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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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!

Pumpkin Baby Brennan Gift Set

Brennan’s mommy LOVES orange and pumpkins! This set was custom made just for baby Brennan in honor of his mommy’s favorites. The mini blanket has a tree with silk embroidered green and orange leaves, the tree also has a squirrel holding an acorn sitting atop one of the branches, and one down below in it’s hollow base. The framing of the white part of the blanket is done in a forest green dotted wrapped stitch and each corner shows off a little pumpkin with silk embroidered leaves.  The center of the blanket shows off Brennan’s monogram in a dark brown. The outer edge of the mini blanket is a soft khaki and the blanket’s back is in the same white cotton as the blankets’ center front.

This special gift set includes the mini blanket, handprint/footprint kit, deluxe custom keepsake box, coordinating onesie and hat, and handpainted personalized notecard.

The Handprint/footprint kit comes with three personalized notecards, 5 embellished watercolor papers (in case one or two get smudged), two pots of coordinating paint, and a sponge brush. The embellished water color papers are to put the little guy’s handprints or footprints on. They each have a handpainted pumpkin or squirrel with leaves and or acorns to coordinate with all of Brennan’s fun things!

The onesie has a little squirrel holding an acorn and several pumpkins along it’s collar, and a fun orange dotted wrapped stitch around the cuffs. The matching hat has a larger pumpkin on the left, a few acorns atop a forest green dotted wrapped stitch leading to a squirrel sitting atop a pumpkin holding his own acorn.

All of Brennan’s gifts were contained in a personalized custom keepsake box. Brennan’s box shows the same squirrels and tree scene as on his mini blanket, and his full name is framed off to the side in a fun font.   A handpainted personalized card was also included in little Brennan’s set.

For your own custom hand made children’s items e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out some of my premade items at my Etsy shop.

Little Boy Summer Fun Crab Gift Set

Ahh, little boys and summer-what could be more sweet? This adorable gifts set comes with a mini blanket, a coordinating onesie and hat, a footprint/handprint set and a hand painted personalized notecard.

The onesie has a crab and some bubbles along it’s neckline and a crab crawling up the bum on the back of the onesie! The hat has a few crabs and bubbles to match. The crabs are done in a light aqua with a darker teal a bit of lime green and orange.

The coordinating mini blanket has Lincoln’s name done in a dotted wrapped stitch right in it’s center. The framing of the blanket is a soft cotton fabric with blue and the occasional tan dot.The same material is used on the the back of the blanket. Mini blankets are the perfect size for new babies and later as lovies for little ones.

The handprint/footprint set comes with three notecards, 5 watercolor papers-with little hand painted crabs and bubbles on each one, a pot of coordinating paint and a sponge brush.The extra watercolor papers are for-oops-smudges of little hands or feet, or to share extra prints with family members and friends. Each notecard has Lincoln’s name or monogram on it and a label that says 3 months, 6 months and 1 year old, to keep track of just how small those little feet were.

This gift set also includes a hand painted personalized note card with Lincoln’s name on it. The crab was painted in the same colors as the blanket, onesie and hat, and as the handprint/footprint cards.

Welcome to the world little Lincoln!

For your own custom baby gift sets e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop!

Happy Father’s Day!

This napkin holder has all the others beat-hands down! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)  I traced one of all three of my little guys’ hand prints onto a piece of wood, cut them out, sanded them and let them paint them themselves! David and Leonard’s hand prints are on the top-to hold the napkins in place, and Cole’s is on the bottom (he’s the biggest!) to hold them all together. A perfect father’s day gift! Happy Father’s Day Daddy!!!! We love you!

For your own custom coffeycreations e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or check out my Etsy shop!

Tan fuzzy bunny and mini blanket

This light brown fuzzy bunny has dark brown embroidered eyes, nose and mouth-plus he comes with a fun turquoise polka dotted tie! The matching mini blanket shows the little bunny hand embroidered in the soft brown colors of the bunny with a framing of light turquoise dotted lines extending outward toward the edges of the blanket, the blanket is meant to be personalized with the child’s first name or monogram underneath the bunny. This set comes with a personalized box and mini accordion album. The mini accordion album allows you to enter special memories for the child, photos, and even a hand print or footprint of the child at the time. (The album comes with a coordinating pot of paint and sponge brush.) The box and mini accordion album are meant to have the child’s name and the date on them. This entire set can be purchased for $95. E-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com to purchase this product and give me your personalization information! Or check out these items and more on my Etsy Shop!

Turkey Handprint Baby Girl Bib

Baby Lyla’s handprint makes this little girlie turkey too cute to stand! I enhanced the turkey with some corally pink shades to match her adorable Thanksgiving outfit! Of course, I had to add a french knotted scripted “L” to personalize it for baby Lyla! What a great way to protect those pretty little clothes and preserve how tiny that baby hand was. For your own personalized coffey creations e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com !

Thanksgiving Door Sign

Show off your little lovies handprint turkeys and bring them them out again year after year! I love being able to look back and see how small those little hands were.  The kids love it, too-comparing the size of their hands and how they’ve grown! This sign was made using a heavy duck cloth type material, permanent markers, satin ribbon, two buttons and embroidery floss, fabric tac, and a little piece of cardboard to keep the backing straight. That fabric tac stuff is great! Here are some fun Felt Handprint Turkey decorations, a  Thanksgiving food toss game, and a Handprint Turkey T-shirt! Know someone that would love this?  Purchase your very own Thanksgiving Door Sign Kit-the hanging already made with the paints and sponge brush included just waiting for your own little one’s handprint! Contact me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com for your own custom coffeycreations!