Easy Puppet Craft

22 09 2008

We finally made our Martha Stewart puppets. This is such a great craft if you have small children!! You can order them online or buy at Walmart for about $12 or make your own with lunch bags, scrapbook paper, glue sticks, markers & cotton balls. I loved this kit because there was no glue needed. A nice non-messy project.

My 2 year old and her friend loved making these.

If you are feeling extra creative, make a theater from a box. How cute is this?


This adorable idea via The Crafty Crow.

Here is another cute idea in one of my Halloween magazines. An easy craft with paper and a plastic plate. You could do the entire thing with paper if you don’t have paper plates on hand.

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Friday Feature – Kid Crafts – 8.1.08

31 07 2008
This is a day early- but the family is coming for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. I’ve got lots to do tomorrow!

It’s 103° in Texas. The pool is like a hot tub. What can you do different inside with kids? Here are some craft ideas that you could try this weekend:

Martha Stewart’s Animal Puppet Kit

I found this puppet kit at Walmart for about $12. You could make your own with lunch bags, scrapbook paper, glue sticks, markers & cotton balls. 


Spin Art

Create your own art with a salad spinner. My son who is not into drawing or crafts. Loves doing this!






Photos and instructions from the Brassy Apple.



Plum Pudding has some great ideas on what to do with your spin art. Check out her other crafts too! So cute.


Recycled Mini Books

I love this project by art teacher Kathy Barbro.  It’s great to do with preschoolers, plus it teaches them to recycle.


Tissue Paper Flowers

These are always fun and easy!

• Cut a few pieces (about 4-6) of tissue paper about 8 x 10 inches (the exact size doesn’t matter).

• Put the paper in a pile and fold it like an accordion fan then round the edges with sissors.

• Tie the center of the folded paper with a green pipe cleaner (or twist tie).

• Gently pull each piece of paper towards the top center of the flower, separating each sheet of paper from the others (forming the petals of the flower).