Set aside to dry.
4. Give each egg a
coat of Sparkle Mod Podge.
5. Cut egg container
in half, cut off and discard lid. Paint container with Patina. Allow to dry.
6. Use hot glue to
attach ribbon around egg container. Glue bow to center front and Easter grass
to each egg space.
7. Nestle eggs in grass and glue place.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Web Wednesday: Spring Paper Bag Placemats
Looking for a way to jazz up your table with some spring decor? Try making these very simple spring place mats. Can you believe these place mats are made out of paper? This is such a unique craft project. This project was found on the site, Mom it Forward. It was created by, Diane Henkler. To create this craft project you will need several supplies including, Mod Podge, Apple Barrel Paint, and paper bags. Click here to see how this project was made. This is a very cool way to spruce up your table.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Teaching Thursdays: Recycled Paper Bracelets
It is never too
early to begin teaching kids the importance of recycling. A great way to do this
is by showing them how they can make something from recycled goods. Here is a
great project that displays this. This recycled paper bracelet is a great
project to have them create. The bracelet was designed by, Cathie and Steve.
Mod Podge ® Matte, 16
Cardboard from a Cracker Box, Ruler and Pencil, Scissors, Scrapbook, Paper,
Foam Paintbrush, 25” Ribbon for Ties, Scrap Ribbon, Glue,
Paper Flowers, and Buttons
Using a ruler, pencil
and scissors, cut the cardboard in a rectangle shape that measures 1.5” x
5”. Cut the scrapbook paper to 3.5” x 5”.
Apply the paper to
the cardboard with Mod Podge. Coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge. Center
the paper over the cardboard rectangle. Press to secure. Wrap the
ends of the paper around to the back of the cardboard. Press and overlap
the ends. Top coat both sides with a coat of Mod Podge. Use your fingers
to press out any air bubbles. Smooth your brushstrokes. Allow to
dry. Bend a gentle curve in the bracelet.
Cut the 25” piece of
ribbon in half. Glue each piece to the ends of the cardboard. Glue
scrap ribbons around the ends of the cardboard.
Add flower embellishments
to the bracelet. Using glue attach the flowers to the top center of the
bracelet. Add a button to the center.
To wear, wrap around
your wrist and tie the ribbons into a bow.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Teaching Thursdays: Tissue Paper Valentine Vase
Day is a great holiday for kids to craft. There are so many simple craft
projects for them to make to celebrate this day. Take this Tissue Paper
Valentine project. This is so cute and simple. All you need is some glitter Mod
Podge, and tissue paper. See below for a full supply list, and instructions.
Mod Podge ® Glitter -
Hologram Silver, 8 oz.
-Glass vase any shape – clean and dry
-1 sheet each of tissue paper in colors of choice (used on this project: pink;
red; purple; silver)
-#12 flat brush
Cut or tear tissue
paper in small random shapes.
Paint thin coat of
Mod Podge onto outside of vase in a 6” square area.
Place small pieces of
random colors of tissue paper into wet Mod Podge letting them overlap slightly.
Brush on Mod Podge over top of applied tissue. Brush more Mod Podge adjacent to
the area just completed and continue to place tissue until vase is covered with
Cut heart shapes from
silver paper. Use Mod Podge to attach to project where desired.
Use liner brush to
apply Mod Podge around hearts and write “LOVE.”
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Teaching Thursdays: Silly Face Tissue Box
Have fun transforming a tissue box into a silly face! This
is a great craft project for kids of any age to make. One of our talented
designers, Debbie Saenz made
this funny craft project. A perfect craft to make for Halloween. Use your
favorite Apple Barrel paint colors to create your own silly face tissue box.
This is a beginner craft that will only take between 30 minutes to an hour to
Plaid Supplies Needed:
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint –
20246 Plum Kiss, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – 20740 Parakeet, Apple Barrel
Acrylic Paint – 20504 Black, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – 20764 Apricot, Apple
Barrel Acrylic Paint – 20503 White, Mod Podge - CS11302 Matte
Additional Supplies Needed:
Tissue Box, Corrugated Cardboard,
15 Foam Packaging “pop-corn”, 2 Green Chenille, 1 silver Chenille, 2 Plastic
Water Bottle Tops, Scissors, Paint Brush, Hold Puncher, Craft Knife, Top of
Spray can (or other 2.5 inch circle template), 3 popsicle sticks
1. Remove plastic from inside opening of empty Tissue Box.
2. Paint box with Plum Kiss. Allow to dry.
3. Paint a “wavy” mouth around opening with Parakeet. Allow
4. Use Spray can top to draw 2.5” circle eyes onto
cardboard, draw ears; cut out.
5. Paint eyes with Black and ears with Apricot. Allow to
6. Paint water bottle tops with White, Allow to dry.
7. Paint one packaging “popcorn” with Apricot for nose. Allow
8. Cut Green Chenille stems into 2 inch pieces. Insert into
the “holes” of the corrugated cardboard on top of each eye as eyelashes.
9. Punch a hole into each earlobe with hole punch. Cut
silver chenille stem into two 3 inch pieces for earrings.
10. Insert a popsicle stick between the corrugated cardboard
up through the bottom of each eye.
11. Cut remaining popsicle stick in half and, in the same
way, insert a half into the straight side of each ear.
12. Use Mod Podge to glue “teeth” and nose in place; and
water bottle tops on cardboard eyes.
supervision, use craft knife to cut slits into tissue box for eyes and ears,
insert popsicle sticks and use a dap of Mod Podge around each popsicle stick.
Friday, September 09, 2011
Freelance Friday: Halloween Pennant Banner
Can you believe that we are already approaching the second weekend in September? Wow time is flying, and before you know it, Halloween will be here. In case you are still looking for some kid friendly Halloween crafts to create, here is a suggestion we found online recently. Try creating this Halloween pennant banner. This project was created by Fat Cat Creations. It is very unique, and a great Halloween project to make. Click here to see how this was made.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Web Wednesday : Learn To Make A Pocket Pouch & Paper Butterflies
Often times it is not uncommon to have a brain freeze when it comes to thinking of new crafts to create. Thankfully the world wide web provides us with so many different outlets, to find new craft projects. I usually make the web the first place I go to for craft inspiration. I love to search other craft sites, and see what catches my eye. There are so many creative and unique crafters out there. The only problem is I tend to find so many new craft projects I want to try out. So many crafts, so little time. In one of my recent web searches I came across these two fun summer themed kids' crafts, that caught my attention. Both I like a lot, because they are colorful and very easy to make.
The first is a pocket pouch. This craft comes from Family Fun. It is a great recycled theme craft that shows you how to turn a pair of empty juice pouches into a simple coin purse. To find out how to make this craft click here.The second project are these easy to make folded butterflies from Plaid. Paper crafts are so versatile, and this one is colorful and fun to make. To find out how to make this craft click here.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Lion & Lamb Stuffed Puppets
Check out these adorable and easy to make puppets. Created by one of our fabulous designers, Julie Lewis, this is a project your kids are sure to love. Crafted from paper lunch bags, this lion and lamb are simple to make and will become best buddies. Of course using your imagination is always encouraged, so feel free to be inspired to create other animal puppets as well. Click here to find the instructions on how to make this cute craft.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Quick & Easy Paper Vases
It’s amazing that all around us are everyday objects… some
beautiful, some utilitarian and some quietly hiding behind their humble
functions. It is there that out of nothing, something beautiful becomes. TOILET
PAPER ROLLS! Yes, toilet paper rolls can be beautiful, and Plaid Designer, Julie
Lewis found one surprisingly beautiful way to utilize something we throw away
on a daily basis. The color combinations for this project are endless. So hang
on to those rolls and here is all you need to create these clever vases:
Folkart Acrylic Paint – 516 Light Lavender, 524 Calypso Sky,
741 Glazed Carrots, 654 Metallic Amethyst, 651 Metallic Blue Topaz, 663
Crackle Medium – 696, 3 toilet paper tubes, 3 small clay pots – 1 ½” x 2”, Glue, Flat brush – ¾”, Artificial flowers
Paint one each of your tubes a metallic color. No prep
Once they dry the fun can really start!
Liberally apply Crackle Medium to your tubes. Rotate them a
bit after applying so you don’t get huge drips. Some drips are fine as they
crackle beautifully! Love the crackle!
Let the crackle medium dry and then apply another coat of FolkArt acrylic paint. Liberally apply
strokes lengthwise on the tubes being careful not to overlap. If you do, gently
smooth ridge with paintbrush. You can see it start to crackle right before your
eyes! Yes! It truly is cool and amazing! Apply the corresponding
acrylic color over the metallic base.
Now paint one each of the clay pots in a metallic color and
let dry. Keep the pots turned upside down.
Run a bead of glue around one opening of each tube.
Place over pot until it rests on the rim and that is all!
yet so fun and a cool way to recycle. The color
possibilities are endless! Make some for yourself and for super great gifts.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Cute for Spring Birdhouse
This is a cute little birdhouse for spring that will definitely will add some color to any room. I just love the cute little worm and lady bug, and the delightfully fun color palette! Crafty Dream used her Cricuit to create the bird shapes, scrapbook paper and Apple Barrel paint, as well as Mod Podge for Glue.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Spring Crafts for the Family - Tulips!
I love this time of year for a lot of reasons, but I especially love all of the beautiful flowers in bloom. My favorite if course is tulips. Silly Eagle
has a great kid-friendly tulip craft project that you will love as well. See the easy tutorial here
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Friday, December 11, 2009
Fun for Family Crafts- Mod Podge Ornament
I love this ornament that was created on the Posh Designs
blog. What better way to use your favorite scrapbook papers for the holidays. This project uses Mod Podge. It's really easy and great for making several ornaments with variations. Check it out here
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
What a turkey!
Can you believe it's made of a paper bag! This centerpiece is made with paint, crepe paper, play dough and a few other household items.It looks delish! See Jennwa's blog for step-out instructions and details.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Hannah Stamp Ideas
Here is a cute project using the new stamps, posted by Basket Full of Stamps. Her daughter helped pick the colors and mom did the stamping. The results, a cery cute project suited for any young star. See her whole entry here.
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