Posts tagged ‘kid craft gifts’

March 21, 2012

ham? hmmm…

Kids = specialness.  Here is a coffee cozy design by one such kiddo…

The original drawing:

Design delivery:

To most, the only thing that makes sense…is that it makes no sense!  …”You know, HAM…Hamster??!!!”

However, following through on an imaginative drawing gives completion satisfaction & dream realization.  Hopefully giving encouragement to continue being curious & creative.

Plus, project process involving materials, placement & color decisions exercise the brain, too.  And it makes a great birthday present for Daddy!

“When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.”  ~ George Bernard Shaw

January 2, 2012

mini comps

A cute, inexpensive project for kids & adults ~ creating paper covers for composition notebooks.  Three packs of miniatures can be found at dollar stores.

Applique the fronts & backs with a scene, words or use the paper design print as inspiration:


Or, simply cut the paper into different shapes or use strips for design:

The “M” above is an iron-on rhinestone applique.  Typically done on fabric & it works the same on paper (intense attention given during ironing!).

Creative credit for above notebooks goes to the two kiddos who live here!

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”  ~Roger Lewin


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