Whether you speak Spanish or just aspire to, celebrating Christmas in a second language makes those of us raising multicultural families giddy with excitement. Banners in Spanish can be hard to find or customize, but making your own with these simple DIY block letters is a great way to spend an afternoon with the kids, […]
Building blocks are a great tool to encourage creativity and build motor skills. You can make these colorful logs yourself out of nothing more than your recycled toilet paper or paper towel cardboard tubes! Start by painting all the rolls fun colors. Once the rolls are dry cut out a notch on one or both […]
What’s an artbot? It’s a cute, funny, unpredictable, made-by-kids way to encourage creativity! Check out how recycled materials, a few markers and one tiny motor can create a great learning experience for kids.
I think it’s a safe assumption to make that if you have kids in your house, you also have crayons. And, somewhere there’s a box or a bag filled with broken crayon pieces that no one has the heart to throw away. Luckily, there are several ways to recycle some of those crayon nubs. Here […]
Kids love to be in the kitchen from an early age. Moms don’t like the stains that get on their clothes though, so why not make a fun apron that is easy to do and reflects a bit of their personality? Not only is this apron craft a cute DIY holiday gift, it also makes […]
Hannukah falls very close to the American holiday, Thanksgiving, this year. Make this fun and festive menorah from construction paper, a pipe cleaner and Kix cereal! A fun way to celebrate and learn about this holiday of lights. To make this menorah you will need: 1 sheet of light blue construction paper Menorah pattern Yellow […]
YOXO was founded by Play from Scratch on a simple, brilliant idea: What if we took the 19 billion cardboard tubes that are thrown away every year—and used them to fuel kid imaginations? See how you can use upcycled tubes to rev up some creativity!
Teaching kids the basics of sewing with a needle and thread is something we all should do. Sure, there are sewing machines these days, and when they get older they can take their shirt to the cleaners to have the button sewn back on. But why, when they can learn these basic life skills while […]
This super fun science experiment doubles as a cute craft that is great for DIY gift giving. Parents, you will probably be tempted to take a bar of Ivory soap to the office after witnessing this, just be warned, the office microwave will smell soapy clean afterward! In this experiment you’ll discover that microwaving a […]
Your kid will love making this LED-light postcard with you because they get the chance to add a super-bright spot to their artwork—and you’ll be sneaking in a little learning time about how an electronic circuit works! To make an LED postcard: You will need: Craft supplies (Construction paper cut into your desired size, markers, […]