Crafty Stuff

Tips and crafty ideas on keeping your kids amused.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Simple Cards

Materials
1 piece of soft card
coloured card (at least two different coloured pieces)
metallic card
hole punch
glue
scissors
pen

Method
  1. Cut soft card to the size of the card required.
  2. Fold card and set aside
  3. Cut shapes from coloured card (We cut pink hearts and blue squares)
  4. Using the hole punch, punch some circles from the metallic card (Note : If you have craft punches then you will be able to create a variety of different shapes easier then cutting them out)
  5. Glue shapes onto the front of the card (We glued the pink hearts onto the blue card and then put gold dots on the blue card and background)
  6. Allow glue to dry then write on the card.
How you arrange the shapes on the card is up to the individual but if you are uncertain on a pattern then try placing them before you glue them. This way you will be able to move them according to how you like.

As all crafts listed here, how you do one craft is only limited to your imagination. I only place a basic outline to guide you.

Have fun!

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Pre-Drawn Canvases

When you start looking out for those paint by number paintings, or ones which have a figure already drawn on the canvas, therefore making it easier for your child to paint a picture, it starts getting expensive.
I was looking around last week for some horse type ones and they all seemed to start around the $16 mark.
This week I made my own.
I bought a pack of 10 canvas sheets and then used the pictures on this site to draw my picture.
Jadeen had an elephant, Erin a pig and Miranda a donkey head. They all enjoyed their few minutes of art.
When drawing the picture onto the canvas do not use a soft lead, as it will lead to smudging too much. Make sure the kids use a good water based paint (easier to remove from their clothes afterwards) and let them go at it.
I keep in store the basic colours and mix from there (red, yellow, blue, white and black)

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

New!

Hey there and welcome to my new blog.
I have decided to seperate things just so they can be a little more organsied.
Welcome and I hope you enjoy your time here.