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June 30, 2015

Bright and Colorful Kids Sun Craft

A big thank you to Elmer's Products, Inc. for sponsoring today's post. The craft tutorial and all opinions expressed are my own. We hope you feel inspired to create a bright a colorful sun craft with your kids after reading about our craft today.

Summer is in full swing and the last few days we have been blasted with a pretty gnarly heat wave. With temps over 100 degrees playing outside in the afternoon is not possible. Those hot summer afternoons are the perfect opportunity to get indoors, pull out the craft supplies and get crafting with your kids. And what better craft to make on a hot summer day than a bright and colorful kids sun craft?! We made ours with a paper bowl to give it a fun 3D look.  

June 29, 2015

Emotions Puppet Show with Disney's Inside Out Characters

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My children and I saw Disney's Inside Out on opening night in theaters and we loved it! In fact, immediately after the movie was over my 4 year old daughter asked me when we could come back and watch it again. We spent the entire drive home talking about all of the darling emotion characters and it sparked an idea in my head for a great way to explore emotions with my children by having an Emotions Puppet Show.

June 28, 2015

14 Super Cute CD Crafts for Kids

Every month my Kids Craft Stars friends and I get together for a fun crafty challenge. We choose a different craft medium or theme for each challenge and this month the material we chose to work with was a CD. As always, I was so impressed with the creativity of my friends! Whether you use an old CD, scratched CD or purchase a package at the dollar store, there are so many incredible things you can do with them. From animals to mosaics, weaving and creating fun toys, here are 14 super cute CD Crafts for Kids

June 25, 2015

10 Pretty Peacock Crafts for Kids

I love all types of birds, but I think peacocks are absolutely stunning! Whenever I see them I sit and stare in amazement at their bright, vibrant colors and beauty. We typically always craft male peacocks because of their famous colors and patterns, but I love the simplicity and beauty of the female peacock as well. We love to visit the zoo and a local bird aviary every summer and both have lots of peacocks, so summer is the perfect time to sit down and do some peacock crafting. Here are 10 Pretty Peacock Crafts for Kids that your kids will love making this summer!  

June 24, 2015

Cupcake Liner Parrot Kids Craft

We have been having so much fun making bird crafts this week! We have already made two of our favorite birds, a peacock and an owl, and today we are sharing another favorite...a Parrot. My mother-in-law actually has a parrot so my kids have a special liking towards them. We love their bright, beautiful feathers and how they are able to speak. It's so much fun for my kids when they get to visit Grandma's parrot and hear her say "Happy Birthday to you" and sing "I left my heart in San Francisco" and other fun things. Get out some colorful cupcake liners this summer and make this cute Cupcake Liner Parrot Kids Craft

June 23, 2015

Cupcake Liner Owl Puppet Kids Craft

We are continuing our love of bird crafts this week and are sharing this adorable Cupcake Liner Owl Puppet Kids Craft today. They are super, duper simple to make and the kids will have a hoot playing with them as puppets. We used solid color cupcake liners for wings, but you can always get fancy with polka-dot or patterned liners to give them more of a wacky personality. 

June 22, 2015

DIY Minion Puppets for Kids made with an Envelope

I'm pretty sure that I'm just as excited for the new Minions movie as my kids are. We have been counting down the days at our house because we are soooo excited! We made these adorable DIY Minion Puppets for Kids that are made with an Envelope and they have created some non-stop Minion fun at our house. I'm sharing the full tutorial over at Artsy Momma so make sure to stop by for the instructions so you and the kids can have hours of Minion pretend play!