Showing posts with label paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label paper. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kiddo Craft-o's: Shaving Cream

Ever done any marbelizing with shaving cream?? This craft is a blast for kiddo's. Here's what you need:

Shaving Cream
Disposable aluminum pans
Food coloring
craft sticks
straight piece of card board
Sheet of Aluminum foil (bigger than the piece of paper)
plain white paper

~Cut paper to a size small enough to fit into the pan.
~Lay out the sheet of aluminum foil
~Fill the pan with shaving cream and smooth it out flat with the spoon. 
~Drop several different colored drops of food coloring onto the cream (you need only 2 or 3 drops per color).
~Using the craft sticks, swirl around the shaving cream until you make a pattern that you like.
~Press the paper (lightly) down onto the color pattern and leave it there for 10 seconds.
~Pull the paper off and set it down on the sheet of aluminum foil, shaving cream side up.
~Use the cardboard to scrape the remaining shaving cream off the paper and either save it for further use or toss it, mood depending. :-) 
~The marbelized cream should last at least 4 or 5 times, then you'll either want to add more drops or get new cream.
**My most important tip for this craft is to make sure the children understand that they are playing with Shaving Cream and NOT Whipped Cream. :-) 
**I used some Neon food coloring I found at Hannaford....never seen it before but the kiddo's loved the colors!!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Seal Ya Later!!!!

For the Munchkins birthday I made an interactive card with a harbor seal motto. Everything is seals in our house right now.....Munchkin decided a Seal Party would be perfect. :-) More of my ideas on that to come soon!! Instead of doing a traditional photo tutorial I thought I'd explain it briefly in's a really simple card that doesn't take hardly any time at all to make. 

Bleh, glad I got that over with. :-) I find myself fascinated and horrified at the sound of my own voice on video....hmmm.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pea Pod Baby Shower Craft

A little more than a year ago, I hosted a Baby Shower for my sister. I made a set of cards like the one above for the invitations. That little baby cracks me right up!! Just poking his head out of a pea pod. What a cutie!!  If you would like to try your hand at these, here are the directions:
You'll need:
2 shades of green paper
cream colored paper
yellow curling ribbon
blue marker
set of blank cards
~Cut a pea pod shape (like the one below) out of the darker green paper.
 ~Cut an elongated crescent shape out of the same paper.
~Cut some circle shapes out of the light green paper. 
~Cut one circle out of the cream paper. 
~Curl a long piece of ribbon and slice the end into thin verticle strips which you'll then pull down to make lots of thin curling strands.  Cut on piece to be the baby's curly-cue. :-)
~Put two small dots on the cream colored circle for the baby's eyes.
~Using a small piece of tape, tape the ribbon piece to the back of the baby's head (so that is sticks up on top)
~Glue the crescent shape to the middle of the card.
~Glue the pea pod shape over the crescent (leaving room for the peas and the baby to fit into the middle of the pea pod)
~Wait for the last step to dry, then glue the peas and the baby circle to the middle of the pod by tucking them slightly in between the crescent and the pod. 
You're all done!!

For the inside of the card I made it pretty simple. I found a stamp that had lots of curly embellishments and used that, the rest I wrote out. I know, it's not very professional....but I think that writing invitations by hand makes them so much more personal. :-)

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tin Can 4th Craft

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With summer just about here, I am finding it hard to get to bed at an early time.... there's too many crafts to do!! I am especially excited about the 4th of July.  I did a little twist on the usual tin can hole art and I added some paper on the inside to give it some color. It was so simple and fun!! 
You need:
Tin can
White paint
Red, Blue Vellum Paper
Nails of different sizes
Wood Punch
Floral wire

~ Clean the can and fill it with water and put it in the freezer. Allow to freeze fully. This will prevent the can from denting when you punch holes in it. 
~Make your design by sketching or freehanding it. I used different sized nails and a wooden punch to make the holes for the star. Add two holes on opposite sides of each other for the floral wire handle.  
~Paint it white (I had a nice antique white I used) and let it dry. I gave it two coats 'cause the first one just didn't cover it all.

~ Use something pointy, like a needle, to clear out the dried paint from the holes.
~ Cut your vellum in the shape of the object you want to cover. 
~Place the vellum on the inside and press it against the punctured metal (be CAREFUL, it is sharp!!) and it will hold the paper in place.
~For the star, I use two different colors. One larger blue star shape for the outside and a red star shape for the inside. 
~Take the floral wire and thread it through the two holes on opposite sides of each other.
~Wrap the ends of the wire around a light bulb that is cool and has been off for a while and it should hold just fine. With the light shining down on it, the vellum truly stands out!!
This next picture was taken with a flashlight shining down on tin can. I tried some different ways of lighting it up....little battery lights, flashlights, and finally suspending it below a light bulb. The only thing you should not do is put a candle in it....that paper would catch on fire quickly and it would not be safe.

Here it is in the daytime under a light bulb....I was too impatient to wait for night time to finish this post. :-)
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