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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Heart & Fairy Crafts -- Crafty Weekends Link Party

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This month I have been working many weekends at the store. Hazel has been missing me quite a bit, so this weekend I devoted time to spend with her when I was not working. She wanted to have a pretend sleepover in our family room, so she set up her sleeping bags and made a pretend pizza and snacks. Then we played a card game and decided to do some crafts. She had gotten as a gift The Fairy Kit

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 Hazel had started the fairy necklace by herself, but got stuck a bit on it, so I suggested we try some of the crafts together at our sleepover. She loved the idea. I helped her get more of the necklace done and taught her how to really braid. The instructions said to cut a piece of the pink thread but there was not a pink thread in the bag for this craft. Each craft had its own bag of supplies. We also made the fairy bed and the fairy.
 For the fairy the instructions said to use the red thread for the hair, but there was no red and Hazel wanted to use brown so we pulled out some brown embroidery thread from our collection. Since I used half a skein and had more cut we also made another fairy using our own supplies including a doll head bead with a face on it and a blue Gerber daisy for the dress.

 Hazel next did the fairy doors. She loved the idea of them and struggled with where to put them. (She received a fairy door for her birthday as well that is in her bedroom for Princess Ella to visit and leave her notes.)

 She decided to make fairy houses out of shoe boxes and put the doors to Fairyland in the houses. She did this completely on her own.

 Aren't they cute? The crafts are relatively easy to do and come with all the supplies you need. It is a fun kit for young girls who love fairies!!

Now my other idea was inspired by Handcrafted Rustic Wire Heart Garland shared last week by Purple Hues and Me
http://www.plumperfectandme.com/2017/01/handcrafted-rustic-wire-heart-garland.html

 I wanted to do something like this with materials we have and that Hazel could do on her own if she wanted to. I looked at our supplies and found some pipe cleaners and heart shaped pony beads. I got them at Dollar Tree. I started by making a garland alternating between purple and pink pipe cleaners and threw in a couple of red striped ones as well. I hung it by our entry.

To make the hearts I stuck two pipe cleaners through one bead. Then I added another bead to both pipe cleaners and twisted the ends to make loops. I shaped the loops into hearts and then added pipe cleaners through each of the beads that only had one pipe cleaner through it and added a bead to that one and made a loop. I kept repeating until I was out of the silver heart beads. Then I thought of decorating a battery operated pillar candle. I did some measuring and decided on three hearts for the candle.
 Hazel wants to make some now too, but she hasn't taken the time to do it yet.
 


Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! It was another fun party. Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week we have two groups of features: Holiday and Every Day Crafts.

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Holiday Features


1) From Clean and Scentsible: Valentine's Day Decor Ideas

2) From Pink Peppermint Designs: DIY Felted Garland Tutorial
3) From Wise Owl Factory: Nesting Boxes Paper Folding for President's Day Free PDF

4) From The Real Thing with the Coake Family: Heart Shaped Chalkboard using Chalkboard Paint

Every Day Crafts Features


1) From Jump Into a Book: 51 Things to Make (out of egg carton, cardboard tubes and more!)

2) From Worthing Court: How to Make a Fast and Easy Winter Wreath and DIY Snowflake Display

3) From The Scrap Shoppe Blog: Cross-Stitch Leather Cuffs (Free Patterns)

4) From Busy Being Jennifer: Rise - My One Little Word for 2017

5) From Nap Time Creations: Casserole Carrier with Zipper Tutorial

 
Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!



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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!