This yarn octopus is easy to make (it takes about twenty minutes) and requires only a bit of yarn and either two pony beads or two googly eyes. No special skills needed! I did most of the work, but my 4-year-old daughter Lily helped me with some tasks and was very excited by her completed […]
Recently, when my daughters were looking for something to do, I pulled out an old craft idea that I had done as a kid. This project turns an ordinary tin can into a decorative paper clip or pen holder. Supplies needed: clean tin cans (e.g., tuna or soup cans, candy tins, etc) fabric scraps ribbons, […]
I’d seen this cool effect on glass luminaries, vases and candle holders before but I never knew how they had made it. I thought it was some special kind of crackle paint and stinky over coating to make it bubble up or something. Then I saw a trick in a Better Homes and Gardens Christmas […]
Fairies, fairies: everywhere you look, you see fairy wings and fairy crowns and books and more books about the wee creatures. Children are fascinated with the idea of fairyland. If you’re looking for the perfect birthday gift for a special child who’s entranced by the fairy realm, why not make them their very own miniature […]
Craft fair season is upon us! You’ve gained skill at your craft, and in today’s economy, want to try your hand at selling.