Our twins just celebrated their 5-month-old birthday yesterday – time is flying! Even though I’m trying to hold on to all the little moments, I’m also excited for all the fun times to come! One thing I’m really looking forward to doing with them is getting crafty! So when Annabelle Short contacted me about sharing a post on the best ribbon projects for kids, well, I started dreaming of doing crafts with ribbons with the girls! So fun! Here are her fantastic ideas:
Whether you purchase ribbons already hemmed and cut or make your own from strips of fabric, there are a lot of fun projects you can make with kids. You might want to begin by having a “round table think tank” meeting with kids who just may have some really creative ideas.
Even pre-school children can create ribbon projects with a bit of glue, styrofoam forms and colorful ribbons. Some of the best ribbon projects you can make with your kids include:
- Ribbon dolls
- Wind socks
- Whimsical creatures
- Native American dream catchers
- Floral Bouquets
- Book Marks – Ribbon Projects for the Younger Set
When inclement weather has your pre-school kids looking for things to do, start with the simplest of ribbon projects. For example, toddlers can make bookmarks using ribbon about six inches long. For this project use buttons or bit of jewelry that lost their mates like earrings kids can glue or sew to the top of the ribbon. They can also use small ribbon bows attached to the top of each bookmark.
- Ribbon Dolls
Ribbon dolls are another project kids love to make. Cut a pantyhose leg about five inches in length. Have kids stuff the open end with cloth scraps or paper from the shredder. Give them about two inches of ribbon to tie off the open end. This becomes the “head” of the doll. They can cut ribbon into small strips to make “hair.” Create a neck with about two to three inches of ribbon an inch down from the doll’s head. Tie the ribbon at the neck so it looks like a bow tie. Tie off legs with narrow ribbon strips. Glue buttons to the body to make a “suit.”
Happy Monday, y’all! Is everyone ready for Valentine’s Day?
I must admit, we don’t go all-out for the day or anything, but it’s always good to have a reminder to appreciate those you love, isn’t it? So we take advantage of it! I hope all of you do the same!
On that note, I’m totally stoked to share today’s guest post with you! These are awesome ideas from the lovely Megan Wild on how to use MAPS to make VALENTINES! Wohoo!
Now that it’s possible to get anywhere you need to go with turn-by-turn directions on your cell phone, you probably haven’t looked at a paper map in years. Why would you? It’s not safe to open them while driving, and the most detailed ones aren’t exactly convenient to carry around since they’re so big. Worst of all, they’re nearly impossible to fold back up flat again!
Luckily, you can turn those old maps into great works of art. If you have a collection of maps lying around your house, try using them as a free source of paper to make creative Valentines for friends and family. For some inspiration, check out these fun Valentine’s Day crafts to get started:
Show the Way to Your Heart With Valentine’s Day Cards
The great thing about all those old maps is that they’re made out of paper, so they’re easy to work with. Think about it as a free source of scrapbook paper – the same paper crafting techniques apply. If you’re a seasoned scrapbooker, you probably already have an arsenal full of supplies, but here are suggestions for a novice to craft a beautiful handmade Valentine with maps:
Welcome to the final Creative Inspiration Link Party. And a big thank you to all of you for sharing your craftiness with us for the past two months!
We are bidding farewell to our weekly party to focus on the new adventures that both Trish and Kelly have on the horizon. Although I have GREATLY enjoyed being a co-host for the month of June, I’m with the other girls – there are many opportunities to be explored in the amazing world of blogging! Continue reading
It is time again! Time for another Creative Inspiration Link Party. Welcome to Week #8, and thank you for joining us for some creative inspiration. This is my third time co-hosting with Trish and Kelly, and I’m having a blast! Why don’t you come along for some fun, too!
Welcome to Week #7 of the Creative Inspiration party!
I am loving being a guest host of this party, so I’m thrilled to be back again this week with Trish and Kelly for another go-around! Aren’t you enjoy it, too?! We can’t wait to check out all of your creative and inspiring crafts, DIY projects, and recipes this week!
Our features from last week are ALL recipes. I am sure you can understand WHY just by looking at the pictures.