Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Halloween Puppet Crafts for Kids

As you start prepping your kiddo's Halloween costumes keep the crafty fun going with a few holiday puppet projects. These are easy art activities that kids of all ages and stages can try. And bonus, these also double as pint-sized pretend play friends. What types of puppets can your child create? Check out these Halloween holiday ideas! Paper Bag Puppets Reuse lunch-sized or larger shopping bags, turning them into ghosts, ghouls, witches, vampires, monsters and much more. Flatten the bag, turn it so that the flap face up and to the top and bring out the markers. Your child can...

Sukkot Fall Garland Craft for Kids

Celebrate Sukkot with a creative kids' craft! Instead of buying decorations for your at-home sukkah, the kids can create their own — with a seasonal fall theme. These festive fall garlands are perfect for the sukkah, but can also be used all season long. After the holiday is over, take the garlands into your home and hang them as part of your autumn decor. Materials You'll Need Red and orange yarn Clear-drying school glue Scissors Balloons Fall-colored ribbon Water A plastic bowl (for art use only) How-To Instructions Fill the bowl with equal parts water and glue. Blow up the...

Labor Day Kids’ Collage

Your young child can celebrate Labor Day by thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. Start by talking about different professions. Next, page through child-friendly magazines or look online for pictures of people engaging in the type of work that your child just talked about. After finding plenty of pictures, cut (or print, if you're choosing from an online source) them out. What should your child do next? Check out these easy Labor Day art activity and make a creatively crafty "What's My Job?" collage! Materials You'll Need Poster board Clear-drying school glue or glue sticks...

Yom Kippur Shofar Crafts for Kids

Help your child to better understand the significance of Yom Kippur with a crafty creation. Your artsy kiddo can sculpt, draw and use their imagination as they celebrate one of the most important days of the Jewish calendar. Paper Mache Shofar Create a lifelike version of the holiday shofar (ram’s horn) with paper mache. Crumple and tape newspaper to create the shofar (horn) shape. Cover the entire form in masking or duct tape. Cover the newspaper shofar with paper mache. Mix a pre-packaged paste or create your own by mixing flour, clear school glue and water. Tear construction paper into...

Rosh Hashanah Apple Print Art Activity for Kids

Dipping apples in honey is a Rosh Hashanah tradition that children and adults share. Celebrate this Jewish high holiday with a kids’ craft that takes the apple and honey dipping to a new, and artsy, level. Instead of real apples, your child will make their own stamper. And instead of honey, your child will use Paint. This activity is an easy craft to adapt for children of all ages. Younger kids can use finger or tempera paints, while older kids, tweens or teens can use permanent fabric paints to dress up tote bags t-shirts or cloth napkins. Materials Kitchen sponges...

Labor Day Literacy: How-To Make a Career Book

Reading books about careers is one way to celebrate Labor Day with your child. But it’s not the only option. If you’ve already read dozens of books about community helpers, types of jobs and people who work in spaces and places that your child often goes, it’s time to dig deeper. Your little learner can get an extra lesson in “what people do” by making their own book. That’s right, your child can craft their own Labor Day book. After making the kids’ craft, use the book each year to celebrate the holiday! And don’t worry if you’re not on...

International Youth Day Collage Mural Craft

August 12 is International Youth Day. How can you celebrate the young person (or people) in your life? Work together to create a youth-inspired mural! This is a fun family project that recognizes the achievements of your child/children while helping them to get creative and express their artistic selves. Start by talking to your child about what you love about them and then move into this collaborative craft. Materials Piece of poster board or butcher paper Scissors Photos of your child engaging in different activities Clear-drying school glue Markers How-To Steps Choose pictures that highlight your child’s accomplishments. These might...

Labor Day Kids’ Mobile Art Activity

Celebrate Labor Day with an artsy adventure. Your child can learn about careers while making a career mobile. This easy kids’ craft is fun to make and will teach your little learner a valuable lesson about what types of jobs people do. Materials Card stock paper Pictures of people working 9from magazines or the internet) Scissors Hole punch Yarn Glue stick Wooden dowels/sticks Markers How-To Steps Find photos of people working in different jobs (such as a doctor, nurse, crossing guard, firefighter, construction worker, truck driver or lawyer). Cut the pictures out. Place each picture onto the card stock paper...

World Friendship Day BFF Crafts for Kids

What can your child do to celebrate World Friendship Day? Celebrated on July 30 annually, this day recognizes the importance of friendships. If you’re looking for a fun way to tackle the social subjects involved in truly understanding friendships with your child, check out these easy activity ideas. Friendship Bracelets There are more than a few bracelet-making craft ideas to try. A simple lanyard braid (using plastic string) or a soft yarn weave can keep your kiddo busy all afternoon. Have them make friendship bracelets for one BFF or for all of their school pals. If you have a young...

Parents’ Day Card Craft for Kids

Celebrate Parents’ Day on July 22 with an awesomely artsy activity. Whether your kiddo is showing their love for mom, dad, a stepparent or another parental figure, this kids’ craft is the perfect way to mark this very special day. Instead of buying a card (which might prove challenging for Parents’ Day), your kiddo can make their own creative version. Materials Large piece of cardboard- reuse the side or front of an old appliance or electronics box Scissors Construction paper Glue stick Markers or crayons Instructions Cut the cardboard to the desired size and shape. Your child can create a...