Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Craft Stick Snowmen

Here are two unique snowman crafts to make with kids - they're both made with wooden craft sticks or recycled popsicle sticks. I found the link over at Ucreate with Kids - the instructions are at Serving Pink Lemonade and from the tutorial photos it looks like these easy projects are a big hit with the preschool and older crowd.

Craft Stick Snow Men
I know I've got a box of wooden craft sticks in my stash somewhere. I'll have to dig them out and make a few of these cute Frosty friends myself.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Harvest Scarecrow Clip Art

Thanksgiving is the ultimate harvest holiday, and it's not complete in my designs without at least one happy scarecrow. You can use this happy pumpkin headed scarecrow clip art for Halloween paper crafts or general fall designs,  but he's not the least bit scary.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Boo Baby Halloween Shirt - My First Halloween

Baby's first holidays are always special. Get your little boo baby a cute candy corn Halloween shirt - customize it with My First Halloween or any other words you want to add. Various sizes and styles available ... check it out!

Free Halloween Stickers

free Halloween stickers
Printable Halloween stickers make economical party favors or non-sweet handouts for Halloween Trick or Treaters.

Print a few sheets of free Halloween stickers to drop into treat bags  for party guests and hand them out to the little goblins who visit you for Trick or Treat.

Halloween Stickers and Stamps will help you find dozens of cute and creepy Halloween stickers, stamps and labels for crafts, decorations and scrapbooking.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pirate Toys and Games, Creative Crafts and Learning Toys with Pirates Theme

Ahoy Matey - are ye ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Perhaps ye have a wee hearty ready for a Pirate birthday or Halloween party ... these nifty pirate goods will keep prevent yerself from walkin' the plank or haning' from the yardarm.

Creative Crafts and Learning Toys with Pirates Theme

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harvest Border Papers

Leaves are turning and kids are back to school here in the Northeastern USA. It's time to plan fall activities and think about harvest time and Thanksgiving. This harvest border clip art is sized just right to make labels or picture frames on a scrapbook page. But wait, there's another size ...

It's also available as a full page printable paper stationery sheet with autumn theme design - leaves, a big fat turkey and ripe orange pumpkins. Nice for scrapbooking, writing letters,word processing, or making menus for your harvest party.

Harvest border paper and clip art

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Apple Stickers - Back to School Printable

It's back to school time and also time to think about fall harvest, trips to the orchard and preserving jellies and jams. You can use these free printable apple stickers for lots of different uses - food labels, book labels, bus tags or just a quick lunch box note.

Apple Stickers - printable sheet

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Home Made Green Gift For Dads

Dads always seem to have a pocket full of coins at the end of the day. Make a coin holder or spare change bank for Dad with this printable sticker and easy to follow instructions.

Dad's Spare Change label makes a nice gift for Father's Day, birthday or a special holiday gift. It's a green craft, too, if you make it from a recycled box or jar.

Dad's Spare Change gift instructions and printable label.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stick the Eye Patch on the Pirate - Printable Party Game

It's not pin the tail on the donkey ... it's stick the eye patch on the pirate.

Pirate Eye Patches printable party game comes in two sheets, the Pirate Face and a sheet of eye patches to stick on one or both eyes.

The priate game is a free printable for home or classroom use.

Don't need a game? You could use the pirate face to make a mask and the eye patches separately for quick, inexpensive pirate costume accessories.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Canada Day - July 1

Celebrate Canada Day with free patriotic printables, clip art and coloring pages featuring maple leaves, a friendly flag-waving beaver, and the flag of Canada.

Canada Holidays

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yellow School Bus Stickers

Beep Beep Here Comes the School Bus - make your own bus tags, cubbie labels, gift cards or decorate a poster or scrapbook page with these adorable yellow school bus printable labels.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

USA Stars and Stripes Flag Design Iron On

Three cheers for the red, white and blue -  with this printable stars and stripes patriotic star graphic. Make a banner or party decorations with the stars and stripes star motif.

Memorial Day Poppy Stickers

Remembrance poppies or Buddy poppies honor fallen soldiers for Memorial Day or Remembrance Day/ Veterans Day.

I remember learning the poem "In Flanders Fields" as a grade school student - it still makes me stop and think about the human cost of war.

Print a sheet of Memorial Day poppy stickers and share the spirit of "Lest We Forget" with friends or family members.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cat and Fish Bowl Clip Art

The cat watches the fish in the fishbowl and the fish blow bubbles at the cat in this humorous pets clip art.

This colorful graphic is big enough to create a greeting card or stickers or to use for your scrapbooking and paper craft projects. Download cat and fishbowl clip art from our web site for any personal use.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Luck of the Irish Bookmark Craft

Quick gift or gift tag for St. Patrick's Day. All you need are some card stock or photo print paper, a color printer and this free printable craft sheet: Luck of the Irish Bookmark Craft.

Leprechaun and Shamrocks Printable Greeting Card

Whip up last minute St. Patrick's Day greeting cards, stickers, gift tags or labels with the fine and free shamrock and leprechaun printables for St. Patrick's Day at the Pastiche Family Portal.

Choose from full color stickers, bookmarks, greeting cards and paper crafts or color your own cards, shape papers with lines and St. Patrick's Day coloring pages.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Paper Craft Printables

It's my first born daughter's birthday today, so in her honor here's a birthday cake clip art plus a go-with decorate-it-yourself birthday cake craft sheet.

Birthday Clip Art Collection

Let It Snow! Clip Art

In the Northeastern USA we've just endured back to back blizzards with heavy snowfall amounts. I'm tired of shoveling and pulling snow off the roof, so it's back to the paper crafts for me.

I've created the perfect heading to paste into my SnowPocalypse scrapbook page: Let It Snow Clip Art

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mardi Gras Crafts

Mardi Gras is coming! Here's a source for you to find dozens of free Mardi Gras crafts for kids (and some for adults, too).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Let It Snow - Snowflake Crafts and Snowman Coloring

It's been a chilly winter in most of the US and Canada so far. Now that the holiday season is winding down (officially the 12th day of Christmas is January 6), it seems to be just the right time to work on snowflake crafts and snowman coloring pages. I just discovered a woven Carolina snowflake that's perfect for January. The step by step instructions at Extreme Cards and Papercrafts make these beautiful paper snowflakes look not so difficult. I wonder if I could use stiffened strips of fabric or ribbon to make these lovely snowflakes?

snowman family coloring printable
If you're not feeling quite that ambitious, or if you've got preschoolers in the house, print out a batch of snow angel coloring pages, a family of snowmen to color, or some wintery snowflake coloring sheets. After coloring the kids can cut them out to paste them onto icy blue paper.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cabin Fever Cure - Arts and Crafts

If the kids are getting a bit antsy indoors during chilly or wet weather or during school vacation breaks, try out these crafts for kids sites that feature all sorts of fun projects and ideas that combine learning with arts and crafts: