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Cute gift ideas that kids can make

Posted by on May. 13, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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 Paper Blossoms

Mom: If you wish springtime flowers could last and last, here's the gift for you: tiny tissue paper buds that serve as a pretty, graceful reminder that love blooms eternal.

Kids: A bare branch, tissue paper, and glue are all it takes to present Mom with a bouquet of delicate, easy-care blossoms she'll love.

  • Bare branch
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue 
  1. Paper Blossoms - Step 1 Use a glue stick to attach green tissue paper triangles (1- to 2-inch squares cut in half on the diagonal) to 1- to 2-inch squares of pink tissue paper (the exact placement isn't important).

  2. Shape each pair of tissues into a bud by wrapping them, pink side in, over the point of a dull pencil. Slide the blossom off the pencil a bit and twist the end into a small point. Then use craft glue (we used Kids Choice) to fix the twisted end of the bud to a clean and dry bare branch




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by on May. 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

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Popsicle Stick Photo Frame

by: Twila Lenoir

Here's a great way to use up all those craft sticks or popsicle sticks that you've been saving - make a pretty photo frame for your mom.

This makes a great homemade gift for Mother's Day, or Valentine's Day - or any day when you'd like to show your mother how special she is and how much you love her.

Craft Supplies:

17 popsicle sticks or craft sticks
silver or gold paint, or color of your choice
clear plastic to cover photo
hot glue gun and glue sticks (use only with adult help)
craft glue

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

Craft Project Instructions:

1. Glue two popsicle sticks together. Repeat three more times, so that you have four sets of two popsicle sticks glued together. Each one of these will be a side of your photo frame.

2. Use the photo of our frame as guide and glue your four sets into a photo frame. We placed the right side and the left side down on the table and then glued the top and the bottom frames across them.

3. Use white glue or craft glue to draw squiggle lines on all sides except the back of the frame. Let the frame dry thoroughly.

4. Now you may need an adult to make the design on the top corners. We cut three pieces of popsicle stick for each corner and glued them on in an "X" shape, then glued one more piece on top.

If you prefer, you can leave the corners blank until after the painting, then glue on a flat glass marble, a seashell or a piece of sea glass, or maybe pretty buttons or small flowers.

5. Paint the entire frame in silver or gold paint, including the squiggle lines of glue.

6. To make the frame stand up, we glued 7 popsicle sticks together, with one on the bottom to keep it strong. You will need to ask an adult to help you to glue your photo frame to the side of the stand with hot glue. Paint the stand in the same color as your frame and let it dry.

8. Cut some clear plastic to the size of the frame and glue it to the back of the frame. Cut a piece of cardboard to the same size and glue this to the back of the plastic on all three sides, but not the top.

9. Cut out your photo and slide it between the plastic and the cardboard.



by on May. 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM

 soapstwo (40K)

Decorative Liquid Soap Pumps

Recycle old soap pumps, and give them an individual look to coordinate with your bathroom using silk flowers and other inexpensive supplies.

Craft Supplies:

  • clear soap pump bottle
  • clear liquid soap
  • glass stones, marbles or coarse gravel*
  • silk flowers
  • (optional) plastic goldfish

Craft Project Instructions:

1) Soap pump bottles can be purchased, or you can recycle clear bottles that come prefilled with your favorite liquid soap. Begin with an empty soap bottle, or remove labels from prefilled bottles and pour out about half of the soap from your bottle for later use as your bottle gradually empties.

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2) Add glass stones to the bottom of the bottle, about 1-1/2 to 2" deep. Marbles or pretty gravel could also be used as a base if you wish.

3) Now insert silk flowers cut to fit the size of the bottle. Small flowers, like lily of the valley, sweet peas, or violets, are very effective. Insert the flowers stem side down into the bottle, using the stem of the pump to push the bottom of the flower stem into the glass stones to secure in place.

4)Fill the soap bottle about half full with clear liquid hand soap and, if your want the aquarium look, add small artificial fish. Once all embedded decorations are in place, fill the bottle to within 1 inch from top, allowing for displacement caused by replacing the pump aparatus.

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You now have a custom made soap pump bottle that you can design to co-ordinate with your bath or kitchen color, decor, etc.

by on May. 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM
Cute ideas!
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by on May. 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM


by on May. 14, 2012 at 6:22 AM

cute stuff

by on May. 14, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Cute, I love the first post!

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