National Children’s Craft Day is observed In the US annually on March 14th. This day is an attempt to bring awareness of crafting to children. By opening children’s eyes to the world of crafts, their imagination is sparked, and from there, the possibilities are endless. National Children’s Craft Day is part of National Craft Month.
Our Crew member, Jennie Thompson took an active part in this year’s National Kids’ Craft Day when she made a very clever project with her little ones – a bird nursery.
For National Kids’ Craft Day, I’d like to share my Bird Nursery, an upcycled packaging turned into a cute home decor item. Best of all, it’s just the kind of project that is perfect to do with the kids – stickers, styrofoam eggs, and glittery paint! So gather some random cardboard packages from around the house, get out your favorite 7gypsies Architextures supplies and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays, and you’re good to go!
Materials used for the project:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Spray – Verdigris
7gypsies Architextures Junque Pack – Attic and Library
Vintage 7gypsies metal file marker (retired)
Vintage 7gypsies label sticker (retired)
Stampin’ Up roller date stamp and ink and dies
styrofoam eggs, raffia, mini light
gift box with clear lid
- This started out as a box that ornaments were shipped in. The clear cover made the perfect hospital nursery window. The divider made the perfect shelves for the “incubator” nests.
- The “back wall” is a faux-peeling paint sticker from 7Gypsies Architextures line, as well as the “heat lamp”.
- The Tattered Angels Verdigris Glimmer Mist Spray was used to color one of the styrofoam eggs the perfect blue.
- The nests are simply shaped from loose raffia and glued to hold.
- The birds are die cut from Magnolia Home paint samples (love!!!) with Stampin Up! dies.
- The sign is a vintage 7Gypsies metal file marker with vintage 7Gypsies sticker label, stamped with a Stampin Up! roller stamp.
- To create the glow, a single battery-powered mini-light is “hanging” behind the lightbulb sticker image.
I hope you enjoyed reading and watching my tutorial and that it inspired you to craft with your kids today!
– Jennie Thompson –