Friday, April 13, 2018

Long Pins and Roundups

Ready to see the latest batch of craft roundups and long pins I made as Editor of Fun Family Crafts? I hope so, because I love sharing them as much as I love making them! The last time I updated, I'd just started making long pins. We're seeing decent results on Pinterest, so expect to be seeing more of them as time goes on. 

I started out with hot air balloon crafts. As usual, I tried to show the diversity of crafts we have on the site. In this case, I chose two projects that are flat and two that are three-dimensional. They use different materials as well. Next, Eric Carle crafts. The Very Hungry Caterpillar appears twice, reflecting the fact that we have at least a dozen of VHC projects for each other Carle-inspired craft. (Two of the four projects are mine. Do you recognize them?) I had great fun putting together the April Fool's Day pin. If those look like potstickers, a turkey dinner, and hot dogs to you, click the link below the image to find out what they really are! 

                     
Hot Air Balloon Crafts * Eric Carle Crafts * April Fool's Day Crafts

The next two long pins I made were Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog. I'm working on a new feature for Fun Family Crafts where we pit two characters, or supplies, or some other craft component against each other and have our readers vote for their favorite via likes and pins. I'll be announcing the results of the Cookie Monster vs. Kermit face-off soon!

     

Now onto the roundups! First, nest crafts to celebrate spring. I used one of mine in the graphic. It happens to be one of my all-time most popular crafts. It's also one of my favorites. 


April 11 is National Pet Day, so I put together a roundup featuring some of the 2000+ animal craft tutorials we have at Fun Family Crafts. I carefully chose ten different pets for the graphic, rather than using primarily dogs and cats. Obviously the rabbit craft is mine, but can you spot the other project I made?


April is also National Frog Month. How cute are these ten projects I featured?! None are mine but I love them all. 


So far, all the roundups and long pins I've shared above and in past posts have been for Fun Family Crafts. After seeing their success, however, I've made it a priority to make ones for My Creative Life as well! I started with a graphic showing my favorite edible bunny crafts, then did one featuring six unique ways to dye Easter eggs. I made them about a week before Easter, and both have generated decent traffic. 

        

Just yesterday, I published my first travel-related long pins, both from our recent Portland trip. If they lead to traffic increases, I'll be going back and creating pins from previous travels as well. 

        
Where to Eat in Portland * What to Do in Portland

As always, I made all of the graphics using PicMonkey. I absolutely love working with PicMonkey. So easy and so intuitive. 

2 comments:

  1. These are all awesome!! Off to check them all out!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Hi Cindy! These are all so fun and fabulous! I can't wait to find out who wins in the Cookie Monster vs Kermit face off!

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