Friday, October 7, 2011

South of the Border Cactus Clip Art

I'm been  designing  Day of the Dead printables this week and  plan to use these cactus border clip art graphics to make name tags and drink charms.

Cactus Clip Art Border

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pumpkin Shape Paper Coloring Sheet

pumpkin shape paper with lines
Pumpkin Shape Paper
Halloween or Thanksgiving harvest pumpkin shape paper with lines.

Kids can write a poem or story about what their thankful for, write a spooky Halloween story, practice writing letters and numbers and color in the page after the writing is done.

If you make these pumpkin sheets smaller you could use them as gift tags or labels. Add a bit of color with your graphics editor or with colored pencils.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Maple Leaf Sticker Sheet

Maple Leaves Sticker Sheet
Brilliantly colored fall leaves are nature's curtain call to summer. Maple leaves are one of the most brilliant autumn leaf displays - you can find red, orange, yellow and multicolor maple leaves all over New England in October. Columbus Day weekend is the height of the "leaf peeper" season.

Celebrate the autumn season with this sheet of printable maple leaf stickers in brilliant gold and orange.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Handy Idea - Hand Print Crafts for Kids

One of the simplest crafts you can make with kids from toddler age up through early elementary grades requires only a child's hand for the pattern.

Hand print crafts are fun and simple, and they give kids practice in tracing, coloring, cutting and pasting.

Check out all the different hand print crafts and hand trace art projects at Hand Print Crafts for Kids - all free, all easy, all tons of fun.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Peace Dove Love Coloring Poster

Peace Dove Coloring Poster
Make a love theme coloring book for the kids (or kids at heart) at your wedding! 

Flying dove  love and peace coloring picture with fancy stamp style borders is part of a whole set of printable love theme wedding coloring pages. Use as a coloring page or digital stamp.

Free for personal use, printable Peace Love Dove Stamp Coloring Poster is a simple download PDF, no registration required.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's Day Tie Craft

Here's a crafty idea for the kids to make a time-honored Father's Day gift  - a neck tie! Print a neck tie shape on a piece of card stock, or print on paper and glue the shape to a piece of recycled cereal box cardboard, then trim along the outline of the tie shape.

Decorate the tie with any colorful crafty bits from your scrap box - fabric and paper scraps, rick rack, sequins, stickers, markers and just about anything else that will stick. The goal is to be wild and colorful ...

After the glue dries, trim off any ragged edges around the tie shape, then have the kids attach their tie to their shirt front. Depending on the type of shirt your child is wearing, you can fasten the tie to the shirt with a piece of tape, paper clip or bulldog clip, brass fastener through a button hole, or (for older kids only as this could pose a potential choking hazard) a length of 1/4" elastic, narrow ribbon, yarn or string.

Where to find a Tie Pattern: Cut out a neck tie template from this Dad's Tie  printable coloring page - you can use the coloring sheet to make a poster or jumbo greeting card, too.  If you prefer other tie styles, you can try these neck tie, bolo and bow tie templates.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Printable Stationery, Lists, Note Cards and More

Design a scrapbook page, share a recipe, write a note to Mom or create a personal contact card with these free printables for home and classroom use.

Easy gifts for Mothers Day: print out a collection of tulip border shopping lists and tie them up with a lovely ribbon.

Letter Writing Stationery, Printable Lists, Mommy Cards, Recipe Cards

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Life for Plastic Lids

I recycle any plastics I have on hand, either to our community recycling center (which takes only types 1 or 2 plastics) or I use cleaned plastic jars and containers for storing buttons, screws, hooks and what not.

I've finally got more than enough rooting pots and drip catchers for my plants, so what to do with extra plastic lids if they can't be recycled?

Make plastic lid crafts for Earth Day. Try these five frugal ideas, then dream up your own green crafts for left over plastic lids.

Mother's Day Printables

Get ready for one of the most popular family holidays on the planet: Mother's Day with the ideas and gifts to make at these pages:

Mother's Day gifts, crafts, cards and stories

Mom to Be Tee Shirt Iron Ons "Baby Inside", bar code It's a Boy or It's a Girl, Yes I am Pregnant transfers  -  wee bit geek, a whole lotta fun

Saturday, March 19, 2011

On a Whimm: Fan Heart Shamrock Tutorial

Make these unique paper shamrocks in flower pots to decorate a window sill or table top for St. Patrick's Day.

Super cute, and easy to make - found 'em here: 
On a Whimm: Fan Heart Shamrock Tutorial and will be adding them to the green an crafty ideas at St. Patrick's Day Fun for Everyone.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sweet Treats Border Graphics

Build yourself a page border of birthday treats with this new ice cream and cupcake border clip art set.

These borders match my cupcake and ice cream cone clip art in the party graphics collection at Take a taste!

Free for any non-commercial use; don't put these images on a sharing site - send your friends here to snag 'em.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Printable Heart Shaped Eye Glasses Craft Sheet

Add some fun to the kids  Valentine's Day party with this easy paper craft activity. "Each free Groovy Goggles printable craft sheet makes one funny pair of heart shaped eyeglasses in red and hot pink.

Heart Shaped Eye Glasses Craft Sheet

Free Printable Love Stickers

printable valentine stickers
Show some love with these printable love stickers and labels - 4 different romantic sticker design choices with hearts, bears, kiss lips and other sweet motifs.

Each PDF printable sheet prints at least a dozen little love stickers, and some designs feature many more on a single page! Nice for Valentine's Day, wedding favors, party crafts, activity charts or scrapbook crafts. Free for personal, non-commercial use.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Ground Hog Day

With the February 2 forecast for most of the USA as "the storm of the century" it's looking doubtful that Mr. Woodchuck will dare poke his nose out to check for a shadow on Ground Hog Day. Here's a free groundhog clip art to make cute cupcake picks, Ground Hog Day greeting cards, or party decorations.

My grandson's birthday is February 2 - happy birthday "Mr. Bean!"