Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids

What activity are you checking off of your family’s fall bucket list this weekend? Watching Hocus Pocus is always a necessity for our fall bucket list. Unfortunately, the kids don’t always have the patience to sit still for it especially since they have seen it so many times. This year I decided to combine it with a fun kid’s craft to help make it fun for all of us. This glow in the dark ghost handprint shirt did the trick. It stays within the Halloween theme and went great with our movie feature. Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

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Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

 

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Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Materials for 1 Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt

Step 1

First, remove any tags from your shirt.

Note:

  • If there is sticky residue left from stickers or tags wash it off of the shirt and dry it before moving on.

Step 2

Once your shirt is prepped, place a piece of cardboard inside of your shirt.

Step 3

Next, cover your child’s hand with a generous layer of white fabric paint.

Tip:

  • Use your finger, not a paint brush, to apply the white paint to your child’s hand.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 4

Firmly press the paint-covered hand onto the shirt.

Tips:

  • When you pull the hand back, pull it straight up.
  • You may need to brace the shirt so that it doesn’t pull up with your child’s hand.

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have the desired number of “ghosts” on your shirt.

Tip:

  • Vary the direction of the handprints as you place them on the shirt to create visual interest.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 6

After you have finished adding handprints, Mom, carefully outline each handprint in glow in the dark paint.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 7

Next, add a face to each ghost with glow in the dark paint.

Step 8

Set the shirt on a flat surface to let the paint dry.

Note:

  • We let ours dry for 24 hours.

Step 9

Lastly, toss the shirt in the dryer on high for 5-10 minutes.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Your child will love this glow in the dark ghost handprint shirt. When you’re ready to wash it, be sure to turn it inside out to help the design last longer for your child. Another fun option for this project is to purchase over-sized shirts for your kids and let them make glow in the dark sleep shirts. They will totally want to wear them for the next Halloween movie night (and every other night, for that matter). Not ready for the kid’s crafting fun to end? The whole family will love this Easy DIY Monster Owl Halloween Tree! It’s a great way to get the kids involved in creating some not-so-spooky Halloween décor for your home.

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perfect kids' craft to pull out on sluggish mom days.

How to Make an Easy DIY Bedroom Door Sign

Some days you feel energized, creative, and ready to take on the world. You are Mom. Hear you roar. Of course, other days you wonder if you made the coffee wrong or something because you are dragging. Those days make it tough to spend time with the kids because you are simply exhausted. Today’s kids’ craft is the perfect activity to pull out on the dragging days. This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. There is no messy glue involved because everything is literally peel and stick. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Check out the tutorial now: then stick around below for bonus tips for mom.

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This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Materials

  • Adhesive Foam Sheets
  • Foam Letter Stickers
  • Foam Smiley Face Stickers

Step 1

First, decide on what the bedroom door sign will say.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 2

Next, sort through your foam letter stickers and lay out the ones you need.

Note:

  • You may need to adjust our saying if the letters aren’t available, especially when making multiple signs.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 3

Before you remove any backing, test the layout of your foam letters until you have the desired alignment.

Tip:

  • Take a picture of the alignment with Mom’s phone to have a reference in case it gets bumped or messed up.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 4

Remove the sticky backing from your letters and begin placing them on your sign.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 5

Continue placing your letter stickers on until your saying is complete.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Step 6

Next, go nuts embellishing the sign with your foam smiley face stickers.

Step 7

Remove the backing on your foam sheet and stick it to the bedroom door.

 

This DIY bedroom door sign is easy to make and to clean up. It's the perfect kids’ craft to pull out on those sluggish mom days.

Extra Tips and Tricks for Mom

  1. This craft is easy enough for toddlers to do since it is only placing stickers.
  2. I recommend letting older kids pick their sayings first and then letting toddlers just have random letters that are left.
  3. Younger kids may need help spelling or getting creative with the letters. For example: a sign saying “Princess X-Ing” instead of “Princess Crossing” will save S stickers.
  4. Use a cotton swab soaked in Goo Gone to gently pry it from the door. This prevents paint damage and leftover sticky residue.

 

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See? I told you it doesn’t get much easier than this DIY bedroom door sign. Clean up the sticker backing pieces and you are done. I want to warn you to give the toddler a set amount of stickers in the beginning of the project. If you don’t, he will continue sticking them on until you have a quirky, 3-Dimensional wall sculpture on your hands. Of course, if you don’t mind being totally out of stickers, it is kind of cool looking as far as abstract art goes. Don’t forget to check out the other crafts in our Creative Play Kit series, like these Mini Pompom Monsters, before you go.

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These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

DIY Mini Pompom Monsters Kids Craft

It is time for another Creative Play Kit Craft! If you saw Monday’s DIY glittery notebook, then you know that today we’re making these DIY mini pompom monsters. These adorable little guys are inspired by bad mom days. Have you ever been having a bad mom day? The kind of day when you forget to hit start on the coffee maker only to realize it when you go to get a cup of coffee? Have you had the kind of day when you walk into the living room after finish the dishes to see that your toddlers have ripped up all of the tissues? Oh, and tossed them all over the room like snow?

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All the while your youngest daughter has been “going potty” and comes out covered in your makeup. On those days you are fuming and feel surrounded by tiny monsters that you created. Then, when you’re ready to break down in tears and wine, they run up to you and throw their arms around your leg. They look up at you with wide, adorable eyes and say, “Mommy, I love you.” That heart-melting moment when you realize that these adorable little monsters are all yours and you wouldn’t change it for the world is what inspired this week’s DIY mini pompom monsters.

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Materials

  • Large Pompoms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Chenille Stems
  • Scissors
  • Liquid Glue
  • Adhesive Glitter Foam Sheet

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 1

Cut off one end of your foam sheet that is roughly 2 inches wide.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 2

Next, cut the 2 inch wide piece into thirds.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 3

Take one of the thirds and fold it in half.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 4

Then cut a heart out of the folded piece.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 5

Next, add a generous amount of glue to the point-end of your heart, glitter side up.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 6

Firmly press a large pompom on it.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 7

Add a generous amount of glue to the back of 2 googly eyes.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 8

Stick your 2 eyes to the pompom.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 9

Next, fold the end of your chenille stem in on itself for the length that you want the arms to be.

Step 10

Cut it off where the tip of your stem now touches the base of the stem.

Step 11

Now cut at the fold so that you have 2 arms.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 12

Twist the end of each arm to form a loop and bend it at a right angle to the arm.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 13

Next, curl the opposite end of each arm.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 14

Add a generous amount of glue to the loops on each arm.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 15

Attach the arms to either side of your pompom.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

Step 16

Allow your pompom monsters to dry completely before playing with them.

 

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as toys or use them as fun and quirky stickers. No matter what you choose, making them is a blast!

These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as is if your kids can’t wait. However, you can also use them as fun and quirky stickers on notebooks, lunchboxes, and more by removing the backing from the bottom of the foam feet. Another bonus idea for mom: Stick one of these to your vanity, computer, or fridge. Use it as a reminder on the hard mom days that it will pass. Your adorable mini monsters push boundaries because they love you and feel safe enough to do so. Hopefully, one look and you’ll remember that when you’re ready to scream. Don’t forget to check out our other awesome kids crafts like this DIY behavior system and this fantastic DIY kid’s artwork display!

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This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Fun and Glittery DIY Notebook

It is time for our next Creative Play Kit summer craft. If you don’t know what the Creative Play Kit is, you can read about it in Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. Although,  I confess that this week’s craft is just as much for me as it is for the kiddos. Today we are making this fun and glittery DIY notebook because it lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? These notebooks also keep the creative fun going long after you and your kids have finished making them. The absolute best part of a new glittery DIY notebook is filling it with creative writings and pictures. That sounds like a fun summer afternoon for everyone.

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This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

 

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Materials

  • Adhesive Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Construction Paper (5-8 Sheets)
  • 1 Chenille Stem
  • Foam Letter Stickers
  • Foam Smiley Face Stickers
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 1

Use the foam glitter sheet to measure and cut your stack of construction paper.

Tip:

  • The construction paper should be cut roughly in half.

Step 2

Stack your 2 sets of construction paper together.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 3

Next, fold your stacked construction paper in half like a book.

Tip:

  • Press firmly on the folded edge because the thickness of the construction makes the folding more difficult.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 4

After you have securely folded your construction paper, punch holes along the folded edge.

Tip:

  • If you are having trouble punching holes through the thickness use a hammer and nail. Moms, place the fold on a piece of scrap wood and tap holes with the hammer and nail along it.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 5

Now run a chenille stem through the punched holes to bind the book.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 6

After the pages are bound, trim the ends of the chenille stem and secure them by twisting the ends around the threaded stem.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 7

Next, peel back half of your glitter foam sheet backing. Press one side of the bound construction paper onto it.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 8

Then remove the remaining backing and wrap the foam around the bound construction paper like a book.

Step 9

Trim any excess paper where necessary on the book.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 10

Next, add foam letters to spell out “Notes” along the edge of the cover.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 11

Lastly, embellish the cover with smiley face stickers.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

This glittery DIY notebook is so much fun. It’s fun to look at, fun to make, and fun to fill. Use it to keep kids entertained on the go or make a set of them for back to school. No matter which you choose this little craft will let you and the kids get creative together. Since we missed a few weeks, check back on Friday for another awesome kids crafts. We will be making adorable little pompom monster stickers! Until then, check out this Googly Eye Monogram or this awesome giant Paper Flower Wall Art!

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Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

DIY Children’s Artwork Display

Kids love drawing, painting, and coloring. They are constantly giving you thoughtful creations of love. Unfortunately those sweet artwork gifts can start taking over your fridge, counters, drawers, and every other available space. You don’t want to hurt their feeling by getting rid of any of it but you can’t continue getting buried under art. This DIY children’s artwork display is the solution. Hang it on the wall to show off their awesome creations and create the rule that you can only keep what they want displayed on it. Older artwork gets filed away or recycled.

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Materials

  • Clothespins
  • Glitter
  • Pompoms (Optional instead of glitter)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush (Optional)
  • Ribbon

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 1

Give each child 5 clothespins, some Mod Podge, glitter, and a paintbrush.

Notes:

  • If you don’t want to clean up the glitter mess at the end of this craft, give your kids some pompoms instead.
  • Have each child decorate clothespins on a plastic placement for easier clean up no matter which decoration you choose.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 2

Add a generous amount of Mod Podge to the front of each clothespin with your paintbrush (or your finger).

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 3

Next, cover the layer of Mod Podge with glitter.

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Note:

  • Replace the glitter with pompoms if you are not using glitter.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 4

Set glittery clothespins aside and allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.

Step 5

Seal the glitter with an additional coat of Mod Podge.

Tip:

  • Skip this step if you are using pompoms.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 6

Again, set the clothespins aside to dry completely.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 7

While they dry, cut a piece of ribbon that is 4-5 feet long.

Tip:

  • You want the DIY children’s artwork display to be long enough to hold 5 pieces of artwork at one time, yet small enough to fit on the wall that you plan to hang it on.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 8

Attach the clothespins to the ribbon 8 to 10 inches apart.

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Tip:

  • Wrap the ribbon around the spring part of your clothespins to keep them from shifting on the display once it is hung.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Step 9

Lastly, pin the display tautly to the wall.

 

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

Hang this DIY children’s artwork display on the wall to show off kid's creations and control artwork clutter at the same time!

How totally easy is this DIY children’s artwork display? We made one for each kid. Now they can each choose 5 pieces of artwork to display at a time. They choose their favorites and I get to keep paper clutter under control. It is a win-win. Even better is that this craft is made with the Creative Play Kit from Michaels. Don’t forget to check out Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts to learn more about it. Then check back next week for our next easy kids’ craft! You can also check out more fun crafts today with our DIY Googly Eye Monogram and our Paper Flower Wall Art!

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It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

DIY Kids Paper Flower Wall Art

It’s Friday and that means it is time for another summer boredom buster. This week we are bringing the outdoors inside with this paper flower wall art. All you need is your Creative Play Kit to make this awesome craft. Before we get to the tutorial I have a tip for doing this craft with small children. Mom should complete steps 1 through 6 and let little ones complete the rest of the craft. Older kids can make the entire project independently. Okay, now let’s get this craft started.

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It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

 

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Materials (All Found in the Creative Play Kit)

  • 10-15 Sheets of Construction Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Chenille Stems

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 1

First, draw 2 flower petals on a sheet of construction paper.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 2

Use that drawing as the pattern and cut through all of your sheets (except for one set aside) of construction paper.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 3

After you have cut out your flower petals, fold the stack of petals in half.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 4

Next, take your piece of construction paper set aside and fold it in half.

Step 5

Then fold the sheet of construction paper in half again.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 6

Draw a circle on the folded up construction paper.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 7

Next, cut out your circles.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 8

Use one circle as the base for your flower and add glue to the edge.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 9

Begin adding your petals to the circle.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 10

Continue adding petals until you are happy with your flower.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 11

Next, add 5-10 chenille stems through the center of your flower.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 12

Twist the backs of your chenille stems to secure them.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 13

Lastly, wrap each chenille stem around a colored pencil to create a spring.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Hang your paper flower wall art on the wall and you’re done. This turned out so well that the flowers are currently hanging on our living room wall. You just can’t help but smile looking at them. Your kids will no doubt want some to hang in their rooms as well, so you may let them make multiples. It’s a perfect craft for a rainy summer afternoon to help keep kids creative and entertained. If you’re looking for even more fun summer crafts check out this DIY Kids Behavior System and this Googly Eye Monogram. You will be happy crafters all weekend long.

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It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

Finger Painted Giant Tiki Men


Summer is the perfect time for outdoor parties and entertaining. Luaus are a popular theme because they are fun, festive, and make you feel like you’re on a mini-vacation. Luaus create an oasis in your own backyard complete with family and friends. This is also an easy theme to DIY. You can line your tables with fringed green plastic tablecloths to represent grass skirts. You can make your own easy invitations and you can paint your own decorations. These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about the mess when you unleash your Clean Squad!

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Prepping for Your Project

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Before you get started painting you need to take the family for a trip to your local Wal-Mart and pick up Clorox Spray and Viva Vantage paper towels. We love how wide the aisles at Wal-Mart are! They are perfect when you have the whole family with you. They also make it easy for kids to get in on the shopping action. Little man could even shop from Papa’s shoulders which made him infinitely happy.

 

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Once you get home, you want to clear a large space for your painting project. We moved the table and chairs from the dining room for our project. That gave us plenty of space to work with.

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

Unfortunately, when we moved the furniture I found some stains from goodness knows how long ago on the floor. (Note to self, kids are messy!) Thankfully, I already had my Clorox Cleaning Spray and Viva Vantage paper towels. I didn’t even have to let the Clorox soak on the stains. The stains wiped right up. Score! Once I finished, we had a clean, disinfected surface (thanks to Clorox Cleaner’s 99.9% germ killing strength) and were ready to get started.

 

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Giant Tiki Men Materials

  • Roll of Children’s Craft Paper
  • Washable Paints
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissors
  • Tape

 

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Step 1

Tape the edge of your paper roll to the floor.

Step 2

Roll out the paper 3-4 feet and cut it.

 

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Step 3

Next, tape the cut edge to the floor as well.

 

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Step 4

Repeat steps 1-3 for each tiki man that you want to create.

 

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Step 5

Begin drawing your tiki man by adding the bottom detail to the first sheet of taped paper.

 

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Step 6

Next, outline the mouth as pictured above.

 

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Step 7

Add a second line inside of the mouth to form lips.

 

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Step 8

Then draw teeth inside of the lips of your tiki man.

 

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Step 9

Next, draw a semi-circle above the center of your mouth.

 

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Step 10

Finish drawing the nose as pictured.

 

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Step 11

Add eyes on either side of your nose.

 

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Step 12

Draw the triangle details under each eye.

 

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Step 13

Next, add an eyebrow above the eyes.

 

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Step 14

Lastly, draw the headdress above the eyebrow.

 

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Step 15

Continue onto drawing tiki men on your papers until each one has a design.

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

Step 16

Give kids paint and a Viva Vantage paper towel to wipe their fingers on between colors.

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

Step 17

Let the kids go nuts painting their tikis.

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

Step 18

After the kids have finished painting, let the tikis sit to dry.

 

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Step 19

Remove the paintings from the floor carefully to avoid ripping and hang them on the wall where you want them displayed.

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

Once you have finished your finger painted tiki men it is time for clean-up. With Clorox cleaner this took us no time at all. Seriously, you guys, we spent less than 5 minutes getting everything cleaned up, including squirmy kids. The craft took longer than the clean-up and that’s how it should be. The fun should always last the longest. The Viva Vantage paper towels last, too. We used one on the floor and it was strong enough to finish the entire job!

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

They are also soft enough to clean up the kiddos with. Now we have clean floors, happy little ones, and fun finger painted giant tiki men for our luau. Don’t forget to check out Walmart to save on your summer cleaning with Clorox Cleaning Spray and Viva Vantage Paper Towels. You’ll never dread another kids’ craft again with this Cleaning Squad in your arsenal!

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Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Fun Kid Craft: Googly Eyes Monogram

We’re back this week with another craft for kids using the Creative Play Kit! The kids had a blast making this one because it involved googly eyes. I have no idea what makes these little plastic pieces so entertaining but my kids go nuts for them. That’s what makes them great for creating fun bedroom décor that kids will love hanging on the wall. Even better is that this googly eyes monogram is super easy to make. Older kids will have no trouble and younger children will do great with a little guidance from mom.

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Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

 

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Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue Stick

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 1

Have each child choose a color of construction paper for the monogram.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 2

Next, draw each child’s first initial in block lettering in the center of the construction paper.

Tips:

  • Mom, you may want to do this part for kiddos.
  • Use a lighter colored pencil to draw your letters. I used white on the paper so that there isn’t an obvious outline on the artwork.

Step 3

Next, give each child the monogrammed construction paper, a glue stick, and googly eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 4

Have kids begin gluing the eyes inside of the monogram starting with the largest sized eyes.

Tip:

  • Place the eyes at random over the monogram. You want them to be spread out.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 5

After the large eyes have been added begin filling in more of the monogram with the medium eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 6

Lastly, fill in the remainder of the monogram with the smallest googly eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 7

Frame your child’s monogram and hang it on the wall. We used these child’s artwork frames and they worked great!

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

It is that simple to create custom art for kids’ rooms. They will love making this googly eye monogram and love showing it to family and friends. I do recommend having each child choose one style of googly eyes for a more cohesive look (it will also preempt any arguments during creation). Too many different styles can make the monogram look messy. Luckily there are 4 different styles in the Creative Play Kit which makes sticking with one easy. If you haven’t checked it out yet, don’t forget about the awesome Kids Behavior System that we made last week. The kids love earning their M&M treats and I’m loving the calmer days. See you back here next week for another fun kid’s craft!

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Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

DIY Kids Behavior System

Summer break can be a blast. It can also be a head-ache with all of the kids home and schedules thrown out of whack. That is why the first craft in our summer series is this DIY kids behavior system. Nearly all of the materials come in the Michael’s Creative Play Kit which you can read about on Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. If you already got your kit then you are ready to get on to the tutorial. Let’s get ready to rock your summer parenting!

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Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Materials

  • Craft Stick People
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • 2 Pipe Cleaners
  • Colored Pencils
  • Clear Tape
  • Empty Drink Container (I used a Crystal Light container)

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 1

Tear a small stack of construction paper into fourths.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 2

Next, give each child a craft stick person, a fourth of paper stack, glue stick, and scissors.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 3

Allow kids to decorate or dress their craft stick people.

Note:

  • My 8 year old carefully traced his craft stick outline to make a shirt and pants for his. Then he drew the face and shoes with colored pencils. The 4 year old wanted to cover every part of hers with different pieces of paper. The 3 year old cried the whole time because he couldn’t have googly eyes. Hopefully, that illustrates the diversity of this process. Lol!

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 4

While the kids are decorating their stick people, clean your drink container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 5

Next, cut a rectangular opening in the top.

Tips:

  • Use a very sharp box cutter to do this.
  • I recommend scoring where you want to make your cuts first. I didn’t which is why I ended up with a jagged cut-out.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 6

Cut a strip of red construction paper that is roughly as wide as a third of your drink container’s length.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 7

Next, use the red construction paper as a guide to cut out strips of green and yellow construction paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 8

Take your lid off of your container and cover the right third of your container with the red construction paper strip. Secure it with tape.

Tip:

  • Start in an area so that your overlap doesn’t fall over the opening on top.

Step 9

Cut through the paper covering your opening and fold down on the inside.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 10

Next, attach your green strip to the left side with tape.

Step 11

Repeat step 9 with the green paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 12

Lastly, wrap your yellow paper around the center of your container and secure with tape.

Tip:

  • I secured the end of all of my strips to the container with tape before wrapping them. You don’t have to do that with the red and green but you need to do that for the yellow strip.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 13

Cut through the yellow paper over the opening and secure folded inside with tape.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 14

Carefully reattach your lid to your container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 15

Next, wrap a yellow pipe cleaner around the seam of the red and yellow paper strips and twist to secure.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 16

Then create a loop by twisting the ends of the excess together.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 17

Repeat steps 14 and 15 on the green and yellow seam.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 18

Use the loops to hang your behavior system on the wall and add your kids’ craft stick people.

Tip:

  • You may want to label the stick people to help you keep them straight until you learn whose is whose.

 

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How to Use the DIY Kids Behavior System

The behavior system works as a visual indicator for kids. If their thick people are in the green then their behavior is good. If they get a warning for bad behavior the sticks go to yellow. Red means that they lost out on any reward for the day.

Rewards

Daily rewards should be something small but still incentive for good behavior. You can use candy, such as Skittles or M&M’s, or extra game/TV time. Stickers or temporary tattoos also work very well for younger kids.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer. We have added in the addition that you can earn your way back to green from yellow with exceptional behavior. However, once you hit red, you have lost the chance of a reward for the day. Another option is a bigger reward for ending the day on green and a smaller reward for ending on yellow. Choose the method that works best for your family. If you haven’t snagged your Creative Play Kit, check it out here!

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

How to Turn Kids Artwork into Coaster Sets

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

How is your summer going so far? We have been crafting up a storm and truly enjoying some unstructured days. If you read yesterday’s post then you already know that we are in full Father’s Day mode. Today’s tutorial continues the trend with another awesome DIY gift idea. Don’t worry we’re taking a break from tomorrow with a new glow-in-the-dark game. Until then, though, find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets with this easy tutorial. We worked out all of the kinks for you so that you and the kids can get it done without the ups and downs that we experienced.

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When we started creating out coasters the plan was to have the kids draw directly on the coasters. That worked great for the youngest who mostly just scribbles anyway, but the middle one struggled with it. In fact, she got so frustrated that she scribbled out her frustration. You can check out her angry scribbles in the photo below. That frustration is what inspired me to transfer images she drew on paper to the wooden coasters, instead. Live and learn…

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

 

Little man had a blast scribbling, on the other hand.

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Materials

  • Unfinished Wooden Coasters
  • Blank Sheets of Paper – We used lined notebook paper
  • Pencils
  • Wood Burning Tool with Rounded Tip
  • Clear Engine Enamel Paint

 

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Step 1

Fold a piece of paper into fourths and give it to your child along with a pencil. Let him or her know only to draw on the fourths. This will help make sure that the drawings fit on the coasters.

 

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Step 2

Next, cut the fourths apart.

 

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Step 3

Cover the backs of the pictures with pencil.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 4

Next carefully align the pictures over the coaster and trace over the drawing lines.

Tip:

  • Older kids can do this step on their own but I recommend mom doing this step for the little ones.

Step 5

Add each child’s first initial to the corresponding drawings on the coasters.

 

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Step 6

Next, on a blank coaster write “Happy Father’s Day” and the current year.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 7

This is the step where mom takes over. Heat up your wood burning tool and go over the images on the wooden coasters.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 8

Place your coasters in a well-ventilated area and spray with your clear engine paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Note:

  • The engine paint can withstand extreme temperatures making it perfect for durable coasters.

Step 9

Next, flip your coasters over and spray the back as well to fully seal them.

 

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Once we got past the frustration we totally figured out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets. I admit that I absolutely love them! They are such a beautiful keepsake of this stage in my kiddos’ lives. The grandpas are seriously going to cherish these which makes all of the trial and error worth it. These little treasures totally fit in the gift bag with the kid decorated can koozies, too! You will literally have Father’s Day all wrapped up. Make sure you hop over to Oriental Trading and get everything you need to rock Dad’s day this year!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.