Crafts Archive

Sewing with Kids: Getting Started

The girl, who is almost 6, is super interested in all sorts of crafty things because that’s her life. She’s long wanted to learn how to knit, and before her interests turned toward astronomy,

How to Embellish a Canvas Tote Bag

I don’t pay a lot of attention to Klout, the website that gives people scores based on their influence (as of this writing I’m at 63, though I don’t really know what that means).

How to Make Plastic Egg Maracas

This craft came completely from the mind of the girl, inspired by something she saw at school. She was telling me all weekend that she wanted to make maracas out of plastic eggs with

Embossed Texture Plates DIY {Iron Craft Challenge}

The Iron Craft challenge this week was to make something involving the letter E. I was thinking about embossing, and then I remembered a big stack of cardboard sheets I’d recently acquired (they were

Make Plastic Bottle Lanterns from SunnyD Bottles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias This time of year, before it gets too hot, we spend a lot of time

Tunisian Crochet Basket

This week’s Iron Craft Challenge was about making something that looks like something else. I had a problem coming up with what I wanted to do, and then I thought about Tunisian crochet, which

Make a Mini Bunting for Your Fairy Garden {Or Whatever Else}

Last week I shared my fairy garden that I made for the girl, which she is still loving, by the way. I mentioned that I wanted to make a mini bunting, and I finally