May 16, 2022

3D Cool Treats Craft || Kids Summer Activities

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kids summer craft
kids summer craft
Paint noodles in plastic bags hack from once again prettytlifegirls
kids summer craft
kids summer craft
3D Cool Treats Craft with noddles for week 4 of Mini Maker Design Cos 5 week series where I share a kids craft each week before the end of May!

This week  we reused our Mini Maker Design Co craft kit boxes (1 box = 2 pieces of rectangle to paint + make) and if you don’t happen to have one in your house, an old box of noddles, Amazon prime or cracker box turned inside out would work too.

Then if you liked this kids summer craft, you might like weeks 1-3 of our Mini Maker series below.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Now that I have a iPhone after being MIA for 3 days, we’re ready to get back at it! And share along the way!

@mamajots


May 2, 2022

DIY Mother's Day Gift From Kids || Generational Friendship Bracellets

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DIY Mother's Day Gift From Kids
DIY Mother's Day Gift From Kids
DIY Mother's Day Gift From Kids
DIY Mother's Day Gift From Kids

Generational Mothers Day DIY Gift for all of the amazing women in your family circle!

This is week II for our 5 week craft series called, "Mini Maker Monday" where each week (Monday's) I'm sharing a kids spring/summer craft which I create, share + then teach!

This weeks is a fun twist on those traditional friendship bracelets. Though we decided to go "really" DIY with ours by painting them in zip lock bags. (A painting hack I picked up from ThePrettyLifeGirls awhile back! Though thought it would be fun to try it on wooden beads for this craft!) 

I mean is it just me, or does painting anything 3D means we end up painting more of our fingers than the actually object?! Both my 5 year old + myself included : )

 Craft details below...


Project Resources

Wooden Beads (Small)

Wooden Beads (Med)

Beaded Glitter Thread 

Pink Ribbon

Purple Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

Floral  Tape

Scallop Edge Blank Cards

Lettering - White Chalk Pen 

Paint is Acrylic (in all our favor shades)


If you liked this idea, you might also enjoy last weeks  chalk art + DIY stencil, here!

Warmly, Steph



April 26, 2022

Chalk Art For Kids + DIY Chalk Art Stencil


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Thrilled to be starting a 5 week craft series called, "Mini Maker Monday" were each Monday I'm going to share + then teach a kids spring or summer craft we create! Sometimes like today, it'll be a mix of both!!

So once our own sidewalk was covered in kids chalk art, including the front porch + back... I sent a quick text to our neighbor asking if they'd love some "chalk art" from our girls. They said, "Yes!" So we did!

 Everything we used for the outdoor craft/activity as well a few tips on how we made our own DIY stencils for the wording, "Hello Spring" - The Star + The Butterflies is resourced below.


Craft Resources

Chalk 

or

Chalk Kit (Comes with already made stencils)

Basket Sold Out (similar here!) Maybe spray paint gold?!

Satin Ribbon

Heavy Duty Card stock (for DIY chalk lettering stencil)

Scissors (My long time fav!)

Circuit 

or

Exacta Knife

spring crafts for kids

Making Tips:

"Hello" Font BFC Coffee Shop

"Spring" Font Circuit Sans

Butterflies outline is from our feet! Both my daughter + mine. As for the "Hello Saying," I had to cut both words in almost half. Then glue them all together to create one single word stencil in the size we wanted (larger enough to cover our bodies side-by-side). An example of this can seen on Instagram here or TikTok here.

Come follow on either platform for the next, "Mini Maker Monday" craft!


Warmly, Steph

April 25, 2022

Butterfly Craft For Kids || DIY May Day Gift

Butterfly Craft for Kids
Butterfly Craft for Kids
Butterfly Craft for Kids

Many of you know our love + history of celebrating May Day over here, all by making something new + special each year for our neighbors. So this year, we went a little more "intermediate" with my oldest in Kindergarten by making a butterfly craft kids.

The butterflies bodies were held together with 2 small clear hair ties on the bottom + the 2 hole punches other either side tied with ribbon through the top.  

"How-To" step-by-step video demo can be seen on Instagram here.
As well a voice over demo on TikTok here!!

Then starting 4/25 each Monday I'll be sharing a kids crafts idea + demo for a short 5 weeks series called, "Mini Maker Monday" Both on Instagram + TikTok.

Yes! You heard right! + I can't wait : )

Warmly, Steph


 

April 13, 2022

Painting Easter Eggs Hack

 

Easter egg painting ideas
Easter egg painting ideas

Easter egg painting ideas

Easter egg painting ideas

Wooden Eggs

Paint Brushes - Mini Maker Design Co Craft Kits

Bunny Wooden Plates - Target

Pink Table + Chairs Set

DIY Glitter Hack! One that I truly just decided to make on the whim of wanting to keep my house clean. Amen?! Video demo on how I used a sticky note to create a funnel for this DIY glitter hack can be seen here

Feel free to m try this out while painting year round too!! Share + tag on either Instagram or TikTok as I’d love to see!

Warmly, Steph 

April 5, 2022

Girls Easter Baskets 2022


Easter Basket ideas
Easter Basket ideas
Easter Basket ideas
Easter Basket ideas

Abby (5.5 Years)

Wire Baskets w/Handle

Purple Swimsuit

"Big Bunny" 2021 DIY Printable Flag Collab w/Whimsical Darlings Co

Light-up bath toy

Harper Doll C/O Cuddle + Kind releases 4/7/22

Wooden Personalized Bunny Tags C/O Modern Birch CO

Rainbow Play Dough

Purple Headband 

 


Emma (2.5 Years)

Gold Sandels 

Wire Baskets w/Handle

Pink Dotted Swimsuit

"Little Bunny" 2021 DIY Printable Flag Collab w/Whimsical Darlings Co

Light-up bath toy

Briar Doll C/O Cuddle + Kind releases 4/7/22

Mini Chick Doll C/O Cuddle + Kind

Wooden Personalized Bunny Tags C/O Modern Birch CO

Rainbow Play Dough

Ice Cream Truck Purse

Pink Headband 


If you liked this post, you might also like last years Easter Baskets with bunny bags (2021) + or the following year Girls Easter Baskets 2020 when the girls got matching bunny face sweatshirts C/O Wishing Elephant.

Girls Easter Basket 2021

Girls Easter Baskets 2020


Just a few more fun things + surprises to come before the bunnies arrival... So I'll see you on Instagram + or TikTok soon!


Warmly, Steph




March 11, 2022

Kids Craft Kit || Mini Maker Design Co's Easter Collection

 

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Meet the NEW “non-paint” craft kits for Mini Maker Design Cos Easter collection! Flower crown bunnies!

Including the option to pick which flower crown colors your mini makers would like along with the bunnies face color in either: Pink, Lilac + White! Plus, + I’m delighted to launch a new boy bow bunny design option! Yes, I'm beyond delight about this seasons designs : )

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kids craft kits
kids craft kits
kids craft kits
kids craft kits

Second Design to launch this Easter season is a "Bunny + Me" kids Craft Kit! This kit comes with a flower crown bunny as well satin ribbon + supplies for your mini makers to create their own matching flower crown (video "How-To" tutorial is sent via email once kit ships if extra help is needed)

Another Easter designs is set to launch this week with a very special collaboration to follow. Though in between we'll be some light + fun Easter theme DIYs though first! A last-last minute and budget friendly idea for St.Patricks Day (just in case you decided to do something like me at the last minute last year... really excited for this one!!)⭐️


Warmly, Steph


March 5, 2022

Girls Easter Basket || 2-6 Years

These basket items are a mix of what I just purchased for the girls (2.9 + 5.9 years old) as well what we already have + a few fun things we have on our wish list (you can see a few of these actually up close today on video - like the  rash guard swimsuits over in  Instagram !) + then everything will saved to highlights titled, "Easter Things" if you're seeing this past 24 hours : )

(By clicking on each link below, it will take you directly to that item + thank you for supporting the Mama Jots/Mini Maker Design Co business!)

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Garlands (Pink Daisy here) + colored Daisy. Then if you liked this post, you might also like this full collection as I added a few more fun finds for Easter Baskets.

Warmly, Steph

February 24, 2022

DIY Princess Rainbow Star Crown

DIY Princess Crown rainbow
DIY Princess Crown rainbow

DIY Princess Crown rainbow

2 things which helped make the Princess Rainbow Star Crown? 
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|| 1 ||
Pre arranged stars using top portion of headband to help create shape before glue gunning.  

|| 2 ||
Folded over lapping points on the star to “fit” the headband perfectly once glued.

Project details here:
Card-stock (Dark Pink, Pink, Soft Green, Light Purple, Dark Purple)


You can see how I made this for my daughter using these 2 making notes above here, over on Instagram. 

Warmly, Steph

 

February 20, 2022

Mini Maker Design Co || Rainbow + Pot Of Golden Stars


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Rainbow
Rainbow craft
Rainbow + Pot Of Golden Stars Craft Kit

The Rainbow+Pot of Golden Stars craft kit comes with everything you need to make the design, including a mini magical glue bottle + a thick wooden paint brush to paint!  All details are precut and ready to make with a final photo of the design included in each kit so your mini maker can refer to while making. 

Once shipped, you’ll get an email on Etsy with a link to the video tutorial on "How-To" make the design (if extra help is needed!)


What's included:

Precut Rainbow (with lines on it to help guide littles while they paint)

Precut Cloud

Precut Stars + Various Sizes (Gold, Silver, White)

Precut Pot Pieces 

Acrylic Paint colors 

Acrylic Gold Paint

Gold Glitter

Mini Glue Bottle

Wooden Paint Brush

Photo of Final design

Video tutorial link sent to Etsy inbox once shipped

Recommend for ages 3+ due to acrylic paints. These craft kits are personal use only. All rights reserved. Not to be copied or sold. 



Rainbow Craft Kit

The Rainbow craft kit comes with everything you need to make the design, including a mini magical glue bottle + a thick wooden paint brush to paint. All details are precut and ready to make with a final photo of the design included in each kit so your mini maker can refer to while making. 

Once shipped, you’ll get an email on Etsy with a link to the video tutorial on "How-To" make the design (if extra help is needed!)


What's included:

Precut Rainbow (with lines on it to help guide littles while they paint)

Precut Cloud

Precut Stars + Various Sizes (Gold, Silver, White)

Precut Pot Pieces 

Acrylic Paint colors 

Acrylic Gold Paint

Gold Glitter

White Glitter

Mini Glue Bottle

Wooden Paint Brush

Photo of Final design

Video tutorial link sent to Etsy inbox once shipped

Recommend for ages 3+ due to acrylic paints. These craft kits are personal use only. All rights reserved. Not to be copied or sold. 


The pot of golden stars was such a fun twist to the classic rainbow from last spring! Truly my oldest girl loves each of them the same + both designs will be available as craft kits for Mini Maker Design CO over on Etsy 2/22 at 5pm PST/8pm EST. 

Mini Maker Design Co can be found here!