Must Make Monday – For the Kids’ Room

I may be a bit biased, but I think this weeks must make list is particularly inventive and creative. Not because of anything I’ve done, but because of the truly inspiring crafty ideas from these wonderful bloggers. Each one makes me want to get crafting and I know they are items my kids, AND YOURS, will love! Enjoy and happy spring to everyone!

People with those unresellable recalled cribs take notice! Notes From a Very Red Kitchen had the great idea for upcycling your old crib into a chalkboard easel.

Part of Ashley’s MISTER Make it and Love it series, she’s put up this great tutorial for a cardboard guitar! Rockin’!

Do you know what happens when I sit on a bunch of cute tutorials? You get three from the same crafty blog! Here are three great tutes from one of my favorite blogs, Giddy Giddy. This first one is her super cool fashion paper dolls. (Note to traveling families: I bought a book of punch out paper dolls for my 2 and 5 year old girls and it kept them busy for a good hour on the airplane back from Hawaii. Think how much longer this little project would take. Just a thought!)


These cool characters are actually coat hooks. How awesome is that! I totally want to create some of these.

Last, but certainly no least, are Giddy Giddy’s beautiful handmade kites. I’m sure these are great for flying on one of these blustery March days, but I think they’d be just as cool hanging from the ceiling above my daughters’ bed.

If your kiddos aren’t into paper dolls, maybe these felt ones would do the trick. Smile and Wave shows us how to make a felt board and gives templates for creating the dolls and clothes.

For even more felt board fun, check out this more toddler friendly wall board and shapes by Red Shoe Girl.

Some folk’s creativity is so inspiring. Matstake and this stuffed fox lamp is a great example. Just think what you could do with an idea like this!

This toadstool stool tutorial from Tao of Craft is adorable and would be a great addition to any kid’s room. Maybe now that it’s spring you could even take this great stool outside for a Tao of Tea party!

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11 responses to “Must Make Monday – For the Kids’ Room

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my chalkboard easel! And I love those felt paper dolls. I am totally going to make some. :)

  2. I’m gonna have to make some of those wall hangers! very cool

  3. Hey thanks for visiting my blog and reposting! I’m flattered to be part of such a great collection of craftiness!

  4. Wonderful craft ideas. I loved the cardboard guitar (my 5 year old would love to have one!), the felt dolls, the fox lamp and mostly all…! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. emily- that guitar is great! lovely idea.
    AND by the way, thank you so very very much for the mention and link on wall hooks and paper dolls. I so appreciate it!!!!
    oxoxoxo

  6. Hey Emily! Saw that you commented on the original blog re: the guitars… I actually found it via some random craft blog link party or some such thing… such a small world… Anyway, just made a guitar today! TheBoy loves it! http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p288/concretins/NiksRandomPics/Random%20Projects/IMG_5423.jpg

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