Category: crafts

DIY Painted Concha Christmas Ornaments

DIY Painted Concha Christmas Ornaments

What are the holidays without sweet treats? When the family gets together, I love to see the familiar pink box filled with delicious Mexican sweet bread, or pan dulce. Conchas are my favorite (elotes come in a close second). Pink…

DIY: Painted Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

DIY: Painted Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was making salt dough ornaments. It was our first Christmas in San Diego and I was in kindergarten. I remember my teacher helping me roll out the dough, putting just…

Modern Art 4 Kids: Found Object Sculpture

Modern Art 4 Kids: Found Object Sculpture

I don’t like creepy things but I do love baby doll heads. Not the actual dolls themselves. Just their heads. Hah. My daughters are now 11 and 12 so they are sadly past the doll stage. This means I came…

DIY: Pull-String Piñata

DIY: Pull-String Piñata

Although my family didn’t celebrate this growing up, I think las Posadas are a lovely tradition. Las Posadas are celebrated throughout the nine days before Christmas. They’re fiestas that families celebrate together in the evening, to remind us of the…

For kids: Make a collage like Kandinsky

For kids: Make a collage like Kandinsky

Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist artist Kandinsky, create this fun paper collage the kids will love making at home during craft time. I am a big fan of Google Doodles. I love to see how Google changes its logo to…

DIY: How to Make a Children’s Memory Book

DIY: How to Make a Children’s Memory Book

When I had my first child, I was obsessed with his baby book. I wanted to document everything. First of all, I had a journal that I wrote in all throughout my pregnancy. Then, when my son was born, I dutifully filled in his baby book with his family tree, his weight, what was going on in the world the day he was born, etc.

DIY: Calavera Block Prints

DIY: Calavera Block Prints

Make your own block prints for Dia de los Muertos using a Speedball carving block found at your local arts and crafts store. I’ve always been enchanted by woodblock prints. This technique, originated in East Asia, has been around for…

How to use Crafty Chica Day of the Dead Craft Paper

How to use Crafty Chica Day of the Dead Craft Paper

We love Crafty Chica’s Day of the Dead craft paper. Here are three different ways to use the designs in your crafts. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 – October 15 is the time of year when we pay tribute…

DIY: Mexican Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

DIY: Mexican Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

We love the Mexican fabric trend! Make your own fashion statement by creating your own Mexican-fabric wrapped bangle bracelets. Bangles and bracelets, you can never have too many. I’m a jeans and tee kind of gal, so brightly colored bangles…

Frida Kahlo: Make your own body cast printable

Frida Kahlo: Make your own body cast printable

Download this free Frida Kahlo body cast printable and get creative with your kids. With July comes the celebration of the birth and death of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Frida was born on July 6, 1907 and she died on…