Printing with Styrofoam

Carve a design in Styrofoam and use it to make a simple print.

A lot of crafting for me is about creative reuse, and when we bought the girl a lamp for her new art table and this little block of foam was in there, I knew I wanted to try to do some printing with it. Printing with Styrofoam is easy, but it does take a little […]

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Make a Yarn Wall Hanging

Tie yarn to a stick for a fun and easy wall hanging.

With all the yarn crafting that I do, I end up with lots of little lengths of yarn all the time. Some of them are truly tiny, and I collect them to use as stuffing in little knit hearts (which are my go-to Christmas presents for teachers). But some of them are longer, not long […]

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Make a Cardboard Loom

Make a cardboard loom from a scrap piece of cardboard

I’m still obsessed with weaving over here, and this is a great little take anywhere kind of project (I had it in my purse yesterday afternoon!) that will allow us to talk about some actual weaving skills in ways we haven’t had to so far. How to Make a Cardboard Loom You can make a […]

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Paper Plate Weaving

Paper plate weaving is an easy, fun, low set up activity great for adults and kids.

There’s a kind of sneaky reason I’m doing all these traditional kid crafts right now. Don’t get me wrong, I love them — and I think I’m going to devote a post soon to why I love them so much for grown ups — but it’s a little self-serving, too. I’m developing a curriculum for […]

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Try An Iron-On Transfer

Face your fears and try using an iron-on transfer

I had a bad feeling about this one. Though I am well-versed in a lot of crafty arts, there are some things I haven’t tried. Things I have no good reason to have not tried. Woodworking is one example of something I haven’t tried that it’s good I haven’t tried, because I can be kind […]

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