Monday, July 29, 2013

Crafting with Stencils: Easy and Fun Kids' Project

Summer is a great time to craft with the kids. Look at what Brooke made with just a few supplies! 

As I shared on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, Plaid Kids Crafts sent me a box of goodies and when the kids saw what was inside (see pic below), they could not wait to create. But Brooke was especially excited because what preteen does not like glitter and neon?

To make the chandelier poster for her room, Brooke used:

Plaid's chandelier stencil (above)
Apple Barrel neon paints ( above)
black paint
Plaid's letter stencils (above, the blue ones)
Mod Podge Extreme Glitter (above)
silver glitter glue (optional)
poster board
foam brushes
thick black permanent marker

First Brooke created a background for her poster by stenciling chandeliers all over her poster board. Stencils are fun for kids to craft with because they are so easy to use and you get such professional looking results. 

The key to stenciling is using just a little bit of paint and using a pouncing motion with your brush.

Here is Brooke adding a blue chandelier:

And here she is adding an orange chandelier. I taught Brooke that is it totally ok and even looks better visually when the background design runs off the page. So that is why there is only half of an orange chandelier. You gals who like to polka dot things, make sure some of the polka dots run off the page.

Now Brooke is moving up the poster board. Brooke was able to stencil all by herself.

Stencils are so easy to use. Even Daniel and J were able to stencil all by themselves. I love this kind of craft where I can just let the kids go at it. . .where I do not constantly have to "help".

Plaid craft products are safe and fun for children to use so I had no problem working in the kitchen while the kids kept themselves entertained with the paints and stencils.

Once all the chandeliers dried, Brooke wrote a quote over them. She used a black permanent marker and her own handwiriting for the first part of the quote and then used Plaid's letter stencils and black paint for the word "sparkle".

Brooke them covered the whole poster board with Mod Podge Extreme Glitter.  This is why you want to make sure that you use a permanent marker because you do not want the words to smear when you seal everything with Mod Podge Extreme Glitter.  Mod Podge Extreme Glitter made the whole poster sparkle, so fitting for the quote Brooke chose.

And then Brooke got out her silver glitter glue and put dots on her letters and outlined the word "sparkle".

And here is the finished project. She was so proud.

For more creative project ideas using these and other Plaid products, visit

And to see what other bloggers made with their box of Plaid goodies, check out these links:

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign with Plaid and Blueprint Social, that means I was not compensated, but did receive a box of crafty supplies for free. The opinions in this post are my own. I was not told what to write or what craft to create.

1 comment:

  1. This looks awesome. You have a future craft blogger on your hands. Tell Brooke she did a great job! I'm impressed.


Related Posts with Thumbnails