Archive for the "Crafts" Category

International Youth Day Collage Mural Craft

August 12 is International Youth Day. How can you celebrate the young person (or people) in your life? Work together to create a youth-inspired mural! This is a fun family project that recognizes the achievements of your child/children while helping them to get creative and express their artistic selves. Start by talking to your child about what you love about them and then move into this collaborative craft. Materials Piece of poster board or butcher paper Scissors Photos of your child engaging in different activities Clear-drying school glue Markers How-To Steps Choose pictures that highlight your child’s accomplishments. These might...

Labor Day Kids’ Mobile Art Activity

Celebrate Labor Day with an artsy adventure. Your child can learn about careers while making a career mobile. This easy kids’ craft is fun to make and will teach your little learner a valuable lesson about what types of jobs people do. Materials Card stock paper Pictures of people working 9from magazines or the internet) Scissors Hole punch Yarn Glue stick Wooden dowels/sticks Markers How-To Steps Find photos of people working in different jobs (such as a doctor, nurse, crossing guard, firefighter, construction worker, truck driver or lawyer). Cut the pictures out. Place each picture onto the card stock paper...

World Friendship Day BFF Crafts for Kids

What can your child do to celebrate World Friendship Day? Celebrated on July 30 annually, this day recognizes the importance of friendships. If you’re looking for a fun way to tackle the social subjects involved in truly understanding friendships with your child, check out these easy activity ideas. Friendship Bracelets There are more than a few bracelet-making craft ideas to try. A simple lanyard braid (using plastic string) or a soft yarn weave can keep your kiddo busy all afternoon. Have them make friendship bracelets for one BFF or for all of their school pals. If you have a young...

Parents’ Day Card Craft for Kids

Celebrate Parents’ Day on July 22 with an awesomely artsy activity. Whether your kiddo is showing their love for mom, dad, a stepparent or another parental figure, this kids’ craft is the perfect way to mark this very special day. Instead of buying a card (which might prove challenging for Parents’ Day), your kiddo can make their own creative version. Materials Large piece of cardboard- reuse the side or front of an old appliance or electronics box Scissors Construction paper Glue stick Markers or crayons Instructions Cut the cardboard to the desired size and shape. Your child can create a...

Recycled Cardboard Flag Craft for Kids

Get crafty in preparation for Flag Day! Your child can make their very own flag to hang outside the house or wave during a parade. This is an easy art activity for kids in preschool and up to try. And the best part is, this craft idea also teaches a valuable environmental lesson. Instead of using all new materials, reuse old carboard to upcycle your way to a brand-new flag. Materials Cardboard tube from a paper towel roll Cardboard rectangle (reuse the front from an old cereal or cracker box) Red, white and blue tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Scissors...

Father’s Day Storage Box Craft for Kids

Your kiddos can show their love for dad with this fun Father’s Day craft. Recycle an old, empty tissue box and magically transform it into a holder for dad to store pens, pencils, loose change, his keys or anything else. This easy art activity is perfect for preschool-aged kids and up. Materials Empty tissue box- use and size or shape Duct tape- use a rainbow of different colors or patterns (some brands of tape make playful prints) Scissors How-To Craft Steps Make sure that the box is completely empty and clean. If there’s dust on the outside of the box,...

World Oceans Day Art Activities

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th with a fun-filled kids’ craft. Your little learner can get artsy, making all kinds of sea-themed designs. Whether you live by the beach or just want to help your kiddo to learn more about the world’s largest bodies of water, check out these awesome ocean art activity ideas! Underwater Diorama Recycle an old shoe box, magically transforming it into an underwater world. Your child can paint the inside blue, and then add sea creatures by making mini clay model. Glue green tissue paper to the bottom on the box to create ocean plant-life....

Father’s Day Kids’ Trophy Card Craft

Celebrate dad with a fun Father’s Day kids’ craft. Your child can get artsy and create a handmade card — instead of buying a generic one at a store. This easy-to-make kids’ art activity is perfect for preschoolers and kids in early elementary school. Materials Card stock paper A coffee can (or similar sized container) Scissors Markers Construction paper Clear tape How-To Steps Take a look at pictures of photos of trophies. Have your child pick a design they like. They’ll use this as a model for this craft. Draw the trophy onto the cardstock paper. Add a special Father’s...

Flag Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids

Your preschooler can celebrate Flag Day by getting creative. Not only can they craft their very own fabulously artistic American flags, but they can also help you to make flag-themed foods. Whether they’re at the art table or the kitchen table, these patriotic activities will do much more than just keep your young child busy — they’ll help them to learn, grow and develop! Photo Flag Go on an “Eye Spy” type of hunt around the neighborhood for American flags. Snap pics of the flags to take with you. Before printing the photos, use a basic photo editor to turn...

Kids’ math Activities for Shavuot

The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah and the first grain harvest of the new year. The festival falls 50 days after Passover, and the period in between (from the second night of Passover to Shavuot) is known as the omer. Counting down the 49 days from the second night of Passover to Shavuot is a fun way to involve your child in the holiday. It’s also an easy way to sneak in a few math lessons while helping your little learner to better understand Shavuot. Check out these kid-friendly ways to count down from Passover to...