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Hand painted Personalized Wooden Easter Egg Ornaments

I will personalize these hand painted Easter Egg ornaments with your child’s first name and the year. Each egg has a different hand painted scene including a bunny and a variety of chicks, flowers, birds, sometimes a tree, cattails, carrots, Easter eggs and more!

You can purchase one of these eggs on my etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/coffeycreations?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Or convo or email me about having me hand paint a custom Easter egg that coordinates with your custom Easter Basket Liner! Shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com

 

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David’s Fingerprint Snowman Jar (votive holder!)

My little 8 year old artist, David, used his finger tip to create these sweet snowmen! He did his own red scarves, black hats, orange noses and eyes and buttons. I used a frost effect to coat the jar ahead of time, after he was finished with his snowmen we added “snow” in the form of paint with glitter! Next I will add a battery operated votive, but it is already on display on my windowsill in the kitchen! See below for fun ideas making snowmen with a little one’s fingerprints. You can also check out my Etsy shop for premade kits!

Email me at shannon@coffeycreations for your own custom children’s items or check out my Etsy shop for fun premade items!

 

Fingerprint/Handprint Snowmen!

I  just love being able to preserve little fingerprints in a way that I can enjoy again and again! The fingerprint snowmen shown in the pictures are made from my 2year old niece’s little hand print. I used a sharpie to write the date and her name on the bottom of the jar for her Daddy to keep and bring out every year-my boys always love comparing how their hands have grown with their fingerprint/keepsake items!

I added a little pink scarf to each snowperson, a black hat, an orange nose, blue eyes (like Sophie’s!), stick arms, and even put little snowballs in some of the snowgirls hands! I dotted some white paint “snow” throughout the background of the jar, swirled some on the bottom and then sprinkled white glitter all over the jar so that it would stick to the white paint to make it even more snow like.

I also love to be able to recycle and reuse, this jar was actually a pasta sauce jar. I put a little battery operated votive inside of it and it is ready to go for holiday decorating!

There are so many variations on this theme you could do, too. My 8 year old just used his fingertip to create his snowmen and he loved making the scarves, hats, and the rest of the snowmen himself. I thought how fun it would be to get a fingerprint from each member of the family and have a snowperson represent everyone! We’ll see if we can get everyone to cooperate with that one!

And, I’m thinking as a teacher gift to have all of the kids put their own fingerprint on a jar with their name above the snowman. We can fill the jar with homemade white chocolate pretzels! One of my favorite treats to make with the kids!

Make this craft on your own or purchase my premade kit-for yourself, a new mom, or a mom who loves to do fun things like this with her kids! Click on this link to view the kit from my Etsy shop!

Check out some of my other fun holiday crafts and fun things to do with kids! Click on the Thanksgiving link on the left or here, and the Christmas link or here.

Email me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com for your own custom items, or check out my Etsy shop for lots of fun premade items!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Fun!

So, I just made about 17 of these little Gingerbread houses yesterday for a cub scout project for my 7 year old and had to share them! They were so easy to do and I can’t wait for us to decorate them! I plan to use the puffy paint for the “icing” on the  houses! We have fake “snow” to sprinkle on it after putting on glue in fun designs…green paint for the grass, who knows what else we may add? You may note that mine has a little snowman and a pine tree out front.

All you need to make the house are scissors, a cardboard box, and a glue gun! I cut the “house shape” first, two square shapes with a triangle shape on top. Then two small rectangles for the sides, hot glue these four pieces together for the base of the house. Then cut out the two larger rectangles for the roof-I liked mine a bit long to have some overhang. Hot glue the roof on. Cut out a door shape, windows, pine trees, bushes, mini “wreaths” for the door, whatever you want! I also added a half circle for the platform or “front yard” of the house and a couple of little half circle strips for the “Gingerbread” along the edge of the roof. The red and white striped additions are cut paper straws.

I love to be able to have fun decorations that are homemade, that the kids themselves can decorate, and that I can bring out again year after year! Have fun!

Have fun and check back to see our finished houses!

 

Happy Thanksgiving! Door Sign revisited 2012

I just love bringing this door sign out every year! Look how big my little guys are getting! This year I had a smidge of extra time and put together several for some friends and family. Here are some tips to make your own:

You will need preferably a thick rectangular piece of fabric-a denim weight or a twill would work well, brown,yellow, red and orange medium point sharpies, fabric pen (the blue kind that blots off with water), an ultra fine black sharpie, trim of your choice, a ribbon for hanging and about 3 of those popsicle kid craft sticks.

I just love the look of the khaki/sand color mixed with the dark browns and oranges of Thanksgiving and fall! I used scrap fabric I had laying around (waiting for just such a use!) and cut it in a rectangular shape-long enough to include all three of my boys hand prints.

First, I used my fabric pen to mark on the “Happy Thanksgiving”. I love the look of the curlz MT font from MS word. You can print it out and then just do your best to copy it as closely as you can. Choose whatever font you like, of course, but it looks so much neater if you can pick a specific font! Or if your child is learning to write it would look adorable in their cute handwriting! Let them use the fabric pen then you can go over it with the other markers. The great thing about using a fabric pen is that if you don’t like how it looks-blot it off with a damp paper towel, wait for it to dry and just redo it!

Once you’ve got your writing on the way you want it go over your letters with a medium or dark brown, highlight parts of the letters with the orange then outline the letters with the fine point black. Be careful not to hold the pens down for too long or they will bleed into the fabric and leave a big spot! Use a “light hand” when doing your lettering!

Don’t forget to put the date somewhere on your sign as well, I chose the bottom right corner.

Put your child or children’s names below where you intend to put their handprints.

Attach your trim of choice with fabric glue.

To do the hanging ribbon, attach the ribbon about say 1 inch down on the back on each side with fabric glue. Fold the fabric over top of the ribbon on the back and secure with fabric glue. Here is where you also use fabric glue to attach the popsicle sticks. I had to cut one in half then attach another over top of the two. That way the sign hangs straight and doesn’t curve inward in the middle.

Then the handprints!!!! Get several wet paper towels ready for after the printing. Squeeze a bit of oranges, reds, browns, yellows on a paper plate. Get a sponge brush and sponge the different colors on different parts of the little hand. Gently place the hand on the sign where you want it to go! Don’t panic if it doesn’t look perfect! That is part of the charm!

After the handprints have dried take your ultra fine sharpie and outline the turkey, add his feet in brown, use red for the comb above and below the head, add the eye and beak with some yellow. Be sure to outline the comb, beak and feet as well. Not sure exactly how you want to do these parts? Check out my silly turkeys!

For more fun Thanksgiving hand print ideas and more check out the rest of my Thanksgiving items here or click on the Thanksgiving link to the left! Check out the Felt Handprint Turkeys, Turkey handprint bibs, Thanksgiving food toss game including food bean bags and more! Have fun!

Not up to doing this by yourself? Want to give a one of a kind gift? Just email me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com and I will make you a Turkey Handprint Door Sign kit! Including the sign made and ready to go with little pots of paint and even a spongebrush for the recipient!

Olivia and Rhys’s name paintings

These two name paintings were a give away for Missy K Photography in Naples, Florida. I sure hope Olivia and Rhys enjoy them, Norma! Thanks so much!

Olivia loves horses and all things purple and pink. At 8 years old, she wanted something a little sophisticated, not too little girlie! These horse sillhouettes are framed by pink and purple flowers and show off Olivia’s name in a fancy french font.

Rhys loves fire trucks and has fun bright red, yellows and blues in his room. Rhys’s painting shows off a fire truck with some fire in the background and his name on the road underneath. Rhys’s name is done in an Andalus font by MS word-much more masculine for this little guy!

These paintings were done with acrylic paints with a watercolor effect on watercolor paper and set on two layers of cardstock backgrounds, ready for framing!

For your own custom children’s or babies artwork or other coffey creations  e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com  or check out my Etsy shop for premade items (click on the link to the right).

Sam’s Stepstool-Artwork by David!

This fun bright stepstool is unique in many ways-first and foremost the artistry is done by my 6 year old David! He drew Uncle Mel and Aunt Kathy “dreaming” of having a little boy on one side of the step stool, and on the other side he drew Uncle Mel, and Aunt Kathy with little Sam himself! Also on the step stool are a variety of trees, birds, mushrooms, a sun, a rainbow, and their house-all drawn by David himself! Mommy (that’s me) was mainly the colorist-I painted David’s drawings and even consulted him on whether or not to add stripes and dots to the brightly colored color blocked areas. Aunt Kathy wanted bright fun colors for Sam’s step stool-I think we have accomplished that for her!

The steps of the step stool were left mainly solid colors to allow for good visibility of adding in Sam’s actual footprints! Kathy liked the double wide step stool that we made for ourselves with my boys footprints-and both cats paw prints as well! Click here to see our step stool, and here to see little baby Natalie’s Mad about Madeline one as well!

For your own hand painted custom children and babies items e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop. I can reproduce your own child’s artwork onto a step stool, or pick a theme and colors and let me do it for you. The options are endless!

Thanksgiving fun!

Oh, my little boys are getting so big! These Felt Turkey Handprints are a joy to bring out year after year-my boys love comparing how their hands have grown and I love looking at how little they were!

Thanks to Craftgossip.com for putting my little Turkey’s on their site! I love to be able to share my fun creations with all! Click on this link Felt Turkey Handprints for the original post with the directions for how to make them for your own lovies!

Also, check out my other fun Thanksgiving ideas-Take a Feather From Tom Turkey (hide and seek game), Turkey Pancakes, Turkey handprint bib, Thanksgiving Kid Art, Thanksgiving Handprint Door Banner, and the Thanksgiving food toss game! Click on “Thanksgiving” here or on the left under “Categories” to view them all!

Penguin Set for Baby Miles

This penguin set was so much fun to make for baby Miles!

The mini blanket shows a silly penguin standing on a hill ready to let loose of his snowball, while another penguin slides on his tummy down the hill. At the bottom of the hill a baby penguin looks up at his Mommy penguin with the snow filled sky all around them. This mini blanket is done in a soft baby blue with a snow bank of white furry cuddle fleece and framed in a linen like khaki material. The whole blanket is then trimmed with mini white puff balls-reminiscent of little white snowballs. The baby’s first and middle name-Miles Garrett- are centered in the middle of the blanket and surrounded by french knot snow flakes.

Miles also received a little hand made coordinating penguin stuffed animal-with the super soft cuddle fleece on his tummy, beak and flippers (the beak and flippers in yellow)! 5 little penguin finger puppets with a card stock hand cut book telling the tale of the 5 little penguins themselves. The last page of the book shows the 5 Little Penguin Rhyme and has Miles’ full name at the top. Miles also got a hand painted note card and a personalized deluxe keepsake box.

Welcome to the world baby Miles!

For your own custom Coffey Creations for Kids gifts sets e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop!

Sophia’s Deluxe Notecard Set with Custom Painted Frames

This deluxe set of notecards also includes three custom painted coordinating frames-2-5X7’s and 1-8X10. All of the notecards are intended to coordinate with the theme of baby Sophia’s room and have a combination of her first name, full name, and monogram on each one. All notecards are hand cut, and lovingly handmounted. The set includes 25 personalized hand made note cards. Welcome to the world baby Sophia!