5 tips to get your child started with sewing
Does your child like to do crafts? Are your kids always looking for another fun project to do? Why not try sewing, it’s an excellent life skill that can be used for years to come. I will give you 5 easy tips to get started with your child today. Click here for a free download to help them practice their stitches on a sewing machine.Read full story
Mini Tree Skirt
Step-by-step instructions for your mini tree skirt:. 1. Cut your felt into a 19″ x 19″ square, and fold twice into a square to find the center. 2. Cut a length of string about 12″ long. Tie the end to a marking tool. You will want the final length of the string to be about 9″ long.Read full story
Model Magic Clay Hot Cocoa Mug
Model magic clay-Mug color (I used aquamarine), Candy cane-red and white, Cocoa-brown. Mini white pom poms (marshmallows) Glitter glue puff paint (silver) Parchment paper (or something to work on)Read full story
Mini Felt Stockings
Creating mini felt stockings is a delightful and heartwarming craft that’s perfect for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas decor or searching for a thoughtful handmade gift, these charming little stockings are just the thing. The process of making them is both simple and enjoyable, offering a great way to unwind and tap into your creative side. I find making these stockings particularly fulfilling, as they bring a festive cheer to any space. Their small size makes them ideal for decorating Christmas trees, creating garlands, or even as adorable gift toppers. The best part? You can personalize each stocking to match the recipient’s personality or your holiday theme!Read full story
DIY Tic Tac Toe Rock Game
Crafts are an essential and delightful part of human culture and creativity, often serving as a bridge between generations and a medium for shared experiences. A prime example of this is the game of Tic Tac Toe, a simple yet engaging game that has a rich history and continues to be a popular pastime for people of all ages.Read full story
How to Make a DIY Potholder: A Step-by-Step Guide
Ever found yourself in a pinch while cooking and wished you had a potholder within reach? Look no further! Learn how to make your very own DIY potholder with just a few supplies and basic sewing skills. Let’s get started!Read full story
What does exercise have to do with crafting?
I have been an elementary PE teacher for 12 years now and I have witnessed the many benefits of what physical activity can do for kids like helping to reduce stress and anxiety and increase energy levels. Here are a few more ways exercise improves your brain. (From the book “SPARK: the Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” by John Ratey)Read full story
Crafts? Art? Handicrafts? What’s the difference?
My entire life, I have always enjoyed making things, you name it and I have probably tried it. Until recently I didn’t really understand the reason why I chose certain hobbies and activities. There is one common thread in all of the projects I try out, and that is functionality or usefulness. I always want my projects to have a use as well as beauty and enjoy the creativity. I have baked cakes for birthdays and always enjoy making homemade gifts for Christmas for family and friends. I have quilted, made pottery, sewn garments, gardened, canned, made candles, soap, and homemade beauty products, sewed handmade bags, knitted, crocheted, and many more I am probably forgetting. My point is to say that it took me waaay too long to figure out why I like what I like and why certain projects were not interesting to me.Read full story
DIY Advent calendar for kids with FREE printable!
Are you looking for a Christ-centered way to countdown to Christmas? I have you covered with this felt advent calendar tutorial and FREE bible verse advent printable. This project is a great sewing project for kids! They will love to sew the advent calendar and put the verses in each day and have a fun surprise each day leading up to Christmas. Let’s get started!Read full story
Easy Fall Lantern
This quick and easy fall lantern is fun to make and is finished in an afternoon! I think these would be fun to add to a Thanksgiving table or use as fall decorations! I hope you will make some with your kids for the fall season! The supplies you need you can find at a local craft store and you may even have most of them around the house. Have fun!Read full story
I wanted to share a couple of Thanksgiving traditions I started quite a few years ago that have stuck around. I think these are great traditions that you and your family can start this year for Thanksgiving with just a few supplies.Read full story
DIY Sidewalk chalk paint!
Here is a quick and easy project to get your kids outside where they can get some much-needed sun and fresh air. You can work together to create your own paint in just a few minutes with simple household ingredients. Move outside to the sidewalk or driveway and begin creating your own individual masterpieces or play “can you make a picture out of this shape” by drawing a line or a shape and have them create a picture from it. You could also paint a hopscotch game. This is so simple and fun, you and your kids will love it!Read full story
Hand Sewing-The benefits and why your child should learn!
Hand sewing is an excellent skill to learn for adults and children! I wish I had learned to hand sew when I was younger. As an adult, if I am sitting down my hands are busy sewing, knitting, or playing with clay, if your child is anything like me they might appreciate learning this skill to occupy their fidgety hands. If I had learned this skill when I was younger I could have used it as a stress relief much sooner! If your child loves to craft then let me give you a few reasons (8 to be exact) why they should learn!Read full story
Chapstick holder keychain tutorial
I don’t know about you but I have chapstick everywhere! I like to have these chapstick holders on my bags, purses, and lanyards. They also make great gifts and even better they are really quick to make. I hope you make them soon and you enjoy them as much as I have!Read full story
Fun fabric bookmark pattern for kids!
Does your child love to sew and read? I have an easy sewing pattern for a fabric bookmark that they will love! Get your FREE printable fabric bookmark pattern here!. Medium weight fusible interfacing (1) 1½”x 6″Read full story
Trick or treat bag that glows in the dark!
This tutorial will make it fun and easy to create a glow-in-the-dark trick-or-treating bag with 8 design templates to choose from! I give you a few options to use for painting as well! Let’s do it!Read full story
Easy Halloween Felt Garland
Your child can make this easy Halloween felt garland with just a few supplies and it takes no time at all! You can use this same process for other fun shapes to make garlands for every holiday, how fun is that! Click here to get your printable PDF of the templates and instructions.Read full story
DIY Thanksgiving Placemats
As the holiday season approaches, there's no better time to infuse your home with warmth and creativity. Crafting your own Thanksgiving placemats is a wonderful way to do just that. With a few simple supplies and easy-to-follow steps, you can create personalized placemats that will set the perfect tone for your festive gatherings. Let's get started on this delightful DIY project!Read full story
DIY Pumpkin Garland
As the leaves turn golden and the air grows crisp, it's time to embrace the cozy charm of autumn in every corner of your home. One delightful way to do this is by crafting a handmade Pumpkin Garland. With just a few supplies and some simple steps, you'll have a beautiful decoration that captures the essence of the season. Let's dive into this fun and creative project!Read full story
This Online Club Teaches Kids How To Knit & Sew For Less Than $1 A Day
Finally, a way to unleash your child's inner creativity!. Introducing The Makers Club: the ultimate destination for young makers. Say goodbye to endless internet searches for engaging activities, and join us on an exciting journey of creativity and skill-building.Read full story