Crafts for Kids

Easy Button Headbands

Easy Button Headbands

Here's a way to use those random buttons that you can't bare to part with because you know you'll need them someday. I bought some headbands at the dollar store and had my granddaughters create their own. Megan wanted hers to be simple but Kate wanted every button she...

Paper Beads

Paper Beads

These beads are easy and fun to make. You use paper you would normally throw away or recycle. This activity reinforces measuring and patterning skills. You'll need: A variety of paper (magazines, comics, wrapping paper, etc.) Scissors Glue Pencil Yarn Directions: 1....

Paper House

Paper House

This is a fun and easy project all year long but is also great for a Mother's Day or Father's Day card. You'll need: a rectangular piece of paper pencil printed directions Follow the directions. You can make the house as large or small as you like depending on the...

Off-the-Cuff Bracelets

Off-the-Cuff Bracelets

Repurpose an old sweater and create these easy and inexpensive bracelets. You will need: Old wool sweater Scissors Embroidery needle Embroidery floss Buttons, felt shapes, paper flowers, and other embellishments Directions: 1. Felt the wool. Wash the sweater in hot...

Egg Carton Caterpillar & Poem

Egg Carton Caterpillar & Poem

You'll need:Empty egg carton (heavy paper kind works the best)Crayons, markers or paintScissorsPipe cleanerDirections:1. Cut the egg carton in half the long way.2. Have your child decorate with paint, markers or crayons.3. Cut the pipe cleaner the length you want the...

Popcorn Popping

Popcorn Popping

Read the poem below with your children then together you can make a blossoming tree using popcorn. Directions: 1. On a piece of paper draw or paint the trunk and branches of a tree. 2. Now glue the popped corn on the branches for the blossoms. You can color the...