creative kids – diy storage jars

 

 

These storage jars are AWESOME and oh-so-simple to make!

Step 1: Raid the toy boxes for favourite figurines – think animals, superheroes, princesses, whatever makes the kids’ hearts sing!

Step 2: Raid the recycling for cute jars or boxes

Step 3: Remove lid and attach figurine with glue

Step 4: Spray paint in your favourite colour/s and allow to dry

Step 5: Fill with goodies, add lid, stand back and admire!
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(All images sourced via pinterest)

craft express – loo roll snakes

We know you love some loo roll craft as much as we do so here is another fab idea to use up all those rolls!

Follow this tutorial to whip up your own googly eyed darlings, just like these.

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craft express – handy painting

Kids want to get their hands into some paint?  Here are some fab hand painting ideas that dont take too long.  All you’ll need is some little hands, paint and an artline pen.  If you want to get really fancy, you’ll also need a little bit of ribbon and some pebbles or sand.  Enjoy!

image courtesy of txgranolamom.blogspot.com

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craft express – dinosaur plate

courtesy of fabmums.com

1. Paint the plate a colour of your choice.

2. Draw the sections on the back of the paper plate like in the image: body, legs, tail, neck and head. Cut the sections out.

3. Attach the dinosaur’s body parts with glue (staples also work well)

4. Open the paper clips in an L shape and attach one side to the back of each leg to make the dinosaur stand up.

Find all this a bit too hard?  Grab this instead!

speedy craft – fuzzy caterpillars

Looking for a quick crafty project to keep the kids entertained for 10 minutes?  Speedy craft is going to hold all the answers for you!

This week we are making these fab fuzzy caterpillars and all you’ll need is;

- pom poms (you can get bags containing various sizes at the Dollar Shop),
- google eyes (we bought a pack of eyes from Woollies for about $3)
- wooden clothes pegs (straight from the laundry basket)

Once you have your materials, just start glueing!  Easy peasy.

Thanks to Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom for this fab idea.

 

 

plastic is fantastic (well, it can be)

We don’t go much for plastic toys around here but LOVE these ideas to incorporate them into storage and decor pieces.

To make these storage jars, just glue a selection of plastic animals onto the lids then spray paint the lot.  Love ‘em.

courtesy of apartmenttherapy.com

These book ends are a little bit kitsch and a whole lot fabulous!  Grab your favourite animals, glue them to a wooden block and paint.  Great shade of blue.

courtesy of blog.houseoffifty.com

These little gems have come straight from the op-shop into the paint shop and onto the hallway shelf.  LOVE!

courtesy of blog.craftzine.com

calling all loo rolls …

We told you some time ago to save your loo rolls  … all in preparation for the LRCE (loo roll craft extravaganza)!

Here are our favourite easy, peasy ideas to do with littlies through to primary school.

courtesy of
kiflieslevendula.blogspot.com

To make these little speedsters you’ll need paint or textas/crayons, safety scissors and split pins to attach the wheels.  Stay tuned for a post about making a race track in the next few days!

To make these crazy monsters you’ll need paint or textas and any fancy bits you have available. Think pipe cleaners, mini pom poms, glitter.

Here’s our middle sized dude with his loo roll octopus (and pipe cleaner jellyfish but that’s another story).  For this you’ll need paint or textas/pencils, googly eyes (about $2 a pack from Woollies of craft stores).

For the owls (courtesy of elhadadepapel.blogspot.com) you’ll just need paint, a black marker pen and your imagination.  The bats (courtesy of krokotak.com) need much the same, along with some coloured paper to be folded fan like and attached as wings.

And last but lnot least, blast into outer space with these cool rocket ships.

courtesy of bedifferentactnormal.com

These rocket ships make a great room decoration when completed.  All you’ll need is paint, some sticky dots and stars (just cut some out if you dont have stickers) and ribbon or strips of paper.

If you have a loo roll specialty we’d love to see it!  You know we love to share.