Mother’s Day Pop Out Flower Card

One of the easiest Mothers Day cards to make is this pop out flower card. A paper punch and pretty paper are all you need to get started. Last year I did this with hearts, but I like this flower for this time of year, for all the obvious reasons. SUPPLIES • 12″ x 12″ solid card stock Scrapbook Paper … Read More

Tissue Paper and Starch Tiles

Under simple crafts for kids, it doesn’t get much easier than this. It’s just tissue paper and starch over these plastic tiles. Use good old liquid starch as it dries much faster and keeps things much less sticky. I found my starch at Smart & Final, which is a restaurant supply store in CA. I love how the ordinary tissue colors … Read More

Cast Tissue Tiles

I tried this wonderful Cast Tissue Paper project today. It worked really well for my range of kinder – 3rd graders. I just replaced the glue with liquid starch to keep things a little less sticky. MATERIALS • Rubbing Plates • Bleeding Tissue paper • White glue / water • Brush • Chip board • Duct tape DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut … Read More

Miniature Cakes with Model Magic

So it turns out can make really cute food sculptures for kids with Model Magic. It comes in just the right cake and frosting colors. MATERIALS • Cardboard, 3″ cut round circles • Plastic cups, small, shot size for cake stand • 3″ plastic souffle cup from Smart & Final • Craft glue • Aluminum foil • Glue stick • … Read More

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