Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Passover Seder Plate Crafts for Kids

The Passover holiday is a time to celebrate. Along with the Seder meal, you can create crafts with your child to help them better understand this Jewish holiday. As you prep for Passover, try one (or all) of these Seder-themed kids’ art activities. Felt Plates Your crafty kid can construct their own felt playset with a Passover Seder theme. Cut plates for 8x10-inch pieces of craft felt (your child can cut out circles). Next, cut out different colors of felt to make the items for each plate. This includes matzah, eggs, a shankbone, charoset, karpas vegetables and bitter herbs. Your...

World Meteorological Day Kids’ Calendar Craft

Combine science and art in this World Meteorological Day kids’ activity. Your little learner can make discoveries, explore and create — all in one project. This activity is easy to adapt and is perfect for kids in preschool and up. If your budding scientists is ready to get started, read on to find out how they can learn about the weather by making their very own “What’s it doing outside?” calendar. Materials Card stock paper A hole punch Scissors Yarn Crayons or markers How-To Steps Create a one-week calendar, using one piece of card stock for each day. Your child...

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Crafts for Kids

Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to mean going out and buying ready-made shamrock-themed items. Instead, your child can craft plenty of holiday décor — with your help! Start with shamrocks. Cut green craft felt into curved rectangles and hearts. Your child needs one rectangle and three hearts for each shamrock. Glue the shamrocks together at the points and add the rectangle to the bottom as a stem. Now your child is ready to make these awesomely artsy ideas! Shamrock Garland Punch holes in the side of the felt shamrocks. Thread green and white ribbon through the holes, stringing...

President’s Day Kids’ Stamp Craft

Get crafty on President’s Day with this kids’ stamp art activity. Your child can create their own over-sized presidential stamp, celebrating some of history’s most notable figures. Start by choosing a president. If your child isn’t sure who to pick, take some time to research past presidents. Look online for bios or read age-appropriate books that feature, Washington, Lincoln and some of American’s other leaders. Your child doesn’t have to make one stamp. They can make several, choosing multiple presidents. Arts and Craft Materials Card stock paper Markers or crayons Scissors Construction paper Clear-drying school glue How-To Steps Draw the...

President’s Day Puppet-Making for Kids

Celebrate President’s Day with a fun family puppet-making activity. Not only can your child learn about historic figures, but they can also get in some serious pretend play time. Recreate a favorite book about a president or have your child tell their own tale. Pick a president and try one of these easy kids’ holiday crafts. Paper Bag Puppets Flatten a lunch-sized paper bag, placing the flap side at the top. Your child can use crayons or markers to draw a face onto the flap. Add hair with yarn and glue and decorate the body with felt or fabric scrape....

President’s Day Book-Making Kids’ Craft

Help your child to better understand American history with a President’s Day activity. Create a portrait-filled biography of a president together, writing and drawing a historical account of the figure’s life. Start with some basic research, looking online or reading books about presidents. Review a few different presidents and ask your child to choose one for this project. Later on they can go back and create another biography book for other presidents. Materials Cardboard (reuse the front and back of a cereal, cracker or other box) Scissors Construction paper Markers or crayons A hole punch Yarn How-to Steps Create one...

Family Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas By Age

Celebrating Valentine’s Day has changed since you’ve become a parent. Instead of romance and date night, you want to spend this holiday with your family. If you’re looking for a family-fun way to spend Valentine’s Day, check out these options by your child’s age. Families with children of different ages can combine activities or adapt them to fit the children’s different interests, activity levels and stages of development. Toddlers Your curious toddler is all about exploration. Turn their love of making discoveries into a family Valentine’s Day adventure. Cut out paper hearts and ‘hide’ them around your home, creating a...

Kids’ Mardi Gras Bead-Making Craft

Celebrate Mardi Gras with your very own bead-making project. Instead of buying the strands of beads that are part of the celebration tradition, your kids can create a crafty version. How can your child make their own beads? Look in your kitchen and you may just find an answer. If you have dried pasta, your kids can craft their own artsy beads. Instead of spaghetti or angel hair, you’ll need a pasta that the kids can string. This means using ziti, penne, macaroni elbows or another shape that has a hole or a tube down the center. You can even...

Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Art for Kids

Candy conversation hearts are a staple of the Valentine’s Day celebration. Along with giving them to your loved ones or filling a bowl with them for a holiday party, you can also create cute crafts with them. That is, your child can create away with candy hearts for Valentine’s Day. Check out these easy-to-make art kids’ holiday art activities that all use conversation hearts! Candy Heart, Heart Kids can create a sweet Valentine’s Day greeting card using candy hearts — with only three things. All you need for this project are candy hearts, clear-drying school glue and card stock paper....

Kids’ Paper Heart Art for Valentine’s Day

Spread the love on Valentine’s Day with a few family-fun kids’ art activities. Don’t worry if you’re not a crafting queen. You can still help your little one get artsy on the holiday. All you need is a handful of paper hearts! Fold construction paper (use holiday colors, such as red and pink), draw half hearts starting at the fold and cut the shapes out. Continue until your child has more than enough hearts to use. Your crafting kiddo can cut out hearts in a variety of sizes and colors. Now what should you do with the hearts? Take a...