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Free Printable Happy Diwali Card

Social Sharing ButtonsEnjoy this Free Printable Happy Diwali Card- simply download, print and cut to make the cards. Have fun with your kids coloring/colouring it in! Diwali, the Festival of lights is just around the corner! This is the biggest gift and sweet giving time around here and so I wanted to quickly share a Happy Diwali card printable with you …

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DIY rainbow artDIY Crafts, Make it with your kids, Sew, Wall Art

DIY Nursery Wall Art; Felt Rainbow on Canvas

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Nursery EmbroideryLearn how to make an easy colorful rainbow wall art that is perfect to decorate your kids room or nursery! A step by step photo tutorial included.DIYRainbow

How to make it
Step 1: Paint your canvas. I chose a bright blue and gave it a streaky white look by using a dry brush with a little white paint.

Paint easy canvasStep 2: Prep for your Rainbow. Cut long 0.5 inch wide strips from the different colors of felt. I used the 8 inch Amplify shears for this and you can easily cut multiple sheets of felt at once.

Amplify Scissors fiskarsStep 3: Start by placing the smallest arch of the rainbow onto the canvas. For me here it was the purple colored felt. Sew into place using simple straight stitches. Repeat this for each color of felt.

sew on canvas embroideryStep 4: Using the smaller embroidery scissors trim the excess felt to shape the rainbow bottom. I initially cut all of the felt strips the same length, and trimmed them to size accordingly after sewing them onto the canvas.

vibgyorRainbow felt DiyStep 5: The clouds. Handcut the clouds from some white felt sheets. Cut four cloud shapes per rainbow, two smaller than the others and adhere them onto the canvas using generous amounts of fabric adhesive.

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all done
This little canvas ALWAYS makes me smile. It is the most cheerful item I have ever made. I have 6 of these listed for sale in my shop here. And all the kids who see it absolutely LOVE it!!

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Craft SuppliesOne 8 by 10 inch canvas, Craft Felt sheets in Rainbow colors, Embroidery floss in Rainbow Colors + needle, Acrylic paints – a sky blue color and white + a paint brush,Tacky Fabric Adhesive, Scissors- A small embroidery scissor and another long sharp one. I used the Fiskars Amplify Shears here, they are perfect for this.

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Kids easy gift

Social Sharing ButtonsHere is a fun Kid T-shirt craft idea – all you need are fabric markers and your imagination for this Kids easy gift Fabric Markers, T-shirt or tote. Simple enough supplies right? If you can’t get your hands on FabricMarkers, there are a number of other fabric color options available at every craft store – paints, dimensional colors, jewels etc …

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DIY Crafts, Food and Parties, Make it with your kids

kids new year party

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Throw a fun kids new year party at noon instead of midnight – all you need are some treats and construction paper.kidsnewyearparty

If your kids are bored during the winter break- have them help you make some easy decorations for New years eve!
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Most of the decorations here were made by my daughter with a little assistance from me. Crafting with your child is my favorite way to get party decorations made!cupcaketoppersnumbers

I just have a few images here on the blog today- More detailed instructions and procedure can be found in the article I wrote for Fiskars here.

I used basic kid craft stuff to make a fun colorful party set up- construction paper, glue, glitter, alphabets and ribbon. You will also need some cardboard-  cut some off a box you might have received. The same set of supplies and technique can be used to make party decorations for any party!
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There is an easy banner,
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Glittered numbers,
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Labels for the food,

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And I think of everything here , these mini cupcake toppers are my favorite! It sure makes for a fun countdown!

cupcaketoppersMore instructions can be found here.

Happy new year to you all!! May 2015 bring joy and harmony into your lives!

 

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Holiday Craft Time Free Print Color Kids Card

Social Sharing ButtonsA DIY Christmas Crafts that you can make with your kids, these Holiday Craft Time Free Print Color Kids Card are a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon! To enjoy these Holiday Craft Time Free Print Color Kids Card , simply scroll down, click on the download link and print these cards at home. And then let your …

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handmade cards, Make it with your kids

{happy father’s day}

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Fathers Day Cards To Make

A quick card for you to make with your kids for Father’s day tomorrow! Click here to see the full tutorial I wrote on the Fiskars website.

PS: We have moved into our new home and are still waiting for internet connection… Its going to be a while more so my blog might be a bit silent for while. See you guys soon!

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{Video: Make it with your kids Monday: Thank you cards}

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The polar vortex had us trapped indoors for a few days (-45F wind chills!) and so I thought it was the perfect time to try this new to me app called Capture by YouTube. I use it on my iPad, but you could easily use it on your iPhone as well. I don’t think an android version is out yet though.

I pulled supplies out for this video and decided to shoot the video in the living room (the light is great in there) and since we had just 45 minutes before nap time ended for the younger one, I really didn’t have time to clean up the dining table (really, who likes cleaning!) so I decided to shoot this video while sitting on the floor.

My daughter wanted to join in and I thought why not? This was going to be a simple card and she could easily make one too!

Watch video below or Click here to see it on YouTube

In the video I use this butterfly squeeze punch by Fiskars, the new Amplify scissors by Fiskars, gelatos by Faber Castell, gesso (surface prep) by liquitex and ‘thank you’ stickers that I bought at Target.

butterflyI hope you enjoy the video!

PS: I have a winner to announce from last weeks Lori Whitlock blog hop. Thanks so much for all the love you left at my blog. The random winner is Virginia Payne!! Virginia, look out for an email from me shortly.

ETA: Adding this card to the Fusion Card Challenge.

Happy Monday crafty friends 🙂

 

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