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DIY Kids Art Display Without Damaging the Walls

I’ve seen many beautiful kids’ artwork display ideas over web. This is one of such ideas and I adapted this method after seen many posts over Pinterest and other blogs.

However this artwork display line needs no brain. It is so simple and easy to create a line and hang the art work.

My son still doesn’t start his play group. But he enjoys some painting activities with me at home. As these drawings and artwork are his first drawings, I like to keep those protected. He will admire these drawings one day!

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Other than displaying his artwork, I also want to train him to keep his drawings organized. Now he knows where to keep his drawings after he finished those.

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Here are the items which I used to create this artwork display line.

You Need:

A ribbon
Self-adhesive hooks/ Self-adhesive wall hangers(Command Hooks)
Wooden pegs

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Method:

Simply stick the two wall hangers on the wall you want the display line. I used Self-adhesive wall hangers , so I don’t want to damage the wall. Then tie the ribbon and create a line. (Similar to clothes line)
Hang wooden pegs and when there is a finished art, simply hang it using wooden pegs.
A simple and easy artwork display line is ready for kids arts.

Why I like to use Command Hooks?

I always use command hooks,(Self-adhesive hooks/ Self-adhesive wall hangers) to my wall decorations and displays.Simply,these are great hangers to display anything in few minutes.You dont need to have skills to drill the wall.Even you dont need to damage the wall.Simply stick the command hooks on to the wall and you have  a nice wall hanger.

There are also different styles and sizes available.For simple hanging like this kids artwork display,I always use beautiful command hooks.These are not much expensive too.You can also check these similar Command Medium Hooks

Do you use these Command hooks to hang things on the wall?

 

DIY Sticker Book for Toddlers

 

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Hand Prints and Play Time

we had a great time with these hand prints.Recently we experimented with leaf printing and it was such a fun activity for my son.So,this is our next experiment with hand prints.

My son loved playing with paints.We used water colours,so the prints are not so dark or sharp.

Hand Prints and Play Time

Finally,he didn’t like his dirty hands 🙂

Hand Prints and Play TimeAs we used water colours,it was easy to wash within few minutes.

DIY Train Birthday Banner

I really like to have DIY Birthday banners than buying it. Simply, I am able to match the Birthday Banner with the party theme. We already celebrated our son’s 2nd Birthday and this time we picked the theme as ‘Train Birthday’. So everything from Birthday Cake to decorations is with the train theme.I had interesting time creating most of the decorations and Train Birthday Cake.My son really loved his train Birthday party!

DIY Train Birthday Banner

DIY Train Birthday Banner

For the banner, I came up with this idea as a DIY train birthday banner. It was really easy to create this. You will only need few different colour papers and printed letters. Other supplies are like scissors and glue are also needed.

Here is how I finished this DIY train birthday banner. If you are throwing a train themed Birthday party, this idea may be helpful.

You need,
Colourful papers from different colours
Printed letters which says your message
A pair of scissors
Glue
A ribbon
Punch

Here is how we made this DIY Train Birthday banner.

First cut colour papers into squares of the size you want your train themed birthday banner.

Also cut rectangles from another colour.(As shown in photos)

Also cut the letters from the printed paper.

DIY Train Birthday Banner

Using a color combination,paste rectangles on the square shapes.

Then paste letters accordingly.

Finaly cut small circles to pretend the wheels of the train.Paste those on the squares.(Wagons of the train)

DIY Train Birthday Banner

You will have beautiful set of letter wagons of the train.

DIY Train Birthday BannerPunch holes on each squares and thread a ribbon through each to make it as a birthday banner.

DIY Train Birthday Banner

Now,wagons of the train banner is ready.We need the train engines.

Using few colour papers,I simply cut the engine shape.Actualy I didnt use any template.

Then I used anothe colour squares,rectangles and circles to create the windows and wheels of the 3 engines.

DIY Train Birthday Banner

Finally,we pasted those engines on the wall and our Train Birthday banner was ready for the party!

DIY Train Birthday Banner

Is this cute?Please let me know your idea.Do you like to make your own Birthday banner?

Also check our Animal themed 1st Birthday Party banner tutorial.

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Vegetable Stamping with Okra

We tried another simple art at home.This time we used okra/ladies finger or ‘bandakka‘ (as we call in Sri Lanka) to make a simple drawing.Well,I dont have good photos to share as I simply use my phone to capture some moments while paying more attention to teach my son.

What you simply need forVegetable Stamping with Okra are,

-Okra and some Paint

Simply cut a side of okra.Then it will look like a flower pattern.

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Use some paint and make stamp prints on a paper.

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This is a great activity for a toddler and in age of 2,my son enjoyed his time playing with paint and vegetables.

 

 

Leaf Printing

We had a great time with this leaf printing project.My son enjoyed his time with leaves and painting those with different colours.And finally he made prints using the painted leaves.

Here is how we did this craft project and some pictures of his drawings.

We collected some leaves.

Toddler-crafts-Leaf-printingAdd paints to the leaf.

Toddler-crafts-Leaf-printingStart making prints from the painted leaves.

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DIY Birthday Banner- Animal Themed Party

For our son’s first Birthday, we used ‘Animals’ as the theme of the Birthday Party. It was a DIY first Birthday party and most of the items were done by me. Lately, I thought of sharing these DIY tutorials if it is helpful for someone.

Animal themed Birthday banner for 1st Birthday!

Animal themed Birthday banner for 1st Birthday!

Throwing a kids birthday party is really awesome and fun. This was our first time organizing a party and I had a great time arranging it. Instead of buying a party banner, I decided to go for a DIY Birthday Banner. To make the banner to match with animals theme, I used few animal pictures when we hang it on the wall.

How to make animal themed DIY Birthday Banner

Supplies

Card stock of different colour papers
Ribbon or a beautiful thread
Glue
Pair of scissors
Pen as needed
Letters to spell “happy Birthday’ – Printed letters or stickers

Few images of animals

How to do:

Using card stock,cut 13 circles of 7’ diameter.I used a small bowl to draw the circles.

Cut 13 squares of 7’’ length and width.

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Using glue,stick a circle into a square shaped paper.

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Stick letters on each card.If using a print,cut letters from the print out and stick into each square made.

DIY Birthday Banner
Match colours and arrange all letters into different colour squares.
Punch 2 holes in top corners of each square.
Arrange the squares in an order to read ‘Happy Birthday’
Thread the ribbon through the squares and you are done!

As our theme for the party is ‘Animals’,I used some animal pictures in between words.

DIY Birthday Banner- Animal Themed Party

DIY Birthday Banner- Animal Themed Party

 

DIY Birthday Party Door Banner

This is our simple and easy DIY Birthday door banner for the First Birthday Party. Party theme was Animals. So I used a cute Panda for the door banner to make it match with the theme. At first I thought of using a photo of a monkey. Then, decided a panda is much better.
Although I don’t have step by step photos , making this animal themed door banner is pretty simple.

Here is how to make this easy DIY Birthday Party door banner.

How to make easy DIY Birthday Party door banner

Try to find different matching colour boards or colour papers (from your card stock)
Then cut rectangles of different sizes.
Stick them according to a design which shows different colours/designs as borders.

DIY Birthday Party Door Banner

DIY Animal Themed Birthday Party Door Banner ©Diaryofanewmom.com

I used letter stickers to create the welcome message in this door banner.Use of stickers is really easy and quick.Luckily I found some colorful letter stickers just before the party day.

Use a piece of beautiful ribbon or a string to hang it in the door.

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First Birthday Party-Animal Themed

First Birthday Party-Animal Themed

First Birthday Party-Animal Themed

It was a blast at our home, because our son celebrated his first birthday on 2014 October. We celebrated it with a small party with some of our friends. As I wanted a theme, we went with ‘Animal theme’ because my son loved most of the animal songs. Read more about our fun first Birthday Party.

Baby Nursery Room

Baby Nursery RoomFew years ago I shared some photos of our son’s nursery room. As a first time mummy, preparing a nursery room was a precious thing. We didn’t spend much on fancy items, instead we could arrange a nursery area for our newborn in our room .Hope you like to read the full post about this Baby Nursery Room.

 

 

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