Archive for the ‘Crafts for Kids’ Category

kids craft: horse trailer

Posted on June 1st, 2011 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

If you are in need of a new toy, never underestimate the power of a tissue box and a string. Zia was desperate for a new project the other day, and the only materials I could come up with was this recently emptied tissue box from the bathroom and a piece of yarn. We cut off […]

kids craft: making a kitty

Posted on May 25th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

Materials: a small box 3 popsicle sticks 2 bottle caps 3 sequins a pipecleaner tissue paper straw from a broom masking tape & glue. 1. Prepare the box (body). 2. Add legs, head, and ears. 3. Tape securely. 4. Tape on a pipe cleaner tail. 5. Cover with tissue paper and glue in place. 6. […]

covered wagon

Posted on May 17th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

This sweet project comes from one of my favorite blogs. Zia loves anything to do with living a wild, risky, outdoorsy and adventurous life, so a prairie schooner was right up her alley. I didn’t take pics of the whole process, but it was super simple and finished well within the attention span of a 3 […]

rainy day cat girl

Posted on October 28th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  Comments Off on rainy day cat girl

At last, we had a rainy day in Colorado. Wild, wild, rain, and wind. Lots of it. Rain calls for inside activities, so besides puzzles, books, and National Geographic movies… we made a cat mask. It was super simple: trace a pair of kid sunglasses onto poster board, draw some nice catty eyes inside the […]

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happy birthday, mimi!

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

Zia painted this watercolor for Mimi’s birthday. It’s a pink dinosaur with a large dark pink eye and dark pink legs. Actually, she drew a blob that I thought looked like a dinosaur, so she added the eye and legs. She also gave it some green grass to eat and a couple of green tree […]