• Cardboard Worm Puppet Activity for Kids
    Masks and Puppets
    Wiggle Worm
    Wiggle WormMaterials String or twine Foam plastic egg carton Toilet paper cardboard tubes Scotch tape Paints Paint brushes Directions Paint the cardboard tubes with different colors and let them dry. Cut out two sections from the egg carton ...
  • Steamer Halloween Mask for Kids
    Masks and Puppets
    Streamer Munchkin
    Streamer MunchkinMaterials Large paper bag White glue Ribbons, yarn, colored string Crayons Colored paper Directions Place bag over your child's head and mark where his eyes and armholes are located with crayons. Remove the bag and cut out th...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Easter Activities and Crafts
    Bunny Game
    Bunny GameThis game is fun for two or more players. Materials Scissors Glue Pink, white, and black construction paper Clear contact paper DieDirections Cut one set of the following shapes from construction paper for each player: one white bunny h...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    People Puppets
    People PuppetsMaterials Photos of family members Glue or tape Clear contact paper Popsicle sticks Directions Use glue or tape to attach a Popsicle stick to the back of a photograph. Cover with clear contact paper for an instant puppet. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Easter Activities and Crafts
    Easter Bunny Mask
    Easter Bunny MaskMaterials Paper plate Scissors Pink construction paper Glue Pink or white pipe cleaners Yarn Hole punch Directions Turn a paper plate into a bunny mask. Hold the plate against your child's face and mark where the eyes and nose ho...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Masks and Puppets
    Egg Carton Butterfly
    Egg Carton ButterflyMaterials Cardboard egg carton Scissors Tempera paints Paintbrush Pipe cleaners Construction paper Markers Stapler Directions Cut an egg carton in half lengthwise, then cut one of the halves in half again, lengthwise. Turn one...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Activities for Preschoolers
    Palm and Finger Puppets
    Palm and Finger PuppetsMaterials Washable markersDirections Using washable markers, draw a face on the palm of your child's hand, or draw small faces on the pads of each finger so that the puppets can "talk" to each other. Draw puppets on your ow...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Mardi Gras
    Mardi Gras Masks
    Mardi Gras Masks Age: Preschool through elementaryTime: An afternoon Type of activity: Arts and Crafts Before the party, spend an afternoon -- or two -- making enough masks for all your Mardi Gras revelers. Or get everyone in on the fun: Keep th...
    Jill Dvornik