Crafts for kids, crafts for the home, and crafts for the classroom are featured in this category. We have many paper craft projects, including 3D Minecraft paper character templates to cut and build. We feature information about the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, holiday craft games and projects, and sewing crafts as well.
Get Americana Subway Art for free from Healthy Family. Since summer has finally arrived in style, I’ve decided to add a pair of American Subway Art pictures that I recently created. These two Americana Subway Art signs are originals that I created using my software on my computer. You are welcome to use them for your own personal use. (…)
Green furniture refinishing is quite easy. You’ll be surprised at how nicely an old piece can look after just 30 minutes of your time. I recently acquired an old pine dresser that was in need of some TLC. I decided to condition the wood using some kitchen ingredients on hand in my pantry. It’s an easy job and you’ll be able to use your furniture about 12 hours after applying this green furniture refinishing coat. (…)
Pipe cleaner shamrocks are pretty fast and easy to make. They make a fun St. Patrick’s day craft for kids. You can do them at home, like we did, in a classroom, or for a Sunday school activity. Most people think of green beer, leprechauns, pots of gold, and parties for St. Patrick’s Day. We draw and color shamrocks, and wear them on our clothes. But many people don’t know about the history behind the shamrock and Saint Patrick himself. The story is a wonderful one to share with your kids and I promise that after you do you’ll always insist on a shamrock with three leaves instead of four. (…)
I’ve got a map of Irish sayings for you today. It’s a special gift to Healthy Family readers and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. I know it’s only February, but I’ve just about had it with winter. Valentine’s Day is over. It’s time to get on with spring. The best way to do that is to start planning for St. Patrick’s Day. This fun map of Irish sayings is designed to print on 8 1/2 x 11 letter paper and display in an 8 x 10 photo frame. (…)
Want Minecraft wrapping paper or wallpaper for a fun craft or special gift? One of our readers recently left a comment about the Minecraft box I made last year. The box is displayed on our popular Minecraft 3D paper craft page. I never did mention the box or offer links or free downloads of the wallpaper used to cover the box. Here is a quick tutorial on how I made the box and a few free downloads for you to enjoy. I hope these three Minecraft block wallpaper patterns will inspire you to create your own homemade Minecraft box. (…)
Minecraft Valentines aren’t easy to come by. You won’t find them in the store. There are a few Minecraft Valentines on Etsy, but they aren’t free to download and print out. This year I decided to create six free Minecraft Valentines to share. Check them out. Valentine’s Day can be costly enough when you’ve got four kids like we do. Although Valentine’s Day cards are relatively inexpensive at places like Walmart and Kmart, they aren’t always geared toward the 7-9 year old. We like to be original over here, and we like to be crafty too. So instead of settling for a box of super heroes at the store, we decided to make some original Minecraft Valentines. (…)
If you’d like to learn how to make a felt Christmas Advent calendar this year, why not try a Jesse Tree? This week starts the celebration of Advent. It’s our family’s favorite season. We love the excitement leading up to Christ’s birth. Last year I created Jesse Tree ornaments to decorate a felt Christmas Advent Calendar I made for advent. We read from our picture Bible stories about the lineage of Jesus in December. This year quite a few of you asked for tips on how to make a felt Christmas Advent calendar. Here are my tips and a free iron-on transfer download, too. (…)
Last year I created free Jesse Tree clipart ornaments for Healthy Family readers. They are still available to use and share. Use them during the month of December to celebrate Advent with your family. Several readers have asked me if I’d add to the collection I created last year. Your suggestions and heartfelt encouragement have nudged me to create another simple ornament for the 2013 Advent season. Feel free to use this simple cartoon clipart image of Abraham’s tent in place of or in addition to the other December 5 ornament already created last year. (…)
Need easy Halloween Crafts? Healthy Family found some that we’d like to share. These fun DIY projects are easy Halloween crafts you can do for parties and at home DIY activities with your kids. Fall is a great time of year to craft with the kids. Whip up some cute clever costumes, design some easy Halloween crafts with paper cones, or make cute pumpkins with glitter and glue, thanks to Country Woman Magazine. We’ll give you a peek at their collection of creative and easy Halloween crafts. They are free, so what are you waiting for? (…)
Get inspirational quotes about family that you can print and frame for free. I love to make seasonal framed artwork for my dining room. It’s fun to add seasonal table runners and simple decorations for every holiday. Part of that always includes inspirational quotes about family and faith.