Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Election Day Ballot Box Craft

Celebrate Election Day at home with a creative kids' craft. Your child can learn about the election process—while getting artsy! This ballot box craft is perfect for preschoolers or older elementary school-aged children. Before you start the art, discuss elections with your child. Nominate family candidates for household president and get ready to take a vote. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need An old shoe box Scissors Red, white and blue paper Clear-drying school glue Clear tape Markers Index cards How-To Art-Making Steps Take the lid off the shoe box. Cut a thin rectangle-shaped slot in the middle of the...

Halloween Garland Crafts for Kids

Decorate your home for Halloween with a few crafty creations the kids can help you to make. Whether you're planning a family holiday party or you just want to dress up your home for trick-or-treaters, check out these artsy garland ideas! Ghost Garland Make your own Halloween-themed garland with white card stock paper and markers. Cut one ghost shape from the paper or make a template using the front of an old cardboard box. Trace the ghost onto other pieces of paper and cut out each shape. Draw two eyes on each ghost with markers. Punch a hole on both...

Halloween Sensory Pumpkin Tissue Paper Art

Celebrate Halloween with a cute craft! Your child can explore through their sense, learn about colors and build fine motor skills with this holiday-themed pumpkin art activity. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board. This is an eco-friendly option that's also easy on your arts and crafts materials budget. Orange, black and green tissue paper Clear-drying school glue Scissors Markers How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a pumpkin shape onto the cardboard. Turn this into a basic geometry lesson and ask your child to name the shape (circle...

Halloween Outdoor Home Decor Crafts for Kids

Are you looking for a cute way to dress up your home for Halloween? If this year's festivities don't include typical trick-or-treating and other tried and true activities, check out the fun-filled ways your kiddos can help to decorate for the holiday! Pumpkin Parade Create your own yard-side pumpkin parade. Line the sidewalk, walkway driveway, porch or other similar area with pumpkin after pumpkin. Depending on your kids' ages, you can either help them to carve jack o' lanterns or decorate the pumpkins with paint and permanent markers. Choose a theme (such as animals or storybook characters) and get creative...

Halloween Cardboard Tube Character Craft for Kids

Put those old paper towel roll tubes to use and create a cute kids' Halloween craft! If you're looking for an easy art activity for your preschooler, check out this spooky upcycled holiday project! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard paper towel roll tubes Scissors Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Tempera paint Paintbrushes Tissue paper How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a Halloween character to create—such as a ghost, mummy, witch or vampire. Cut the paper towel tube in half. This gives your child two pieces of cardboard to transform into Halloween characters. Select a color of craft felt to match...

Paper Mache Shofar Art for Rosh Hashanah

Make your own shofar to celebrate Rosh Hashanah! Your crafty kiddo can learn more about this holiday with this creative art activity. Even though it won't make noise like a real shofar would, your child can use the artsy version for a day of make believe play! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Newspaper or newsprint Paper mache paste- or (if you want to make your own mix) equal parts flour, school glue and water Tempera paint Masking tape Paintbrushes How-To Art-Making Steps Crumple the newspaper into a long, thin cone shape. Twist and bunch the paper to...

National Grandparents Day Photo Portrait Collage Card Craft for Kids

Create a cute card for National Grandparents Day with your child! Instead of a store-bought greeting, your little artist can design their own photo portrait card to give to grandma and grandpa on their special day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Photos of grandma, grandpa or both grandparents Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Crayons or markers How-To Art-Making Steps Select several photos of grandma, grandpa or both grandparents. Choose pictures that feature the grandparents' faces or were taken with your child. Fold an 8x10-inch or larger piece of card stock paper in half. Your child can choose...

International Literacy Day Puppets, Collages and Other Crafts for Kids

How can you celebrate International Literacy Day with your child? Help your kiddo to start a life-long love of reading with this special worldwide day. Along with reading plenty of books, your crafty kid can get artsy and create a literacy-themed project. Check out these easy ideas for preschoolers and young children. Build a Book Use construction paper or card stock to create your own storybook. Your child can draw pictures on each page. If they can't write words by themselves, sketch the letters lightly with a pencil and let your child trace over them. Punch two to three holes...

Patriotic Worker Collage Craft for Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day with a crafty kids' art activity! Your little artist can get patriotic and create a red, white and blue themed craft. Discuss the history of the American worker before you begin the art-making. Your child can research different types of jobs, American employee unions and how the workforce helps the country. Choose a few jobs (such as community helpers or healthcare workers) to focus on for this country community collage project. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Magazines with child-friendly pictures of people working Tempera paint-in red,...

National Aviation Day Mural Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate National Aviation Day with a flight-themed art activity! Your child can learn about planes, get creative and explore the reasons why the country marks this very special aviation day with a mega mural. After the crafting is complete, hang the artwork in your home for the entire family to see. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Plain gift wrap in a light color or rolled butcher paper Scissors Construction paper Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Tempera paint Paint brushes How-To Art-Making Steps Unroll the paper. The larger your child wants to make the mural, the more paper they'll...