Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stained glass windows

I had to share these. My son turned 2 last weekend and he created these gorgeous windows. I had cut up the paper and half opened some contact and he stuck down the tissue paper and extra scatters. When finished I opened up the other half of the contact and closed it over the completed side to seal it in. I think they are gorgeous. I added an A4 size frame with sticky tape when it was finished.

Not to be outdone my daughter wanted to create her own version so here it is.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sea Life Window

These lovely little windows are quick and easy (once you have gotten the hang of stopping the contact from bunching).

  1. Cut out the pieces you want to use on your picture (cellophane and tissue paper are the best as you can see the light coming through)

  2. Cut out the centre of some card so that you create a frame

  3. Cut a piece of clear contact and stick it onto the frame leaving it sticky side up so that the other papers can be stuck to it. **This is where you would normally build the picture front to back (fish first, then sea weed and finish with water) so that you have the picture completely within the frame but for a 4 year old it's hard to work backwards so we did it the other way. This is why you will see some of the picture overlapping the frame:)

  4. Now create your masterpiece. We put the blue cellophane horizontally for the water and the green cellophane vertically to create some sea weed. A few pieces of bubble wrap created some bubbles coming out of the mouths of the fish. Solid paper for the fish themselves with metallic paper indented with lines for mouth, fins and tail.

  5. Now add a layer of contact to the top of your picture, hold it up to the light (natural or otherwise) and voila...... a work of art!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Marli was in a collage frame of mind. The first one is her version of the very hungry caterpillar and the second just an abstract. Fiskars used to cut circle shapes, scissors and tearing for the rest. Antennae were pipe cleaners and feet were cotton buds. I think she did a really good job. Marli is 4 and a half.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cake Decorating 2nd Birthday

Although these aren't really kids crafts I was happy enough (lumps and bumps included) with my first attempt at it so I thought I would share. My twin boys are turning 2 tomorrow and here are two different cakes to celebrate their birthday. One to be had with the family and the other with mothers and children.

They are full of flaws...not smooth, straight, round etc but my kids wont care. The top cake is a fondant cake. Whilst the other is a cake pop type cake.

Inspiration for the cake pops "Cupcake" cakes were from these 2 sites. I've included a link to a Martha Stewart site where the lady from bakerella was featured. See links.
This is a close up of one of the cake pops. Hopefully it's a bit clearer. It is quite a detailed but not difficult process. See the links above for step by step instructions.

And there you have it. Another birthday over for the year! Enjoy my lovely little guys. xx

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fairy Garden

This fairy garden was a lovely addition to our home. The pot is plastic and it's filled with soil. Amateur succulents planted around a pond and garden path. Pink icy pole sticks created a wonderful fence whilst a spray painted coke bottle with icy pole stick roof created the perfect fairy house.

Later a bridge made from icy pole sticks, paint and glitter created a beautiful feature to go over the pond. Coloured sand came from bunnings for the path and a few scatters created a bit more interest.

A little water in the pond over some glass stones, some spray painted glitter rocks and some freshly picked daisy's completed the picture. We have since added some more fairies to the look. A lovely little garden for my daughter to learn to care for. And very simple.