Archive for the "Crafts" Category

Halloween Pumpkin Candy Chute Craft

Halloween is on the horizon. But this year you may not want to put out the typical shared candy bowl. If you don't want the entire neighborhood dipping their hands into the same bowl of trick-or-treat goodies, check out this easy-to-make DIY Halloween candy chute craft! Materials You'll Need PVC pipe Hand saw (if you plan to cut the pipe) A folding table Balloons Paper mache paste (either use a store-bought mix or make your own with flour and water) Green and orange crepe paper Masking or packing tape Scissors Orange construction paper A black marker How-To Steps Measure the...

Paper Mache Shofar Art for Rosh Hashanah

Make your own shofar to celebrate Rosh Hashanah! Your crafty kiddo can learn more about this holiday with this creative art activity. Even though it won't make noise like a real shofar would, your child can use the artsy version for a day of make believe play! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Newspaper or newsprint Paper mache paste- or (if you want to make your own mix) equal parts flour, school glue and water Tempera paint Masking tape Paintbrushes How-To Art-Making Steps Crumple the newspaper into a long, thin cone shape. Twist and bunch the paper to...

National Grandparents Day Photo Portrait Collage Card Craft for Kids

Create a cute card for National Grandparents Day with your child! Instead of a store-bought greeting, your little artist can design their own photo portrait card to give to grandma and grandpa on their special day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Photos of grandma, grandpa or both grandparents Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Crayons or markers How-To Art-Making Steps Select several photos of grandma, grandpa or both grandparents. Choose pictures that feature the grandparents' faces or were taken with your child. Fold an 8x10-inch or larger piece of card stock paper in half. Your child can choose...

Labor Day Letter Writing Activity for Kids

Celebrate first responders this Labor Day—or any day! Kids can write letters to first responders, thanking them for the work they do and the help they selflessly provide. This writing activity helps children to better understand and appreciate the things doctors, nurses, paramedics, the police, fire fighters and other first responders do for the community every day. Not only can your kiddo celebrate the holiday and learn more about what first responders do, they can practice their writing skills too! Materials You'll Need Notebook or lined paper A pencil, pen or marker Construction paper or poster board A glue stick...

International Literacy Day Puppets, Collages and Other Crafts for Kids

How can you celebrate International Literacy Day with your child? Help your kiddo to start a life-long love of reading with this special worldwide day. Along with reading plenty of books, your crafty kid can get artsy and create a literacy-themed project. Check out these easy ideas for preschoolers and young children. Build a Book Use construction paper or card stock to create your own storybook. Your child can draw pictures on each page. If they can't write words by themselves, sketch the letters lightly with a pencil and let your child trace over them. Punch two to three holes...

Patriotic Worker Collage Craft for Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day with a crafty kids' art activity! Your little artist can get patriotic and create a red, white and blue themed craft. Discuss the history of the American worker before you begin the art-making. Your child can research different types of jobs, American employee unions and how the workforce helps the country. Choose a few jobs (such as community helpers or healthcare workers) to focus on for this country community collage project. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Magazines with child-friendly pictures of people working Tempera paint-in red,...

National Aviation Day Mural Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate National Aviation Day with a flight-themed art activity! Your child can learn about planes, get creative and explore the reasons why the country marks this very special aviation day with a mega mural. After the crafting is complete, hang the artwork in your home for the entire family to see. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Plain gift wrap in a light color or rolled butcher paper Scissors Construction paper Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Tempera paint Paint brushes How-To Art-Making Steps Unroll the paper. The larger your child wants to make the mural, the more paper they'll...

Labor Day Activities for Kids

Are you already planning a Labor Day celebration? If you need a few fun activities for the kiddos, check out these ideas! Whether your child is a preschooler, in grade school or older, you can adapt each activity to fit your child's developmental level and needs. Try Out a Job What does your child want to do when they grow up? Do they want to decorate cakes, teach, work in a lab, build bridges, help sick people to heal? Ask your child what type of job they see themselves in. After they choose, try a modified version of the job....

International Youth Day Activity for Children

August 12th marks International Youth Day. How can your child celebrate? Even though they're a youth themselves, your child can use this day to learn more about other young people. Help your child to pick a notable contemporary young person or someone from history. After they've selected someone to research, your child can create an International Youth Day multimedia project. Materials Needed A computer, tablet or other device to conduct research on Poster board paper School glue or a glue stick Markers, crayons or colored pencils Construction paper Scissors Note cards How To Project Steps Choose a child or teen...

Easy Art Activities for World Friendship Day

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. If you're on the lookout for a way to celebrate this day with your child, check out these artsy activities! Friend Collage Who is you child's best friend? Ask your child to think about who their BFF really is. What does their friend like to do? Does their friend have a pet? And what does your child like most about their friend? After your child thinks about who their friend is, they can find photos and pictures that illustrate the attributes. Cut the pictures out and glue them to a piece of cardboard or...