Craftykins // You Rock Dad Creative Card

Father’s Day is here and we have the perfect little craft to make for those special dads in our lives. Follow these simple instructions to create a unique, whimsical card that is bound to win over your dad’s heart!

Guest Post by Marie-Laure of La maison de LouLou

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What you need:
Construction
Tissue paper
Twine
Pen, cutter, glue, white out
Washi Tape, including the disc
Option for the disk if you cannot find it just use some construction paper
Goodies

What to do:
*Step 1*: To start have all your supplies ready.
*Step 2*: Cut out of your construction paper a rectangle 5 1/4″x 4″. Start to decorate it with your washi tapes. Add your disk at the center. If you do not have washi tape disk, no worries, cut a circle out of some construction paper and glue it. Then, make a fan-shape, cut and roll it to create a cone; you can glue it together now.
*Step 3*: turn your rectangle on the other side and glue your tissue paper, as it is show on the picture.
*Step 4:* Now you can roll your rectangle and glue it together. Glue your cone to your rectangle.
*Step 5*: add some surprises to your rocket pocket, and with your twine close it.
*Step 6*: Add a message or your dad name with the help of your white-out.

THAT IS IT! 
Happy Father’s Day. Hope you enjoy the day.

Craftykins // DIY Fan Banner

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I have a quick and easy DIY banner tutorial for you that you can whip up today with your babiekins.  This garland is the perfect decoration for hanging along tables, windows, walls or anywhere else your heart desires.  It adds just the right amount of  whimsy to any space.

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Supplies:

Coloured 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper.  (You will need two of each colour or pattern to make one fan)

Gluestick

1″ thick ribbon

Scoreboard (optional)

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Step 1: You can either use a scoreboard like I did and score at 1″ increments, or fold your paper accordion style making your fold 1″ wide.

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Step 2: Fold all sheets of paper accordion style.  Take your paper with all the folds compressed, fold in half and glue together. Each page is half of your fan.

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Step 3: Take the two corresponding fans and glue them together on one side.

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Step 4: Take your ribbon and glue the fans onto the underside.

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Voila, you’re done!

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Craftykins // Valentine’s Day Milk Carton Favours

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I’m quite obsessed with these cute little paper milk cartons at the moment.  They’re easy to make and you can dress them up however you like, for any occasion.  Just perfect for your special Valentine. I used my Cricut Explore to score and cut these out of cardstock, but if you don’t have a personal electronic cutting machine, you can follow the easy tutorials here or here for the template and how-to steps.  Once you’re done decorating the boxes, you’ll be sure to have  fun choosing what to fill them up with.  I filled half the boxes with wine gums and the other half with little wooden blocks. What will you be filling them with for your sweet Valentine?

 

 

Craftykins // DIY Hanging Birdseed Feeders

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The Christmas ornaments may be packed away until next year, but my littles are such animal lovers that we decorate for the birds in our yard all winter long.

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To make these feeders, you’ll need:

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup water

1 packet unflavored gelatin

3 tablespoons corn syrup

4 cups birdseed

non-stick cooking spray

cookie cutters

wooden skewer

ribbon, twine, or yarn

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Combine flour, water, gelatin, and corn syrup in a large bowl.  After well mixed, add in birdseed.  Stir until completely coated.

Spray cookie cutters with non-stick spray and lay atop a lined cookie sheet.  Fill each with seed mixture.

Allow feeders to harden for about an hour, then carefully create a hole in each with the skewer.

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After the feeders have dried for at least 24 hours, pop them out of their molds and thread ribbon or twine through each hole for hanging.  Decorate trees in your yard or a park and watch the birds enjoy!

Craftykins // DIY Decorations

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With less than two weeks until Christmas, if you haven’t started putting up your decorations, it’s not too late.  Here are some simple DIY holiday decorations you can do today to give your home that festive feel.

Craftykins // Creative Kraft

Craftykins // Creative Kraft

Do you enjoy wrapping your gifts as you go or waiting until the night before and wrapping them all up at once? Either way, here are some cute and creative ideas for wrapping gifts with brown kraft paper. This wrapping trend of recent years will likely to be a staple as the possibilities for prettying up a brown paper package are pretty much endless. Happy wrapping! 

Credits // 01. Perfectly Simple | 02. Stamped | 03. Phrases | 04. Typographic | 05. Splatter | 6. Foliage | 07. Polka Dot

 

Craftykins // Walnut Shell Boats

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The plan to keep little hands busy at the table this Thanksgiving involved a few crafts…and these tiny little walnut shell boats were one of them.

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They are so simple to make…as long as you can cleanly break the walnut shells in half!

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All you’ll need:

walnut shell halves, cleaned out

toothpicks

washi tape

air dry clay

scissors

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Once you’ve cleaned the shells out, roll a tiny bit of clay into a ball and stick it inside the shell.

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Place your toothpick into the clay.

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Apply pieces of washi tape to the tops of the toothpicks.  Trim the tape as necessary to make proper flags.

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Then prepare to set sail!

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Craftykins // Eating Dinosaurs

My 5 year old is dinosaur crazy. He went insane when I showed him how we could make 3D dinosaurs…and eat them.

Being ready baked meant he could cut to the chase, roll his sleeves up and get stuck in to the part he loves the most!

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These BKD kits are only available across the pond in the UK for the time being. We picked ours up from ABACUS kids.

Craftykins // Brown Paper Bag Bucket

Oh the fun things you can do with a simple brown paper bag. Here is one of my favourite brown paper bag crafts that you can easily do in under five minutes.

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Supplies:

Brown paper bags + Markers

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Draw out your design. Go crazy with it if you like. I however did not.

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Start rolling down the rim. I folded it 3-4 times.

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Now they’re ready to be filled with whatever your heart desires.

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Craftykins // Trick or Treat Drinks

Craftykins // Trick or Treat Drinks

Presentation is everything, and even something as simple as a bottle of orange pop can make for a fun and festive treat.

So if you’re looking for a last minute party extra or a something for those special neighbors/cousins/friends that will be ringing your doorbell today, these are perfect.

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I used baker’s twine to tie a paper straw, drink stirrer, and party flag to each bottle.

The vintage style glass bottles of orange Fanta can be found in the Hispanic section of the grocery store, the straws and stirrers can be found at craft or party stores.  The flags are made by hot gluing a bit of patterned paper to a candy stick.  So easy and so quick!

Happy Halloween!

Craftykins // DIY Cat Kit

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DIY Cat Costume Kit:
what you need:
black craft foam
scissors
black thread & needle
2 hair clips (black is better)
black craft felt
1 black pipe cleaner
optional: black mask

For the cat ears
Draw (vaguely) 2 ears form into the craft foam and cut. Fold the ear at the end, then sew and finally attached to the hair clip with few knots. Repeat for the second cat ear.

For the the bow
Cut a rectangle piece of craft felt. At the center, fold and with the help of the pipe cleaner, join & make a knot.

For the Cat bag
Draw into the felt 2 cat faces and cut. Cut 1 long strap and 2 small rectangles. To start the bag, just sew the 2 cat face templates together (not on the top). Then, on both extremities sew the 2 rectangles. Finally take the long strap and slide it into the 2 rectangles (at the extremities) and make 2 knots.

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Thank you Marie-Laure from La Maison De Lu Lu for sharing this all-to-cute kitty attire. Marie-Laure is an Architect and mom of two who is a Do It Yourself crafting kind of girl. Her children, Louise and Roman, are the inspiration behind all the DIY’s she creates. She is constantly exploring the kids world with her own french twist.

Craftykins // Baby Shower Basket DIY

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I am so excited for my oldest friend’s baby shower this weekend and to share some of my favorite baby products with her. As much as I love fashion and decor, what we are all concerned about as mothers, is our babe’s health. My most important moment as a mom was breastfeeding. Having those low pumps and short feeds can be discouraging, hence the Mother’s Milk Tea. A life saver. Another priority of mine was putting the best products on Revel. Just reading the ingredients of Honest Co. is so reassuring. This gift basket gives a decent test run with the Honest Co. and since these are items off of my own bundles, she can still have a free trial for herself. I obviously couldn’t leave out a few clothing items, so I threw in a Munster Kids onesie & some House of Mia shorts. Since I am a lover of all things black & white, I love this idea of recycling an old beer case and displaying the different gifts. I may even throw some macaroons in the other case with a copy of Babiekins Mag!
DIY gift basket using cardboard bottle case
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You will need: 

6 Pack Bottle Case

Spray Paint

Ribbons

News Paper

Gift fillers of your choice

Step 1: 

Discard the inside separators if needed & spray paint your bottle case in as many layers as needed. Let dry & do the same to the bottoms.

Step 2: 

Wrap your various fillers in colorful ribbons for cute pops & to differentiate the different gifts. Wrap your case in a ribbon that coordinates. (You could also write a message on your box if you used chalk board spray paint!)

Step 3: 

Arrange your gift box according to size and item. Try to keep each section balanced by repeating your theme in reverse of the opposite side. Here I went big, small, big.

Voila! Shower your expecting friends!
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