ART AND CRAFT

TURMERIC DYING

I wanted to experiment with natural dyes and here is the first one: turmeric. It gives a beautiful warm yellow tone and is really easy to use. Make sure you wear an apron or protective clothes and yellow rubber gloves! it stains. YOU WILL NEED: Turmeric White fabric (I used Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

COVERED BUTTONS

This week I bough a covered button kit. I had so much fun! YOU WILL NEED: A covered button kit Material Scissors HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: Cut around the template to get a circle of the fabric of your choice. Place the top part of the button, upside down Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

RECYCLING CRAYONS

Use old bits of broken crayons to make new ones. YOU WILL NEED: old bit of crayons with the paper coating taken off A muffin tray Oven Brake the crayons in small pieces and fill the muffin tins. Place the tin in a warm oven (an adult should be present). Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
Featured

DRAW-STRING BAG

I just made this small porcelain tart dish and felt it would be nice to store it in a special bag to protect it. It is so easy to make and I love using up some of my scraps of materials and strings. You will need: Cotton fabric – a Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

PRESSING FLOWERS

I went for a lovely walk today and took my flower press with me to collect a few flowers. Flower presses are simple contraptions made with wood and metal screws that tighten in order to press the flower. They are available for purchase at craft and hobby store, or you Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

WOODEN SPOON DOLL

MATERIALS NEEDED: Small wooden spoons Fabric  scraps Ribbons Scissors Glue Fur scraps or wool Marker and pink pencil Start by drawing eyes and mouth on your spoons with a black marker . Draw light pink circles for the cheek with a pencil. Cut a small bit of fur and glue Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

NAME BUNTING

A little bit of fun while teaching to spell your child’s name. This will reinforce letter recognition, order, spelling as well as craft skills such as cutting , folding and gluing… YOU WILL NEED: Various coloured paper or thin card A string Scissors Glue Letter stamps (I got mine here) Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

ORIGAMI HEART

It’s Valentine’s Day! I made origami hearts. Why don’t you try it! You will need a rectangle piece of paper that is twice the size of a square. It will be more effective if you use paper that had a different colour on each side. Here is the video.   Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago