What better way to kick off spring with the family than a great DIY project? Here are a five fun crafts to try with the kids. Happy crafting!
Are you or your kids a messy crafter? Come on be honest. If you are know that it’s perfectly normal to be a little messy, while you are being crafty. It kind of goes with the territory, but lucky for you we here at Plaid create products with our consumer in mind.
Welcome to the weekend. You’ve made through the workweek, and now it is time to break out your paintbrushes and get crafting. For all of you puzzle lovers out there, you’re going to love today’s project. Check out these washi tape puzzles.
Washi tape is a hot craft supply, and can be seen incorporated in many DIY projects. Don’t take our word just search “Washi Tape” on Pinterest. Thousands of results will appear, and you will be scrolling for hours viewing all the projects people have created. On another note, Amy Anderson, of the popular blog Mod Podge Rocks recently launched a new blog centered on washi tape. Please stop by Washi Tape Crafts and take a look at some more amazing washi tape projects.
Looking to make a craft project that welcomes spring? Well we have just the thing, check out this DIY Angry Birds Birdhouse. Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about Angry Birds. Regardless of your age, people young and old love Angry Birds. They have become a staple symbol in recent pop culture. Not only are they popping up in the media, they are popping up in the craft world. Molly from Just a little Creativity created this project with her kids. How cute is this? Molly made this birdhouse using Apple Barrel paints and Mod Podge washout. For those of you new to this Mod Podge washout formula, it is very similar to the regular Mod Podge. The biggest difference is that this formula will wash out easily from clothing and furniture. This is the perfect formula to use when crafting with kids. The complete step-by-step instructions, and full supply list for this project can be found here.
By: Jackie Wynia
After raising two boys who love monsters, dragons, dinosaurs, and alien creatures I was thrilled beyond words to welcome my first grandchild – a girl, Penelope Rose. Finally! Now, it is time for dolls, crowns, fairy dust and tutus! To my surprise those glittery, fluffy, girly things take a back seat for sweet Penny Rose. At 18mos. old, she is full of energy, comical, obsessed with books (especially those about Dinosaurs) just like her daddy! She learned to roar like a dinosaur before she learned to say “Mama and Dada.”
In hunting for a fitting Easter gift, I found a wonderful Dinosaur basket at my local craft store, which inspired me to fill it with something fun, instead of candy… such as a game. I made dino egg shaped beanbags with numbers to aid in learning to count! I simply sewed fabric beanbags, cut numbers from fabric using Plaid stencils, and adhered the numbers to the bags with Fabric Mod Podge. I filled my eggs with rice and dried beans. I know she will enjoy this basket all year long. Happy Easter Penny Rose and thanks for this opportunity to reminisce about raising boys who still love dinosaurs! Below you will find all the supplies needed, along with their step by step instructions. Click here to find the egg pattern you will need to complete this project.
Plaid Materials & Supplies:
Plaid Fabric Mod Podge – CS11218, Plaid 2 Letter Stencils – 29375
Other Additional Supplies:
¼ yards each of fabric – 3 different patterns, Rice and or Dried Beans, Scissors, Pen, Brush, Sewing needle, Pins, Sewing machine
Extra! Extra! Read all about it. Kids Crafts 1-2-3 is a new magazine hitting the craft department of Walmart. This new bi-monthly magazine began circulating September 2012. The second issue of Kids Crafts 1-2-3 hit the shelves at Walmart on November 6, 2012. In this latest issue it features over 30 holiday crafts including this Christmas Tree project crafted from Plaid’s own Round Stacking Box Set and Apple Barrel paints. Grab your copy today and find this project inside on page 56.
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A must have item for any kid going back to school is a lunch bag. Lunch is a vital meal for kids to have during the school day, and let them do it in style with an eye-catching lunch bag. Meet one of the most attention grabbing lunch bags ever made, Dolly. Debbie Saenz created this adorable and creative lunch bag. She used a combination of fabric Mod Podge and FolkArt paints. Any little girl would be happy to have Dolly join her for lunch! Her initial necklace makes her extra-special, and will make your little one standout at the lunch table. Below find all the supplies you will need, along with the instructions.
Fabric Mod Podge –CS11218, FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 2574 Brilliant Pink, FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 517 Light Peony, FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 509 Sunny Yellow
Lunch bag, Muslin fabric for face, Fabric floral or other design, 28mm Wiggle eyes, Ball chain key chain, Ribbon, Lace trim, Wood initial, 2” Wood circle, Yarn for hair, Carpet thread, Needle, Black fine point Sharpie marker, Jump ring, Drill or Crop-A-Dile tool, Hot glue, Paint brush, Ruler, Pencil
- Measure flap of lunch bag or area for face. Cut Muslin fabric and adhere with Fabric Mod Podge.
- Measure and cut fabric for dress. Adhere with Fabric Mod Podge.
- Draw outline of mouth with pencil; paint with Brilliant Pink. Allow to dry.
- Paint wood circle with Light Peony. Set aside to dry.
- Paint wood initial letter with Sunny Yellow. Set aside to dry.
- Paint polka dots around edge of circle with Brilliant Pink. Set aside to dry.
- Gather approximately 20 pieces of 16 inch lengths of yarn. Measure with of face and tie off end “pony tail” sections with carpet thread. Sew tied parts to lunch bag along top of face.
- Tie ribbon bows around ponytails. Double tie to secure.
- Attach eyes with hot glue.
10. If desired, make eyelids using scraps of muslin. Adhere to top of eyes with hot glue.
11. Draw eye lashes with Sharpie.
12. Adhere wood initial letter to middle of wood circle with hot glue.
13. Create small hole along top edge of wood circle with drill or Crop-A-Dile tool. Attach jump ring and ball chain to create a small necklace.
14. Sew or hot glue ends of necklace in place on each side of neck.
15. Attach lace and ribbon trims along neckline.
School is right around the corner and it’s time to get the kids and your home organized, so that they’re ready to hit the books. We created this fun craft project not only to get you better organized, but to add some fun color to your home as well. We used FolkArt craft paint because it has such rich vibrant colors. We created this Handmade Charlotte original easy to follow step-by-step project just for you!
Pin your pictures and to do lists on this fun DIY Cork Board Messaging Hoops. You can make 3 to 5 boards to create an entire messaging center.
Have fun and enjoy painting with FolkArt craft paint!
FolkArt colors: light blue
FolkArt colors: white
FolkArt colors: yellow
Have some hand-painted fun this Father’s Day! Here are 3 fun crafts that will even get the tiniest crafters involved on dad’s tribute day! As always, we dipped into our Apple Barrel Paint stash and had a blast!
Fabric Photo Mustache Bag
Our first project is a fun fabric photo mustache bag. We printed out a great photo of my father-in-law and my niece Reese, onto a sheet of printable photo fabric. The kids got a big kick out of painting a mustache on granddad! Use this tutorial if you need help stitching the bag.
Apple Barrel Painted Playing Cards
Fifty-two card pick-up will never be the same. The kids hand-painted 52 cards using a variety of colors–let your kids pick their favorites! We used masking tape and then let the kids go wild. Be sure to let the paint completely dry before carefully peeling off the tape. We chose the Apple Barrel Neons–why? Because they’re awesome!
Mountain Top Tie For Father’s Day
Let your toddler splash paint all over a sheet of paper. Once it dries, which should take about 10-15 minutes, take craft scissors and cut the artwork into tiny triangles. I used Mod Podge to attach the triangles to a sheet of copy paper. Next, copy your artwork onto silk photo paper. We stitched the photo paper into a tie using this tutorial. Your husband or father will wear their mountain top tie with pride knowing it’s an original.
The denim used in the tie we made, packs some serious color. The triangles will make any toddler’s painting look like mountains. For my children, I limited the choice of colors to green and blue on yellow paper (so the color didn’t turn to mud).
Please send in your projects, we love to see them! Have a great summer and keep painting!