Star Wars and The Clone Wars are huge with the little men in this family. So I was very excited to see this incredible craft idea while surfing the web this month. I couldn’t wait to share them with all of you. If Star Wars is half as popular in your family you too will be excited to try this incredible fun new craft that is perfect for the boys this winter.
While searching for some boy-centric winter crafts I stumbled upon a great blog written by two incredible crafters, Jessica and Mandy. Jessica and Mandy are two very good friends that love to craft. Together they started Little Birdie Secrets, a blog that focuses on all the great crafts they do together and with their kids, friends, and family. Their projects range from paper crafts to sewing. But the craft they feature about Star Wars Snowflakes!
In winter time, especially near The holidays, kids have been known to make homemade holiday decorations. Typically these include paper wreaths, paper chains, and paper snowflakes. Paper snowflakes are sometimes tricky, but usually turn out really beautiful. This year why not make the perfect Star Wars Snowflake with your boys. With some paper, scissors, and a little help from a couple of Little Birdies and The Boy’s Store!
To look at some amazing step-by-step instructions complete with awesome pictures, check out Little Birdie Secrets now for the complete tutorial.
What You Will Need:
Access to a computer
Exacto knife (parental help is needed!)
>Winter is just about in full swing here, and we are loving all the great winter styles we have to offer to you is month, and we hope you do too! This month we want to highlight our fun winter beanies from Tuff Kookooshka. Tuff Kookooshka offers super fabulous animal and creature beanies that your little ones will just love donning all winter long!
Tuff Kookooshka is the brainchild of Anastassia Gonye, a Russian born American artist and fashion designer. She found the perfect way to combine her passion for art with the necessities of comfortable and functional outerwear. Her amazing character hats make for a wild winter.
Monkey Hat by Tuff Kookooshka: this great gray and red monkey hat features a Velcro closure underneath the chin to keep it firmly planted on your busy little one’s head, even while he is monkeying around!
Hedgie Hat by Tuff Kookooshka: this awesome creature hat features a totally hip Mohawk, the next best thing to actually having your own Mohawk is wearing this great hat all winter long.
Fido Hat by Tuff Kookooshka: man’s best friend is now man’s best hat! Let your little man wear his new best friend on his head all winter long, they will have a woofing good time!
Penguin Hat by Tuff Kookooshka: this adorable winter wonder is here to make your winter a little bit brighter. With him on your head you will never be cold, or lonely!
Hurry in now and check out these and more great Tuff Kookooshka beanies!
We all love our children more than anything. We love to watch them grow, learn, and play. But it can be hard to remember how little they were when they grow so quickly. We’ll is month we have an excellent Christmas craft that will help your child learn and play while you record how much they have grown. These plates make excellent little plates for keeping cookies on during the holidays. But you can also put them up on a wall as a decoration or give it as a gift to a grandparent.
What You Will Need:
White plate (plastic, melamine, or glass whichever you prefer)
Green acrylic paint
Red acrylic paint
Blue acrylic paint
Yellow acrylic paint
One child (preferably your own!)
What You Will Do:
1. Begin by painting your green light strand around the edge of the plate. You can make them squiggly, make them look tangled, or simply dare a straight line around the edge. Then draw the little tiny squares every inch or so on huge wire to hold what will become your Christmas lights.
2. Use your blue, red, and yellow paints to draw little teardrop lights on each of your little squares.
3. Now paint the bottom of your child’s feet with green paint, gently press them into the center of the plate, heels together to form your mistletoe. Now use some red paint to make little berries above the mistletoes. You can use your child’s fingerprint to do this.
4. Allow to dry again.
5. Now use any color you want to write the word “Mistletoes” at the top of the plate and the year or your child’s name at the bottom. Voila, instant Christmas gift!