Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

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...

Easy Art Activities for World Friendship Day

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. If you're on the lookout for a way to celebrate this day with your child, check out these artsy activities! Friend Collage Who is you child's best friend? Ask your child to think about who their BFF really is. What does their friend like to do? Does their friend have a pet? And what does your child like most about their friend? After your child thinks about who their friend is, they can find photos and pictures that illustrate the attributes. Cut the pictures out and glue them to a piece of cardboard or...

July Fourth Painted Collage Craft for Kids

Get ready for July 4th with a fun-filled kids' craft! Your little artist can create a painted collage masterpiece—in red, white and blue. Get the easy to follow how-to directions right here. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper—the bigger the better Red, white and blue crepe paper/streamers Clear-drying school glue Scissors Red, white and blue tempera paint A paint brush A pencil A ruler How To Art-Making Steps Position the paper horizontally. Your child can draw a rectangle in the upper left corner and stripes onto the rest of the paper. Paint the rectangle blue. Paint every...

July 4th Party Decor Kids Can Craft

How can you dress up your family's July Fourth backyard bash? With a few crafty kid created art activities! Learn how your children can create their own red, white and blue or flag-inspired holiday party décor with these easy artsy ideas. Welcome Banner Welcome your friends and family with a festive handmade banner. Start with an old twin-sized bedsheet or a long length of butcher paper/plain gift wrap. Pour three pools of tempera paint into paper plates or on top of cardboard—one red, one white and one blue. Your child can use a paint brush to write "Happy July 4th"...

July Fourth Kids’ Red, White and Blue Art Ideas

Celebrate July Fourth with an artsy adventure. If your pint-sized Picasso wants to paint the day away, check out the easy art activities for the Independence Day holiday! Glitter Fireworks Kids can craft a red, white and blue fireworks with card stock paper, glitter and glue. Your child can draw a firework pattern onto dark paper with clear-drying school glue. If your child wants to paint the glue on to the paper, squeeze it onto a paper plate, dip a thin brush or cotton swab into the pool and create a firework pattern. Sprinkle red, white (opal or silver) and...

Father’s Day Pointillism Portrait Art Activity for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift idea? Instead of taking the kids to the mall to pick out a store-bought present, try this handmade dad's day pointillism portrait craft. Your child can show off their artsy side and dad will cherish this crafty creation for years to come. Not only will your kiddo make dad a portrait, but they'll also get to explore the artistic style of famed painters such as Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paper or poster board (you can also use upcycled cardboard from an old...

Summer Solstice Painted Sun Collage Craft for Kids

Celebrate the summer solstice with sun-sational kids' craft! Your little artist can create their own sun artwork to mark the change of the seasons. Not only is this a fun-filled way to mark the holiday, your child can also build fine motor skills, explore art materials and get creative. Read on for more information on how to create a summer solstice sun painted collage. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Yellow and orange tissue paper Markers Poster board paper Yellow tempera paint A paintbrush Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a circle at the center of the poster...

Father’s Day Pop-Up Kids’ Card Craft

Whether your local card store isn't open or you don't want to take the kids to the store right now, you can make your own Father's Day card at home. With a little creativity and some sweet sentiment, the kiddos can craft 3-D pop-up cards that dad will cherish for years to come. Read on for the how-to art-making steps! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Scissors Markers or crayons Clear tape Construction paper How-To Art-Making Steps Fold the card stock paper in half, tent style. Position the paper vertically and help your child to fold...