Posts Tagged ‘kid friendly’

To avoid the “I’m Bored” blues during the summer, I like to have a few fun things in my bag of tricks for the kiddos!

Stitch cards are my solution!  They are easy to pack, low cost and kid friendly.




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Schools out and the dog days of summer are here.  To keep things fun and fresh, I wanted to make a few personalized beach towels.


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Today’s craft is super simple. I mean really simple & no cost. The kids made them with me so, they were super fun!!

Let’s face it, we all have news paper hanging around the house but what do you do with it? Since my recycling bin was full and the girls were looking for a craft project… the paper pom pom was put into action.

These can be made any size and can be used in so many ways.

Party Decor



Pretty Packaging

Holiday Ornaments

My girls like the party decor.. So that will be the focus for today’s craft!

This project is for sewers of all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button


  • Newspaper
  • Craft Paint or Watercolors & Brush
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
Basic instructions:
  1. Cut many squares of news paper. (*If you have a rotary cutter, you can cut several layers of paper at a time. )
  2. Then I handed the squares off to the girls and let the painting begin! After a quick dry in the sun, you are ready to move on to the next step.
  3. Fold the paper squares as photos. I folded 15 to create my pom pom.
  4. With needle and thread (approx 20″ long), stitch through the pointed corner of each petal.  Be sure to leave approx 10″ of thread on each side for hanging.
  5. Repeat the process. For pom poms in photo, I used around 15 petals, 5″ square.
  6. Tie in knot.
  7. Pull apart each petal and “fluff”.

They are not as light and fluffy as tissue paper poms but these pom poms are a fun way to drama above any child’s party table.

Would love to see what ways you use these little pretties!!  Please share photos on my facebook page!
Happy Crafting!

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