Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Card Crafts for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day greeting card craft? Your kiddos haven't heart-fully crafted cards for grandma, grandpa or anyone else in your family. Before you rush out to buy ready-made cards, check out these easy art ideas to try right now! Recycled Card Crafts You have a stack of old Christmas, birthday and other holiday cards at home. Reuse the paper and upcycle old cards into new Valentine's greetings. Choose colorful, family-friendly cards and help your child cut them into smaller heart-shaped pieces. Cut a large piece of cardboard from the front of a cereal, cracker or...

Candy Conversation Heart Valentine’s Day Treats

What can you do with the stash of candy conversation hearts your child brings home? These Valentine's Day treats are iconic snacks. But sometimes you just can't eat the entire heart-shaped haul. If you have more conversation hearts than you know what to do with, try these easy ideas! Conversation Heart Cupcakes Forget about the sprinkle. Your kiddo can help you to decorate cute holiday cupcakes with conversation hearts. Simply bake your favorite cake recipe or use a boxed mix. Let the cupcakes cool and frost them with Valentine's Day themed colors, such as red and pink. Top the cakes...

3 Glitter Alternatives to Give a Valentine’s Day Card Box Shine

Your kiddo wants to decorate their Valentine's Day card holder box with glitter galore. But you know the sparkles won't stay stuck to the sides and top of the box. How can your little love add a not-so-subtle shine to their card holder without actually using glitter? Check out these glitter-free ways to add some serious sparkle to this kids' craft. Metallic Paint You're on the hunt for an arts and crafts material that will really stick to the sides of your child's Valentine's Day card box. Instead of glitter and glue, try metallic paint. This type of tempera paint...

3 Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

Is winter ending soon--or will the cold and snow continue? Groundhog Day may just answer this question! If you're looking for a way to celebrate this season-centered day with your kiddo, take out these fun-filled family activity ideas. Groundhog Cookies Bake up a batch of groundhog-themed cookies. Choose your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use a boxed mix. Add a coating of chocolate frosting to create the groundhog's fur. Your child can use other colors of icing, sprinkles, licorice strands and other candies to "draw" a face on the cookie! Shadow Play Will the groundhog see his shadow or not?...

Lincoln’s Birthday Penny Activity for Kids

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with a crafty coin activity! Start with a few pennies and discuss the presidential face the coin contains with your child. If your little learner doesn't know much about Lincoln, read an age-appropriate children's book about the famed historical figure or do some Internet research with your kiddo. After your child learns more about Lincoln, they're ready for the art-making. Materials You'll Need for the Art Activity PenniesPaper- Choose a thin paper, such as printer paper.Optional- Extra pieces of paper. Use different thicknesses of paper to explore and experiment with the coin rubbing concept. Crayons- Unwrap the...

Faux Rose Heart Kids’ Valentine’s Day Card Craft

Your child can get crafty and send a Valentine's Day greeting that's completely heart-felt! Instead of buying ready-made cards this year, help your kiddo craft their own rose-covered version. This arts and crafts activity is perfect for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side of an old box.ScissorsMarkersRed and pink tissue paperConstruction paperClear-drying school glueA paintbrush How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a heart shape onto the cardboard. Cut the heart out. If the board is thick, you may need to cut out the shape for your young child.Cover each side of the heart...

Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for an easy Valentine's Day recipe? Your kiddos want to get creative in the kitchen. But you aren't exactly an expert baker. Now what? Instead of skipping a holiday baking session, check out these easy recipe ideas! Cut, Bake and Decorate Cookies Forget about complicated cookie dough recipes. If you don't have the time or energy to whip up a batch of your favorite cookies completely from scratch, you can always start with pre-made or refrigerated dough. Roll out the dough and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create Valentine's treats. Follow the dough's instructions for baking....

Kids’ Multi-Media Heart Collage Valentine’s Day Art Activity

Your creative kiddo can craft a heart-filled artwork to celebrate Valentine's Day! This multi-media collage project is perfect for kids in preschool and up. If you're looking for a fun-filled activity to display at your family's holiday party or give to friends as a homemade gift, read on for the how-to steps. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse an old cereal or cracker box instead of buying new board.ScissorsMarkersTissue paperTempera paintA paintbrushClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the side or front from an old cardboard box. The cardboard should have at least one plain side--without writing, print,...

Tu B’Shevat Activities for Kids

You just celebrated New Year's Day--and now it's time to mark the new year for trees! Tu B'Shevat is the Jewish holiday that is known as the new year for trees. If you're searching for a fun-filled, family-friendly way to celebrate, check out these kids' activities. Plant a Tree January isn't the best time for planting outside. But this doesn't mean you can't celebrate this holiday with a real tree. Instead of an outdoor gardening activity, try an indoor version! Choose a small potted tree and place it into a decorative planter. Don't have a decorative planter, read on for...

New Year’s Day Goal Art Activity for Kids

Help your child to set goals for the next year with this New Year's Day craft activity. Before you get to the art-making, discuss resolutions and goals. Your child may not necessarily have "resolutions," but they can create goals or objectives to accomplish in the next calendar year. Talk about what changes they want to make or what they want to do in school or another area of their life. After they create a list, they're ready to take the next step! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper- Choose a light color or white paper. This will...