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Art Projects With Mrs Red // Spooky Skeleton

The jury will always be out when it comes to celebrating Halloween here in Australia. So I had to sit on the fence when it came to a project that could be used for Halloween purposes but also just something fun and a bit scary too. I would love to do this one as an art room workshop however it really is a project that needs to be shared between an adult and child (one on one). Sorry to all my loyal school t ...

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Art Projects With Mrs Red // Crayon Magic

Who hasn’t got a box of broken, dirty looking, mismatched crayons lying around at home? Here is a quick and easy project to ‘upcycle’ those crayons and give them a new life!   Depending on the mould you use, these brand new crayons can become little gifts to give friends at school, put in birthday party gift bags or even just put back into the craft box looking all shiny and new.   Kids can defini ...

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Art Projects With Mrs Red // DIY Decorations

When it comes time to prepare for a party of any sort, decorations are always on our mind. You could easily source this idea from a shop or online store but what a great opportunity for the kids to make these and they can be so individual and size is completely up to you! What are they called? I think they come under the ‘paper pin wheel’ category. I have made mine all double sided so they can be hung from ...

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Just Hatched! Mini Speckled Egg Cookies

They are really so simple...and so much FUN to make! Thanks to Bake at 350 for this amazing recipe!!!   Two things you must know about these cookies: One: Mini cookies are a lot harder to resist eating.  Don't say I didn't warn you. Two: Flicking the food coloring, it's fun.  It's so much fun that you should do it when your kids are at school...or where they can't see you.  Otherwise, I see food coloring be ...

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Cheesecake Birds Nest

Welcome the season with these spring-inspired delights. Thanks to eighteen25 for the scrumptious recipe!! The idea for these came from brightideas.com. I used a recipe I already had for the cheesecake part. (it sounded easier) I also tried the coconut two different ways. -------------------------------------------------------------- INGREDIENTS 2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. pure v ...

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Yarn Basket

Thanks to Eighteen25 for the fun idea!!   materials: a bowl plastic wrap yarn (i bought the variegated skeins) a few bottles of elmer's glue 1. turn a bowl upside down and cover with plastic wrap. 2. cut strips of yarn about 17 inches long. i don't know how many we cut, but it was a lot. 3. soak the yarn in a shallow dish of glue (we added a little bit of water to ours). 4. pull out strands and drape o ...

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Easter Crackers

Thanks to Sweet and Lovely Crafts for this idea!! Everyone loves these crackers at Christmas time, so I thought that it would be nice to have some for the kids to do this Easter. It would look nice to have one at each place setting with Easter dinner. They didn't take very long to put together either. Supplies needed: crepe paper, the long wide sheets of it (I got mine at the dollar store) crepe paper, regu ...

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Playdoh Chicks

Thanks to Meet the Dubiens for this cute little creations!! This was a really fun activity we did a couple weekends ago to spend some time in the afternoon. We just grabbed some playdoh, feathers, craft foam and googly eyes and made ourselves some little chicks for Easter. This was really fun and kept the kiddos occupied for hours. I swear these kids would play with playdoh every hour of the day if they cou ...

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Handprint Chicks

Thanks again to Meet the Rubiens for their adorable idea!!   I have so many Easter crafts I'm excited to share with you, and this is definitely one of them. These are adorable. I cut and glued all the chickie parts on the paper and my kids gave me some wonderful little handprint wings. I just adore these and they will make a great keepsake for years to come. These are very similar to the hand print owl ...

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Easter Pencil Toppers

These Easter Pencil Toppers are an easy and fun craft for kids to make and give to friends and school mates for Easter! Thanks for the idea Busy Bee Kids Crafts!!   Here's what you'll need... • Pencil(s) • Pipe cleaners Carrot- 1 orange and 1 green Bunny- 2 white Chick- 1 Orange and 1 yellow • Wire cutters or kitchen scissors • Google eyes (for bunny and chick) • Small piece of pink paper or felt and cotton ...

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