Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

Earth Day Activity Ideas for Families

How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day? If you’re looking for family-friendly ideas to try at home this year, check out these fun-filled kids’ holiday activities. Plant a Garden Even though the warm weather isn’t necessarily here to stay, you can start your summer garden during a spring-time Earth Day celebration. If you live in an area that may still see frost, begin gardening indoors. Choose a few different veggies to grow and start seedlings in reused paper milk containers. Simple cut the containers in half, fill the bottom with soil and sow the seeds! Recyclable Scavenger Hunt Search...

How To Make an Earth Day Journal

Help your child to learn more about the planet this Earth Day! Read books on environmentally friendly practices and then create your own. After the two of you research the planet and how people impact it, upcycle a few household items and design a special Earth Day journal to use right now and for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- reuse the front or back of an old cereal or cracker boxScissorsA hole punchFabric scrapsClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayonsRecycled paperOld child-friendly magazines How-To Art-Making Steps Build a book! Layer two pieces of cardboard together. Make sure...

Earth Day Collage Craft for Kids

Celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled art activity. Instead of buying new arts and crafts materials, reuse what you already have at home. Spend the day scavenging the house with your creative kiddo to find the just-right artsy options for this planetary project! Discuss the advantages of using found or upcycled materials with your child and ask them why this type of recycling is better for the environment. After you talk about the planet and Earth Day, get ready to craft a colorful globe collage. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Reused pieces of paperGreen, blue, and white tempera paintA...

Vernal Equinox Spring Art Activities

March 20th marks the Vernal Equinox. This day is the official start of the spring season. Celebrate the spring with a fun fun-filled family-friendly crafts! Sunny Spring Day Landscape Break out the tempera paints and a canvas. Your creative kid can paint a sunny spring landscape from memory, a book or real-life. Discuss the colors of spring and how the natural surroundings look different during this season. Spring Flowers Use tissue paper to make a garden of faux flowers. Plant the flowers in a layer of modeling clay. Press the clay onto a piece of cardboard. Cut circles of colorful...

Green and Gold Glitter St. Patrick’s Day Art

Are you looking for a creative kids’ craft to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this artsy activity that shines with a special lucky shamrock sparkle! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard-Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board.Green tempera paintA paintbrushClear-drying school glueGreen and gold glitterScissorsA marker How-To Art-Making Steps Draw an over-sized shamrock onto the cardboard. Make the shamrock as big as your child wants. If your child is struggling to create a shamrock shape, make a heart stencil or template from another piece of cardboard. Position the heart horizontally with...

3 Shamrock Art Activities for Kids

Decorate your home with a St. Patrick’s Day theme! Don’t worry if your holiday décor stash is depleted this year. Your creative kiddo can craft their own St. Patty’s decorations for this year’s family celebration. Check out these easy, artsy ideas that are perfect for kids of all ages. Shamrock Table Cloth Dress up a holiday table with this shamrock-covered covering. Reuse an old plain light-colored table cloth or a flat cotton bed sheet. Cut large-sized kitchen sponges into shamrock shapes. Draw a shamrock on the sponge with a permanent marker or use a template/stencil. Cut the shamrock out and...

Purim Mask Craft for Children

Your kids can prepare for a Purim carnival or other similar holiday celebration with a creative mask craft! This easy art project helps your child to use their imagination, build fine motor skills and so much more. Adapt the activity for children of different ages, giving your child more or less help depending on their developmental level. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side or front of a box instead of buying new board. Not only does this save you money, it also helps to save the planet!Clear-drying school glueScissorsMarkersCraft feltMasking tapeA straw How-To Art-Making Steps Draw...

President’s Day Portrait Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate President's Day with a historical portrait project. Your creative kiddo can get artsy and paint a picture of their favorite president—present or past. From preschoolers to high schoolers, this art activity is easy, fun and educational for everyone! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Markers or crayons Tempera paints Paintbrushes Cardboard or a paper plate How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a president. Help your child to research one president. Find pictures of the person from their in-office days. Depending on the time period, these may include either paintings or photos. Use the markers or crayons to draw...

Valentine’s Day Glitter Tissue Flower Craft for Kids

Kids can create Valentine's Day flowers that will last forever! Follow these simple how-to steps and craft a bouquet that your children can give to their grandparents, friends or anyone else they want to celebrate on this special day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Red, pink and white tissue paper Scissors Red and pink glitter Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush Green pipe cleaners A marker How-To Art-Making Steps Layer the tissue paper, alternating colors. This provides the perfect opportunity to teach your child about patterns. Draw a large circle with the marker. The bigger the circle, the wider or...

Valentine’s Day Heart Art Ideas for Kids

Does your artsy child enjoy anything that has to do with paper crafts? Stock up on Valentine's Day red and pink colored paper, break out the scissors and cut heart after heart after heart. With a handful of hearts or more, your child is ready to make all kinds of holiday themed art. Check out these easy Valentine's heart projects for children of all ages! Hearty Garland Punch a hole on each side of the hearts. String the shapes together with festive heart-printed, glitter-covered or red and pink ribbon. If you don't have ribbon at home, use yarn instead. Alternate...