Thursday, December 18, 2014

{Crafts for Kids Video} Holiday Shaker Tag!


My son is my biggest fan and he's always wanted to make his own craft video! He needed a tag for his Dad's gift so this was the perfect opportunity. Plus, it's mostly narrated by him so you're in for a real treat!



We used a retired ornament tag die from My Favorite Things but you could easily substitute the Avery Elle Circle Tag. The Santa, penguin and heart are Mama Elephant products that my son wanted to feature on his tag.


He adores that little penguin and is so proud of his cool blue shading on it. Remember how much he loves penguins? ;)


Of course, my son also chose the red and white baker's twine.  I'm impressed that he unknowingly followed the rule of thirds by coordinating the string with the red on Santa and the penguin's heart!


This may be my most favourite post ever. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love for my son! :)

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23 comments:

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Too cute! Great job, guys!

Angela said...

Damian -- you and your mom made the best video ever! I love your tag, and I'm pretty sure you can color better than I can! I bet your Baba will love his gift. Make sure he sees the video, too. ;) Merry Christmas!

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute, loved your son in the video!!!

Lisa Zurek said...

This just made my day. Thank you Damien!! Looking forward to your next video.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

well, Damian you are a true artist! Your Baba will love this because you made it and it's just so much fun!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute.

beaverphyllis said...

I smiled through your entire video, Damian! You color beautifully and are already a great crafter! Wish I had started when I was your age! I need to make some tags today, so I am hoping mine will be as beautiful as yours is! I bet your dad will treasure your tag, as well as your gift! Merry Christmas, Damian! Great job!

Pam said...

This is so sweet! Damian, I love your tag and the video you made with your mom. You are very talented and did a fabulous job. Merry Christmas!

icardeveryone01 said...

I may have just fallen in love - Damian you are very good at coloring... it is one of my very favorite things to do. Please do another video soon?
Hugs to you and mommy, too...
=] Michele

TracyM #6773 said...

AWESOME shaker tag!!!
WOW - Damian - your sure did a great job making it with your mom and it was SO MUCH FUN watching & listening as you created - THANK YOU!!!
I need to make a shaker now too :)
Wishing you all a very MERRY Christmas!!!

A Glimpse into JulieWorld said...

This video left me smiling all day! Great job.

SHARON HAYES said...

Oh, Emily! Do you realize how much Damien has learned from you? His language is very developed for a six year old. I am a retired first grade teacher, and I love to listen to children talk, teach, describe, explain, reason, and read. He did a perfect job in the video. I would include him more often. He sounds like the sweetest most respectful child. Merry Christmas to him from me. Tell him I was very impressed as I watched him color Santa. Excellent fine motor control.

Robin Johnston said...

Thank you so much for sharing this amazing video. It is heart warming to see how your love of art crafting has inspired your son. I had to double check that he said he was only 6. He is very skilled in the crafting and the commentary. It was so adorable to see shading techniques and hear phrases that I've come to associate with your very personal and inspiring videos. Also, big thumbs up for the Santa hat. I hope that you both continue to make wonderful memories of time spent creating together.

Jenna said...

Perfect winter gift tag, Damien! Great video! We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!:-)

Lynn said...

Oh Damien, that's one of my favorite videos. It was a joy to watch. I hope that you'll make another one soon. You are lucky to have such a sweet mom teach and help you. Merry, merry Christmas!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Oh my goodness. This might be my absolute favorite crafting video of the year!! That was absolutely adorable!! Can Damien have a playdate with my nephews and teach them how to color in the lines??? I can't believe how great he colors AND shades!!! AMAZING JOB!!! So cute!!!!!

Victoria H. said...

Oh my goodness what a super cute guest, tag and video! Merry Christmas to you all!

Suzanne said...

Hi Damian!
Wow! You are an AWESOME & ADORABLE little crafter! Thank you for sharing your amazing shaker gift tag....you did a GREAT JOB with the coloring and shading! I really enjoyed watching your video! Have a super fun Christmas with your mom & dad! :)

pcm said...

adorable!

BubbleGumGal said...

OMG! I rarely leave comments but your son was too cute so I had to leave a note. What a lucky Baba - he has a talented son and wife. Your son's coloring skills are phenomenal. I love the "blue shading" comment. Ridiculously cute. Thanks for posting! Happy holidays.

Samantha Mann said...

I'm late to the party for leaving comments for your son - but I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE everything about this!! I love that you made this as a team and I love your son's creative eye!!! That penguin is ADORABLE!! That blue shading is AMAZING!! He can teach me some tips on coloring!!! :D what a sweet memory and awesome shaker tag!!

Lindsey said...

So that's officially awesome! D. did great work -- and he colours the same way you do! Next time I think he needs to die cut his own penguin, though. ;)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, my goodness! Your little Damian is so talented, and not camera shy at all! Bravo for a job well done. I LOVE that shaker tag and may CASE it next year!