Here’s a quick project for crafters young and old – a simple 4-sided diorama, ready to be filled with your scenes of choice. Start out by drawing a large circle on a piece of 12″x12″ card stock (I drew around a dinner plate). Then do the same of 3 more pieces of card stock, so that you have 4 in total.
I took a piece of white card stock and covered a section with random lines of brightly colored washi tape. Then I used my Feather X-Large lever punch and punched shapes through the card stock and washi tape.To finish, glue them with a hot glue gun to a wooden cocktail stick.Easy!
The dessert I made is a traditional English recipe, using homemade meringues and fresh raspberry cream. It’s called Eton Mess and you can find the recipe here.
We are well into the throws of summer here, and between trips to the beach, swimming lessons, picnics and playdates, my kids are always looking for an opportunity to be creative at home. Having the kids work on making a cardboard box arcade will provide hours of fun and entertainment as well make memories to last a lifetime. My children are able to do most of this with minimal supervision from me, but if your kids are smaller, you may want to help with cutting cardboard boxes as they can be very tough!
Playing around with my new Fern Lever Punch the other day led me to come up with a stenciling technique that I had a lot of fun with and the more intricate the punch design, the better.
Start out by punching out your design from a scrap of card stock. Put the punched shapes to one side for a future project as you’re actually going to use the remaining card stock as the stencil. Place the stencil on a second piece of card stock and add color. I used an ink pad, but you could use gelatos, markers, water colors…