jewelry

Hand Painted Beaded Key Chains

Hand Painted Beaded Key Chains

A few weeks ago I taught an art camp for girls ages 8-12.  It was two days of craftastic amazingness including Design your own Canvas Sneakers and Pom Pom Parachute Cord Vases.  We also made these beautiful hand painted  beaded key chains that I am slightly obsessed with.  They are just so pretty and there(…)

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Dying Wood Beads (with your Toddler)

Dying Wood Beads (with your Toddler)

Ever since Asia at Fun at home Kids made these hand dyed rainbow blocks I’ve wanted to dye some wood.  Basically any and all wood I could get my hands on, but I resisted and settled on these wood beads.  There are tons of ways to dye wood beads.  I wanted one that my girls(…)

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Make a Spring Flower Headband from Sculpey

Make a Spring Flower Headband from Sculpey

How gorgeous is this flower headband made entirely from sculpey?!?!  I wish I could take credit for it, but it was actually the inspired creation of an amazing nine year old student in my sculpey class.  I know! Kids are amazing and I am totally in love with this headband.  It definitely took some time(…)

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How to Make a Seven Layer Cake from Sculpey

How to Make a Seven Layer Cake from Sculpey

I can’t say enough about how much I love sculpey.  It’s just the most awesome polymer clay for kids and adults. (Check out this collection of Alien Army figures I made one summer pre kids)  It’s one of my absolute favorite art materials and though on the pricey side, I find it to be well(…)

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Glow in the Dark Dancing Ballerina Skirt

Glow in the Dark Dancing Ballerina Skirt

I don’t know about you but I was totally blown away by the opening ceremony at Sochi last week.  Granted there were a few technical problems, but overall it was bursting with creativity and just so cool.  My daughter is obsessed with being a ballerina these days so when the dancers came out wearing twirling(…)

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Hanukkah Dreidel Necklaces and the Top 5 Reasons Why Sculpey Makes the Best Holiday Gift for Kids

Hanukkah Dreidel Necklaces and the Top 5 Reasons Why Sculpey Makes the Best Holiday Gift for Kids

I know I’ve mentioned my sculpey art enrichment class before and how awesome it is, but I don’t think I’ve explained why I think the kids in my class love it so much.  With the holidays coming up, I thought it would be a good time for an Ode to Sculpey post.  Here are the(…)

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Happy Halloween – DIY Candy Headbands

Happy Halloween – DIY Candy Headbands

If you’re anything like me, the idea of your kids consuming heaps of candy for Halloween is not exactly appetizing, so a bunch of us moms have gotten together to share ideas of candy fun that doesn’t involve eating. Yay!  By the end of the week we’ll have shared over thirty super fun candy art and(…)

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DIY Tchotchke Headband

DIY Tchotchke Headband

I’m kind of in love with this headband.  I made it months ago for Gigi’s 2nd birthday but sadly, it didn’t make it into any of the birthday pics.  There is a thin wood circle (found at Michaels) and a piece of fabric under all the tchotchkes.  The headband is glued onto the back of(…)

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DIY mini BELT

DIY mini BELT

Gigi needed a belt.  So, today, I made her one…from Loopers. I tried to show the steps one by one below.  FIrst, I looped the loops to make three long ropes, about seven loops long each.  Then I tied a knot at one end and taped it down to the table. Next, I braided the(…)

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Paper Bead Bangles

Paper Bead Bangles

Major boredom, the kind you get Sunday night when thoughts of the week start setting in and you’re trying to make the weekend last but not sure how, set in a few hours ago when Ev left for San Diego and I was left to my own defenses.  I needed something mind numbing so I(…)

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