Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

DIY Easy Canvas Art Project with Painters Tape for Kids

painters tape heart canvas art

While I am not the most artistic person, I try to keep my kids creative and so I am always searching for some easy art projects, especially on rainy days. One project I liked specifically, was painting a canvas using paint and painters tape. It is really easy, and the results are great! You can choose whatever colors you think will complement your home or use metallic colors for vibrant artwork. The possibilities are endless. You will need: Paintbrushes Various paint colors Painters tape Canvas You can begin either by painting your canvas with a base color and leave it…

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Beach Craft Idea: Framed Sea Glass Dolphin

Our 3 framed beach craft ideas

Finally, the beach treasures we gathered have all found their destination. Seashells became a wonderful heart, our cute heart stones were put on display, and lastly, the sea glass pieces we gathered did find what they were supposed to become… it was rather hard to find out, I have to admit! But now I understand something I often heard or read about when somebody would find something and just pick it up saying: “I’ll figure out later what I want to do with that!”. Well, that’s exactly what happened with the sea glass pieces. They were oddly shaped and in…

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Beach Craft Idea: Framed Sea Shell Heart

beach craft framed sea shell heart

  (Διαβάστε το άρθρο στα ελληνικά στο PosimagineGR) Time for my second summer project idea I had in mind this year: Framed Sea Shell Heart! It is super easy to make, just as my previous project I wrote about (Beach Craft Idea: DIY Framed Heart Shaped Stones). The only thing I did differently is that I used a painted background I had to lay around and it did fit into the frame so nice! I thought it was perfect as I used blue, green and white acrylic paints to paint it on a small canvas as I was thinking of…

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Beach Decor Idea: DIY Framed Heart Stones

framed beach heart stones

(Διαβάστε το άρθρο στα ελληνικά στο PosimagineGR) While summer is coming to its end – slowly here in Greece, thankfully – I am starting to implement some ideas I had before we started going to the beach. I love beach decor in houses and I saw some super cute heart shaped craft ideas on Pinterest that were perfect to make with the kids. I thought that they would make some great summer keepsakes as well. I am not that much of a swim-in-the-sea person but I just love days at the beach. I spend most of the time – when I…

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How to Decoupage A Plate And A Bottle – A Beginner’s Story!

First time decoupage

(Διαβάστε το άρθρο στα ελληνικά στο PosimagineGR) The first time I tried decoupaging (is that a word?) was a few days ago in a beginners class and we started decorating a plain plate and an old bottle and they turned out quite beautiful, although I really need a lot of practice in order to get it right! We used the materials described below. You don’t need to use special decoupage supplies, just experiment a little to find what other things work for you. My little one helped, too. But make sure to use child appropriate materials if you want your…

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How to Make your Own Homemade Playdough Recipe

home made play dough (4)

Today my son asked me to fetch him some playdough to play. The problem was, I hadn’t any at home and getting to the store was kind of difficult. So, lucky me, I remembered a Pinterest posting about a recipe to make your own play dough and I thought to give it a try. It worked out wonderful! As a bonus, I don’t have to worry so much that my youngest would eat some, as she usually does with the store-bought play dough. It is really easy and fast. I made mine in about 20 minutes. And you probably have…

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Kids Christmas Craft With Cardboard Paper Tubes

figures out of tubes

We have been busy the last days since Christmas is on our doorstep! One of the crafts we did was making some Christmas people out of cardboard paper tubes! Those are so versatile, I did never think about them that way. You can use whatever tubes you can find, from paper towel rolls to toilet paper rolls everything goes. We also used some googly eyes, but you can paint the eyes on. So, you’ll need, other than the tubes and colored paper, glue and scissors and maybe some items for decoration. When you’ve decided what you want to make, measure…

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DIY balance beam for toddlers using carpets

rolled carpets

This one was discovered by my kids. Here in Greece, most of us have winter carpets and – not that necessary – summer carpets. So, the time came for us to roll out our winter carpets, as annoying as it is to try to get some play dough out of it. We rolled the first one out, but, something – I don’t remember what – happened and we let the second one rolled up on the floor. The minute the kids saw it, the fun began! Up and down, back and forth, crawling, running or balancing, they couldn’t get enough…

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Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf

Ready shelfs

Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf I didn’t have any place to arrange my children’s books, and I certainly didn’t want to spend a lot of money to store them. While surfing the web one day, I came across this DIY idea and the day came to make it! In that post they painted the shelves white, we, on the other hand, thought to make them cheerful and colorful! What did we do to make these kids bookcase? First of all we bought some inexpensive selves used for storing spice containers. We used the ones from IKEA,…

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We made pompoms!!!

pompom educational game

As promised, I took my kids today outside and on the way to the grocery I made a quick stop at a store with yarns. We made plans to have some fun play with pompoms! I bought a few nice ones – actually, some were chosen by my three-year-old son (you know how they choose, right? Son: “That one mom, I want that one!” Me: “Oh that’s nice! But isn’t this one with the many colors super-great?” – Well, it worked half the times and we, fortunately, avoided that awful brownish one he wanted at first!). So, back at home, we…

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