Archive for the "Crafts" Category

Earth Day Recycled Art Activities for Kids

Forget about buying pricey art supplies. Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling what you already have at home. Take the kids for a scavenger hunt around the house, looking for cardboard, fabric and anything else to reuse. After you've stocked your crafting cabinet with recycled items, check out these kids' holiday crafts. Collage Portrait Your kiddo can create a self-portrait or an artistic version of a friend, family member or important person who affects environmental change with recycled magazine or newspaper scraps. Start with side of an old cardboard box. If it has lettering on it, your child can paint over...

Earth Day Upcycled Collage Craft for Kids

Help your little learner to better understand the importance of Earth Day with this creative kids' craft. Instead of throwing everything away, explore the possibilities of upcycling! Go on a whole home scavenger hunt with the kiddos, searching for items to collage into a giant planet project. Look for paper/paper scraps, old fabric/clothes or anything else that your child can glue onto cardboard. Before the art-making starts, talk to your child about why reusing and recycling is important. Ask them what they think happens to everything they throw into the trash and discuss where these items could end up (such...

Kids’ Easter Table Topper Crafts

Combine a cute kids' craft with DIY décor! These Easter table toppers will add a special something to your holiday meal and keep the kiddos busy in the hours leading up to it. Cardboard Bunnies Reuse old cardboard paper towel rolls, turning them into bunny table toppers. Cut each tube into three or four segments. Your child can paint the outside of the tube with temperas. Let the cardboard dry. As the paint is drying, cut out circle shapes from card stock paper. Add two small ovals to the top as ears. Your child can decorate the circle (the bunny's...

Plastic Easter Egg Crafts for Kids

You already use plastic Easter eggs to hide your child's holiday goodies. But what should you do with them after the holiday is over? You could throw them away or save them for next year. Or, you could upcyle them into awesome art activities! If you have leftover plastic Easter eggs, check out these projects that are perfect for pint-sized Picassos. Paint Print Pour several different colors of tempera paint onto a piece of cardboard. Open the eggs and have your child dip the flat (circle-shaped) sized into the paint. They can press the paint-covered edge onto a piece of...

Easter Bunny Eat Kids’ Holiday Craft

With Easter about the hop into holiday view, now is the time to stock up on plenty of bunny-themed crafts for kids. Help your little one to get into the Easter spirit with a fun art activity that doubles as a pretend play prop. This bunny crown craft is easy to make and perfect for the preschooler who wants to act out an Easter-time role. Here's What You'll Need Construction paper Masking tape Card stock paper or cardboard (or any other thick paper) Scissors Crayons Clear-drying school glue Cotton balls How to Steps Turn 8x10-inch construction paper horizontally. Cut two...

Passover Activities for Kids of All Ages

Celebrate Passover with these fun family crafts and activities. Whether you're looking for a way to make a holiday display or just need an entertaining activity to help your child learn more about Passover, these ideas are ideal! Matzo House Forget about gingerbread houses. Matzo houses are where it's at. Use flat sheets of the unleavened bread to make the basic structure and a roof. Attach the matzo with a mortar of peanut butter, jelly or both. Decorate the outside of the house with your child's favorite holiday candies. Seder Plate Make a paper Passover seder plate using poster board...

World Autism Awareness Day Puzzle Piece Art for Kids

April 2nd marks World Autism Awareness Day. The puzzle piece ribbon symbol that you see on this day (and other days) represents the complexity of autism along with hope for the future. Help your child to learn more about autism with a puzzle piece-themed art activity. This puzzle craft is perfect for kids in preschool and up. Here's What You'll Need: Puzzle pieces-upcycle old pieces from puzzles that your child no longer uses Poster board or cardboard Tempera paint A paintbrush Clear-drying school glue A  marker Here's What to Do: Sort the pieces into piles. Paint each pile a different...

4 Easter Art Activities for Kids

It's time to get hopping! Easter is right around the corner, and your kids are ready to craft for the holiday. If you're on the lookout for a few easy art activities, check out these easy, imaginative and awesome ideas for kids in preschool and up. Bunny Mask Cut two eye holes and a mouth hole in the center of a paper plate. Have your child glue two bunny ears (made from card stock paper) onto the top and paint or color the front of the plate. Punch one hole on each side of the plate. Tue a piece of...

Purim Party Crown-Making Station Craft for Kids

Are you planning a Purim party? Or maybe you're the parent in charge of the synagogue's Purim festival. Whatever the reason is—you need a holiday activity that's fit for a group. This crown-making station idea is an artsy way to help the kids celebrate the day. And bonus, they can use the crafty crowns as part of their Purim costumes! What You'll Need Construction paper Markers and crayons Scissors Masking tape Peel and stick craft felt shapes Optional: Peel and stick jewels or sequins How-To Steps Pre-cut the crown shapes. This makes the activity easier. Chances are that you'll have...

Easter Egg Art Activities for Kids

Don't have time to dip and dye Easter eggs with the kiddos? That's okay. Before you make the traditional standards, try these other options. Use the art activities as holiday décor or just keep them to commemorate the special day! Paper Easter Egg Collage Cut a large oval from poster board or card stock paper. Give your child a stack of construction paper scraps (leftover from other art activities) to glue on to the egg. They can create patterns, make an abstract Easter design or puzzle together holiday-themed shapes such as bunnies or chickies. Craft Felt Eggs This is an...