Buffalo Check Plaid Paper Craft

I’m drooling over all the Buffalo Check Plaid that’s happening this season! You can wear it, decorate with it, and now craft with your kids with it!

Buffalo Check Plaid Paper Craft Title

I’m thrilled with how these darling Buffalo Check Plaid Crests turned out! It was such a fun kid’s craft to do with my boys and I know your kiddos will love it, too!


  • 2 sheets of red construction paper
  • 1 sheet of black construction paper
  • black marker
  • ruler
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • white cardstock
  • printer
  • Cricut

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Draw straight black lines diagonally across red paper

Take 1 of the sheets of red construction paper and draw straight lines across the page diagonally with a black marker. You could free hand this but I need a ruler to try to draw anything straight and even then it can end up a bit wonky.

my favorite paper cutter

Cut all three sheets of construction paper into strips. I recommend this paper cutter. It’s not expensive and I use it ALL the TIME!

Buffalo Check Squares

Now cut the strips into 1″ cubes.

Print out this free design your own coat of arms

I was going to draw my own crest shape but then a little google action lead me to this free Design Your Own Coat of Arms template. Why recreate the wheel when I don’t have to!?! I quick printed this out on white cardstock. *Click here to see what kind of printer we have.

Buffalo Check Plaid Crest Template

Flipped it over and traced the outline of the crest on the back.

Buffalo Check patterning

Flip it back over and your kiddos are ready to start their patterning fun! I recommend starting a little lower like this to get a good straight start. Black, red stripes, black, red stripes, etc..

Buffalo Check Patterning Row 2

The next row is red stripes, red, red stripes, red, etc…

Kid's Patterning Activity

Keep going with this alternating pattern until the crest is filled up. Don’t worry about covering up the outline because when it’s time to cut we’ll just flip the paper over and cut on the outline we traced on the back.

white animal shilouettes

Cut out the crest and now it’s time for some animal fun!! The kids love it when I use my Cricut to cut out things for them so I let them each pick out an animal to cut. They chose a bear, moose, and deer. In a few bats of an eyelash these adorable white cardstock animals were ready for glue! *If you are interested in getting your own Cricut click here! They have some great deals going on right now!

Buffalo Check Plaid Bear Kid's Craft

A little dab of the glue stick and oh my cuteness!!! Isn’t thisBuffalo Check Plaid Paper Craft just darling!?!

Buffalo Check Plaid Crest with Deer Head Kid's Craft

Oh deer!

Buffalo Check Plaid Moose Head Kid's Craft

Isn’t is MOOSE-VELOUS!?! Ok that was a stretch but still so fun!

Buffalo Check Plaid paper craft Collage

Here’s where ours are being displayed…they make my calendar SO happy!

Christmas Calendar Art

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Sip Sip Hooray Bottle Tags

Tis the season for hostess gifts and lots of them! Stock up now on a few bottles of wine or sparkling cider or one of my personal faves… the sparkling lemonades from Trader Joes (adults and kids both love it and it’s always nice to have plenty of non-alcoholic beverage choices to offer) and have them on hand for hostess gifts. Slip one of these Sip Sip Hooray Bottle Tags around the neck and kick it up a notch!

Dress up your hostess gift with these Sip Sip Hooray! bottle tags


  • 1″ x 2″ board
  • saw
  • hand drill
  • sand paper
  • white and grey paint *I used Rustoelum’s Chalky Finish paint in
  • gold vinyl
  • transfer tape
  • craft cutter *I used my Cricut Explore
  • gold cord




Take the 1″ x 2″ measure out 3″ blocks and mark them for cutting.

A few cuts with the chop saw and you’ll have a stack of blocks ready to have holes drilled in them.

Using a quarter inch drill bit, drill a hole through the side of the bottle tag.

After the holes drilled, it’s time to sand! I actually really like sanding, there is something so gratifying about it!

chalky finished bottle tag blocks

Paint the bottle tags with grey or white and allow them to dry.

sip sip hooray in gold vinyl

While the paint is drying cut out Sip Sip Hooray! in gold vinyl. If you don’t have a craft cutter yet tell Santa you NEED one! Cricut is running a deal right now that you don’t want to miss out on! Check it out here!

applying vinyl to wood

sip sip hooray wooden bottle tag

Apply the gold vinyl to the bottle tag with transfer tape.

gold cording with gold vinyl

String the gold cord through the hole.

grey white and gold gift tags

Secure it with a knot.

sip sip hooray! bottle tag ready for my favorite hostess!

Slip your bottle tag over whatever bottle you’re bringing to your favorite hostess! She’ll love it and be excited to pass it along to another friend with a new bottle of bubbly!

Add an extra festive touch to your beverage gift with these adorably fun sip sip hooray! bottle tags