As a member of the Scraps N' Pieces (the designers) Creative Team, Busy Crafting Mommy Designs Creative Team, Ponytails Designs Creative Team, Keystone Scraps Creative Team and Pretty In Green Creative Team, I receive products for free in return for creating and posting projects to promote said product.
Guest Post from Stephanie ~ Hybrid Freebie Included!
Hello there everyone! My name is Stephanie & I'm one of Wendy's new creative team members but instead of doing layouts, I'm going to be making hybrids with Wendy's products. I hope everyone will enjoy the projects. There will be freebies & tutorials galore to get you started down the path of hybrid projects.
Now, I'm not saying I'm an expert on hybrids but it's really a lot easier than many people think & you've probably got all the supplies you'll need: Printer, printer ink, paper, scissors, glue. That's really all that's needed to do fun hybrid projects; of course some projects need more supplies like rulers, craft knives, craft ink, pop dots, paint, Mod Podge, etc. We'll get into that in the future!
Today, I'm going to show everyone a cute project that's simple, great for kids & is made with one of Wendy's new kits, Just Us *March*. If you haven't checked out the kit yet, you really must as it's packed full of everything you need to celebrate the month of March from rainbows to bunnies to all the different special days that happen in March.
Raise your hand if you remember cootie catchers from elementary school. Anyone? Well if you're not sure, it's also known as fortune teller, chatterbox, salt cellar or whirlybird & can be found on just about any playground. I had a St. Patrick's Day cootie catcher pinned & decided to make one for my boys using the St. Patrick's Day themed elements from Just Us *March*. What you do think?
I love how it turned out but it was hard for me to fold properly with the paper I typically use for hybrids which is a 48 lbs weight paper. If you're going to make one with your kids, regular printer paper might be the way to go as it would be easier for kids to fold. Not sure how to fold a cootie catcher? You can find some great directions on The Daring Book for Girls website.
Here's the inside of the cootie catcher (boy, I haven't used the word cootie so much since I was a kid!). On the left are the number part of the game & on the right are the fortunes which are not really fortunes since I decided to go with some popular St. Patrick's Day sayings. For my boys (who are 4.5) I spelled out the names of the pictures on top, then had them count out which number they picked; Ian & Jake loved it!
If you'd like to try out the cootie catcher I made, I've turned it into a little freebie for everyone which you can grab by clicking on the preview below. Instructions are included & if you want to make it into a game, have your kids try to get the shamrock!