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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Funny Free Craft for Kids - Lunch Sack Babies

Shea, my 3 year-old, had one of her best friends over and I wanted to have some fun activities for their creative minds to enjoy. Every idea I thought of needed special materials that I didn't have. 
Then, I stumbled across this simple idea in this book...

And adapted to what I had in my crazy craft box.

Materials needed:
small paper lunch sack
a few pieces of newspaper/ads
short piece of string/yarn
markers, stickers, ribbon, etc for kids to "decorate" their baby
Construction paper to make arms and legs
Tape (I used clear packing tape)

Basic Idea: Stuff the newspaper lightly into the bag. Tape the top closed. Tie the string around the middle to make a neck. Attach arms and legs with tape. Decorate and give the baby features like eye,s nose and a mouth. Play and pretend with your new friend. :)

Shea and her friend worked on their babies for about 45 minutes and had a great time chatting together as they colored and stickered their babies. 

Great inside-the-house craft, not too messy and best of all - FREE! 

~ Chelsea ~

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sprocket Pillow

I enjoyed making this pillow and I want to share the tutorial that I followed from Cluck Cluck Sew.

I love crafts that use scraps patched together into a little bit of loveliness. 

One more addition to my family room.

~ Chelsea ~