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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cinco De Mayo Craft Ideas!

 Cinco De Mayo!  (It's also my friend's birthday)
And it's basically just the 5th of May.
This is a great day to celebrate the Mexican Army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla...but not Mexico's Independence Day...that's September 16th.

 Make some  Mini Pinata's
The perfect holiday decoration...filled with a few pieces of candy!
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2014/05/cinco-de-mayo-mini-pinatas.html
Or if you are really into it...here's an easy way to make a pinata!
(Just make cardboard monogram or shape and fill with candy!)
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2013/02/diy-ombre-monogram-s-made-from-duct.html

And there really is no better way to celebrate...than homemade tortillas!
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2014/09/homemade-tortillas.html


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Friday, April 24, 2015

Pirate Treasure Map!

 Pirate Treasure Map!
This is the perfect prop to help spur imagination in little minds.
 Make a Pirate Map for a little person!
You will need:
Heavy cloth or canvas.  Mine was in my fabric hoard and was perfect...
(I have no idea what it is...but I couldn't get the edges to burn. at. all.)
Silhouette cameo and silhouette stencil material
fabric paint, stipple brush,
inks and fabric spray for distressing
 I used all my powers of "randomness" and cut the basic shape with obvious tears.
I worked hard not to hurt my OCD.
 Next I used some Silhouette stencil material and had my Cameo cut out the Treasure map pattern.
There's one you can buy here, and then I added a few embellishments.
 I cut the stencil material out so I could arrange everything.
this way, you can mass produce these guys...for every little boy within a 10 mile radius!
Great for Christmas gifts too, just sayin.
 Use a stipple brush to stencil on some paint.
 It looks great...but needs to be a little bit distressed.
My first plan was to just burn the edges...but this fabric would not burn. 
It melted...but no brown tinge whatsoever.
 So I used some craft ink in dark brown and sponged it around the edges.
 I used fabric spray paint and glitter spray...and loaded the map up!
 I love the gold skull too!
My little man was thrilled!
He played "treasure finding" for hours. everyday. for a week!
I love giving kids the tools they need to trigger their imagination!
So adorable!
Check out this pirate garb too!
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2014/09/simple-pirate-costumes.html




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