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Crafting With Kids + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! I will be back for the rest of My Favorite Crafty Things series soon… but in the meantime I wanted to share a few teacher Christmas gifts that I put together with my 4-year-old daughter.


[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

My kids enjoy crafting with me… especially if they get to color. Well today I decided to film some of what we created. These will be teacher gifts for Lila’s awesome teachers. She (age 4) was in charge of coloring and placement – I just followed along!

We used the newly-re-released Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn Merry Christmouse Stamps along with the Lawn Fawn Pizza My Heart Stamps. I figured the pizza images and cheesy mice would be fun teamed up with gift cards to a pizza place. We created a few boxes with the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box Die (this is awesome) and the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Envelope Die. Both are perfect for holding a gift card!


It is fun to mix and match stamps to make a gift card a bit more personal. And to get your kiddos involved! Don’t have kids? Offer to help out a neighbor mom or family member to make gifts with them.


Today’s post is also part of a fun blog hop (with some of my favorite friends) to celebrate the re-release of the Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmouse Stamp Set. This stamp set was release for a limited time last year… but by high demand, it is back!


The next stop on the hop is the Simon Says Stamp Blog. See you there!


Want to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/29/16 telling me if you ever craft with kids. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.)

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710 thoughts on “Crafting With Kids + Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Thank you for a great video! Lila is a fabulous colourer! I used to craft with my nieces when they were younger, but now, they are both working in a different city, so we only get to craft when they come home!

  2. Hi, Jennifer,
    Both of my children are grown but I crafted with them when they were still in the high chair! My patio door drapes still had acrylic paint stains where my son hit them with the paint brush. I am a high school math teacher, but also craft with my students on special days and sometimes I would help out the elementary teachers when the art teacher was unavailable and have the classes stamping Mother’s Day cards and Father’s Day cards.

  3. I have four grown sons…not the crafting type. However they have blessed me with nine grandchildren ( 3 boys and 6 girls) and another girl on the way in early January. The first thing the girls wanted to do on Thanksgiving Day was to take over my craft room and work on all the crafts I had planned for them. We had a blast!

  4. My kids are grown, but I can’t wait to color with my 8 mouth old grand daughter when she is older. Your creations are so great and Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite company’s!

  5. Lila is wonderful at stamping and designing. How happy will her teachers be when they receive the gifts! Very cute mouse set with holiday theme from Lawn Fawn.

  6. Haha, great gift boxes! I don’t craft with kids very often and should really change that, but when I see my niece and nephew we’ve usually got so many other things to do together. I have a clay ornament project planned for the holidays, though, and I’m sure we’ll draw or paint together as that is something we always do.

  7. That was too cute! Thanks for sharing! I love crafting with my niece and nephews! Gonna do some this weekend actually!

  8. I used to craft with my boys when I could get them to focus or when it involved helping them craft for a homework assignment. Now I invite my 5 year old niece over and craft with her. We’re planning on making some glitter ornaments soon.

  9. I love to craft with kids. Our 7yo grandson was here over the weekend and he enjoyed mixing paints to paint a wooden cross, drawing and coloring with markers and crayons and trying to make his own custom envelope. I have a box in my craft room that is full of paints, markers, crayons, glue, decorative scissors (he thinks they are sooo cool), and such that are just for him.

  10. I always did crafts with my daughters when they were growing up! I also did a cookie decorating party for my girls and their friends on Valentines Day for years. They would decorate bakery boxes with paper hearts and then decorate heart shaped cookies with frosting and sprinkles. When they were done they would watch a movie and play and I would package up their cookies in their boxes, tie them up with a big red ribbon and they each took a box of cookies home at the end of the day. It was great fun.

  11. Yes I do craft with kids!! I’m 24 but my sister is 10. When we get the chance, we craft together, elaborate some scrapbook pages or come up with something new. She’s amazing!!

  12. My 15 year old son will still want to get crafty with me sometimes, but it usually involves 3D projects and more heavy duty craft supplies like ThermoMorph and the airbrush paint. I used to be on the PTA at his elementary school and loved using art events as incentives for programs instead of candy or treats. I frequently volunteered in the art room too and for 5 years I chaired the annual art show at the school. My son is a sophomore in high school now and the school doesn’t need volunteers anymore at that level. Man, I miss that stuff. The years go by so fast! 🙁

  13. my daughter used to love to scrapbook and make cards with me…but now a teenager her time is spent on other activities that consume her day. i miss those days…and hoping that we will one day craft together regularly again…great project…super super cute!

  14. My granddaughter is only 20 months but I too look forward to crafting with her in the future. We tried just doing a sticker card for Halloween but she was more interested in putting the stickers on herself!

  15. You know I craft with Jonathan! However, he’s gotten into sketching/drawing a lot more now so he creates next to me…

    LOVED listening to Lila…and YOU! LOL!

  16. I don’t craft with kids much. The only time I did was when I cut the flowers, leaves and grass shapes out of different color paper and the kids glued the garden scene.

  17. “Wonderful” video! I just love doing projects with the grandkids, and we really have fun. Thanks Jennifer…..oh to be young again!

  18. this is awesome! I enjoy crafting with my daughter–she has her own space in my craft room. She has been coloring pretty darn well with my Distress markers, if I do say so myself. She’s 6.

  19. I had 3 boys in the house, it was all baseball, football, and racecars! I started scrapbooking in 1999 and never looked back, now I travel just to make the scrapbooks about my trips! Love your gift boxes so cute!!

  20. This project looks super fun for kids. Unfortunately, I do not have any kids yet, and my nephew is 3 months old, so I don’t think he’ll be crafting for a while. When I do have kids of my own, I plan to do crafting with them.

  21. I used to always create crafts with kids at the child care centre that my mom operated every month. I just need to be open minded and let them take charge. I can’t wait to craft with my own kids!

  22. I like many different backgrounds depending on the card. I have never seen these layering dies before , they look so great. Lila is so cute and great to see her crafting skills

  23. “He likes brown”, …. hahahahahaha, I have never thought brown was really a color until Tim Holtz made me see it differently and my kids taught me it is really a whole bunch of colors mixed up together!

  24. I do craft with my great niece. She loves writing letters and cutting out images that she has drawn or images that I cut out for her. She’s not ready for the machines but she did get her little hands into my markers and ink. So bad that she left hand prints all over her Nana’s NEW white SUV. When she comes over to visit, my craft room is the 1st place she wants to see.

  25. My kids are grown and I really miss crafting with them. I have a new granddaughter that I’ll be able to craft with in a few years.

  26. Just wanted to leave a note to tell Lila that I love her projects and her commentary is so sweet! Made me smile! 🙂 #burntpizza ❤️

  27. My kiddos are pretty small (2 and 1) So I have only been able to do the handprint crafts with them right now but I cant wait until we can do bigger and better things =)

  28. Yes, yes, yes! I craft with children! As a preschool teacher for many years, I have had the PRIVILEGE of crafting with children. One thing an adult must keep in mind is to allow the child to make THEIR craft, not the preconceived idea of what YOUR craft should be. Maybe they want 2 different sizes of googly eyes, let them do it. Maybe they want the carrot nose of the snowman attached “oddly,” just let them. You want to ENCOURAGE their creativity not redefine it. I always love it when your children appear in a video. (I remember your son popping up to say hi from time to time.) Lila did a great job today, and I look forward to the next time we see her “at work.” 🙂 Blessings!

  29. The boxes are adorable! What a clever way to conceal a gift card and the box can be used afterwards. How lucky are these recipients? Very! TFS!

  30. These are just too cute! I love crafting with my grandkids! They have such a different perspective on color choices and how to embellish cards (with everything!).

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