Monday, July 1, 2013

Kids Crafts Week at Doodlebug

We know you've all been home with your kids so far this summer and are probably being told how BORED your kids are already. So we challenged our Design Team to share their ideas for projects our fans could do WITH their kids. So be sure to check back ALL week to see what our amazingly talented ladies created with you and your kids in mind.

DIY Kids Bookmarks
by Wendy Sue Anderson

Designer Note: Does your local library host a summer reading program?  Ours does and my kids are always excited to sign up and read fun books all summer long.  This year my youngest child can even read chapter books on his own – it’s so exciting!  Since they are all reading bigger books, they take more than one sitting, so I thought we would make some fun little bookmarks for the kids to use.  They had so much fun choosing their own sticker and paper color – they were super easy to make too!

Doodle "Bug" Sack Puppets
by Jodi Wilton

Designer Note: I used my die cut machine and punches; however if you do not have access to a die cut machine, simply use a plate to trace around for the body and the head.
Pre cut shapes for kids who can not cut yet, to make it easier for them to piece together.
Use Circle Punches to create the eyes, nose and mouth (the mouth is 1/2 of a circle).
Use a Heart Punch to add the ladybug dots, and antenna's.
Use Washi Tape to add the stripes to the Bubblebee's Body. 
You can use two brads to fasten the Ladybug's Wings to the body. This allows the kids to move the wings.

Supplies:  Ladybug Puppet: (Love you More Collection, Cardstock & Sugar Coated Cardstock)  Other: Pipe Cleaners | Bubblebee Puppet:  (Snips and Snails Collection, Sugar Coated Cardstock & Cardstock) Other: Pipe Cleaners

Braided Twine Bracelet
by Shellye McDaniel

Here's a quick photo step-by-step tutorial for you. It's simple enough to create if you can braid.


  1. So cute! The bookmark idea can also easily be made as an embellishment on layouts and cards! I am going to try that today. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Darling projects! My kids would love to make each and every one of them!

  3. I pinned it on my Crafts for Kids Pinterest board.

  4. Ooh! I'm excited for this week! These are all such great ideas! My kids will love them! :)

  5. Such cute projects for kids of all ages. Love them all but my absolute favorite is the lady bug sack puppet.


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