Archive for the 'crafting' Category

Christmas Crafts

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

My 4 year old son loves crafting, he has been going to an art class at the Schiller Parks & Rec Center through Columbus Recreation and Parks and loves it. He looks forward to it every week! So I thought when Elmer’s wanted to send us some craft materials to check out, I’d accept and do some Christmas themed projects with him. Today, since it is a dreary rain (instead of fluffy white snow) and we have been spending time indoors, we got it out and sat down to make.

Our base for the project is the Bi-Fold Foam Board. This is a really nice product that would have been great to have when I was in school doing projects. When open, it has 20″x30″ of project space. We settled on a scene for Santa to put behind our plate of Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve.

He wanted to draw a Christmas tree. With the Paintastics magic paint brush pens, this was so easy. Much easier than the paintbrush and paints we had just worked with. He was so excited about how quickly they dried! The caps were easy for him to remove and replace. The tips are as realistic as a paint brush and actually more controlled than paint which is a nice feature. If your kid loves dipping their brush too far into a paint well and ends up with gobs of paint, having this a little more controlled is nice.

We added the word SANTA and number 13 made of Project Popperz letters and numbers. These are nice. We had the bright pack, which is really just a few neon colors, so we were glad there was a normal green color in the bunch for this project. Easier than stencils. You may need to add more glue if you need them to stick on better (they only have a sticky material at the very top of the letter).

Fun products if you want to get a something a little different for kids’ art items, or school projects.

Getting started, adding stars to the sky.

Getting started, adding stars to the sky.

Quick dry allows for easy painting on top of other colors.

Quick dry allows for easy painting on top of other colors.

Works just like a paint brush!

Works just like a paint brush!

Easy on and off cap.

Easy on and off cap.



The Buckeye State

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

I made this beautiful print tonight at the These Are Things Letterpress Printing Party at Igloo Letterpress. What a great event! Can’t wait to frame it and get it on the wall!

Halloween Costumes!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Sophie’s was pretty easy this year, we just put a cute hat on her. So she was a pretty woodland ensemble of owls and hedgehogs.

Desi wanted to be Thomas this year. So I made his costume out of a diaper box, (Size 4 Target, Club Size), paper plates and brads (so Thomas has moving wheels), ribbon, felt, blue spraypaint, cardboard, glue, red paint, and gold paper for the number ones. He loved it. It turned out really nice. I liked that total out-of-pocket cost was $4.99 for the brads since I already had everything else!

Running to candy! :)

Sock Monkey Brads

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

too cute!

At Impress Rubber Stamps.

Pretty Owl Fabric

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, Urban Zoologie.

Love this color scheme and the owls are simply adorable.

Valentine’s Day Doorway

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Here’s how our door has looked for a little bit. Pretty paper hearts.

Almost Three 1-ups Old!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Desi is having a Mario themed birthday party this year. He will love it! I am making all sorts of decorations for it and will post them up probably afterward. Here is his invitation!

Artsy Portraits

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

If you could get this custom made of a bunch of friends, it would make a really neat conversational art piece in your house.

By Pistachio Press

CU Certificate at Taste of Dine Originals

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Something fun I put together for Columbus Underground’s donation to the Taste of Dine Originals raffle. You know you want to bid on it! See you there!

Hedgehogs and Mushrooms

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Some cute fabric that would look adorable as curtains in a woodland themed baby’s room.