Paper Plate President’s Day Mask Craft for Kids

Celebrate President's Day with a cute and creative costume craft for kids! Your kiddo can make their very own Abraham Lincoln, George Washington or other favorite president mask with a few everyday art materials. This kids' craft is perfect for preschoolers and young elementary school-aged children. Check out the easy how-to steps that can help your little one to mark this important day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A dinner-sized paper plateA wide craft stickMasking tapeMarkersScissorsYarnClear-drying school glueCard stock paper How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the center part out of the plate. This should leave a ring large enough to...

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Leftover Recipes for Kids

What should you do with your leftover Valentine's Day chocolate? If your family has more chocolate hearts, bars or blocks than you know what to do with, check out these easy ideas! Valentine's S'mores Stack the chocolate hearts in between two graham crackers, add a marshmallow and heat until the stacker melts. Sprinkle on pink and red crystal sugar for a festive holiday look. Cute Cupcakes Bake up a batch of your fam's fave cupcakes. Let the kiddos frost the cooled cakes with white, pink or red icing. After the cupcakes are complete, add the chocolate hearts or pieces to...

Upcycled Mardi Gras Mask Craft for Kids

Make your own Mardi Gras mask with recycled materials! Help your child to learn more about the environment, while celebrating a holiday. This easy, artsy idea is perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners and older children. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Search your home for cardboard sources to upcycle. Use cereal boxes, cracker boxes, shoe boxes or any other similar source. Old gift wrap- Gather together scraps or used older gift wrap sheets. These could include solid colors, patterns or holiday prints.Recycled straws or chop sticksScissorsMarkersClear-drying school glueMasking tape How-To Mask-Making Steps Draw a mask-shaped design onto the cardboard. Your...

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....