Summertime crafting with kids!

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Hi Everyone,

It’s summertime crafting with kids, by using readily available material to create crafts, and what better ways to keep kids busy this summer.

me2 I’m Maggie Lamarre. My dd has a reading list this Summer and it seems her friends are reading the same books as well. They are having animated discussions on the book, rewriting  and acting some of the scenarios. The other day her friend was over and we couldn’t tell which beat up books belong to whom. Hence the the idea of using left over pegs, toast packaging to create the embellish peg.

 

 

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Supplies:

  • Craft smart chocolate brown paint, Studio G brown glitter glue, Ranger stickle, Gesso, Elmer’s glue.
  • Recycle boxes, Ashlyn’s, cake basic Cricut Cartridge, peg, K & Company rhinestones.

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Instructions:

  • Apply a coat of Gesso on the peg, let dry. use a dry brush to apply a coat of Elmer’s glue, immediately dab the paint over to create a texture look, let dry see below.

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  • Apply the brown glitter glue it will create a bumpy texture without having to use a lot of glitter glue.

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  • Cut butterfly including shadow from Ashlyn’s cartridge at 1.75”, 1.5”, ink the edges, assemble add rhinestone to the center.
  • Cut scallop from recycle box at 2”, 1.5”, add a layer of brown paint, let dry assemble.

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  • Adhere the butterfly to the scallop, adhere the scallop with strong adhesive to the peg.

Voila all done! easy craft to do with kids this Summer 🙂

Here’s the final project! have a great weekend.

Maggie

PS: I invite you to leave a comment letting us know what your crafty plans are for the summer?

You can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic..

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunnyfreak
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 09:30:04

    Love how you used glue to add texture.

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  2. Eveline
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 09:32:55

    Very cute. great idea. thanks for sharing

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  3. Kristan
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 09:56:57

    That is a great idea and cheap too!! I plan on doing a mini scrapbook of our holidays this year, it will be my first mini so hopefully it turns out!!

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  4. Lara
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 09:59:40

    So pretty! Nice work!

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  5. nanci
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 11:16:33

    Beautiful idea. Thanks for it.

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  6. Debra
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 14:07:15

    Now that’s a book mark! Gorgeous…

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  7. Kim T
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 03:44:45

    This is a great idea for kids bookmarks, I might try this with my god daughter.
    Kim xXx

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  8. Tanya Thompson
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 05:50:59

    That is such a clever idea! And beautiful too! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Kris Dietz
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 17:49:47

    This is so beautiful. TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

    Reply

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