Tag: crafts

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…

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…

Calavera Frida Kahlo: Inspiring others through art

Calavera Frida Kahlo: Inspiring others through art

Occasionally I’ll receive an email from someone who was inspired by something I created. It’s a good right-down-to-your-bones feeling to know that something you made with your own hands excited another person enough to make them want to get up…

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…

Back-to-school style: Braid Updo + DIY Oilcloth Barrettes

Back-to-school style: Braid Updo + DIY Oilcloth Barrettes

When I was a little girl, I used to have major battles with my mom about my hair. Every morning I would hop on a stool and hold on for dear life as she tried to comb out my knots — I always had a ton — and after parting my hair down the middle, she created two of the tightest ponytails you ever saw on a little girl.

How to: Tie-Dye Ombre Shoes

How to: Tie-Dye Ombre Shoes

With back to school right around the corner, I wanted to diy an inexpensive pair of shoes for my daughter so she’d have something cute and unique to wear on her first day of school at our charter school’s learning…

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…