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Shavuot Flower Kids’ Art Activities

How can you help your kiddos to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot? Flowers and greenery are a major part of the holiday celebration. If your creative child loves to craft, check out these flower-themed art activities to try! Tissue Paper Flowers Kids can craft a bountiful bouquet of faux flowers for the holiday using tissue paper. Gather together colorful craft tissue and stack the pieces. Cut the stack into a circle. The bigger the circle, the fluffier the flowers. Grab the tissue at the center, pull and twist. Tie the end of the tissue together with a green pipe...

How To Make Natural Easter Egg Color

Your kids are ready to dye Easter eggs. But there's a problem. You don't have the colorful dye tablets you use every year—and your don't want to go out to a store to buy them. What can you do now? Even though the ready-made tablets and other egg dyes are easy options, you can still color eggs without them. Check out the everyday items that you can use as alternative Easter egg coloring and how to use them. What Can You Use to Color Easter Eggs? There are a variety of food, beverage and everyday items to try as Easter...

Elijah’s Cup Passover Craft for Kids

Your creative kids can prepare for the Passover seder with this easy-to-make Elijah's cup art activity. This kids' craft is the perfect way to introduce the holiday to your children—and help them to develop new skills! Your child can explore color, shape and texture, develop fine motor abilities and problem solve as they create this Passover project. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need for the Passover Craft A plastic wine glass Tissue paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Sequins A paintbrush How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the tissue paper into different shapes. Use a variety of colors to give the glass a...

Easy Easter Art for Preschoolers

Are you looking for some last-minute Easter crafts? If your creative kids need an artsy activity to keep them busy, check out these preschooler-friendly holiday projects. Textured Bunny Art Reuse the cardboard from an old cereal or cracker box for this Easter art activity. Cut the box apart and use one of the larger sides as your bunny base. Draw a bunny shape onto the cardboard with a marker or a crayon. If your child is struggling to draw the bunny, break it down into individual shapes. Draw a large oval for the body, a circle for the head and...

Easy Matzah Recipes for Passover

What can you make with matzah? Even though matzah ball soup is your family's Passover favorite, you're looking for a few new recipe ideas that the kids can help make. Check out these easy-to-create (and totally tasty) holiday ideas that will keep the kids in the kitchen all afternoon long! Matzah Pizzas With bread products out for the holiday, your kids' pizza craving doesn't have to go on the backburner. Your family can whip up a tasty pizza-like treat—made from matzah. Simply spread tomato sauce on a full sheet of matzah, sprinkle mozzarella, asiago or your favorite blend of cheese...

Easter Bunny Sock Puppet Kids’ Craft

How can your creative kiddos turn a pair of socks into Easter bunny puppets? Put on your own holiday pretend play with these cute upcycled kids' crafts. Follow the easy how-to steps to create your own cast of characters, starring the Easter bunny himself! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Socks Card stock paper or blank index cards Scissors Tape Clear-drying school glue Markers Googley eyes How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into two long ovals to make the Easter bunny's ears. Attach the ears to the top of the sock. Cut two small slits in the top of the...

Upcycled Paper Passover Afikomen Bag Craft for Kids

A hide and seek style game with the Afikomen is one of the best parts of Passover for many young children. What should you do if you don't already have a special Afikomen bag at home? Don't worry. Your creative kiddos can craft their own—using items you probably already have at home! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need  Paper- If you have construction paper or card stock, use these colorful pieces. But if you don't have any on hand, reuse old worksheets or flyers.  A hole punch  Yarn- If you don't have yarn at home, upcycle old fabric items and...

Easy Easter Sweet Treat Recipes for Kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time together, get creative, learn about basic science principles and whip up something tasty for the whole family. With Easter on the horizon, check out these easy holiday treats to make with your children. Bird Nests Create "nests" with thin pretzel sticks on wax paper. Hold the bird homes together with melted white chocolate. Let the nests cool completely in the fridge. After the nests are cool to the touch, let your child decorate them for the Easter holiday. Add a marshmallow peep and jellybeans to each! Bunny Tail Cupcakes Bake...

Easter Bunny Ear Headband Craft for Kids

Easter is still weeks away. But that doesn't mean your creative kiddo can't get crafting. If your child is looking for an Easter themed art activity, check out this bunny ear headband hat idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Card stock paper Scissors Crayons Masking tape Cotton balls Clear-drying school glue Art-Making How-To Steps Make the headband. Position an 8x10-inch piece of construction paper horizontally. Cut a two- to three-inch tall strip. Cut a second strip from the same piece of paper. Tape the pieces of paper together at one end. Measure the paper strips to fit...

Easy Easter Egg Cookies with Berry Icing

Bake a basket of Easter egg cookies with your kiddos! Don't worry if you aren't an expert-level baker. This kids' cooking idea is super-simple and doesn't involve complex steps. Ingredients You'll Need to Make Easter Egg Cookies Sugar cookie dough or mix (if you have a favorite recipe, use it instead of the ready-made version) White frosting Raspberries or strawberries Rainbow sprinkles An oval shaped cookie cutter How To Steps Mix the sugar cookie dough and roll it out into a flat sheet. Your child can help measure ingredients, mix them and roll the dough for you. Use the cookie...