Posts Tagged "crafts"

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for the Whole Family

How can you decorate your home with pumpkins? If you're looking for an easy way to add Halloween décor to your space (interior or exterior), these pumpkin-themed ideas are ideal! Don't worry if you're a novice crafter. These projects are perfect for all ages and all levels of artistic abilities. This means your kiddos can pitch in and help you to magically transform your home into Halloween happiness. Pumpkin Parade Create a parade of pumpkins that line your walkway, stairs or other outdoor space. Instead of carving each pumpkin, use permanent markers or cut black duct tape to make jack...

International Youth Day Award Art Activity

August 12th marks International Youth Day. Celebrate the day by honoring a special young person in your household, school, or community. And how can you honor this person? Start with a youth award. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy how-to directions for making your own individualized award. Materials You'll Need Cardboard Card stock paper Scissors Markers or pens Clear-drying school glue Gold glitter A photo of the person who is honored How-To Steps Glue a piece of white or light-colored card stock paper onto the cardboard. Make sure the cardboard is at least two inches...

4 Bracelet Ideas for World Friendship Day

What better way to celebrate World Friendship Day than with a friendship bracelet! The holiday, which falls on July 30th, is a global way to recognize friends everywhere. Help your child to show appreciation for their BFFs with one of these crafty creations! Popsicle Stick Bracelets Place wide craft sticks into a shallow pan of water. Let the water boil. Do not allow your child to do this part. Leave the sticks in the hot water (turn the heat off) for 15 minutes. Use tongs to remove the sticks. Allow the sticks to cool slightly and bend them around mason...

Halloween Wreath Crafts for Kids

Decorating your home with a spooky Halloween wreath doesn't have to mean buying expensive holiday decor. Get crafty with your family and create your own spooky version instead! Not only will you get a creepy cool holiday decoration from this activity, but the kids can flex their artistic muscles and enjoy the craft-making experience. If you'e not sure where to start, check out these easy-to-make Halloween wreaths. Someone's Watching You Craft a wreath that's covered in ghoulishly ghastly eyeballs. Start with a cardboard base. Cut the board into a doughnut shape and paint it black and orange (Halloween colors). Glue...

Kids’ Tzedakah Box Art By Age

Celebrate Yom Kippur with a kids' tzedakah box craft. What's a tzedakah box? these boxes are used to collect and make charitable donations. Teach your kiddo about giving to others, with these awesomely artsy ideas for all ages! Toddlers Your tot isn't exactly ready to craft at the same level as your older child, and that's okay. This holiday craft is easy enough for your little artists to try, with your help of course. You'll need to cut a coin-sized slit in the top of a shoe box. Hand the box over to your kiddo and let them finger paint...

Easter Egg Art Alternatives

Celebrating Easter by coloring eggs is a tradition that you’ve always enjoyed. But this year you’re looking for a few fun Easter egg alternatives. Even tough you still plan on making plenty of the dip and dye eggs, the kids are also asking for other artsy ideas. Check out these options that are completely crafty — and fun for all ages! Felt Eggs Cut craft felt sheets into ovals. Make as many ovals, in as many sizes, as your child wants. Each oval is one egg. Your child has a few décor options to dress-up the eggs. They can cut...

Creative DIY Easter Wreath Crafts for the Family

Decorating your home for Easter doesn’t have to mean buying everything ready-made from a store. You, and your family, can DIY cute holiday crafts to display during Easter-time. These easy wreath art activities are perfect ways to accent your holiday décor. For each wreath, start with a carboard donut shape. Reuse and old box, drawing a circle on the don’t. Draw a smaller circle inside of it and cut the entire shape out. Now you have a base to build the rest of your Easter wreath on. Faux Flowers Cut or tear pieces of colorful tissue paper into square shapes....

DIY July 4th Party Decor

You’re getting ready for July 4th. You’ve planned a holiday party, come up with a few cute kids’ crafts and have created a red, white and blue menu. But then you realize something – you forgot the party decorations. The holiday décor is what makes your family picnic or BBQ so very festive. And right now you have nothing. On top of that, it’s the day of the party and you have no time to run out to the store and buy centerpieces, tablecloths and streamers with the stars and stripes on them. What now? Check out these last-minute DIY...

3 Fun Father’s Day Card Crafts for Kids

It’s time to celebrate dad! That’s right, it’s Father’s Day. So what can your kids do for dad on this special day? Check out these easy-to-make kids’ card crafts. Paint Print Your child can draw a special picture just for dad, but not onto paper. What? Use the edge of a craft stick to draw the image onto a Styrofoam sheet or plate. Don’t use letters/words, as they will print as mirror images. Cover the drawing with a thin coat of paint, and then press a piece of paper on top. Pull the paper up to reveal the picture print....

Everyday Items to Recycle Into Earth Day Art Materials

Help your child to learn about her planet and celebrate Earth Day! April 22nd marks this eco-friendly holiday. If you’ve got a crafty kid, a few recycle and reuse art activities are in order on this special day. But, the Earth-focused fun shouldn’t stop there. Go on a house-wide scavenger hunt, collecting these eco-smart arts and crafts materials. Not only can your child use them on Earth Day itself, but she can use them throughout the year too! Cardboard Tubes Let’s start with which cardboard tube you should look for. Search for tubes that come from clean products/areas. Skip the...