Cardboard Tube Chili Pepper Maracas

May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, a largely U.S. holiday that celebrates Mexican heritage. Lots of fun crafts and recipes have been developed to help teach children about this festive day. One great way to celebrate is by making music, such as the shaking of maracas. I’ll show you how to take common household items […]

Kid Science: Make Ooey Gooey Slime

Nobody can resist digging their hands into homemade slime—and it’s a great opportunity to talk to kids about the properties of solids, liquids—and something that’s both! Watch for a quick overview on how to make your own slime at home; step-by-step instructions are below.   You will need: 4 oz. glue, water, 1 tsp. borax […]

Make a Funny Bunny Easter Egg Holder

What makes an Easter egg hunt an egg-ceptionally good time? Our special printable that lets you add a cute bunny face and ears to your eggs—make ’em by the dozen! Here’s how they’ll look assembled: And here are the individual pieces.   Click here to download the PDF and have some hoppin’ good crafty fun with […]

Making a maypole

Make a Miniature Maypole Craft

Celebrate spring and the first day of May with a miniature version of a traditional May Day craft: a maypole! We used recycled paper towel rolls to make a tabletop version of a maypole. Use this maypole as a table centerpiece or as a party decoration. We used artificial flowers in our maypole craft, but […]

Imagine That: Creative Crafts for Kids

It’s all about imagination and transformation: Cardboard tubes become barns, paper plates become wild animals, and a cereal box becomes a architectural masterpiece. These three crafts for kids give your little ones the opportunity to explore and invent with art materials, and launch them on an imaginative, creative path ahead! Cardboard Tube Stackers   Paper […]

Recycled CD Spring Lamb

Did you know that a lamb is also a sheep? The difference is their age. A lamb is a sheep that is less than a year old. There are also special terms for the gender of a sheep. A female sheep is called a “ewe” while a male sheep is called a “ram”. This adorable […]

6 kid-friendly earth day crafts made from recycled materials

6 Earth Day Crafts From Recycled Materials

On April 22nd, people around the world will celebrate Earth Day to raise awareness of conservation and support for environmental protection. This year, why not create some earth-friendly crafts in honor of Earth Day? You already have a plentiful and renewable source for craft supplies, and it’s right in your home: your recycling bin! Raid […]

10 Tips for Coloring Easter Eggs with Toddlers

Easter is a fun and colorful time for little ones to explore. Coloring Easter eggs is a tradition in many families, and a definite favorite among the younger set! Toddlers are still developing dexterity, so there are a few simple but important things to remember before you sit down with them to dye eggs. Following […]

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