Archive for the "Crafts" Category

Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Mom doesn’t need expensive diamond bracelets or pricey perfume this Mother’s Day. Well, maybe she does (she deserves the very best, right?). But she’ll also appreciate kid-created crafts. If you’re looking for the perfect present for the special mother in your life, check out these pint-sized projects that are perfect for little artists to try. Portrait Card Find a photo of mom and her mini me. Your child can create a portrait card that celebrates this special woman by gluing the photo to a folded piece of cardboard, construction paper or card stock paper. Use markers or crayons to add...

Earth Day Diorama Art for Kids

Get ready to celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled art activity. Your child can cerate their own outdoorsy diorama, using recycled materials. Start by discussing the Earth and your child’s favorite outdoor areas. Take a paper pad and markers outside and have your child raw what they see. If you don’t live near a ‘natural setting’, visit a park or a wooded area. Materials Shoe box Newspapers or child-friendly magazines Clear-drying school glue Washed and dried yogurt (or similarly sized) containers Naturals items: Grass clippings, twigs, flower petals Fabric scraps (you can cut apart old clothes or towels instead of...

Administrative Professionals Day Kids’ Flower Craft

Is there a special administrative professional in your life? Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day with flowers! Okay, so that’s a pretty obvious answer to, “What should I get my administrative professional?” So instead of buying a bouquet, have your child make one. This is the perfect gift for the administrative professionals at work or your spouse/significant other who works in this field. Check out these DIY crafty flowers that kids can make. You can always adapt them to fit to your child’s age and skill level. Paper Flowers Draw a wavy circle onto a piece of 8x10-inch paper. Have your child...

Passover Art for Kids with Matzah

You make a gingerbread house during Christmas. So why not make a matzah house for Passover? Celebrate the Jewish holiday with this fun kids’ food craft. Along with an actual mini house, the kiddos can also try some of these other artsy matzah ideas. Oh, and the best part is — the family can eat the finished product! Matzah House Use sheets of matzah in the same way that you’d use gingerbread to construct a house with four walls and a sloped roof. Instead of frosting, smooth on jelly or peanut butter as the mortar that holds the construction together....

Easter Egg Art Alternatives

Celebrating Easter by coloring eggs is a tradition that you’ve always enjoyed. But this year you’re looking for a few fun Easter egg alternatives. Even tough you still plan on making plenty of the dip and dye eggs, the kids are also asking for other artsy ideas. Check out these options that are completely crafty — and fun for all ages! Felt Eggs Cut craft felt sheets into ovals. Make as many ovals, in as many sizes, as your child wants. Each oval is one egg. Your child has a few décor options to dress-up the eggs. They can cut...

Creative DIY Easter Wreath Crafts for the Family

Decorating your home for Easter doesn’t have to mean buying everything ready-made from a store. You, and your family, can DIY cute holiday crafts to display during Easter-time. These easy wreath art activities are perfect ways to accent your holiday décor. For each wreath, start with a carboard donut shape. Reuse and old box, drawing a circle on the don’t. Draw a smaller circle inside of it and cut the entire shape out. Now you have a base to build the rest of your Easter wreath on. Faux Flowers Cut or tear pieces of colorful tissue paper into square shapes....

Passover Seder Plate Crafts for Kids

The Passover holiday is a time to celebrate. Along with the Seder meal, you can create crafts with your child to help them better understand this Jewish holiday. As you prep for Passover, try one (or all) of these Seder-themed kids’ art activities. Felt Plates Your crafty kid can construct their own felt playset with a Passover Seder theme. Cut plates for 8x10-inch pieces of craft felt (your child can cut out circles). Next, cut out different colors of felt to make the items for each plate. This includes matzah, eggs, a shankbone, charoset, karpas vegetables and bitter herbs. Your...

World Meteorological Day Kids’ Calendar Craft

Combine science and art in this World Meteorological Day kids’ activity. Your little learner can make discoveries, explore and create — all in one project. This activity is easy to adapt and is perfect for kids in preschool and up. If your budding scientists is ready to get started, read on to find out how they can learn about the weather by making their very own “What’s it doing outside?” calendar. Materials Card stock paper A hole punch Scissors Yarn Crayons or markers How-To Steps Create a one-week calendar, using one piece of card stock for each day. Your child...

Easter Slime Recipe for Kids

Your creative kid has made bunny after Easter bunny. Now you’re looking for something new to try. You’ve dyed eggs, made paper chicks and now…well, now what? Try making Easter egg slime. This activity combines art, science and sensory play — all into one. Materials ¼ cup clear-drying school glue ¼ cup liquid starch ¼ cup water Pastel glitter How-To Steps Mix the glue and water together. Add the liquid starch and mix until it is slimy feeling. The mixture should gel together, but still be able to stretch. Sprinkle in the glitter. The more glitter your child adds, the...

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Crafts for Kids

Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to mean going out and buying ready-made shamrock-themed items. Instead, your child can craft plenty of holiday décor — with your help! Start with shamrocks. Cut green craft felt into curved rectangles and hearts. Your child needs one rectangle and three hearts for each shamrock. Glue the shamrocks together at the points and add the rectangle to the bottom as a stem. Now your child is ready to make these awesomely artsy ideas! Shamrock Garland Punch holes in the side of the felt shamrocks. Thread green and white ribbon through the holes, stringing...