Saturday, September 21, 2013

Craft activity ...

Here's a craft activity that I came up with for my neighbour's daughter's 5th birthday.  Initially, I thought of having the kids make a bookmark ... however, hubbie ask "Do 5-year-olds read?"  Hmmmm ... good point ... so I thought a door hanger would be a better option.

I made a few samples to figure out the measurements etc.  I figure it would be least messy if we used alcohol inks.  Also, I thought I'd use my Fiskars Stamp Press ... easier for the kids to stamp an image.  Also, I precut the letters of the kids' names, so the door hanger would be personalized.  Here's a picture of some of the samples I made ...

I even scored the top and bottom of the image to add a little detail and make it easier for the kids to know where to stick the image.

Here's another picture with it in action ... of course, I needed to test it out to make sure it fits properly on a door knob :)


  1. yup, you've been MIA for a long time. beginning to wonder about hubby. thought maybe he's hiding you somewhere. love the door hangers, especially the mushroom/snail. so cute and you're so talented.....

    hope you're back to your old self.....


    1. Hi MCBG, hope all is well with you. Yeah, I didn't realize how long it was until I looked at the date of my last post ... oops! Love the mushroom and snail stamps, and this gave me a chance to use them :) Almost back to my old self ... however, I must admit I find it dragged on a bit!

    2. take care of yourself. let hubby does all the chores. :)

    3. Hmmm ... you could be on to something ... maybe there is a positive side for this cold to drag on ... LOL.