Want to get a bit more crafty with your family this Halloween? We've got you covered. We scoured Pinterest, where creative, clever, and oh-so-spooky ideas abound. Craft ideas ranging from monster- and spider-filled door and wall decorations to ghostly finger puppets, monster feet, and even an awesome pumpkin diorama will appeal to everyone, from crafting novices to ambitious, Halloween-loving mamas. Check out our finds for the best boards to inspire your Halloween craft projects, and start following them now!
This long holiday weekend is the perfect time to relax and get our craft on. Check out some of our favorite DIYs that can make your days of rest more creative. If you haven't had a chance to complete these crafts, add 'em to the list of Summer activities!
Pretty much every kid loves playing with cardboard boxes, but you can take that fun up a notch by building an amazing cardboard creation sure to "wow" kids and adults alike. From pirate ships and airplanes to lemonade stands and play cities, the following eight projects just take a few key items to re-create, the greatest being imagination!
Arts and crafts with toddlers can be a bit messy — but lots of fun — and Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to create some heart-shaped projects with your lil one. So break out the construction paper, glitter, paint, and glue and get creative with these 10 Valentine's Day crafts for tots.
- Know what you own. Before you head to the store, take stock of what you already have by scanning your drawers and shelves. No need to stockpile: buy what you actually need when you actually need it, and use up your current supplies before your buy more.
- Have specific projects in mind. Here's a good rule of thumb: don't head to the craft store just because. Make the trip when a project comes up, and commit to buying only the specific materials needed for that job.
- Scour for coupons. Sign up for your favorite craft store's email service so that you regularly earn special deals and coupons. Can't stand the inbox overflow? Create a separate account for membership emails or visit the store's website ahead of time to check for sale events.
- Look for versatile products. Make the most of your purchases by opting for multiuse products that could work for several different projects. Buy pens that work on a variety of surfaces, pick a paint shade that you turn to regularly, and grab fabric you'll use again and again. Think all-purpose, all-occasion to get the biggest bang for your buck.
- Buy off-season items. It may feel silly to buy holiday products in January, but it's smart to grab those items on sale and store them for next year. Always check out clearance shelves, too; that's the best place to find those weird, less-practical colors or patterns that might inspire your next creation.
- Set a spending cap beforehand. When in doubt, try to limit your expenses by deciding on a maximum amount to spend ahead of time. Tell yourself that you won't shell out more than $50, and then shop accordingly. Are you a more serious crafter? You may also want to consider a monthly or yearly budget to make sure your hobby doesn't take over too much of your spending.
The French word crochet literally means hook and refers to the instrument used to create the intricate knots of yarn or rope used in a crochet pattern. I'm sure many of you have memories of a grandmother crocheting, and while many patterns were definitely granny-style, as we've seen before, crochet is constantly being updated and modernized.We've rounded up some incredible crochet art, as well as pieces that you can add to your home, that take crochet to a thoroughly modern level.
Mixed in with a week of tech news and Oscar movie watching, we found some time to get our craft on. Check out seven of our favorite DIYs that can make your Saturdays and Sundays more creative. If you haven't had a chance to complete these crafts, add 'em to the list of Spring activities!
How artistic! Lil ones love to create and can spend hours working away on a project. Arts and crafts are the prefect solution to Winter's doldrums, whether tots are into your standard paintbrush and paper fare or whether they have more specific artistic pursuits. Keep reading for five fun kits to occupy and inspire the lil Picasso in your life.
Let's paint! Lil ones love to get messy — whether they're playing in mud puddles or playing with paintbrushes. When the artistic spirit strikes, no one wants tots to worry about ruining a perfectly pressed outfit, so keep reading for five sweet smocks that will protect lil ones' clothes while they're creating the next great works of art.
Happy Year of the Dragon! Today, the Year of the Rabbit comes to a close, as the Year of the Dragon roars in. According to Chinese culture, the dragon — representing power and strength — is the most powerful animal in the Chinese zodiac. Lunar New Year is a holiday full of symbolism, stories, and fun ways to teach tots about another cultural celebration. Click through for festive craft ideas that will get tots in a dragon state of mind.