Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

14+ STEAM Activities for Valentine's Day!

Looking for easy ways to incorporate more STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) into your everyday activities with kids?  Want some with a sweet Valentine's Day twist?

14+ Awesome STEAM activities for kids for Valentine's Day
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Free Printable New Year's Crown

Last year one of my most popular posts around this time of year were printable New Year's Crowns.  They were super cute, but had "2016" printed on them.  So I made some new ones that you can print out, fill in whatever year you want, and color.  Cool, right?

free printable new year's crown- print, color,and fill it in these crowns for a fun kids craft


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Plastic Spoon New Year Crowns

What?  New Year's craft already?  Sorry to pull you out of your cozy Christmas hidey-hole... but if you're looking for a New Year's craft then I've got you covered.  New Year's crowns are really easy for kids of all ages to make!  Grab some pipe cleaners and whip up these sparkly pipe cleaner crowns.  Or, you can make these easy paper number New Year's Crowns.  Today I'm sharing something a bit more unexpected.... have you ever seen a crown made from plastic spoons?


how to make plastic spoon new year crowns- super fun and easy kids craft
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

DIY Outer Space Planet Ornaments for Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner.  Most likely your tree and home are already completely decorated.  My deepest apologies, friend, but I'm throwing a wrench in your plans. (Muah ha ha ha!)   Here's one last STEM inspired Christmas Craft that you'll want to try out this year.   If you love space, you'll love making these Outer Space Planet Ornaments.   (They're out of this world!)


How to make outer space planet ornaments for Christmas- Such a fun STEAM craft to do with the kids!



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (A fun Alternative to Christmas Stockings!)

Over the years I've done a lot of fun gift wrapping ideas on the blog.  (Remember my Fox Gift Box and my Unicorn Gift Box?)  Well, today I'm sharing a fun alternative to Christmas stockings... what about a Giant Christmas Ice Cream Cone instead?

DIY Giant Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrapping (Such a fun way to wrap Christmas and Birthday gifts!)
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Easy, Colorful Pom-Pom Garland

If I had to choose one Christmas Craft to choose as my favorite this year.... this DIY Christmas Pom-Pom Garland is probably it.  Seriously, folks.  It's got all my favorite crafting elements.  It's super easy to make.  The materials are really affordable.  And it's hyper colorful.  I'm mean seriously.... is this not the cutest garland ever?

how to make a pom-pom garland- the absolute easiest craft with adorable results!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lego Snow Jars for Kids (and 6 more Lego inspired projects!)

I'm all about cheap and cheerful crafts... and my son is all about Lego.  (I realized we were officially a Lego household when I woke up with a minifigure in my bed the other day.  Oy vey!) Inspired by the adorable miniature holiday displays and snowglobes in the stores, my son and I tried crafting our very own.  But instead of using animals or cute townspeople, we put a Lego twist on these winter snowglobes.  Tada! Here's a SUPER EASY winter snow scene craft.
 

Lego Winter Snow Scene Jar Craft- Simple and easy kids craft for the holidays
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Origami Paper Wreath Christmas Ornaments

This past weekend I remembered one more reason I love this time of the year.  Holiday Craft Fairs! We visited two in one day and my craft-loving heart went pitter pat.  I love seeing handmade items- especially ornaments!  So today I'm mixing my love of origami crafts and Christmas Crafts with these fun, origami paper Christmas ornaments!

how to make modern, colorful origami ornaments for Christmas with the kids- easy gum wrapper chain design

Monday, November 28, 2016

Easy Pop Up Paper Plate Nativity

What do you get when you combine a Paper plate craft with a Christmas craft?  Ok... well, a lot of things come to mind... but today I'm sharing one idea.  It's a super easy paper plate Nativity craft. This craft is so quick to set up and make that you can do it with several kids at once.  (Ooh.  Wouldn't this be neat for Sunday school?  Church?  A playdate? ) And this craft is so easy that even young preschoolers could make them too.

So let's get started!


Super Easy Pop Up Paper Plate Nativity - Great Children's Christmas craft for preschoolers and up!

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

25+ Christmas Crafts and Activities to get you through December!

Does your family start celebrating Christmas the moment Thanksgiving is over? My son insists that we put up our tree right after our Thanksgiving meal!  In case your family is like ours, I'm sharing this fun list of 25+ favorite Christmas activities and crafts.   So go ahead and peek around.  You can do an activity everyday in December- like a crafty advent of sorts!

over 25 family friendly and fun Christmas crafts and activities


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Surprise Smiling Face Cards

These DIY cards are adorable and seriously funny.  I saw Craftwack's ferocious beings cards and knew that we had to do something with faces.  So tada!  Open up the smiling faces to reveal a secret message inside!


surprise smiling face cards -a fun kid made craft where you open the card to reveal a hidden message inside
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Monday, November 14, 2016

DIY Paper Chain Christmas Village

Last week I saw stores with Christmas villages already set up and ready to go.  Anyone else love seeing these tiny scenes on display?  There's something magical about seeing things in the miniature.  Today I'm sharing a fun Christmas Craft that you can do with the kids this holiday season.   Make your very own Paper Chain Christmas villages!

Paper Christmas Village Chains- Fun holiday kids craft
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Colorful and Glittery Skull Craft

In the midst of what is going on in our country, I almost feel hesitant to keep posting this week.  How can I write posts about crafts, Sharpie markers, and glitter when there is so much misunderstanding, hurt, and turmoil going on?

But you know what?  This blog is my happy place. And being creative and making things with my son makes me happy.  So I'm going to keep making and posting... even while we try to wrap my mind around everything that's going on.

That being said- this Halloween/ Dia De Los Muertos Craft is from awhile back.  We're keeping  the skulls up until Thanksgiving... so I figure I could still post about them here too.

Colorful and Glittery Skulls for Halloween or Dia De Los Muertos Craft

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

25 STEAM Christmas Activities (Book and Coloring Page!)

Looking for ways to encourage kids to tinker, create, and explore this holiday season?  How about 25 awesome STEAM Christmas activities?

STEAM Kids Christmas Book with Lights compressed.png
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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Amazing 3D Paper Christmas Star Ornaments

What?  Thanksgiving isn't even here and we're already talking about Christmas Crafts?  Ok, you've got me.  I'm jumping the gun with this super neat folded Christmas star ornament.  But, I had to share because this week we'll be launching our new STEAM KIDS Christmas books.  Woot woot!  I'll be sharing more about those books later on this week.  Today I'm giving you a sneak peak of one of cool projects included.  These 3D paper stars are super fun to color in and such a neat way to craft this holiday season!


Doodle some designs on these awesome 3D paper Christmas Stars- great Kids art project

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Play Doh Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Kids Craft

I love this time of year because we celebrate Hallowen and Dia De Los Muertos at the same time.  While I'm not Mexican, I do appreciate Dia De Los Muertos.  It's a good reminder to celebrate and remember those that are no longer with us.

Every year my son and I have done an easy craft to celebrate the holiday.  (You can find the whole list below.)  This year we tried an easy open-ended play doh sugar skull activity.  Gotta say, the results were pretty fabulous!

day of the dead play doh sugar skull kids activity craft
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween Paper Cut Chains

Here's a really easy, open-ended Halloween Craft to try out with the kids after school-  Try cutting some Halloween paper chains!

 Fun Halloween Paper Cut Chains Kids Craft

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cute Kitty Gift Box

Who loves cats?  Who loves Halloween crafts?  Did you raise your hands for both?  If so, you'll love making this adorable kitty gift box craft!

Cute Kitty Gift Box Craft- Such a fun way to wrap gifts or decorate for Halloween!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Magical Unicorn Gift Box Craft

If you're ever invited to a unicorn-themed birthday party.... you have to try out today's craft.  Yup.  I'm living out some childhood fantasies with this magical gift wrapping idea.  Recently I turned a plain-jane gift box into a cute unicorn one! Tada!


magical unicorn gift box birthday wrapping kids craft
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Two Ways to Make Paper People Chains

With the start of the school year, my son and I've been talking a lot friendships- what it takes to make and be a friend.  I guess all that talk about friendships must have seeped into my crafting too, because I found myself with the great urge to cut out some paper people chains.  Inspired by this wikiHow post I cut out and doodled some  kid paper chains.  Yup. Today's post is going old-school with 2 fun paper people chain designs.



Two ways to make paper people chains (a chain and a snowflake design)
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