Saturday, July 3, 2010

Quick Craft -- Tie Dyed Sunshine Ornaments

You won't believe how quick, easy and frugal this project is!!


For a crafty fun time, fold a coffee filter in half 3 times, and cut the outer edge as shown.


Open up the coffee filter to make a sun, and invite the kiddos over to paint with yellow, orange, and pink/red water colors on it!!


Since Clara is so young, I gave her markers to use instead (which kept the mess to a minimum), and then she painted with water over top.


She loved all the bright yellow and orange!


...and she especially loved using the paintbrush with some water to blend the colors together!


Emily thought the colors blended so well that it looked a bit like tie-dye!


Groovy, man!


Allow the coffee filters to dry, and display proudly in a sunny window!


They make me smile every time I see them!! Have fun!!!

Emily and I will be on NBC's The 10! Show this Tuesday to demo quick (and frugal) Summer crafts for kids -- if you would like free tickets to the show, click here! We would LOVE to meet you!!

24 comments:

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love it! And, I'm sure the kids will, too :)

Christy said...

WE will definitely be doing this soon!

brookie said...

These are so cute! We are totally going to try them. Will link back if we do. Thanks for the great ideas! I love the ideas I get off your blog.

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

Ha! I don't drink coffee, so you are not using up all of my supplies this time!

Love,
Mark

LJ said...

Another great idea. You are very inspiring for a stay-at-home mum...lots of brilliant ideas!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and good look on The 10!!

Michelle said...

It reminds me of tie-dye, also.
I love this craft. Thanks!!

Cheryl said...

What a good idea to use water over the markers. Blends the colours nicely. Just like tie-dye. Nice activity.

Cheryl said...

What a good idea to use water over the markers. Blends the colours nicely. Just like tie-dye. Nice activity.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Your girls look like they are having so much FUN!!!!

Philippa, Neevah and Liam said...

Fantastic Suns! I love how you used the marker pens then water :)
P.S thanks for stopping by our blog

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ An Almost Unschooling Mom -- How fantastic! Have fun!!

@ Christy -- Yay!!! Hope you guys have a blast with it! :-)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ brookie -- You're very welcome! I really appreciate the link, thanks!!!

@ Mark -- You know that next week's craft involves tea bags, right? ;-) Just kidding!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ LJ -- That's so sweet, thank you!!

@ Michelle -- You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

As long as your crafts do not involve beer bottles, I should be fine.

Even if you do, I'd be more than happy to empty them for you first.

Love,
Mark

Raising a Happy Child said...

It looks really cheerful - and coffee filters are definitely in ample supply in our house :)

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA! VERY NICE!

Just Breathe said...

Those are beautiful! Very cheerful to look at.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Raising a Happy Child -- We have no shortage of coffee filters here either! Especially since I'm the only one who drinks coffee. :-)

@ Mama to 3 Blessings -- Thank you!!

@ Just Breathe -- We hung them on the front door, and I smile every time I see them! :-)

Night Owl Mama said...

How fun. I love that both your girls participated in this activity.

waist flab said...

lol! how nice work it is. this nice kid really very skillful .i like her.

waist flab said...

It is Amazing! how nice work that is!. I am really surprised to see this work. I hope his life will be shine.I am loving you kid.

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

Seriously how does your creative mind come up with all of these ideas?? Thanks!

Lame Shrill Owl said...

We tried it a little different and ended up with lighter colors. http://makesthree.blogspot.com/2010/07/art-projects-inspired-by-frugal-family.html

Janet said...

that's fab! one for us as we are just NOT getting any summer sunshine over here. grrr.

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