Thursday, December 17, 2009

Printable Christmas Bookmarks

Christmas bookmarks craft
If you need a quick stocking stuffer, oversize gift tag or inexpensive holiday craft for seniors or the kids, these free printable Christmas bookmarks will do the job in style. All you need are your printer, some heavy paper or card stock and scissors. Jazz  'em up with some glitter and a fancy ribbon tassel ... easy and fun!

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Make a Candy Wreath for Christmas


Sweet Treats for the holidays are a tradition along with home made gifts. Kids love to decorate cookies for Christmas or Hanukkah ... and they love to make ornaments and crafts based on sweets.

I found all sorts of quick and easy ideas - plus instructions -  for making edible bouquets, candy crafts and decorations with sweets and fruits, including a video on how to make a candy wreath plus ideas for year-round kid crafts made with candy and cookies.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Printables Collection

 Christmas Printables for Home or Classroom includes dozens of resources for printable paper crafts including Stickers, Cards, Gift Tags, Bookmarks, Activity Pages, labels, writing papers (for that letter to Santa) and decorations large and small.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NEW! Christmas Paper Crafts

There's a whole lot more to Christmas paper crafts than cut out snowflakes and looped paper chains in this new Christmas Paper Crafts feature. You'll find dozens of links to free holiday paper craft patterns and projects you can make from cardboard, boxes, magazines, recycled cards and scrapbook papers.

These aren't just kiddie crafts, although there is a good selection of kid-friendly Christmas crafts. There are some beautiful but easy paper ornaments, garlands and free printable greeting cards along with creative ideas for gift wrap, tags, labels and ornaments.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day 2009

veterans day printable posterNovember 11, 2009 - Printable flag poster honors all who have served (USA Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day/Armistice Day).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

#1 Fan Mask Craft

I love recycled crafts and Halloween so this mask making project is a favorite. You may have seen flat cardboard fans given away at county fairs and political rallies. These masks are basically the same thing, except they've got your favorite musical artist's face on the front.

If you have no album covers, take heart. You can still make a #1 Fan Mask from a photo or a cereal box ... read on.

How to Make a #1 Fan Mask
If you've got a bunch of old vinyl record album jackets hanging around, you can recycle the jacket fronts into celebrity masks on sticks. You could also use cereal boxes or magazine photos if they've got celebrity faces in jumbo head shot sizes. You'll need a face image that's approximately life size, so it will cover your face ...

Cut the face out of the album cover, cereal box or magazine page leaving just a slight margin around the face and hair.

Glue the face image to card stock; trim excess card from edges after glue dries.

Gather up some wooden paint-stirring sticks (the kind you get at the hardware store when you buy a gallon of paint). Or, if you've got some old wooden rulers around, they'll work too - and you'll be doubling your recycling efforts. You could even cut a wooden yard stick into 3 fan-mask holders. (Side note: Years ago roller-type window shades had wooden sticks in the bottom - if you have any of those hanging around, recycle those into handles.)

Paint the sticks if you wish, or leave them natural. Let paint dry.

Attach the cardboard cut out faces to the sticks using tacky glue or duct tape.

Enjoy your celebrity status by holding up your fan/mask to disguise your face ... or keep your cool. You can get really fancy with this project and attach a sign or another face to the back side of the stick.

Celebrity Photo Fan Masks
For another version of this project, print out enlarged photos of anyone - family, pets, celebrities. Find lifesized portrait pictures or enlarge them using a color copier, scanner or your computer and a good graphics editing program. Print the enlarged photo onto card stock or heavy paper and proceed with the project instructions above.

The best results come from photos that are life size with the subject facing straight ahead (or you can get silly and use a back of the head picture instead!).

Here are links to a few photos of famous faces available at Wikipedia.com that you can use to make your own celebrity face masks or mask-fans:

Barack Obama
Pres. Bill Clinton
Pres. George W. Bush
VP Dick Cheney
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Angeline Jolie
Hillary Clinton

PS Don't throw the vinyl albums away! You can recycle those into nifty bowls and wrist cuff bangles ... directions to follow in a future post.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Christmas Crafts Head Start

gingerbread man christmas ornament
I know, I know. It's not yet Halloween. But if you like to create hand made gifts for the holidays, it's time to start thinking about what you'd like to craft for Christmas or Hanukkah gifts this year.

If you have kids, why not get them into the handmade holiday habit? You can start off with these easy Christmas Crafts for Kids, or let the children help you organize your supplies and gear for this year as you get going with your Christmas Crafts Head Start.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Reptiles Coloring Book Blog

reptiles coloring pages
I just created a new Amphibians & Reptiles Coloring Page lens at Squidoo, and thought I'd make a custom Guestbook header for it. I used a snake photo I shot early this summer, right outside my studio door. Slide on over and Sssss-sign my Guestbook at the Reptiles Coloring Book lens!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Queen's Crown Colouring Page

When is the Queen's birthday celebration? It depends on where you live - the first, second or third weekend in June (Saturday or Monday) are among the dates when various countries celebrate the Queen's birthday.

Children can celebrate the Queen's birthday by decorating a crown colouring sheet in early June. Learn about Trooping the Colour, which occurs on the Queen's Official Birthday.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

US Flag Iron Ons

Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th - make your own banners, tote bags or tee shirts from free iron on transfers with patriotic designs.

Designs include flags, stars and stripes, peace fingers and remembrance poppies for US and Canada patriotic crafts.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Graduation Diplomas

printable diplomaIt's graduation season, and every student works toward a diploma or achievement award at the end of the school year.

Find these free printable diploma certificates for all students Kindergarten to Grade 8 at Pastiche Family Portal.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Memorial Day

red poppy memorial day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly.
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

How do you celebrate Memorial Day?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Roses Bookmark for Mother's Day

Roses bookmark, mother's day paper craftMake a beautiful roses bookmark Mother's Day gift for Mom, Grandmother or any mom or mother-to-be.

Print on bookmarks card stock or paper. Laminate or sandwich between layers of clear contact paper. For spectacular results, print on heavy photo paper to show off the beautiful red, yellow and orange roses.

Script quote printed on this printable Mother's Day bookmark reads "The Mother's Heart is the Child's Schoolroom."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Stickers to Print

Two styles of decorated eggs, orange and pink tulip flowers plus a mini gift tag Easter basket design are yours to print free in this nice collection of Easter stickers on a single sheet.

Print on self-adhesive paper and cut the individual Easter stickers apart. No special paper? No proglem. You can use a glue stick to attach your stickers or make your own sticker glue. I like to use these little motifs as small gift tags - simply write on the back.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Girl Friends Graphics Set

Girlie girls scrapbook clip art setGet the girlfriends together for a night or weekend of fun. Make invites to your gal pal bash then create a memory book with this collection of girl friend graphics.

This girlfriends graphic collection includes clip art of makeup, purses, sunglasses, mirrors, photo corners, borders - even some high heel shoes to decorate your girlie-girl paper crafts.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Skateboard Kids Clip Art

born to sk8 skateboard clip artWhen the weather warms up the kids come outdoors with their bikes, scooters and skateboards. Create a scrapbook page or party invitation for your favorite your skater with this downloadable free collection of skateboard scrapbook graphics.

Printable Earth Day Flag Card


Celebrate Earth Day with cards,crafts and decorations that celebrate nature, recycling, green living and Mother Earth. Here's a list of Earth Day printables and nature-related craft resources:

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Easter Cards to Print for Free

Peep chick easter card printable, freePrint and fold an easy to make Easter card decorated with a fluffy yellow chick inside and out.

This is one of a whole page of free printable Easter cards some in full color ready to print and fold, others with cute drawings waiting for kids (or adults) to color in and decorate. Lots of cute bunnies, eggs, chicks, peeps and flowers for Easter card craft fun.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mother's Day - UK

mum heart clip art
mothers day flower heart clip art
Mothering Sunday in the UK is celebrated on the Sunday that falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

Mothers Day UK 2009 is on March 22. Even the youngest child can make Mum or grandmother a greeting card or lovely bookmark for Mother's Day.

Monday, March 2, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Stickers

st patricks day sticker sheet to printMake party favors, labels, gift tags and cupcake picks with these easy to use printable St. Patrick's Day sticker sheets.

Irish derby, shamrock, leprechaun and a tiny Happy St. Patrick's Day label all on one printable page.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fat Tuesday Fun - Mardi Gras Coloring


It's time for Mardi Gras party fun for all ages. Kids and adults will find Mardi Gras coloring pages and masks to color at Mardi Gras Coloring Fun. All pages are free to print for personal use.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mardi Gras Crown

Grab Your green, gold and purple markers to decorate this mardi gras crown, then sprinkle on some glitter and add feathers - what a cool way to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Find the printable Mardi Gras Crown at Free Coloring for Kids and Grown Ups.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mardi Gras Masks

Printable paper craft Mardi Gras mask
It's time to make printable masks for Carnival season - print out these full color paper craft Mardi Gras masks with fancy features - Mardi Gras 2009 (Fat Tuesday) is February 24. Add some glitter and feather trims for more pizazz.

These free masks are easy to make: print, cut out, add ribbons to tie on. Get fancy and attach your Mardi Gras mask to a stick along one side to make a masquerade ball style mask. Let the Good Times Roll for Mardi Gras!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Mobile Paper Craft

shamrocks rainbow paper craft
Find the gold at the end of the rainbow with this lucky shamrocks paper craft mobile. This paper toy's popular all over the world for St. Patrick's Day. It's even been downloaded and used to teach English in Asian classrooms.

Print, cut, assemble - full instructions on the craft sheet.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Printable Valentine Cards

free print valentine card
It's almost Valentine's Day and most of the shops will be low or sold out of greeting cards in a day or so. If you haven't got the time or the cash to get an overpriced commercial card, you can print your own from this collection of 4 elegant and romantic free printable Valentine cards.

Print on card stock or heavy-weight glossy photo paper for extra pizazz, trim the edges and add a sentimental greeting inside. Free Valentines - with love from Pastiche to you. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Views From the Lee Side: Table for 1 Wine Cork Craft


Here's an easy trick you can use to entertain table mates at a wedding, anniversary or perhaps impress your Valentine's Day date.

After you finish a bottle of champagne (or two), save the cork and wire from the stopper and make it into a Romantic Table Top Bistro Set.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Valentine Clip Art and Romantic Graphics: Valentine Crafts for Kids

Valentine's Day is coming and I found dozens of ideas for easy and inexpensive Valentine Crafts for Kids - from Valentine cards and stickers to mailbox card holders to make from paper plates or cardboard boxes.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine Coupons

valentine coupons or love coupon iou printablesValentine's Day Coupons
Printable Valentine gift coupons don't cost a fortune but they're heart felt gifts that mean so much. You can find printable Valentine coupons for children and friends, IOUs and blank gift certificates plus romantic love coupons to customize for your sweetheart

Monday, January 19, 2009

Valentine's Day Writing Paper

Valentine paper with lines
Valentine Border Paper with Lines

This Happy Valentine's Day writing paper has guide lines for practice writing exercises, letter writing, writing a story or making a list.

Valentine Card Bookmarks

Valentine bookmark cardsPrint and Cut Bookmarks for Valentine's Day

Two Valentine card bookmark collections to choose from, each with 4 bookmarks you can cut out to use for Valentine cards or gift tags.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Valentine Craft - Home Made Bath Salts

Frugal and Fun Spa Craft

Have the kids mix up some batches of effervescent bath powder and home made bath salts to give as gifts to Mom or Grandma for Valentine's Day. They're easy to make and you can scent them with essential oil or a favorite fragrance for instant aromatherapy.

You can find the bath salts recipes at Valentine's Day crafts for kids, plus there are lots more ideas for easy on the budget crafty cards, gifts and decorations the kids will love making.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Teddy Bear Valentine Card

Teddy Bear with Heart Valentine card printableTeddy Bear Valentine card is ready to print and personalize.

Teddy bear with roses and Valentine's Day candy box card is a free printable for personal use.

Each printable Teddy Bear Note Card sheet has 2 cards to print, cut and fold. Add your own greeting or note on the inside of the card. Could also be a gift tag to attach to flowers, candy or a personal present for your Valentine.