Thursday, June 4, 2020

Crafts with Lucas - Perler Beads

It's the first official week of summer here in Tennessee. We are already being crafty in our house!

This is our first craft of the summer. 


He always does these with his friends, not just in the summertime. They are so easy for the kids to do and it lets them use their imaginations and creativity! We tried out these Big Beads this time. Lucas said that they were a lot easier to maneuver around and I think he liked them better. However, when I went to fuse them together, it did take a little longer since they are bigger. We do like how it turned out though!

We have other crafts planned for the summer so be looking for more Crafts with Lucas posts!


Monday, May 18, 2020

Summer Vaction

It's officially about to be summer at my house. Although, my son has been acting like it's been summer for a little bit longer.



As usual, I will bring back Crafts with Lucas for the summer! Fortunately, I have a child that loves to sit down and do crafts. 



I have also been busy crocheting since I've had more time on my hands so soon I will show pictures of all of my quarantine projects. 



Hope everyone is staying safe during this time. Remember now is the perfect time to be crafty!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Creative Learning

Since we've been having to have "homeschool" lately, I've had to come up with some creative ways to get my 7 year old to learn something without him realizing he's learning something.

A neighbor told me about a local company that would deliver a kit to your house that includes paint, stain, a stencil, and a board to do your artwork on.

I went to take a look at what they had on their website, https://hammerandstainmountjuliet.com/, and they had the perfect design for my little baseball player.


He saw this and was so excited! He chose the colors and the stain color and I submitted my order. Everyday he was asking me when it was going to be delivered because he was so excited to get started!

His kit was delivered at the perfect time. On Fridays we call it "Fun Friday" so we save all of our more interesting activities for then. So, that Friday morning he was ready to get started.

First, he stained the board:


While waiting for it to dry, I got him to do some math and reading activities on his laptop. Some of his favorite websites are www.abcya.com and www.funbrain.com.

Then he got to do the stencil. He let Mommy put the stencil on the board so we knew that it was on somewhat straight. Next, he got out the paints and used his imagination! Here is the end result. It turned out perfect! 


If you and/or your child is crafty, I highly recommend doing this! In our area, we got ours from https://hammerandstainmountjuliet.com/


Friday, April 3, 2020

Crafty Quarantine

Are you stuck at home like me? Why not be crafty!

A few times a week I'm going to try and post some good and fun ways to be crafty while you are being safe and healthy at home.




If you have any ideas be sure and share! I'm always looking for new ways to be crafty!

Be sure and come back soon to look for more crafts from The Crafty Flamingo and Crafts with Lucas!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

New Year

Happy New Year!

I can't believe that we are already about halfway into the first month of 2020. I hope that everyone is starting the year off great!

What are your crafting resolutions for the new year? A new technique maybe? Or just to actually finish those projects that you started in 2019?

Every year I try to learn a new stitch or technique. It doesn't always happen, like some resolutions, but when it does, I'm so excited to make something for my friends and family with what I learned! This year I'm hoping to try and learn how to crochet blankets with a picture in them. My grandmother used to make a teddy bear blanket that was so cute! (Pictured below) The year always gets away from me making other fun projects!



My grandmother also had her signature blanket that she made for almost everyone in our family. (Pictured below) Something else that I'm hoping to come up with this year is my "rainbow blanket" to make for my family.



I also have the same resolution every year in general, to declutter my house. It's slowly happening, but it seems like a never ending process. If anyone has any tips, please feel free to share!

Friday, November 22, 2019

The stitch that will never stop

One of the reasons why I learned to crochet is to be able to make things for my friends and family. My grandmother did that for her family and I wanted to be able to carry on that tradition.

My son inspires me to make all kinds of things. He's how I got to making all different kinds of animals. I started making a kitty out of a rectangle with this pattern: http://marmaladerose.blogspot.com/2009/04/crochet-kitten-pattern.html?m=1 and now I've made all kinds of things!


 Unicorns


Monkeys


Tigers



Penguins

For Christmas I even make everyone in my son's class an animal. I let Lucas decide what kind of animal and even help pick out the pattern for it. I basically start this project when school starts since I have to make so many! Here is the pattern for what I am making his 1st grade class this year: https://amigurumi.today/free-crochet-animal-patterns/. They are turning out really cute!


I'm hoping to be able to carry on this tradition for years to come! I know my friends and family are excited to see what I come up with every year for them :)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Crafty Friends

Lucas has been in bible school the past 2 weeks but that doesn't mean he hasn't been crafty! Here are a few things that he's been up to.

As you know from previous posts, Lucas loves crafting with his mom. He saw my flamingo diamond paint by number kit and wanted to try one for himself. Lucky for him, we found one that was just perfect for him, a baseball themed kit!

Here are the kits that we used. Lucas's came from Hobby Lobby and the flamingo kit was ordered online through Amazon.



These are so much fun! I wasn't sure how Lucas would do with it, but he loved doing it as much as I did.

We also did a craft with a friend. Our neighbor Brenna wanted to be crafty with us one afternoon. Here is what she wanted to make.


Bead Bracelets

Materials:

Yarn
Beads
Scissors

Step 1: Measure the length according to your wrist so your bracelet is the perfect length and use your scissors to cut the yarn.

Step 2: String your beads on the yarn.



Step 3: Have a friend or grown up tie the bracelet on to your wrist. It's done!


Check back soon for another Craft with Lucas!