Crafty Ideas for January 2013: Valentines cards and bookmarks, winter crafts, and hearts in disguise

February Kids Craft Club: Hearts in Disguise

 hearts in disguise - make heart animals, heart birds, fun with hearts Join the Kids Craft Club to receive February’s craft supplies! If you look very carefully, you can find heart shapes in all sorts of animals.  This month we’re starting with colourful hearts and transforming them into birds, bears or any other animal.  Make a bird mobile, create a collage, make a butterfly, or come up with your own ways to disguise your hearts.  Everything you need to make hearts in disguise is included in February’s Kids Craft Club package.

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Last Chance for Valentines Cards and Bookmarks!

February is almost here, which means there are only a few days left to order Valentines in time for the Big Day!  Order Today

Make 24 Cards with card making supplies Make Bookmarks with Valentines craft supplies Valentine's Day Phrase Stickers Valentine's Day Phrase Stickers

 Valentine Card Kit

 Valentine’s Bookmarks
 Critters Stickers

 Construction Stickers


Most of North America is covered in snow right about now, so we’re thinking snowflakes and snowmen. Check out these fun craft ideas and a simple crystal growing science experiment too.

Winter: Three Snowy Crafts

Make a three 3 dimensional snowflake with paper and scissors How to make snowman paper chains Simple snowflake craft for kids
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3D Paper Snowflake
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Super Simple Snowman paper chain
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Easy Craft Stick Snowflake


Simple Science: Crystal snowflakes

Snow Theme Grow Crystals make snowflakes with borax Explore science with this simple snow-themed activity for kids.  Make crystals with a few supplies.  Find instructions here


New Pins: Winter and Snow Themed Crafts

 cute paper mitten garland Find some of our favourite winter and snow inspired craft ideas here.


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Craft Idea: Popsicle stick (craft stick) snowflake

Make a snowflake by winding yarn around craft sticks!  Fuzzy yarn, or yarn with some sparkle or shimmer will make your snowflake twinkle as it hangs on display!

You will need:

  • 3 craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
  • white or ‘snowflake’ coloured yarn

What to do:

  1. Lay craft sticks across each other so that they intersect at the middle and fan out in a star shape at the ends.  Consider gluing craft sticks in place so that it’s easier for little people to get started with the yarn winding
  2. Holding craft sticks in place, loop yarn around first craft stick where all sticks intersect, and then move yarn to second stick.  Loop around second stick and move to third stick, looping and continuing around the middle of the snowflake.
    Snowflake craft with yarn and popsicle sticks
  3. Continue looping yarn, working around in a cirlce and moving towards the outside edge of craft sticks.
    how to make a snowflake with yarn and craft sticks
  4. When you reach the outside edge of your snowflake, loop and tie yarn to end of one of the craft sticks.  Snip end, leaving enough yarn to make a hanging string for your snowflake
    How to make a snowflake with craft sticks and yarn

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