Posts Tagged: paper lantern

Winter Break Project Ideas

Winter Break! Woohoo! Looking for ways to keep your littles away from the television? We put together a little list of some of our favorites winter break project ideas. Give ‘em a try, and have fun!

Here goes (click project titles/links to get detailed instructions):

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Paper Christmas Tree

Still figuring out how to set the table at Christmas? These cute little trees might do the trick!

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Happy Lists

This is a wonderful time of year to think about all the things for which you’re grateful. These happy lists are a perfect activity for adults AND kids!

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Bows (or flowers)

Still wrapping presents? These little bows are super easy and fun for a gift. Also great for a message board, to decorate a wall, or on some sticks as a little bouquet! (Wouldn’t that be a sweet gift at Valentine’s Day too?!)

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Heart Garland

Speaking of Valentine’s Day…this sweet garland is so pretty! Great hanging above a threshold or even – if you’re not worried about snow or rain – decorating a space outside for a party!

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Adult Coloring Page

We just love Sonja Emily’s coloring pages (more options at this link), and we’re sure the rest of your family will too!

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Paper Stars

We love the idea of making a bunch of these and grouping them together to hang above a table or in a corner of a room.

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Play Dough

Making play dough yourself is actually pretty easy! We are still loving the batch of play dough we made for this project – the texture and colors are just great!

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Spring Bird

Putting a bird on it is so 2000s, but we still love this little guy. Super easy and fun to make!

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Lantern

Chinese New Year 2016 is Monday, February 8! But it doesn’t have to be an Asian themed party to have paper lanterns. Hang these with your Christmas lights strung throughout for a pretty and fun little scene.

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Fortune Teller

Check out this printable to find out your future! What will 2016 hold? We hope it’s filled with unicorns and magic and all the fun you can muster up. Happy, happy holidays, friends!

XOX,
Inspire(d)

11 Paper Projects for Summer!

School’s over! Summer! Exciting! No? Worried about keeping little hands less-than-idle? How about some good, old-fashioned paper projects? We put together a little list of our favorites.

Learn how to make:

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Flowers (or bows)

Super easy and fun for a gift, on a message board, to decorate a wall, or on some sticks as a little bouquet.

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Heart Garland

This sweet garland is so pretty hanging above a threshold or even, if you’re not worried about rain, decorating a space outside for a party!

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Stars

We love the idea of making a bunch of these and grouping them together to hang above a table or in a corner of a room.

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Gnome Hat + Beard

Well…this one is a classic. Get ready for Nordic Fest!

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Super Fly Airplane

What’s better on a summer day than a paper airplane race? Try this one against your favorite pattern and let us know who wins!

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Pinwheel

Windy day? Pinwheeeeeeeeeel!!

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Bird

Putting a bird on it is so 2000s, but we still love this little guy. Super easy and fun to make!

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Lantern

Obviously, we’re into the summer parties. It doesn’t have to be an Asian theme to have paper lanterns. Hang these with your Christmas lights strung throughout for a pretty and fun little scene.

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Origami Crane

Always wanted to learn how to fold an origami crane? Here’s a step-by-step tutorial!

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Fortune Teller

Check out this printable to find out your future!

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Unicorn Pinata

This is, as we’ve said before, our most EPIC PAPER PROJECT EVER! It takes a few days, but the finished product is pretty amazing. If you do decide to make this lovely unicorn, PLEASE let us know – we’d love to see pics at facebook.com/iloveinspired!

Happy Summer! Enjoy!

XO,
Inspire(d)