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Fathers day easy crafts – Wine Cork Picture frame for Dad
We really like this Fathers day easy Crafts Wine Cork picture frame craft! It is really easy for kids of all ages, it is a ton of fun and it has the cottage wood feel that dads love. This craft uses Wine Corks and popsicle sticks. If you don’t drink Wine and don’t have any popsicle sticks from yummy popsicles don’t worry. You can buy both materials at stores such as Michaels arts and Craft stores. No need to drink!
fathers day easy crafts – Wine Cork Picture frame materials:
- Wine corks (have as many as you need, it depends on picture size)
- Popsicle sticks, likely around 20 or so.
- Glue (kids PVA glue or hot glue gun)
- piece of construction paper or felt.
- Your favorite picture of you and Dad
fathers day easy crafts – Wine Cork Picture frame instructions:
- Make a square frame at least 1.5” bigger than your picture in each dimension out of popsicle sticks.
- Fill in the square by gluing Popsicle sticks across the opening,
- Once you have a full square platform, glue corks all the way around the border of the frame.
- If you feel extra crafty glue a square of felt or construction paper inside the square to create a colored border for the picture.
- Glue or tape your picture inside the frame.
- Flip the frame around and write a loving message to dad for fathers day on the back.
- Glue some corks to the back on an angle to create a stand for the picture frame for displaying in dad’s room or at his desk at work.
** Alteration: Paint or color your corks! Or use colored popsicle sticks!**
This fathers day easy crafts is a very cute little craft for dad and I know all fathers like to display their children’s creations at home or work. Create this loving reminder that you love your dad and I know he will love it!
Craft Wine Cork Boats!
I was thinking the other day of some free wine cork craft ideas and the perfect idea came to mind! Craft wine cork boats! Just think about how simple of an idea it really is and it is a great free wine cork craft idea that you can use to use up your old wine corks that are just lying around the house.
There are a few different Craft wine cork boat designs that you can use depending on how long you want the project to take.
Craft Wine Cork Boat idea 1:
This design is the simplest. To make this craft wine cork boat you simply lay some corks down on a table side by side creating a raft of corks. Then you simply glue the seems and allow it to dry. Then using a barbecue skewer stick (long tooth pick would also work) stick it in the middle cork vertically creating a mast. Then attach a paper or felt sail to it with glue or tape. Very simple Craft Wine Cork boat.
Craft Wine Cork Boat idea 2:
This design requires more materials but it is also very simple. You need 5 corks, Popsicle sticks, a glue gun or kids clue, a skewer or toothpick, and a paper or felt sail. Simply glue 2 corks end to end to create one long cork. Do the same with 2 more corks. Now glue Popsicle sticks spanning between the two long cork pontoons creating a boat deck. Once the deck is complete glue the last cork in the middle of the deck and then skewer your sail to the middle of the craft wine cork boat.
There you have it, two very simple Craft Wine Cork Boats. Stay tuned to this site for many more free wine cork craft ideas! As always feel free to leave a comment and I will gladly respond. Also comment any craft ideas you want to share. We will gladly post them!
Philip Ethiopian Eunuch Story Craft
The story of Philip and the Ethiopian is a great bible lesson for young children. Philip Ethiopian Eunuch Story Craft is a great way to teach children the lesson that can be learned from the story of Philip and the Ethiopian.
Lesson text for Philip Ethiopian Eunuch Story Craft is Acts 8:26-40.
Unfortunately I don’t have the time today to post the whole craft, but if you use the google search tab on this site you will find a great craft related to the Philip Ethiopian Eunuch Story Craft.
This story is a very popular search currently on the Internet for some reason. I promise I will post a craft around it soon. If you have any craft ideas revolving around the topic please post in the comments section or find a contact link for me on this site. I will gladly produce the craft and post it on here.
There will be a lot more kids prayer crafts posted later on this site so please stay tuned. If you like this topic then you might appreciate my “Kids Prayer Crafts” section on the right. There you will find various other crafts similar to the Philip Ethiopian Eunuch Story Craft which are great ideas for teaching children at home or in the sunday school classroom.
Again if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks
Michaels Craft Stores – Review
The following is our official homemade-crafts.com review of the Michaels Craft Stores chain. If you are looking for a link to a Michaels store, click one that is posted here. If you have not been to a Michaels craft store we strongly recommend you try one out and visit it! The following review will be split into various categories with a rating for each, that way you will know how it stacks up with its competition stores that we will review.
There are various michaels craft stores locations in Canada and throughout the United States and it is by far one of the most popular places to buy crafting supplies.
Michaels Craft Stores: Selection and Layout 4.5 / 5
There are a vast array of crafts and arts and craft supplies you can find there. Literally anything you can think of to do with crafts is likely in a Michaels location. Seriously, its the Home Depot of crafting. That being said, although fairly organized, further organization would be beneficial as it is easy to get lost in one of these stores.
Michaels Craft Stores: Customer Service 4 / 5
The employees are very friendly, kind and curtious. They will gladly help you find what you are looking for. This would be 5 stars if they had more staff on hand. When I go I generally have to wait in line to buy my items for upwards of 10 minutes.
Michaels Craft Stores: Quality and Prices 3.5 / 5
Although the quality deserves 4 stars, the pricing in Michaels craft stores are generally much higher if you were to find the same item in Walmart for example. Don’t go to Michaels expecting to save money, go expecting to find everything that you need in one place without the hassle of running around to different stores and having to sacrifice crafting materials with substitutions. You definitely pay for convenience though.
Michaels Craft Stores: Overall 4 / 5
Michaels Craft Stores literally have everything you need for virtually any craft. The service is good but you have to pay slightly more for the convenience of having everything in one location. Personally I don’t mind paying the little bit extra since I know I can’t find what I need anywhere else.
If you are really computer savvy you can do an Internet search for “Michaels craft stores coupons” and you might find some deals! I hope this helps! By the way, we are in no way affiliated with Michaels Craft stores.
Kids Prayer Crafts – Ballon Rockets
Kids prayer crafts are such a fun idea for teaching children the word of God. This kids prayer craft involves making balloon rockets while at the same time learning about the power God has. This craft is also somewhat of a game so make sure you have the time and space to play it. I may as well get to how the craft / game works, then discuss the lessons one can learn from it.
Kids prayer crafts Balloon Rockets Materials:
- One balloon (long and thin preferably) per team.
- Scotch tape
- Straws (one per balloon)
- String that will fit through the straw
- Separate everyone into groups of 1 to 4 depending on how many are playing.
- Give each team an equal length of string (likely around 10 feet will do).
- Tie one end of the sting to a chair or handle or something you can tie to. Tie each team’s string to the same object.
- Slide the straw onto your teams string.
- Blow up the balloon.
- Tape the balloon to the string.
- Count to 5 and let the balloons go.
- The first team who’s balloon makes it to the object wins!
- Each team could make their own front cone out of paper to go on their balloon.
- Each team could name their balloon with a marker.
Lessons to be learned:
What is the driving force powering the balloon? (Our breathe). How many people do you think it would take to blow the shoreline of the ocean back a kilometer? Half a kilometer? A meter? How many people would it take to blow a storm away? How does it feel to know that god can easily do those things? Close with a prayer praising god for his awesome power.
Relevant verses for this kids prayer crafts collection: Psalm 104:4, Psalm 104:1-8
There you have it. Another easy kids prayer crafts. God bless and as always comment on my crafts! I love feedback!
Christopher Columbus Ship Crafts – Popsicle Ship
There aren’t many Christopher Columbus Ship Crafts out there and I thought that there needs to be one! What a better way to celebrate Columbus day than with a Craft? This Christopher Columbus Ship Crafts is for all ages and it can be done in that home, the classroom or at the cottage. It is a tun of fun and it can take a short amount of time or a long time depending on how big and how intricate you want your Christopher Columbus Ship Crafts to be.
Obviously this craft uses popsicle sticks and I am pretty sure the ship will sink. But making this craft is really a lot of fun. Before we get started you might want to check out one of my other crafts: Popsicle Stick Craft, to find out how I overlap my popsicle sticks on this craft.
Christopher Columbus Ship Crafts – Popsicle Ship: Materials:
- Popsicle sticks (a lot of them!)
- Glue (either slow drying kids glue or a glue gun [be careful they are very hot!])
- A sheet of paper for the sail
- Scissors and or exact-o-knife (sharp be careful!)
Christopher Columbus Ship Crafts – Popsicle Ship Directions:
- It is easiest to start with the back of the ship. Lye one popsicle stick horizontally and glue one popsicle stick vertically on each corner.
- Our ship was 2 popsicle sticks long so we glued another one on top extending the length (you don’t have to).
- Glue one popsicle stick on each end to meet in the middle creating the front of the ship.
- Glue sticks horizontally along the shape to create the floor of the ship. (look at bottom view below).
- Using the gluing pattern discussed in: Popsicle Stick Craft. Overlap every other row of sticks creating height without using too many sticks.
- Once the desired height is reached, glue a few sticks across the middle of the ship.
- Create a mast with multiple popsicle sticks and glue 2 paper triangles to it creating your sails.
There you have it an easy Christopher Columbus Ship Crafts. If you have any questions please comment and I can add to the article.
Arts and Crafts Style Window Treatments
Hello again everyone! I was scouring the internet tonight looking for amazing craft ideas and I think I have found a truly fun and very beautiful artistic craft for kids of all ages. This is what I call an arts and crafts style window treatments. When I first saw it I thought it was so creative and so fun to look at that I just had to share!
This arts and crafts style window treatments involves very few materials, but it also involves a lot of fun! Below is an example of what I am talking about!
Isn’t it beautiful!? I love how the light just shines through the tissue paper during the day and at night it looks very unique from the street when the lights are on in the room.
Now that I have found this I am definitely going to look for more arts and crafts style window treatments! They look really cool, almost like tissue paper stained glass.
Let me start like I always do with the materials needed
Arts and Crafts Style Window Treatments Materials:
- Lots of colored tissue paper sheets. (Enough to do a whole window).
- A marker (for drawing designs on the paper).
- Glue sticks or glue pens (non-toxic washable).
Arts and Crafts Style Window Treatments Directions:
- Cut out various shapes and designs with the scissors from the colored tissue paper.
- Draw cool designs or the veins of a leaf on the tissue paper (if you wish)
- Using a glue stick or glue pen, put a little bit of glue on the window and then stick the paper design on top.
- Clean up bits of unused paper.
** Make sure the glue is non-toxic, washable glue! You won’t ruin your window this way! **
Alternate method for this arts and crafts style window treatments craft:
- Instead of gluing the tissue paper directly to the window, try gluing the shapes and designs of tissue paper on-top of some tracer paper or wax paper, then tape the paper over the window for a similar effect. This way doesn’t mess up your window!
As always, don’t forget to comment!
Craft found on: www.filthwizardry.com
Free Wine Cork Craft Ideas
Do you have a lot of Wine Corks lying around and can’t think of what to do with them? We here at homemade-crafts.com have a few free wine cork craft ideas for you! Keep in mind, we don’t want to encourage you to drink more wine! But why waste the corks when you can do crafts? That’s what we do here!
Free Wine Cork Craft ideas #1: Wine Cork Stamps
This one is simple, but can be really fun for children. Simply get the child to carve a design into one of the ends of the cork, dip in paint and dab something with it! Be careful with sharp tools thought!
Wine cork craft ideas #2: Wine cork characters
Here you will decorate a wine cork using all the supplies you have from all of our other crafts. The picture says it all.
Free Wine Cork Craft Ideas #3: Cork Critters
Here color the corks with markers to look like insects and attach pipe-cleaner legs!
Idea #4: Cork Craft Wreath
This is a popular idea online, I have read it on a few different websites now. Basically you make a circle out of wire or a coat hanger and glue corks along it, gluing more corks on top of one another at different angles until a full wreath is made. I will attach a picture at the bottom of this article. This is definitely a cool looking free wine cork craft ideas.
Idea #5: Make a cork board
Duh, what a crazy idea right? Basically make a frame out of wood or wire and glue corks together into a big shape or square and mount it on the wall. This actually makes a really interesting looking wall fixture and its a fun way to get rid of old corks.
All of these free wine cork craft ideas are simply ideas. Feel free to run with them! I am just here to give suggestions. Feel free to comment and send us some of your craft ideas.