Make an Easter Bonnet
This adorable hat only cost me $4.50! Visit your local dollar or craft store and purchase:
*1 bunch of flowers in matching colors
*1 bolt of ribbon in matching color
*5 yds1 1/2 yds of tool in matching color
Roll or fold tool until it is about 2 inches wide,then twist it around like you were wringing out a washcloth.
Keep it tightly twisted.
With your hot glue gun dot glue all around the the base of the hat.
Twirl the tool around the hat, ending with a cute little veil that hangs down in the back.
Secure the two sides together with a large safety pin, underneath so it doesn't show.
Untwist the veil part so it drapes nicely.
With a wire cutter, cut the flower bunch into single branches and hot glue them around the brim. Tuck a few branches in the tool. Save any extra green leaves for the next step.
Take the ribbon and follow the directions on the link below on how to make easy ribbon roses. It's really fun and easy for kids to do!
Slip some dots of hot glue inside and on the back to hold the roses together.
Hot glue the roses inside of the leaves that were left over from the flower bush and glue them onto the brim of the hat.
You could also make a double bow out of the ribbon and glue it onto the back where the tool is.
This is also a great Anne of Green Gables Sleepover Craft. BUT...
As always, supervise children with a hot glue gun. Never use your fingers to press something together. I use a Popsicle stick. :)
Make a Back-to-School Poster
*Leaf, apple, or pumpkin cut-outs-you can get these at a dollar store
Decorate the leaves and apples by writingon them things you look forward to when school starts: sports, hanging out with old friends, meeting new friends, yearbook, clubs, girl scouts, school clothes shopping, sleep-over’s, etc.
Make other leaves for fun fall things like: apple picking, bonfires, hayrides, hot apple cider, and Thanksgiving Day.
Use a glue stick and place them all over the poster board.
Hang the poster on your door or wall to remind you of all the fun things you have to look forward to during the back-to-school season.
Teach Recycling w Plastic
Flower Planter for Kids!
*1 clean plastic lettuce boxGarden Soil8
*10 flowers to plant
*Wind Mill Picks
*Plastic bugs, butterflies, snakes, rocks, shells, colored glass pebbles
With a Large knife or screwdriver poke holes in the 4 corners of the bottom for drainage.
Pour soil in half wayArrange flowers the way you want them and plant them near the back of the container, leaving the front to decorate with rocks, shells, bugs, etc.
Bedroom on a Budget
Make Fun Room Art with Paper Plates
Hang with a push pin on your bedroom door or wall. Make them at a slumber party or for your sister or best friend. Include fun photos of yourselves or special mementos.
*Large and small stickers Wall-Art decals
*Small paper plates, in variety of colors
*Magic black marker
*Alphabet stickersPuff paints or puff glue
*Wide ribbon-(2-3 inch wide) 3 yards long for each
*Butterflies either plastic or stickerFun photos if desired
Choose the type and number of plates you want to use. Lay them out on the table or floor, so you can see what they look like together. Here we choose a flowered plate to glue on top of a pink one in an alternate pattern.
Then, cut out the letters and pictures of the stickers you want to use but don’t peel and stick them yet, in case you want to change them around. Arrange them on the plates.
On the top plate, use the alphabet stickers and spell your name. Then decorate around it with stickers or glitter glue.
On the next plate, write what your name means or write a Bible verse and decorate the plate.
Use large stickers that are sold for Wall Art to put in the middle of the next plate.
Or draw a special word in glitter paint.Roll out the ribbon and lay the plates on top of it in the order. Leave about 2 inches in between each plate and 4 extra inches on top.
Then with a hot glue gun, apply a couple of lines of glue right in the middle of the BACK of the plate. Be careful, it’s hot! (Have a parent supervise) Then flip the plate over and attach it to the ribbon. We used the glue bottle to press it firmly in place because it was hot. Do this with all the plates.
Tie a bow with the extra ribbon and attach it above the top plate on the ribbon with hot glue.
Make a Pretty Name Plaque for your Bedroom!
Click on the white icon to download free instructions:
Name Plaque Tutorial for Btwist n Btween.pdf (PDF — 2 MB)
Slumber Party Lady-Finger Cookies
Materials *Roll of sugar cookie dough *1 tub frosting *Pink cake decorators *Frosting candy sprinkles (several varieties!)
Step 1 - Cut roll of cookie dough into 4 pieces (refrigerate all but one piece)
Step 2 -Roll the dough about 1/4 inch think, large enough to fit your hand on it
Step 3 - With a dull butter knife carefully cut around the hand
making the fingers skinny (they will grow while they bake!)
Step 4 - Carefully transfer the cookie to a parchment lined baking sheet
using a flipper
Step 5 - Bake as directed on package until slightly golden brown-cool
Step 6 - Spread white frosting on cooled cookie-then outline the hand with pink frosting and decorate with rings, bracelets, and sprinkles!
Make Yummy Treats and Have Tea!
Fill unbaked croissant dough triangles with provolone cheese and smoked turkey for sandwiches or rasberry jam and chocolate chips for dessert. Roll up and bake as directed on package. They are easy to make and wonderful tea time treats!
Battle Drum for Boys
Plastic Gift Boxes!
Save plastic berry containers and lettuce boxes in all sizes
Glue wrapping paper or scrap booking paper squares on top of the lid.
Wrap your gift in decorated tissue paper inside add a bow
You can pass them around the family and see how many times you can use them! Great time and money saver!
Make a Lily Water Garden!
Little hands love to help with this and it's a great way to showcase those lovely lilies that are in bloom now.
- Fill an empty plastic lettuce box- half way up with water
- Drop in colored marbles, stones, or sea shells on the bottom
- Cut your favorite lilies or other flowers from the garden and place in water
- Add plastic lady bugs, butterflies, or lizards (boys like snakes!) on top of flowers and around sides