Thursday, February 28, 2008

Non-Craft Activities

I am out of town this week without a craft, so here is an activity to do with the kids.

  • Fill up a bag of 30 water balloons and have the kids help you wash the car. For little kids standing high on a treehouse or porch will help them throw the balloons hard enough to break.

  • Add food coloring to a few buckets of soapy water for a rainbow wash.

Beware, You will probably end up soaking wet!

I will be back next week with a new craft. Thank you!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Paper Bead Bracelet





Stretchy cord or Elastic

Beads and Buttons (optional)

Cut magazine pages into small strips, about 1/2 "wide by 4"long

Roll into small beads

Tape closed , all the way round so they can get wet and not fall apart.

Bead onto stretchy cord and tie tightly.

You can add beads or buttons in between the magazine beads for a little spice! Or make more beads for a necklace.

Friday, February 15, 2008

what to do with all that candy

My niece came home with a bag of candy that she couldn't eat, she's allergic to corn syrup!

So we painted a small canvas and glued the candy on to make a work of art!


Small Canvas or Cardboard




Paint the Canvas and let dry.

Place candy in a design, then glue each piece on! After it dries you can hang it up.

You could also use small plastic toys or pieces of jewelry for a really unique work of art.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Magnetic Bug Clip

Flat Magnets
Bug (or other shape) palain wood pieces

  • Glue magnet to clothespin, let dry.
  • Paint bug shape
  • Glue bug to other side of clothespin and let dry 30 minutes.
After it dries you'll have a handy little clip to hold pictures or lists on your fridge.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Little People: A fun easy craft

The kids loved this one! We set them in the windowsill to greet our guests!

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Sraws
  • Stryofoam
  • Rubber bands or Glue
  • Markers/paint
Draw or Paint faces and bodies on the rolls.
Glue on some eyelashes and yarn or ribbon for hair
Glue or Rubber band 2 straws to the roll!

Voila! A masterpiece indeed!

I am the Craft Nanny

Welcome to the Craft Nanny!

I have been a professional Nanny for years, and started watching my niece and nephew when I was just 12 years old!

My favorite activities to do with kids are....................CRAFTS!
Crafts from anything, especially using recycled materials, paper, bottles, clothing, books, anything that can be glued or tied together.

A lot of the crafts I showcase will be for the 3-7 year old set, but can be done by older children and adults too! My goal will be to post a new craft every week. If you have suggestions for crafts or photos please share, as this is a public blog.

Have Fun!!!