Just 4 Fun~Floral Flip Flops

Summer is on its way! Simple flip-flops adorned with fabric flowers go with any outfit. Get fabric flowers at Dollar Tree or Michael’s or some other craft store. Cut the stem off the flower right below blossom. Attach with a dime size dollop of hot glue or Gorilla glue. For some flip-flops a single blossom such as a sunflower or daisy is enough. For other’s try a row of violets or small size blooms and attach along the straps. This is a very simple craft and can save you much money if you like pretty flip-flops as much as I do. I’d love to see your personal creations! Remember to supervise children especially if using a hot glue gun.

 

Photo courtesy of  www.marthastewart.com

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Just 4 Fun~Mommy and Me Wooden Spoons

 

This is a fun easy craft for Mother’s Day. You could also do it Grandma and me wooden spoons.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 wooden spoons, one larger than the other
  • Yarn in your choice of colors
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • White craft glue
  • Pony beads
  • Wiggle eyes
  • 2 small pink pom-poms
  • Black marker
  • Pink and red crayons
  • Felt
  • Buttons or pom-poms to decorate clothes

How to make it:

  1. Take a long piece of yarn and fold it back and forth so that each length touches end to end until you have a small handful. Tie a piece of ribbon in the center. Don’t tie it too tight, just enough to gather it together. Tie into a bow, trim ribbon ends, and cut all the looped ends to create the hair.
  2. Pipe some glue around the top of the wooden spoon and press the yarn hair onto the “head.”
  3. Glue on wiggle eyes, a pom-pom for a nose, and use marker to draw on mouth. Use a pink crayon for cheeks and red for Mom’s lipstick.
  4. To make a necklace for Mom by stringing some pony beads onto a piece of ribbon. Tie around neck of spoon.
  5. To create the dress, fold the corner of a piece of felt down and place spoon (face down) onto the felt, the folded corner will be the dress’s neckline.
  6. Fold the felt over one side, then fold the other side over. Glue in place.
  7. Slide off the spoon and trim the bottom straight to create dress. Slip the spoon back into the felt dress and glue in place.
  8. Repeat these steps for the child’s spoon as well.
  9. Decorate the dresses with pom-poms, buttons, and ribbon.

Craft creation -By: Amanda Formaro-Difficulty: Easy-Age: 6 and up

For more information and fun ideas for mother’s day. Check out www.kaboose.com  click on Mother’s Day Crafts.