Mercury Glass Vases

*Project by Amber C @ The Craft Project for the Upcycled challenge of season 15* Mercury glass vases have become very popular recently. I thought it would be really fun for my upcycle/repurpose craft to create my own version of these antique-style beauties that are showing up in all of the home stores. I started this project be scrounging as many different clear glass vessels as I could from garage sales including canning jars, votive … [Continue reading...]

Clothespin Artwork Hangers

*Project by Charlie @ Attempting Aloha for the Kids Can Do challenge of season 15* We do LOTS of crafts at my house. My kids have grown up around power tools, paint, and glue sticks. SOOO...I let my kids to crafts that aren't your typical "kid crafts". Today we were building and painting. Oh, and gluing. :) I let my kids be involved in everything from cutting the wood (with a handsaw and miter box, and I hold one end of the saw, and they … [Continue reading...]

The Party Bracelet

*Project by Malory @ Snips & Spice for the Kids Can Do challenge of season 15* When I was a little girl, we used to make bracelets with safety pins and perler beads.  My sister and I had so much fun making them.  When I thought about crafts kids can do, I remembered how we loved making those bracelets, and often made them with our friends.  I took that basic idea, but updated it with some sparkly beads to create something new: the party … [Continue reading...]

Play & Pretend Dress Up

*Project by Heidi @ greendoodle for the Kids Can Do challenge of season 15* I took my kids to our local children's museum a couple of weeks ago to earn a few Mom Points.  We hit all the favorite spots: veterinarian section, dolls, grocery store, and of course the theater.  As we were leaving, my daughter struck up a conversation with an employee of the museum and let her know in her most adult tone that she felt the museum needed more … [Continue reading...]

Melted Crayon Heart

 *Project by Amber C @ The Craft Project for the Kids Can Do challenge of season 15* For this week's "kids can do" challenge I really wanted to create a project that was fun, colourful and messy - all the things I loved as a kid. Keeping those elements in mind I created this melted crayon heart project. I got a brand new giant box of Crayola crayons (which was super exciting in itself - it reminded me of being a kid and how much … [Continue reading...]

Cardboard Bed

*Project by Amber R. @ Craft Me Perfect for the Kids Can Do challenge of season 15* Do your kids have stuffed animals or dolls that they wish could have a bed but the ones in the stores are way too overpriced!? I have the perfect solution! Make a cardboard bed. All you have to do is cut out the pieces and cut slits in them so they fit with each other. Then paint them your favorite color. Kids can draw out the pieces and paint/color them … [Continue reading...]

Awesome Alien Robots

*Project by Veronica @ Adventures of D & V for the Kids Can Do challenge of season 15* The crafts that I remember having the most fun with as a kid, where the ones where I got to use my imagination. So with that in mind, I raided my recycle bin and "odds and ends" craft drawer, and put my imagination to work! These alien robots are fun, inexpensive, and are only limited by the creator's imagination. Anything goes with this "kids can do" … [Continue reading...]

Scrappy Wall Art: Make Do and Mend

*Project by Heidi @ greendoodle for the Scrap challenge of season 15* This week's submission took a few turns and detours.  I had hoped to create my first ever pieced quilt for the  SCRAP challenge, however I quickly realized that my "first ever pieced quilt" deserved more than a week's time and I needed to take a different direction. Enter... scrappy wall art. I knew I wanted to make a dent in my overflowing fabric scrap drawer.  I am … [Continue reading...]