Saturday, October 25, 2014

Colorful Pompom Pumpkins

What Kid would not love decorating their pumpkins with colorful pompoms?
I love decorating pumpkins with my daughter. Pumpkins make a great canvas, they can be decorated with so many art and craft items found in the house. For these, we just used the colorful pompoms and white glue and voila, we had colorful pumpkins!!
And the best part is, you can use as many or as little pompoms you fancy. Maybe you can paint the pumpkin first and then glue pompoms, just use your imagination :)


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins - Easy, No-carve Decorating Idea

These Yarn wrapped pumpkins are a colorful and beautiful alternative to carving and are easy for little hands! 
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins - No-carve Decorating Idea Kids

We have been decorating lots of pumpkins over the past few days and creating an Autumn display at our home. Pumpkins are great art medium and they come in so many sizes perfect for little hands to work on. We have decorated our Pumpkins with dot stickers, face stickers, playdough, googly eyes! This time we grabbed some yarn and shiny threads from the craft box.
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins - Kids, No-carve Decorating Idea
Stick a piece of tape over one end of the yarn/wool or thread, to attach it to the underside of the pumpkin. 
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins - Kids, No-carve Decorating Idea
 And then start to wind it around. Putti needed some help keeping the tension tight as she wrapped the yarn around. You can wrap around as much or as little you want. 
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins - Kids, No-carve Decorating Idea
The pumpkin with grooves was easier for my girl to wrap the yarn around. 
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins - Kids, No-carve Decorating Idea
She then went and added another color over her first pumpkin. I love the effect of overlapping the colors and patterns. If your kids have patience they can wrap the whole pumpkin with yarn.
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins - Kids, No-carve Decorating Idea
So here’s an easy wrap that still looks so festive!
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins - Kids, No-carve Decorating Idea
Have you started decorating for Halloween? Let us know what you’ve made!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Easy Kids Craft - Diwali Scratch Art Cards

Looking for an easy craft for the kids to celebrate Diwali? Something colorful, fun and non-messy, then we have the perfect answer for you - Diwali Scratch Art. As an added bonus these make the perfect homemade Diwali Cards!!
Easy Kids Craft - Diwali Scratch Art Cards
To make your own Diwali scratch art, you will need: 

  • Scratch Art Paper 
  • Wood stylus or wooden dowel, tooth pick, back of a paint brush
  • Stencils- I got mine from ItsyBitsy (optional)
We love Scratch Art a lot, it excites Putti as she sees the various colors magically appearing when she scratches through the black paper. We go through a lot of these sheets, we have made Scratch Art Valentines and also for Easter CardsI buy these sheets from Amazon, Oriental trading and the dollar section of Target. We have been happy with all of them. It is not very messy except for some scratched off black paint, so perfect for play dates and parties. Thus, when Putti had her friend over recently she pulled these out again. After the girls made a couple of flowers, butterflies etc , I couldn't help steer the girls to make some diwali designs especially with Diwali around the corner. So we first looked through a lot of Diwali images on google and talked about all things signifying the celebrations and the girls got to work.
Easy Kids Craft - Diwali Scratch Art Cards
They drew fireworks- crackers, flowerpots, rockets etc, diya (lamps), swastik and more.
Easy Kids Craft - Diwali Scratch Art Cards
Then, I showed how they can draw a diya by making a half circle and adding a tear drop over it for the flame. They, then decorated it as they liked it. 
Easy Kids Craft - Diwali Scratch Art Cards
And, as luck would have it later in the day, we received a parcel from my mother who sent us lots of goodies for Diwali. It also had these stencils from Itsy Bitsy. Love my amma!!
Easy Kids Craft - Diwali Scratch Art Cards
The girls wanted to try them out and got to the scratching fun again. I used a small piece of tape to hold the stencil to the scratch art sheet. 
Easy Kids Craft Diwali Scratch Art Cards
Aren't the results lovely? I can't wait to try to do more with these stencils with Putti. 
Easy Kids Craft Diwali Scratch Art Cards
For littlest kids, you can cut off a diya shape and they can have fun etching the designs on their diyas. Have you tried Scratch Art? What other Kids Craft are you making for Diwali? Share in comments.


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Torn Paper Fall Tree

This Torn Paper Fall Tree is fun craft for kids of all ages to explore the colors of Fall.
Fall Kids Craft

Fall is my favorite season. Crisp, sunny days, juicy apples, and vibrant, colourful leaves decorating the trees - though not much here in Florida. I love crafting with my girl in the fall.  One of our favourite things to make at this time of year are fall trees. We’ve come up with many creative tree crafts in the past, using materials that add texture and interest to our projects, and that make the process fun and results beautiful! 
This time we used colorful paper to make a fall tree collage. Putti has made a torn paper Christmas tree in past. Kids can get real creative making this torn paper fall tree collage craft. It's easy too - take paper, rip it apart, and glue it back together to form a tree! 

Fall Kids Craft
Glue the Brown pieces to form the tree stem and branches. For little kids you can draw a simple outline of the tree or get a print out. Later add the other colorful paper pieces to complete the tree.
Fall Kids Craft
Add as many or as little leaves you want on your tree.
Fall Kids Craft
The end result is so colorful and bright. In making this easy craft kids will get practice with ripping, cutting, and gluing all the while improving fine motor skills. 
Fall Kids Craft

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Googly Eye Pumpkins - Easy No-Carve Decorating Idea

A super cute, easy, no-carve pumpkin decorated by your child to display for the fall- Googly eye Pumpkins! 
This knife-free pumpkin decorating method is totally kid friendly. Even your littlest goblins can make one of these frightful jack-o-lanterns.A handful of googly eyes and regular school glue is all it takes to elevate an orange squash to front-porch scare status. All they have to do is glue on as many eyes as they like, wherever they like. Isn't that easy peasy! 
Squeeze small amount of glue into a shallow dish. Give your child a paintbrush to spread glue onto the pumpkin. Then have your child place the googly-eyes onto the glue. Allow glue to dry thoroughly so eyes stay in place. Larger, less bumpy pumpkin is easier for the googly eyes to stay on. 
Now it’s ready for display. Yes, that’s it. It’s that easy! If you want, you can add other embellishments, such as ribbon. As an added bonus, your child was working on those fine motor skills using the paintbrush to put the glue on, as well as grasping and placing the googly-eyes. 

So I hope you enjoyed this fun Halloween craft. And if you decide to make any of them, I’d love to see photos on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks so much for reading, and if you’re looking for more Halloween crafts, be sure to check out last year’s Halloween posts ! Also feel free to pin from my Fall Pinterest page. 

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