Archive for the "Crafts" Category

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for the Whole Family

How can you decorate your home with pumpkins? If you're looking for an easy way to add Halloween décor to your space (interior or exterior), these pumpkin-themed ideas are ideal! Don't worry if you're a novice crafter. These projects are perfect for all ages and all levels of artistic abilities. This means your kiddos can pitch in and help you to magically transform your home into Halloween happiness. Pumpkin Parade Create a parade of pumpkins that line your walkway, stairs or other outdoor space. Instead of carving each pumpkin, use permanent markers or cut black duct tape to make jack...

Halloween Paper Bag Puppet Art Activity for Kids

Create cute Halloween puppets to celebrate the holiday and fill your child's day with plenty of pretend play. These easy kids' crafts is perfect for preschoolers. If you have older children adapt the craft, making it more complex for your kids' ages. Art Materials You'll Need Lunch-sized paper bags Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Scissors Markers Googley eyes Construction paper How-To Art-Making Steps Place the bag flat on the work surface with the flap facing the top and out. Choose a Halloween character to create. Your child can select a spooky ghost, a vampire bat (or just a vampire), a...

Kids’ Fruit Crafts for Sukkot

Celebrate Sukkot with a kids' craft project. These artsy explorations help your child to better understand the holiday, spend time with the family and experiment with different art-making processes. Paper Mache Fruit Decorate the sukkah with pretty paper mache fruit. Blow up balloons, cut strips of construction paper and mix up a batch of your favorite paper mache paste recipe (or use a store-bought paste from a craft supply store). Dip the strips into the paste and cover the balloons. After the paste dries, paint the paper mache to turn the spheres into apples, oranges, limes, lemons and other types...

World Teacher’s Day Book Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with a kid-created book-style greeting card. This card will show your child's teacher just how much your family cares about them. Add in a book-making activity and you have the perfect art activity for your preschooler or older child! Craft Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front or back of a cereal or cracker box) Construction paper Hole punch Yarn Scissors Markers A glue stick Photos (of your child, their school class and the teacher) How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a shape for the book. Try a traditional rectangle or square shape or go with a round...

Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is almost here! And that means you need a few creative crafts for the kiddos. If you're not sure where to start, check out these holiday Halloween art activities that are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners and older children. Glitter Ghosts Make a shimmering ghoul with a hint of glitter, some tempera paint and construction paper. Draw an outline of a ghost onto the paper with a crayon, marker or pencil. Paint the ghost a ghastly white with temperas. Sprinkle silver or opal-colored glitter onto the still-wet paint. After the first layer of paint dries, add eyes with black or...

Sukkot Kids’ Fruit Craft

Celebrate Sukkot with a fun family craft! Decorate the sukkah with faux fruit that your kiddo creates using paper. These holiday garlands are easy to make, perfect for kids of all ages and a perfect way to spend some quality time together. Craft Materials You'll Need Construction paper Paper mache paste (you can make your own with clear-drying school glue and water- mix until it feels like a thick paste). Balloons Scissors Yarn Green tissue paper How To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into strips. Use apple colors, such as red, yellow and green. Blow up the balloons. Make as...

World Tourism Day Globe Book Art for Kids

September 27 is World Tourism Day. Celebrate this special day with your kids by creating a global tourist book! Even if you can't go on a world tour right now, your children can dream about the day when they can. Get artsy and imaginative as the family makes this holiday-themed craft. Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front and back of an old cereal or cracker box) Hole punch Yarn Scissors Construction paper Markers, crayons or colored pencils How To Art-Making Steps Cut the cardboard and paper into globe circles shapes. Size the board and paper (your child will use...

Quick and Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

With Halloween on the horizon, you're looking for quick crafts for kids. If you don't have a whole day to commit to crafting, these art activities are it! Your child can enjoy these art-making ideas after school, when the sitter comes over, at grandma's or during a holiday party. Paper Bag Pumpkins Color a plain lunch-sized paper bag with an orange marker or crayon, leaving the top few inches blank to color green. Open the bag and fill it with crumpled newspaper. Gather the bag just under the green top and tie it with a piece of yarn. Flying Bats...

World Teacher’s Day Pencil Holder Craft for Kids

October 5th marks World Teacher's Day. Help your child to celebrate this special day with an imaginative art activity. Forget about pricey store-bought options or the same cards the teacher gets year after year. Gift the teacher a handmade pencil holder to put on their desk and display. Not only is this an easy way for your child to show off their artsy side, but it is also a way celebrate a special teacher with a present from the heart.  After the art-making is complete, your little learner can give the craft to their teacher to use for the rest...

Halloween Ghost and Bat Decoration Activity for Kids

Halloween gets a boo-st with this ghostly art activity! Your crafty kiddo can create a tree-full of ghouls, making their own DIY holiday décor. If you're searching for a Halloween party idea, this is perfect for your entire group of little goblins. Add a few spooky bats to your ghost craft for an extra-special treat (not trick!). Craft Materials You'll Need White and black card stock paper A hole punch Crayons (white and dark colors) Scissors Orange and black yarn How-To Art Activity Steps Draw ghost shapes onto the white card stock paper with a dark crayon. Your child can...