• Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make

    DIY Lip Balm-Easy to Make

    DIY lip balm is an easy, fun craft to make with kids. My teen and my little one enjoyed it.  Best of all, it produces something useful! DIY Lip Balm Supplies Crafts that are fun for a wide range of ages aren’t always easy to find.  This one is super easy too.  The kids were excited to make something that they can use themselves or give as gifts. Must Haves: Beeswax-make sure it’s cosmetic grade and not for candles coconut oil– vitamin E oil lip balm tins or tubes  microwave-safe bowl Optional: We added some vanilla extract in an attempt to flavor it.  We used 1/4 teaspoon, but the flavor…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make

    DIY Soap Making

    DIY Soap making is an activity on my daughter’s shelter-in-place list of things to do.  This is a fun activity that multiple ages can enjoy.   This activity was my 19-year-old’s idea, but my 8-year-old was excited to join in the fun.  To be clear, we didn’t actually make the soap.  We bought a block of soap, melted it, and poured it into molds. What You Need for this DIY Soap Making Project block soap-this is similar to the one I got from Michaels. soap colors molds- I used inexpensive plastic ones, but I’m loving the idea of these silicone ones microwave-safe bowl microwave or double boiler and stovetop Easy…

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    DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks

    These DIY kids’ bracelets from popsicle sticks are fun and easy for little ones to make if you are looking for quarantine crafts! Supplies for DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks During these challenging quarantine times, I am trying to come up with crafts using what we already have around the house. mod podge wide popsicle sticks craft paint-love this brand embroidery floss washi tape Don’t have Mod Podge?  Use some white glue diluted a little with water.  I grabbed the embroidery floss from a friendship bracelet kit my daughter had.  The extra-wide popsicle sticks had been leftover from another craft.  Not pictured were the stickers used to decorate over…

  • Cricut Crafts,  Uncategorized

    DIY Face Masks

    Everyone is trying to figure out how to make DIY face masks in these scary times. Searching the web, I found numerous tutorials.  My masks were made using both Joann’s and Cricut’s directions.  I also tried the tutorial for just using a bandana and hair rubber bands.  That method didn’t work well for me. Only having really fat hair rubber bands, was a problem for me. They didn’t have enough stretch to stay behind my ears. Using regular elastic, I was successful following Joann’s tutorial and using the pattern on Cricut.  I had a clear favorite between the two! DIY Face Masks Tutorials Joann’s has a nice video to watch.…