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  • Entertainment and Activities
    Sand Art
    Sand Squiggles
    Sand Squiggles Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: Construction paper White craft glue 1/2 cup of sand 1 small spoon Glitter (optional) This simple project is very easy and yet cre...
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    Sand Art
    Sandy Roadway
    Sandy Roadway Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: Sand box with sand Flat spatula Small toy cars and trucks Small blocks (optional) Toy or handmade mini road signs (optional) This ...
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    10 Eco-Friendly Crafts for Earth Day
    Commemorate Earth Day on April 22 by creating some environmentally-friendly crafts that celebrate Mother Nature. They're all made out of recycled materials you can find at home or in nature, making them the perfect activity to teach your little n...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Nature Art
    Pressing Flowers
    Pressing Flowers One way to make the green seasons last is with flower crafts. Flower pressing is easy enough for anyone to do, and it offers possibilities that can challenge even the most skilled craftsperson. Flower pressing is a great way to ...
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Picture-Perfect Leaf Designs
    Picture-Perfect Leaf Designs You can make lovely designs in waxed paper in most seasons by searching for leaves from a variety of trees and plants. However, you might want to try this in the fall for vibrant colors if you live in a climate where...
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Sea Shell Symphony
    Sea Shell Symphony You can take a walk on a beach with your kids to find shells for this project, or, if that's not possible, check out your local craft store for bags of shells. This shell wind chime should be hung in a garden or on a porch whe...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Nature Art
    Winter Murals
    Winter MuralsAge: Preschool through elementaryTime: 30 minutes or moreType of activity: Nature arts-and-crafts No matter where you live, you'll get your child thinking about nature's gifts with this indoor-outdoor activity. For year-long fun, try...
    Amy McMahon
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  • Object Rubbing Art Activity for Kids
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    Object Rubbings
    Object RubbingsMaterials Black, brown, or dark blue crayons White drawing paper Directions Look around inside and outside with your child to try to find some textured surfaces on which to make rubbings. Small objects, such as coins, are good to ...
  • Snow Painting Activity for Kids
    Nature Art
    Snow Paintings
    Snow PaintingsMaterials Spray bottles Water Food coloringDirectionsUse snow as your canvas and paint a museum masterpiece! Fill spray bottles with water and drops of food coloring (the number of drops determine how bright the painting will be). S...
  • Leaf Print Art Activity for Kids
    Drawing and Painting
    Newspaper Leaf Prints
    Newspaper Leaf PrintsMaterials Assorted leaves Saucers Tempera or acrylic paints Newspaper Plastic soda bottle Directions Pour small amounts of paint into the saucers. Spread a sheet of newspaper on a flat surface. Dip each leaf in the paint ...
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    Nature Art
    Rainsticks from Recyclables
    Rainsticks from Recyclables An Arts and Crafts Activity Age: Upper Elementary and Up Time: An hour or more Type of Activity: Art Materials needed: Cardboard carpet tube (these are usually 3" to 4" in diameter. In this case, the bigger the better...
    Andrea Mulder-Slater
  • Stone Painting Activity for Kids
    Drawing and Painting
    Stone Painting
    Stone PaintingMaterials Smooth, flat stones Acrylic paints Permanent markers Paint brushes Jar of water Directions Clean and dry off the stones. Mix the paints and pour them into paper cups or muffin pans. If you are using tube paints, squeez...
  • Outdoor Sand Art Activity for Kids
    Sand Art
    Swinging Sand Art
    Swinging Sand ArtMaterials Sand Large, strong paper cup String Large sheet of brown or colored paper Liquid glue (optional) Directions This activity is best done outside. Make a hole in the bottom of the paper cup. Make another three holes ar...
  • Painting Seashell Activity for Kids
    Drawing and Painting
    Shell Paintings
    Shell PaintingsMaterials Seashells (chalkier white ones with a large, smooth inner surface work best) Acrylic paints and brushes Jar of fresh water Directions Rinse shells in fresh water. Let them dry. Paint the inside, letting each color dry b...
  • Snow Painting Activity for Kids
    Nature Art
    Snow Paintings
    Snow PaintingsMaterials Spray bottles Water Food coloringDirectionsUse snow as your canvas and paint a museum masterpiece! Fill spray bottles with water and drops of food coloring (the number of drops determine how bright the painting will be). S...
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  • Stick Weaving Craft for Kids
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    Stick Weaving
    Stick WeavingMaterials 2 straight sticks equal in diameter and length Yarn—three or four different colors Scissors Directions Bind the two sticks together in a cross shape by holding them together in one hand and taking a long piece of yarn (thi...