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Glitter and Tissue Mother’s Day Vase Craft

Do your kids want to gift mom with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day? Instead of just a tissue-wrapped dozen roses or other blooms, give mom a kid-made vase too. Before you buy a ready-made vase, check out the easy how-to steps for creating an imaginative, artsy version. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need A washed and dried large glass jar- Use a tomato sauce or mason jar for this kids’ craft. You can also use colorful glass jars for a special holiday look!Colorful tissue paperScissorsA paintbrushClear-drying school glueGlitter in rainbow colors How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the tissue...

Easy Mother’s Day Card Crafts for Kids

Instead of a store-bought card for Mother’s Day, your kiddos can create their own homemade version. If you’re not sure where to start with a card-crafting art activity, check out these easy greeting ideas that mom will absolutely adore. MOM Card Spell out “Mom” on a cute card. Turn an 8x10-inch piece of construction paper on its side horizontally. Write the word “mom” in bubble letters across the paper. Each letter should touch the side of the one before it. Cut the word out and glue it to a piece of card stock paper. After the glue dries, turn the...

Easy Earth Day Art Ideas for Creative Kids

Are you ready for Earth Day? If you’re still on the hunt for a few fun-filled family-friendly activities, check out these environmental themed art ideas! Bird Watching Binoculars View the natural world around you with these artsy binoculars. Even though they won’t really magnify the birds that fly through your view, these binoculars can help your kiddos to focus on their local environment—in an artsy upcycled way. Cut the cardboard tube from a paper towel roll in two. Place each half next to each other. Glue the rolls together at the center. Paint the outside of the reused tubes. Let...

How To Make a Mother’s Day Planter

Give mom the gift of a garden this Mother’s Day! Whether you have the outdoor area to plant a full garden or not, these seedling starters are the perfect present for a special lady on her big day. Read on for the full instructions to make mom a recycled milk carton planter pot and start a flower or veggies collection. Materials You’ll Need Cardboard milk cartonsScissorsMarkersDuct tape- Choose a variety of colors or patternsSoilSeeds How-To Steps Choose a variety of milk cartons. Use small single-serving school lunch sized cartons, slim containers, or full gallon cartons.Draw a line around the entire...

Arbor Day Tree Painting for Kids

Are tree-planting activities the only way to celebrate Arbor Day? If you don’t have the space to start a sapling, check out the artsy way to mark this nature-fueled holiday. Create a tall tree painting. Hang the painting after your kiddo crafts it or make an entire forest of tress to display at home for Arbor Day! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Butcher paper, the side of a large cardboard box or plain gift wrapTempera paintPaintbrushesMarkers or crayonsScissors How-To Art-Making Steps Use the markers or crayons to draw a tree on the paper or board. If your child isn’t...

Earth Day Activity Ideas for Families

How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day? If you’re looking for family-friendly ideas to try at home this year, check out these fun-filled kids’ holiday activities. Plant a Garden Even though the warm weather isn’t necessarily here to stay, you can start your summer garden during a spring-time Earth Day celebration. If you live in an area that may still see frost, begin gardening indoors. Choose a few different veggies to grow and start seedlings in reused paper milk containers. Simple cut the containers in half, fill the bottom with soil and sow the seeds! Recyclable Scavenger Hunt Search...

How To Make an Earth Day Journal

Help your child to learn more about the planet this Earth Day! Read books on environmentally friendly practices and then create your own. After the two of you research the planet and how people impact it, upcycle a few household items and design a special Earth Day journal to use right now and for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- reuse the front or back of an old cereal or cracker boxScissorsA hole punchFabric scrapsClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayonsRecycled paperOld child-friendly magazines How-To Art-Making Steps Build a book! Layer two pieces of cardboard together. Make sure...

Earth Day Collage Craft for Kids

Celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled art activity. Instead of buying new arts and crafts materials, reuse what you already have at home. Spend the day scavenging the house with your creative kiddo to find the just-right artsy options for this planetary project! Discuss the advantages of using found or upcycled materials with your child and ask them why this type of recycling is better for the environment. After you talk about the planet and Earth Day, get ready to craft a colorful globe collage. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Reused pieces of paperGreen, blue, and white tempera paintA...

Vernal Equinox Spring Art Activities

March 20th marks the Vernal Equinox. This day is the official start of the spring season. Celebrate the spring with a fun fun-filled family-friendly crafts! Sunny Spring Day Landscape Break out the tempera paints and a canvas. Your creative kid can paint a sunny spring landscape from memory, a book or real-life. Discuss the colors of spring and how the natural surroundings look different during this season. Spring Flowers Use tissue paper to make a garden of faux flowers. Plant the flowers in a layer of modeling clay. Press the clay onto a piece of cardboard. Cut circles of colorful...

Green and Gold Glitter St. Patrick’s Day Art

Are you looking for a creative kids’ craft to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this artsy activity that shines with a special lucky shamrock sparkle! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard-Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board.Green tempera paintA paintbrushClear-drying school glueGreen and gold glitterScissorsA marker How-To Art-Making Steps Draw an over-sized shamrock onto the cardboard. Make the shamrock as big as your child wants. If your child is struggling to create a shamrock shape, make a heart stencil or template from another piece of cardboard. Position the heart horizontally with...