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  • Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

    April 10, 2020

    Ever dream about designing shoes? Do you think about how they are constructed and how the patterns or colors are chosen?

    For today's activity, you'll be creating some shoes! We have 2 patterns - a mule and a ballet flat - that you can sketch your design ideas that you would love to see on a shoe. Maybe challenge yourself with a fun and outrageous theme - Circus theme? Summer theme? Food theme? Maybe a Van Gogh theme? (PRO TIP: Maybe you can do a Zoom or Skype or Facetime call with your bestie and challenge them!)



    Then, take your designs that you drew and use the 3D shoe templates to bring them to life.  Color your designs on the 3D template, cut them out and then construct them using tape (or glue). You can also cut out the template and trace it on to your favorite patterned paper, or magazines to use in your designs. You can also grab stickers, buttons, glitter, mini faux flowers, or other things to use as fab accents to your shoe design.

    Look at how these 3D shoe pieces are constructed. Do you think you can come up with your own shoe template or pattern to make a different style of shoe? This would be a fun challenge to take your design skills to another level - Maybe you can make a sandal or an oxford?









    We would LOVE to see your shoe designs... Snap a pic and share them on Instagram. Make sure you tag us: @fashionangelsent


    Your Friends at Fashion Angels

  • Zen Moment

    April 9, 2020

    Today we're bringing a moment of zen to both parents and kids alike. I am sure you have all seen those more "adult" coloring books with intricate patterns to color and previously had thoughts like: Who has time for that?!

    Well, we all do now...

    So, moms, dads, kids... grab your colored pencils (we think these work best for this, but seriously, you can grab any coloring tool you want... markers, crayons...) Brace yourself - this is a fun activity to hone those fine motor skills.


    We have 3 pages, each with a fun twist. Sided by side on a page, we have one of those intricate patterned coloring options and then a line drawing version of the same object. Color in the one that's done and then challenge yourself to make your own patterns, swirls, lines, leaves, hearts, etc.

    Or... these pages are great if you have a really young artist at home. Mom or Dad or older siblings can color the patterned side and the little one can use the other half as a regular color page.


    Most of all, we'd love to see your creations! Snap a pic and share on Instagram. Make sure you tag us: @fashionangelsent


    Your friends at Fashion Angels

  • DIY Fortune Tellers

    April 8, 2020

    We love a good paper folding craft and today's activity is one that has been popular for decades! We're talking about fortune tellers - or some of you may call them cootie catchers. From the playground, to girl scouts, to summer camp, we're all made them or played with them at some point, so let's bring back this is a fun and easy activity with a fun a, modern, and creative look to them.


    Today, we have some super cute patterns for your fortune tellers that you can download and print at home. Color them in, cut out on the red dotted line to make it a square, and then follow the folding instructions below. Or, you can fully make one of your own (you just need to start with a square piece of paper) and then just follow the folding instructions.





    Share your creations with us! Snap a pic and tag us on Instagram: @fashionangelsent


    Your friends at Fashion Angels

  • Fashion Design App

    April 7, 2020

    We are traditionally known for being an "unplugged" company. We love to have kids be kids and get back to basic creative, open-ended thinking, play and fun. We also know that our tween demographic loves their technology. So, we combined these two things a few years back, but it's all still available for you to do now!

    Did you know we have a virtual reality fashion designer app? Here's our fun activity for today - it combines some unplugged creativity and design work, with our fashion design app.

    Head over to your app store on your phone or tablet and search for Fashion Angels Virtual Runway. Download the app because why not? It's FREE!

    Next up, you'll want to download and print at home the pattern sketch pages below. This is the unplugged portion of our activity today. You can color in one of the pre-printed pattern pages, or design your own fabric pattern. Think outside the box - maybe it's polka dots, it's a gorgeous pastel gradient rainbow, or maybe, just maybe it's cats!



    Once you're done designing your pattern, head to the app. The instructions are pretty easy to follow on the screen. Pick one of the 4 Fashion Angels models, pick your outfit. Then, this is where the patterns that you sketched or colored are needed. The app prompt you to photograph your pattern. Finish up with choosing accessories and then it's time to take it to the runway! You can take a screenshot of your creation, or you can shoot a video of it and save it to your camera roll.

    PRO TIP: If you have a super favorite material, wallpaper pattern, or you want to put your face on an outfit, you can also photograph those to use in your outfit, but we think it's most fun to design your own totally custom patterns and color combinations.

    We'd love to see your creations from the app! Snap a pic and share it with us on Instagram by tagging us: @fashionangelsent


    Your friends at Fashion Angels

  • Lesson Plan: 1920's Fashion

    April 6, 2020

    You know them, you love them... One of our hottest items are our sketch portfolios. There is a wide range of them including learning how to do fashion and interior design, to just plain fun and goofy coloring pages with the coolest art ever created by our design team here in Milwaukee, WI. We have shared a few pages with you here on our blog that you can download and print at home to use (scroll back through our blog and you'll find them!).

    One of our portfolios from the past went through different decades and gave step-by-step instructions about how to draw the fashions of each era. We'll share some of those with you over the next few weeks while we're all needing something to do at home! It's fun and educational so let's get started with the Roaring 20's!

    The 1920's brought a fashion revolution for the young and very fashionable. It was the era of flappers featuring a dropped waistline and flamboyant fashions. Jewelry was a prominent including long strands of pearls, colorful gemstones, bracelets, and large brooches. A short bobbed style was the hairdo of the day and hats and embellished headbands were very popular.  One of the most prominent fashion designers of this time was none other than Coco Chanel.

    Any other fun facts from the 20's you can find online?

    Go and get your supply of colored pencils, markers, crayons or whatever else you want to sketch with. Click below to download the sketch sheet and then follow the line drawing instructions to make a fairly typical flapper style dress from the era. Take note of how the design is broken down in to simple lines - doesn't it now look so simple to sketch pleats on your designs?! Look up other 1920's era fashion online and see if you can break it down in to simple line drawings to start. Or, a fun challenge to do is a 2020 spin on 1920's fashions.




    We'd love to see your designs. Snap a pic and share with us on Instagram by tagging us: @fashionangelsent


    Fashion Angels

  • Daisy Chains Bracelets

    April 3, 2020

    Break out your box of beads today - we're going to show you how to make the PERFECT bracelets for spring and summer: Daisy Chains

    Daisy Chains are a classic beading technique - it's simple to do, and looks very advanced. Plus, there are tons of variations you can make on this simple concept. Today, we have 2 different bracelet variations you can learn to make. Use the links below to download and print the instructions at home. Time to grab your seed beads, bracelet elastic, a ruler and scissors.

    Pick out your favorite bead color combinations and get crafting! These will make a fun gift to give all your BFF's!

    Once you get the hang of making the bracelets, try making an anklet, earrings, a necklace, a key chain, or even a headband!




    Show us your Daisy Chains! Snap a pic and tag us on Instagram: @fashionangelsent


    Fashion Angels

  • Dare to Doodle!

    April 2, 2020

    We're all guilty of doodling every now and then... some more than others and that's totally okay! It not only helps to pass the time, but also helps you to express creativity and can brighten your mood.

    Do you ever pay attention to your doodles and if you have a certain "thing" you're always drawing? What are some of your favorite things to doodle? Beautiful patterns, your name, flowers, or funny characters? Is it a whole scene, or just a random little doodle?

    Today we have some fun outside- the-box ideas for doodle starter ideas. Click below and we have 3 pages you can download and print at home with 12 doodle-starting ideas (Or you can just use the starter cues on your own paper). We're hoping it can spark some bigger ideas of what a doodle can be and become.






    We'd love to see your doodles! Snap a pic and tag us on Instagram @fashionangelsent


    Your friends at Fashion Angels

  • Creative Collage Craft

    April 1, 2020

    Hope everyone is ready for a super fun craft today: Collage!

    We are going to make a collage room decor sign. You can choose from the Peace Sign or Love Sign templates at the bottom of this post. Print it out, trace on to cardboard or thick foam core and cut out (parental help needed here!). Or, if you want to make your own favorite symbol, inspirational word, or even your name, go ahead and free-hand draw directly on to the cardboard/foam core, or use the help of a computer and get the base of your sign created and cut out of the board material.

    Next, you will need to gather the materials to collage on top of your sign - you can grab some ideas from the visuals below, but think outside the box and maybe there are other things around your house you can use too:



    Now that you have your pile of collage items, cover your work surface and grab some glue and put it in a small container or cup. Add a few drops of water to thin it out. You will also need a paint brush. We'll do a base layer of your paper cuttings/scraps first.

    Apply glue to a small section of your sign base and apply your paper cuttings. Make a pattern, or do it totally random!

    Keep applying the glue to the sign base and then the paper all over the sign until it's completely covered. Then, apply a thin top coat of glue to the base. Let it dry.

    Then, if you're using any fabric or ribbon in your collage, apply that next using the same technique as the paper. Work in small sections to apply glue, put down the fabric and then add a top coat of the glue/water mix over the top. Let it dry completely.

    Now, it's time for all the little 3D goodies you found around the house - use glue (straight from the bottle, not mixed with water), or with the help/supervision of an adult, you can use hot glue and apply your little treasures.

    Add some ribbon to hang up wherever you like!

    Let us know if you have any questions on this project. We'd love to see your creations!




  • Lists, Lists, Lists

    March 31, 2020

    Who else loves to make lists - even if it's just for fun.

    It's so much fun to make lists. They can help keep you organized, remember things, and they can also be just for fun! We all have a little extra time on our hands these days at home, so we have 3 sheets of lists you can download and print at home.

    We hope you have fun with them. What types of funny list ideas can you and your squad come up with at home?







    If you want to share your lists with us - snap a pic and tag us on Instagram @fashionangelsent


    Your Friends at Fashion Angels

  • Plastic Bottle Upcycling

    March 30, 2020

    Time to Upcycle your plastic bottles. Wait... what is upcycling?

    Upcycling is an eco-friendly way to repurpose objects that you are no longer using. The so-called "Junk" or "trash" can be turned in to many things like fashions, accessories, room decor, and many other functional things! You'll be helping make steps toward a cleaner planet, save money, and boosts creativity.

    So, first, go grab some of those single-use bottles you have in your recycling bin. You'll want to clean them and soak in water to remove the labels.

    Today, we have instructions to make some fun vases, pencil and pen holders for your new WFH desk, or containers for candy. You can put flowers in them, or even use as a pen/art supply holder on your desk top, or for a fun candy/treat holder.

    Click below to download 4 pages on how you can cut, wrap and decorate bottles to make some pretty cool room decor! NOTE: Please use the help of an adult to cut  your bottles!


    Make sure you share your creations with us. Snap a pic and tag us on Instagram @fashionangelsent


    Your Friends at Fashion Angels


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