Archive for the "Crafts" Category

International Literacy Day Puppets, Collages and Other Crafts for Kids

How can you celebrate International Literacy Day with your child? Help your kiddo to start a life-long love of reading with this special worldwide day. Along with reading plenty of books, your crafty kid can get artsy and create a literacy-themed project. Check out these easy ideas for preschoolers and young children. Build a Book Use construction paper or card stock to create your own storybook. Your child can draw pictures on each page. If they can't write words by themselves, sketch the letters lightly with a pencil and let your child trace over them. Punch two to three holes...

Patriotic Worker Collage Craft for Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day with a crafty kids' art activity! Your little artist can get patriotic and create a red, white and blue themed craft. Discuss the history of the American worker before you begin the art-making. Your child can research different types of jobs, American employee unions and how the workforce helps the country. Choose a few jobs (such as community helpers or healthcare workers) to focus on for this country community collage project. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Magazines with child-friendly pictures of people working Tempera paint-in red,...

National Aviation Day Mural Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate National Aviation Day with a flight-themed art activity! Your child can learn about planes, get creative and explore the reasons why the country marks this very special aviation day with a mega mural. After the crafting is complete, hang the artwork in your home for the entire family to see. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Plain gift wrap in a light color or rolled butcher paper Scissors Construction paper Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Tempera paint Paint brushes How-To Art-Making Steps Unroll the paper. The larger your child wants to make the mural, the more paper they'll...

Labor Day Activities for Kids

Are you already planning a Labor Day celebration? If you need a few fun activities for the kiddos, check out these ideas! Whether your child is a preschooler, in grade school or older, you can adapt each activity to fit your child's developmental level and needs. Try Out a Job What does your child want to do when they grow up? Do they want to decorate cakes, teach, work in a lab, build bridges, help sick people to heal? Ask your child what type of job they see themselves in. After they choose, try a modified version of the job....

International Youth Day Activity for Children

August 12th marks International Youth Day. How can your child celebrate? Even though they're a youth themselves, your child can use this day to learn more about other young people. Help your child to pick a notable contemporary young person or someone from history. After they've selected someone to research, your child can create an International Youth Day multimedia project. Materials Needed A computer, tablet or other device to conduct research on Poster board paper School glue or a glue stick Markers, crayons or colored pencils Construction paper Scissors Note cards How To Project Steps Choose a child or teen...

Easy Art Activities for World Friendship Day

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. If you're on the lookout for a way to celebrate this day with your child, check out these artsy activities! Friend Collage Who is you child's best friend? Ask your child to think about who their BFF really is. What does their friend like to do? Does their friend have a pet? And what does your child like most about their friend? After your child thinks about who their friend is, they can find photos and pictures that illustrate the attributes. Cut the pictures out and glue them to a piece of cardboard or...

July Fourth Painted Collage Craft for Kids

Get ready for July 4th with a fun-filled kids' craft! Your little artist can create a painted collage masterpiece—in red, white and blue. Get the easy to follow how-to directions right here. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper—the bigger the better Red, white and blue crepe paper/streamers Clear-drying school glue Scissors Red, white and blue tempera paint A paint brush A pencil A ruler How To Art-Making Steps Position the paper horizontally. Your child can draw a rectangle in the upper left corner and stripes onto the rest of the paper. Paint the rectangle blue. Paint every...

July 4th Party Decor Kids Can Craft

How can you dress up your family's July Fourth backyard bash? With a few crafty kid created art activities! Learn how your children can create their own red, white and blue or flag-inspired holiday party décor with these easy artsy ideas. Welcome Banner Welcome your friends and family with a festive handmade banner. Start with an old twin-sized bedsheet or a long length of butcher paper/plain gift wrap. Pour three pools of tempera paint into paper plates or on top of cardboard—one red, one white and one blue. Your child can use a paint brush to write "Happy July 4th"...

Parents’ Day Painted Collage Craft for Kids

The fourth Sunday in July is Parents' Day! Celebrate mom, dad and other caregivers with a fun-filled family art activity. The kids can create their own painted collage family portraits—flexing their creative muscle and making a creative craft that focuses on their parents. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Tempera paints Paintbrushes Markers, colored pencils or crayons Tissue and construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a family portrait on the poster board. Your child can draw each family member in a static or stationary pose or create an action picture. Work from real...

July Fourth Kids’ Red, White and Blue Art Ideas

Celebrate July Fourth with an artsy adventure. If your pint-sized Picasso wants to paint the day away, check out the easy art activities for the Independence Day holiday! Glitter Fireworks Kids can craft a red, white and blue fireworks with card stock paper, glitter and glue. Your child can draw a firework pattern onto dark paper with clear-drying school glue. If your child wants to paint the glue on to the paper, squeeze it onto a paper plate, dip a thin brush or cotton swab into the pool and create a firework pattern. Sprinkle red, white (opal or silver) and...