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Recycled Cardboard Flag Craft for Kids

Get crafty in preparation for Flag Day! Your child can make their very own flag to hang outside the house or wave during a parade. This is an easy art activity for kids in preschool and up to try. And the best part is, this craft idea also teaches a valuable environmental lesson. Instead of using all new materials, reuse old carboard to upcycle your way to a brand-new flag. Materials Cardboard tube from a paper towel roll Cardboard rectangle (reuse the front from an old cereal or cracker box) Red, white and blue tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Scissors...

Father’s Day Storage Box Craft for Kids

Your kiddos can show their love for dad with this fun Father’s Day craft. Recycle an old, empty tissue box and magically transform it into a holder for dad to store pens, pencils, loose change, his keys or anything else. This easy art activity is perfect for preschool-aged kids and up. Materials Empty tissue box- use and size or shape Duct tape- use a rainbow of different colors or patterns (some brands of tape make playful prints) Scissors How-To Craft Steps Make sure that the box is completely empty and clean. If there’s dust on the outside of the box,...

World Oceans Day Art Activities

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th with a fun-filled kids’ craft. Your little learner can get artsy, making all kinds of sea-themed designs. Whether you live by the beach or just want to help your kiddo to learn more about the world’s largest bodies of water, check out these awesome ocean art activity ideas! Underwater Diorama Recycle an old shoe box, magically transforming it into an underwater world. Your child can paint the inside blue, and then add sea creatures by making mini clay model. Glue green tissue paper to the bottom on the box to create ocean plant-life....

Father’s Day Kids’ Trophy Card Craft

Celebrate dad with a fun Father’s Day kids’ craft. Your child can get artsy and create a handmade card — instead of buying a generic one at a store. This easy-to-make kids’ art activity is perfect for preschoolers and kids in early elementary school. Materials Card stock paper A coffee can (or similar sized container) Scissors Markers Construction paper Clear tape How-To Steps Take a look at pictures of photos of trophies. Have your child pick a design they like. They’ll use this as a model for this craft. Draw the trophy onto the cardstock paper. Add a special Father’s...

Flag Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids

Your preschooler can celebrate Flag Day by getting creative. Not only can they craft their very own fabulously artistic American flags, but they can also help you to make flag-themed foods. Whether they’re at the art table or the kitchen table, these patriotic activities will do much more than just keep your young child busy — they’ll help them to learn, grow and develop! Photo Flag Go on an “Eye Spy” type of hunt around the neighborhood for American flags. Snap pics of the flags to take with you. Before printing the photos, use a basic photo editor to turn...

Kids’ math Activities for Shavuot

The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah and the first grain harvest of the new year. The festival falls 50 days after Passover, and the period in between (from the second night of Passover to Shavuot) is known as the omer. Counting down the 49 days from the second night of Passover to Shavuot is a fun way to involve your child in the holiday. It’s also an easy way to sneak in a few math lessons while helping your little learner to better understand Shavuot. Check out these kid-friendly ways to count down from Passover to...

International Day for Biodiversity Puppet Art for Kids

May 22nd marks the International Day for Biodiversity. Even though “biodiversity” may sound like a tough subject for young children to tackle, your little learner can still observe this special day. And bonus, they’ll get the chance to engage in ecological education activities. What can you do to help your child celebrate, and understand, biodiversity? Check out this puppet-making/pretend play idea. It’s an easy way to introduce basic concepts, while helping your child learn about the environment right around them. Materials Paper bags (lunch-sized) Clear-drying school glue Markers Craft feathers Craft felt Scissors Yarn How-To Steps Go outside and take...

Father’s Day Candy Wrapper Craft for Kids

Celebrate dad on his special day with this kid-created Father’s Day craft. If dad enjoys a sweet treat (such as a chocolate bar) every once in a while, this gift is perfect. Instead of buying a generic box of chocolates or giving dad candy straight from the store, package his present in an artsy wrapper. That’s right, your kiddo can create their own individual wrapper for dad’s Father’s Day chocolate bar or candy box. This art activity is an easy way to personalize dad’s present, while helping your child to get creative and explore their imaginative side. Materials Plain construction...

Mother’s Day Cardboard Tube Photo Craft

Make mom a memorable present this Mother’s Day! Celebrate the special lady in your family with a creative child-made gift. Start with a photo of the family (or one of mom’s favorites from a family vacation, holiday or another treasured day). Next, help your kiddo to craft a cute frame that mom will always cherish. This holiday kids’ craft also doubles as an easy way to teach your child about recycling and reuse. Instead of buying all new materials, your child will reuse cardboard boxes and tubes. Before the crafting commences, have a family scavenger hunt — searching your home...

Mother’s Day Kids’ Craft: Glitter Greeting Card

You want to help your child to honor a very special lady. It’s almost Mother’s Day and mom deserves a card that’s fit for a queen. What can your crafty kiddo create to show mom just how much they love her? Check out this easy art activity that’s perfect for kids who want to make their own holiday greeting. And what kid doesn’t want to celebrate mom in this special way? Materials Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Foam letters Glitter How-To Steps Fold an 8x10-inch piece of card stock paper in half from top to...