July 29, 2013

Shrink Art Monogram Necklace–Kid Craft

Shrink Art Necklace {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
This was another fairly easy craft from my daughter's craft camp that the kids kind of just ran with.  (To see the other crafts from craft camp go here.)  I was just planning on making their initial and let them decorate it.  They decided to trace other shapes and turn it into a sort of charm necklace.  I printed some simple outlined shapes that I found searching on-line.  I also had some clipart from a shrink art kit we bought a while ago.  The only think I had to purchase was a necklace.  I got a rainbow colored satin cord necklace from Hobby Lobby for $0.99 each.
Shrink art necklace tracing shapes {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}        Shrink art Necklace Jump Rings {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}    

July 24, 2013

DIY American Girl Wood Doll Bed–Kid Craft

Doll Bunk Beds {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
This was by far the most ambitious craft camp project we did.  Go here to see the other crafts we did.  Mainly because of the prep work needed but also because I was unsure of the skills of the girls and not sure how they’d handle a hammer and nails.  However, they all did great!

July 22, 2013

Decorated Journal - Kid Craft

This craft was pretty simple and self explanatory. We just used composition notebooks (you can find them at Target for less than a dollar in the school supplies or at dollar stores other times of the year). Then I let my daughter choose a bunch of papers and embellishments that were on sale or clearance at Michael’s.

We mod podged the paper onto the front and back covers. My daughter chose Disney colors and wants to use hers on our trip to record what we do each day. Then she just embellished it however she wanted to.

These would be cute to use for “Mommy and Me” Journals. If you haven’t heard of those this is where you and your child can write notes back and forth as often as you like. I love going to my room and finding her journal on my bed. It’s a great way to keep track of some memories we’d otherwise forget.

I didn’t create this one. You can go here to get the free printable for the cover shown above if you want to get started right away!

To see the invitation for craft camp and the other crafts the girls did go here.

July 19, 2013

Colored Salt Jars–Kid Craft

Colored Salt Jars {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
This summer is zooming by.  We were so busy the whole month of June.  Now that things have slowed down my kids are bugging me for crafts.  This one is so simple – and inexpensive!  I remember doing it when I was younger.  It only cost me $0.65 for the salt.  We already had the chalk and jars. 

July 8, 2013

Personalized Disney Cups

Since we’re not big soda drinkers I wanted some refillable cups to take into the parks with us so we could have plenty of ice water to drink. 

July 5, 2013

Disney World Map Links {and other helpful links}

A while ago I featured my Planning Binder for Disney World. and detailed what was included and how I divided it up.
Disney Binder Cover {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
Since several have asked I’ve decided to provide additional details.

I shared some cards I created with some tips for each park (Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom) as well as some cards listing the ride height requirements.

After looking through the binder to see what else I can share I realized that I have a lot of maps for various things so I decided to link them up (along with a few other miscellaneous links that I found helpful).

July 3, 2013

Organize Under the Kitchen Sink

This has been bugging me for a while.  I tried to organize it a while ago but it just wasn’t working.
Kitchen Sink Organization Before {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
I had a basket that contained most things but it was too big and everything was just thrown in there.  I also tried the hanging rod for my bottles (I’m sure you’ve seen this on pinterest) but the rod kept falling and bending in the middle from the weight. I also hated the linoleum that was on the bottom.  The edges were curling up and it was always getting in the way.  You can see all the wasted space on the left.  I obviously needed to go vertical with my storage!

July 1, 2013

Fourth of July T-Shirts–Easy Kid Craft

A little while ago I posted this invitation that my daughter gave to her friends inviting them to craft camp.  Last week we completed our first craft.  Everyone made 4th of July t-shirts.  They were fairly simple and I think the kids all LOVED theirs!
4th of July Shirts Front {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
Each person brought a white t-shirt and I provided the rest.  We used some fabric I had and a few more scraps I purchased from JoAnn’s.  Relatively inexpensive as the 4th of July fabric was 50% off and I only purchased 1/4-1/3 of a yard.  I think the favorite fabric was one that had a star print.  The kids loved just cutting out the actual stars.  One was decorated like a flag and was definitely the favorite.  You can see it on the pocket of the 4th shirt above.