Tuesday, February 08, 2011

crafTuesday - Paper Bracelets

crafting with the kiddo is back!  I've taken a break from routine craft projects with my girls, not that it's stopped them from doing it on their own and covering the house in paper bits.

I wanted to share what Payton recently came up with on her own.  This would make a GREAT party craft, it's inexpensive, and it's a great way to use your crafting stash and get some work out of those punches.

Payton came to me, wanting to make a bracelet.  Morgan had received this rock 'n roll leather bracelet kit for Christmas that is a similar idea, but what a smart cookie, to think of doing it with paper.

Paper bracelets.  Making them is easy.

I trimmed 1.5 inch strips from 12x12 pieces of patterned paper.  I cut one pink strip, and one purple strip.  Payton then proceeded to cut the purple strip into little squares.

After that it was a matter of adhering squares to the pink strip with a glue stick, and adding punched and hand cut shapes and a little bling.

We left a couple of inches blank, and attached it with a glue dot or two.

What a fun craft for kids at a theme party, a girl scouts meeting, or a no school / indoor / snow day?!  It was very easy to put together AND to clean up.

Before I go I wanted to share this little game my girls got for Christmas.  We are obsessed with this game, and it's been a lot of fun.  Payton enjoys it, and even I enjoy it.  It's a challenge for everyone.  The best part for me is it's tiny size.  It doesn't take a lot of room on our game shelf.  It's called Spot It.

Spot It

Each person is dealt one of these circle cards, and then one circle is placed in the middle.  It's a matter of looking at your card and the center card, and finding the image that both cards have on them.  Seems easy, but there are several images on each card, and they are different sizes, so it's actually quite a challenge.  Whomever points out their matching shape first wins the card in the middle, and the winner is the person with the most cards once the stack is empty.  We've been playing this game daily and it's a fun time filler, it stretches your brain a little, and I'm a fan (obviously, lol).  Check it out!

Have a great day!  Davinie


  1. oooooooooh... well you know how i feel about your children's crafty projects!!!!!! thanks for another GREAT one!!!!

  2. Thanks for the game suggestion! My littles love I Spy and Where's Waldo, so this looks like a good one.

  3. that game sounds like something my girls would love. i'll have to check it out! and i love those bracelets...we did something similar recently using toilet paper rolls!