• Crafts For All Ages

    Swimming Shark Craft

    If there’s one animal my son loves (besides cats 😹), it’s sharks. After all, sharks are pretty cool. So, after making the Swimming Mermaid with my daughter, I thought it would be fun to make something geared toward my son. This Swimming Shark Craft is fun to create with the added bonus of being able to make the shark “swim” around. First, cut one of the paper plates in half. Cut across the middle in a wavy pattern. This halved paper plate will form the front of the water. The other paper plate will form the background. Next, paint the paper plates. I used acrylic paint, but tempera or washable…

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    Tulle Pom-Pom Wand

    Isn’t this tulle pom-pom wand the cutest? My daughter has been playing with her new pom-pom wands since we made them. I love making pom-poms because they are super easy and inexpensive to create. Plus, I had some rolls of tulle in my craft supply stash and I was glad to finally put them to use for this fun and adorable craft. First, paint your wooden dowel and set it aside to dry. Then, use my free printable template to cut your own cardboard pom-pom maker. The template is the exact same size as the one I used. Be sure to use strong cardboard. Get the free template here: Make…

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    Patriotic Star Wand Craft

    Patriotic crafts are so fun for summer time. Kids love learning about celebrations and traditions, and what better way to teach them and help them celebrate than creating something together! First, paint the wooden dowel. I used red acrylic paint. Set it aside to dry. Next, use my free printable to cut out your felt stars: Use a different color for each size and cut two of each. Make two stars using the cut-outs. Assemble the stars together largest to smallest, with the smallest star on top. Finally, assemble the wand by tying the ribbons to the wand and gluing the stars back-to-back over the top of the wand. When…

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    Gift Wrap Fireworks

    Am I the only one who buys too much new gift wrap only to discover a stash at home that I forgot I had? My gift wrap collection continues to grow with each holiday season. So, when I was looking for something to make fireworks from, gift wrap seemed like the perfect medium. It’s shiny, sparkly, and festive – perfect for fireworks! First, cut strips of gift wrap from the parts you want to use for your fireworks. I used the sparkly parts of the striped red paper I had. Cut strips about 1/4 inch wide and 4-5 inches long. Use the glue stick to glue them to the black…