My daughter LOVES crafts…so when I told her that she got to help me with this week’s project, she was so excited! I wanted to make something that she could use and since we are going on a couple of long road trips this summer, I wanted something she could use in the car. She loves games and loves to talk, so I figured these Tell Me a Tale dice would be perfect! I wanted them all to be about her and the things she loves, so she drew pictures.
I have to be honest. I love my kids. I love crafts. But I hate kid’s crafts. The thing that I hate about them is that five minutes after they have created something, I want to throw it away. I just don’t like the clutter.
It’s so easy that even little hands can do it with some guidance, and the results are beautiful.
….a craft kids can help make? Boy oh boy did my kids have some grand ideas. I let them take the reins and they ran with it! They loved the felt clubhouses that people make to go over their card tables…. however, I didn’t want a card table set up in the house all the time. So we made a compromise.
And the bunk bed club house was born
Enter through the ‘hole’ in the tree, which is made to be level with the bottom bunk.
Complete with a tree that has velcro for apples or flowers….(and for future banana’s and letter’s like the chicka chicka boom boom tree)
There is also a garden with pockets to hold carrots, beets and turnips.
Store your harvest from the garden or tree in the basket….or maybe you’ll want to put flowers in the basket instead. (the basket is open to hold all sorts of goodies)
This project was started and finished within the week…but I think it would make a fun summer vacation project!
There is plenty or tracing, cutting and simple sewing to keep all ages happy.
Each fruit, veggie and flower if stuffed with batting and looks great from the front and back. The main parts of the tree and garden have been satin stitched around the edges, and the flap for the hole is double layered and reinforced….Everything really has been made to top quality, yet can easily be done as a family project!
It’s great that the kids can attach this to the bunk bed, and easily take it down….no need to use every blanket in the house now, not when you have your own bunk bed clubhouse!
Crafting with kids can be so much fun! This craft will let you be extra creative while your children can be creative at the same time and they will both come together to create one amazing toy that you and your kids will treasure forever!
And it makes a perfect toy and project for on the go. Slide the doll into the first slot in an expanding file folder and behind it you can organize everything they need. Put in crayons, foam stickers, and extra blank clothes according to types; pant, shirts, dresses, shoes, etc.
The winning tutorial will include tips and tricks for cutting with your scroll saw, tips and tricks on tole paining techniques, and how to create the clothes, patterns for the clothes, and the shaving cream technique to create tie-dye clothes. And of course I will include in the tutorial boys clothing and instructions on turning your blank doll into a boy!