Holiday Crafts Sneak Peek- 5 Crafts From The Book

4th of July Tinted Mason Jars

Materials

  • 3 Mason jars
  • Food coloring in red and blue
  • Chalk paint in white
  • Modge Podge
  • Paper in red, white and blue
  • Three ramekins

Directions

  1. Make sure that the jars are clean and dry.
  2. Put a few tablespoons of water into each of the ramekins. Each color will have its own ramekin.
  3. Put about a tablespoon of food coloring into two of the ramekins and a tablespoon of chalk paint into the third.
  4. Place about two tablespoons of Modge Podge into each of the mason jars.
  5. Add the contents of the ramekins into each separate jar and twirl so that the color and Modge Podge mix well.
  6. Swirl the mixture higher and higher along the sides until the inside is completely coated.
  7. Pour any residue back into the relevant ramekin. Turn the jars upside down and let the excess drain on absorbent towel.
  8. Place a sheet of wax paper on a flat baking tray and preheat your over to around 225 degrees. Set the jars out on this, again upside down. Leave for around 10 minutes before turning them right-side up. (Be careful, they will be hot.) Bake for another half an hour.
  9. If the finish looks streaky, put them back in the oven for another 15 minutes. If you are not happy with the color, repeat the process.

Mother’s Day Candle

Materials

  • Wooden spoon
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Plain candle
  • Large pan
  • Crayons
  • Paintbrushes

Directions

  1. Fill one third of the pan with water and put it on a gentle heat.
  2. Place the bowl in the pan in such a way that it doesn’t touch the bottom of the pan.
  3. Remove the paper from a crayon, put half of it into the bowl and mix with the wooden spoon until it melts.
  4. Take the bowl out of the pan and place it on something that is heatproof.
  5. Now you’re ready to paint the candle with the melted colored crayon wax – take care because both the bowl and wax will be hot. Use an old brush to paint on your design or message.
  6. Rinse out the bowl and melt another color crayon to add come variation to your candle. Use a different brush for each color because you will find that the brushes get hard after using once.
  7. This craft should be supervised by an adult and candles must be lit by adults!

Daddy’s Car Wash Kit

Materials

  • Bucket
  • Paint/ decorations
  • Car washing products

Directions

  1. Look for a bucket that is big enough to hold your dad’s entire car washing products.
  2. Take some of the paint/decorations and decorate the bucket, you should have the words “Daddy’s Car Wash Kit” standout. Make sure that the decorations and paint you use are waterproof so that they do not start fading in no time.
  3. Get the products that you dad likes to use on his car the most and put them in the bucket.

Spidery Webs

Materials

  • Wax paper
  • Elmer’s glue (chilled for a couple of hours)
  • Glitter
  • A spider web template if necessary
  • Adhesive tape

Directions

  1. If you are using the template, place on the table and tape two sheets of wax paper onto it.
  2. Start drawing your spider web in the center, working your way out to the outer levels. Work fairly quickly.
  3. Sprinkle on copious amounts of glitter and set aside where it will be undisturbed for a couple of days.
  4. Once completely cured, tap to get rid of excess glitter and carefully remove from the paper.

Valentine’s Wreath

Materials

  • A wreath base
  • Cupcake wrappers in red and white
  • 9″ sheet of plain craft foam (thick-cut)
  • A crepe paper roll in red
  • Roll red crepe paper
  • 10 little white pom-poms
  • About a meter of gingham ribbon in red and white
  • A hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins

Directions

  1. Cover the entire wreath with the crepe paper and glue securely at the back. Wrap a length of ribbon at the very apex of the wreath so that you have something to hang it from. Glue into place.
  2. Flatten each of the cupcake wrappers and glue into place on wreath, covering the whole surface.
  3. Cut small squares of foam and glue them to the back of some other wrappers. Scrunch these wrappers slightly so they have more body and then glue a pom-pom into each front center of these wrappers.
  4. Glue these wrappers in place on the wreath.

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