Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Celebrating Easter and National Library Month With Rose Art

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? I'll admit I didn't and our family is big into arts and crafts. Each week this month we shared a craft project how to using Rose Art products. If you missed them you can click here to view the past craft posts. Sadly this is the last week for National Craft Month...but that doesn't mean you need to stop crafting. We do at least 3 craft projects a week. It's a great way to build your kids imagination, creativity and self confidence. Crafting is also a great educational tool and helps to build motor and thinking skills. Thanks to everyone who has been linking up and sharing your wonderful craft projects.

This week we decided to share two crafts. One is a fun and easy Easter craft and the other is a pencil holder which we will be giving to the librarians at our local library next month for National Library Week which is in April 8th-11th.

Materials we used for pencil holder craft:
-Paper Plate
-Scrapbook or Construction Paper
-Foam Stickers (we used Easter ones)
-Pom Poms
-Rose Art Glitter Magic Markers
-Rose Art Stampers
-Rose Art Twist Up Crayons
-White School Glue

Cut semi circle out of the center of the paper plate. Then glue this piece onto the back of the paper plate to form a small pocket to hold the Easter eggs.

2.) Cut out several eggs from scrapbook or construction paper. Then have the kids decorate their baskets and eggs. We used pom poms, foam stickers, twist up crayons, stampers and the kids favorite glitter magic markers. They absolutely love the glitter magic markers from Rose Art and truth be told so do I. Stick the eggs into the pouch after they are decorated.

Told you it was quick, easy and fun. Wash up and show off your finished project.

Remember I told you I love to use recyclables for our crafts? Well this project is so easy and uses an empty tin can. These make great gifts for teachers, librarians, grandma, friends, etc. 

Materials we used for pencil holder craft:
-Tin Can
-Scrapbook or Construction Paper
-Foam Stickers
-Pom Poms
-Rose Art Glitter Magic Markers
-White School Glue
-Low Temp Hot Glue Gun

1.) Cut a piece of paper to fit around the tin can you chose. Wrap the paper around the can and use hot glue to glue the two ends together at the back of the can.

2.) Decorate your covered can using ribbon, pom poms, foam stickers, markers etc. Gwyn chose to make a little tag for hers that says, "I love the library." You can also find a nice quote or saying to write or print to add to the can.

3.) Add some pens, pencils, candy, post its notes, etc to the pencil holder. Wash up and give your finished project to someone as a gift.

-Rose Art Website - check out the FREE coloring pages
-Rose Art Facebook
-Rose Art Twitter
-Mega Brands Website - be sure to check out the Kids Zone for fun games, wallpapers and more
-Mega Brands Facebook
-Mega Brands Twitter
-Craft and Hobby Association - National Craft Month Sponsor

I decided it would be fun to also do link up. If your crafting this month please link up your posts below. This link up will be up all month so keep coming back and sharing your creativity.

*Disclaimer - I received a box of Rose Art supplies from Mega Brand in return for my honest review and a craft project how to. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are our own! Many of the links found on my side bars and in my blog posts are affiliate links. As a result, I might get paid money and I will most likely spend the money on homeschool supplies. Please feel free to pin any of the ideas you see on my blog!

1 comment:

RedOakLane said...

Adorable!!  Thank you for linking up!  I will pin this!

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