In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to create a very beautiful unicorn using face paint. You can use this design anywhere on the body, from your arm to your face. This is a great activity to do with your kids.
Teach your children about Hanukkah while making this fun Star of David craft! You will need: at least six craft sticks or popsicle sticks per craft; crayons, markers or paint; non toxic craft glue; yarn; tissue paper and safety scissors.
It's like the hand turkey, but with a Christmas theme! Make a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with your children! You will need craft foam, pom poms, non toxic craft glue, markers, googly eyes, a paper back and safety scissors.
Whether they're your own children or a niece, godson or grandchild, this gift guide is perfect for figuring out what to give the kids on your gift list. Every gift is innovative, eco-friendly and facilitates talking between children and parents.
Focus on the memories, not the food! This video lists some great ideas, like a Giving Tree that you can put at the kids' table to encourage your children to think about what they can give to others, in addition to being thankful.
In this video from lachoneus87 we learn how to make silly putty. You need 3 small cups or bowls, warm water, a teaspoon of borax, a big bowl to mix it all in, 2 cups of glue, liquid measuring cup, 1 cup measure, a spoon to mix, and a teaspoon to measure. Optional is food coloring.
In this video, we learn how to make silly putty from scratch. You will first need to take some flour and mix it with warm water in a small plastic container. After you mix this together and it turns into a putty type of shape, you will then add in some food coloring to the container as well. Add in some borax to this and continue to mix until it's completely finished mixing together. When done, you will be able to play with this and make other colors to mix together. This is a great project f...
To make silly putty start by putting four tablespoons of Elmer's Glue into a glass jar. Next you will add two tablespoons of liquid starch into the glass jar with the Elmer's Glue. Use a metal fork to stir up the glue and starch mixture. Stir it until it is thoroughly mixed up. Then take the glue starch mixture out of the jar with the fork and put it onto some aluminum foil that you have laid out on the table. Take the mixture and squish it with your hands. Flatten the mixture out into a patt...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make blue silly putty. To make this, you will just need borax, glue, and food coloring. First, pour a cup of water in a bowl with a couple tablespoons of glue and some borax. When it's all poured in the bowl, mix it together. After this, add in the food coloring until you have the color that you want. Mix the putty together until well combined and then play with it! You can store it in a plastic container to play with later and use for whatever type of craft ...
Dress up your kids school supplies by helping them decorate their spiral notebooks! This is an easy art project, good for any school age child. All you need is some colored foamy, safety scissors, non toxic glue and some foamy letters. And, of course, the spiral notebook!
Here's a fun craft project you can make with your kids to celebrate autumn! Create a fall themed card, complete with colored leaves. All you will need is some white cardstock, red, yellow and green construction paper, a pair of safety scissors and some non-toxic glue.
Want something that will both keep your children occupied while you're busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner, while still getting them into the spirit of the holiday? Here are some great ideas for art and craft projects you can give your kids, like turkey tags and paper napkin rings.
This crafts idea is a great project to do with your kids - create personalized Thanksgiving placemats for all your dinner guests, and then laminate them to keep them from getting dirty (and so you can use them for next year's Thanksgiving, too!)
Involve your children in Thanksgiving this year by letting them decorate and set the 'kids' table' this year! Here are a few ideas to create a fun and kid-friendly table setting that you can put your children in charge of this holiday season!
This is a fun and easy craft you can do with your children, by making a replica of the old feather quill pens - with none of the mess! You'll need some white construction paper, a regular ball point pen, some scissors and a stapler.
This tutorial shows you how to make some fun turkey crafts with your children. For young children, you can make a colorful turkey out of a paper cup, some paint, glue and construction paper. For older children, you can create a tin can turkey out of felt and some hot gule.
Involve your kids in the Thanksgiving festivities by having them make the centerpieces to be hosted on your table! This tutorial shows you a few fun crafts you can do with your kids to make some fun centerpieces and table decorations.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a toy drum. You will need: felt, recycled tin can, 1 red lace, 4 soda caps, 2 popsicle sticks, glue, and scissors. Cit, cut the felt into a circle and glue it around the tin can. After this, take red felt and cut it into strips, then glue on the side of the tin can so it's striped. When finished, apply glue to the top of the can and then cover with additional pieces of felt. Tie a ribbon around the top and the bottom of the felt on the fan. To make the s...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a colorful paper turkey. For this, you will need: colored paper in red, orange, yellow, white, black, purple, and brown, a bag, scissors, and glue. Now, take the orange, purple, and yellow papers and cut out two teardrop shapes of each. Then glue them to the top of a brown paper bag. Then, cut out eyes using the black and white papers. Glue these onto the top of the bag to make the eyes, then use the brown to cut out the sides of the turkey, and glue on....
Children like to have fun things in their rooms. A pompom curtain is perfect for a little girl to have and pretend it is the entrance to her castle. A young boy might like a plain colored pompom curtain to pretend it is the entrance to the dungeon where he keeps his monsters!
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a miniature table. Materials you will need are: a wood slat, 4 popsicle sticks cut in half, paint, paintbrush, and glue. Heat up your hot glue gun and then grab your popsicle sticks. Glue one stick to the side of every corner of the slat. After this, you should have two on each side of all four corners of the wooden slat. After you're finished placing them on, let the glue cool and then harden. To finish, you can paint this and decorate it and use it ins...
In this video, we learn how to mow to Make a Dry Ice Crystal Ball! This is a fun activity you can do with your kids and that you will enjoy as well. To start, you will need to take some Dawn dish soap that doesn't have soap and isn't anti-bacterial. After this, put this in water and add rags into it. Swish it around to make the water bubble up. Now, grab a smaller bowl and fill it with water. Then, take another bowl and put dry ice in it using a glove. Next, Now, drag the rag over the top of ...
You don't need an expensive ice cream maker to make your own ice cream! All you need is a sandwich bag or Ziploc bag, milk, sugar and vanilla flavoring. Once you've put your ingredients in the bag, mix it up and then freeze it!
Make a fashion purse for your little princess! You'll need four squares of fabric in two separate colors (one for the outside and one for the lining), beads for decoration, a shoelace to use as a strap, needle and thread (or a craft sewing machine) and a pair of scissors.
Here's a fun and eco-friendly activity that will let you make some clever bubble wands out of recycled wire. All you need is the colored wire (you can use old hanger wire) and a few BBQ sticks. Then bend into the shape you want!
This craft is for pre-K children, and is useful if you want to teach them about shapes. By using circles, you can craft them to make a cute little baby carriage. All you need is some glue and scissors, and maybe some stickers or other decorations.
Teach your young child about shapes! This tutorial shows you how to make a teacup out of rectangle shapes - both perfect and trapezoidal. All you need is some colored paper, glue and safety scissors (and markers or colored pencils to decorate your tea cup)
Turn craft time into an educational experience! Using one paper triangle for the cone, you can use other paper circles to represent scoops of ice cream to teach your child about different shapes. This is a fun and easy craft for young children and their parents to do together.
This is a simple craft you can make with a child who loves to play dress-up. You'll need cardboard or posterboard, aluminum foil or reflective paper, glitter pencils, a circular trace, a paper puncher, markers or colored pencils, glue and safety scissors.
Help your child decorate their room! This tutorial shows you how to use craft foam to construct a curtain of flowers. In addition to the foam, you will also need a glitter pencil, decorative ribbon and a pair of kid safe craft scissors.
Here's a great way to recycle old socks into clever puppets for your kids! This tutorial shows you how to turn an old green sock into a snake pupet using googly eyes, a bit of red felt, some cardboard, fabric glue and scissors (and some yarn if you want your puppet to have hair).
Turn a left over wooden block into a sailboat! To make this craft, you'll need four rectangular wooden blocks and one triangle, three foam leaves, a BBQ or bamboo skewer, glue or a glue gun and scissors (and paint, if you want to paint your blocks a different color).
Make a beautiful box for your child to keep their jewelry or precious possessions in. You'll need a small plastic or metal container, strands of thread with small beads on them, plastic gems or rhinestones, a hot glue gun and a kid-friendly pair of scissors.
Teach your child how to tie shoelaces, and have fun at the same time! You can make a pair of paper shoes with laces by using recycled cardboard, foam leaves, a glue gun, a hole punch, scissors and, of course, a pair of shoelaces!
This is a fun craft to do with your child which teaches them how to make a Turkish-style pair of slippers. All you'll need is some colored cardboard, decorative ribbon, glue, scissors, colored markers and a few decorations to put on the shoes.
You'll need to assemble a good team if you want to pull off double dutch. This video comes from competitive jump ropers, but you can use the strategies and techniques outlined for your own leisure or playtime jump rope games.
Make a fun little toy swing! This video gives you the plans to make a swing for your dolls or other toys. You'll need to assemble five pink rods, two red rods, one green rod, two blue spools, four yellow spools and four orange washers to make this item.
Make a paper carrot and fill it with candy! To make this craft, you'll need green crepe paper, orange construction paper, glue, candies, and a pair of kid-safe scissors. Once you make the paper shell, you can fill it with candy (or anything else you want)!
Perfect for a 4th of July craft, this tutorial shows you how to make an easy beaded bracelet with a patriotic touch. You'll need some copper wire (or jewelry wire), red, white and blue beads, a pencil and a pair of safety scissors.
This is a fun craft for a child of any age, which teaches how to make an octopus out of yarn. All you need besides the yarn is a pair of googly eyes, glue and scissors. And a few decorations, like a pom pom or foam flower, if you want.