Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Recycled Thanksgiving Art Activities for Kids

It doesn’t have to be Earth Day just to talk to your child about recycling and reusing. With Thanksgiving coming up, there are plenty of opportunities to get Earth-friendly, recycle and reuse your way to a cute and crafty project. Combine a lesson in environmentalism with your kiddo’s holiday art activity and try one of these easy ideas! Popcorn Project Your child got some sort of popcorn concoction for Halloween. But it’s gone uneaten for almost a month. It’s stale, chewy and not anything that you want your child to eat. That doesn’t mean you have to toss it into...

Easy Thanksgiving Placemat Crafts for Kids

You’re dressing up the Thanksgiving table. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank on pricey decorations. Instead, get your child to help out and craft up a few cute placemats for your family to use. If you’re looking for a holiday art activity, check out these kids’ Thanksgiving placemat projects. Felt Turkeys Start this placemat with an 8x10-inch piece of craft felt in a fall color, such as red, orange or yellow. Cut out brown craft felt circles, making one bigger (for the turkey’s body) and one smaller (for its head). Your child can press the turkey...

4 Kids Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table

You don’t need to spend your entire holiday budget on Thanksgiving table décor. No way. Instead, have the kids dress-up the table with these easy DIY décor crafts. Napkin Rings If you have a paper towel roll, you have napkin rings. Cut the tube apart into 2- to 3-inch sections. Paint the outsides in fall colors, such as red, yellow and orange. Your child can get creatively crafty and add felt, fabric or glitter and glue too! Place Cards Fold card stock paper into little tents to start the place card-making process. Your child can draw a holiday scene on...

4 Halloween Art Activities for Kids

It’s almost Halloween! Your kids can celebrate this spooky day with a few fun crafts. What can your young child create? Take a look at these boo-tiful art activities that are easy for kids of all ages. Mummy Puppets Turn a large-sized yogurt (or similarly sized) plastic container upside down. Of course, make sure it’s completely clean and dry beforehand. Paint a layer of glue over the container and wrap gauze around it. Glue on two eyes and let it dry. Now your child can put the puppet on her hand for a pretend play. Glitter Webs You only need...

World Teachers’ Day Card Craft

October 5th marks World Teachers’ Day. Help your child to celebrate a special teacher with a handmade card. This is a much-appreciated alternative to the store-bought version. This card-making craft is easy enough for preschoolers to create for their pre-k teachers, but you can adapt it for your older child too. Your child can create a mini chalkboard that thanks her teacher for being the best! Materials Black or grey card stock paper White tempera paint A paintbrush Colored chalk Clear-drying school glue Instructions Position the paper horizontally. Fold the paper in half, like a book, to make a card....

Make a World Tourism Day Map

September 27th marks World Tourism Day. Celebrate this global travel holiday by helping your child to make a map. This isn’t just any map, but a map of a place where your child thinks that she would like to travel. Start by researching some top destinations. Help your child brainstorm places where she might want to visit. Ask her why she wants to visit these places and what she knows about them. Next, look in books or online for information about the places. Gather info on what the country or city looks like (if they are hills, mountains, bodies of...

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...