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Plastic Canvas Kissies
Create Kissies For Family Quality Time
Plastic canvas kissie ornaments with a Hershey Kiss in it's mouth used to be popular back in the 80's. I taught my children and nephews how to make these little ornaments as part of our quality time together. We would sit around the livingroom and work on the character of our choice. My daughter recently showed me a little baby boy Kissie with a bottle in its mouth that she had created during that time. It looks just like the day she created it, except a little dirty and a broken bib string. Can you image....after 22 years, she still owns it and it is still intact.
They are known as Kissies, Kissers, Kisses, Squeezies, Squeezums, Kissy-Heads, Kiss Critters, Kissy Critters, and possibly other names. These are just the ones that I have been able to find in my search for more kissie information for my lens. They are not only made in plastic canvas. I have found a book with ones made out of crochet.
Plastic Canvas kissies can be for any time of the year. I have seen people use them for their Easter Trees or to decorate their rooms. Kissies can be people, animals, flowers, etc. Just let your imagination go.
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are not just for Christmas.
Nor are they just for Children.
Make these cute little kissies and have fun that will last a lifetime.
Kisses For Christmas - 2 Stocking Hangers and 5 Kissie Ornaments
This book is really cool for someone wanting to make Christmas Kissies. This book not only has the kissie ornaments but 2 stocking hangers also. There is a large Santa Stocking hanger and a Santa Claus kissie, a large Rudolph Stocking Hanger and a Rudolph kissie, and another kissie that looks like an elf or Mrs. Claus.
If you change the headdress on the goose and put Easter Eggs or Flowers, the goose would be wonderful for Easter. The same is true for the mouse. You would change it's hat to Easter colors and leave off the bottom part or put that in Easter Colors, too. Isn't it wonderful when you can change the seasons on the kissies?
I Recommend These Books - They have some wonderful Kissie Patterns in them.
Make sure to check that they are actually Kissie books as this module will pick up anything with "plastic canvas kiss" in it.
Santa Plastic Canvas Kissie
I wrote a blog post for where people could find free Plastic Canvas Kissie patterns and the one most requested was the Santa Kissie. I will give you some free links to these cuties and you will see why they wanted them. This Santa Plastic Canvas Kissie is not the same as the one that I was looking for. I will continue to look for him. He actually has a beard.
This picture is copyrighted and used with the permission of Milli. She states she had a hard time finding one last year so wants it to be available to others.
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Which Plastic Canvas Kissie is Your Favorite?
Plain Jane Kissie
Tutorial I just found
UPDATE 9/22/12: The site below seems to have disappeared. I have found an alternate with a "plain jane" kissie. The only difference between the two is that the site below had the google eyes and this site doesn't. They are easy enough to add with the help of the image for this module.
I just found another kissie pattern that I did not realize I had missed. This is just a "plain jane" kissie with a tutorial.
This picture is copyrighted and used with the permission of SometimesSheSleeps
I Think We Are Hooked On Kissies
Kissies are very addicting
My daughter and I are talking about creating some kissies of our own. Think we are hooked?
What this means is you will be seeing more lenses with big pictures or a video with either our creations or creations from the patterns I am buying. I plan to bring the grandchildren into creating kissies for the summer. Hopefully they will love it and continue it. This is a good quick way to teach the grandchildren to work with plastic canvas.
I think I will do the next lenses by the type of kissies we are creating. I hope to get some pictures of us creating the kissies to include in the appropriate lens.
This picture came from Kansas Public Library and is therefore public domain. This picture is no longer on the web. Owner, Brenda Redman, says she will try to bring it back.
OK, Which Kissie Is Your Fav Now?
Possible Plastic Canvas Patterns
Books And Leaflets To Buy
I have found the following books and leaflets that come and go. You might do a Google Search, check Amazon or eBay or other auctions to find them using "Plastic Canvas Kiss" (without quotes). Don't forget to check out the Animal Kissie and People Kissie hubs for more books.
All images are from the Amazon listings.
This book of kissies contains a reindeer, a duck, Mr. and Mrs. Bear, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a cardinal, a white bird, a cat, Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, 3 carolers in different colors, a caroler with fiddle, 3 wise men, a present, and 4 star ornaments in different colors.
Halloween Decorations in Plastic Canvas (Leisure Arts Leaflet #1118)
The only kissie in this book is a green witch. You will find other Halloween decorations to use next Halloween.
Holiday Kisses In Plastic Canvas
This cool book covers many different seasons. You will find a Christmas tree, Christmas star, Valentines Cupid, Halloween ghost, leprechaun, rabbit, pilgrim boy, and pilgrim girl. Like I said, kissies are for year around.
Kiss 'n Critters
Check out the lamb, beaver, penguin, fish dog, lion, bird, cat, bunny, frog, pig, nurse, devil, angel, pumpkin, ghost, witch, and frosty kissies in this book. The author of this book gave you a good variety of everyday and holiday kissies for your crafting pleasure.
KISS ME QUICK IN PLASTIC CANVAS (Leaflet #1218)
Bright and colorful is all I can say about these kissies. There is a frog, lion, clown, zebra, parrot, lamb, monkey, clown, cow and lamb. I love the really bright colors Mr. Martin used for stitching these cuties.
Plastic Canvas Christmas Treasures
This book has a Santa, mouse and reindeer. It has other plastic canvas projects in it also that are Christmas related.
Plastic Canvas Kissers
This book has a Deer, Duck, Kitten, Squirrel, Skunk, Raccoon, Dog, Alligator, Clown, Parrot, Zebra, Lamb, Cow, Lion, Monkey, Red Dinosaur, Blue Dinosaur, Purple Cow, Bunny, Duck in Straw Hat, Pig, Bright Monkey, Speckled Dog, Reindeer, and Santa.
Plastic Canvas Squeezums
This book is full of wonderful kissies. This is one of my favorite books. I have created quite a few of the characters. In this book, you will find a little fish, bigger fish, blue whale, queen of hearts, hearts and flowers, flowers and lace, funny valentine, Mr. Easter bunny, Ms. bella bunny, rainbow Easter basket, woven Easter basket, pink rose, yellow chrysanthemum, purple anemone, witch, Halloween ghost, witch's cat, pirate, jack-o-lantern, pilgrim man, pilgrim woman, Indian, turkey, elephant, monkey, penguin, zebra, rhinoceros, rare bird, polar bear, tiger, lion
The book contains an angel, an elf, a graduation or professor fish, a rabbit, a mouse, a frog, and 3 other kissies. Not sure what the others are.
Downloadable Kissie Books
From Leisure Arts
I found these digital pdf books at Leisure Arts Library. Sold as digital download through Leisure Arts website. They used to have a lot more digital kissie books but for some reason they are no longer there. I did write to them and ask them if they could please republish them in digital form for those of us who are looking for the books. I will continue to be on the lookout for more downloads from Leisure Arts.
Big Beak Birds in Plastic Canvas
Included in this book are an American Goldfinch, a Blue Jay, a Cardinal, an Eastern Bluebird, a Hummingbird, an Owl, a Pileated Woodpecker, and a Red-Winged Blackbird.
Plastic Canvas Kissers eBook
Included in this book are a Deer, Duck, Kitten, Squirrel, Skunk, Raccoon, Dog, Alligator, Clown, Parrot, Zebra, Lamb, Cow, Lion, Monkey, Red Dinosaur, Blue Dinosaur, Purple Cow, Bunny, Duck in Straw Hat, Pig, Bright Monkey, Speckled Dog, Reindeer, and Santa.
Super Dinosaurs Plastic Canvas Toy Patterns ePattern
Leisure Arts doesn't call these kissies but if you look at the mouth, they are. These would be a lot of fun for children to play with.
Plastic Canvas Chocolate Kiss Holder - Learn how to make a kissie
This video shows you how to make cute kissies with hair and google eyes.
New Free Kissie Just Found
Updated October 10, 2011
I am so excited to report that I found another free kissie pattern download for you. This one is for St. Patrick's Day and is callled Lucky Leprechauns. You have to sign up for a membership but it is free. You can find Lucky Leprechauns by clicking on the link.
Kissie Pictures and Tutorials
- Plastic Canvas "Kissy Heart" I Made
Charlene Welsh created a cute Kissy with a heart on it.
- Easter Kisses
A tutorial for making a Mr and Mrs Mouse. Mrs Mouse has an Easter hat on. Mr Mouse has a hat on. They are all dressed up for the Easter parade.
- Hokie Bird Kissy Bird
This is a tutorial on how to make a turkey kissie.
- I S O PLASTIC CANVAS PATTERN
This is a forum where someone was asking for a pattern and the answers she received. One of the answers is a tutorial on how to make a Santa.
- Posts filed under 'Plastic Canvas'
The first two posts are showing children making turkey kissies. I love the way they glued on the eyes and the waddle.
- Christmas Kissy Critters
This shop has Christmas Kissy Critter for sale. Just thought some of you might be interested. The shop is in the UK.
- Santa's Kiss
Instructions for making a Santa Kiss with the fake fur hair and beard. This Santa is wearing a hat, too.
- Plastic Canvas Craft Ideas
Shows you how to make kissies with felt features.
- Attack of the Plastic Canvas Bunnies!
A tutorial showing you how to make plastic canvas bunnies with attached ears. It shows a few variations of what you can make.
- How to make Plastic Canvas Reindeer
This tutorial shows you how to make reindeer kissies with pipe cleaner antlers.
Recommended Plastic Canvas Links - Why don't you have a look to see what is out there
- Craft Gossip Plastic Canvas Page
All kinds of cute ideas for Plastic Canvas. She finds the free patterns or whatever for Plastic Canvas and gossips about them.
- Crafty Pod
This woman writes articles and has pod casts on various types of crafts of which Plastic Canvas is one of them.
- Free Patterns dot com
This page contains free plastic canvas patterns but I would look around and see what else they have under plastic canvas. Oops, I got lost here downloading a lot of gorgeous plastic canvas patterns. Cool.
- Those adorable Kissy Heads, Squeezums or Kiss'n Critters...
Talks a little about the different names the kissies have and some books they can be found in. Has 3 pictures of kissies.
I Think This Is All
the resources for Plastic Canvas Kissies in book or digital download form. If you have some additional resources, please let me know so I can add them.
Also check out my other hubs about Plastic Canvas Kissies, Plastic Canvas People Kissies, and Plastic Canvas Animal Kissies
I know I have been buying kissie patterns right and left again. There are more than I thought there were.
Note: This is open to even Hubbers to leave a comment.