Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Family Puzzle Time

Need a Family Boredom Buster?

Puzzles are a great way to help entertain those bored kids that are stuck at home right now and a great thing to do as a family.

When design team member Nadine's family works on puzzles they start by sorting all the pieces by color.  Nadine likes to use the Deflecto Interlocking Craft Tilt Bins to keep all the pieces in.  

Each bin is removable to so each person doing the puzzle can have their own bin of pieces to work with and can be brought to their corner of the puzzle.

For more fun projects from Nadine, you can visit her blog here.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows

Keep the kiddos busy with this fun Rainbow Craft 
from Design Team Member Beth Watson.

Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows can be created with a few simple supplies that you probably already have around the house.

Here's what you'll need to create Coffee Filter Rainbows:

  • Coffee Filters
  • Washable Markers
  • Craft Paper: White and Pink
  • Googly Eyes
  • Craft Glue
  • Gallon Size Zipper Bag or Metal Baking Sheet Pan
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Scissors, Pencil, and Permanent Marker

  • Flatten round coffee filters and add colors in circles, in rainbow order, with the washable markers.
  • Place on a gallon size zipper bag or metal baking sheet pan and then mist with a water spray bottle. Watch the magic as the colors blend and swirl!  
  • Leave on the zipper bag and set aside to dry.
  • Once dry, fold coffee filters in half and cut along the fold with scissors.
  • You will create two rainbow shapes from each coffee filter.
  • Draw a cloud shape onto white craft paper and cut out with scissors. Attach cloud to rainbow with glue.
  • Draw two circular cheek shapes onto pink craft paper and cut out with scissors.
  • Assemble and glue the face on the cloud.  
  • Draw a smile on the face with a permanent marker.
You can create Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows in 30 minutes with help from the kiddos. This activity teaches color theory and blending to make learning fun. Great to use as a suncatcher to brighten a door or window.  

For more fun crafts from Beth you can visit her blog here.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Easter Egg Bouquet for Kids

Keeping the kids busy with this cute Easter Egg Bouquet Craft 
from Design Team Member Erin Reed. 

Here's what you'll need:
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Pipe Cleaners 
  • Deflecto Tilt Bins  (to keep your supplies organized)
  • Small Mason Jar
  • Etching Crème 
  • Alcohol-Based Markers 

  • Pull the pipe cleaner (or chenille stem) through the openings of the egg bottom and twist. For more fun, add non-heavy items in the eggs. Place the second half on the egg.
  • Use several different colors of eggs to make the bouquet. Tip: You can also use different color stems.
  • Gather all the stems together for fun Spring Easter Egg Bouquet.

To make the Vase:
  • Use etching crème to etch the outside of the mason jar.  
  • The etching crème roughs up the jar allowing the alcohol marker design to stick to the jar and not rub off.
  • Create designs on the jar using alcohol-based markers (watercolor markers will rub off.)

Drop a few chocolates to the bottom of the vase and add the Easter Egg Bouquet.  

For more details on Erin's project, you can read the full post here.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Eggstra Special Shaker Tag

Shaker Tag Designed by Sue Eldred

How to make a Egg-stra Special Shaker Tag

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps and Dies (from the Maker's Movement)
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Clear Acetate Sheets
  • Double Sided Craft Foam
  • Black Ink
  • Art Markers
  • Deflecto Expandable Marker Accordion
  • Heavyweight Watercolor Paper
  • Decorative Scrapbook Paper
  • Tape Runner
  • Ribbon, Twine, Button

  • Stamp the chick image with black ink onto white cardstock.
  • Stamping on non-porous white card-stock helps the markers blend easier.
  • Color in the edge of the chick with the light ochre marker.  Use the pale yellow marker to blend and fill in the rest of the chick.
  • Line up chick die with the stamped image.  (cutting side down)  I use a piece of removable tape on my die to hold it in place as I run in through the die cut machine. 
  • Using a nesting tag dies, center and tape the two dies together to create a tag frame.

Shaker Tag pieces:
  • Cut a large tag from the largest nested tag die.
  • Cut a large green dot tag.  Cut a wavy line die on the bottom of the tag. 
  • Adhere bottom of the wavy cut tag onto the blue skies tag.
  • Cut a acetate tag from the next largest nesting tag die.
  • Cut a large purple gingham egg, a floral cracked egg and several small eggs from coordinating scrapbook paper.

  • On the back of the tag frame, add a thin line of adhesive around the inside opening of the tag.
  • Remove the protective coating from both sides of the acetate and place it on top of the adhesive.
  • Cut thin strips from the double-sided foam sheets.  Remove one side of the protective layer from the foam strips and place around the inside edges of the tag.
  • Add shaker bits inside tag.
  • Remove the second side of the protective layer from the foam strips and adhere to the blue skies layer on the inside of the tag.

  • Glue the small floral cracked half egg onto purple gingham egg.
  • Add foam to the back of chick and egg and add to front of the card.
  • Punch a hole on the top of the tag using the crop-a-dile, add purple and white twine.
  • Adhere ribbon bow to top of the tag.

For more details on Sue's project you can read the full post here.

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