Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Valentine’s Day Heart Postcard

Your child can send a special holiday greeting on Valentine’s Day with a creative homemade card! Don’t worry if you’re not the craftiest parent out there. This is a super-simple project, that both you and your child can create together. The heart design is perfect as a postcard or you can pack the card up into an envelope and deliver it to a special friend or family member. Materials: Card stock paper Scissors Craft felt Clear-drying school glue Markers Instructions: Use 8x10-inch or letter-sized card stock paper as a base for the Valentine’s Day card. Go with pink or red...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Biography Craft for Kids

Help your child to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a biography book-making craft. While your little learner can pick the obvious (Martin Luther King Jr.) as the subject of this bio, she can also choose another historical African American figure. Keep in mind, history is always being made. This means that your child doesn’t have to choose someone who lived well before she was born. She can choose a current person of note, such as President Obama. She can even choose a child to learn about (someone such as Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis). Materials: Cardboard (reuse...

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve is almost here! You’ve planned a family-friendly party, inviting all of your friends and their kids. The menu is set, you’ve bought all the food and you’ve stocked the fridge with plenty of champagne (for the adults only, of course). But, you’re short on holiday activities for the kids. Now what? Check out these last minute New Year’s kids’ crafts. Party Poppers All you need for this one is an empty push pup (wash and dry it first), confetti, tissue paper and a glue stick. If you don’t happen to have confetti on...

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Crown Craft

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a festive kids’ craft! Your child may not make it until midnight, but she can get festive earlier on in the evening with a sparkling glitter crown. New Year’s is a holiday that’s all about excitement. There are fireworks, party poppers and confetti everywhere. Help your little one get into the celebratory mood with her very own crown – that is coated in glitter! Add the year to make it a crafty keepsake. Materials: Construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Glitter A pencil Clear tape Instructions: Turn the paper horizontally. Draw the spikes of the...

Kids’ Christmas Ornament Crafts

You’ve got your Christmas tree, and now it’s time to decorate it! Instead of buying all of your ornaments, try some DIY kids-created ones too. These Christmas crafts for kids are easy ornaments to make. So, get creative and help your kiddo to dress the tree with her own artsy inventions. Paper Poinsettias Start with a piece of red paper (letter-sized). Your child can draw a wavy circle on the paper. The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower. Starting at the outer edge, cut a spiral shape. Roll the paper into a flower shape. Beginning at the center, wind...

Menorah Kids’ Crafts for Hanukkah

You light the menorah on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. As you add a flame to each candle, your young child sits back and watches. Obviously, your preschooler is too little to handle to real candles (with flames). Instead of feeling left out, include your child with her own handmade menorah. When you light each candle on the real deal, she can add a tissue paper or construction paper flame to hers. Check out these crafty Hanukkah menorah ideas. Cardboard Tubes Recycle and reuse those paper towel tubes, and turn them into a faux menorah. Cut the tubes...

Thanksgiving Menu-Making Kids’ Activity

You’ve spent hours (or maybe even days) preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Now it’s the kids’ chance to help! Even if they can’t do the actual cooking, they can make a menu. Hand out pieces of paper, give the kids markers or crayons and let them get artsy. This kids’ holiday art activity isn’t just a way to pass the time on Thanksgiving Day. It also helps you by letting them create dazzling décor. Use the kid-made menus as part of your table set-up. Make them into centerpieces or use them as over-sized name cards. Materials: Card stock paper (use 8x10-inch sheets)...

Thanksgiving Still Life Art Activity for Kids

You’re busy in the kitchen, trying to get Thanksgiving dinner ready. You’ve got the cranberries out, the potatoes are chopped and there are piles of spices everywhere. As you’re prepping away, the kids are saying, “We’re bored!” They’re picking the cranberries out of the pile and they’re knocking over your perfectly measured cups of milk and flour. Before banning them from the kitchen, try an artsy activity that uses what you’ve already got. The kids can draw their own still life artworks, with the Thanksgiving meal as their inspiration. This doesn’t mean that they need to wait until the meal...

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Seed Mosaic

You’re all in for making a homemade pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. From scratch. Now you have a heaping helping of pumpkin seeds just sitting around. Dry them, dye them and use them for a Thanksgiving kids’ craft! Your child can create a mock mosaic that features a turkey, cornucopia or other holiday display. Materials: Pumpkin seeds Food coloring Plastic baggies Clear-drying school glue Card stock paper A pencil A paintbrush Instructions: Clean and dry the seeds. Divide them among the bags. Use as many bags as your child wants. Each bag will be one color. If she wants five colors,...

Kids’ Halloween Spider Craft

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween kids’ craft? This spider paint print art activity is super-simple, and fun for children of all ages. Your kids can add to it, making it more elaborate. Or, they can stick with the basic idea. Materials: Card stock paper (or another thick paper) Tempera paint (use black and orange for Halloween-themed spiders, or any other color that your child wants) Sponge (regular kitchen sponges will work) Scissors Optional: Glitter, googley eyes and glue How-to Steps: Cut the sponges into circles. Make them any size that you want. These will be the spiders’ bodies....