So, I took a break for the last year due to not enough time to blog. As of now I am trying to get 1-2 posts up a month. If I can do that I know I will be okay. If there is anything you want to see on our blog, please do email me suggestions at Crystals7Creations@gmail.com . Thank you !
Hello , I am back on the blog, alot of things going on.
Today , we are going to DIY , Pumpkin Rice Krispies! These snacks are perfect for your kids Halloween party, to give out, or to have for Thanksgiving. These are very easy to make , and only take 5 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to execute.
What will you need:?
One box of Rice Krispies
2 Bags of Marshmallows
1 stick of butter
1 red food color
1 orange food color
Step 1: Put butter and Marshmallows in a sauce pan and melt down.
Step 2: Once mix is melted, add 4 drops of red and two of yellow. (May need to add more or less )
Step 3: Once your mix is orange, add the Rice Krispies and stir.
Step 4: Lay out wax paper
Step 5: Pour mix onto wax paper and let cool down
Step 6: Mold Rice Krispies into balls about 3 inches diameter and place on seperate wax sheet
Step 7: Press thumb in middle of Rice Krispy to flatten like a pumpkin
Step 8: add a tootsie roll on top for the stem
Step 9: cool off and pack up, you are done!
So every year I do handmade invites out of card stock . This past years theme was Monster High.
What you will need:
Black card stock
White card stock
1 rubber stamp
2 hours total
Find a Google image you think will be nice, print it on white card stock in the size you want the invites.
Step 2 :
Cut your printed image out .
Use that cut out to trace the outline of the black skull background.
Step 4: (Above)
Trim the black of our cut out, and now on white card stock, trace your skull
After both the black n white skull are cut , we will glue the white part onto the black.
Grab your glitter pen and trace inside the bow, to add some sparkle.
After your glitter is drawn in, use your stamp, I chose the one seen below, and then wrote in the information. Came out amazing, just a little hand work.
So, how to Do It Yourself, economical and inexpensive knick knack, ornament, charm, or gift.
So, over the kids spring break , we decided to make gifts for people. The little girls wanted to make a charm bracelet and necklace for their mom, for her birthday. So we went on pinterest and saw a picture of a silver painted pendant with a child’s finger print, you saw it too right??
Well the directions were pretty vague, so I messed this up twice. It was either too much water, or too little of water. And then I figured it out. So, the very first picture above with the recipe, is not mine. I found it on pinterest. It just made it easier to post this. So I do not take credit for that photo.
So with that said, Here is how we began this journey:
What you will need:
First: Add all the ingredients in the bowl and stir until dough consistency.
Second: Sprinkle flour on the counter so you can mold your dough.
Third: Mold you charm and put a head pin in if you want a charm, or a keychain finding in for a keychain, or a headpin to make an ornament. Your choice.
Fourth : Put molded and sculpted item onto a baking sheet non-greased.
Fifth : Place baking sheet carefully in oven, on 250 degrees F, for 2 hours or until hardened.
Sixth : Let the items cool to touch.
Seventh: Paint 🙂
Above I just crafted a MMA Glove by hand by staring at a picture of a glove. It wasn’t too hard. After I baked it I then carefully painted it to be a keychain, in the pictures you see my finished product without the gloss.
This really made for a fun project, easy, inexpensive and time consuming. I recommend doing this with your kids or kids you watch. It makes for a fun, no tv activity.
This one was made for my daughter’s Teacher for Christmas , Dec. 2012
The items I used, for the size I made, are below. It will depend on your own choice of size. I say buy extra crayons and return the ones not used, or buy I big pack and save the rest for future activities, or to melt down 🙂
Items used on the wreath featured:
Spare card board
Hot Glue or Tacky Glue
Fruit bowl (optional)
Morton salt bottle (optional)
Okay, so first you get a spare piece of cardboard , or foam tag board. I used a fruit bowl , and put it top down and lightly traced it to make the size of the wreath.
Second I grabbed my salt package, it doesn’t matter if empty or full. I put it in the center of my first tracing, and lightly traced the salt container.
Third, I grabbed my exacto knife and cut the second circle out, thus creating the wreath.
Now, grab your crayons, and space them how you want on the wreath. I put the salt container in the middle to help with my evenness and spacing. You can choose your color order, (I’m OCD so it was color cordinated , haha) how close or far to space them.
After you have all your crayons laid out, start gluing them down. Once they are glued, let dry for 1-2 mins.
Before you attach your bow, add your curling ribbon in desired place and lightly curl.
Attach your bow, I chose the bottom.
After that, Attach ribbon at the top to hang it later on.
And BAM BABY, You are done. 🙂
I used 3, 24 count boxes of Crayola Crayons. But I didn’t use all of them, and I set my extras to the side for another use.
My daughter’s teacher loved it! And you can even make on for your Daycare providers, Your house, a play room. Makes a fun project to do with your kids for any holiday or teacher birthday!
Enjoy please post pics if you makes one!
** This idea was not though of by myself, I was inspired by a photo I ran upon on pinterest. All I did was recreate my own version 🙂 **
“Fight like a Girl” Hair bows. I made these for an event a few months ago that was for Breast Cancer. I even made some rosettes. They are Survivor ribbons, related to Breast Cancer. So, I have made more bows. They all don’t have the skull ribbon as the accent, I thought it was funkier that way. I now have these available in my stores. I am charging $4, because I will be donating to the “fight for a cure” , $2 for every sale. 🙂
I hope you stop by and check these out!
Thanks for checking in, do you have any Cancer items you have been working on??
These have been my most sold item this year, and that says a lot for it being on sale for 2 months!
These can be made for any team, and we just made Breast Cancer ones that will be up shortly.