Archive for the "Crafts" Category

World Teacher’s Day Apple Card Craft for Kids

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with an "A is for Apple" card! Your child wants to give their teacher an apple. But a real piece of fruit just won't do. Instead, mark this day with a cute and crafty apple card. After your child creates this artsy apple, they can gift it to their favorite teacher. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White poster board paperScissorsMarkers or crayonsA large bowlRed tempera paintSpongesGreen tissue paperClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Hold the poster board paper from top to bottom. Place the bowl upside down on the poster board. Line the top of...

Sukkot Model Craft for Kids

Are you looking for an imaginative Sukkot art activity? Your child can build their own mini table top sukkah! Instead of a full building, this architecture craft is a pint-sized version of the real thing. This gives your creative kiddo the chance to learn about the holiday, art/architecture and basic math concepts such as size, scale and measurements. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A shoe boxScissorsClear-drying school glueClear tapeCard stock paperMarkers, crayons or colored pencilsTempera paintYarnModeling clay How-To Art-Making Steps Start with a sukkah blueprint. Your child can draw a design onto a piece of card stock paper, using...

World Heart Day Kids’ Activities

World Heart Day helps to bring attention to cardiovascular health. Even though your child may not think about the issues surround heart health often, they can still mark this special holiday. Check out the easy ideas that can help your child to celebrate World Heart Day and learn more about the cardiovascular system. Heart Health Fun Run Your kiddos can learn more about the heart-healthy benefits of exercise with a family fun run. Create your own mini marathon track around the neighborhood. Run the race together, timing each family member. Craft medals using cardboard, ribbon and kitchen foil or metallic...

Halloween Kids’ Glitter Paper Crafts

Get creative this Halloween with a cute kids' craft! Your little artist can add a special sparkle to favorite holiday characters and symbols, such as bats, ghosts and pumpkins. This art activity is the perfect way for your preschooler to celebrate the holiday or prep for a Halloween party. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper in black, white and orangeScissorsMarkersClear-drying school glueGlitter How-To Art-Making Steps Spread a flattened piece of cardboard or garbage bag across the work surface. This can help to reduce the mess.Draw flying bats, ghastly ghosts or oval-shaped pumpkins on to the card...

Sukkot Garland Craft for Kids

Celebrate Sukkot and decorate your family's sukkah with these easy kids' crafts. Your child can help you to deck out this outdoor area with harvest-themed garlands that they make from scratch! Not only is this an awesomely artsy way to learn more about the holiday, the garlands will also help your child to build problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and fine motor skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paperTempera paintPaintbrushesScissorsCrayons or markersA hole bunchYarn or ribbon How-To Steps Choose one type of fruit or harvest veggie for each garland or combine the foods into one project.Draw the fruit or...

National Grandparents Day Memory Game Craft

Create a crafty card game to celebrate National Grandparents Day. This easy art idea is the perfect way for your creative kid to build new skills and so much more. Not only will your child enjoy crafting this cute card game, they'll absolutely adore playing it with grandma and granppa. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paperMarkers or crayonsPhotos of your children and all of their grandparents- Each person should have a baby picture and a current photo.Clear-drying school glueScissorsA ruler How-To Steps Cut each piece of card stock into equal parts. Use the ruler to make straight...

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Fall is in the air and it's time to start planning your family's Halloween festivities. If your kiddos can't wait to have a holiday party this year, check out the easy activity ideas to try out on the big day! Halloween Tag Ask each guest to pick a spooky Halloween creature or character, such as a ghost, vampire, or witch. The players will act out their chosen character as they play tag. Ghosts can try to stealthily move around the game-play spaces, vampires can turn into bats and "fly," and witches can use "magical potions" to tag the other players....

International Talk Like a Pirate Day Puppet Craft for Kids

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! How can you celebrate this "day" in a super-fun family-friendly way? Check out this easy pirate-themed puppet craft that's sure to get your creative kiddo talking. Talking like a pirate, that is. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Lunch-sized paper bagMarkersConstruction paperScissorsClear-drying school glueYarn How-To Art-Making Steps Flatten the paper bag and place it with the flap side facing up and to the top. Your child can draw the pirate's face onto the flap of the bag. Cut yard and glue it to the flap to create a beard and hair...

End-of-Summer Labor Day Party Ideas

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. The local pool closes, school starts again and your family is ready for the fall! Celebrate Labor Day with a special end-of-summer backyard bash. Check out these easy ideas for family-friendly recipes, decor and more. Labor Day Party Recipes Keep your family and end-of-summer party guests happy and full with a buffet of goodies. Get the grill going and barbecue burgers. Let the kids help you to pick out toppings, such as veggies, cheese and condiments. Add in grilled eggplant, zucchini or other vegetables for vegetarian family members and guests. Your kids...

National Grandparent’s Day Kids’ Card Crafts

How can you celebrate National Grandparent's Day? If you're on the hunt for an artsy way to mark this special day, check out these crafty card ideas! Portrait Card Help your child to paint their own portrait of grandma and grandpa. Give your creative kiddo an 8x10-inch piece of card stock paper. Position the paper vertically and fold it from top to bottom. Choose a favorite family photo that features your child's grandparents. Ask your child to draw what they see with colored pencils or crayons on the front of the card. After your child draws the portrait, they can...