Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Craft - Recycled Newspaper Bag Jack O' Lanterns

I love, love to recycle.  That's why I made these silly pumpkins. 

They are really easy to make.  All you do is save your orange plastic bags that the newspaper comes in.  Then you can either rake up leaves and stuff them into the bags, or crumple up newspaper and stuff that into the bags.  Then you tie them off so they're kind of shaped like a circle, and draw jack o' lantern faces on them with a black marker. 

You can put them in a cute pile in your yard or on your porch, or you can hang them in your house, or really do whatever you want with them!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Craft: Paper Bats

I made this craft at school:

It's really easy to make.  Just use the pattern below to start.  The pattern should fit on a normal sized piece of paper.  If you have thicker paper, it's probably best, but any kind will work.

You don't even have to use that exact pattern.  You can just use it for an idea if you want.  Anyway, you color it and cut it out.  The top part with the bat head you roll into a cylinder and glue it together.  The wings you glue onto the back of the cylinder to attach them.  It's a little bat decoration! 

Halloween Craft Ideas

Hello everyone!  Wow, I've been so busy with school that I haven't posted much.  Sorry about that!  With Halloween coming up, I thought it might be fun to share some Halloween craft ideas. I will be posting a few each chance I get.  I hope you enjoy them!

Glow Jars

My mom saw this idea on a blog and she showed it to me, and I loved it!  These are really easy and fun to make.

Go to the dollar store and get a package of glow sticks.  Get a few glass jars from around your house.  Take one glow stick and cut it open.  Pour all of the liquid from the stick into the jar.  Put the lid on the jar and shake it all around.  The jar will glow in the dark!  I couldn't get a very good picture, but hopefully you get the idea.

You can see the full instructions and pictures HERE. 

Giveaway Winner

Oh my gosh, I forgot to post the winner of the giveaway!  There was a winner, and I sent her the prize, but I forgot to tell you all about it.  I'm sorry!

The winner was Cindy.  She was very nice and said her daughter would enjoy the prize.

Congratulations, Cindy!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School Supplies Giveaway!

It's almost time for me to start school.  So, I'm doing a back to school giveaway!

One winner will get:
  • A KidsGreen Savings Calculator
  • A purple pencil
  • A pencil holder (the one in the picture is my old one, but you will get a new one!)
  • An anklet with Ocean ring charms

There are a few ways to get entries.  The first one is REQUIRED:
  • What is your favorite craft to make?  Tell me about it!
You can get extra entries if you:
  • Follow my blog! - 1 entry
  • Tell me what's your favorite color of the rainbow! - 1 entry
Please leave a separate comment for each entry!
I'm excited to do my first giveaway over the years!

(Open to the US only, giveaways ends August 23 at noon MST.  Winner will be announced the following day.)

Good luck!

Easy Peasy Pillows

Hey everyone!  Sorry that it's been a long time since I posted.  I've been busy with the summer, playing with my cousins that had been gone for 5 years, and they finally moved back.  I was just having some fun with my cousins because I haven't seen them in a really long time.

Today's craft is easy peasy pillows for your doll.  First, make sure you have these ingredients:

I forgot to put the cotton in the always need cotton to make pillows!

Now, the reason I have glitter on there is because you can use glitter to decorate, but I'm not going to use it this time.

     1. Cut out two circle, square or triangle (any shape you want) pieces from the fabric.  Make them about the same size.
     2. Next, you put the cotton on top of one of the squares.  Don't make it too big, or it will be harder to sew!

     3. Put the second piece on top, like a sandwich.  Then find a color of thread that you like, then sew it together.  You can do any kind of sewing pattern you want.
     4. Keep on sewing until you reach the place you started.  You can have an adult help you with the sewing!  Now you have completed it once you have tied a knot for where you ended and started the sewing!

My doll loves her new pillow!  (Even if you don't have a doll, you can still make this just for fun.  Because crafts are mostly about having fun making things.)

You can decorate it with anything you want.  Glitter, markers, fabric paints, stickers, anything that your parents will let you use! 

Have fun making this!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easy Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

This is Munchkin's mom.  I wanted to make some peanut butter eggs, but I wanted it to be an easy, quick recipe that the kids could help with.  So I took a really delicious, fancy-looking recipe, and simplified it a TON:

Mix together equal parts peanut butter and powdered sugar.  Take the mixture and roll it into bite-sized balls, then lay them on wax paper and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes.

When it's about time to take that peanut butter out of the freezer, mix some semi-sweet chocolate chips with a teeny bit of shortening, and microwave to melt.  (When you microwave, only cook it in 30 second intervals and stir to avoid burning).  When it's melted, dip and coat the peanut butter balls, and if desired, sprinkle with candy sprinkles.  

Stick them in the fridge until you're ready to serve!

A Present for the Easter Bunny

I wanted the Easter Bunny to bring us a little something extra.  I hope that this Easter Bunny has some animal friends that may like bird seed.  I think that the Easter Bunny will take this as a deal:

I'm gonna fill the bottles with bird seed so the Easter Bunny can take the sign and show his friends and share the bird seed.  If you don't have bird seed, you can use any kind of food.  But don't use human food cause it won't fit in the containers.  

Since it's Earth Day today, I decided to reuse some plastic containers so I won't throw them away.  

I started by making the sign.  I wrote kind of block words so he could read it a little bit better.  

I colored it in so it would be nice in a spring kind of a way!  Then I taped it to the bottles so it would be kind of a sign and it also has food!  I think that this will be a good craft because it's Earth Day and then it won't liter.  Plus it's good for Easter in 2 days!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bunny Mask

Today I would like to show you a craft I made 2 days ago.

You may think it is very difficult, but it's really easy.
First off, this is most of what you'll need:
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Foam papers
  • Foam shape stickers
  • Markers
  • Glitter Glue
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Hole puncher
 Draw a circle on the foam paper which will be the um, structure for the little bunny face.
 Cut it out so it will be shaped as a bunny nose.  Look at my cute kitty's foot in the picture!
Use the hole punch to punch holes in the bunny nose so you can put some pipe cleaner in the six holes.  Put string in the bigger two holes.
 Add the pipe cleaner in the six little holes.  Those will be the whiskers.

Decorate with all the other stuff to make the cutest bunny you'll ever see!
Just so you know, I accidentally made the string too small so make the string bigger so it fits like a necklace on you and then lift it up on your head so it's like a bunny nose. 
You can use any kind of paper if you don't have the foam kind.