Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
Cutting overgrown grasses by more than an inch or two at a time can create unhealthy brown and bald spots in your lawn – or ev... Read more »
Kids are eager gardeners. They love to experiment with colorful flowers, have an adventurous sense of design, and getting dirt... Read more »
Our Shear Ease® Grass Shears include a patented mechanism that prevents the blades from jamming or sticking when you’re trimmin... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
Our Easy-Pour Watering Can offers both capacity and control. The 2.6-gallon volume holds a generous amount of water that is eas... Read more »
Put your crafting skills to work and create a beautiful and unique fascinator that reflects your personal style. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Mosaic tile frames are a beautiful way to display photos. Read more »
Designed for long, easy cuts down strips of Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that preve... Read more »
Add distinctive style to craft projects of all kinds with a Squeeze Punch that makes every embellishment up to 2X easier to pun... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Detail Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that p... Read more »
A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
Keep the kids busy on a road trip with their own art bag full of inspiration and the essentials. Read more »
This easy pillowcase dress looks adorable with pretty fabrics. Plus, it is super simple to put together, even if you have not... Read more »
Only our Stitcher Scissors provide precision and control that meet the needs of the most demanding sewers and quilters. Micro-T... Read more »
Our Seamstress Scissors are the perfect all-purpose scissors for anyone who cuts fabric frequently. The smooth action of these... Read more »
Choose our Dressmaker Shears for long, smooth cuts through multiple layers of medium to heavy fabrics. Extra-long blades maximi... Read more »
Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
Open-ended activities like this Busy Book can keep kids occupied in the back seat of a car AND spark fun family conversations! Read more »
It doesn’t take much to turn an everyday snack into something a little extra special. It is great to see how quickly you can a... Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
Make a thoughtful gift for someone this summer! Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Great for beginners, the unique design of this tool makes cutting perfect shapes from fabric a breeze — since you’re not managi... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
These ornaments are a perfect activity to welcome the season and to create some treasured art which can be used for gifts for grandparents or relatives. Children love to feel involved in holiday preparations and are also often very enthusiastic in participating in a craft that involves paint and glue!
My children made these ornaments and they largely decided on the colors and paint designs. It was nice to give them some autonomy with this project and I was pleased how seriously they took responsibility for making some beautiful creations.
We started with a set of 6 styrofoam balls that were purchased from our local craft store. We then cut strips from white tissue paper, which was leftover from some packaging of a shipment.
Next, I mixed some white glue with a small amount of water and my children ‘painted’ on the tissue paper with the white glue mixture. I encouraged them to build up several layers of tissue paper, with a generous spreading of glue. They found it helpful to balance the styrofoam balls in egg cups as they worked.
After leaving the glue to fully dry for a couple of hours, they were ready to be decorated, stamped and painted. I inserted a wooden cocktail stick through the styrofoam to create a useful handle as my children worked on painting the ornaments.
We left the painted ornaments to dry by inserting a second wooden cocktail stick and balancing them over some large cups.
Once the paint was dry, my children wanted to put some finishing touches to their ornaments. We used some fun Fiskars Christmas stamp sets for sweet sentiments, as well as more paint and metallic markers.
To hang the ornaments on a Christmas tree I folded over a loop of decorative ribbon and attached it by inserting a pin through the ribbon and into the styrofoam and securing it with a dash of glue from a glue gun.
We will present these ornaments as a grandparent gift in a decorative gift box with handwritten notes and Christmas messages from the children.
Wooden cocktail sticks
Small length of ribbon