1293 results found for Crafts for Kids.

Updated: April 22, 2022

Mardi Gras Masks

Mardi Gras Masks

Age: Preschool through elementary
Time: 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 these supplies on hand for kids to make their own masks to take home.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

What Do Your Top 3 Emojis Say About You?

Diverse people holding emoji masks over face

What goes around comes around and that’s true for ancient hieroglyphics because let’s face it, emojis are the modern-day hieroglyph, right? They’re perfect to get a message across quickly plus they save you from those epic microphone speech-to-text fails, peppered with unintended words that may make you blush. Emojis are usually safe, cute, and can pack more meaning in their little images than words often can.

by: Ford Seeman

5 Ways to Get Kids to Care About the Environment

5 ways to get kids to appreciate environmental awareness

For many years we’ve been on the losing end of climate change. An unexpected byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, our planet has seen some improvements it hasn’t seen in decades. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee the gains made will continue as stay-at-home orders around the world are eased.

More: 10 Eco-Friendly Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Kwanzaa Calendar

Kwanzaa Calendar

Count down the days of Kwanzaa with a customized calendar that marks off the special events and celebrations surrounding this season. The special event pieces are made of felt so the kids can easily stick them to the felt calendar on the appropriate day without using adhesive. You can use the calendar year after year, with new pieces added as desired. This calendar begins two weeks before Kwanzaa and ends one week after Kwanzaa to include the pre-Kwanzaa preparation and the final day itself—January 1.

Level: Moderately easy

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by: Christine Dvornik

New Year's Noisemakers

New Year's Noisemakers

Noisemaker
Age: All ages
Time: An hour or more
Type of Activity: Arts and crafts

Whether your kids stay up 'til the ball drops, they can take part in the festivities by making these noisy party favors.

Materials Needed:

  • Empty soda can
  • Heavy cardboard paper
  • Dried seeds (sunflower seeds work best)
  • Colored paper
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Stickers
  • Crayons
  • Markers

    What to do:

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    Updated: September 6, 2021

    5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids The First Week of School

    mom asking daughter questions about school

    The time has come to bid farewell to summer and get back into the swing of things with a brand new school year. A mix of emotions surrounding the start of the new year are sure to surface, and as a parent, checking in with your child is imperative. 

    Here is a list of five questions parents should ask their kids during the first week to get a sense of how it’s going and any issues that might arise.

    by: Alvin Poussaint, M.D.

    Obesity Among Children

    Obesity Among Children

    Obesity Epidemic
    It's not "cool" to be fat, but that has not prevented an obesityepidemic from occurring among America's youth. Childhood obesity increased from 5 percent in 1964 to about 13 percent in 1994. Today, it is about 20 percent – and rising.

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    Updated: May 29, 2020

    5 Ways Kids Can Stay Connected and Social While Social Distancing

    5 ways to keep kids connected and social during social distancing

    In these unprecedented times, we are all dealing with the effects of social distancing. Though we know it is absolutely essential to stay home whenever possible during this global pandemic, the physical distance from friends and loved ones can be extremely difficult for people of all ages to deal with. Children are not immune to this experience. Whether children are expressing it or not, they do need interactions with others for the sake of their social emotional health.

    Delightful Dragons

    Delightful Dragons

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year by making these fun dragon puppets out of paper plates and foam sheets. You could make several interesting creatures and let the kids put on a puppet show for some after-dinner entertainment.

    Level: Easy

    Time involved: One to two hours

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    Updated: May 15, 2019

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    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:

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    Updated: January 25, 2022

    6 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Little One From Amazon Prime

    mom giving kids valentines day gifts

    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

    If you're a busy parent, you know that you're not going to have time to bake or craft your child a Valentine's Day gift this year. Enter Amazon Prime!

    Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts

    homeschooled girl works on school assignments

    Social Skills and Homeschooling:
    Myths and Facts

    Isabel Shaw

     

    The Debate


    I've heard it a hundred times. If you're thinking about homeschooling, it probably troubles you. "What about socialization?" is the major homeschooling question people have about a homeschooling lifestyle.

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    by: Erin Dower

    12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's Birthday

    12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's Birthday

    Planning a picture-perfect, creative, straight-off-of-Pinterest birthday for your child is so last year (not to mention LOTS of work). The most meaningful and lasting birthday memories can come from simple gestures you repeat each year to make your child feel special.

    Resist the urge to go overboard and try one or two of these easy birthday traditions for your child. We promise they'll be thrilled!


    Top 5 Best and Worst Gifts for Babies First Birthday

    Check out the best and worst presents for a first birthday party.

     

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    Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

    Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

    Paper Tigers

    Just like gift boxes and bags, wrapping paper doesn't have to be humdrum, either. Here are some inventive ideas for either creating your own wrapping papers or using paper materials you have on hand in new ways:

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    Updated: February 12, 2020

    5 Thanksgiving Dinner Table Topics That Don't Involve Politics, Religion, Or Your Ex

    thanksgiving dinner table

    We all know we should stay away from controversial topics at the dinner table, especially during the holidays. (Many of us learned that lesson during the election.) But, somehow they always work their way into the conversation. There’s always one family member who won’t stop talking about the latest White House memo, or trying to push his own political agenda.

    Updated: August 8, 2019

    3 Tips for a Stress-Free School Morning Routine

    dad dropping kids off at school

    Back-to-school season is upon us. If anyone else is wondering where summer went, I totally get it. Seems like just yesterday we were making our summer bucket list and checking it twice, now we are crossing off items on our back-to-school list. Sigh. 

    But, have no fear. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to get you up to super mom speed and have you nailing those busy school mornings with ease.

    Updated: May 15, 2019

    Homeschooling on a Budget

    Homeschooling on a Budget

    You Really Can Do It
    Most parents believe educating their children is an expensive proposition. According to The Homeschooling Book of Answers, public schools spend nearly $7,000 per pupil per year. What if I told you there were families providing an excellent education for their homeschooled child for $50 per year? And even for those of us who splurge on a few beautiful books occasionally, we can easily manage to keep our total expenses under $200 a year. Sound impossible? Here's how:

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