Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Rosh Hashanah New Year’s Apple Card

The holiday Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year. Your child can wish family members and friends a “Happy New Year” with a cute card. This kids’ craft is easy to adapt and perfect for children in preschool and up. Apples are a popular food to eat for the Jewish New Year. Go with an apples theme, and have your child print “A” is for apple cards that she can give away! Materials Modeling clay Card stock paper Cardboard Scissors Green tissue paper Red tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Markers How-To Steps Cut a piece of white card stock paper...

International Day of Peace Kids’ Crafts

Celebrate International Day of Peace with your child! How? With a few fun-filled peace sign activities. Try these easy art activities that will help your child to get creative while learning about peace. Painted Peace Symbol Reuse a large piece of cardboard, turning it into a mega drawing pad. The side of an old appliance or electric box will work well. Your child can draw an over-sized peace sign onto the cardboard. Give your child a rainbow of tempera paints to finger paint onto the drawing. Peace Symbol Prints Draw a peace sign onto a piece of thin Styrofoam with...

International Literacy Day Art for Kids

Take reading off of the printed page on International Literacy Day. Add on to your child’s book-based experiences with a fun art activity. How can you include art into literature? Check out these crafty creations that kids can make to mark this special day. Shoe Box Diorama Your child can tell the tale of her favorite story in this mini scene box. Open an old shoe box and turn it on its side (one of the long sides). Draw the backdrop onto the interior of the box and then paint it. Your child can add accents, such as furniture or...

National Grandparent’s Day Keepsake Crafts by Age

Celebrate National Grandparent’s Day with a cute keepsake craft. Not only are these artsy activities fun for the kids, but they give grandma and grandpa something to treasure. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift that the grandparents will adore, check out these crafty projects by age. Babies Even though your baby can’t actually make the art herself, she can help you to create a keepsake. How? Paint her feet with tempera and press them onto a piece of card stock paper. Of course, wash her feet off completely afterwards. Cut the paper out in the shape of a heart...

Make a Job Book for Labor Day

Labor Day is more than a time to have family picnics and play outdoors. Of course, you can certainly do those too! But you can also use Labor Day as a time to help your young child learn about what different people do. Help your child to do some research and then create a “Labor Day Jobs” book. This activity is easy to adapt for all different age groups. Preschoolers can draw pictures (and an adult can help with writing a few simple words), while older kids can draft paragraphs to include with each profession. Materials Cardboard – reuse the...

Multi-Media Portraits for National Grandparent’s Day

The first Sunday after Labor Day is a very special day. It’s National Grandparents Day! What can your family to do to celebrate grandma and grandpa? Try this fun-filled family portrait activity. You can adapt this artsy idea for children of all ages. Your younger kids can keep things basic, while older children can create more complex artistic representations. How can your kids get crafty and celebrate their grandparents? Check out this easy (but totally fun) idea! Materials Cardboard- reuse the front or side of an old large-sized box Markers, colored pencils or crayons Construction paper Craft felt Scissors Clear-drying...

Art Activities for International Literacy Day

Obviously, reading a book is “the” way to celebrate International Literacy Day. But, that’s not the only activity that your child can do on this book-filled day. What else can your kiddo do to mark this holiday? Check out these artsy ideas that connect to literacy themes and help your child to take part in International Literacy Day! Character Portrait Start with a story. After reading the book, your child can choose one character to highlight. Help them to list attributes (both physical and personality) that the character has. Now have your child start drawing. Use pens, markers, pencils or...

Labor Day Body Tracing Kids’ Craft

Labor Day may usher in the unofficial end of summer, but it’s so much more than that. Celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day literally honors laborers. Help your preschooler to better understand what Labor Day means as a holiday with a portrait craft. Not only will your creative kid draw a picture of a ‘worker’, but they’ll also get in some valuable pretend play. How? Check out this artsy activity that celebrates well-known professions. Materials Butcher paper or rolled paper (you can also use plain, light-colored gift wrap) Markers How-To Steps Discuss different jobs. Ask your child...

Kids’ National Aviation Day Aircraft Craft

Your crafty kid can learn a thing or two (or more) about the world of flight during National Aviation Day. Celebrated annually on August 19th, this day also happens to coincide with Orville Wright’s birthday. Even though your child might not be able to take a flight or build a plane, they can spend some time focusing on all kinds of aircrafts. This easy-to-make craft also helps young children to learn about colors and shapes (obviously, along with aircrafts). Materials Craft felt- 8x10-inch sheets Scissors Markers Optional: Clear-drying school glue How-to Steps Discuss different types of aircrafts. Ask your child...

World Friendship Day Kids’ Card Craft

July 30th is World Friendship Day! Celebrate it with a special card, for a special friend. Your child can create a friendship card to give to her BFF, a classmate or anyone else she considers close. This is also a way to make new friends. Your creative kiddo can craft cards to hand out to neighborhood children who she might want to know better or to a potential friend from an after-school activity. Arts and Crafts Materials Card stock paper – 8x11-inch sheets Markers, colored pencils or crayons Construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Project Steps Position the paper...