Add a golden touch to your Easter festivities with these beautiful DIY Gold Leaf Eggs from Little Inspiration. For a fun twist, hide a few of them along with regular eggs during your Easter egg hunt. When little ones find the golden ones, they get a special treat or toy!
Written by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day for Building Blocks.
Today I’m excited to share this fun DIY based on the Jeremy alligator sheets from Pottery Barn Kids’ spring collection. The pattern on the sheets is so rad – and it inspired me to design these pop-up paper alligators. They’re super easy to make, and we’ve even included the template for this craft below. Have your kids create their own, then use them as decorations for a party or as fun room decor!
Step 1: Glue two sheets of 8.5×11” pages together, each vertical. (If your paper is large enough for the template, skip this step.) Step 2: Print the template; glue where indicated. Step 3: Fold paper hot-dog style so that it matches the height of the alligator template.
Step 4: Trace the template so the alligator’s back is on the fold, ignoring the triangles (the alligator’s spikes). Step 5: Cut out the alligator while the paper is still folded. Step 6: Open the folded alligator and place the template so the alligator’s back is at the fold, this time at the inside score line.
Step 7: Using the triangles as a guide, draw the alligator’s spikes above the score. Be sure the bottom points of each triangle do not touch one another. Step 8: Using the X-Acto knife, cut each triangle on the top two lines. Do not cut on the fold. Step 9: Decorate!
Have fun mixing different colors and shapes, and create an alligator family your kids will love.
Rainy days can make venturing outdoors a hassle – especially when kids insist on running around to get soaking wet! Here’s an easy indoor project from Design for Mankind that will get your little ones to love taking cover in the rain.
The best part of this craft: each family member can personalize their umbrella depending on their style. From sophisticated geometric triangles for the adults to stamps and letter stencils for the kids, everyone will come away with an umbrella they love.
Helpful tip: Be sure to use waterproof fabric paint and a nylon umbrella, as the paint won’t adhere to plastic.
What are your favorite crafts for rainy days? Share with us in the comments below!
Create memorable gifts that will be cherished for years by having them carefully embroidered with a special touch. From hand-designed patches to custom colors, personalized gifts are truly one of a kind.
Visit potterybarnkids.com to explore our Personalization Shop and create an extra-special gift for your little one.
Add an extra element of whimsy to your child’s bedroom with a few of our tips for making make-believe come alive! Here are three ways to get started on a fantasy bedroom your little one will love.
1. Choose the perfect theme. Does your child love a world of castles and magic, or do you have a tiny explorer who enjoys the outdoors? Incorporate their interests into the room’s theme so it feels like their own. Start by getting inspired with our room ideas from Design Studio.
2. Pick a fantastic piece of furniture. To create a truly special space, try a grand statement – like our Tree House Bed or classic Canopy Bed.
3. Dress the room from top to bottom. From a printed rug to fun wall decal, add elements of the theme throughout the space. Don’t be afraid to mix and match print and color, as long as each piece relates to your overall theme.