How to make Flower Mandalas

Happy Friday. Why not Make Flower Mandala this weekend? Mandalas are blooming everywhere: coloring books, coloring apps, tear sheets in magazines and as a part of the doodle-craze. My, go-to mandala, is the Flower Mandala (or Flower Portraits). As the weekend kicks off, I’d like to invite you to make Flower Mandala, too. (In fact, join me and others.

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DIY Melted Bead Magnetic Frames

Make Magnetic Melted Bead Frames. Let your junior product designers built functional design! Product engineering starts in the most elemental of ways: beads + imagination. Make Magnetic Melted Bead Frames to hold their photos or artwork. They’re pretty enough to stand on their own.

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Eggspiration

I’m just waiting for our oldest to finish his school day and our long, Easter, holiday weekend officially starts.  Tomorrow, we should have trick or treating witches knocking at our door. Last night, the kids and I have added feathers to our Easter Bouquets and as I added a few eggs that were coloured with my

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Emoji Eggs

Who hasn’t fallen for the charm of the smiley face Emoji? With smiley emojis in more forms than I’ve ever imagined, of course, it was only natural for the idea for Egg Emoji to show up in my Kid’s Art Studio last week.  My student, Kirra, made emoji eggs for all of here nearest and

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Write and Erase Emoji Cards

Looking for a fun project to make with the kids on break? Who can resist an emoji? These are stand out fun because you can reuse them or create new faces, again and again with this special idea.

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FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE BINGO

Hi Friends, Looking for last minute Valentine Day fun with kids? I have a gift for you to solve this: PRINTABLE VALENTINE BINGO. Print and play at home. Print and play in a group Print and play at school. PRINTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT  just for you.

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12 Paper Valentines Projects

If I can’t hand each and every one of you a dozen roses, I CAN hand you a dozen, super-simple, PAPER VALENTINE Projects from willowday! (If I could, I would wrap them like #7. You could count on that!)   Join me below for your dozen, 12 Paper Valentines Projects from willowday.

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Unicorn Valentine’s Day Cards and Unicorn Bookmarks

Is L O V E in the air around your, too?  Are you ready with your Valentine Cards? Do your kids made handmade cards or are you looking for a special Valentine’s Day project to make with your kids? These are so simple that they’re almost magic. These are Unicorn Valentine Cards that are also Unicorn Bookmarks!  These require minimum prep and

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Make Cottonball Snowmen | A Kid Lit Project for “The Snowman”

On this wintery day, it feels natural in my surrounding to look at a cotton ball and think, snowman! Let’s make Cotton ball Snowmen today.  Today, I want to share a wonderful,  story hour, kid’s literature project, with you that’s easy on budgets, great for a large group and simply adorable: snowballs and snowmen that don’t  require mittens.

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DIY HELLO NECKLACES

Hej, Hi, Bonjour, to you! Hej, Hi, Bonjour,  to your kids! Make “Hej, Hi, Bonjour ” Necklaces with us! If accessories make an outfit,  then what can I say about a handmade, personalised, glittery, super-cool Hello Necklace?  My 9 year old art students made these Hello Necklaces and I’ve been so excited to finally get the chance to share these with you and your

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Make Paper Cut Hearts

Gently, gently easing into January with snowflakes. This week I’m sharing a new type of snowflake for the coming season and young and old: Paper Cut Hearts from snowflakes.  I think they’re magical every time these unfold. The past month has brought a lot of practice with traditional (and not so traditional) snowflakes.  Starting the year with the purity

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DIY Painted Candles for Adults + Kids

In the hustle and bustle of the season, there are project that always truly stand out as the ones that you make again and again. DIY PAINTED CANDLE STICKS for both BIG and SMALL Makers are this project to me. 

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RUDOLF ICE CREAM CONE CUPCAKES

REINDEER ICE CREAM CONE CUPCAKES These sweet little cupcakes showed up in our house this week and you can assemble these faster than you can say… You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all? MAKE RUDOLF ICE

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Lucia in Sweden

Good Morning and Happy Lucia. Against the darkness of winter, blanketed in snow, today is the day where Swedish children and choruses rise before dawn with Saffron Buns and songs of Lucia.  On every street corner you will see a Lucia,

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DIY Snowball Print Wrapping Paper for KIDS and GIVEAWAY

It’s Kid’s Maker’s Monday at willowday and I have 3 things that I can’t wait to share with you: A kid-tested, super fun, project for kids A creative talented friend A BOOK GIVEAWAY! This is such a perfect project for kids.  Follow me below and I’ll share more about all 3 Monday Mini-Maker Treats!

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DAY 11: DIY Dala Horse Boxes

Dala Horses delivered right to your door. Good Morning and welcome to DAY 11 in The Creative Collective’s Scandinavian Christmas Calendar. I’m so happy to meet you here. I think the classic, carved, red Dala Horse,  feels like it could have been the original “it gift” in Swedish Christmas giving. Just the word makes me imagine a scene with a

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Dala Horse Snowflakes | Moose Snowflakes | Snowman Snowflakes

Make Dala Horse Snowflakes | Moose Snowflakes | Snowman Snowflakes with template below. “Horses and Snowmen and Moose, oh my!” Come follow the Snowflake filled road below. I can’t think of a more literal way to put Scandinavian Snow into your own two hands than these: Print your own Free Printable Dala Horses, Snowmen and Moose Snowflake today.

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Printable Tree Ornament Cards

Don’t you love opening up the mail box in December? Oh, the holidays cards: each and every one. Then, there are certain people who put in that something extra into their cards and I just can’t wait to see what I’ll receive from them this year.  What will their photos be this year; will I recognize their

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PRINTABLE SNOWY WRAPPING PAPER

Christmas and Winter are just weeks away! It’s a big wrapping season in our house and when Scotch ™ Tape reached out to work together, I jumped at the chance.  With our current  snowy weather, I’ve been so inspired to think of a way to share our snow-globe-surroundings with you and today have 3 FREE PRINTABLE SNOWY

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A special gift for Willowday Readers — something, just for you

I have something extra special for you today. If you’re following along with The Creative Collective Sweden & Friends , “A Creative Christmas Calendar,” then you might already know that this is our third year of creating together and that it’s a very special year. I could gab and gab about who we have in this year’s calendar,

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DAY 1 | Piñata Tree Ornaments

DAY 1 | Piñata Tree Ornaments Happy December. Welcome to Day 1 in  “The Creative Collective Sweden’s: 24 Days of Creativity Calendar.”  The guests and the entire month have me seeing rainbows; gingerbread rainbows, actually. I suspect that when you see the guest list below, you’ll feel the same. I’m so thrilled and relieved to finally be

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Mini- Cranberry wreaths

With the teeniest of efforts, a bold start: jump into the coming season: Make mini- Cranberry wreaths. A small weekend hello, from our breakfast table, which was set with leaves from a morning walk and every changing  assortment of people and ideas of breakfast. jump…

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Fairy Leaf Puppets

Invite a Leaf Fairy home today. Make Fairy Leaf Puppets  as a project or as Cupcake toppers. Let’s get “leafy” today! Inspired by imagination, fueled with imagination, make Leaf Fairy Puppets or use these as Leaf Fairy Cupcake toppers.   Follow me below to see where the wind blew the leaves and imaginations of my

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DIY Leaf Masks

Fall for Fall and make Leaf Masks. With the fall colours springing magic in the air, can you resist the color or the leaves. I find my front door with a new spread daily. Uncomplicated beauty and fun: Leaf masks are perfect for creative play, additions to custumes or just for fun. If not for you,

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DIY Unicorn Bank

Ready for a weekend project with your kids?  Who can resist a Unicorn? These simple little DIY Unicorn Banks are made with materials you already have at home but are any thing but ordinary and are just waiting for you! I created these to be a functional bank but, oh, even I can hardly resist

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Trick for Fresh Flower Cake Toppers

Top cakes with Fresh Flowers Just in time – for the weekend – for a party  – or just because.  Here is the easiest technique to make the most beautiful flower-topped cakes. I think that they’re a dreamy addition to the day and this technique makes decorating with fresh flowers a piece of cake.  Follow below

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Make Pompom Book Marks

Hi. Ready for creative fun and a project that you can use immediately, too?  I’m thrilled to share a project with “something for everyone” today. Slipping back into school schedules, for me, meant thinking of a very simple, back-to-school project and it’s a project for anyone of any age! Make Pompom Book Marks.  These are such

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Healthy Snacks for Kids: Make Little Bird Apples

Start the school year with a “Little bird” send off —- Make Little Bird Apple Snacks. I’ll show you the moves you need to make these simple and sweet (healthy) snacks! Let’s fly below… This is what you Need: 2 Apples 1 Knife 1 Cutting Board How to Make: – Using your first apple, slice

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Back to School DIY

Hi friends. I hope your summer has been just sumptuous. ‘m not quite back at my desk but, am thinking of creativity and you!  As we speak, I have our table full of several last-minute back-to-school projects that I hope to share with you soon. (Crossing, crossing fingers we complete everything before tomorrow morning!) Until

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Draw with Pet Prompts (and Printable)

Oh, my! How can it already be July! It’s been so long since I’ve had the chance to put a blog post up but,  I’ve really really wanted to share this simple and fun summer project. These are both incredibly simple and incredibly fun. Do you have a pet or does someone in your house

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Super Simple Puppy Cupcakes

Simplicity brings true love — of this I am sure. If you are like me, with lots of occasions where you need to bring a treat for kids, then, jump down below to learn how to make these happy cookie-embellished treats to ring in happiness any day of the week!

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Printable Coloring Paper Dandelion Crowns

Hello Summer! Hello Sun.  Hello, Summer Simplicity.  The humble dandelion reminded me of why I started willowday originally —  to share and inspire simple, everyday, creativity from our home in Sweden for anyone to find creativity, beauty and inspiration in their own day — and often, in your own hands. Today: a  Printable Paper Dandelion Crown

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