Art Craft Ideas

Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids and Adults

Art Craft Ideas - Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids and Adults

Scrap booking Ideas

If you’re new to scrapbooking, you’ll need lots of free and easy scrapbooking ideas to help you along! This website is here to help beginners get started on this addictive and rewarding hobby where you tell stories… using papers, photos, glue, words and your memories!

Scrapbooking shouldn’t leave you feeling overwhelmed or constantly behind. It’s okay not to make a layout for every photo or every moment (or every new product). Perhaps the key to simple scrapbooking is not just with the layouts themselves but the entire scrapbooking approach.

Identify your reason for creating a scrapbook. Are there stacks of pictures in a drawer that you want to do something with? Does your iPhone currently have over a thousand pictures of your kids? Do you want to commemorate your wedding anniversary by displaying your favorite moments? Or would you simply like to take on a project to satisfy your inner-creative? Figure out why you want to start a scrapbook and what it will allow you to do.


A smaller size means less intimidating space to fill. For layouts: If you only make 12×12 pages, try creating an 8×8 page and then mounting it on 12×12 cardstock for a framed effect. Likewise, if your pages are always 8.5×11, try mounting a smaller layout in the center (or off-center).



Maybe you’re making a baby album for your adult child. Or maybe you didn’t have a baby book of your own, and want to create one. When scrapbooking years after the birth, you might find you don’t have many photos or a lot of journaling. Can it still be done? Of course! You might need to estimate on dates of certain photos: “About six months old, 1950” instead of “Six months old, September 22nd, 2005”, for example. Yet you can still capture the memories of that special time. Interview relatives. Look online for historical facts from the baby’s birth year. And looking back, it’s always interesting to include what kind of person that baby grew up to be—future doctor, lawyer or scrapbooker?



Butterfly Origami

I am sure there are many tutorials out there on how to make an origami butterfly but I thought I would put a short tutorial together to share with you on how I made mine. The nice thing about this butterfly is that you should have everything right there with you that you will need to make these lovely fluttering creatures.

Let’s start with an easy one. Choose the size you would like your square to be, mark it out on your paper and cut it out. I like to make cardboard templates when I am wanting to make more than one of something. I used 3,4 and 5 inch squars for my butterflies.




Start with your paper white side up. Fold in half, open, then fold in half the other way. Now Fold the Paper in half diagonally, both ways. Fold all four corners into the centre and crease well. Turn Over and Fold all four corners into the centre again. Open out the model so far. Fold the outside edges into the centre line. Holding each inside edge from the point at the centre, bring these edges out to the points shown. Then, fold the top edge downwards and flatten. Rotate the model, and repeat step 7. Fold the top half backwards and flatten. Fold down the front outside corners. Fold these outside corners inward.




Fold the butterfly in half. Now fold the top layer backwards, at  the angle shown. And now fold the back wing backwards also at the same angle.






Sesame Street Invitation Card Ideas

A simple and fun invitation is to create the face of one of the Sesame Street characters. Elmo for example, is quite easy to make: Take red cardstock paper and cut out an oval. Add either big wiggly eyes or round circles from white cardstock with a black pupil drawn with black permanent marker or glued on black cardstock in the shape of small circles.


Then cut out an oval out of orange construction paper for the nose and a happy Elmo smile for the mouth. Then write all the Elmo birthday party info on the back with a black marker. Here’s a small picture of what it looks like to help you out.



Another option is to use colored paper to match your child’s favorite character. Fold the paper in half and let your child decorate the front with Sesame Street stickers. Write the party invitation details inside the card. Choose yellow paper for Big Bird, bright blue paper for Cookie Monster, or pink for Abby Cadabby.



You can do the above instructions with lots of different Sesame Street characters. Another cute Elmo birthday party idea is adding fabric or material that resembles that specific character, for example a few yellow feathers for Big Bird, a patch of blue fur for Cookie Monster and/or Grover, a patch of red fur for Elmo, etc. For noses you can buy colorful pompoms at a material store (orange pompom for Elmo’s nose, pink pompom for Grover’s nose, etc.)

Add fun wording from the television show at the bottom of your invitation, such as:

“This invitation has been brought to you by the letter [first letter of your child’s name] and the number [your child’s age]! “

seamless old wood texture

seamless old wood texture

Invite your guests to wear their favorite Sesame Street shirt. Include a Sesame Street sticker with your Sesame Street invitations or seal the envelope with a personalized Elmo sticker.