So often we turn to the traditional turkey craft when it comes to Thanksgiving and our kids. As we and our schools teach our children about the Thanksgiving holiday, kids learn that the American Indian played an integral part, yet we still tend to craft more with turkeys. Today I’ll show you how to make […]

With Halloween creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking about fun and easy crafts you can do with your kids. You’ll love this craft because of its simplicity, and gosh, they are just too cute too! These would make fun napkin holders for a Halloween party, or just display them on a shelf. […]

It’s August and that means it’s time to start thinking about back to school supplies. As your elementary aged children get older, one of the things you’ll see on their supply lists are composition notebooks. You can get them just about anywhere, discount department stores, office supply stores and yes, even the dollar store. They […]

Colorful duct tape has become quite the popular craft medium in the last several years, and for good reason! it’s easy to work with and the finished product is usually pretty durable. This parade stick can be made now, used for the fourth of July parade, then pulled out again for any other parade your […]

Ahh watermelons! They just speak summer don’t they? Summer days are hot and muggy and sometimes you need a little help cooling off. Make this fun fan from a paper plate and a jumbo craft stick to keep yourself cool in summer style. A great craft project for a watermelon themed birthday party! To make […]

When we think of spring we think of new life and nature. On the farm there’s all sorts of new life in the spring. Baby chicks are hatching, piglets are born, calves are by their mama’s sides and cute farm babies are abundant. Children love farm animals, so why not put together these craft stick […]

Earth Day is April 22nd, so now is a great time to teach your kids about the importance of recycling, keeping the earth clean, and making responsible environmental decisions. To celebrate Earth Day, we are going to make this mosaic earth. When you’re finished you can hang it on your door to show your awareness […]

It’s Raining Rainbows

by Amanda on March 5, 2012

Everyone knows that March is the month that we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. For kids that means leprechaun traps, pots of gold and plenty of rainbows! To celebrate not only that green tinted holiday but also the coming of spring, we are going to make some rainbow raindrops to hang on the wall! For this […]

The best thing about robots is they can be tailored for both boys and girls. They are easy for little ones because you can construct them from simple shapes such as squares, circles, rectangles and ovals. Embellishing them a bit gives school age children a chance to express their creativity and give their robots character. […]

While snowmen are very popular around Christmastime, they actually make the perfect craft subject for January! Aside from New Year’s and Martin Luther King Jr. day, January has no other truly crafty holidays. Until Valentine’s Day rolls around in a month or so, we can have fun with snowflakes, snowmen and other winter themed craft […]

Looking for a fun project to make with your kids this Hanukkah? Here’s a sparkly Star of David made from craft sticks, yarn and glitter they will love to create and display! All dressed up in shiny blue and white, this pretty ornament is perfect for your front door. Supplies you will need for this […]

Glitter CD Snowman

by Amanda on December 5, 2011

Kids love glitter (heck, so do adults!), and recycling is always a great way to create kid’s crafts, So why not try this cute glittery snowman made from a recycled CD. This would make a perfect ornament too by adding a ribbon hanger or gluing a magnet to the back and hang on the fridge! […]

Need a fun project for Thanksgiving? These adorable little turkey napkin rings are made using your child’s fingerprints! Personalize each one and they’ll double as place cards too. These will look adorable on your holiday table! Supplies you will need: Card stock Acrylic paints in fall colors plus black and white Small paintbrush Toothpick Scissors […]

Halloween Paper Bag Puppets

by Amanda on October 3, 2011

Paper bag puppets are classic, so why not make some for Halloween? You can vary the faces from scary to happy, depending on the age group or sensitivity of your child. I’ve used simple supplies so that you can make these today with your kids! Supplies you will need for Halloween paper bag puppets: Brown […]

Leaf People Finger Puppets

by Amanda on September 6, 2011

Fall is the perfect time to get outside with your kids and stock up on the free craft supplies that Mother Nature provides for you. Collect twigs, pine cones, acorns and bark that has come off of branches or tree trunks. Leaves on the other hand have a limited crafting life. Because a leaf is […]

This project takes almost no time to put together and is the perfect little organizing tool for your school locker. A great back to school project, it keeps your pens and pencils in the same place for easy access. When the school year ends, simply take it with you and save it for next year! […]

Summer means spending time outside enjoying the nice weather and hanging out with friends. Sit down and make these fun frisbees from paper plates, and even on days when it’s too hot, you can play a summertime game! Because these frisbees are made from paper plates, they are reasonably safe to use inside and are […]

Ahhh, summer breezes, playing outside, soaking up the sunshine and… ladybugs! These fun ladybugs are full of color and a great way to dress up a birthday party, a child’s bedroom, or even a back porch. Watch them twirl in the breeze on a warm summer day. To get the effect of these cute twirling […]

I remember going to the doctor’s office when I was a kid and staring in wonderment at all the beautiful fish in their salt water fish tank. I would go home and draw fish and color them with bright, pretty colors, just like in the aquarium. Now, you and your kids can make your own […]

In the past I have made many different hat crafts using foam cups that I shrank in the oven. Yes, much like a Shrinky Dink! However, because shrinking the cups isn’t an exact science, there are often some misshapen hats with curled up brims. Instead of tossing those into the garbage as a failure, I’ve […]

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