Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
This is really cool. I have seen plastic ironed together to make fabric and then sewn together. I guess this is a variation of that - and why not! I found this great tutorial on Super Cyclers! blog and used Babblefish to translate it. [link]
My daughter received a sampling of their publications and powered through them in one evening, she was so excited. Your daughters will be too!
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To connect girls to one another during a sometimes difficult time so they know that they are not alone as well as:
• To encourage you to love all that you are
• To further your independence through a belief in your own abilities
• To guide you through the most difficult of times
• To excite you with choices you never knew you had
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Discovery Girls has graciously offered a gift pack to one lucky Craft Connection reader.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
I know this isn't a craft, but it is so cool. You have got to try this at home - even if you don't have kids.
shallow bowl with milk
drops of food coloring
liquid dish detergent
Place the milk into the bowl, drop in the food coloring rather close together. Place a drop of the dish detergent in for the magic to happen.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I have an affection for shrink art that started in my childhood. I love crafting and shrink art has a bit of magic thrown in that everyone enjoys. Planet Jane has a tutorial for these delicate rings pictured above, I just have to give this a try, they are so cute! If you want to make your own, follow the tutorial at this link. [link]
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Use this coupon to get 40% off one Martha Stewart's craft paint or craft painting accessory. Good until Oct 7, 2011 [link]
You have probably seen these all over Pinterest.
Same as the original art, we took it outside and began to heat things up with the blow dryer. Instead of letting it drip in one direction, we rotated the paper around as the crayons began to drip. Each time, it creates a unique creation. My kids thought it was so cool to watch the crayons melt and mix together. It was unexpected to them because I didn't tell them what we were doing before hand.
A few suggestions: Watch out with the blow dryer, it does get hot and so does the paper. Don't burn your fingers. And if you do it with children, have them stay clear of the heat and only handle their artwork once it has cooled a bit. Final suggestions, not the best craft on a windy day.
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