5 Feather Crafts & Designs for DIY Lovers

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Feather crafts are trending! We’ve shared 5 of our favorite craft activities: quill feathers, dreamcatchers, watercolor, ornaments, plus DIY designs for your journal or canvas.

White Quill Feathers

feather craft

gold feathers

We have these white feathers in two sizes, small duck quill feathers and the longer quill feathers. We colored them with Crayola markers, then brushed them with water to blend the color onto the feathers. Let it dry, then you can add some details with fine point markers. You can also add sticky gems. You can also make gold dipped feathers and use them to create a DIY dream catcher mobile like the one above from Honest to NodContinue reading



Party Animals DIY Craft Activity

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party animals craft activity

In this tutorial, we share how to use our Kraft Artist Trading Cards to make Party Animals! This is a super creative way to turn chipboard into a fun and entertaining work of art. You can choose to use your own pet, or any favorite animal you have.

Party Animal Tutorial

Below is the step by step tutorial on how to make a Party Animal. We used a rabbit as an example, perfect for Easter coming up in April! party animal craft suppliesYou can personalize this craft any way you’d like.

Materials:

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Historical Art Frames – Educational Craft for the Classroom

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Historical frames craft

Bring the history of picture frames and artwork to life with this educational craft activity using our Historical Art Frames Craft Kit. This is a great project to combine with the new popular Google app called Arts & Culture. Students can use the app to discover which museum portrait they match with, then draw their portrait inside the frames!

Age Group: 7 and up
Project Time: 30 minutes

Craft Kit Contains:

  • Cardstock frame designs (4 designs, total of 12 frames)
  • Metallic markers
  • Colored pencils

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Top 10 DIY Craft Blog Posts from 2017

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Top Craft DIY Blogs

As we head into 2018, we thought we could share with you our top craft blog posts from 2017 to ignite your creativity moving into the new year. From holiday DIY round ups to fun t-shirt making activities, we’re sure you will want to add at least one of these to your crafting list in 2018!

Here are the Top 10 Most Popular DIY Craft Blog Posts of 2017!

  1. How to Make Slime – A Safer Recipe for Kids – Slime was the most popular craft in 2017! Learn a safe way to make slime without using borax.
  2. Sensory Balls – DIY STEAM Activity – A fun sensory activity using balloons and polymer beads
  3. Easy Paper Hyacinth Flowers – use construction paper to make paper flowers in just a few simple steps
  4. Tricks & Tips for Tie Dye – learn tips and techniques on how to tie dye, plus watch the step by step video
  5. How to Make DIY Galaxy Shirts – create your own shirt that is out of this world! A great group craft for summer camp
  6. How to Make Prayer Jars – a religious craft activity that helps teach kids the meaning of prayer and can be used as a Bible lesson
  7. Top 10 DIY Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids – simple DIY craft ideas for kids to make for their Moms on this special day
  8. Top 10 Halloween Crafts for Kids – make ghosts, pumpkins, and more of your favorite Halloween characters
  9. Diffusing Watercolor Masterpiece – a great project for art therapy
  10. Top 10 DIY Easter Crafts for Kids – fun and easy DIY Easter craft ideas on a budget

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Animal Finger Puppets – Easy Craft for Kids

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finger puppets craft for kidsA fun and simple craft for preschool age kids! Our new Color-Me™ Paper Finger Puppets come in 3 different shapes to inspire kids to create their favorite animals or creatures. They can be decorated with markers, watercolor, and other easy craft materials. The puppets are made out heavy weight uncoated card stock. The shapes come in a pack of 24, so this is a great group craft activity. Have the kids put on a Puppet Show after they create their finger puppets. Kids’ fingers become the legs to the puppets!

This activity is great for creativity, character development, and active play. Kids feel more comfortable sharing their emotions and feeling when using items like puppets.

To easily follow the instructions for each animal, here is a free printable download!
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