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Toadally Awesome Door Hanger

Approx. Crafting Time: 30 minutes plus drying time
Skill Level: Easier

Kids of all ages will enjoy “hanging out” while they make this “Toadally Awesome” Door Hanger! Beacon Craft Foam Glue is the ultimate adhesive for all your craft foam projects and is easy and safe for children to use.

Materials List

  • Beacon Hold the Foam Glue

  • Decorating Chalks Kit

Your Choice Of:

  • Craft foam, green

  • Craft foam, orange

  • Craft foam, red

  • Door hanger, foam, white

  • Marker, black, permanent, fine point

  • Scissors, straight-edged

  • Wiggle eyes, 10mm 2

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Trace the patterns for the frog and frog's feet onto the Green craft foam.

  • Trace the pattern for the ladybug onto Red craft foam and the pattern for the butterfly onto Orange craft foam.

  • Cut each shape out with straight scissors.

  • Use the chalk to add shading and details to each craft foam shape. Rub the applicator into the desired color chalk, then rub the chalk onto the craft foam shape.

  • Rub Blue chalk around the edges of the door hanger.

  • Rub the edges of the frog and the frog's feet with Dark Green chalk. Add Dark Green spots to the front of the frog. Add Yellow-Green highlights to the center of the spots and inside the feet.

  • Rub the frog's cheeks with Coral chalk.

  • Rub Black chalk on the ladybug's head. Add Black chalk spots to the ladybug's body.

  • Rub the butterfly's body with Brown chalk. Rub the edges of the wings with Rust chalk. Add Bright Pink dots to the center of the wings.

  • Using Beacon Craft Foam Glue, glue the frog, ladybug and butterfly onto the door hanger. Glue the feet onto the frog.

  • Using the Craft Foam Glue, glue the wiggle eyes on the frog's face.

  • Draw the mouth on the frog with the Black marker. Draw antennae for the butterfly and ladybug onto the door hanger with the Black marker. Write the saying “Summer is Toadally Awesome!” on the door hanger with the Black marker.
     


Styrofoam Bunny

Approx. Crafting Time:
30 minutes
Skill Level:  Easy

Hop to it and make this cute and clever little bunny! Tuck him in an Easter basket, floral arrangement or insert a wooden dowel at the bottom of his body to turn him into an Easter pick. This is a quick project for kids of all ages!

Materials List

  • Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue

  • Micro Tip® Scissors 5-inch

  • Styrofoam Ball, 3-inch

  • Styrofoam Ball, 2-inch

  • Batting 16 x 16 inch square

Your Choice Of:

  • Beads, black, 6mm

  • Chenille stem, white

  • Embroidery floss, pink

  • Embroidery needle

  • Ribbon, lavender, ¼-inch wide 12 inches

  • Silk flowers and greenery, small, colors of choice

Around the House:

  • Cosmetic blush, pink powder

  • Toothpicks

 

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Push the 3-inch Styrofoam ball against a firm surface to flatten the bottom of the ball slightly. Spread Tacky glue around the ball. Cut a 7-inch circle from the batting, and place the flattened bottom of the ball at the center of the 7-inch circle of batting.

  • Bring the batting up around the ball, easing the fullness of the batting into soft pleats. Trim away excess batting at the top of the ball.

  • Cut a 5-inch circle of batting. Spread Tacky glue around the 2-inch Styrofoam ball. Place the ball in the center of the 5-inch circle of batting; pull the batting up around the ball. Smooth batting into soft pleats at the sides and back of the ball. Try to keep the face area free of any pleats. Trim away excess batting from ball.

  • Apply Tacky glue to one end of a toothpick, then push the toothpick halfway down into the top of the 3-inch ball. Apply glue to the other end of the toothpick to the top of the 3-inch ball, then press the 2-inch ball onto the toothpick. Press together firmly.

  • Print the pattern for the bunny ears below. Cut four ears of batting, using the pattern provided. Cut two pieces of chenille stem ½-inch longer than the ears. Lay an ear on your work surface. Apply glue around the edges of the ear and down the center. Lay the chenille stem in the glue at the center of the ear, making sure ½-inch of the stem extends below the ear. Lay another ear on top, then press the ears together firmly. Repeat procedure for the other ear. Set ears aside to dry.

  • Cut a 1½x8-inch piece of batting. For the arms, fold the piece of batting in half to measure ¾ x 8-inch. Glue the long edges of the arms together. When dry, tie a knot at the center of the arms. Glue the ends of the arms at the back of the bunny's neck. Trim ends to shorten arms before gluing if necessary.

  • With the needle and three strands of embroidery floss, stitch a nose and mouth line on the bunny. After stitching the mouth line, bring the needle back out through the top of the nose. Trim floss, then apply a drop of Tacky glue to secure the floss. Creative Option: Paint the nose and mouth line using Dark Pink acrylic paint.

  • Press the bead eyes into the head. Remove the beads, then apply a drop of glue in the indentation. Replace eye, then press firmly into the glue.

  • With the tips of the scissors, poke a hole for each ear at the top of the bunny's head. Apply Tacky glue to the chenille stems, then insert the ears into the holes.

  • Tie the Lavender ribbon around the bunny's neck and into a bow. Use the remaining piece of chenille stem to twist around the stems of the flowers and the greenery. Tuck the flower bouquet in the bunny's arms.

Project Tips:

Teacher's Tip: Instead of flowers, let the children create a decorated paper egg, flower or heart to tuck in the bunny's arms. The bunny also makes a fine scout troop project. Deliver these delightful bunnies to a convalescent home or children's hospital in a decorated basket.


Patriotic Pin & Magnet

Approx. Crafting Time:
30 minutes
Skill Level:  Easiest
 
Show your true colors with these easy to make patriotic decorations.

Materials List

  • Craft Stick Minis

  • Woodsies, Squares

 

Your Choice Of:

  • Craft foam, fleshtone

  • Craft glue, white

  • Hole punch

  • Magnetic tape with adhesive backing

  • Paint marker, blue

  • Paint marker, red

  • Paint marker, white

  • Pin backs, ¾-inch

  • Wiggle eyes, small

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • General Directions: Use paint markers to color mini craft sticks according to photos.

  • Glue pin back or cut an adhesive backed piece of magnetic tape and apply to back of project.

  • Uncle Sam Project: Use 2 square woodsies, one for hat, one for face. Use wiggle eyes and a small circle punched from foam to create face. Assemble craft sticks after painting with paint pens, using photo as a guide.
     


Mouse in the House

Approx. Crafting Time:
30 minutes
Skill Level:  Easy
 
Kids, create your own mouse to keep in your room, or even your pocket. Hide him in unexpected places to surprise visitors!

Materials List

  • Hold the Foam Glue

  • Americana® Acrylics, Ebony Black

  • Americana® Acrylics, French Grey Blue

  • Americana® Acrylics, Light Buttermilk

  • Americana® Acrylics, Spice Pink

  • Hearts, 1-inch x 1/8-inch 2

  • Brush Tub II®

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, ¾-inch Wash

  • Styrofoam Hen Egg, 2½-inch x 2-inch

Your Choice Of:

  • Bead, black, 6mm

  • Chenille stem, black

  • Scissors

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Press one long side of the egg firmly against a table or countertop to flatten it.

  • Paint the egg and the two hearts French Grey Blue. When thoroughly dry, dot the eyes with Ebony Black. Add a Light Buttermilk dot highlight to each eye.

  • Snip two slits at the top of the head area of the Styrofoam for the ears. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the end of each heart, then press them into the slits.

  • Press the bead nose into the foam to indent it. Apply a drop of Hold the Foam Glue, then apply the nose to the mouse.

  • Poke a hole at the back of the mouse for the tail. Cut a 5-inch piece of chenille stem. Curl the end of the chenille stem. Apply glue to the other end of the chenille stem, then insert it into the hole.

  • Eeek! Your little mouse is finished...enjoy!

Project Tips:

Use photo as a guide when assembling project.


Ladybug

Approx. Crafting Time:
30 minutes plus drying time
Skill Level:  Easy

Ladybug, ladybug, don't fly away, if I paint you, will you stay here and play?

Materials List

  • Hold the Foam Glue

  • Americana® Acrylics, Ebony Black

  • Americana® Acrylics, True Red

  • Americana® Acrylics, Hauser Medium Green

  • Brush Tub II®

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, ¾-inch Wash

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, No. 4 Round

  • Styrofoam Hen Egg, 2½-inch x 2-inch

 

Your Choice Of:

 

  • Chenille stem, black

  • Dowel, small

  • Scissors

  • Wiggle eyes, 10mm 2

 

Around the House:

  • Disposable plates

  • Paper towels

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Using the handle of the small paintbrush, press to indent the top of the Styrofoam egg so that the small end of the egg forms the ladybug's head. Next, press the handle down along the ladybug's body to indent the wing line.

  • Press the handle into the Styrofoam to indent a line around the middle of the egg, separating the ladybug from the “ground” area.

  • Press the egg firmly down on the counter or tabletop to flatten the bottom. Press the flat bottom of the egg onto the dowel so you can use it as a handle when painting.

  • Paint the bottom area of the egg Hauser Medium Green.

  • Paint the top (wing area) of the ladybug True Red. Paint the head Ebony Black. Paint Ebony Black spots on the ladybug's wings.

  • Mix a little True Red with Ebony Black paint. Use the mixture to paint along the indentation line on the ladybug's wings.

  • Let the paint dry thoroughly. Cut two 2-inch pieces of Black chenille stem. Coil one end of each chenille stem. Apply Hold the Foam glue to the other end of the chenille stem, then press it into the top of the ladybug's head as antennae. Repeat process for the other antennae.

Project Tips:

Please read all instructions carefully before starting your project.


Bug Plant Picks

Approx. Crafting Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level:  Easiest

Kids of all ages will enjoy making these clever bug plant picks. Use them indoors or out because these bugs don't bite!

 

Materials List

  • Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue

  • Americana® Acrylics, Cadmium Yellow

  • Americana® Acrylics, Ebony Black

  • Americana® Acrylics, Flesh Tone

  • Americana® Acrylics, Titanium White

  • Americana® Acrylics, True Red

  • Wood shaped footballs (4)

  • Brush Tub II®

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, 1-inch Wash

  • Styrofoam Balls, 1½-inch 2

  • Styrofoam Balls, 2-inch 2

 

Your Choice Of:

  • Chenille stems, black 2

  • Dowels, wooden, 1/8-inch thick, 12-inches long 2

  • Scissors, straight-edged

  • Wiggle eyes, 8mm 4

Around the House:

  • Toothpicks 2

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Paint the face part of the head Flesh Tone. Paint the remainder of the heads Ebony Black. Paint the wings for the bee Titanium White and the wings for the ladybug True Red.

  • Paint the bee's body Cadmium Yellow. Paint the ladybug's body True Red. Dot the ladybug's body with Ebony Black.

  • Let paint dry thoroughly. When dry, Apply glue to the toothpick, then use it to attach the head to the body.

  • Cut three piece of Black chenille stem large enough to go around the bee's body. Bend one end of each chenille stem then poke it into the ball. Bring the stripe around the body, then glue it in place. Poke remaining end of chenille stem into body. Repeat procedure to make three stripes (refer to photo).

  • Cut two 2½ pieces of chenille stem. Bend each piece in half. Bend end over slightly to curl the antennae. Poke a hole at the top of each bug's head, then glue the antennae in the hole.

  • Glue the wiggle eyes on the face.

  • Glue the wings (footballs) to the back of each bug.

  • Add glue to the top of each dowel. Poke the glue end of the dowel into the bottom of the bug.

Project Tips:

Please read all instructions carefully before starting your project.


Just Ducky

Approx. Crafting Time: 30 minutes plus drying time
Skill Level:  Easiest

Waddle ya have? Why this kooky little duck of course! Styrofoam balls are held together like magic with Hold the Foam Glue on this fast and fun project. Easy for kids of all ages to make; it also makes a clever decoration to top a baby cake, gift, or just as a fun spring decoration around the house.

Materials List

  • Hold the Foam Glue

  • Americana® Acrylics, Cadmium Yellow

  • Americana® Acrylics, Tangerine

  • Hearts, 1-inch x 1/8-inch

  • Hearts, Scalloped, 2-inch

  • Loew-Cornell® Brush Tub II®

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, ¾-inch Wash

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, No. 4 Round

  • Styrofoam Goose Egg, 4-inch x 3-inch

  • Styrofoam Hen Eggs, 2½-inch x 2-inch 2

Your Choice Of:

  • Feather, yellow

  • Ribbon, satin, blue, ¼-inch 12 inches

Around the House:

  • Disposable plates

  • Knife, serrated

  • Paper towels

  • Toothpicks 2

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Kids: Have Mom or Dad cut one of the hen eggs in half using a serrated knife and a “sawing” motion.

  • Press the cut side of the egg against the counter or tabletop to flatten and smooth it. Use the handle end of the small paintbrush to make four indentations along one side of each wing.

  • With the small, pointed end of the egg facing up, flatten the other end of the egg by pressing it onto the counter or tabletop. Flatten the bottom of the goose egg in the same manner.

  • Paint all the Styrofoam eggs and split eggs Cadmium Yellow. Let paint dry thoroughly.

  • Paint the wood hearts Tangerine. Let dry thoroughly.

  • Break each of the toothpicks in half. Dip the end of one toothpick in Hold the Foam glue, then press it halfway into the bottom of the hen egg (duck's head). Apply Hold the Foam glue to the other end of the toothpick, then press it into the top of the large goose egg (duck's body).

  • Apply Hold the Foam Glue to another toothpick then insert it halfway into the underside of the duck's wing. Apply Hold the Foam glue to the other end of the toothpick, then press the wing at the side of the duck's body. Repeat process for the other wing.

  • Tie the Blue ribbon around the duck's neck and into a bow. Trim away excess ribbon.

  • Snip a slit for the beak in the Styrofoam head. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the 1-inch heart, then press it into the slit. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the wiggle eyes, then glue them onto the face.

  • Poke a hole at the top of the duck's head. Apply glue in the hole, then poke the Yellow feather inside.

  • Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the bottom of the duck's body, then sit the duck on the scalloped heart (feet). Let the glue dry thoroughly.

Project Tips:

Please read all instructions carefully before starting your project.


Here Kitty Kitty

Approx. Crafting Time:
30 minutes plus drying time
Skill Level:  Easy
 
Meow, Meow! Create a cute kitty to decorate a shelf. Add a dowel and turn this cute little fellow into a plant pick, or make one to give to a special cat lover.

Materials List

  • Hold the Foam Glue

  • Americana® Acrylics, Blue Grey Mist

  • Americana® Acrylics, Ebony Black

  • Americana® Acrylics, Light Buttermilk

  • Americana® Acrylics, Spice Pink

  • Americana® Acrylics, True Red

  • Hearts, 1/2-inch x 1/8-inch 2

  • Brush Tub II®

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, ¾-inch Wash

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, No. 1 Round

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, No. 4 Round

  • Styrofoam Ball, 1½-inch

  • Styrofoam Ball, 1-inch

  • Styrofoam Hen Egg, 2½-inch x 2-inch

Your Choice Of:

  • Chenille stem, black

  • Dowel, small

  • Scissors

  • Yarn, any color

Around the House:

  • Disposable plates

  • Paper towels

  • Toothpicks

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • With the small end of the egg pointing up, press the egg firmly on the counter or tabletop to flatten the bottom it.

  • Break the toothpick in half. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to one end, then poke it halfway into the 1½-inch ball. Apply glue to the other end of the toothpick, then press it onto the top of the egg. Poke a dowel to the bottom of the egg to use as a handle when painting the kitty.

  • Wind yarn around the 1-inch Styrofoam ball to make the kitty's yarn ball. Secure the end of the yarn to the ball with a drop of glue.

  • Paint the face area of the kitty Light Buttermilk. Paint the remainder of the head and body with Blue Grey Mist.

  • Paint the heart ears with Blue Grey Mist. When dry, paint the center of each ear with Spice Pink.

  • Dot the kitty's eyes with Ebony Black. Dot the nose with True Red. Let dry. Paint the kitty's cheeks with Spice Pink. When dry, use the toothpick to add a Light Buttermilk dot to each eye and each cheek.

  • Optional: Paint the kitty's mouth line and whiskers with Ebony Black using the tip of the No. 1 round brush.

  • Mix a little Ebony Black into Blue Grey Mist to darken it. Paint stripes on the kitty's body and head with the mixture. Let dry.

  • With the scissors, snip a slit for each ear at the top of the kitty's head. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the bottom of each heart, then press it into the slit.

  • Apply glue to the other toothpick. Stick one end into the yarn ball then attach the yarn ball to the front right, bottom edge of the kitty.

  • Cut a 5-inch piece of black chenille stem. Apply glue to one end, then poke it into the back of the kitty's body for a tail. Curl the tail around to the front of the kitty. Bend the end of the tail into a “U” shape.

Project Tips:

Please read all instructions carefully before starting your project.


Giant Jungle Bugs

Approx. Crafting Time: 30 minutes plus drying time
Skill Level:  Easiest

Go buggy with these easy to make jungle bugs.

Materials List

 

  • Clothespins, Spring, Mini

Your Choice Of:

  • Chenille stems, assorted colors, 6mm

  • Craft foam, assorted colors

  • Foam glue

  • Foam shapes, assorted geometric

  • Hole punch, 1/8-inch

  • Marker, permanent

  • Pom-poms, black, 10mm

  • Wiggle eyes, 10mm

  • Wiggle eyes, 7mm

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Big Bug: Print and cut out patterns. Cut pieces from brown, orange and purple craft foam as indicated. Glue pieces together as shown in picture. Glue on wiggle eyes.

  • Use a hole punch to make holes above each eye. Cut a purple chenille stem to about 6 inches long. Thread through holes allowing ends to stick up from head. Curl each end to form antennae.

  • Glue three orange chenille stems underneath body to make legs, curling each end for feet.

  • Cut squares from orange craft foam and glue onto wings for more color.

  • Butterfly: Print and cut out patterns. Cut pieces from green and yellow craft foam as indicated. Glue together as shown. Glue on wiggle eyes.

  • Glue foam shapes onto wings as desired.

  • Cut chenille stems in fourths. Glue two pieces behind head, as shown for antennae. Glue a pom-pom on each end.

  • Caterpillar: Thread assorted foam circle shapes onto a chenille stem, making a single coil in the stem between each set of circles. End with a heart shape, poking the end of the chenille stem through the heart, coiling the end and trimming if necessary.

  • Glue on wiggle eyes and poke a 5-inch length of chenille stem through the top of the head to make antennae, curling each end to complete.

  • Dragonfly: Print and cut out patterns. Cut pieces from yellow and green craft foam as indicated. Glue together as shown. Glue on wiggle eyes.

  • Thread 3 green chenille stems through backside of dragonfly to make legs. Curl each end to make feet. Use marker to make a design on wings.

  • Ladybug: Print and cut out patterns. Cut pieces from red and black craft foam as indicated. Glue together as shown. Glue on wiggle eyes.

  • Thread three black chenille stems through backside of ladybug to make legs. Curl each end to make feet. Thread a 6-inch piece of red chenille stem through head behind eyes to make antennae, curling ends to complete.

  • Glue pom-poms onto ladybug's wings.

Project Tips:

Use photo as a guide when assembling project.


Fun With Chenille Stems

Approx. Crafting Time: 15-20 minutes each
Skill Level:  Easy

Fuzzy chenille stems make cute bugs and flowers.

Materials List

  • Chenille Stems, Multi Colored Value Pack, 3mm

  • Chenille Stems, Multi Colored Value Pack, 6mm

  • Pom-Poms, Multi Colored Value Pack, ½-inch

  • Pom-Poms, Multi Colored Value Pack, ¾-inch

  • Pom-Poms, Multi Colored Value Pack, 1½-inch

  • Pom-Poms, Multi Colored Value Pack, 1-inch

  • Pom-Poms, Multi Colored Value Pack, 5mm

Your Choice Of:

  • Glue, craft

  • Scissors

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Refer to pattern for assembly instructions.

Project Tips:

Use photo as a guide when assembling project.


Butterfly

Approx. Crafting Time:

30 minutes plus drying time
Skill Level:  Easy

Kids, create this sparkling butterfly to add to your critter collection or give to Mom. Add a dowel to the bottom to turn this little butterfly into a clever plant pick!

Materials List

  • Hold the Foam Glue

  • Americana® Acrylics, Ebony Black

  • Americana® Acrylics, Green Olive

  • Americana® Acrylics, Light Buttermilk

  • Americana® Acrylics, Spice Pink

  • Americana® Acrylics, True Red

  • Brush Tub II®

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, ¾-inch Wash

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, No. 4 Round

  • Styrofoam Ball, 1½-inch

  • Styrofoam Hen Egg, 2½-inch x 2-inch

Your Choice Of:

  • Dowel, small

  • E beads, transparent multi-color 1 package

  • Wire cutters

  • Wire, brass, 24 gauge 24 inches

Around the House:

  • Disposable plates

  • Paper towels

  • Toothpicks

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • With the small end of the egg facing up, press the egg firmly on a counter or tabletop to flatten the bottom.

  • Break the toothpick in half. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to one end of the toothpick, then press it halfway into the 1½-inch ball. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the other end of the toothpick, then attach the head to the top of the egg body.

  • Assemble the dowel in the bottom of the body to hold onto when painting. Paint the body and head of the butterfly with Green Olive. Let dry.

  • Paint the face area (a circle slightly larger than a quarter) with Light Buttermilk.

  • Dot the eyes with Ebony Black. Dot the nose with True Red. When the eyes and mouth are dry, paint the cheeks and spots on the body with Spice Pink. Let dry.

  • Add a Light Buttermilk dot to each eye and each cheek with the remaining toothpick.

  • Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and two 9-inch pieces of wire. Bend the end of a 9-inch piece of wire so that the beads won't come off, then string beads on the wire to within 1½-inch of the end.

  • Twist the ends of the wire together securely. Form the wire into a heart shape. Apply a drop of Hold the Foam Glue to the ends of the wire, then poke the wire ends into the upper side of the butterfly. Repeat procedure for the other wing.

  • Fold the 6-inch piece of wire in half. Put a coil in the wire, 1-inch from each end. String one bead on the wire, then coil the end of the wire to secure the bead. Repeat procedure for the other end of the antennae.

  • Poke the folded end of the wire into the top of the butterfly's head. Remove it, then apply Hold the Foam Glue to the bottom of the wire. Replace the antennae in the hole.

Project Tips:

Please read all instructions carefully before starting your project.


Bear Chalkboard

Approx. Crafting Time: 60 minutes plus drying time
Skill Level:  Easy

Create a crafty-critter chalkboard to hang in your room. Use the chalkboard to write notes or keep track of chores. You can even use it as a name sign for your bedroom door.

Materials List

  • Hold the Foam Glue

  • Kid's Crafts Printed Wiggle Eyes, 15mm 1 package

  • Americana® Acrylics, Camel

  • Americana® Acrylics, DeLane's Cheek Color

  • Americana® Acrylics, Ebony Black

  • Americana® Acrylics, French Vanilla

  • Americana® Acrylics, Honey Brown

  • Americana® Acrylics, Light Buttermilk

  • Brush Tub II®

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, ¾-inch Wash

  • Paintbrush, White Nylon, No. 4 Round

  • Styrofoam Ball, 3-inch

  • Styrofoam Balls, 1½-inch 3

Your Choice Of:

  • Hanger, sawtooth

  • Jute optional

  • Slate with wood frame, 5-inch x 7-inch

Around the House:

  • Disposable plates

  • Knife, serrated

  • Paper towels

  • Toothpicks 2

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.

Instructions:

  • Paint the blackboard frame French Vanilla. Add shading or sponging of Honey Brown around the edge of the frame.

  • Kids: Have Mom or Dad help you to cut the 1½-inch Styrofoam balls in half using the serrated knife.

  • Flatten the cut side of each ball by pressing it firmly onto the counter or tabletop. Brush away excess Styrofoam. For the paws, press the small paintbrush handle into the edge of the ball to create an indentation. Repeat twice more on each ball to create the bear's paws.

  • For the ears, press each half ball on the table or counter to flatten one edge.

  • For the muzzle, use the end of the small paintbrush to indent the nose and mouth area.

  • Paint the muzzle and inner ears Camel. Let dry, then paint the nose and mouth line with Ebony Black.

  • Paint the remainder of the ears, the head and the two paws Honey Brown. Let dry, then paint two cheek circles, about the size of a quarter, on the head.

  • Break each of the toothpicks in half. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the end of one toothpick, then stick it halfway into the flat side of the muzzle. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the other end of the toothpick, then press the muzzle onto the bear's face.

  • Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the end of another toothpick, then stick it halfway into the flattened bottom of each ear. Apply more glue to the other end of the toothpick, then stick it into the top left side of the bear's head (ear area). Repeat process for the right ear.

  • Glue the wiggle eyes to the face, above the muzzle. Using the paintbrush handle and Light Buttermilk paint, apply two dots to the top of each cheek. Apply an Ebony Black dot mouth to the face, just under the muzzle.

  • Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the back bottom of the bear's head, then apply the bear to the top front of the wood frame. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the underside of each paw, then apply a paw at the left and right top of the frame. Let the glue dry thoroughly.

  • Glue a saw tooth hanger or jute loop at the back of the frame to hang it. Write notes on the blackboard with chalk, or write your name on the chalkboard with permanent paint markers as desired.

Project Tips:

Please read all instructions carefully before starting your project.


Underwater Pom-Pom Creations

Approx. Crafting Time:
30 minutes
Skill Level:  Easiest
 
Your little water babies will have an ocean of fun with these Under The Sea Pom-Pom Critters.

Materials List

Your Choice Of:

  • Chenille stem, pink, bumpy

  • Chenille stems, grey, 2-inch 3

  • Chenille stems, neon green 5

  • Chenille stems, red

  • Glue

  • Pom-pom, black, 1-inch

  • Pom-pom, grey, 1½-inch

  • Pom-pom, grey, 1-inch

  • Pom-pom, neon green, ¾-inch

  • Pom-pom, red, 1½-inch

  • Pom-poms, assorted brights, 10mm

  • Pom-poms, black, ½-inch 4

  • Pom-poms, black, ¾-inch 2

  • Pom-poms, black, 10mm 2

  • Pom-poms, grey, ½-inch 3

  • Pom-poms, grey, ¾-inch 2

  • Pom-poms, grey, 10mm 2

  • Pom-poms, light blue, ½-inch 4

  • Pom-poms, light blue, ¾-inch 2

  • Pom-poms, light blue, 1½-inch 2

  • Pom-poms, light blue, 10mm 3

  • Pom-poms, neon green, 1½-inch

  • Pom-poms, red, ½-inch 4

  • Pom-poms, red, ¾-inch 6

  • Pom-poms, red, 1-inch 4

  • Pom-poms, red, 10mm 14

  • Pom-poms, red, 5mm 21

  • Scissors

  • Wiggle eyes 8

Cost of each project will vary depending on materials used.  

Instructions:

  • Refer to pattern for assembly instructions.

Project Tips:

Use photo and pattern as a guide when assembling project.