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Parents’ Day Painted Collage Craft for Kids

The fourth Sunday in July is Parents' Day! Celebrate mom, dad and other caregivers with a fun-filled family art activity. The kids can create their own painted collage family portraits—flexing their creative muscle and making a creative craft that focuses on their parents. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Tempera paints Paintbrushes Markers, colored pencils or crayons Tissue and construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a family portrait on the poster board. Your child can draw each family member in a static or stationary pose or create an action picture. Work from real...

Juky 4th S’more Bar Treat Ideas

How can you make your backyard July 4th bash even better? With a sweet s'mores bar! Whether you have a fire pit, camp fire or toast marshmallows on the grill, these summer s'mores recipes are red, white and blue-spectacular. Read on for the details on how to add to your Fourth of July party with a summer-time s'mores. Marshmallow Options Help your kiddo and pint-sized part guests to toast marshmallows. Given the heat needed to fully toast marshmallows, an adult should do the cooking part of the s'more-making. Even though plain marshmallows will work with the red, white and blue...

Father’s Day Pointillism Portrait Art Activity for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift idea? Instead of taking the kids to the mall to pick out a store-bought present, try this handmade dad's day pointillism portrait craft. Your child can show off their artsy side and dad will cherish this crafty creation for years to come. Not only will your kiddo make dad a portrait, but they'll also get to explore the artistic style of famed painters such as Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paper or poster board (you can also use upcycled cardboard from an old...

Summer Solstice Painted Sun Collage Craft for Kids

Celebrate the summer solstice with sun-sational kids' craft! Your little artist can create their own sun artwork to mark the change of the seasons. Not only is this a fun-filled way to mark the holiday, your child can also build fine motor skills, explore art materials and get creative. Read on for more information on how to create a summer solstice sun painted collage. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Yellow and orange tissue paper Markers Poster board paper Yellow tempera paint A paintbrush Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a circle at the center of the poster...

Flag Day Clay Play Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Flag Day with a creative kids' craft! Your little artist can make their very own flag—using red, white and blue modeling clay. This easy art activity is the perfect way to mark the day and help your young child to build fine motor, color recognition and sensory skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need: Soft modeling clay (in red, white and blue colors) Cardboard (reuse the front or side of an old box) Scissors A pencil Optional: Red, white/silver and blue glitter Art-Making How-To Steps: Cut the cardboard into a rectangle. A larger rectangle will take more time (and...

World Environment Day Activities for Children

June 5th marks World Environment Day. If you're looking for a way to celebrate with your family, check out these eco-friendly kids' activities. Make Recycled Art Reuse what you already have at home! Go on a scavenger hunt around your house and look for anything the kids can turn into mini masterpieces. Cut old pieces of fabric or clothes and create a collage with glue, build a sculpture with washed and dried plastic yogurt containers and bottles or upcycle the cardboard from old boxes into a base for a mural. Go On a Nature Walk You don't have to stage...

Crafty Father’s Day Gifts for Kids to Create

Are you looking for a crafty Father's Day gift the kids can make? Help your little artist show off their creative side with these easy to make gist that dad will cherish for years to come! Dad Door Sign Greet dad on his special day with a door-sized sign. Unroll plain gift wrap, break out the markers or crayons and help your pint-sized Picasso to draw dad a Father's Day message. Hang the sign on the door for dad (and everyone else) to see. Cord Caddy Does dad have a junk drawer filled with charger cords? Help him to organize...

World Migratory Bird Day Kids’ Puppet Craft

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with an artsy activity! Your child can craft their own bird puppet, modeling it after a bird they research. This educationally artistic avian activity is perfect for preschoolers and older children. Read on to learn more about how to make a puppet at home. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A lunch-sized paper bag Markers Construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Optional: Craft feathers and googley eyes How To Art-Making Steps Before your child starts to craft their puppet, they need to choose a bird. Research migratory birds online or in non-fiction books. Ask your...

Can’t Get Out of the House? At-Home Mother’s Day Activities

Your annual Mother's Day brunch out was cancelled this year. Now what? You don't have to skip this special day. Even though your plans for a day out with mom are on hold for now, your family can still celebrate mom with these fun-filled activities at home. Spa Day Make face masks out of fruit and yogurt, paint mom's nails for her or give her a new hair style. Even though she can't go to a real salon, the at-home version is the perfect way to spend her Mother's Day! Dinner Out—In If you can't go to a favorite eatery...

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Do you need a last-minute Mother's Day craft for your kiddos? Don't worry if you waited to buy mom a present for her special day. These easy activities are artsy adventures the kids will enjoy—as they get to create the perfect present for mom! Quick Card Mom will love a cute quick card just as much as one your bought in a store—probably more. If you have paper and markers or crayons, you have all the materials you'll need. Fold the paper in half, cook-style. Draw half a heart, starting at the center fold. Cut along the line and open...