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.
Photo Source: Personal Photo - Copyrighted by GrandmaMarilyn DO NOT COPY or USE IT
Kisses For Christmas - 2 Stocking Hangers and 5 Kissie Ornaments
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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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.
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 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.
Give Me Your Thoughts On Kissies - You Itching To Create Some Kissies Of Your Own?
Cheryl Cook on July 18, 2019:
Would like some plastic canvas kissy patterns. Thanks.
gerry on September 14, 2015:
i've been making reindeer kissies for the last 20 yrs. they are one of my best sellers at Christmas time..the triangles are done in brown, 2 google eyes,a red pompom nose. The antlers are cut out of brown foam in one piece and glued to the top back with a little greenery 2 beige ears from felt are glued on at the same time..the "kiss me" tag is hung at the neck with a bow...
lucille12 on April 05, 2015:
Are you one of those people that use multi colored plastic hangers.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on March 15, 2014:
@anonymous: Thank you. This will soon be split into 3 lenses...1. this one 2. people kisses and 3. animal kisses.
anonymous on March 13, 2014:
This information is really special, I think I like it, good lenses!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on September 16, 2013:
@futuremrsk: Sorry. Does your browser have a find on it that will allow you to find things on the page. That is what I used.
futuremrsk on September 15, 2013:
@Grandma-Marilyn: I use google. I was hoping that someone had a pattern to help me out with.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on September 15, 2013:
@futuremrsk: What browser do you use. I will see if I can help you.
futuremrsk on September 14, 2013:
@Grandma-Marilyn: I don't have firefox. I'm lost :(
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on September 13, 2013:
@futuremrsk: While on this post, use your firefox search to find bride and you will see the ones that have the bride and groom in them.
futuremrsk on September 13, 2013:
I know this might be a long shot at finding this. Does anyone have a pattern to make the bride and groom squeezeums? My mom made them for my aunt and uncles wedding like 25 years ago and I want to make them for mine on October 4th, 2014. My mom used to have the pattern book, but can't find it :( I have the basic pattern of the size, etc but not the layout of the faces, etc... :( Can someone please help me?? Thank you
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on June 14, 2013:
@CassandraCae: It does me, too
Elizabeth Lynn Westbay from United States on June 14, 2013:
Wow, these take me back
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on May 25, 2013:
@Cynthia Haltom: It is easy to do. They are so adorable when you finish them.
Cynthia Haltom from Diamondhead on May 25, 2013:
What an adorable project, can't wait to try this one. I looks easy and it is so cute, who wouldn't like owning one.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on May 03, 2013:
@anonymous: I'm sorry, I have not seen one, Granny. I have every single kissie on here that I have been able to see. Is what you are looking for a kissie or something like this?
anonymous on May 03, 2013:
Has anyone seen one that's a dreidl (spinning top) for Hanukkah? Just like GrandmaMarilyn, I have been doing these since the '80's in various incarnations, but I haven't seen one for my Jewish friends.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on February 26, 2013:
@TolovajWordsmith: I know, aren't they?
Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on February 26, 2013:
Who said plastic can't be cute?
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on January 10, 2013:
@WriterJanis2: Thank you. I have loved them since I first saw them back in the 1980s.
WriterJanis2 on January 10, 2013:
These are very cute.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on November 20, 2012:
@choosehappy: Thank you. I am always on the lookout for more of them. But, with websites disappearing, it is becoming more and more difficult.
Vikki from US on November 20, 2012:
Just adorable. I hate to see that they are slowly becoming difficult to find. Glad you're finding more here and there though!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on October 04, 2012:
@anonymous: Sherri, I put the only links that I could find that were free in my lens. Click on the links and it will take you to them to download them. We cannot email you one of the actual books as that is copyright infringement. I have also given you links to purchase the actual books or ways to research how to find them.
anonymous on October 04, 2012:
I am looking for the instructions for the plastic canvas squeezums. I have a few patterns but I can't understand the directions. Please help if someone can send me the patterns I would appreciate it. let me know
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on September 28, 2012:
@SandyMertens: I have been working on it. Had to delete some of it because the sites disappeared. I had to get rid of a full section of downloadables. I pleaded with them to please put them back up so that Kissies would not disappear.
Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on September 28, 2012:
Back to visit to see if you added anything new. I really joined working with plastic canvas for crafts.
Marc from Edinburgh on July 17, 2012:
We used to make these at school, but called them "Squeezums" lol
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on June 09, 2012:
@Deadicated LM: I am happy that you found my lens. I am trying to keep them alive on the internet so that the wonderful hobby doesn't get lost. It would be a shame if the idea of them disappeared.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on June 09, 2012:
@mistyblue75605 lm: So happy I helped you learn a new concept for plastic canvas. I love doing these kissies and want to share them with the world.
Deadicated LM on June 08, 2012:
Great idea, I never heard of them till now; thanks for teaching me something new, this would be a great project to do for Girl Scout and Seniors alike (and everyone in between). Very cute!
mistyblue75605 lm on April 13, 2012:
Awesome job on the lens and I learned about something new on here, so that is always a bonus! Thanks for sharing! :)P
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on February 09, 2012:
@bead at home mom: Thank you, Teriann, I try hard to get information out there to ones who need it.
bead at home mom on February 09, 2012:
Hi Marilyn; I always enjoy your pages and they are loaded with great info.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on December 31, 2011:
@Blackspaniel1: Thank you. I found some more that I need to add to the list also. I might just start another lens with the new patterns coming up.
Blackspaniel1 on December 30, 2011:
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on October 19, 2011:
@ScareYouDiva: Thank you
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on October 19, 2011:
@hlkljgk: Thank you. They are fun to make
ScareYouDiva on September 27, 2011:
Great lens - lots of cute patterns, and nicely designed.
hlkljgk from Western Mass on September 15, 2011:
i've seen these before but never thought to make 'em. Congratulations on being featured on the 50 Crafts I Want To Try MonsterBoard!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on August 25, 2011:
@Retro Loco: LOL Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on August 25, 2011:
@SandyMertens: Thank you for your comment. I am glad to know that you like plastic canvas also.
Vicki from USA on August 16, 2011:
Your plastic canvas kissies are a really cute craft, and they look like a lot of fun to make, but I think I would prefer just reaching in the bag of chocolate kisses and eating them one by one! ;-) I love the mouse and frog #2. Great lens, nice layout!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on August 02, 2011:
@Anime-e: I agree with you completely. I enjoyed doing it with my children and nephews.
Anime-e on August 02, 2011:
I think that crafts are a great way to express your self along with doing it with a partner as well.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on July 25, 2011:
@JoyfulPamela2: There are so many plastic canvas creations out there that the kissies just touch the tip of the iceberg.
JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on July 25, 2011:
My mom and grandma used to make really cute plastic canvas creations, but I don't remember seeing a 'kissie'. They are all super adorable, but I think the mouse if my favorite. :)
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on June 10, 2011:
@Wednesday-Elf: Thank you, Elf. These are really fun to do with the children. They love to see how they come out. I love doing them for myself. I did the dueling module on which book I should start out with and the voting told me to start with the Squeezum Folks. I am getting ready to start cutting out and making them. As I finish them, I will write a new lens on each book. I will also be listing them in my ecrater shop....after I take pictures of them for my Zazzle shops, of course.
Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on June 10, 2011:
I 'discovered' the craft of plastic canvas only 2 years ago (after 30 years of crochet) and LOVE it. I have actually never heard about the 'kissies', but they are really cute -- and varied.
Enjoyed seeing your note about a pattern coming from "patternsandsuch" as she's a friend of mine on Etsy where she sells many pc patterns in her Etsy Shop.
Really enjoyed your story about the plastic canvas Kissies.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on June 07, 2011:
@Lynne-Modranski: thank you for commenting. I am in the process of cutting out some of the kissies right now.
Lynne Modranski from Ohio on June 07, 2011:
My kids and I made these for all of the relatives one year for Christmas. Hope to do some with my grandkids this year! Thanks for sharing!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on June 02, 2011:
@ZenandChic: Thank you for blessing on this lens. I hope to be making many more on kissies in the future.
Patricia on June 02, 2011:
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on May 23, 2011:
@Beaddoodler: Yes, they are good for all ages. This summer, my daughter (38), granddaughter (14), grandson (16) and I (61) all plan to work on making these kissies so that I can make new lenses on them.
Jennie Hennesay from Lubbock TX on May 23, 2011:
Great lens. What a wonderful craft for all ages!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on May 16, 2011:
@UKGhostwriter: Thank you. I plan to add 4 more that I found recently.
UKGhostwriter on May 16, 2011:
Great lens, really interesting resource. Well done!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on April 25, 2011:
@Senora M: Thank you. They have a number of names they are called. I was introduced to them as kissies.
Senora M on April 20, 2011:
Cool lens. I've seen these, but wasn't sure what they were called.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on April 17, 2011:
@sorana lm: I know. They are that way for me, too. I love the little kissies. I plan to make quite a few of them so everyone can see what they look like and maybe buy some of them.
sorana lm on April 17, 2011:
You put a smile on my face with this lens. They all look so cute.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on April 14, 2011:
@OrganicMom247: Not my dog, but I thought it looked pretty cool, too.
OrganicMom247 on April 13, 2011:
I love the dog helping you doing your knitting.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on March 28, 2011:
@anonymous: I will have to look and see if I can find any. I think I know a book that I can do an Amazon feature on if they have it. I also want to put a tutorial on here on how to create the basic kissie so might come up with a pattern myself.
anonymous on March 28, 2011:
They force you to smile! Very sweet and a great project with kids. How about Easter Kissies.
Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on March 26, 2011:
Love the plastic canvas Kisses! These are so cute. I have made coasters and Christmas ornaments with the plastic canvas. Love the 3D look of your Kisses.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on March 16, 2011:
@darciefrench lm: I hope to find the kissies that I made back in the 80's so that I can show everyone some new kissies. They came out gorgeous. I hope I did not give them away.
darciefrench lm on March 16, 2011:
These are really adorable- thanks for sharing! -:)
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on February 22, 2011:
@doubleside lm: Thank you for reading it. It has been a love affair with the kissies ever since I first saw them.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on February 22, 2011:
@bdkz: I know, aren't they? I fell in love from the first minute I made them. I have some others made up that I need to get pictures of as soon as I can find them.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on February 22, 2011:
@Miss_Organic: If you do, I want to see pictures. I love seeing what others do with the kissies.
Miss_Organic on February 22, 2011:
I just love the Santa with a beard! I am going to print a copy of that to make for next Christmas.
doubleside lm on February 14, 2011:
I love your lens. Thanks for making it!
bdkz on February 01, 2011:
These are adorable!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on January 18, 2011:
@ADVeals: Thank you, AD. I visit the PDTH blog a lot. I wish you luck on your lenses.
ADVeals on January 18, 2011:
toooooo cute gradmamarilyn :) I recognized you from the PDTH blog :) and had to stop by and say hi. I am new here as of today 1/18/11. Keep up the great work. :)
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on January 08, 2011:
@CCGAL: Thank you. The Kissies are easy to make and a great way to have quality time with the kids.
CCGAL on January 08, 2011:
I have seen these before, but never knew what they were called. I don't do plastic canvas, but I enjoy seeing what others have done with it. Thumbs up!
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on January 07, 2011:
@jgelien: They are really cute for other times of the year, too. Imagine these in an Easter basket...well all except for the santas, of course. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to find one of the books for sale with cute bunnies and stuff in it.
jgelien on January 05, 2011:
These are very cute. I would love to make some for next Christmas. Thanks for your great ideas.
Grandma-Marilyn (author) on January 04, 2011:
@MargoPArrowsmith: Yes, they are. I have noticed that they are running about $3.50 each. I used to sell them for $1 back in the 80's. I guess they are more valuable now. I have quite a few books with more of them in it. I also have a lot cut up somewhere, too. LOL
MargoPArrowsmith on January 04, 2011:
They are very cute and could be a low price staple product, I never knew what could be done with the pastic canvas