Archive for the "Crafts" Category

Parents’ Day Drawing and Photo Art

Are your kids looking for a creative way to celebrate Parents’ Day? Mark this special day with a sweet family portrait project. Choose from hand-drawn portraits, photos or a combination of the two! Hand-Crafted Parents’ Day Portraits Your child can draw their heart out for Parent’s Day. Start with a family photo or draw from real life. Use colored pencils, markers, oil pastels or crayons and card stock, poster board or construction paper for this parent-themed project. Take the drawing a step farther and add a sweet message to the top. The kiddos can also add a date and their...

World Friendship Day Globe Craft for Kids

Get crafty and celebrate World Friendship Day at the same time! Your kids can show off their artsy side with this paper project. Create a paper mache globe and add pop up people. These special friends will circle the globe in a sculptural 3D way. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Paper mache paste- Either use a boxed mix or make your own with equal parts flour, clear-drying school glue and water.A ballConstruction paperScissorsTempera paint- In green and blue.A paintbrushClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayons How-To Art-Making Steps Blow up the balloon to create a mold for the globe.Cut or tear...

World Friendship Day Party Ideas

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. Celebrate this special holiday with a friend-filled party! If you’re not sure where to start, check out these fab, fun, friend-themed ideas! Favorite Friend Snacks, Sweets and Treats Serve your party gets a smorgasbord of sweet treats. Start with each friend’s favorite food. If you don’t already know each of your guests’ top picks, ask ahead of time. Create a sampler-style meal or build a BFF buffet that features the number one choices of each party guest/friend. Friends Themed Arts and Crafts Your kiddos are creative—and so are their friends. Add an artsy activity...

Parent’s Day Book Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a way to mark Parent’s Day? Your child can create their own book to celebrate this very special holiday. Not only is this kids’ craft a fun-filled way to spend time together as a family, it’s a cute keepsake that you can treasure for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- Reuse an old cardboard box. Open and flatten the box. Cut 8x10-inch pieces from the board.ScissorsA hole punchYarn8x10-inch card stock paperMarkers, crayons or colored pencils How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a parent-focused theme. Your child can select anything that has to do with...

July 4th Tablecloth Craft for Kids

Dress up your July 4th barbecue or family picnic party table with a kid-created cloth. This tablecloth craft is easy, artsy and fun for children in preschool and up. Gather together the materials your kiddos need and start the holiday fun right now! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need A plain white table cloth or twin-sized white bed sheetCardboard- Reuse a cardboard boxRed and blue craft paintPaintbrushesRed and blue fabric markers How-To Art-Making Steps Flatten the cardboard. Use the board to protect your work surface. If possible, let the kids paint outside in the yard. This can help to minimize...

July Fourth T-Shirt Craft for Kids

Create your own holiday t-shirts to celebrate the Fourth of July. This easy art activity is perfect for preschoolers and old children. Make this year’s Independence Day celebration a family event with matching shirts that you create together. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Red, white and blue fabric paintPaintbrushesPlain, washed and dried t-shirtsLetter stencilsCardboard- Reuse an old boxScissorsMasking tape How-To Shirt Art-Making Steps Cover the work surface with flatten cardboard.Cut smaller pieces of cardboard. Place the board inside each shirt. This will prevent the paint from seeping through from one side to the other.Use the stencils to spell each...

July 4th Crafts for Kids

Celebrate the Fourth of July with plenty of fun-filled family-friendly crafts! Your creative kiddo can mark the holiday and get artsy with these easy ideas. Glitter and Glue Fireworks Re-create July 4th fireworks in glitter. Your child can design their own holiday display, drawing a firework design with clear-drying school glue. Pour the glue onto a paper plate or a piece of scrap cardboard. Your child can use a toothpick or a thin paintbrush to draw the firework lines onto a piece of black card stock paper. Sprinkle different colors of glitter onto the glue and shake off the excess....

Father’s Day Glitter and Glue Banner Craft

Give dad the greeting he deserves with an over-sized artsy Father’s Day banner! This creative craft is perfect for preschoolers or older kids. Add the finished banner to a dad’s day celebration or display it outside on a sunny Father’s Day for the whole neighborhood to see. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need: Butcher paper or plain gift wrapMarkers or crayonsClear-drying school glueA paintbrushGlitterScissors How-To Art-Making Steps: Unroll the paper. Choose a length that makes sense for the space. If you have a larger area, unroll more paper.Cut the paper. Use heavy books or another similar item to hold down...

June Solstice Art Activities for Kids

The June Solstice marks the start of a new season—summer! Even though this holiday is more science than celebratory, you can still mark the special day. If you’re on the hunt Solstice ideas, check out these easy art activities for kids of all ages. Sunshine Puppet Create a cute crafty puppet to celebrate the June Solstice. Start with a paper plate and yellow tempera. Pour a small dollop of paint onto the plate and let your kiddo spread the tempera around. Wait for the paint to dry. After the tempera is completely dry, your child can glue on two googley...

Fathers Day T-Shirt Kids’ Craft

Celebrate dad with a kid-created Father’s Day t-shirt. Instead of the same store-bought top you buy dad every year, let your kiddo take over and show off their artsy side. This art activity is perfect for kids in preschool and up! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need: A plain white or light t-shirt in dad’s size—Pre-wash the t-shirt before you start this art activity.Fabric paint or pens—Pens are a less-mess idea and may give your child more control over the design they create.PaintbrushesCardboardPaperCrayons or pencilsLetter stencils How-To Art-Making Steps: Use the paper and crayons or pencils to plan a design....