Archive for the "Crafts" Category

Upcycled Paper Passover Afikomen Bag Craft for Kids

A hide and seek style game with the Afikomen is one of the best parts of Passover for many young children. What should you do if you don't already have a special Afikomen bag at home? Don't worry. Your creative kiddos can craft their own—using items you probably already have at home! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need  Paper- If you have construction paper or card stock, use these colorful pieces. But if you don't have any on hand, reuse old worksheets or flyers.  A hole punch  Yarn- If you don't have yarn at home, upcycle old fabric items and...

Easter Bunny Ear Headband Craft for Kids

Easter is still weeks away. But that doesn't mean your creative kiddo can't get crafting. If your child is looking for an Easter themed art activity, check out this bunny ear headband hat idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Card stock paper Scissors Crayons Masking tape Cotton balls Clear-drying school glue Art-Making How-To Steps Make the headband. Position an 8x10-inch piece of construction paper horizontally. Cut a two- to three-inch tall strip. Cut a second strip from the same piece of paper. Tape the pieces of paper together at one end. Measure the paper strips to fit...

World Meteorological Day Activities for Kids and Families

March 23rd marks World Meteorological Day. Celebrate this weather-related day with a few fun-filled family activities. If you're not sure where to start, check out these creative ideas for kids of all ages! Today's Weather Painting Take an easel outside and "record" the day's weather. If you don't have an easel, don't worry. Unfold an old cardboard box and place it on the ground. Put a piece of paper on the cardboard—or paint directly onto the cardboard! Ask your child to observe the weather and paint what they see. If it's actively raining, bring an umbrella outside to shield the...

St. Patrick’s Day Felt Rainbow Kids’ Craft

Are you looking for a cute kids' craft to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? This easy-to-make felt rainbow art activity can help your young child develop fine motor skills, learn about colors, problem solve and get creative. And the best part is, this craft is totally reusable. This means your child can create, take apart the rainbow and then start over again any time after the holiday. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 1 8x10-inch or larger piece of white craft felt Cardboard- reuse an old box Scissors Colorful craft felt- choose one piece in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and...

World Poetry Day Family Activities

March 21st marks World Poetry Day. Help your child to celebrate this special day, and learn more about the written word, with a few fun family activity ideas. Poetry Reading Stage a poetry reading—in your living room! Ask each family member to choose their favorite poem or a series of poems written by a beloved poet. Clear a space, create a stage area and give everyone their own chance to express themselves dramatically. After the reading is over, discuss the poetry together as a family. Poetry Painting Ask your child to turn their favorite poem into a 2-D piece of...

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Party Ideas

Are you planning a St. Patrick's Day party for your child and their friends? If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy (and fun!) kids' holiday party ideas. Holiday Treats Serve the kids a buffet of shamrock-shaped baked goods. Make a cupcake cake in the form of shamrock, use green icing to draw shamrocks onto sugar cookies or make your very own pot of gold to fill with mini muffins. Holiday Eats Along with the sweet treats, give your guests plenty of holiday-themed healthy picks. Make a green salad with different types of lettuce, serve a patch...

Kids’ Shamrock Collage Art for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an artsy shamrock kids' craft. This collage activity will help your child to build fine motor skills, explore different textures, develop color recognition abilities and get creative—all while they make a cute craft for the holiday! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White or light-colored poster board paper Tissue paper in shades of green Construction paper in shades of green Other green papers and materials (such as craft felt, craft foam or corrugated paper) Clear-drying school glue Scissors Markers How To Art-Making Steps Draw shamrocks onto the different types and shades of paper. Use a...

Upcycled Purim Grogger Craft for Kids

Celebrate Purim with a homemade grogger. These noisemakers aren't something you necessarily need to buy for your kiddo. Instead, get crafty and create your own! With a few simple how-to steps and your pick of upcycled materials, your child will create their own artsy noisemaker to use for this holiday—and every day after. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 2 yogurt-sized plastic cups (thoroughly washed and dried) 1 dozen plastic toy building bricks pieces (upcycle old bricks your child no longer uses or the leftover odds and ends that don't fit with their current sets) 2 popsicle sticks Duct tape...

Artsy Ideas for Read Across America Day

Get ready to read! March 2nd marks Read Across America Day—and in celebration you can pick some of your kiddo's favorite titles to page through. Even though reading is the main event, you can also add to this special day with a few creative crafts. If you're not sure where to start, check out these book-based art ideas for kids in preschool and up. Book-Making Craft Kids can create their own books to read on this day and every day after. Simply stack a few sheets of white construction paper inside a colorful piece of card stock (make sure the...

Easy Mardi Gras Mask Craft for Kids

Get creative with the kids and make your own Mardi Gras masks! These artsy activity is more than just a holiday celebration. Along with learning about Mardi Grad, your child can build fine motor skills, develop color and shape recognition, explore through their senses and exercise their ever-expanding imagination. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Paper plates Crayons Scissors Clear-drying school glue A hole punch Thin ribbon Craft feathers Sequins How To Art-Making Steps Draw the mask shape onto the paper plate. Use the entire with of the plate. Your child can create an oval, a butterfly design or any...