Posts Tagged "kids’ crafts"

DIY Easter Holiday Decor for Kids

As the winter weather winds down and the spring sun starts shining, the Easter holiday gets closer. If you're looking for a creative way to decorate your home for the holiday, without spending too much, check out these easy kid-created Easter art activity ideas! Easter Garland Trace a bunny face onto card stock paper, using several different pastel colors. Use a stencil, cookie cutter or your own template (draw the bunny onto cardboard and cut it out). Your child can cut the bunny tracings out, punch two holes in the paper (one on each side) and tie the rabbits together...

Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids

Even though Mardi Gras celebrations may seem more like adult activities, you can mark this holiday with your family too. Celebrate with a  cute craft that kids of all ages can make. Get the whole family in on the artsy action, creating together for the holiday. Mardi Gras Beads This is an easy-to-make activity, that can also help kids to work on their fine motor skills. Simply start with a piece of yarn. Tie a knot at one end, then start stringing beads. When you get to the end, loop the necklace together and tie it tight. Repeat to make...

Read Across America Day Book Cover Art Activity

March 2nd marks Read Across America Day. It's also Dr. Seuess's birthday. Celebrate this day with a Seuss-inspired art activity! Your creative kiddo can craft book covers for each of their favorite reads—by the beloved author of course. They can make a multi-media collage, using everything from felt and paper to paint and crayons. Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front and back of an old cereal or cracker box) Scissors Markers Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Construction paper Crayons Tempera paint Paintbrushes How-To Steps Cut a book cover-shaped piece of cardboard (rectangle). Create the design. Your child can re-create...

Valentine’s Day Glitter Activities for Kids

Celebrate with sparkles! If your kiddos love glitter (which they most likely do), then these Valentine's Day kids' art activities are perfect. Whether your little loves want to make heartfelt cards, decorate the house for the holiday or are just looking for a themed way to craft, check out these easy ideas. Glitter Heart Start with a plain piece of 8x10-inch card stock paper. Fold it in half. Your child can draw half a heart, starting at the center. Cut the shape out and open it completely. Paint the entire front of the heart with clear-drying school glue. Now it's...

Preschool Portrait Project for Lincoln’s Birthday

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with a portrait project for your preschooler. Introduce President Lincoln to your young learner with picture books, stories and child-friendly articles online. After a brief historical discussion, show your child pictures of the former president. Ask your child to describe Abraham Lincoln. Talk about what they need to create a portrait of him and how they'll start the drawing process. Materials You'll Need Card stock or construction paper Crayons or markers Cardboard Scissors How-To Instructions Start with a geometry lesson. Cut out an oval, a square and other shapes from the cardboard. Give the shapes to your...

Valentine’s Day Kids’ Card Crafts

Forget about pricey store-bought Valentine's Day cards this year. Your child can craft their own loving greetings at home instead. These kid-created cards are easy to make and fun for the family to open. Hand them out to grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles or anyone else on your Valentine's Day list! Easy-to-Make Hearts Fold a piece of red or pink card stock in half. Starting at the center, draw half a heart — extending outwards. Keeping the paper folded, cut the heart out. Open it and have your kiddo decorate the shape however they want. Use paints, crayons, markers, glitter, sequins...

Martin Luther King Jr. Visual Timeline Activity for Kids

Help your child to better understand the contributions of one of the most historical significant Americans on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Make a timeline of Dr. King's life, adding pictures to create a visual biography. This activity is perfect for kids in kindergarten through grade school. Conduct Background Research Start with some research, reading books about Dr. King or finding fact-based articles on the internet. Take note of points in time that are memorable, historical or in some other way significant. Have your child write the dates and something special about them. Younger children may only have the writing...

Glitter New Year’s Crafts for Kids

New Year's and glitter go hand-in-hand. Whether you're tossing glitter-coated confetti at midnight or decking out the house sparkling decor, New Year's Eve is the perfect time to add an extra shine! How can you use sparkles in a crafty way during the holiday season? Check out these glitter-filled kids' activities for New Year's. Glitter Balloons Decorate your home with sparkling balloons. Blow up a few balloons. To add an extra shine, use metallic silver or gold hues. Paint the inflated balloons with a wash of clear-drying school glue. Don't worry about covering the entire balloon — that is, unless...

Kids’ Christmas Thank You Cards

Holiday greeting aren't the only Christmas cards your kiddo can craft. After "Santa" is done gifting your child with presents, it's time to send heartfelt thank you's. Don't worry. If your tot still believes in the magic of Santa, you don't have to ruin the illusion by asking them to write a thank you to grandma or grandpa. Instead, have them send thank you notes to Santa! You can send these off to the North Pole — or just give them to the real gift-givers! Materials You'll Need Card stock paper Scissors Markers or crayons Finger paints or tempera paints...

New Year’s Eve Noisemaker Craft

It's New Year's Eve! And that means it's time to celebrate. Get crafty with the kiddos and create these child-friendly noise makers. Not only can the kids ring in the New Year with their DIY noisemakers, but this also doubles as an easy art activity that keeps the little ones busy at a holiday party. Check out the how-to steps for instructions on how to craft your own noisemakers. Materials You'll Need Cardboard tubes- reuse old paper towel roll tubes Scissors Wax paper Elastics/rubber bands Dried beans or rice Markers Glitter Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush How-To Steps Cut each...