DIY: Jingle Bell Christmas Wreath Ornament

Christmas Wreath OrnamentDIY: Jingle Bell Christmas Wreath Ornament

My son made this project in boy scouts and I thought it was so cute and super easy.  This ornament is great for children and adults to do together, perfect for use in your home or to give as gifts.   To see the instructions on how to make your very own Jingle Bell Christmas Wreath Ornament, click here!

Happy Friday! – Jessica

DIY: Jingle Bell Christmas Wreath Ornament

Christmas Wreath OrnamentDIY: Jingle Bell Christmas Wreath Ornament

My son made this project in boy scouts and I thought it was so cute and super easy.  This ornament is great for children and adults to do together, perfect for use in your home or to give as gifts.   To see the instructions on how to make your very own Jingle Bell Christmas Wreath Ornament, click here!

Happy Friday! – Jessica

Arts and Crafts: Kid Friendly Bird’s Nest Project

Bird’s Nest Project

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Once again, my nephew came home with the cutest art project from school.

I’d say this is the perfect rainy/snow day project, but in today’s case, it was the “way too hot to go outside, heat wave project.”  My son had so much fun with this that i thought it would be nice to share.

To read this full post, click here: A Lot On Your Plate’s Birds Nest

Be sure to check back for more arts & crafts, DIY projects!

Happy Monday!

- J

Arts and Crafts: Small Hands, Big World.

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My nephew came home from school with this project and I thought it was absolutely adorable (not to mention really easy), so i knew i had to share.  Even though the project was for earth day, this craft is perfect for a rainy days or weekends.

Small Hands, Big World:

What you will need:

(1) paper plate

(1) tube of blue kid-friendly washable finger paint  (crayola recommended)

(1) tube of green kid-friendly washable finger paint (crayola recommended)

(1) piece of white construction paper

(1) piece of red construction paper (im sure pink would work too)

(1) glue stick

(1) scissors (the adult is advised to cut the construction paper themselves)

(1) paint brush

Step 1: paint the plate completely blue.

Step 2: apply green finger paint to your child’s hand and press onto the piece of white construction board.

Step 3: cut and glue to the blue dish.

Step 3: making a heart with the red (or pink) construction paper, have the child write their name in the middle.

Optional: Step 3: using extra construction paper, cut a strip and make a bow.

It’s that simple! Feel free to leave any comments or ideas on how to tweak this project if you’d like :)

Happy Saturday!

- J

Arts and Crafts: My Funny Bunny Mask

My Funny Bunny Mask

My Funny Bunny

What you will need:

1 sentence strip (sold at any CVS or teacher’s supply store)

1 white cardstock paper

1 pink card stock

1 black card stock

4 popsicle sticks or coffee straws

1 Stapler, glue stick, or scotch tape

Prep Time: 10 MINS

Active Time: 20 MINS

1. Take 1 sentence strip and join the ends together to form a circle. (The mask fits best when works you measure the person’s head first.  The sentence strip must cover the tip of the person’s ears for a correct fit). Seal ends with a glue stick, tape, or staples.

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2. On white cardstock, trace 2 big bunny ears; cut.

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3.  Attach bunny ears to the sentence strip, using either glue or tape.  Behind the ears, place 2 popsicle sticks or coffee straws, behind the ears to give support.  The best way to secure them is by using tape.

 4. Take a sheet of black cardstock and cut 2 circles,  Poke a whole through the middle to cut inside the circle, making glasses.

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5. Best if with glue or staples, please the eyes towards the bottom of the sentence strip.

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7.  Trace and cut 2 teeth the size of big chiklets, (or a smidge bigger then a quarter), using the white cardstock.  With the pink card stock, cut a rectangle triple the size of the teeth.  This will act as the nose.

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8.  Glue the two teeth to the bottom of the nose.  Secure the nose to the bottom of the eyes.

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9. Presto! Isn’t this an absolutely adorable and inexpensive project for you and the kiddies or students?

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10 OPTIONAL.  Take pink card stock and cut 2 long ovals to place over the white ears, to make the ears stand out a little more.

Happy Easter & Passover Everyone!  – J