Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Doodlebug Kids Craft Challenge

Hello friends!! Today I'm sharing a fun "back to school" Kids Craft project on Doodlebug's blog. In about 2 weeks time the summer vacation will be over and my youngest will have to go back to school. Luckily he loves school and he can't wait to see all his friends again so he has no problem with that! When I suggested that maybe we could decorate some of his school stuff he happily agreed.

Here's what we did: we decorated a little notebook, a few of his pencils & the pencil pot and we created a key hanger for his bicycle key. 

What we mostly used were the super fun washi tapes. We had a bunch of white pencils & a glass (milk) jar we wanted to brighten up. We covered the pencils with washi tapes (some completely, some partly). The glass jar got only a few strips of washi tape and a tag with my son's initials, which we adhered with a piece of chunky twine

To create the key ring we crocheted a little chain using chunky twine and adhered a button and a brad (the pins on the back of the brad are easily folded inwards). On another piece of (thin) Doodle twine we threaded a piece of a pixie and again some beautiful boutique buttons:

Last but not least we decorated a little notebook, again with the use of the colorful washi tapes:

I thought that it would be fun to show you how we created the washi heart for the front of the notebook: 

1. Fold a piece of white printer paper in two and cut out half a heart. 

2. Fold the heart open, place on a cutting mat and randomly adhere strips of washi tape over it. 

3. Lift the heart of the cutting mat, turn around and cut around the paper heart using a pair of scissors. 

4. Here's your washi heart! Adhere to notebook! 

Decorate the rest of the cover of the notebook with twine, buttons, die-cuts, sprinkles and stickers and you're done! I hope I gave you some inspiration for a (rainy) afternoon crafting with the kids! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!


  1. Wat een onwijs leuke set! Lekke vrolijk!

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhh these are soooooooooo fun! LOVING the bright, happy colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!