Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Thanksgiving Turkey Finger Paint Art for Kids

Are you looking for a fun-filled, creative art activity that your toddler can try? Do you want an idea that's also Thanksgiving Day themed? If you're not sure where to start, this textured finger painting idea is an easy (but messy) option to try for the holiday. And bonus, it also doubles as a sensory science exploration too. Art Materials You'll Need Finger paint in fall colors (brown, yellow, red and orange) Colorful craft sand (also in fall colors) Gold or orange glitter Soft modeling clay Poster board or card stock paper Scissors (for you) Glue or a glue stick...

Easy Tahnksgiving Activity Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy

What are your kiddos doing while you're busy in the kitchen cooking Thanksgiving dinner? If you're looking for a way to keep your children busy on the holiday, check out these easy art activities with a Thanksgiving theme! Pilgrim Puppets Turn paper bags into pilgrim puppets. Give the kids crayons or markers, black and white construction paper, scissors, a glue stick and lunch-sized paper bags. Turn the flat bags so that the flap faces out and up. Your child can draw a face on the flap, collage paper onto the bag to create clothes and make a hat with more...

Veteran’s Day Art Ideas for Children

Help your child to better understand the importance of Veteran's Day with a few easy-to-understand activities. Younger children may have a difficult time grasping the concept of military service. But that doesn't mean they can't celebrate veterans and everything they've done and continue to do. If you're on the lookout for a way to help your child understand the meaning of this special day, check out these kid-friendly activity ideas. Draw a Portrait Research veterans in books and online. Discuss military service and find pictures of veterans from different eras. Your child can pick a picture and draw it in...

Thanksgiving Turkey Themed Art Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a turkey themed craft for kids? With Thanksgiving on the horizon, these artsy ideas provide the perfect outlet for creative kids to celebrate the holiday. Turkey Tracings This easy art activity only requires crayons, paper and your child's hand. Have your child open their hand and stretch their fingers out wide. Place their hand on a blank piece of paper and trace it with a crayon. Now your child is ready to decorate the hand, turning it into a Thanksgiving turkey. Draw eyes and a beak on the thumb and feathers on the fingers. Turkey Table...

World Diabetes Day Poster Project for Kids

Whether your child has diabetes or not, they can still help to raise awareness for the chronic condition on World Diabetes Day. How can your child help? A poster drawing campaign is an easy way to spread the word and help raise awareness of type 1 or type 2 diabetes. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy-to-follow steps. Choose a Size The larger the poster, the more likely it is that people will notice it. A larger piece of poster board or similarly sized paper is your child's best bet for this project. Your child can...

Halloween Paper Bag Puppet Art Activity for Kids

Create cute Halloween puppets to celebrate the holiday and fill your child's day with plenty of pretend play. These easy kids' crafts is perfect for preschoolers. If you have older children adapt the craft, making it more complex for your kids' ages. Art Materials You'll Need Lunch-sized paper bags Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Scissors Markers Googley eyes Construction paper How-To Art-Making Steps Place the bag flat on the work surface with the flap facing the top and out. Choose a Halloween character to create. Your child can select a spooky ghost, a vampire bat (or just a vampire), a...

Kids’ Fruit Crafts for Sukkot

Celebrate Sukkot with a kids' craft project. These artsy explorations help your child to better understand the holiday, spend time with the family and experiment with different art-making processes. Paper Mache Fruit Decorate the sukkah with pretty paper mache fruit. Blow up balloons, cut strips of construction paper and mix up a batch of your favorite paper mache paste recipe (or use a store-bought paste from a craft supply store). Dip the strips into the paste and cover the balloons. After the paste dries, paint the paper mache to turn the spheres into apples, oranges, limes, lemons and other types...

World Teacher’s Day Book Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with a kid-created book-style greeting card. This card will show your child's teacher just how much your family cares about them. Add in a book-making activity and you have the perfect art activity for your preschooler or older child! Craft Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front or back of a cereal or cracker box) Construction paper Hole punch Yarn Scissors Markers A glue stick Photos (of your child, their school class and the teacher) How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a shape for the book. Try a traditional rectangle or square shape or go with a round...

Sukkot Kids’ Fruit Craft

Celebrate Sukkot with a fun family craft! Decorate the sukkah with faux fruit that your kiddo creates using paper. These holiday garlands are easy to make, perfect for kids of all ages and a perfect way to spend some quality time together. Craft Materials You'll Need Construction paper Paper mache paste (you can make your own with clear-drying school glue and water- mix until it feels like a thick paste). Balloons Scissors Yarn Green tissue paper How To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into strips. Use apple colors, such as red, yellow and green. Blow up the balloons. Make as...

World Tourism Day Globe Book Art for Kids

September 27 is World Tourism Day. Celebrate this special day with your kids by creating a global tourist book! Even if you can't go on a world tour right now, your children can dream about the day when they can. Get artsy and imaginative as the family makes this holiday-themed craft. Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front and back of an old cereal or cracker box) Hole punch Yarn Scissors Construction paper Markers, crayons or colored pencils How To Art-Making Steps Cut the cardboard and paper into globe circles shapes. Size the board and paper (your child will use...