Kid Friendly Projects, Paper Machete, Recycled Projects, Spring

Reduce Reuse Recycle!

Earth day is coming up this month and it’s a great time to think about reusing materials from the trash or the thrift store. I love saving money and reusing supplies as well as not contributing to more STUFF here on Earth.

earth day project

This is a project I came across that looks fairly easy to do with children, by yourself, or some adult friends. I like doing my projects alone, because it’s my “ME” time.  It’s very convenient if you already have a shredder at home, but if not you can still shred the paper by hand. Plus shredding paper is a good relaxation technique. 

earth day project  earth day project

Next, you soak the paper in water over night so that it’s nice and squishy.

earth day project  earth day project

The following day stick the paper in the blender with water making a paper milk shake.

  earth day project  earth day project

Once you got it nice and pasty you will throw in some small seeds of your choice, mix up real good so that it is evenly distributed.

earth day project  earth day project

Then comes the messy part. It really isn’t “that” messy, it can be done inside the house over a sink, but if it’s a beautiful day I would suggest doing it outside. Pour the mixture into a mould, this one is home made out of a picture frame and some wire stapled on one side. The mixture is spread out evenly on the wire, and set out to dry.

earth day project  earth day project

When the paper is nice and dry you can take it out and cut it into shapes of your liking and gift them to someone special like your mother. What a lovely way to reuse materials and add some flowers to the earth.

 

 

 

Bead Projects, Holidays, Seasons, Spring

Styrofoam Egg Decor Crafts

 These gorgeous colorful eggs are super easy to make by simply covering your Styrofoam Eggs with mod podge glue and rolling in a bowl of seed beads.

Egg Decorating

To make these vintage eggs simply cover your Styrofoam Eggs with mod podge glue, and then wrap it with jute cord also called hemp cord, and embellish with ribbon, lace, and/or buttons

This beautiful Easter egg tree looks easy and fun to make! Using Styrofoam Eggs covered in mod podge glue rolled in Glitter  glued to Styrofoam Cones filled in with some paper grass.

Egg Decorating

Using sequin pins to secure spring colored fabric pieces to a Styrofoam Eggs

 Styrofoam Eggs covered with mod podge glue and rolled in rhinestones.

Styrofoam Eggs covered with mod podge glue, wrap with embroidery thread

Or cover a Styrofoam Egg in buttons using sequin pins to secure them.

Wrap burlap over a Styrofoam Egg for a simple country look

 

 

Craft Sticks, Holidays, Seasons, Spring, Uncategorized

Easter Basket Candy Fillers for the Kids!

Take a look at these adorable Easter treats made using fillable ornaments!

Candy Filled Ornament

You can fill your chick with yellow starburst, butterscotch, lemon heads, etc.
and fill your Easter bunny with marshmallows or any other goodies of your choice. 

Then close off the back with a  foam sheet cut out.

Finish it off with some googly eyes, foam triangle cut out for the chicks beak,

Or pipe cleaner whiskers, and pom-pom nose, drawn on mouth for the bunny.

 
Spring, Uncategorized

Did you know March is National Craft Month?

There is a whole month dedicated to crafting, How Amazing is that!  What better way to celebrate than to post my very first craft blog.

Beaded Egg shape

The Beaded Egg

Everything to make it came in the kit, [Star-flake beads, Faceted Beads, Wire, Safety Pins] and it was fairly easy to make using the instructions provided, as long as you have a pliers and wire cutter tool.  Actually this was the first time I have ever done a safety pin/wire type craft. It was not difficult at all. It was pretty fun, and my kids got to help with having the next bead ready for me to put it on the wire.  My six year old was able to practice his pattern making skills.  At the end of making this , you can insert a strand of mini lights to make it sparkle.

Uncategorized

Hello world!

Welcome to Chic Clara’s Crafting Corner where I will be showing you some neat crafting tips and ideas.  From jewelry making, to home decor, and everything in between. I’m exited to share these crafts, and hopefully inspire some of you to make them. I would love to see what you come up with as well.