Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Easter Bunny Sock Puppet Kids’ Craft

How can your creative kiddos turn a pair of socks into Easter bunny puppets? Put on your own holiday pretend play with these cute upcycled kids' crafts. Follow the easy how-to steps to create your own cast of characters, starring the Easter bunny himself! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Socks Card stock paper or blank index cards Scissors Tape Clear-drying school glue Markers Googley eyes How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into two long ovals to make the Easter bunny's ears. Attach the ears to the top of the sock. Cut two small slits in the top of the...

Upcycled Paper Passover Afikomen Bag Craft for Kids

A hide and seek style game with the Afikomen is one of the best parts of Passover for many young children. What should you do if you don't already have a special Afikomen bag at home? Don't worry. Your creative kiddos can craft their own—using items you probably already have at home! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need  Paper- If you have construction paper or card stock, use these colorful pieces. But if you don't have any on hand, reuse old worksheets or flyers.  A hole punch  Yarn- If you don't have yarn at home, upcycle old fabric items and...

Easter Bunny Ear Headband Craft for Kids

Easter is still weeks away. But that doesn't mean your creative kiddo can't get crafting. If your child is looking for an Easter themed art activity, check out this bunny ear headband hat idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Card stock paper Scissors Crayons Masking tape Cotton balls Clear-drying school glue Art-Making How-To Steps Make the headband. Position an 8x10-inch piece of construction paper horizontally. Cut a two- to three-inch tall strip. Cut a second strip from the same piece of paper. Tape the pieces of paper together at one end. Measure the paper strips to fit...

St. Patrick’s Day Felt Rainbow Kids’ Craft

Are you looking for a cute kids' craft to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? This easy-to-make felt rainbow art activity can help your young child develop fine motor skills, learn about colors, problem solve and get creative. And the best part is, this craft is totally reusable. This means your child can create, take apart the rainbow and then start over again any time after the holiday. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 1 8x10-inch or larger piece of white craft felt Cardboard- reuse an old box Scissors Colorful craft felt- choose one piece in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and...

Upcycled Purim Grogger Craft for Kids

Celebrate Purim with a homemade grogger. These noisemakers aren't something you necessarily need to buy for your kiddo. Instead, get crafty and create your own! With a few simple how-to steps and your pick of upcycled materials, your child will create their own artsy noisemaker to use for this holiday—and every day after. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 2 yogurt-sized plastic cups (thoroughly washed and dried) 1 dozen plastic toy building bricks pieces (upcycle old bricks your child no longer uses or the leftover odds and ends that don't fit with their current sets) 2 popsicle sticks Duct tape...

Easy Mardi Gras Mask Craft for Kids

Get creative with the kids and make your own Mardi Gras masks! These artsy activity is more than just a holiday celebration. Along with learning about Mardi Grad, your child can build fine motor skills, develop color and shape recognition, explore through their senses and exercise their ever-expanding imagination. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Paper plates Crayons Scissors Clear-drying school glue A hole punch Thin ribbon Craft feathers Sequins How To Art-Making Steps Draw the mask shape onto the paper plate. Use the entire with of the plate. Your child can create an oval, a butterfly design or any...

President’s Day Puppet Project for Preschoolers

Are you looking for a crafty way to celebrate President's Day with your preschooler? Your creative kiddo can get artsy with an easy puppet-making activity. With a few simple materials your child can magically transform plain paper plates into presidential puppets. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Paper plates Card stock paper (8x10-inch sheets) Clear-drying school glue Masking tape Thick craft sticks Markers or crayons Scissors How To Art-Making Steps Pick a president. If your child doesn't know exactly what the president looks like, look through books or find images/portraits online. Your child can draw the president's face onto the...

Valentine’s Day Box Craft Ideas for Kids

Does your child still need to decorate their Valentine's Day card box for a school holiday party? If they're not sure where to start, check out these artsy ideas for crafty Valentine's creations. Pattern Play Create a pattern-covered box using stripes, polka dots or holiday-themed hearts. Cut a slit (for the cards) at the top of an old shoe box. Cover the box with white, pink or red paper. Leave space or cut a second hole for the slit. Use markers, crayons, or tempera paints to add a playful pattern in Valentine's colors. Add red and purple alternating stripes, dot...

Tu B’ Shevat Recycled Cardboard Tree Art for Kids

Does the cold February weather make it tricky, if not impossible, for your child to plant a tree in honor of Tu B' Shevat? Even though the ground is frozen and the mercury has dipped too low to support a sapling's growth, you can still celebrate the Jewish "new year for trees." This easy kids' art activity gives your child the chance to design and craft their own tree—without having to brave the cold! Art Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Instead of buying new board, save money (and the environment) with an upcycled box. Scissors Markers Tempera paints- Green and brown...

Valentine’s Day Alphabet Heart Card Art for Preschoolers

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a heartfelt greeting. Instead of a store-bought card, your child can craft their own artsy version. This holiday activity is perfect for young preschoolers who are just beginning to explore art, build fine motor skills and learn about letters. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Safety scissors Crayons Letter stencils- if you don't want to buy letter stencils you can make your own (bubble letters) using scrap cardboard and scissors. How To Valentine's Card Art Steps Fold an 8x11-inch piece of white or light pink construction paper in half, book style. Help your child...