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Fantastic Flower Crafts for Spring

Bloom Where You're Planted: Unleash Your Creativity with Flower Crafts!

Flowers bring color, joy, and a touch of nature's beauty into our lives. But their magic extends far beyond the vase! Today, we're celebrating the art of flower crafts, a vibrant world where creativity blossoms alongside blooming details.

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting your artistic journey, flower crafts offer something for everyone. From simple projects perfect for little hands to intricate designs that challenge experienced makers, the possibilities are endless.

We love crafting flowers. Here are a few of my favorite projects from over the years.

3d Tulips

Ten Cute Tulip Projects

Play Doh Cactus

Sock Roses

Here are just a few reasons to embrace the world of flower crafts:

  • Unleash your inner artist: Flower crafts are a beautiful canvas for expressing your creativity. Experiment with different colors, textures, and materials to bring your unique vision to life.
  • Embrace mindfulness: Crafting can be a wonderful way to unwind and de-stress. The repetitive motions and focus required in many flower crafts can be a form of meditation, allowing you to find peace and tranquility in the creative process.
  • Spread the joy of handmade: Handmade gifts hold a special place in our hearts. Whether you're crafting a vibrant bouquet for a loved one or decorating your home with blooming creations, flower crafts are a thoughtful and heartfelt way to share your creativity with others.
  • Upcycle and repurpose: Give new life to everyday objects! From using leftover fabric scraps to crafting with recycled materials like cardboard tubes, flower crafts encourage resourcefulness and sustainability practices.
  • Bond with loved ones: Crafting is a wonderful activity to share with friends and family. Get together for a crafting session, teach younger generations the joys of handmade creations, and create lasting memories together.

So, gather your supplies, let your imagination bloom, and dive into the world of flower crafts! With a little creativity and these timeless projects, you can bring a touch of floral flair to your life and the lives of those around you.

Ready to get started? Explore these links, from some of my favorite bloggers for a vast array of flower craft tutorials, or simply grab your favorite crafting materials and let your creativity bloom!

 Paper Roses by Crafting Jeannie

Flower Garden Sensory Bin by Sweet Silly Sara

Tissue Paper and Twig Flowers by Barley and Birch

Paper Plate Sunflowers by The Printables Fairy

Felt Roses by Two Kids and a Coupon

Button Flower Pins by Artsy Fartsy Mama

Fingerprint Flower Pots by Crafts by Amanda

Pressed Wildflower Bookmarks by An Off Grid Life

Water Bottle Flowers by Kid Friendly Things to Do

Paper and Seed Sunflowers by Easy Crafts for Kids

3d Pop Up Flower Cards by Mommy Made That

Paper Sunflowers by The Inspiration Edit 

Handprint Flowers by Little Ladoo

Flower Handprint Card by Simple Everyday Mom 

Pressed Flower Suncatchers by In the Playroom

Cupcake Liner Flowers by A Little Pinch of Perfect

Tissue Paper Flowers by Mom Wife Busy Life 

Egg Carton Flowers by The Boondocks

Mini Flower Wreath by Sustain My Craft Habit

Getting Our Children Crafting and Creating: 4 Things to Remember


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Crafting is an amazing hobby for the entire family. Crafts can spruce your home up and can provide hours of fun. The problem in the modern day is that our kids may not necessarily like the idea of getting into crafts, especially when they're a bit older. They may be more interested in watching videos on YouTube or playing their Switch, but it's important to get our children interested in crafting. It is never too late to teach our children about arts and crafts. Let’s show you a few ways to ensure that it's a part of your children’s lives.

Provide the Right Resources

The most important place to begin is finding the type of crafting that your kids would prefer to get on board with. Your children may be more interested in sticking pasta on paper or they may want to fashion little characters with amazing detail using macrame cotton rope to be a tiger's tail or hair for a little Stick figure. 

Whatever your children need, it is important to have an abundance of tools. We have to remember that creativity is something that shouldn't be limited in scope. When we have more tools at our disposal, it means that we can fulfill our vision better. But in order to get your child interested in something means providing a wider palate of tools. Your kids may not know what they're interested in just yet, which is why it's critical to provide as much inspiration as possible.

Make Sure You Can Clean Up

You might think it's a good idea if you can get them interested in arts and crafts but you might be dreading the cleanup! We've all been there! The best thing you can do is to have an area dedicated to arts and crafts. It might not be in the house, but setting up in the garden shed exclusively for messy play will take the stress out of the equation. If you have to do it in the house on a rainy day the best thing you can do is to have paint-proof mats laid everywhere, as well as make sure that your kids are protecting their clothes from glue, paint, and glitter! 

As nice as it is to encourage our children to get into arts and crafts, we could be stressing out about the mess they make which, over time, could stop them from wanting to create. Of course, we don't want a messy house, but it's critical that we get the balance right.

Do It Together

This sounds simple, but lots of parents give their children things to do and then leave them to it. It all depends on how old your child is; if your child is 9 or 10 they've already got a number of years of experience in playing video games and may not necessarily want to get involved in things like messy play. 

With a child of this age, it's important for us to sit down with them and gain an insight into what they would like to create. It could be as simple as giving them a pencil and some paper and asking them to draw how they are feeling. Arts and crafts are certainly things that appeal more to younger kids, but if you have younger children, ensuring that you stay with them and get creative to see what you can come up with as a family is a wonderful way to spend quality time together, but it also allows them the freedom to experiment with designs and colors. 

It can be a great lesson for you as well; sometimes we don't use our imagination as much as we should. The great thing about spending time with your kids creating stuff is that there are no rules! You can do anything you want, and this is something that, as parents, we can benefit from remembering once in a while!

Inspire Them

While creating can be an amazing thing, it benefits us to give our children inspiration. You can choose to go to an art gallery or museum but this could be intimidating for young children. However, spending time as a family can be a wonderful experience to provide a dose of culture. You can always start by getting a copy of The Art Book as a coffee table read. 

When your children start to look at the different painters and sculptors, from medieval to modern times, it can provide a great springboard for your child to do something more the next time they approach the canvas. It's important to remember that we don't fill them with a sense of dread and everything they create is going to be fantastic. We just need to give them that encouragement. 

Creativity is a tool with no rules at the outset, but as your child gets older, they may attempt to create something that they pictured in their head but are not getting it right. The expression “art is never finished, only abandoned,” comes to mind here, but it can be an amazing way to help streamline their talents, especially if your kids are showing interest in crafts or starting to create different pieces of art. 

The best thing about getting into crafts is that nothing is off-limits. You can create collages out of recyclable materials, make sculptures out of clay, sew pieces of cloth together to make an heirloom, and on it goes. The more your kids get inspired the more they will create, and this is an amazing thing to see.

Being artistic is an amazing way to express ourselves and we can use crafting to connect with our children on a different level, but it can also help our children become more in touch with their emotions. One of the biggest problems with using digital tools is that there is not always a hands-on approach that can be better utilized with arts and crafts. If you want your children to be more creative, in tune with their emotions, develop problem-solving skills, and express who they are in healthy ways, it is a great idea to get your children interested in crafting and creating.

13 Ghostly Crafts to Make for Halloween

Halloween is near and we are crafting up all things spooktacular! I found 13 awesome ghost crafts that the kids and I can't wait to make! These are too fun! To say the least, they are a step up from our efforts so far this season of a simple ghost decoration.

Ping Pong Ball Ghost Lights by Unoriginal Mom

Lollipop Ghosts by Mom Dot

Toilet Paper Ghosts by Ginger Snap Crafts

Plastic Bottle Ghosts by In the Playroom

Halloween Footprint Craft by Where the Smiles Have Been

Ghosts Under Glass by Yesterday on Tuesday

Tin Can Ghosts with FREE Printable by Ginger Snap Crafts

Ghost Mobile Kids Craft by Sugar Bee Crafts

Halloween Ghost Windsock by Real Coake

Giant Hanging Ghost by A Girl and a Glue Gun

Pillowcase Ghost Dress by Sugar Bee Crafts

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghosts by Yesterday on Tuesday

Gourd Ghosts by House of Hawthornes

Which of these ideas will you try first?

Which of these 13 ghostly crafts to leave you aghast do you think your family would have the most fun with? I love the ghostly gourds! I have an obsession with gourds and love the idea of creating something more than a centerpiece with them.

If you are in the mood for more Halloween crafts check these ideas out!

If you make any of these fun ideas make sure you hop over and share a pic with me on facebook!

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10 Too Cute Tulip Projects

Tulips are hands down my favorite spring flower. They are lovely and elegant while simple to care for and grow. I love to admire them as they come into bloom and I want to make all of the pretty flower crafts with the kids too! I found 10 too cute tulip projects that I couldn't wait to share with you. You might just want to make them all this spring!

I love the easy tulip earrings as a sweet gift for a friend and the paper tulips are perfect for making with my almost 8 year old.  We might make a handful of these for his teacher towards the end of the year!

Forever Tulips by Little Miss Celebration
Spring Tulip Wreath by Sugar Bee Crafts
How to Fold Paper Tulips by A Happy Home in Holland
DIY Tulip Earrings by 30 Minute Crafts
Tulip Wreath by Designer Trapped
Yellow Tulip Door Decor by Crafts ala Mode
3D Paper Tulips by Practically Functional
5 Minute Door Bouquet by Mad in Crafts
3D Tulips by Crafting Reality
Toilet Roll Tulips by Crafts by Amanda

I can't wait to hear which of these is your favorite tulip craft!
I have two super easy videos on facebook for tulip crafting with the kids! Check them out here:

Check out these easy 3d Paper Tulips

How to Liven Up Your Craft Projects

 The chillier months will soon be with us, and that means that we’re all likely to be spending a little more time at home than we have done during the last few months. This is a great opportunity to get into some domestic hobbies, and right at the top of that list are craft projects. This is a fun way to spend a day, and you’ll also be adding some new skills to your repertoire, too. But of course, you can’t just expect your crafts to be solid gold — you’ll need to work on making them as good as possible! In this blog, we’ll run through some useful tips that’ll put you on the right path and which will ensure that you end up having fun and creating something you truly enjoy.

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Find Inspiration

One of the hardest things about starting a crafts project is…getting started. When you’ve got essentially a blank canvas staring at you, you’ll need to find a way to narrow down your focus and pick a particular project. But good news: there are plenty of options out there! If you’re struggling to find a project, then look at getting inspiration from other people. There are plenty of arts and crafts websites, videos, and magazines that’ll put some useful ideas in your head.

Work Together

There’s a lot of value in undertaking a craft project on your own, but don’t discount the idea of working with other people, such as people in your family. For one thing, it can be really enjoyable to work on something together with your loved ones. And second, you might just end up creating something of better quality than you could have on your own. We all have our own skills, and when you put all those skills together, you usually end up with something that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Give it a try!

Quality Materials

You could have all the crafts skills in the world, but if you’re not using quality materials, then you could find that the end product isn’t quite as special as you hoped it would be. So don’t let your project down by using subpar materials; get the best! There’s the excellent flannel fabric that you can buy, and once you have it, you’ll find that you’re able to make a wide range of DIY products that very much look the part once you’re finished. Using the best materials you can find is a surefire way to bump up the quality level of your project. 

Just Have Fun

Finally, remember to have fun with your project! You’ll hope that your end result comes out well, but when it comes to DIY crafts, remember that it’s the journey, not the destination. The more fun you have when you’re doing your project, the more you’ll enjoy making crafts — and that probably has the biggest impact on the long-term quality of your products since you’ll want to engage in the activity more. And it’s only practice that makes perfect! 

12 Pretty Peacock Projects

Spring is near and we can't wait to visit the Kingwood Center in Mansfield to view the lovely early flowers, stop by the green house and of course, check out their gorgeous peacocks!

To build on our excitement I thought it would be fun to make a few pretty peacock crafts! I found 12 lovely ideas that I can't wait to share with you. If you like peacocks you are going to want to make a few of these too.

DIY Etched Peacock Cuff Bracelet by Happy hour Projects
Peacock Wreath by Artsy Fartsy Mama
Peacock Soap by Suzy's Sitcom
Peacock Tutu Skirt by Life Sew Savory
Peacock Necklace by Mad in Crafts
Peacock Shoe Clips by Sugar Bee Crafts
Peacock Painted Curtains by Live Laugh Rowe
Peacock Feather Wreath by Doodle Crafts
DIY Peacock Stamped Dress by Twin Dragonfly Designs
Peacock Garden Art by Morena's Corner
DIY Peacock Earrings by Artsy Fartsy Mama
Pretty Peacock Journal by Suzy's Sitcom

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I think the feather wreath is gorgeous! That would add so much color to my doorstep this spring! Which of these 12 pretty peacock projects is your favorite? Leave me a comment to let me know!

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10+ Crafts for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is coming up on January 25th, and these fun crafts are perfect for creating with the kids to celebrate in style!

We love Chinese New Year because it happens in the winter, and it gives us something to celebrate and learn about at a pretty dull time of the year for us. My husband is down because I will naturally make something awesome for dinner like egg rolls or peanut butter chicken over fried rice.

This list has something for everyone; literally! From the cute and easy paper fortune cookie to a stunning mason jar lantern; there is something for every skill level in this collection! I can't wait to hear which is your favorite craft!

Mason Jar Lanterns by Mod Podge Rocks
Chinese New Year Tangrams by My Craftily Ever After
Paper Plate Chinese Lanterns by In the Playroom
Rooster Craft by Crafts n Coffee
Egg Carton Dragons by Happiness is Homemade
Homemade Chinese Gong by Kid World Citizen
Chinese Take Out Box Craft by Create Craft Love
Chinese New Year Shakers by In the Playroom
Chinese Dragon Puppets by Crafts n Coffee
Paper Fortune Cookies by Mad in Crafts

If you have a fun idea for Chinese New Year, I hope you will leave a comment to share it!

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Must Make Star Wars Crafts

 Calling all Jedi Masters, Rebel heroes, and aspiring smugglers! Unleash your inner creative Force and embark on a crafting adventure to a galaxy far, far away.

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a young Padawan just starting out, there's a Star Wars craft project out there waiting for you. From classic characters and iconic ships to legendary lightsabers and galactic scenes, the possibilities are endless!

Gather your supplies, channel your inner creativity, and get ready to create your own death star, fun puppets and even out of this world soaps. I know you will find a few crafts to make. The force is strong with these fun ideas!

Be sure to click thru the links to get the full tutorials.

Paper Bag Grogu Puppets by Simple Everyday Mom

Got a brown paper bag and some colorful paper? Then why not craft these cute puppets with the kids this afternoon?

Upcycled Death Star by Sweet Silly Sara

An old soccer ball becomes a fantastic Death Star! This is such a fun way to make a DIY toy that can also hold all of the action figures!

Baby Yoda Bookmark by Red Ted Art

Let this little cutie keep your place for you with this corner bookmark. The tutorial is so easy to follow you can make a dozen of these in no time.

Star Wars Soaps for Kids by STEAM Powered Family
Give kids an introduction to soap making with these adorable soaps! They will certainly make bath time lots of fun!

Pool Noodle Lightsabers by Life Anchored

These soft DIY pool noodle lightsabers are perfect for battles without boo boos!

R2D2 Pencil Holders by Crafts by Amanda

Grab some felt and create a pencil holder that Star Wars fans will appreciate and use!

Mandalorian Snowflakes by Kids Activities Blog

This is such a fun idea for paper snowflakes for Star Wars fans! The template makes it so easy to create these little works of art!

Craft Stick Grogu by Simple Everyday Mom

Put the popsicle sticks to use with this cute idea that will have kids crafting up a great time.

Mandalorian Snack Bags by Grace Giggles and Naptime

Paper bags and colorful paper are all you need to make  snack time super special! Make these for movie night and everyone will love them!

Egg Carton Yoda by Fun Learning Life

Give a discarded egg carton a new use with this fun craft! It is creative and encourages dramatic play for the win.

Paper Plate Porgs by Clementine County

Porgs are adorable right?! This paper plate craft will have your kids making porgs of their own to admire and share.

Paper Plate BB8 by Mom Brite

Grab a paper plate and get busy making this really awesome BB8. This is detailed and perfect for droid fans, but easy enough anyone can make it.

Death Star Globes by Julie Measures

If you have an old globe why not create some decor that will mesmerize Star Wars fans? This step by step tutorial makes it really easy to recreate.

These Star Wars crafts are perfect for:

  • A fun family activity: Bond with your loved ones over a shared love of Star Wars and creativity.
  • A Star Wars-themed birthday party: Keep your young Jedi entertained with engaging crafts and activities.
  • A rainy day activity: Let your imagination take flight even when the weather isn't cooperating.
  • A unique way to show your Star Wars fandom: Display your creations with pride and let the world know you're a true fan of the saga.

So, gather your supplies, put on your favorite Star Wars soundtrack, and get ready to unleash your creativity! Remember, the Force is strong with crafters of all ages, and there's no limit to what you can create in your own galaxy far, far away.

May the craft be with you!

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