Party Bags

Hi everybody. I hope that everybody is having a good week. Here in South England the weather has been warm and sunny. Very good for outside activities with the children.

If you are planning a party we have these little party bags to give you some inspiration.

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We used plain white paper bags and decorated them with sharpie, colored tape ,some foam shapes stickers and for closing them we used small  wooden pegs.

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We know that in some countries the school already has started here in England we still have two more weeks of holiday.This is just an idea for birthday parties or any celebration with friends and family.

Race Car Track

Road 1

Hi everybody. I hope that you all had a very good weekend !!

We have this big piece of good looking plywood so we decided to make a race car track, using colored tape and washi tape. If you don’t have a piece of wood, then you can use a piece of cardboard. To make the track? Simple, just draw your race car track and covered it with colored tape, in our race car track we also used some stripped washi tape.


Road 2

Recycled Cardboard Bag

Hi everyone, I hope that you all had a peaceful and enjoyable Easter day with your family and friends. Mine was very good with my family and meeting friends.

I found this wonderful crafty idea and I fell in love with it. It is pretty. I used recycled resources which  you may already have at home from other crafts projects that you did in the past. So I didn’t need to buy  anything to make this lovely cardboard bag, you can adapt with the resources that you have at home.

I found the craft idea at this website  ikat bag: Tea Party Behind The Scenes – Cardboard.

I decided to make one with my daughter and she loved it.

Recycled Cardboard Bag

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What you need:

Cardboard boxes ( For the back and front of the bag I used a rather thick cardboard box. For the side I used a cereal box which is long enough to cover the side of the bag with one piece of cardboard), sellotape tape, washi  tape(optional), chenille tinsel, colored beads, colored foam shapes (optional), glue.

How to do it:

If you find difficulty  drawing the shape of the bag just go to the site where this idea came from. They offer a template for you  ikat bag:  – Cardboard.

Draw the shape of the bag and cut out from your cardboard box.

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Cut a strip of about 8cm from your cereal box and this will be the side of the bag, ( in the original idea they used krafty paper but I decided to use a cereal box that worked perfectly for me. I covered the top of the cereal box with brown sellotape and then put some paper tape for a good finish.

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Finally you need to make the handle, using  chenille tinsel and some beads. To attach the handle to the bag just make a hole on both sides of the bag and make a little loop.

Now you can decorate it with gift wrap paper, crayons, stickers, washi tape using resources that you have on hand.

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Washi Tape Easter Card

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Washi Tape Easter Card

I and my daughter decided to make some Easter cards  which she  can give to her friends at school. But we wanted to make these cards with resources that we already have at home. I remembered that for  Christmas     using some ribbons in a collage I made a  Candy Decoration so I decided  to do the same with my Easter card. But instead of using ribbons we used some washi tape which I bought a while ago. They are very pretty and charming.

What you need:

A4 white card paper, Washi tape, A4 yellow card paper, Scissors,Glue.

How to do it:

Easy: draw or download a shape of an egg from Google images, attach the stripes of washi tape on your yellow card. Cut out the shape of the egg and attach to your white card paper making an Easter card.