Seems like a strange name for a craft blog, right? Well, I have always felt a little bit shy, or afraid to share my creativenss. When making something fabulous and someone compliments me, I usually play it off like it is no big deal. I have been a 'closet crafter' for too long! No more apologies! No more excuses! I love to craft and I am not ashamed!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

6th Day of Christmas Craft

On the sixth day of Christmas, my girls made for me...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Handprint!

(Em's are on top, Kat's are on bottom.)
Again, I got this idea from my Family Fun Mag. The girls loved making their hands into reindeer! Kat had to add a little 'bling' to hers! Em didn't add too much detail to hers. It was a fun activity!

Monday, December 6, 2010

5th Day of Christmas Craft

On the Fifth day of Christmas, my girls made for me...
Foam Snowmen!

I have been working on things for a Primary Party this week and had some extra white foam from snowmen I made. I cut the girls three circles each and let them decorate! They used beads and buttons for the face and tummy. We cut hats and scarves out of felt. Once the glue dries (Em's might take a few days!) I am going to hang them in the window.
I think they are getting sick of me pulling out the camera every time we craft! Oh well, I have to show off their masterpieces, don't I?
PS. It is a good thing that you can't really see Em's shirt, because there is glue and marker all over! I need to make her wear an apron when crafting because she likes to wipe excess on herself!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

4th Day of Christmas Craft

On the fourth day of Christmas my girls made for me...
Retro Ornaments!
What better to use your old TP rolls for than to hang on your Christmas Tree!?!
This fun idea came from my Family Fun Magazine. All you need is two TP tubes per ornaments and two and a half pipe cleaners. I let my girls paint them, which then we had to let dry. If I did it again I would probably just let them use markers instead.
Here is the link if you would like more info
My girls would paint all day if I let them, so they were excited for this craft! Em wanted glue as well, but I wouldn't give it to her! (She is a glue addict now. I think I need to have an intervention!)

Kat went with pink and blue paint. I think it turned out darling! She made designs on the tube, and was afraid you wouldn't be able to see them. But I think it makes it a little more interesting to look at!


Em went with blue and yellow (mostly blue!)

I was sceptical about this craft. I mean, come on, TP rolls? Really? But I think they turned out pretty cute for a kids crafty ornament!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

3rd Day of Christmas Craft

On the third day of Christmas my girls made for me...
Christmas Tree Garland!

I cut out a bunch of paper trees for the girls to decorate. At the time I wasn't sure what we were going to do with them. After they had each made 5 or so, I realized we were going to have a lot of trees! That's when I decided to staple them on ribbon and hang them up.

I have to say, doing crafts with my girls has given me the opportunity to get rid of alot of scrapbooking stuff that I probably never will use! I gave them each a plate of different buttons, beads, glitter, stickers, and glitter glue!
I turned on Christmas music while they were crafting (and I was getting ready for work!) They were gluing and glittering for more than an hour and a half! It was amazing! They probably would have gone longer but it was lunch time!

We had to let the trees dry over night, and then today after church I stapled them and we hung them in the window by the Christmas tree!

Yes, it is not the most glamorous of decorations, but I love it! I love seeing my girls be creative and have fun.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

2nd Day of Christmas Craft

On the second day of Christmas girls made for me...

Tissue Paper Crafts!

I really wasn't trying to be lazy on the third day of my quest to do a craft a day! The girls loved making trees yesterday! When I told them it was craft time, Em went and grabbed the glue and started drawing 'spiders'. She told me she wanted to glue the papers on like we had yesterday! I figured 'What the heck?' Why try to come up with something new if they are content to make what they like?
They played with glue and paper for an hour! All I had to do was draw circles for wreaths (my only creative advice on what they should make!) and cut more squares of paper! I was able to get couple of things done while they occupied themselves! It was beautiful!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1st Day of Christmas Craft

Em's ---->

This morning we made Christmas Trees! I drew a tree on the paper and cut out small squares of tissue paper. The girls scrunched up the paper. We used white glue and put a little on at a time, so it wouldn't dry out too fast. I had some tiny buttons and gems that I let then use to glue on top of the tissue paper for ornaments. We added a trunk and star to finish it off. Total time - about 45 minutes.
I think they turned out pretty cute!