Easy Halloween Masks

20131006-IMG_7971_SmallThese beautiful masks will WOW all of your friends at any Halloween party this season and they are fun and easy to make!  20131006-IMG_7982_Small MaterialsDOWNLOAD MASK TEMPLATE: Mask_TemplateIMG_0003_SmallPrint Mask_Template onto Card Stock (preferably 100lb) and then cut it out. IMG_0005_SmallStart by gluing your novelties around the outside edge of the mask and work your way towards the center. IMG_0006_SmallIMG_0010_SmallCut to size and apply fabric trim around eye holes.IMG_0013_SmallIMG_0015_SmallFirmly glue thick ribbon to the back side of mask.20131006-IMG_8018_SmallFor fun try making more than one mask with different novelties. Enjoy!20131006-IMG_8007_Small

Under the Sea – Tissue Paper Craft for Kids

School is nearly over and summer is headed our way! YAY! The hope is that the sun shines all summer long but there is the possibility that you might experience a rainy day or two. So, Whimsical Publishing has created this fun summery craft for those rainy afternoons. This crafts includes free printable PDFs and requires minimal supplies. IMG_9901_SmallIMG_9879_SmallMaterials: Scissors, Paper, Coloured Pencils or Crayons, Glue Stick, Coloured Tissue Paper, and our Free Printable PDF Cut-Outs. (It’s also nice to have white card stock but it’s not necessary.)Mermaid_SmallOriginally I planned to only make the above cut-out page for this craft but my kids got in on the action and they created two more (below). Thanks Hannah and Hunter! 🙂Shark_Small Serpent_SmallYou can download these free printable PDF pages at these links below >

Sea Serpent & Treasure Chest

Sharks & Fishes

Mermaid & Dolphin

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First, colour your printed pages. IMG_9895_SmallThen cut out your coloured characters.IMG_9881_SmallNext, randomly tear up tissue paper pieces and glue them onto a plain piece of paper. (I like to use white card stock because it is thicker and makes a nicer backing to glue the tissue on.)IMG_9888_SmallGlue the tissue paper on until the piece of paper is completely covered. IMG_9898_SmallLastly, take your coloured cut-outs, arrange and glue them onto your tissue paper ocean. IMG_9899_SmallIMG_9903_SmallIMG_9901_SmallHappy crafting and don’t forget to check out all of our other craft ideas as well!

~ Micheline

Pretty Flower Hair Elastic – Craft

This is a super easy craft to make with your kids – it’s also an especially nice way to use up scrap felt or even other scrap fabrics!

What you need;

– scissors

– needle & thread

– paper

– hair elastics

– felt fabric in various colors

Flower Template<<<please click here to download free flower template.

First cut out paper flower template and use this as a guide to cut felt flowers and flower centers.

Arrange flowers as shown above and sew through all three layers into the hair elastic – as shown below >>>

It’s as simple as that! I hope you enjoy!!!

Please check out out other FREE crafts, coloring pages & activities for kids >>> CRAFTS   –   COLORING PAGES  –   ACTIVITY PAGES


Kid’s Paper Puppet Craft – Big Mouth Critters!

Over the years my kids and I, Micheline, have done so many crafts together and I’m super excited to share some of them with you here. This paper puppet style craft has always been a hit – especially with my son. He makes them over and over again just so he can create another funny creature. The best thing about this craft is that all you need is some 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper (the same size you use in your regular home printer) and some crayons or markers. The rest is kinda like folding an airplane. 🙂

Hannah and Hunter worked hard with me to create these sweet critters you see pictured here!

I hope you enjoy, Micheline 🙂

You can download the free printable PDF instructions by clicking here >>> Big Mouth Critter Craft Instructions