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April 4, 2011

Crafting with Kids- Cute Spring Sign

Whenever I start making something, my daughter wants to help.  I should be nurturing that crafty desire, but most of the time I just want to get the project done.  So, this time, I have a craft that can be done with your kids, and it will add just the right touch of spring to your home!


To make this you need the following:
Pencil
Scrapbook paper
Glue
Scissors or paper cutter
Ribbon

To begin with, we cut "spring-y" scrapbook paper into 1/4 inch strips.  Then we curled them around a pencil very tightly.  We gently slid them off to get circles like this:

Next, we cut out letters for the top.  I used my Silhouette, but you could easily cut them out by hand.

Then, I took a white sheet of cardstock, painted a light layer of glue where I wanted the flower curls and ribbon.  We also glued the letters on.



We let it dry a little, then mounted it on an old empty frame.  My daughter liked it like this, but you could really fancy it up in a better fitting frame and add some embellishments.  I probably would have done more,  but I promised to let her do it her way.  (So hard to let go!  But it will pay off down the road, I hope, as she learns and develops her own craftiness....)


Anyway, this was quick and easy, and I think it turned out cute.  We had fun together, too, which sometimes is all that counts.

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18 comments:

  1. Very sweet, and an inexpensive cute craft too. Love it. winks-jen

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  2. so cute and simple! You should go add this here http://forblogs.blogspot.com/2011/04/holiday-craft-extravaganza.html
    I'm sure a lot of people would enjoy it!

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  3. Very cute! My daughter always wants to 'help' too. She just turned 3- that should tell you how much 'help' she really is though! LOL

    Kelly

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  4. Super cute Valerie! I ♥ kids crafts! We just put your post up to be scheduled and I ♥ it!! Good job and THANKS for guesting for us! :)

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  5. Aaaaaaaaah! So creative! I love the little rolled flowers...they are TOO. CUTE. For goodness sake! I love it! Thanks for sharing on The Tip Junkie! :)

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  6. So cute! Love this idea....I too need to include my kiddies "help" in more projects!

    Thanks for stopping by fancy frugal life today!

    Lina

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  7. such a cute idea, and it turned out great! :)

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  8. What a cute and creative idea! I've been looking for something the kids could put together for the in-laws who will be sharing Easter with us, and I think this just might be it... Thank you so much!

    Tami @ still crazy after all these years

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  9. How fun! I will have to try this with my little guy! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  10. What a cute and simple project! My kids would love this. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  11. I have 5 little ones that would LOVE this!So cute, thanks for linking!

    Wendy

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  12. very sweet! Love how you did the flowers!

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  13. This is darling and I love how simple it is for kids to participate! I would love if you could stop by and link up to my VIP party tonight. Otherwise it runs every Friday through the weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

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  14. very cute! visiting from ttandJello

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  15. Loved it even more after we made a few, I'm featuring it ton Tuesday 4/12.
    Thanks!

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  16. Oh very cute! I will do this with my day-care-children! :D Thanks for the tip!

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  17. I have a friend coming over with her daughter and this is the perfect craft for spring! If you like, I started a link party @goobyecityhellosuburbs Hope to see you for Workshop Wednesday!

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  18. Thanks for linking to Worshop Wednesday! Hoe to see you again! goobyecityhellosuburbs

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