Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

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...

New Year’s Eve Crafts for Kids

Celebrate New Year's Eve in a crafty way this year! If your artsy kiddo is looking for holiday projects, check out these themed ideas. Try a craft or two during the day or set up a full artwork buffet for a group of pint-sized Picassos at your NYE party. Fireworks Painting Splatter paint a festive fireworks design. Whether you plan to watch the fireworks IRL or on TV, your child can create their own paint and paper display. Start with a deep night sky blue or black piece of card stock paper or poster board. Pour small pools of brightly-hued...

New Year’s Resolution Kids’ Book Craft

What are your New Year's Resolutions? Help your children to learn more about what resolutions are--and create a few of their own! This easy holiday activity will get your kiddos thinking about their goals, objectives and more for the next year. And bonus, this New Year's Day activity doubles as an awesome art project that your family can cherish for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the sides of an old cardboard box instead of buying new boardScissorsA hole punchYarnCrayons, pencils or markersTempera paintPaintbrushesGlitter8x10-inch card stock paper How-To Steps Discuss resolutions. Help your child to...

How To Craft a Kids’ Christmas Book

Create a Christmas keepsake to cherish for years to come. Your kiddos can craft their own holiday book to chronicle this years' events. Add to the book every year, continuing on with the holiday tradition. Read on for the easy how-to steps! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the sides of an old cardboard box.8x10-inch card stock paperMarkers or crayonsA hole punchScissorsYarn How-To Book-Making Steps Place the card stock paper on top of the cardboard. Draw an outline. Repeat with a second piece of paper.Cut out the cardboard to make a cover and back of the book.Punch two...

Santa Claus Christmas Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a fun-filled way for the kiddos to celebrate the Christmas holiday? If your creative kids are into crafting, check out this Santa Claus paper bag puppet art activity! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A lunch-sized paper bagScissorsMarkers or crayonsClear-drying school glueRed and white craft feltCotton balls How-To Art-Making Steps Place the bag with the flap facing out and up towards the top.Draw Santa's face onto the bag's flap using markers or crayons.Cut a triangle out of the red felt to make Santa's hat and a large rectangle to create his coat.Glue the triangle to the...

Kids’ Thanksgiving Turkey Portrait Art

Create cute crafts for Thanksgiving. Celebrate the holiday with a turkey portrait that your pint-sized Picasso can paint! This art activity is ideal for preschoolers, kindergarten-aged children and other younger kids. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side of an old box instead of buying new board. Choose a box without lettering or damage.MarkersTempera paintsPaintbrushes Tissue paperClear-drying school glueScissors How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a turkey onto the cardboard using the markers. If your child isn't sure where to start, ask them what shapes they see in a turkey. Start with a circle or oval for the body...

Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Craft for Kids

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a kid-created turkey craft! This activity is the perfect way for your preschooler to add art into their day, while making a cute holiday decoration. Use the completed craft as a kid-created place mat, hang the art on the wall or put it on the fridge with a magnet. Not only is this easy art idea an ideal way to mark the holiday, it also helps young children to develop creativity and fine motor skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x11-inch card stock paperCrayons or markersTempera paintsPaintbrushesScissorsConstruction paperClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Start with a...

Kids’ Haunted House Halloween Craft

How can your creative kiddo turn a plain old cardboard box into a haunted Halloween house? Search your space for a used appliance, moving or large electronics box. Make sure the box is sturdy and has all four sides. After you find the just-right box for this kids' crafts, your little artist is ready to upcycle the cardboard into an imaginative haunted house! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need One large cardboard boxMarkersTempera paintPaintbrushesScissorsCard stock paperGlue sticks How-To Art-Making Steps Cover the floor/workspace with flattened cardboard or a painter's tarp to protect the surface. Open one side of the box...