4 Easter Art Activities for Kids

It's time to get hopping! Easter is right around the corner, and your kids are ready to craft for the holiday. If you're on the lookout for a few easy art activities, check out these easy, imaginative and awesome ideas for kids in preschool and up. Bunny Mask Cut two eye holes and a mouth hole in the center of a paper plate. Have your child glue two bunny ears (made from card stock paper) onto the top and paint or color the front of the plate. Punch one hole on each side of the plate. Tue a piece of...

Purim Party Crown-Making Station Craft for Kids

Are you planning a Purim party? Or maybe you're the parent in charge of the synagogue's Purim festival. Whatever the reason is—you need a holiday activity that's fit for a group. This crown-making station idea is an artsy way to help the kids celebrate the day. And bonus, they can use the crafty crowns as part of their Purim costumes! What You'll Need Construction paper Markers and crayons Scissors Masking tape Peel and stick craft felt shapes Optional: Peel and stick jewels or sequins How-To Steps Pre-cut the crown shapes. This makes the activity easier. Chances are that you'll have...

St. Patrick’s Day Green Mocktails

Go green on St. Patrick's Day with a holiday-themed mocktail. Whether you're planning a child-friendly party, want to celebrate with your kids or are just looking for fun, non-alcoholic St. Patty's Day beverage picks, these delicious drinks are easy, tasty treats for the whole family. Lemon Lime Delight Share the luck o' the Irish with this green citrus drink. Mix your favorite clear lemon-lime soda with a few drops of green food coloring. That's it! Add a lime wedge to the edge of the glass as a festive garnish. Green Drink Green drinks (veggie smoothies) are popular picks for energizing...

Easter Egg Art Activities for Kids

Don't have time to dip and dye Easter eggs with the kiddos? That's okay. Before you make the traditional standards, try these other options. Use the art activities as holiday décor or just keep them to commemorate the special day! Paper Easter Egg Collage Cut a large oval from poster board or card stock paper. Give your child a stack of construction paper scraps (leftover from other art activities) to glue on to the egg. They can create patterns, make an abstract Easter design or puzzle together holiday-themed shapes such as bunnies or chickies. Craft Felt Eggs This is an...

Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

You've made dozens of dip and dye eggs for Easter. Now what? Provided you used food coloring (meaning that the color is completely safe and edible) to add the hues and have kept the eggs cold (in the fridge), you can turn these holiday items into a delicious meal. Check out these awesome Easter egg recipes to try with your kiddo's creations. Avocado Egg Toast Take the popular toast creation up a notch with the addition of hard-boiled eggs. Toast multi-grain bread, spread a creamy avocado across it and top the bread with a sliced egg. Sprinkle cheese over the...

Kids’ Leprechaun Trap Activity for St. Patrick’s Day

Are you looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids? A leprechaun trap is an easy art activity that engages the young child's imagination, builds fine motor skills and encourages creativity. Before you get started, take a look at these simple step-by-step directions! Materials You'll Need Shoe box Markers Scissors Clear-drying school glue Green construction paper Green glitter Green pipe cleaners How-To Steps Draw a door on the side of the shoe box. Remember, the leprechaun is little—meaning your child needs to size the door accordingly. Cut the door out. Cover the box with the green...

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

If you're looking for a few fun-filled family activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, check out these easy ideas. Whether you're in charge of your child's school party, you're having a few friends over or you just need at-home options to keep the kiddos busy, these ideas are low-prep, low-mess and budget friendly! St. Patrick's Day Play Ask your child to pick their favorite St. Patrick's Day-themed book. Read the book together, noting the names of the characters, the sequence of events and the setting. Turn the book into a play to perform for family and friends. Make your own...

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Art for Preschoolers

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an easy art activity for your preschooler. Whether you're crafting at home or need a special activity for a pre-k holiday party, these pot of gold ideas are perfect for kiddos ages three through five. Paper Pot of Gold Collage Cut out a black circle (to use as a pot) and plenty of smaller yellow circles (to use as gold). Give your child a piece of green card stock or poster board, the shapes and a glue stick. Now they're ready to collage. It's that easy! Don't worry if your preschooler doesn't get all the...

Easy Mardi Gras Treats

The king cake is a Mardi Gras staple. The New Orleans tradition is a frosted holiday treat with a special surprise inside—a plastic toy baby! If your kiddos want to try out this recipe, but your baking skills fall below what is needed to bake this brioche dough goodie from scratch, these king cake-inspired recipes are perfect alternatives. King Cupcake This holiday baking idea is ideal for larger groups of kids, making it an easy activity for your family's Mardi Gras party or a playdate. Pick your favorite vanilla or golden cake recipe or use a boxed mix. Instead of...

Easy Hamantaschen for the Busy Parent

Hamantaschen are part of the Purim celebration. These triangle-shaped holiday cookies are perfect for your kiddo's Purim carnival, family dinner or any other holiday celebration. If you're not exactly the best baker, don't worry. You can still make these holiday treats with ease. Take a look at the simple ways to cut the complication factor. Doughy Shortcut  Making the dough is the most challenging part of a hamantaschen recipe. Getting that perfect blend of lightness, yet solid structure (to create the triangle shape), isn't always easy for the novice baker. Instead of struggling with a homemade recipe, substitute the lengthy...