Birthday Parties and Birthday Pinatas. Ideas, How-To's and Tips, Crafts and DIY Projects

How To Make Easy Star Wars Pinatas and more ideas for a Star Wars Themed Birthday Party!!!

diy darth vader pinata

So, my son is one of the biggest Star Wars fans I know. He has a huge collection, and so it was a given that he would have a Star Wars Birthday Party. For two years in a row! I am going to write about those two parties, what we prepared to keep our guests (and us!) entertained and I have to admit, we had a blast both times! When I think about making pinatas, I always think that I can’t make one that is cute or with a character I like… for example, I could in no way allow…

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Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

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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Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

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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Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

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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Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

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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Christmas Crafts and DIYs, Crafts and DIY Projects, Kids Food Ideas and Recipes, Sweet Recipes

Christmas Cookie Recipe and Gift Idea: Santa’s Sleigh Cookies

christmas cookies santa sleigh

There is still time to make this treat like a nice gift for any child. This year, I made some cookie sleighs! You can involve your little ones like I did, by giving them some cookie dough to make the cookies with cookie cutters or let them help with the festive decoration or fill the sleighs with goodies! You will need: Your favorite sugar cookie or gingerbread recipe, or use mine Sleigh cookie cutters or a template. I will give the link to that at the end of the post. Your favorite icing, or use mine Candy canes Decorations such as…

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Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

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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Christmas Crafts and DIYs, Crafts and DIY Projects

Beautiful Christmas Decorations And Ornaments Out Of Dried Fruits

Dried fruit bells

Here I am again with my dried fruits! I already have written about dried fruits ornaments and flowers made out of citrus peels. What can I say, I just love the look of them and how easy they are to make! Did you know that you can use apples and pears as well as citrus fruits? And some people cover the slices after drying with clear craft varnish or decoupage glue, to keep them for a long time. You can use the dried fruit for making a beautiful Christmas wreath and spiced, with cinnamon or cloves, ornaments. Those dried fruits are…

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Christmas Crafts and DIYs, Crafts and DIY Projects

DIY Penguin Finger Puppets Craft for Kids

ready pinguins

This one was shared by a close friend of mine and her kids! They did a wonderful job, I can tell you that! Thank you so much for sharing!!! We can’t wait to make some craft together, soon! So, it is quite simple to make the penguins and a lot of fun, too!!! You will need stuff that you will have probably already in your house: –          Black cardboard or paper for the penguin’s body –          White cardboard or paper for the eyes and belly –          Orange cardboard or paper for the nose –          Other colors of cardboard or paper…

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