Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

National Aviation Day Pretend Play Plane Crafts

Your creative kiddo loves to imagine their an aviator. Don't worry about buying your child a pricey toy plane to pretend play on National Aviation Day. Instead, try one of these easy art ideas! Cardboard Box Plane Reuse an old cardboard box and turn it into a pretend play plane. Choose a large-sized box, such as a moving box or appliance box. Open the box's top and fold down the flaps. These will become the plane's wings. Fold one more flap down in the back to make the plane's tail. Your child can decorate the interior of the box, drawing...

Parents’ Day Book Craft for Kids

After July 4th is over you have another mid-summer holiday to look forward to—Parents' Day! Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, this holiday recognizes the roles that parents play. In honor of this special day, help your child to create a crafty "That's My Parent!" book. Materials You'll Need Cardboard Construction paper Markers or crayons Scissors A hole punch Yarn A glue stick Family photos How-To Steps Size the cardboard and construction paper. The construction paper should fit into the book's cover and back (the cardboard). Have your child draw a picture of their parent or parents on the...

Last-Minute July 4th Art Activity Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute July 4th activity idea for your child? If party planning has taken over the pre-holiday days, you can still help your little artist to create a cute craft. Don't worry if you haven't had time to shop for a mountain of materials. These art activities are easy to do with items you probably already have at home. And bonus, they all feature a patriotic red, white and blue theme for the Fourth of July! Flag Collage If you have old worksheets, child-friendly magazines or other loose scraps of paper, you have the materials to...

American Flag July 4th Party Invitations

Are you having July 4th party? Instead of sending email announcements or store-bought invitations, get crafty and create your own! Not only will your guests appreciate your family's artful efforts, but the activity also gives your child something to do during their school break. Craft Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch white card stock paper Red and blue craft felt or foam Clear-drying school glue Silver star stickers A pencil A ruler A marker How-To Steps Cut the paper into 4x6-inch cards. Each card will become one invitation. Use the ruler and the pencil to make a rectangle star area and stripes....

Father’s Day Crown Card

Celebrate dad with this Father's Day king crown card! Instead of buying a ready-made card, your child can hand-craft dad this artsy option. Not only does the greeting share a special message, but the special guy in your life can also wear the 'crown card' on his big day. Materials You'll Need Construction paper Crayons Scissors Clear tape Clear-drying school glue Sequins How-to Crafting Steps Position two 8x10-inch pieces of construction paper horizontally next to each other. Draw the top of crown design (pointy edges) across the middle of the paper—again horizontally. Cut the paper at the lines. Tape the...

Flag Day Clay Craft for Kids of All Ages

June 14 is Flag Day! Celebrate with a special kids' craft—in red, white and blue. Create a textured flag, using clay. Instead of making a full 3D sculpture, your child will use a method similar to finger painting (but with clay). The result is a flag that pops off the paper. This easy art activity option is ideal for kids of all ages. You can adapt the craft to fit your preschooler's needs or extend it for your older elementary school-aged child. Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the side of an old box) Red, white and blue modeling clay Scissors...

Red, White and Blue Memorial Day Art for Preschoolers

Celebrate Memorial Day with a red, white and blue kids' craft. Along with making fabulously artsy flags, your kiddo can get crafty (and patriotic) with these easy art activities for preschoolers! Patriotic Paint What do you need for this easy art exploration? It's simple! Pour your child a pool of red tempera paint, another of blue and a third of white. Instead of a pricey palette, reuse the side of a cardboard box or a paper plate. After pouring the paint your child can dip their fingertips into the tempera, creating a patriotic masterpieces of card stock or construction paper....

All About Mom Kids’ Craft Card

Make Mother's Day extra special with this easy to make kids' card craft. Start with a discussion (minus mom—for the surprise factor) about what makes the matriarch of the family so very important. Take the kiddos' ideas and help them to transform what they love about mom into a cute card. Materials You'll Need Card stock paper (8x10-inch size) Markers, crayons or colored pencils An envelope How-To Instructions Fold the paper in half, card-style. Ask your child to draw a picture of mom on the front of the card. Refer back to the list of what makes mom so important....

Earth Day Recycled Art Activities for Kids

Forget about buying pricey art supplies. Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling what you already have at home. Take the kids for a scavenger hunt around the house, looking for cardboard, fabric and anything else to reuse. After you've stocked your crafting cabinet with recycled items, check out these kids' holiday crafts. Collage Portrait Your kiddo can create a self-portrait or an artistic version of a friend, family member or important person who affects environmental change with recycled magazine or newspaper scraps. Start with side of an old cardboard box. If it has lettering on it, your child can paint over...

Earth Day Upcycled Collage Craft for Kids

Help your little learner to better understand the importance of Earth Day with this creative kids' craft. Instead of throwing everything away, explore the possibilities of upcycling! Go on a whole home scavenger hunt with the kiddos, searching for items to collage into a giant planet project. Look for paper/paper scraps, old fabric/clothes or anything else that your child can glue onto cardboard. Before the art-making starts, talk to your child about why reusing and recycling is important. Ask them what they think happens to everything they throw into the trash and discuss where these items could end up (such...