Pirates Kids Wall Bedroom Stencils Ideas

Recycled toddler bedroom wall stencils are great when you want to add a customized, artistic touch to your toddler’s bedroom walls. Whether you want to create a whimsical fairy forest or a bustling city scene, these environmentally friendly stencils make it possible even if you’ve never painted a day in your life.

Kids Wall Art Stickers

Recycled wall stencils are great because you don’t need any artistic skill to create a breathtaking picture or mural on the wall. They basically do all the hard work for you. Unlike wall stickers, you can choose your own colors with wall stencils. For instance you can paint purple flowers, blue flowers, or even purple and blue flowers. You can paint a stunning mural on your child’s wall in just one weekend, something that might not happen if you were creating the mural freehand style. These bedroom wall stencils are also made from recycled materials, and can be recycled again once you’re done using them.

This is a great way to achieve a custom designer look for your toddler’s bedroom walls for a fraction of the price. If you have time to spare and willingness to do some simple painting work, you too can achieve a great designer look for your child’s room.

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kids winter art projects

The long, cold months of winter tend to make all of us a bit stir crazy, but with some planning and creativity, winter creativity can flourish. A dab of glue, a spot of paint, and some imagination can turn otherwise unused household items into crafty treasures.

Mitten Madness

If you have any singleton mittens lying around lonely without their mates, use them to create artwork. Donning a mitten and dipping it lightly into some paint, a child can experiment with texture and color to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Mitten prints could be applied to paper or cardboard to be used to wrap or box gifts.

Draw mittens on sheets of construction paper, then kids can practice cutting out the shapes with scissors. These mittens then can be used in other projects, such as creating marble mittens. Place a mitten inside a clean container that has a tight-fitting lid (such as a whipped topping or spreadable butter container). Dip a marble in paint; place the marble in the container, then put the lid on top. Kids can shake the container to create patterns. Experimenting with several marbles and colors of paint can become a lesson in color creation and manipulation, too.

Smaller children can dip their hands in paint and decorate mitten cut-outs with their handprints. This activity not only engages children in artistic creation, but parents can date the work and have a personalized piece to mark the memory and the child’s development.

Displayable Art

Smaller art pieces, such as the marble or handprint mittens or origami snowflakes, can become a wreath. Simply cut out a doughnut from sturdy cardboard, and ask the children to help you mount the individual pieces as a collection on the wreath. To make this a learning activity for younger children, encourage them to create themed wreaths by choosing items that would go together, such as all of the blue mittens or pictures of winter clothing.

Recycled Snowman

If you have any circles heading for the trash—like scratched CDs or juice can lids—they can quickly become snowmen with a bit of white paint and some decorative odds and ends. Paint the circles. After they dry, glue them together, then use bits of fabric, ribbon, pom poms, pipe cleaners, or markers to give them personality.

With your imagination and a bit of creativity, winter days hold hours of beauty and fun.

Rediscovering Autumn With Your Children

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This season is well known for it’s beautiful colors and mild weather. There are so many inspirational and low cost projects that you can do with your children. The project I’m going to share with you now is environmentally friendly and great for decorating your home to welcome the season.

How many times have one of your children brought you a piece of paper with scribbles on it and presented it as the next big work of art? I’d like to share a different idea that is tried and true and will be fun for the whole family.

For a timeless, classy idea to decorate your home, consider twig art. You can go to your local art supply store and pick up white, non-toxic paint. Even fall colors like, orange, red, brown, and yellow would be wonderful. Then, go on an adventure with the children. Show them an example of a thin stick with only a few nobs on it. They should have no branches. Then, set the kids on a hunting trip to find as many as they can. When you’ve got plenty collected, bring them home and dust them off, removing any debris. Lay the sticks and twigs flat on some newspaper. Hand a paintbrush to each child and allow them to pick a color. As each stick is painted, they should be set aside on the newspaper to dry.

After the twigs are dry they can be used for a variety of things. You can fill decorative vases and place them around your home. Twine can be utilized to tie the twigs into a frame. Use these frames for some of their favorite pieces of art that they’ve done and hang it in their room. The possibilities for this endeavor, are endless. This project makes hours of fun and years of appreciation. Aside from that, you’ll have spent quality time with the children and have plenty of conversation pieces around your home.

How to Make Your Own DIY Crayons

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Any family with small children knows that crayons and a coloring book are a staple on any playroom shelf. Unfortunately, moms know that overtime a fresh box of crayons wears down into broken nubs. Rather than throw those broken crayons away, gather the kids for a fun, eco-friendly craft project.

This make your own crayons project is a simple way to turn trash into treasure. Saving all those used crayons from the trash bin provides parents the perfect opportunity to include a lesson about recycling with afternoon playtime.

To make your own recycled crayons, you will need to gather together all of the broken crayons, a muffin tin and some cooking spray. Have the kids peel paper from the broken crayons and break any large pieces into smaller chunks about one inch long. Shorter pieces are fine, but longer pieces may not melt evenly in the oven.

While the kids prepare the crayons, preheat the oven to 150 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Place between five to seven crayons into each of the muffin cups. Place the crayons into the oven. Cook between 10 and 15 minutes until the crayons are completely melted. Remove from the oven and allow the crayons to cool completely. Run a butter knife around the edges of the muffin cups to loosen the cooled crayons. Pop them out and color to your heart’s content.

This homemade crayon project can be completed in less than an hour, making it an ideal activity for a rainy afternoon. Best of all, it leaves the kids plenty of room to get creative. Keep it traditional by combining like colors together in the muffin tins, or allow the kids to make crazy, multi-colored crayons. Have kids combine pieces of all their favorite colors into one muffin tin in order to make one super, multi-colored crayon. Consider making rainbow crayons with small bits of every color combined in a muffin tin. You could also make primary colored crayons, combining yellow, red and blue pieces into a single cup. Color combinations are only limited by the child’s imagination and the broken crayons available.

Muffin tins produce a round, thick crayon perfect for coloring backgrounds and other large areas. A quick trip to the to craft store can help you uncover supplies to create recycled crayons in other shapes. Look in the baking aisles for cupcake tins or baking molds in a variety of shapes. Any kind of mold with a closed bottom will work for this project. Just be sure the molds are oven-safe before purchasing. Spray down the tins and molds with cooking spray, fill with broken crayon bits and bake according to the directions listed above.

Spring Craft Ideas For Kids

Spring Craft Ideas For Kids

One great way to get kids excited about the upcoming milder spring months is with fun springtime crafts. Arts and crafts for kids don’t have to be expensive, and they can be a fun way to recycle items that would otherwise be thrown away.

Decorating eggs is a traditional and fun spring craft idea for kids. There are many egg decorating kits available on the market, but these kits are unnecessary. Normal food dye is an inexpensive and effective way to dye eggs. Children also may enjoy carefully painting eggs, or drawing on them with markers or crayons.

Hold on to your empty egg cartons, as they make great craft supplies when creating spring crafts with kids. With Easter approaching, an egg carton is a great way to store and display your hand-painted and dyed Easter eggs, and green paper can be cut into thin strips to create grass to hide the eggs with. Egg cartons can also be made into cars or buses, or can be used to create a special “Easter countdown.”

Instead of throwing away or recycling old magazines and newspapers, save them for your spring crafts. Hold onto old papers, especially sales papers or old school bulletins in bright colors. These magazines and papers can be cut into strips and braided to create an adorable paper basket.

Paper plates can be colored and decorated to look like lady bugs and plastic or paper cups can be cut into “petals” and glued together to create flowers. If you save any potential craft materials in a big box, break everything out on crafts day. Have crayons, markers, tape, glue, glitter and other inexpensive craft supplies on hand. You and your kids are sure to figure out many spring craft ideas that are fun and creative, all using inexpensive and recycled materials!

easy easter crafts

With the Easter holidays just around the corner, there is need for me to look for nice things to excite my kids. The truth is that none can be quite fascinating like the Easter craft for kids. Being a young father, I did not know how to indulge my kids during such a holiday. I therefore went on the net and researched about the best ways to entertain kids during Easter holiday. Definitely, I liked the Easter craft. Here are the crafts liked by my kids.

Bunny ears for kids are one of the most exciting craft activities. Their mode of formation is quite easy. Here are the simple steps. Cut a strip of poster board. Then Cut out two ears out of the poster board. Thereafter, cut out two smaller ears out of a pink construction paper. Glue the pink ears inside the white ears before gluing the ears inside the band to fit into a child’s head. Lastly, tape or staple the band to fit the child well.

The fact is that there are quite a number of Easter crafts. The above is just but an example of how one kind of the crafts is made. By checking on the internet, one is able to learn how to make other designs of Easter crafts. The common crafts to look for are Easter candy holder, Easter bunny candy holder, egg bunny, Easter bunny mask among others.

With all these kinds of crafts, I no longer find it difficult to make my kids jovial throughout the Easter holiday. I therefore recommend the same to all parents with dreams of making their children smile during Easter.

Easter Craft Ideas For Kids

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With the Easter holidays just around the corner, there is need for me to look for nice things to excite my kids. The truth is that none can be quite fascinating like the Easter craft for kids. Being a young father, I did not know how to indulge my kids during such a holiday. I therefore went on the net and researched about the best ways to entertain kids during Easter holiday.

Bunny ears for kids are one of the most exciting craft activities. Here are the simple steps. Cut a strip of poster board. Then, cut out two ears out of the poster board, and cut out another two smaller ears out of a pink construction paper. Glue the pink ears inside the white ears before gluing the ears inside the band to fit into a child’s head. Lastly, tape or staple the ears to the band to fit the child well.

The fact is that there are quite a number of Easter crafts. By checking on the internet, one is able to learn how to make other designs of Easter crafts. The common crafts to look for are Easter candy holder, Easter bunny candy holder, egg bunny, Easter bunny mask among others.

With all these kinds of crafts, I no longer find it difficult to make my kids happy throughout the Easter holiday. I therefore recommend the same to all parents with dreams of making their children smile during Easter.

Fun Ideas for a Kids Easter Egg Hunt

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As the Easter holiday approaches children start to think of items often associated with the holiday such as large chocolate bunnies, coloring eggs and of course…an Easter Egg Hunt. But before you simply scatter the eggs over your yard, here are some fun ideas that put a new twist on an old tradition.

Clue Hunt

Use clues to lead children to their Easter basket. First, write out clues in sequential order and place them inside plastic Easter eggs. Next, hide clues in that same order around your yard. Finally, place the Easter Egg basket where the final clue tells the children to look. For younger children keep the clues simple such as easy directives. For older children use tough clues such as riddles to make the game more fun.

Incorporate a Pinata

At the end of a regular Easter Egg hunt, cap the even by offering the children a chance to whack a pinata for more Easter candy! This is a great game for a large gathering of children as they’ll each get to take turns striking the pinata and then have one last chance to collect as much candy as they can!

Prize Eggs

Place special “prize eggs” throughout the Easter Egg hunt. For example, purchase 5 golden chocolate Easter eggs and spread them randomly through the hunt. If a child retrieves that egg and shows it to a staff member running the event, they get a large prize such as a giant chocolate Easter Bunny!

Timed Colored Egg Hunt

Create a contest amongst the children to see who can collect the most Easter eggs in a given amount of time. Each child is assigned a color that they must retrieve. The child who gets the most eggs of his color receives a prize such as an Easter basket filled with candy.

If you and your family have a great time with one of these new Easter egg hunt twists, then you can make a tradition for years to come!

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Painting Easter Eggs with Children

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Some of the best memories a parent and their children can have, are of the times when the eggs are being hard boiled and the Easter egg dye kit is brought out, for that annual Easter Egg coloring session. Kids can invite friends over to participate in a very creative pastime, just before an even more satisfying Easter Sunday ritual of finding that Easter basket stuffed with goodies and the results of the Easter Egg coloring efforts.

Some of the most original ideas can be developed in these Spring time coloring sessions with hard boiled eggs. For sure, it is not necessary to use dyes when the coloring set is available. Crayons can be used to make faces on eggs as well as color sections of the egg, to the heart’s content of many pre schoolers. The older children can warm the water and dissolve the dye tablets for coloring in a variety of bowls. Techniques for dipping eggs in multiple colors can be attempted. With kids together, a contest will soon ensue to see who makes the most outrageously beautiful shades and color schemes.

After the kids have made several eggs with with a variety of colors on them in the dipping bowls, paint pens with metallic silver and gold shades can be used to add accents to the eggs, giving them the appearance of being laced with gold and sliver leaf. Another tool for the kids to use is a BioPen, which can spray a multitude of colored speckles on a solid colored egg.

The rule of thumb is just to let the imagination run wild and experiment with colors, always being careful not to drop the eggs, as the shell will crack and spoil the beauty of the egg. Certainly the eggs can be eaten after being put in various Easter baskets on Easter Sunday.

Winter Craft Ideas for Children

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There are many winter craft ideas for children that are also eco-Friendly. They can do projects that will help feed the wildlife during the winter months or repurpose items that could have otherwise ended up in the trash. Two of the best craft ideas and the instructions listed below. They are sure to keep the kids happy and occupied on those blustery winter nights.

The first craft project it to make simple bird feeders. There are great on several levels. They teach the kids how to use things from nature and they will get to see the birds enjoy their hard work. To get started they will need to pick out a few good sized pinecones from outside. If there are none, this can be done using a bundle of twigs tied together.

Next, they will need some recycled or natural twine. Have them tie it to one end of the pinecone to be able to hang it outside. Then, they will spread natural peanut butter all over the cone and roll it in bird seeds. Last, help them hang it in a tree near a winder so they can see the birds eating.

Another great eco-friendly winter craft project is to grow an herb garden inside. This will require the use of empty cans that have been cleaned and dried. The type of cans that works best are the kinds that once held food products such as peas or corn. Other supplies include: paper, tape, stickers, ribbon, and any other decorative embellishments, plus organic soil and herb seeds.

Help the kids cover the cans with colored construction paper and tape into place. Then, let them decorate the covered cans and fill with the soil. Last, have them make a hole in the soil, drop in the seeds and cover with more soil. Place them in a sunny window and water as needed. The kids will enjoy waiting for the first sprout to pop up.