Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Guest Post: Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings I post about all thing crafty, delicious, and bookish. I also run an Etsy shop where I sell handmade baby clothes and fan stuff for YA reader and I love helping people learn the ropes of Etsy. I am so trilled to be guest posting today.

Today I want to share a fun craft you can make with your kids Last month we throw my niece a mermaid birthday party. It was so much fun. But now that the she and her buddies are old enough for activities we wanted to have some thing more than just setting them loose in the play room. In addition to a fun game of pin the tail on the mermaids we helped the kids make these darling jellyfish finger puppets.

What you'll need:
  • felt
  • ribbon
  • googly eyes
  • double sided tape or glue

What to do:
  1. Cut your felt into half circle shapes. For each puppet you'll need two half circles.
  2. Have your kiddos pick out some ribbon. Cut to a few inches each.
  3. Lay the ribbon along the straight edge of the one of the felt pieces and sew down. Now flip it over so the ribbon attachment is hidden i.e. the right side is facing up.
  4. Lay on top of the other pieces of felt and sew the two along the curved edge.
  5. Have your kiddos take or glue on the googly eyes.
 And yes I may have whipped out my sewing machine right in the middle of the party on the table right next to the cake haha. But It was so fun I thought it sounded a lot better than dealing with messy glue that you'd have to make the kids wait to handle.

Thanks for having me! I hope you'll stop by and visit me at Rae Gun Ramblings. I'd also love to invite any of you with your own blogs to stop by and join my What We Wore, Read and Made Link Party


marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Thanks so much for having me!

Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

This is such a cute project! I know my kids would love it. I'm going to have to do it this summer with them.

Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings said...

Love this fun craft! Thanks for sharing Marissa.

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Karina Wetzel said...

Such an awesome craft :)!! I really need a new sewing machine and hoping that hubby will take the hint for either Mother's Day or my birthday!