Do you guys remember Shrinky Dinks? We recently rediscovered them and have been loving making custom fun necklaces for ourselves and as gifts. I made 2 handwritten kids name necklaces for myself and Lena has been loving making unicorn necklaces for her friends. We used regular Sharpie pens to draw and color in the designs. Then I helped cut them out and hole-punch holes for the string. Then we baked them on parchment paper at 325 degrees for only about 1-3 minutes until they
Every December, my daughter and I make Christmas ornaments for her to gift to our family. She loves making them and is always so excited to give them out as gifts. It's also really special to see them on the tree year over year and remember our little projects. This year we are starting with some DIY glitter critters! Below are some ideas of what we used. We have some other dinosaurs, cars and Duplo lego people that we'll make in a few days too. You can experiment with any ol
This is a super easy and fun art activity for both kids and adults. My 5 year old daughter loved revealing the hidden pictures I would draw for her with white oil pastels. She also really enjoyed making hidden pictures for me to discover. How-to: draw out a design with white oil pastels on white paper. Below are the ones I used, but any brand at all should work. I used watercolor paper, but you can use regular white paper as well. Then paint on the paper with watercolors to r
This is one of my new favorite projects to do with kids or grown-ups! These little dishes can be used for jewelry, votives or anything else you like. The great thing is that they are super quick and easy to make so can easily make lots and lots of gifts for anyone on your list. Here is a quick and simple tutorial! This is the Sculpey clay I used. It now also comes in more colors (like pink and lavender) for more unique combinations. 1. Knead a couple of colors together until
Lena made this adorable planter for her new pet succulent "Freddie" using just a few basic materials. We used an old regular terra cotta pot, neon acrylic paints and some mini puffs from Michael's (these are similar from Amazon). Yes, hah, I let my 4 year old use acrylic as I already had some from my painting and I was glad to see how careful she was with it :). The neon paint ended up drying nice and bright and we then glued the puffs on by dipping them in some Elmer's glue.