Halloween Ghost Tree Craft for Kids

You don't have to wait until Christmas to decorate a tree. Create a spooky display with a Halloween tree right now! Instead of a freshly cut, full pine, make this holiday tree out of bending and broken twigs. Send the kiddos outside for a twig scavenger hunt. Gather what the kiddos bring in and choose the longer ones or the ones with the most little limbs to use. After you have the twigs, you're ready to start crafting. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need TwigsA planter pot or large coffee canOrange and black yarnScissorsWhite, black and orange tissue paperClear-drying school...

Halloween Candy Corn Recipe Ideas

Did you bulk buy candy corn? This Halloween treat is a favorite. But there's only so much you can eat straight out of the package. If you're looking for a creative way to use candy corn, check out these fun, family-friendly ideas. Jack O'Lantern Cookies Start with large sugar or chocolate chip cookies. Use your own favorite recipe or ready-made store-bought treats. Coat each cookie with orange icing. Use the candy corn to create jack o'lantern faces! Candy Corn S'mores Sandwich white chocolate and a heated marshmallow between two graham crackers. Spread marshmallow fluff onto the top graham. Press candy...

World Teacher’s Day Apple Card Craft for Kids

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with an "A is for Apple" card! Your child wants to give their teacher an apple. But a real piece of fruit just won't do. Instead, mark this day with a cute and crafty apple card. After your child creates this artsy apple, they can gift it to their favorite teacher. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White poster board paperScissorsMarkers or crayonsA large bowlRed tempera paintSpongesGreen tissue paperClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Hold the poster board paper from top to bottom. Place the bowl upside down on the poster board. Line the top of...

Sukkot Model Craft for Kids

Are you looking for an imaginative Sukkot art activity? Your child can build their own mini table top sukkah! Instead of a full building, this architecture craft is a pint-sized version of the real thing. This gives your creative kiddo the chance to learn about the holiday, art/architecture and basic math concepts such as size, scale and measurements. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A shoe boxScissorsClear-drying school glueClear tapeCard stock paperMarkers, crayons or colored pencilsTempera paintYarnModeling clay How-To Art-Making Steps Start with a sukkah blueprint. Your child can draw a design onto a piece of card stock paper, using...

World Heart Day Kids’ Activities

World Heart Day helps to bring attention to cardiovascular health. Even though your child may not think about the issues surround heart health often, they can still mark this special holiday. Check out the easy ideas that can help your child to celebrate World Heart Day and learn more about the cardiovascular system. Heart Health Fun Run Your kiddos can learn more about the heart-healthy benefits of exercise with a family fun run. Create your own mini marathon track around the neighborhood. Run the race together, timing each family member. Craft medals using cardboard, ribbon and kitchen foil or metallic...

Halloween Kids’ Glitter Paper Crafts

Get creative this Halloween with a cute kids' craft! Your little artist can add a special sparkle to favorite holiday characters and symbols, such as bats, ghosts and pumpkins. This art activity is the perfect way for your preschooler to celebrate the holiday or prep for a Halloween party. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper in black, white and orangeScissorsMarkersClear-drying school glueGlitter How-To Art-Making Steps Spread a flattened piece of cardboard or garbage bag across the work surface. This can help to reduce the mess.Draw flying bats, ghastly ghosts or oval-shaped pumpkins on to the card...

Easy Halloween Party Treats

Are you planning a Halloween party for your kids? Celebrate this spooky holiday with a few easy to make treats! Not only are these Halloween goodies tasty options for a dessert buffet, your kiddos can help you to whip up the recipes. Rice Cereal Ghosts Turn a batch of plain rice cereal bars into ghastly ghosts. Melt half a stick of butter on the stove. As the butter melts, mix in one bag of regular or mini marshmallows. You should do the melting/cooking steps yourself. Never allow your child to use a heated kitchen appliances. Remove the melted mix from...

Sukkot Garland Craft for Kids

Celebrate Sukkot and decorate your family's sukkah with these easy kids' crafts. Your child can help you to deck out this outdoor area with harvest-themed garlands that they make from scratch! Not only is this an awesomely artsy way to learn more about the holiday, the garlands will also help your child to build problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and fine motor skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paperTempera paintPaintbrushesScissorsCrayons or markersA hole bunchYarn or ribbon How-To Steps Choose one type of fruit or harvest veggie for each garland or combine the foods into one project.Draw the fruit or...

National Grandparents Day Memory Game Craft

Create a crafty card game to celebrate National Grandparents Day. This easy art idea is the perfect way for your creative kid to build new skills and so much more. Not only will your child enjoy crafting this cute card game, they'll absolutely adore playing it with grandma and granppa. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paperMarkers or crayonsPhotos of your children and all of their grandparents- Each person should have a baby picture and a current photo.Clear-drying school glueScissorsA ruler How-To Steps Cut each piece of card stock into equal parts. Use the ruler to make straight...

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Fall is in the air and it's time to start planning your family's Halloween festivities. If your kiddos can't wait to have a holiday party this year, check out the easy activity ideas to try out on the big day! Halloween Tag Ask each guest to pick a spooky Halloween creature or character, such as a ghost, vampire, or witch. The players will act out their chosen character as they play tag. Ghosts can try to stealthily move around the game-play spaces, vampires can turn into bats and "fly," and witches can use "magical potions" to tag the other players....