Saturday, April 28, 2007

Rocking Horses

Today's Craft : Rocking Horses
To make a rocking horse, first take a heavier weight piece of paper and fold it in half. Cut out the bottom half and body of rocking horse using the template provided. Be sure to place the flat part of the template on the fold. Open up your rocking horse and cut a small slit at the front of the horse's body where later you will slip in the horse's head. Color and decorate your horse and rocker. Next cut out the horse head and decorate it- add eyes, a mane, a bridle using materials in your toolbox. Then make a small slit about half an inch up the horse's neck and slip the head into the body. If you want you can tape it securely in place. Enjoy Crafting!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Colorful and Bright Balloon Pictures

Today's Craft: Colorful and Bright Balloon Pictures
Do you like balloons? What is your favorite color? How many balloons do you think you could carry without floating up into the sky?

To make this craft project you will need colored pom-poms, glue, pipe cleaners, crayons, scissors, colored construction paper, and tape. To begin, first select a colorful background piece of construction paper on which to create your beautiful balloon picture. Choose whatever color you want! Next select several different colored pipe cleaners and trim them with your scissors so they are different lengths. These pipe cleaners will become the strings for your balloons. Next tape or glue the pipe cleaner balloon strings to the background piece of colored construction paper you selected. Arrange them all over the page in bunches. These bunches will become balloon bouquets. Now take your colored pom-poms and glue one at the end of each balloon string. Use as many different colores as you want! Let them dry. Add further decoration with crayons and other materials if you wish. Enjoy Crafting!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Flying Airplane Bookmark!

Today's Craft : Flying Airplane Bookmark!
Return to your place and soar off the new adventures with ease with this great airplane bookmark! Personalize it with your name or a special message!

To make this craft project you will need colored construction paper, a colorful pipe cleaner, scissors, crayons, and other materials to decorate your Airplane bookmark.To begin cut out a simple banner shape using the picture provided as a guide or create a dashing banner shape of your own using your imagination. This will trail behind your airplane.Now select a colorful piece of construction paper and cut out the airplane. The color you choose will be the dominant color of your boat. You could also use a heavier weight piece of paper if you wish to make a more sturdy bookmark. You can use the template at the address below as a guide.Decorate your airplane and the streaming banner. Add stripes to the wings, a name, numbers, and any else you want.Next take a colorful pipe cleaner and attach one end of it to the banner you cut out.Attach the other end of the pipe cleaner to the center of the airplane you created. Secure it in place on the back side.Now use your airplane bookmark to hold your place as you read or give it to someone special. Enjoy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tow Trucks

Today's Craft : Tow Trucks
If you ever break down, now you'll have the perfect tow truck.

Cut out a great tow truck and wheels for it using the patterns provided. Attach the wheels to your truck with brass fasteners so they will spin. Next cut a small piece of ribbon and attach a paper clip to the end of it. Attach the ribbon piece to your tow truck to create your towing mechanism. Decorate your tow truck with crayons, paper shapes, and more materials from your toolbox. If you have time create a broken down car for you to tow behind your tow truck. Cut a car out from colored construction paper, decorate it with crayons and other materials, and punch a hole through the front or back bumper. Hook up your car to the tow truck with the paper clip and you are ready to go! Enjoy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Awesome Airplane Messages

Today's Craft : Awesome Airplane Messages
Write your message across the sky!

To make this craft you will need a long blue of blue construction paper or several taped together, some white paper, cotton balls, and a nice message. First using your own imagination create an airplane to place at the end of the paper- or simply cut a very basic letter T shape to use a your plane's body. Write a great message behind your airplane horizontally and then glue cotton balls over the letters of your message to give it puffy cloudlook. Enjoy Crafting!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ice Cream Sundaes

Today's Craft: Ice Cream Sundaes
Pile on the ice cream and be sure to add some whipped cream and hot fudge!Craft Project Directions:Select a sundae dish and cut out a number of ice cream scoops using the patterns provided and create a wonderful ice cream sundae. Add cotton ball whipped cream, a cherry, and any other toppings you have to have. Don't forget the hot fudge! Enjoy Crafting!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Walking Stick Bug

Today's Craft : Walking Stick Bug
Transform a twig into an interesting insect.

To make this craft project you will need a short twig which is forked at the end, a number of brown pipe cleaners, and a marker. The forked end of the twig will become the head of your walking stick insect. Add eyes to this end with your markers. Now add pipe cleaner legs by wrapping the pipe cleaners around the twig to form V sections (make at least two sets of legs). Bend the ends up to create feet to stand up your walking stick. Enjoy Crafting!

More Bug Resources and Crafts

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Letter B becomes a Butterfly

Today's Craft : Letter B becomes a Butterfly
Transform your letter B into a beautiful butterfly!
To make this craft project you will need colored construction paper, crayons or markers, glue, scissors, and a couple of pipecleaners. To begin cut out two large letter Bs with your scissors and glue them on a background piece of paper to create a beautiful butterfly shape- use the picture as a guide. Now add pipecleaner antennae and decorate your butterfly's body with markers or crayons. Enjoy Crafting!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Large Lady Bugs

Today's Craft : Large Lady Bugs
Transform a paper bowl into a large and lucky Lady Bug!

To make this craft project you will need a red paper bowl (or you could paint a paper bowl red), black construction paper, scissors, glue, black pipe cleaners, white paper, and some brass fasteners (if you want the wings to move).

To begin take a piece of black construction paper and cut out a large circle. Now cut the circle in half- these halves will be the wings for your lady bug. Next take the bowl and flip it over- this will be your lady bug's body. Attach the wings with brass fasteners to the top of the bowl so they swing back and forth or simply glue them in place.

Next cut out a number of black circles and add these with glue to the lady bug. Cut the pipe cleaners in half and add antennae to the top to the lady bug's head and pipe cleaner legs to the sides of the body.

Next cut out two large white circles and glue smaller black circles onto to them for eyes and add them to the ladybug's head.

Let your lady bug dry and place it somewhere special! Enjoy Crafting!
More Ladybug Crafts and Resources

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Popcorn Apple Blossom Pictures

Today's Craft : Popcorn Apple Blossom Pictures
Apple trees are beautiful during all the seasons of the year!

Create your own blossoming apple tree picture. You will need: popped popcorn, blue construction paper, brown, and green construction paper (or paint or crayons and markers), and some glue. You can make this craft several different ways- using paint, construction paper, or crayons and markers to create your tree branches and leaves. Take your piece of blue construction paper and add a large tree branch going across the page in whichever medium you choose (brown paper cut into strips, brown paint, or crayon). Next add green leaves to the ends of the branches. Now you are ready to add your popcorn. Glue on pieces of fluffy popcorn around the green leaves to create apple blossoms.
Hang your creation up somewhere special when it dries! Enjoy Crafting!
More Tree Crafts and Web Resources

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Cute Brown Bunny

Today's Craft : Cute Brown Bunny
Create a great brown paper bag bunny!

To make this craft project, you will need a small brown paper bag, an old newspaper, cotton balls, colored construction paper, scissors, glue, pipecleaners, tape, and markers or crayons. To begin, open up the paper bag and stuff it with old newspaper until it is a solid rectangle. Tape the open end shut so it is a flat even surface. This will be your bunny's body. Next, using the templates provided below, cut out bunny ears, eyes, a bunny nose, and legs. Glue these onto your bunny. Next take your pipecleaners, cut them into smaller pieces, and glue or tape them onto your bunny to create bunny whiskers- use the picture as a guide. Add a cotton ball tail to the back of bunny. Let dry. Decorate further with markers or crayons.
Happy Easter! Enjoy Crafting!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Beautiful Bunny Baskets

Today's Craft : Beautiful Bunny Baskets
To make this craft project you will need a paper bag, scissors, colored construction paper, crayons or markers, and a stapler. To begin, take your paper bag and open it up. Next cut the bag down to twice the height your want the edges of your basket to be. Now fold the sides of the bag down so that the sides are doubled up. Take the section of the bag you cut off and cut it into a strip for a basket handle. Staple the ends of the strip onto the sides of the basket. Now you are ready to decorate your basket. Transfrom it into a bunny by adding paper bunny ears, bunny whiskers, a cotton ball bunny tails and color in a fabulous bunny face.

Happy Easter! Enjoy Crafting!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Excellent Egg Easter Bunny

Today's Craft : Excellent Egg Easter Bunny
Transform an egg into a great Easter Bunny!

To create this craft project you will need an egg (dyed or plastic) which is the color you want your Easter bunny to be, colored construction paper, scissors, tape or glue, and crayons or markers. First take your colored construction paper and cut a paper strip and bend it into a paper roll. This will be the neck of your Easter Bunny. Next cut out cute bunny ears, whiskers, and a bow tie and glue or tape them onto the shell.
Add eyes and further decoration with markers or crayons.
Happy Easter! Enjoy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Finger Print Pussy Willows!

Today's Craft : Finger Print Pussy Willows
You'll get your hands dirty making this craft!

To make these delightful pussy willows you will need some colored construction paper, white paint, markers or crayons, and your fingers or thumbs! Select a piece of colored construction paper and hold it so it is wider than it is tall. Draw vertical 'squiggly lines' on the paper to create your pussy willows. Next press your thumb or fingers into the white paint and then along the squiggly lines you drew to great some great pussy willows.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Festive Flower Hat

Today's Craft : Festive Flower Hat

To create this festive flower hat you will need a paper bag, scissors, green construction paper, tape or glue, and markers, crayons, or paints. To begin take your paper bag and open it up. Now cut point into the opening of the bag all the way around the bag creating a festive flower shape. Next glue or tape a flower stem and leaves onto the bottom of the bag. Decorate with festive color and wear your hat with style! Enjoy Crafting!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Easter Egg Trees

Today's Craft : Easter Egg Trees
Create a lovely Easter Egg tree in time for the Easter Holiday.

To make an Easter Egg Tree you will need a bunch of blown out and decorated Easter eggs, a coffee can, sand, rock, Easter grass, ribbon, and twigs or branches. To begin take your branch or twigs and secure them in the coffee can with sand and rocks to create a tree on which to hang your eggs. Next take your eggs, attach a length of ribbon to each. Attach the other end of the ribbon to the tree. Happy Easter! Enjoy Crafting!