This butterfly mobile looks so delicate but because each butterfly is dipped in wax it is weatherproof! I really want to make one of these, if only to hear the gentle sound of them brushing against each other. Visit Growing Up Creative for the full tutorial and more pictures.
All of the books are packed with colorful and creative crafts that are inspired by mid-century designers. In each section of the book there is a brief description of a famous mid-century designer and then it is followed by projects that were inspired by that designers work. For example, Alexander Girard inspired painted wood spoons and blocks, cardboard houses are inspired by Luis Barragán, and Paul Rand inspires a self-stick shelf paper wall mural. There is a nice spread of mediums and techniques to work with too: felt, cardboard, stitchery, jewelry, paper, paint, dye and more.
The craft I'm sharing today is an excerpt from Kid Made Modern and is inspired by Alexander Calder's wire sculptures.
Wired Flowers Tutorial
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It's time for a new Q-tip craft! I love these cheerful little flowers that are made from Q-tips and coffee filters. The basic flower that I am going to show you in this video is very easy and from there you can get creative with lots of variations to make a whole bouquet.
I love the idea of using coffee filter flowers to make dimensional artwork and these vases full of colorful flowers look so gorgeous! Get the details to create your own for Mother's Day or any day at Painted Paper.
You'll be recycling as well as making a gift with this creative tissue box flower vase at Créme de la Craft. Newspaper works well but any paper - tissue, children's art, wrapping paper - is suitable to make this a unique gift.