I am always looking for new ways to foster Molly's creative thinking and encourage more 'making time' beyond the reaches of our wifi!!, so when I heard that the creator of one of my favorite blogs The Artful Parent had published her second book dedicated to just that, I just had to get my hands on a copy. Mother, writer and children’s art enabler the very inspiring Jean Van't Hul reached into the marrow of her creativity and compiled a fun and engaging collection of do-able arts and crafts, decorations and seasonal recipes for celebrating the seasons, for every member of the family. An online friend and fellow member of the Rockin Art Moms group, I was super excited when Jean asked me to be a part of her book tour. With the flip of a page The Artful Year takes you on a beautifully wholesome journey of seasonal exploration, from nature inspired activities to recycled crafts and tempting treats to cook together with your children. I want to make almost everything in the book! But Molly weighed in and voted for the tissue paper nests, to hold all her Easter treats :)
I made these pool noodle spider dudes with Molly yesterday evening for a bit of quick mid-term crafting fun. No gluing, no paint, no mess, made in less than 5 minutes type of quick craft for kids!! yeah that's quick :) This would make for a great summer craft for the backyard or at camp!
Looking for a crafty way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the kids? This cute and original St Patrick's Day craft is perfect for young children, to help celebrate the mischief of Leprechauns and their elusive pot of gold in the build up to Paddy's Day
I decided to start taking a little inventory on my blog to make sure it’s as helpful and accessible as possible. Starting with Valentine Crafts I took some time to round up the printables and DIY gifts ideas from the past three years so you have all on one page at your fingertips. I’ll keep adding to the list as time passes on.
The ongoing challenge in our house is to transform leftover cardboard boxes and the contents of the junk drawer into imaginative crafts for kids that can be enjoyed all year-round. And so we introduce, Tin Foil Robots! They are such fun to make and the perfect way to turn clutter into cute DIY toys. Let's have fun
I want to introduce you to a friend of mine today, Eva Monleón, an extraordinarily talented maker from Barcelona, Spain, the creator behind blog and brand Misako Mimoko. Eva is one of my favourite handcrafters and I was delighted when she accepted my invitation to be a contributor to my new craft book Happy Handmade (have you downloaded your copy yet?). I fell in love with Eva's work some months ago, captivated by the cute faces and freckles on the fun and imaginative characters she creates, such as Miss Teapot, Mini Christmas Trees, Wall Hooks and Bug Babies. Have a look at the charming stuffies for yourself
Share your love of toilet roll crafts by making cute woodland characters - a fox and badger with us! It’s a simple (and cute) family activity to make with your kids. Kids can have fun exercising hand-eye motor skills while folding and making the ears and seeing their new friends come to life with a glued on pom pom button nose. Let’s have some fun! Click through for the complete craft tutorial
My son LOVES sharks, we've made quite a few shark themed diys to satisfy his interest at this stage, the most recent being his very own Shark Valentine Card Box! It was really easy to make and turned out super cute!
I'm probably guilty of creating more 'girlie' crafts here on MollyMoo that crafts for both boys and girls so I'm making up for it right here with these fun and mischievous Toilet Roll Ninjas - a perfect craft for kids to make after school, weekends, at school or ninja themed birthday parties!!
My latest toilet roll craft is so easy to setup and encourages creative play. The simple city stacking toy is just painted paper cores with little slits at both ends to slot and stack in any combination to make dynamic skyscrapers for minifigs and peg dolls
I'm still playing with and getting to know the capabilities of my latest craft toy, the Silhouette Portrait. Creating simple stencils for hand stamped wrapping or stationery is a very practical and 'accessible' everyday crafting purpose for the Silhouette at home
Calling all crafting moms!! you just have to check out this nifty method of converting your children's drawings into really cool DIY stamps. Your kids will love creating cards, notes for friends, wrapping paper or gift tags with their own diy stamps!