Posts from the “paper crafts” Category

Easter Grass from Kite Paper — A Homemade Alternative to Plastic

Posted on March 21, 2014

Ah, springtime! We’re still waiting for the snow to melt here in Michigan, but our friends down South are already welcoming new blossoms!  For many, Spring is also heralded by the anticipation of cherished traditions and celebrations.  Here’s a fun and easy craft for your Spring line-up in case you missed it last year.  Grass made from kite paper is a beautiful alternative to the standard green plastic filler for Easter baskets, and also adds a nice touch to gift boxes.  Enjoy this simple step-by-step guide. –Judy

May Day Cone with Tissue Paper Flowers

Posted on May 1, 2013

May comes dancing but once a year, the dancing month, the sky light and high, the birch trees bursting. May is daisy time, and cowslip and primrose and harebell and dancing anemones. Deep down in the meadow grass, they’re all dancing with delight, lily-of-the-valley nodding, ringing her bells, the silver trunks lordly and slim, their branches and silvery twigs dancing too to the tune of Spring. ~Elsa Beskow, from Around the Year

More Spring Craft Ideas — Origami Bunnies

Posted on March 25, 2013

Origami kite bunnies made with kite paper from Palumba, specializing in natural, non-toxic toys, crafts, books, and home goods.

We made this fun spring craft with Palumba kite paper and some help from YouTube! (see http://.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo9pQmOYkZw?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360

Our kite paper makes gorgeous origami pieces, like the darling bunnies we made with the help of YouTube!  Find more inspiration in our favorite paper arts books, Crafts Through the Year (featuring beautiful paper window stars and dozens of fun projects for the whole year round) and Origami Card Craft (featuring 30 clever cards and envelopes to fold).  These make wonderful gifts too!

  

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