Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kid's Crafts - Mother's Day Photo Frame, Desk Organizers and Greeting Card

My grand daughter is almost 7 years old and loves to do arts and crafts. Every time she is over at my house we sit down and craft something together. Since Mother's Day is just around the corner, she wanted to make a few crafty projects for her mom, along with a Mother's Day greeting card.

Before I get started with our kid's craft projects, I first wanted to tell you about Yoobi who makes arts and craft supplies for children. Yoobi is based on a bright yet simple idea, colorful and vibrant supplies for school, home or office that give back! For every Yoobi item purchased, a Yoobi item will be donated to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S.! It's that simple.

Yoobi sent us several crafting supplies to help facilitate this project. They sent us some fabulous markers, twist-up crayons with storage case, a package of gel pens, glue sticks for paper crafting, stickers, self-inking roller stamp and a plastic photo frame. You'll see that we used a lot of these supplies from Yoobi to make the following projects.

To go along with these supplies, I went to the Dollar Store and purchased a set of 4 mini plastic storage bins for $1.00 and a package of flower shaped glitter foamies (20 are in one package). The rest of the supplies used were from my craft supply stash that I keep here at home.

First up, the Decorated Picture Frame! For this project we used the picture frame that was sent to us from Yoobi. To keep it simple for a 7 year grand daughter arranged 3 of the glitter foamie flowers on one corner of the photo frame and glued them on with all-purpose craft glue (the kind that is in a bottle). After it was dry, we placed a photograph of her family inside the frame.

Next up is the Decorated Plastic Bins which she made for her mother's desk at work. These bins we got at the Dollar Store were 4 for $1.00 which makes them a great deal. Each one is 5" in length and they have little carrying handles. They are the perfect size for storing paperclips, staples, rubber bands, chalk, erasers and all of those "other" little things you need to organize on a work desk or a teacher's desk. For some of these she simply decorated them with stickers (from Yoobi) and for some of the other ones, she glued on those glittered foamie flower shapes we got at the Dollar Store.

For the Mother's Day Greeting Card, I did have to help her quite a bit with this. We used a blank pre-made greeting card/note card and decorated the front and back of it with a piece of lavender printed scrapbooking paper, cut-to-size. We used a pair of decorative edge scissors to trim just the front opening edge of the card into a scallop pattern. I had some pre-printed Mother's greeting cut-outs leftover from a scrapbooking project and we cut one of those down-to-size to fit on the front of the card. We matted it onto dark purple cardstock, trimmed around the edge leaving a 3/16" border. We added it to the front of the card using adhesive foam dots. To finish it up, I made a satin ribbon bow which she glued onto the front. Using markers & gel pens from Yoobi, she wrote her own message to her mother inside the card and drew some flowers in there to accent it.

You can learn more about the kid's arts and craft supplies from Yoobi by visiting their site online. We would also like to thank Yoobi for supplying us with craft supplies to make these projects.

Disclosure: We received complimentary arts & crafts supplies from the company featured in this post. No monetary compensation was received. Regardless of receiving supplies, our thoughts, words and opinions about these products are 100% our own, unbiased opinion. Your thoughts may differ.

1 comment:

jopb said...

You and your granddaughter did a wonderful job in making things for Mother's Day.t is wonderful that Yoobi donates for each item purchased. I love the card you made.

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