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Paper Teepee Decorations for Thanksgiving

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… Continue Reading →

Cardboard Tube Ghouls for Halloween

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… Continue Reading →

Decorated Composition Notebooks for Back to School

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… Continue Reading →

Make a Parade Stick from Duct Tape

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… Continue Reading →

Paint a Watermelon Fan for Summer

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… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Farm Critters

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… Continue Reading →

Create a Mosaic Earth for Earth Day

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… Continue Reading →

It’s Raining Rainbows

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,… Continue Reading →

Get Creative with These Robot Valentines

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… Continue Reading →

Craft Some Snowman Magnets for Winter

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… Continue Reading →

Glittered Craft Stick Star of David

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,… Continue Reading →

Glitter CD Snowman

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… Continue Reading →

Fingerprint Turkey Napkin Rings

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:… Continue Reading →

Halloween Paper Bag Puppets

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… Continue Reading →

Leaf People Finger Puppets

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… Continue Reading →

Back to School: Locker Pencil Holder

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… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Paper Plate Frisbees

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… Continue Reading →

Twirling Paper Ladybugs

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… Continue Reading →

Paper Plate Tropical Fish

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… Continue Reading →

Miniature Flower Pots for Spring

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… Continue Reading →

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