Category: Activities

Get Crafty: Make A Tiger Mask

Tiger Mask

Amy is a life-long crafter who shares modern kids crafts on Instagram @startcreativestudio.

During our travels abroad in Southeast Asia, we discovered that tigers are considered a symbol of bravery and protection in many Asian cultures. To celebrate this mighty animal, we created dresses, tees, rompers, and more featuring unique tiger prints as part of our Tiger Cub Club. We also teamed up with Amy from Start Creative Studio to create the perfect craft to work on with your little citizen of the world. For all the brave, little tigers out there, this tiger mask makes for a fun activity and creative play afterwards. All you’ll need are some painting, gluing and scissor skills.

Materials:

 

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper Plates
  • Black Card Stock
  • Glue

Instructions:

 

Step 1: From cardboard, cut out large heart shape.

Tiger Mask Cardboard Heart

Step 2: Paint cardboard heart orange. Allow to dry.

Tiger Mask Orange Heart

Step 3: Cut textured edge off of paper plate. Use the center portion to cut out ears.

Step 4: Paint the ears orange and allow to dry.

Tiger Mask Painting Ears

Step 5: Cut two white circles (from the center of your paper plate or from white card stock) and two black circles from card stock.

Tiger Mask Eye Cutout

Step 6: Glue black portion to white portion to form eyes.

Step 7: Glue two pieces of textured paper plate edge on each side of the tiger’s face. Trim as needed.

Tiger Mask Paper Plate Whiskers

Tiger Mask Whiskers Trimmed

Step 8: Cut a black circle shape for nose and glue to tiger face.

Tiger Mask Nose

Step 9: Cut stripes from black card stock.

Tiger Mask Cutting Stripes

Step 10: Glue stripes to tiger face.

Tiger Mask Stripes On

Step 11: Glue ears and eyes to tiger face.

Tiger Mask Complete

Step 12: If desired, cut out black portion of eyes to make them see-through.

Use for dress up or as artwork in your child’s gallery! Pair it with books about tigers for a book and craft kind of afternoon. Or, wear it with your favorite tiger print from our new collection.

Tiger Mask On

Did you make this craft? Be sure to share it on Instagram with #teacollection, or tag @tea_collection and @startcreativestudio.

Voyage to Vietnam: A Tea Sponsored Exhibit at the Portland Children’s Museum

Voyage to Vietnam Exhibit Tea Collection

Here at Tea, we want to give children the world. We set out to help them discover new cultures and traditions, sparking their curiosity and opening their eyes and minds to a world beyond the one they know and live in. This spring, we’ve partnered with the Portland Children’s Museum to bring you a very special exhibit, Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tết Festival. Now through May 6th, stop by the museum to experience the beauty, sights, sounds and customs of Vietnam.

Curious what you’ll find there? Long-time Tea friend and local Portland mama, the wonderful Chelsee Hood of The House of Hood Blog, recaps her recent visit…

DIY: Tea-Inspired Tile Coasters

DIY Tile Coasters

Time to string the lights, turn up the holiday tunes, and bring on the cheer! Whether you’re looking for a unique tabletop accent to rest your hot cocoa or eggnog on, or are on the hunt for a thoughtful and thrifty gift, these DIY tile coasters will do the trick. A fun project for you and your little citizens, they’re festive, functional and feature unique Scots-inspired Tea prints. Follow along for the fun!

DIY Snow Globe

diy snow globe

Snow globes date back to the early 19th century in France. In 1889, a snow globe containing a model of the newly built Eiffel Tower was produced to commemorate the International Exposition in Paris. Snow globes became popular in England and in the early 1920s, crossed the Atlantic to the US where they became a popular collectors item.

In the 40s, the snow globes became a way to advertise. In the 50s, the glass objects became available in plastic. Today’s globes can be found with music boxes, internal lights and moving parts. In this DIY, you’ll learn how to assemble a simple mason jar snow globe. 

Bedtime Bath Bombs: The Perfect DIY Gift

There’s a lot to love about winter—toasty layers, steaming mugs, festive lights, family gatherings, and snowflakes if you’re lucky! It’s a magical time of year meant for celebration, togetherness, and enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

One of our favorite past times is snuggling up in our coziest PJs with a good bedtime story. And what better way to wind down than with a warm and fizzy bath? Plop in one of our DIY bedtime bath bombs for a relaxing and fragrant tub time treat. Not only are these a cinch to make, but they’re all-natural, your little ones will love them, and they make for a thoughtful homemade holiday gift! Follow along for a simple step-by-step.

Build Your Own Fairytale Fortress: DIY Illuminated Scottish Castle

DIY Illuminated Scottish Castles

Pretty in pink, and a magnificent four stories high, Scotland’s Fyvie Castle is fit for a fairytale. Curious what’s inside? See here for a behind-the-scenes tour, and imagine yourself living like royalty in a fairytale fortress of your own! Follow along and we’ll show you how build your own castle, lights and all! 

Festive Fall Leaf Crowns

DIY Leaf Crown

Autumn months are no doubt some of the most beautiful months of the year.  As the weather turns  cool and crisp, nature’s colors grow deeper and richer, and leaves begin to fall in a million brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange.

You know what that means…time to head outside and start collecting! What to do with all those beautiful heaps of leaves your little ones gather? Give our festive fall leaf crown a try! We’ll show you how in this easy DIY tutorial.