A Christmas gift that came all the way from Australia for Marisol was the Butterfly Hair Clips Kit by Faber-Castell.  I think you all know of my love for craft kits, so this was a fabulous gift and one that I knew Marisol would love to do.

Butterfly Hairclips Kit

Thankfully I had a project on hand for Flynn to do too.  An unfinished jigsaw puzzle.  If you haven't seen these at Michael's craft stores, they are only a dollar or two (I honestly can't remember exactly how much having bought it a long time ago) but great to have on hand for a rainy day activity.

handpainted wooden jigsaw

Crafts in progress

craft kits for kids

handmade hair clips

handmade jigsaw puzzle

To get rid of the big globs of paint on each of the jigsaw puzzle pieces, I had Flynn turn them upside down and use them as stamps on the paper.  He loved this and I think it created a pretty great color effect on each piece, as you will see below.

The finished projects

craft kit for girls

craft kit for boys

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karen January 7, 2010 - 7:44 pm

great, great, great…. i’m checking michaels out next time i’m there for flynn’s project. thanks for sharing.

cat@juggling act January 8, 2010 - 12:55 am

Great craft projects! I see you had a great holiday!

Kathy January 8, 2010 - 10:42 am

Love those butterfly clips! So cute!!!

Imma January 8, 2010 - 5:07 pm

How great craft project!
Beautiful butterflies!
I really love the Flynn’s project.
I look for that at Michael’s but I didn’t find it really. Could you tell me the link?

Tonya Staab January 9, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Hi Imma, unfortunately there is no link to purchasing the jigsaw puzzle on-line that I’ve found. Maybe contact your local store to see if they will be stocking them in the future or if they can order them in.

Anissa January 9, 2010 - 7:04 pm

Wow, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! I love, love, love the butterfly clips. When Isabella is a little older we will have to make them too.

Jen January 9, 2010 - 10:42 pm

Love it! And, as a mother of a girl, those butterfly clips are to die for.

Gabriela January 16, 2010 - 7:43 pm


This is such a fun project!

~ Gabriela ~

Sarah August 20, 2010 - 11:36 am

Those butterfly clips are super cute!


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