Archive for the "National Holidays" Category

July 4th Tablecloth Craft for Kids

Dress up your July 4th barbecue or family picnic party table with a kid-created cloth. This tablecloth craft is easy, artsy and fun for children in preschool and up. Gather together the materials your kiddos need and start the holiday fun right now! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need A plain white table cloth or twin-sized white bed sheetCardboard- Reuse a cardboard boxRed and blue craft paintPaintbrushesRed and blue fabric markers How-To Art-Making Steps Flatten the cardboard. Use the board to protect your work surface. If possible, let the kids paint outside in the yard. This can help to minimize...

July Fourth S’mores Dip Recipe

Celebrate July 4th with a sweet s’mores treat! Instead of the traditional chocolate, graham and marshmallow stacker, you’ll bake this special holiday dessert dip. S’mores dip is easy to make and the perfect pairing for your Fourth of July family barbecue or backyard bash. What You’ll Need MarshmallowsGrahams crackersWhite chocolate squares or barsA square or rectangle shaped baking or casserole dishRed, white and blue sprinkles How-To S’mores Dip Steps Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of graham crackers.Add a layer of marshmallows.Cover the marshmallows with a layer of white chocolate squares.Place...

July Fourth T-Shirt Craft for Kids

Create your own holiday t-shirts to celebrate the Fourth of July. This easy art activity is perfect for preschoolers and old children. Make this year’s Independence Day celebration a family event with matching shirts that you create together. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Red, white and blue fabric paintPaintbrushesPlain, washed and dried t-shirtsLetter stencilsCardboard- Reuse an old boxScissorsMasking tape How-To Shirt Art-Making Steps Cover the work surface with flatten cardboard.Cut smaller pieces of cardboard. Place the board inside each shirt. This will prevent the paint from seeping through from one side to the other.Use the stencils to spell each...

Red, White and Blue July 4th Sundae Bar

How can you make your family’s July 4th celebration even more exciting? Add an ice cream sundae bat to your family’s BBQ! Instead of the same chocolate chip and rainbow sprinkle sundaes your kids usually eat, make patriotic ice cream treats instead. To create your own red, white, and blue sundae bar for the Fourth of July: Start with Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Fill holiday-themed bowls with red cherry, white vanilla and blue blueberry or blue raspberry ice cream. Use a coordinating color-coded scoop for each flavor, creating a patriotic accent for the ice cream buffet. Provide Patriotic...

July 4th Crafts for Kids

Celebrate the Fourth of July with plenty of fun-filled family-friendly crafts! Your creative kiddo can mark the holiday and get artsy with these easy ideas. Glitter and Glue Fireworks Re-create July 4th fireworks in glitter. Your child can design their own holiday display, drawing a firework design with clear-drying school glue. Pour the glue onto a paper plate or a piece of scrap cardboard. Your child can use a toothpick or a thin paintbrush to draw the firework lines onto a piece of black card stock paper. Sprinkle different colors of glitter onto the glue and shake off the excess....

Flag Day Red, White and Blue Berry Cake

Your kids have crafted Flag Day art already. But what about a holiday snack? Celebrate the American flag with this red, white and blue dessert idea! Your children can help you to make a berry-filled flag-themed cake that’s perfect for a family picnic or backyard barbecue. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—Use your favorite recipe or a boxed mix.White frostingStrawberriesRaspberriesBlueberriesA popsicle stick How-To Cake-Making Steps: Bake a rectangle-shaped cake. Use your family’s own recipe or mix a ready-to-use boxed version. This is the perfect opportunity to involve your kids in the baking process. Not only will your kids...

Red, White, and Blue Kids’ Crafts for Memorial Day

Are you looking for a red, white, and blue Memorial Day art activity? Your kiddos crave crafting—and that means you’re always on the hunt for new project ideas. As the holiday approaches, check out these easy artsy ideas! Red, White, and Blue Finger Paint This project is perfect for toddlers and young preschoolers. Not only will your kiddo enjoy the art aspect of this activity, it can also help them to build their fine motor skills. Start with small pools or red, white, and blue tempera or finger paint. Pour the paint onto paper plates or thick cardboard. Let your...

Egg-stra Special Ways to Color Easter Eggs

Are you looking for a new way to color Easter eggs this year? If you’re tired of plain one-color eggs, check out these easy, artsy ideas for kids! Double Dip Eggs Create perfect halves of color. Ask your child to pick their two favorite hues. Add egg coloring or food coloring to water and pour the mix into a shallow cup. Dip the hard boiled egg halfway into the dye. Hold the egg in place for a few minutes. Take the egg out and let the excess drip off the sides. Turn the egg around and repeat with the other...

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a heartfelt, and heart-themed, breakfast. The kids can help you to create this family morning meal—with a sweet holiday style! From pancakes to breakfast sandwiches, these ideas are easy to make and tasty to eat. Mini Heart-Shaped Pancakes Making heart-shaped pancakes is an art. But that doesn't mean you need to practice creating perfect hearts from raw batter. Instead, simply make the traditional type of circle-shaped breakfast treats. Use a heart cookie cutter to make mini Valentine's Day pancakes. Cover the cakes with a layer of sweet syrup and red, white and pink sprinkles. Valentine's Breakfast...

Valentine’s Day Heart Art Ideas for Kids

Does your artsy child enjoy anything that has to do with paper crafts? Stock up on Valentine's Day red and pink colored paper, break out the scissors and cut heart after heart after heart. With a handful of hearts or more, your child is ready to make all kinds of holiday themed art. Check out these easy Valentine's heart projects for children of all ages! Hearty Garland Punch a hole on each side of the hearts. String the shapes together with festive heart-printed, glitter-covered or red and pink ribbon. If you don't have ribbon at home, use yarn instead. Alternate...