November 20, 2010

Cosmo Cricket..projects for kids

Happy Weekend. Today I have a fun post that involves the kiddos. As you all know Jordan loves to craft with me. So it was very fitting that I invite her to create some projects for this Saturday's Cosmo Cricket Challenge.....projects for kids.

I think when you're involving kids with your crafting, it's important to set out a small grouping of supplies. This helps them from becoming too overwhelmed....and making a disaster in your craft room. :) I chose to use Cosmo Cricket's cute Pixie-Licious line of papers and stickers because Jordan loves little fairies and flowers. I went ahead and cut up an entire sheet of the long border strips for with the idea of making some book marks for her school friends. I also added in some Papertrey ribbon, a Papertrey sentiment stamped on patterned paper then added to a Small Metal Tag, some Papertrey buttons, Cosmo Cricket letter stickers and a few Avery labels. I arranged all of the supplies on a tray so Jordy could craft on the big ottoman while watching tv and chillaxin'.
I made a sample bookmark so she could have a few ideas ahead of time. It's always good to give kids some ideas to get their creative juices flowing. This is the front...
.....and this is the back of the bookmark.
The 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper that is all borders is a great sheet for bookmarks. The fun patterns are aligned on strips...perfect for bookmarks!
Sticker letters are always fun. Jordan used them to spell out her friend's names.
Ribbons were adhered with Scor-Tape. The metal tags were ready to stick on with pop dots.
And here is a sampling of Jordan's bookmarks. I think she did a great job. She carefully picked colors that each of her friends would like. I love that about Jordan. She thinks things through and is so thoughtful of others.
I think kids love to see their names on things too. I love that Jordan added each name like she did here with Claire. Claire is to thank for the bookmark idea. She posted on FaceBook that she lost her IPod but then found her math book because she used it as a bookmark. I think Claire definitely needs a bookmark! :)
I hope you enjoy Jordan's bookmarks. Perhaps you can get crafty with the kiddos today!

For more crafting with kids, you can see Jordan's birthday invitations she made using more Cosmo goodies. And this is the birthday card I made for Jordan, made to match her birthday invitations. Enjoy!!


Cindy said...

Love this! Your girls must be so proud to have a mom as talented as you! Can't wait to see what you have to share with us next!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing! My girls love to craft with me too and you are SO right about the overwelming aspect of it. I have finally figured out that the more time they spend in there with me, the more necessary it is for them to have their own *stuff* too. I've put together a little organizer bag with their own tools and adhesives so mine don't go missing! LOL!! Now we are all happy stampers!!

Lynn said...

such a cute idea!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing your sale finds. TFS Ann Lind

Andrea said...

Great stuff Mish!!!! Don't let those negative comments take a single moment of happiness from your life. It's a beautiful thing to be able to truly enjoy life and to see what's really important in it. It's obvious that you posses that and you pass it on to your family and most of your readers. I feel sad for someone who would look at a beautiful post like that and be able to find something negative about it. WE'RE the the lucky ones!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful outlook on life with us. I've been looking forward to catching up on your blog for the last couple of days - it's a pure treat for me!!!

mamajulie said...

Has anyone else mentioned that your blog is not posting to Yahoo for them? I had received it on my Yahoo home page perfectly until about a month ago. I decided to try to fix it today, and removed and replaced it, but still the latest posting was for "More wrinkle Ribbon" from a month ago. Is it just me, or others, too?

Diana said...

Love, love, love these colors!

Michelle said...

Having two boys I often wish I had a girl to craft with.. my boys would much rather be outside. I tried to create crafters when they were little but as soon as they were old enough to chose their own activities. Crafting was OUT! Your girls have inherited your knack for creating amazing things!


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