1293 results found for Crafts for Kids.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Bubble Art

Bubble Art

Age: 3 and up
Time: 20 minutes
Type of Activity: Arts and Crafts for Kids

Are you always telling your kids not to blow bubbles in their drinks and to take their soap bubbles outside? This art activity has them blowing like crazy to create tons of unique pictures for everyone!

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Squashing Summer Boredom

Squashing Summer Boredom

Do your kids spend the summers moping around the house, watching television and complaining of boredom? Put an end to summer sluggishness by providing your children with activities and ideas that will get them motivated and moving. Squash summer boredom and have a wonderful season!

Culinary Projects

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by: Christine Dvornik

Shoe-print-asaurus

Shoe-print-asaurus

Age: Preschool and up
Time: An hour or more
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts

Dinosaurs are always a big hit with kids. Help your child make his very own dino.

Materials needed:
· Multi-colored construction paper (several sheets)
· Scissors
· Glue
· Pencil
· Other decorative materials (broken pieces of pasta, glitter, markers...)

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Homeschooling Two or More Children

Homeschooling Two or More Children

Isabel Shaw

If you're new to homeschooling, or if you have a second child on the way, you may find the prospect of teaching more than one child daunting. You may wonder, "How will I keep both kids on task? How will I keep my toddler busy when I'm working with my older child? And how will I stop them from spending every waking moment fighting with each other?"

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Updated: October 21, 2020

8 Alternatives to Trick or Treating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

8 Trick or Treat Alternatives for 2020

October has arrived, and families have one of the most exciting holidays for kids to look forward to at the end of this month, Halloween! Yes, we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, but that also means that families are in need of some normalcy and SAFE fun more than ever.

More: 14 COVID Masks that Can Be Worn as a Halloween Costume for Kids

7 Leprechaun Traps to Make for St. Patrick's Day

four-leaf-clover

Catching a leprechaun sure can be tricky! We've rounded up our favorite leprechaun traps from Pinterest — have some fun this St. Patrick's Day by creating one with your kids! Plus, make sure to check out our Pinterest board to see all of the creative submissions we received for our annual leprechaun trap contest, and find even more ideas to create your own trap!

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Crafts for Every Holiday

Easter

Easter: March or April

Bet You Didn't Know

St. Patrick's Day isn't really a holiday originating in Ireland, but one that began in America; it's celebrated by people of Irish descent — and anyone who wants to join in.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

8 Awesome Activities to Fight Cabin Fever

Snowmand Holding Bouquet of Sticks

Not another snow day! When cabin fever sets in, it helps to have an arsenal of age-appropriate activities to keep your kids occupied (and your sanity intact!).

Indoor activities

When the weather is fine and you actually have some free time, stock up on dollar store items like markers, stencils, and clay. Things your kids may never touch when they can do anything they please suddenly become more attractive on a snow day.

Updated: May 15, 2019

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Halloween Treats: Recipes for Kids

Halloween Treats: Recipes for Kids

'Tis the season for tricking-or-treating. If your family has that spooky spirit, they'll go for these delectably disgusting Halloween treats.

The Spurting Spider

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Updated: December 18, 2019

How to Have a Minimalist Christmas with Kids

close-up of a minimalist Christmas tree

Having a minimalist Christmas has become a goal for many parents, and for those parents who are not quite ready to go with a minimalist approach, there still seems to be interest in downsizing the overall gift-giving experience. There are many substantial reasons to attempt a more minimalist approach this Christmas. The benefits impact your children, the earth, and your wallet for the better.

More: Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Updated: March 2, 2021

8 Days of Hanukkah Gifts for Kids

kids lighting Hanukkah menorah

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So you have eight nights of gift giving to contend with and don't even know where to begin? Hanukkah is a perfect time to choose gifts that the whole family can participate in to make the most of the family aspect of the holiday.

Updated: July 11, 2019

Homemade Snow Globe

Homemade Snow Globe

Why pay big bucks for a snow globe when you and your kids can design your own for pennies? It's simple to transform a plain glass jar into a winter wonderland scene created to your specifications. You might want to make several scenes, one for each of the bedrooms.

Level: Easy

Time involved: One to two hours

Materials:

  • Old jars with lids (Mason jars, peanut butter jars, and baby-food jars work well.)

  • Glue gun

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Thankful Thanksgiving Tablecloth

Thankful Thanksgiving Tablecloth

Age: All ages
Time: 30 minutes or more
Type of activity: Arts-and-crafts

This project is a great way to incorporate the true meaning of Thanksgiving into your holiday celebration. Your kids can start it now and keep adding to it throughout the holiday season. Why not make it a yearly family tradition?

Materials needed:

  • White tablecloth
  • Felt tip pens

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by: Christine Dvornik

Sand Art

Sand Art

Age: Preschool through elementary
Time: An afternoon
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts

This activity lets you put the sand your kids drag home from the beach or park to good use!

Materials Needed:
· Sand
· A tray; an old cookie sheet; or a large, flat bowl
· Plaster of Paris
· Tempra paints (any color)
· Paintbrushes

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Updated: March 26, 2020

Introducing The Prepared Parent

mom checking email with daughter

You probably never thought you would be a teacher (especially for your own kids), but that’s the reality for many of us right now. This unprecedented epidemic has turned all of our lives upside down, and for the first time ever you may find yourself making lesson plans, looking for math worksheets, and wondering why your kids won’t do the homework. Oh, and you are also trying to work from home, shower (or at least dry shampoo), get dinner on the table, and maintain a normal schedule (we’ve got tips for that here).

Parenting as Partners: Family Vacations

Parenting as Partners: Family Vacations

Think Twice

Don't assume that what is fun for the two of you will be fun for your children. If you consider your children's needs when you make your vacation plans, then the whole family will have a good time.

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