26 Lovely and Fun Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids!

Some of the best crafts to make with kids are made with the simplest supplies. From my years working in day cares, I’ve always been partial to popsicle stick crafts! Whether you prefer to buy yours or just wait until your kids have eaten enough popsicles to amass a good sized stick collection, there are hundreds of different crafts that you can help them make with the little wooden slabs.

Hope you like these Fun Popsicle Stick crafts for kids.

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DIY Crafts: How to Make Cardboard Tube Pencil case

This tutorial shows how to make pencil case with a cardboard tube. In fact, with the help of a cardboard tube and amount of fabric with a zipper pencil case can be made interesting. Method of making such craft is very easy and low cost.

In this section the size of the desired size to provide some cardboard tube and part of it first as door cut it. And cut into two pieces of tape together and go to the next step

Then sew the fabric together and put into place the cardboard tube. And adhesive tape to earn up to a door opening and closing pencil case.

The pencil case pencil or items that you put in comes out.

Finally, you have been able to make a pencil case with a cardboard tube. I hope you enjoyed this.

Hope you like this “back to school” pencil case craft tutorial.

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How to sew a bright summer dress for girls “Strawberry ice cream”

Soon, many will go to such a long-awaited vacation! Someone close to the sea, some to the country! And to this wonderful time, of course, we need to thoroughly prepare! We always want that to our girls look the most beautiful and fashionable, and with it, their clothing was easy and convenient, and the tissue from which it was sewn genuine.
I assure you, create, sew the perfect dress their girls to the power of many! And I invite you to a workshop on self-tailoring summer beach dresses for girls of any age! In such a nice light dress can make a leisurely stroll along the sandy beach or go boldly into a small sea voyage on a boat!
And how to spend days of fun at sea under such a bright hot sun without a hat? I propose to make a simple partial scarf with elastic in the kit to our dress.

Let’s get started:
Required Material:
The basic cotton fabric. I chose this merry pretty popular cotton charming Morozhenko.
Fabric companion cotton, for some items and decor of our dress.
Thread cotton fabric tone.
Children’s T-shirt for making patterns.
Elastic narrow 0.5 cm and 1.5 cm wide.
Tape measure.
Sewing machine.
Iron.
Scissors.
Safety pins.
Tracing paper.
Crayon or marker for the tissue.
Now it is a very fashionable dress with such a romantic flounce at the shoulders. It’s something we are going to sew. Dress, in my opinion, is not difficult, but very interesting and spectacular! Imagine how charmingly will sway in the wind shuttlecock. Also, we will have an asymmetrical bottom and unpretentious ruffles.

1. Construction of a pattern
Since my workshop is intended for all those who are unprofessional sews clothes, I decided to give you not finished the pattern and not the one that will have a long and hard to build, and an option to many easily sewed a dress their baby. So, take the baby t-shirt that sits perfectly on the child (preferably not too tight), folded in half, back inside, draw out a pencil. Note the line of the armhole and neck. We get here a dress before.

Now we pattern. Pattern we will be unified for both forehand and backrest product (of course, to some extent, this is not entirely true, but it is possible, most importantly do not sew the back to back, let it be a little loose, especially since the idea model allows, then armhole not will pull). I traced the side, slightly extending it for the convenience of the child, he said the waistline, neck draw a new line, as we will cut with flounce. Bottom draws a semicircle inside – it before, outside – it will back the product. Cut out the pattern, that’s what happens.

For this the pattern to create basic patterns before and back our future dresses.

2. Cutting (Items proposed in accordance with the size of the child’s growth on 98 cm., Depending on the variation of parts dimensions can be modified).
Prior – 1 pc.
The back – 1 pc.
2 parts of the shuttle base fabric by 70 cm long. And a width of 9 cm.
2 parts of the shuttle companion tissue 70 cm. And a width of 10 cm.
1 part for the lower part before the excised semicircle and a length of 50 cm, a width at its widest point to 8 cm.
2 armholes piping forehand and backrest (cutting obliquely) and a length of 21 cm and a width of 4 cm, including allowances.
Gum for the shuttle, narrow, 60 cm long and gussets, wide and 8-10 cm long.
1 gusset piece for a length of 40 cm, a width of 25 cm (volume 48 cm head).
1 item for registration gum 10 cm long and 4 cm wide.
2 strips 70 cm long and 90 cm wide and 2 cm, for decoration and dresses the bottom gusset.
Sam all the slices and dress hem – 1.0 cm.
Impose our patterns on the fabric is pinned in several places, so as not to move out draw out the pattern, cut out.

3. Tailoring dresses
So, to start all the details. The lower part of the flounces, the lower part of the forehand and the decor strips (for the length of two sides) is treated with role-seam. If you do not have such an opportunity, and bends over the edge.
First of all, I would like to draw the lower part of the prepayment. Take the lower part of the strip and for decoration, these parts on upper edge, namely paving two parallel lines at a low tension of the upper thread, contractible yarns on the lower pulling simultaneously (in this case obtained assembly). Shear and grind 2 parts before. Remove the padded for assembly seams. Allowances press out up, we make fun decorative stripes on the front part, as in the photo, and at its center along the entire length. Remove the padded on the strip for assembly seams. That’s what we do: in front of little shorter dresses back, and this simple effervescent bottom
Now just issue the backrest down, folded the allowance at 1 cm, ironed.

We perform the side seams of our products. Gut-wrenching, iron out the seams

We proceed to the processing of armholes. Every piping folded along the right side out. Folded piping pin and stitch shear armholes. Oversized cut close to the weld line, the piping wrench on the wrong side edges, armhole defer 0.5 cm.

Grind short sections shuttlecocks, their iron out. Impose shuttlecock from the main tissue of a shuttlecock companion tissue. Determine the middle shuttle and before dress pin up to a distance of 1.5 cm from the top to the gum. Grind down, leaving room for threading elastic bands.

Our future shuttlecock. We put the gum, collect and distribute evenly. Zastrachivaem place threading gum. Our dress is ready!

4. Sewing scarves
Take a rectangle of fabric for our scarves, overcast edge. Tuck hem around the perimeter of the inside-out, ironed. Take a decorative strip of cloth, to pin up on the edge of the front face of our scarves.
Take the box to gum, long sections of grind, gut-wrenching, gum paste. We fix and stitched around the edges.

Now we collect our scarf on short sections (I prefer the Christmas tree), by inserting between our gum, and the top anchoring, ie stitched by. Our scarf is ready!

Here’s a set we turned! By the beach season ready! Sea met!

Friends, thank you for your attention!
courtesy: livemaster

How to Make a Ice Cream Stick House for Baby Doll

Many of us aspire to, to make toys for the children with their own hands.
Strictly speaking, it’s very simple. Only need to stock up on patience to allocate free time, as well as a hundred percent, use their imagination. This toy will be a child more expensive the purchase, because he watched every step of its creation, and older children can participate, or even do it yourself according to our instructions.

Required Material:

– box of yogurt or sour milk thoroughly washed and dried;
– Glue “Moment”;
– sticks of ice-cream;
– putty;
– paints;
– scissors;
– thread;
– beads;
– ribbons and so on.
So we have to carry out the following work steps:

Step 1. Gluing sticks

Take an empty box and cuts it with scissors three windows and one door.
Then take a stick and start to stick them to the outer walls of the box.

It turns out something like this.

Some sticks have to be cut because the distance of the window to get a little. Next, in the same way, you need to paste over the door, here such it will be.

Step 2. Primer

Now we do two important things: First, take the matches, glue them crosswise and attach to the windows. Secondly, we take a first coat (acrylic paint, or ordinary bar to correct inaccuracies in the text) and start to paint it white, our sticks.

It turns out something like this.

Then do the roof. To do this, glue sticks on top, wait until the glue is dry, and then paint them with white paint. That’s what we do.

Then, from the sticks, we do a kind of basis for our lodge.

It turns out a pretty white house.

Step 3. Prettification and decoration

Now it’s time to decorate our house. You can use ordinary ink: gouache or watercolor. Choose any favorite color and proceed to our work.

And then, when the paint dries, boldly take the hands off the hook, thread, beads, ribbons. We begin to glue them to our house. So we do our creation is simply unique.
See how the house was transformed!

And such a miracle, you can make your own hands, spending is about 3 hours time. At the same time, you get a finished toy for your child, as well as through contact with the world of beauty experience real aesthetic pleasure!
Go for it, you will succeed!

From sticks of ice cream, you can do a lot of interesting things.

courtesy: podelki-doma

Super Easy Hairstyle To Try For Back To School

Braided Back To School hairstyle:

Messy Bun with Knot Headband or any Bow

First pull hair up into a high ponytail.

When tying the ponytail around all the hair the last go round do not pull the hair all the way through. Leave at least a couple inches of “tail.” This will create a bun.

Pull the bun tight by the ponytail.

You can then add your knot headband or you can add your bow to the back of the bun to create a fun hairstyle!

Knot headbands (We also have these in stripes and other prints.)

Hair Bows

Here is one that is fun but takes a little more time.. 🙂

Braided Pigtails with Bows

First, you will create two even sections for your pigtails. Once hair is parted all the way down the middle you will want to clip one side out of the way.

Step 2: Take the top half inch section of the first section of hair from the part to begin the braid. Now divide that section into three parts to start your braid. **Create fists with hair in each hand.Make sure your pinkies are touching her head. By keeping your hands close to her head makes for a tighter braid.

Drop the middle piece of hair and bring it toward the front. Grab a small section of loose hair to draw into the braid with the piece of dropped hair.

Pick up that hair with the hand closest to the forehead. You should have three pieces in your hands again.

Now drop the current middle piece again and grab a small section of loose hair to draw in with the dropped piece. Pick up the hair using the fist toward the back of the head.

Repeat those steps until your braid reaches the bottom of her hairline on her neck.

Once you reach the bottom of her hairline, continue with a normal braid for an inch, and then band it. This will help keep the braid tight without creating tight pulls in the braid that will yank her scalp.

You can then leave the remainder of her hair loose in a ponytail (like pictured) or braid until the end of her hair.

Now follow these steps for her other braided pigtail.

After finishing both pigtails you can easily slide a bow with an alligator clip in right above her elastic hair tie.

courtesy: The Hair Bow Company

DIY Miniature Dollhouse From Straw

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How to Make Baby sunhat pattern with ruffles and ties

This free baby sunhat pattern should fit a 6-12 month old; Elise is 10 months old and it’s super cute on her petite-ish noggin. Alternatively, you could easily size this hat up or down on a photocopier. Free tutorial, baby sunhat pattern and step-by-step instructions are all below. Bring on the sunshine!

Required Material:

  • Kathy’s free pattern for a baby sunhat with ruffles and ties (PDF – sized for 6-12 months)
  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • Rotary fabric cutter, self-healing cutting mat and clear acrylic ruler
  • Good fabric scissors
  • Good iron (like Rowenta) and Ironing board
  • Thread
  • Pins (I prefer glass head pins)
  • Sewing machine

Cut your free baby hat pattern pieces
Print my free baby sunhat pattern. It’s sized for 6-12 months so you can scale it up or down as needed. You can use one fabric print or two.

Cut 4 triangles for outside crown
Cut 4 triangles for inside crown lining
Cut 4 brims (2 top, 2 lining) – cut 2 brims right side up, then flip the pattern so that you’re cutting 2 brims wrong side up
Cut 2 strips 16″ x 1″ for the ties
Cut 2 strips 25″ x 2″ for ruffle

For this tutorial you’re going to sew everything at 3/8″ seams. I usually do 1/2″ seams for my tutorials but wanted them to be a bit smaller for Elise’s baby head.

Create the outside crown and crown lining
Take four of your crown pieces. Line up two pieces, right sides together, and sew along the side. Repeat with the other two pieces.

Press seams open; they will be slightly curved. Pin the two pieces together, right sides together. Sew. You’ll now have one sewn crown piece. Press the seam open. Repeat to make the lining crown.

Create the brim
Grab your four cut pieces for your brim. Now because it’s a bit of an asymmetrical brim, be sure to match pieces together so the brim top will match your brim bottom.

Sew two pieces of the brim together to make the outside brim. Press the seams open. Repeat to create inside lining brim.

Create the ruffle
Sew pieces together on the ends, pressing seams flat. It should look like a large circle. Iron the circle in half, wrong sides together. The right side of the fabric will be on top and bottom now, and there’s now a finished edge and a raw edge. Using a basting stitch, sew two rows of stitching around the raw edge of the circle. I stop at the seams and then start again because I find it’s easier to gather (in the next step). Match the seams of the ruffle to the seams of the brim. Pin. Pull the gathering threads gently to gather the fabric into ruffles. Pull it until it’s the same size as the outside of the brim. Pin the ruffle onto the edge of the brim, raw edges together. Sew the ruffle onto the brim. Place the other brim piece on top of the ruffle piece you just sewed, basically making a ruffle sandwich with the two right sides together. Pin and sew. Turn right side out and iron. Finished brim is 18 inches circumference. Topstitch the brim near the ruffle edge. Sew the brim shut by sewing close to the inside circle edge.

Take out any basting stitches that show (yikes, I had a lot on this one …that’s what I get for sewing fast during naps).

Attach hat crown to the brim
Pin the crown onto the brim, right sides together matching seams. Sew around the crown to attach it to the brim.

On the right side of the hat, iron the seam open so the raw edges are up inside the crown. It’s starting to look like a hat now, yes? Make and attach ties
Fold ties in half and iron. Fold raw edges into that center crease. Iron again. On one end, make a triangle with the ends and fold in. Sew along the open edge of the tie to sew it shut. Repeat for the second tie. Now you’re going to attach the ties to the hat. Find the two sides of the hat. Pin the raw edge of the tie to the raw edge of the crown at the side seams. Sew back and forth a bunch of times so it’s secure. Repeat on the other side. Attach hat lining
Turn lining under 1/2″ along the raw edge and iron. Turn the lining so the wrong side is on the outside. Pin the lining inside the hat, matching seams. Put your pins on the outside of the hat because you’ll be sewing from that side to make sure it looks nice on the outside. And here’s what it looks like inside… Sew it all together, stitching close to the brim, catching the lining underneath as you go. I’m not a huge fan of blind stitching like this but it’s the way I figured out how to do it, so there you go. Suggestions welcome. Tie that hat on and go outside!

Courtesy: Merriment Design

DIY No-Sew Felt Flower Bracelets

Here’s a super cute DIY spring and summer craft idea for kids that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets. I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look. And it’s nice to be able to make a cute project without having to drag out my sewing machine.The trick is VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties. So what are plant ties you ask? It’s basically a roll of colored thin VELCRO® Brand fasteners (I have these in yellow, pink, green and red and they also come in blue and black) that sticks to itself. Yep, IT STICKS TO ITSELF! So cool. You’re supposed to use to tie up your plants in the garden which I did last year to help my peas hang onto their trellis.I liked the VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties in the garden but I also thought it could make a great bracelet. It’s easy to cut and not the least scratchy on the back. You could also make this project using VELCRO® One-Wrap Straps OR VELCRO® Get A Grip Straps in Multi-Colored, which are basically the same stick-to-itself concept that are used to keep cords and wires looking neater. Either way it’s a kid-friendly, no-sew craft to brighten your spring and summer days exploring outside.

Easy DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets {free pattern}

How to make Easy DIY felt flower bracelets free no-sew pattern. Cute spring and summer craft activity to do with kids! [spring craft ideas| summer craft ideas | kids craft ideas | Easter craft for kids | no-sew crafts | felt crafts | DIY jewelry]

Here’s a super cute DIY spring and summer craft idea for kids that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look. And it’s nice to be able to make a cute project without having to drag out my sewing machine.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

The trick is VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties. So what are plant ties you ask? It’s basically a roll of colored thin VELCRO® Brand fasteners (I have these in yellow, pink, green and red and they also come in blue and black) that sticks to itself. Yep, IT STICKS TO ITSELF! So cool. You’re supposed to use to tie up your plants in the garden which I did last year to help my peas hang onto their trellis.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

I liked the VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties in the garden but I also thought it could make a great bracelet. It’s easy to cut and not the least scratchy on the back.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

You could also make this project using VELCRO® One-Wrap Straps OR VELCRO® Get A Grip Straps in Multi-Colored, which are basically the same stick-to-itself concept that are used to keep cords and wires looking neater. Either way it’s a kid-friendly, no-sew craft to brighten your spring and summer days exploring outside.

Easter craft ideas for kids Spring craft ideas for kids Summer craft ideas for kids

Required Material:

  • Kathy’s free flower bracelet pattern
  • VELCRO® Brand Plant Ties – comes in pink, yellow, blue and green plus red at holiday time OR VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP Straps OR VELCRO® Brand Get A Grip Straps in Multi-Colored
  • Felt in assorted colors
  • Disappearing ink pen
  • Tape measure or clear plastic ruler
  • Paper scissors
  • Good fabric scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Embroidery scissors

    How to make DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets:

    Gather your supplies. Print and cut out my free printable flower bracelet template. The free pattern is sized for kids so just increase the size on a copier if you’d like them larger.

Cut out flowers pieces in assorted felt colors. You can trace the pattern using disappearing ink pen onto the lighter colors, and for darker colors, just hold the pattern tightly to the felt and cut. No need to be perfect. You can even free-hand some pieces without using a pattern at all. See all the cute felt flower pieces for the bracelets? Now just layer them up. Cut more as needed and play around to make the cute flower stacks for the bracelets. Cut a piece 3/8″ piece of VELCRO Plant Tie as a pattern for cutting slits in the felt flower pieces. Center it on your flower piece. Mark slits above and below the pattern using a disappearing ink pen.Now it’s time to cut the bracelet slits. First I tried using fabric scissors and I overshot big time – they’re just too big for me to handle on such a small cut. So then I used a seam ripper to get the bracelet slit started on each ends and followed up with tiny embroidery scissors to cut through the middle and it worked really well. Repeat on your other flower pieces. And here are three pieces ready to become a flower. Measure your wrist and add about 1.5″-2″ to it for threading through the flower and overlap to close on your wrist. This batch of flower bracelets were for my 2-year-old Elise. Cut a piece of VELCRO® plant tie to this length. Thread the end of the VELCRO® Plant Tie strip through the slit flower layers. Felt is naturally going to stick to the VELCRO® hook (scratchy) side, so when you thread it through, try to thread it so that the felt is touching the smooth side. Go slowly so to avoid tearing a bigger slit into your felt. Thread the flower onto the VELCRO® Plant Tie so that it’s almost in the middle of your Plant Tie — remember that you cut some extra for overlap so it should be slightly to one side. Now thread the end back through the other slit stack, which will make a cute little color in the middle of your flower. You can either try to match the color to your flower middle or choose a cute contrasting color. Now just wrap the felt flower bracelet around your wrist and overlap the VELCRO® Plant Tie to close. You can snip off any extra as needed.

courtesy: Merriment Design

How to Make Paper Dahlia Flowers

Paper Dahlia Flowers are easy to make, look fantastic on any wall, and they are an easy craft to get the kids involved in making!

How to Make Paper Dahlia Flowers:

Required Material:

  • 10 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ ASTROBRIGHTS PAPERS per flower {I did 4 layers on each flower. The biggest layer took 4 sheets, the next layer took 3, then 2 and then the center took 1 sheets.}
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Low Temp Glue Gun
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cardboard

1. Cut a 6.5″ circle out of cardboard. I used a bowl and pen to trace a circle on the cardstock and then cut it out with scissors. 2. Use your paper trimmer to cut your colorful paper into rectangles. I cut all pieces of paper into 4.25″ x 5.5″, which is basically an 8.5×11 into fourths. My 4 year was great at helping me cut the papers. I would measure and then he loved to run the blade across to cut it. 3. Then roll your pieces of paper into cone shape with a point in the center of one end and use a small dot of glue to hold in place. If you have kids helping you, I very highly recommend using a low temperature glue gun. Glue gun burns are not fun! 4. Then I started glueing the first layer of cones all the way around the edge of the cardboard circle. The next layer I glued the cones around a little inside of the outer layer, without cutting or trimming them. For the third layer, I trimmed off about 2-3″ off the cone before gluing them on. And then for the center, I cut off the tips of the cones and glued them into the center of the flower. I love the texture and color these bright, happy paper Dahlia flowers offer as Easter Decor! My kids love looking at them

courtesy: Craftaholics Anonymous