Monday, February 20, 2017

Craft Project: Trolls Theme'd Refrigerator Magnets

Kid's Craft Project: Trolls Theme'd Refrigerator Magnets
My 8 year old granddaughter spends a LOT of time over at our home and 2-3 times every month, I sit down with her to work on various arts and crafts projects. Even at her age, she's quite capable of working on and completing various projects. Yup, she's caught the crafting bug and has caught it at a very young age!

A few weeks ago we sat down and watched the new Dreamwork's Trolls movie and decided to whip up a little craft project in honor of the movie. She absolutely LOVES those adorable Trolls! This project is something the older kids can do, but I do recommend that ONLY the adults do the laminating process if you're using a laminating machine. If not, you can purchase 'cold' laminating sticky sheets at your local craft store.

Kid's Craft Project: Trolls Theme'd Refrigerator Magnets

Trolls stickers
Trolls Cut-Outs
Laminating Machine or Self-Stick Laminating Sheets
White Cardstock Sheets
Markers, Colored Pencils or Crayons

Some of the refrigerator magnets that we made were made from Trolls theme'd glitter stickers and some were made from cut-outs that my granddaughter colored. You can also make them by printing out Trolls designs from the internet.
Dreamwork's Trolls Stickers and Cut-Outs

To make them sturdy, you want to apply the stickers or cut-outs onto some white cardstock, using a glue stick in needed. Make sure they are smooth and flat. Use scissors and cut around the edge of each design.

If using a laminating machine, ONLY an adult should do this step. Place the cut-out items between two laminating sheets and run through your machine per manufacturer's instructions. Let cool. Once they're cool, have the child cut out each design around the edge, leaving a small space around each edge to keep the design sealed underneath the plastic. We left 1/16" of an inch edge.

If you're using self-stick "cold" laminating sheets, read the package directions. Usually, you just stick the cut-outs between the two sheets and then cut them out. The don't need to be ran through a machine and are readily available at most craft supply stores.

Flip them over and apply magnets on the back. We used self-adhesive magnets that we picked up at the craft store. You're done!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Star Wars Felt Holiday Christmas Ornaments

Star Wars EWOK Christmas Ornament from Felt
My husband has been a HUGE Star Wars fan since the very first movie came out. He's in his 50's now and has been collecting Star Wars items for over 35+ years! Wow, can you believe that the franchise has been around that long? Time flies!

Over on my main blog - The Classy Chics, I received a complimentary Star Wars Collectible Felt Characters Craft Kit to review and feature. You can visit my other blog to check out my official review, purchasing information and to see additional photographs. 
Star Wars Collectible Felt Characters Craft Kit

Since receiving the craft kit, I've made 4 of the Star Wars characters. One of the things I love about this craft kit is that everything you need is included in the kit and all of the sewing and embroidery is done by hand. So, if you don't own a sewing machine or don't want to mess with one, you don't need one to complete these adorable characters!

I've been working on them one-by-one and hoping to have them all completed by the end of the year. We have a little 4 foot tall Christmas tree that we decorate in a Star Wars theme every holiday season, so I'm turning all of these felt characters into Christmas tree ornaments!
Star Wars Handmade EWOK Ornament from Felt

After I get done making a set for my husband, I want to work on additional ones and use them as toppers & ornaments on Christmas packages for the kids in our family. What's really cool about this kit is that once you run out of craft felt, go to your local craft supplies store, buy felt in the colors that you need and you can make as many as you want since the patterns & instructions are included in the kit and you can re-use them over & over again.

You can visit my main blog for the official review on the craft kit that I received. Since my readers on this blog didn't see the original review, I wanted to mention it over here too!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Kid's Craft Project: Easy Pipe Cleaner Characters

This past summer we took my 7 year old granddaughter to the Wednesday craft classes at A.C. Moore. I believe they officially call them kid's "Make & Take" days. Every week they made a variety of different craft projects and all of them were FREE!

If you visit the A.C. Moore website, you can learn more about these free craft classes for kids. They let you know ahead of time when they will be and what project that the kids will be making. Every time we took our grand daughter, there were about a dozen kids there, never overly crowded. Again, let me repeat this...FREE. Gotta love that!

A few weeks ago they made the Pipe Cleaner Characters and the project instructions with photo are right on A.C. Moore's website. You can find it by clicking ----> HERE.

I just wanted to give A.C. Moore a big shout-out and a huge Thank You for hosting these craft classes for the kids all summer long. Plus, the photo in my blog post shows the particular one that my 7 year old granddaughter made on that day. Super cute!

Head on over to their website and you can print out the instructions to make them at home with your own kids! You only need pipe cleaners and two buttons to make them! You could glue a magnet disc on the back and turn them into refrigerator magnets or add a thing string to the top and turn them into ornaments. She really enjoyed making them. Thanks A.C. Moore!