Craft Ideas

Monkey'in Around

Here are some fun ideas on how to incorporate a full theme into your weekend fun and what better theme than monkeys?!

 
 

I thought it would be fun to have a full theme so that you can incorporate some crafting, games, a recipe and a printable!  

 
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Such a fun little craft to do on a rainy day!

Materials required:

  • - toilet paper tube
  • - brown paper
  • - beige paper
  • - yellow paper
  • - pipe cleaner
  • - glue
  • - scissors

 Here's how to make this cute little craft:
1.  Wrap the toilet paper roll in brown paper and glue. Cut out legs and arms in strips of brown paper. Accordion fold them. Glue them to the back of the body.
2. Cut out mouth, eyes, ears and tummy in beige paper.
Draw eyes, nostrils and mouth.
3. Cut out banana and glue to one hand.
4. Curl pipe cleaner and glue to the back of the body.

 
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Monkey Banana Bread Recipe

This is a family favourite with my little monkeys!
Items Required:

- 1 ¾ cup flour

- 2 tsp. baking powder

- ¼ tsp baking soda

- ½ tsp salt

- 1/3 cup butter

- 2/3 cup sugar

- 2 eggs (1 at a time)

- 1 1/2 cup bananas (4 bananas)

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix well. Mash bananas in another bowl. Combine butter, sugar, eggs with the bananas. Add dry mix. Mix well. Bake at 350 for 55-60mins.

Activity:

Monkey See, Monkey Do...Everything I do, You Do Too Activity!

This is a game for 3 or more players. But the more players you have, the more funny and exciting it is to play!

Here's how to play the game:

One player is the guesser, one is the monkey and the rest follow the monkey.

Decide which player will be the guesser. That player leaves the room.

Have the guesser leave the room. The remaining players then decide who will be the monkey.

The other players have to do whatever the monkey does. If she scratches her head, the rest of the players have to scratch their heads. The guesser tries to figure out who is the monkey. The monkey should try not to get caught changing the action. If the monkey gets caught, then she becomes the next guesser.

Here's another fun little acticity for your little one to enjoy! Click on the photo and download the file or right click on the photo and print! 

Thanksgiving Crafty FUN!

The table needs to be set, the turkey in the oven and the dessert still isn't done. The kids are whining that they are bored as the adults are watching football on TV.... sound familiar?? Well here are 3 crafts that you can set up at a small kids craft table during your Thanksgiving celebration to keep them busy and decorate for Thanksgiving! 

 

1. Turkey Leaf Craft - 

If you're going to use real leaves, this is another great activity that you can do with the kids while you're family is together.  Get the whole family outside for a nice Fall hike and find some amazing and vibrant leaves. 

This craft is great for kids to use their fine motor skills while cutting out the parts and the pieces for the turkey and gluing them together. You can use real leaves or artificial leaves.  If you let the leaves dry enough, (or you use artificial ones) you can even get the child or your entire family to write their names on the leaves or what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving! 

Turkey Leaf Craft

Turkey Leaf Craft

 

2. Turkey Place Setting Craft -  

This is a fun craft for the kids (or the whole family!) to craft before supper is ready so that it can be placed on the table to know where everyone is sitting. 

We simply used patterned paper as the turkey tail and then cut out the turkey shapes for his body and beak and then used googly eyes. We used a fancy tag punch for the tag. It also helps to have a nice fancy napkin behind them ;) 

Turkey Place Setting Craft 

Turkey Place Setting Craft 

 

3. Turkey Plate Craft -  

This was one of our favourites as it's always fun to get the good old paint out :) 

Just as the first craft, you will need either artificial or real vibrant leaves. Simply paint a paper plate and use google eyes and cut a beak and a waddle. Then glue the leaves to the back of the paper plate! Such a fun and creative craft to do :) 

Turkey Plate Craft 

Turkey Plate Craft 

 

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!! We have so much to be thankful for and will be spending some quality family time together this weekend (cleaning out our garage and closing our pool counts as that right?!). 

Don't forget to download your FREE FALL PRINTABLE HERE for another fun activity for you to do with your family this weekend! 

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Father's Day Craft Ideas

Father's Day is quickly approaching and so here are a few really cute craft ideas!

First is the Mr. Fix It frame. If you have a handy Daddy or Grandpa on your list, kids will love creating this frame with some screws, nuts and bolts. Use either glue dots or if the kids are a bit older, supervise them with a hot glue gun.

Next is for the fisherman in your family! This adorable hand print craft is great on a canvas or you can do it on cardstock and frame it too!

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Here are some other great Father's Day ideas:

DIY Massage Shirt for cars:

Dad Rocks Garden Stone:

Happy crafting for Dad or Grandpa!