The Perler Beads Super Pegboardmakes it easy to reproduce larger images with Perler beads, Nabbi beads, Fuse beads and/or Hama beads. Perler Beads have been gaining popularity with Anime fans because of the ability to easily reproduce Anime characters with the beads and make fun jewelry and other accessories. In the package you get: Continue Reading →
Tag Archives | Kids Crafts
Martha Stewart is definitely one of a reigning queens in the crafting world. Since I have always enjoyed her cook books and crafting projects, I was excited to receive her new book “Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share“.
We finish out Kids Crafts Week with the hottest thing to hit scrapbooking for grown-ups in the last few years…Project Life!
My 10 year old daughter, Bridget, recently decided that she wanted to “make a scrapbook too”. Due to her limitations (she has arthritis and autism), I decided to try her out with Project Life as a “shortcut” to enabling her to scrapbook.
I let her browse the new Project Life releases online, and she went straight for the “Blush” kit, full of pink and doodle-y flowers. (A “Honey” kit just “accidentally” fell into Mommy’s cart while the kid was picking out her kit….you’ll hear more about that later!)
We picked a topic for her first Project Life pages, the day we spent at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for her 10th birthday last month. Then we sat down at my computer and I opened up my Adobe Lightroom library. Bridget pointed to the pictures that she wanted and I took care of printing them the appropriate sizes. Continue Reading →
You know a craft product is good when it sparks a whole new hobby for your child.
And the odd thing is that this product – Sticky Sticks (25 sticks for $3.50)- is probably one of the most basic craft items out there: the popsicle/tongue depressor stick. The genius thing about Sticky Sticks is that they added a square of adhesive to one end, and by doing that (and eliminating the liquid glue and drying time associated) they opened up a world of possibilities.
I showed the Sticky Sticks to my daughter, Gracie, one evening before bed. I showed her how to use them by sticking them to a photo she had on her art desk – simply peel off the little square of wax paper covering the adhesive square on the end of the stick and adhere to whatever you like. She tucked the photo into her cup of pens and I immediately realized these would make a great tool to display small photos and works of art all over the house. Continue Reading →
Sticky Sticks, which debuted at CHA Winter 2013, are a product invented by a mother that needed this exact item when she was creating visual aids for teaching children. I was excited to try them because I love doing craft projects with my young daughter (she is almost two and a half). When this package of 25 Sticky Sticks arrived I was a little stumped about which project to start with. So I checked the Sticky Sticks project ideas page and followed the very simple instructions – peel the paper adhesive backing and stick. Continue Reading →
- Flame Red
- Gold Ochre
- Straw Yellow
- Fern Green
- Twilight Blue
- Royal Purple
- Rose Carmine
- Lamp Black
- blend with water
- achieve colour graduations
- a handy color chart
- how to use the blender marker
- what types of paper work best with the markers
- brief description of the nibs
|AquaMarker Blender Pen|
I decided to test the markers on cold-pressed watercolor papers to see what type of results I would get.
First Project – Tag
The ink will not stain the stamp, if you clean the stamp immediately after using it. I used the stamp above and applied the ink directly to the stamp to stamp the image onto the box. The AquaMarker pigment inks showed up great on this cardstock. The box came out great. I glued some buttons and rhinestones to the box. Then used some of my favorite ribbon to finish wrapping up the gift box.
- Work fast, these pigment inks do dry up quickly.
- Use a paint brush if you want to control the amount of water you get on your project.
- There are some great YouTube videos on how to watercolor using the AquaMarkers and other similar markers. You can compare results with other brands while watching these great videos.
- You can take the small circle stickers they sell at the office supply stores and place them on the nib covers and color them in with the corresponding nibs to make spotting the right color easier.
- These colors are completely portable, which is a plus when you want to work outdoors or to take traveling for those last minute inspirations.
- Easy to use.
- Can be purchased as individual markers or in sets of 5 or twelve on the Letraset website.
- They are addictive and you will want to play with them a lot.
- They are not easy to find.
- You have to be mindful of the type of paper you use these on.
While at CHA, I was on the lookout for great kids projects, and I came across them at the adorably cute Grant Studios booth. The first product that caught my eye was the My Studio Girl line of craft projects for ‘tween girls. Everything you need to create your own little doll is included in one kit. Fabric, needle, thread, embellishments. Even a little pet for her pocket!The Dress-Up Doll kits contain a finished doll, but she needs clothes! Everything you need to create her costume is in the kit – I know a little girl who wants Mommy to get her the princess kit! The My Studio Girl line also includes a “Make Your Own Sew Cute” pet. Can’t you just see these being made at a Slumber Party and then sitting on a bed in your ‘tweenies room?Finally, Grant Studios debuted their new line of puffy, reusable stickers called Taggles Dress Up Stickers. Taggles are like paper dolls, but in sticker form. You can dress the girls with all kinds of trendy clothes stickers, reposition them and decorate with them.There is even an impossibly cute website the girls can play with too!
We loved these new lines for the tween girl. What would your girl love to make?