Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow: Explore Science and Art

Are you looking for ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your child? There are plenty! If your kiddo is into science and art, you can combine the two into one holiday-themed activity. A rainbow that leads to the leprechaun’s pot of gold is a well-known St. Patrick’s Day symbol. Instead of just drawing or coloring a rainbow of colors, create a fizzing paint that helps your little learner to explore chemistry, colors and much, much more! Ingredients: Food coloring Baking soda (note: baking soda, and not baking powder) White vinegar A paintbrush White card stock paper A muffin tin...

Purim Grager Craft for Kids

There are many ways to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. You can bake Hamentaschen, dress up like Queen Esther, have a Purim carnival or make some noise. Make some noise? Yes, that’s right. The grager is a noisemaker that is used on this holiday. Every time that Haman (the villainous prime minister) is mentioned, it’s customary to make noise with the grager. Even though you can buy one of these noisemakers, your kids can also make their own! Materials: A paper towel roll (just the cardboard tube, not the towels) Fabric (reuse scraps) A thick craft stick Duct tape...

Valentine’s Day Craft: Making Roses

Roses. They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Right? Your child can craft her own flowers, giving them to a friend or family member for this loving holiday. Instead of making 3-D flowers, this rose art activity uses felt to create flat (but textured) versions. Your child can create her own artwork to frame or make a cute card to send! Materials: Craft felt (in red, pink and green) Scissors Card stock paper (in white or light pink) Clear-drying school glue Instructions: Cut the red and pink craft felt into ovals. These will become the rose petals. Your child can size...

Valentine’s Day Heart DIY Felt Board

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fun-filled kids’ craft! This easy art activity lets your little learner create her own DIY felt board. She can decorate it for Valentine’s Day, and then reuse it later on (making new pieces for other holidays). Materials: Craft felt (8x10-inch sheets work best) Scissors Markers Cardboard Masking tape Clear-drying school glue How-To Instructions: Cut a piece of cardboard into a rectangle that is slightly smaller than 8x10-inches. If you’re using larger craft felt, you can cut the board to a bigger size. Instead of buying new cardboard, reuse part of an old box. Dot glue...

President’s Day Mount Rushmore Kids’ Activities

Celebrate President’s Day with an art activity! Help your child to learn about more than one president with a Mount Rushmore project. Go online and research Mt. Rushmore, and the presidents that it depicts. Then, help your little learner to try one of these imaginative art activities. Mini Model Your child can make her own version of Mount Rushmore – using clay! Use stone-colored modeling clay to sculpt the presidents who are on the original monument. Help your child to create one face for each president, then press them onto a mountain of clay. Another option is to cover crumbled...

Paper Heart Art for Valentine’s Day

Your crafty kiddo has what seems like millions of paper hearts hanging around. It’s almost Valentine’s Day and she’s been cutting hearts out for school projects and her own at-home creations. Now you have a stack of paper shapes and your child isn’t sure what to do with them. Check out these easy Valentine’s art activities that your child can create using pre-cut paper hearts! And, if you don’t have any hearts yet, grab a few pieces of pink, red or purple construction paper, and cut a few out. Fold the paper in half (like a book), draw half a...

Tu B’Shevat Kids’ Craft

The Jewish holiday Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees.” Celebrate this day with a special tree planting craft. Your child can create her own bag to carry seeds in, and then go plant them. Give that it’s winter, and the weather isn’t right for planting, you can plant the seeds in an indoor container. In the spring transfer the new plants to an outdoor area. Materials: Craft felt Scissors Clear-drying school glue A hole punch Yarn Instructions: Fold a piece of 8x10-inch (paper=sized) craft felt in half from bottom to top, making a pocket. Glue the...

Valentine’s Day Heart Postcard

Your child can send a special holiday greeting on Valentine’s Day with a creative homemade card! Don’t worry if you’re not the craftiest parent out there. This is a super-simple project, that both you and your child can create together. The heart design is perfect as a postcard or you can pack the card up into an envelope and deliver it to a special friend or family member. Materials: Card stock paper Scissors Craft felt Clear-drying school glue Markers Instructions: Use 8x10-inch or letter-sized card stock paper as a base for the Valentine’s Day card. Go with pink or red...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Biography Craft for Kids

Help your child to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a biography book-making craft. While your little learner can pick the obvious (Martin Luther King Jr.) as the subject of this bio, she can also choose another historical African American figure. Keep in mind, history is always being made. This means that your child doesn’t have to choose someone who lived well before she was born. She can choose a current person of note, such as President Obama. She can even choose a child to learn about (someone such as Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis). Materials: Cardboard (reuse...

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve is almost here! You’ve planned a family-friendly party, inviting all of your friends and their kids. The menu is set, you’ve bought all the food and you’ve stocked the fridge with plenty of champagne (for the adults only, of course). But, you’re short on holiday activities for the kids. Now what? Check out these last minute New Year’s kids’ crafts. Party Poppers All you need for this one is an empty push pup (wash and dry it first), confetti, tissue paper and a glue stick. If you don’t happen to have confetti on...