Archive for the "Crafts" Category

Flag Day Clay Play Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Flag Day with a creative kids' craft! Your little artist can make their very own flag—using red, white and blue modeling clay. This easy art activity is the perfect way to mark the day and help your young child to build fine motor, color recognition and sensory skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need: Soft modeling clay (in red, white and blue colors) Cardboard (reuse the front or side of an old box) Scissors A pencil Optional: Red, white/silver and blue glitter Art-Making How-To Steps: Cut the cardboard into a rectangle. A larger rectangle will take more time (and...

Memorial Day Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Memorial Day with a few creative red, white and blue crafts for the kids! Your child can show their artistic side with these holiday projects. Red, White and Blue Paint Print Pour red, white and blue tempera or finger paints into separate paper plates (or use scrap cardboard). Help your child to dip their hand in the first paint color. Coat their entire palm and fingers with paint. Press their hand onto a large piece of poster board or a plain white bed sheet. Repeat with the other two colors. Create a flag design, make a pattern or just...

Shavuot Flower Kids’ Art Activities

How can you help your kiddos to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot? Flowers and greenery are a major part of the holiday celebration. If your creative child loves to craft, check out these flower-themed art activities to try! Tissue Paper Flowers Kids can craft a bountiful bouquet of faux flowers for the holiday using tissue paper. Gather together colorful craft tissue and stack the pieces. Cut the stack into a circle. The bigger the circle, the fluffier the flowers. Grab the tissue at the center, pull and twist. Tie the end of the tissue together with a green pipe...

Crafty Father’s Day Gifts for Kids to Create

Are you looking for a crafty Father's Day gift the kids can make? Help your little artist show off their creative side with these easy to make gist that dad will cherish for years to come! Dad Door Sign Greet dad on his special day with a door-sized sign. Unroll plain gift wrap, break out the markers or crayons and help your pint-sized Picasso to draw dad a Father's Day message. Hang the sign on the door for dad (and everyone else) to see. Cord Caddy Does dad have a junk drawer filled with charger cords? Help him to organize...

World Migratory Bird Day Kids’ Puppet Craft

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with an artsy activity! Your child can craft their own bird puppet, modeling it after a bird they research. This educationally artistic avian activity is perfect for preschoolers and older children. Read on to learn more about how to make a puppet at home. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A lunch-sized paper bag Markers Construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Optional: Craft feathers and googley eyes How To Art-Making Steps Before your child starts to craft their puppet, they need to choose a bird. Research migratory birds online or in non-fiction books. Ask your...

Can’t Get Out of the House? At-Home Mother’s Day Activities

Your annual Mother's Day brunch out was cancelled this year. Now what? You don't have to skip this special day. Even though your plans for a day out with mom are on hold for now, your family can still celebrate mom with these fun-filled activities at home. Spa Day Make face masks out of fruit and yogurt, paint mom's nails for her or give her a new hair style. Even though she can't go to a real salon, the at-home version is the perfect way to spend her Mother's Day! Dinner Out—In If you can't go to a favorite eatery...

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Do you need a last-minute Mother's Day craft for your kiddos? Don't worry if you waited to buy mom a present for her special day. These easy activities are artsy adventures the kids will enjoy—as they get to create the perfect present for mom! Quick Card Mom will love a cute quick card just as much as one your bought in a store—probably more. If you have paper and markers or crayons, you have all the materials you'll need. Fold the paper in half, cook-style. Draw half a heart, starting at the center fold. Cut along the line and open...

Painted Mother’s Day Kids’ Card Craft

Give mom a special surprise on Mother's Day with this cute kids' card craft! Instead of a store-bought greeting, this card says, "I love you" in the most heartfelt (and handmade) way. Check out the easy how to steps for kids of all ages to make this artsy holiday card. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Tempera or finger paint A paper plate Markers, crayons or colored pencils Glitter How To Art-Making Steps Fold the paper in half from top to bottom to make a tent-style card. Pour the paint onto the paper plate. Help your...

How To Make a Recycled Vase for Mother’s Day

Store-bought Mother's Day presents are not on the agenda this year. So how can your kiddos celebrate mom? A handmade gift shows mom how much her little ones love her. Don't worry if you're short on arts and crafts supplies. This easy art activity includes reused everyday items! Materials You'll Need  A reused large-sized plastic container- choose an old yogurt or cottage cheese type of container Fabric scraps- cut apart old towels, shirts or any other fabric item you have on hand Scissors Clear-drying school glue Ribbon How To Crafting Steps Thoroughly wash and dry the container. Wash and dry...

How To Make a Crafty Tree for Arbor Day

How can you celebrate Arbor Day with your child? Even though planting a tree is the most obvious answer, it isn't always possible. Whether you don't have space in your yard to plant a tree, don't have a way to get a sapling right now or the early spring weather is still too chilly (in your area) to plant, you can still mark this special day. Instead of an in-real-life tree, pretend plant an artsy alternative. This kids' art activity helps your little learner to better understand the day, encourages creativity and can even help them to build fine motor...