Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

FREE cute printable Valentine's Day Notes

Do you enjoy a good pun? Both my kids LOVE silly jokes and puns. With Valentine's Day around the corner, I made these FREE, fun, pun-filled Valentine's Day Notes for you to print out. They show off different cute animals (a bat, an axolotl, a bear, and a dinosaur), funny puns, and lines for kids to write notes to their favorite people. Enjoy! 

Four Free Cute Printable Valentine's Day Lined Note Cards

free funny pun printable bat, dinosaur, bear, axolotl animal coloring sheet Valentine's Day Lined Notes for elementary school Kids to give to parents teachers grandparents friends classroom activity

Monday, January 9, 2023

Chinese New Year of the Rabbit Puppet Craft

 Happy Chinese New Year! In honor of the year of the rabbit, today we're making some paper rabbit puppets.

How to Make Chinese New Year Rabbit Puppets with Kids

how to make easy origami chinese new year of the rabbit origami craft with homeschool elementary school classroom library kids

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Free Printable Halloween Agamographs

Ever heard of agamographs? It's optical illusion art that changes depending on how you look at it. I saw this idea first on STEAM powered family. With Halloween coming around, I thought I'd make a coloring sheet agamograph that kids of all ages could try. This would be a perfect after-school activity! No cutting or gluing involved. Just print out the free coloring sheet below, color it in, accordian fold it, and voila! A cool piece of op art!

Free Printable Halloween Agamographs

Free Printable Halloween Agamograph Cat, Dog, Pumpkin, Monster, Zombie Coloring Sheet- Easy Kids STEAM, STEM activity

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Hopping Bunny STEM Craft

Easter is right around the corner and that means.... bunny crafts! Color, cut, and make this cute and easy hopping bunny with your kids and you're sure to have some "hoppy" times. (Get it? Get it?) Simply blow through a straw to get your bunny in the air! Free printable included down below.

How to make a Cute Hopping Bunny Craft

how to make an easy kids hopping bunny print and color craft for Easter

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

15+ Cute and Easy Snowflake Designs

Looking for some sweet and unique snowflake designs to cut out with the kids? 

Over the years I've cut out hundreds of paper snowflakes. And while I enjoy letting my scissors wander, sometimes it's fun cutting out pre-set designs. So if you're looking to try cutting out some unique and kid-friendly paper snowflakes, check out these designs below! 

(We've got Pokemon, Lego, Narwhal and Jelly, and unicorns... just to name a few!)

How to Cut Cute and Unique Paper Snowflakes with Kids

How to cut Super Cute and Fun Paper Snowflakes with Kids

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Painted Accordion Butterflies

The series of butterfly crafts continues! I made these gorgeous painted butterflies with a couple of preschoolers last week and they had a lot of fun carefully painting all the accordion folds. Here's how we made them!

How to Make Painted Accordion Butterflies

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Easy Flapping Paper Butterfly Preschool Craft

We've done a ton of paper butterfly crafts on the blog and today I have one more to add to the list. I recently made these cute and easy fluttering paper butterflies with a group of preschoolers. The kids enjoyed decorating the paper insects and then flying them around outside. 

Here's how we made them!

How to Make Easy Flapping Paper Butterflies with Preschoolers

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft

Thursday, August 20, 2020

How to Fold Origami Minecraft Pigs

A couple of days ago, I shared these super easy Minecraft Origami Creepers. After posting, a friend asked me if I had any more Minecraft crafts.... and I came up with these pigs!

How to Fold Origami Minecraft Pigs

How to Fold Origami Minecraft Pigs- Super fun and easy kids art project

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Adorable Woven Cardboard Llamas

Are you looking for an easy weaving project to try with the kids? Well, look no further! Today's llama weaving craft is such an easy and cute way to introduce the art of weaving to kids. Plus, you won't need any special materials to try it out.

Are you ready? Let's get weaving!

How to Weave and Adorable Llama (with kids!)

How to Weave an Adorable Cardboard Llama- Such a fun and easy way to introduce weaving to kids

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Easy and Lovely Paper Strip Birds

Lately, I've been thinking of that Emily Dickinson quote, "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." 

These past weeks, I've felt moments of sadness, cabin fever, fear, joy, frustration, and also hope. (Oftentimes, all in the same day!) One of the good things about staying home is that the boys and I get a chance to craft and play more. It's nice having more relaxed schedules.  

Inspired by Emily Dickinson and Embossing Bird's gorgeous IG feed, the kids and I took some strips of paper and folded them into a lovely flock of colorful birds. Here's how we made these cute crafts!

How to Make Super Easy Paper Strip Birds

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

How to Make An Adorable Paperback Book Hedgehog

I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this is probably the cutest animal book craft you'll see today. If you like hedgehogs and you don't mind tearing apart a book or two... this craft is for you! Read on to see how I made this adorable paperback book hedgehog!

Easy Paperback Book Hedgehog Craft

Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts

Origami bears? Origami conversation hearts? Honestly, I wasn't sure what to call today's Valentine's craft.  But I had to share this adorable origami project because it's such an easy and cute one that's perfect for elementary-aged kids!

How to Fold Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts

How to Fold Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts for a fun and easy kids Valentine's day craft

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Invitation to Create: Watercolor Rats

Hi everyone! Just stopping in to share another super easy kids Chinese New Year Art and Craft Activity! Last week we made these adorable Rat Paper Cuttings. Today we're going to celebrate the Lunar New Year with these easy Watercolor rats!

Inviting Kids to Create: Watercolor Rats

Invitation to Create Watercolor Rats- Fun and Easy Chinese New Year Art Activity for kids of all ages

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Easy Lunar New year Rat Paper Cutting Craft

The rat is 2020's Chinese New Year animal. Today I'm sharing a fun paper cutting craft that celebrates the rat. This project is enough that elementary kids can enjoy the art of paper cutting while also celebrating traditional Chinese culture and the New Year. (I also particularly love today's craft because it's cute AND combines my affinity for making Chinese New Year crafts trying out different origami and kirigami crafts, and cutting fun designer snowflakes!)

How to Make A Rat Paper Cutting... with kids!

Directions for how to do a simple Rat Paper Cutting Craft with Kids for Lunar New Year- Such a great way to celebrate 2020 and Chinese culture and art with kids

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Yarn Pinecone Owl Craft (And 8 Awesome Owl Books!)

Are you fully embracing fall and all types of Fall Crafts? It doesn't get very cold over here in California, but chilly mornings and nights do make it feel more fall-ish. A couple of weeks ago I saw these super cute yarn pinecone owls over on  Squiggle Dot and Squeeze's IG feed and was inspired.

So today I'm sharing our adorable pinecone owls. They're sweet and wooly and the perfect cozy craft for fall!  You also probably have all the materials needed right at home. (And in case you're looking for some fun owl books, I've also included a list of our favorite owl books down below too!)

How to Make Cozy Pinecone Owls with kids

How to Make Fun Felt and Yarn Pinecone Owls for fall AND a great Owl booklist for kids too!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Origami Fox Finger Puppets (And 9 Fun Fox books!)

Are foxes the unofficial animals for fall? I'm not sure, but I feel like I see foxes and owls EVERYWHERE. I'm jumping on the trend (late, as usual) with today's fox-themed finger puppets. It's an easy and cute origami project that the kids can play with once they're done crafting. (And keep reading to the end to get a list of our favorite fox-themed books too!)

How to Fold Origami Fox Finger Puppets

How to Fold Origami Fox Finger Puppets with Kids AND an awesome fall fox-themed book list

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Fall Forest Paper Chains

So... apparently, I have a paper chain obsession. I know, I know. I just posted these sweet Halloween paper chains earlier...but I had to share this adorable bear and fox version too. They're SOOOO cute and such a perfect fall craft to do with the kiddos.

So if you're looking for an adorable and easy fall craft, THIS IS IT.

Let's make some...

Fall Forrest Paper Chains!

fun fall bear and fox paper chains- such an adorable paper craft to do with the kids to decorate your home or classroom

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

10 Easy Chapter Books about Friendship

Have you ever read the Frog and Toad series?  Our family loves reading about the sweet relationship and adventures shared between those two friends. Inspired by our love for Frog an Toad, I've created this new booklist showcasing other easy reads that also share stories about the silly and sweet relationship between friends. Hopefully, you'll find some new favorite books here as well!

Books for Kids who Love Frog and Toad

List of Easy Chapter books similar to Frog and Toad (books about friendship)

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

50+ Super Cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids

Looking for origami projects that are unique, cute, and easy-to-fold? Or, do you feel the need to grab a pair of scissors and cut some beautiful kirigami designs?  If you're on the hunt for kid-friendly paper folding projects for spring, summer, fall, and winter, then I've got the ultimate post for you. Here's a growing list of over 50 super cute origami and kirigami ideas for kids!

50+ Easy and Kid-Friendly Origami and Kirigami Projects

50+ cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids for all seasons!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

DIY Embroidery Floss Bunny Storage Organizers

Do you craft with embroidery floss? Ever wonder how to store all those skeins of thread that you purchase? Don't want to spend money on purchasing bobbins? Well, I've got the perfect recycled craft for you!  We love using embroidery floss for sewing and bracelet making. To keep our thread nice and neat I wrap them around these adorable cardboard bunnies.  They're my cutesy DIY solution to embroidery thread storage!

Super Adorable DIY Bunny Embroidery Floss Organizers

how to make DIY Embroidery floss storage out of cardboard! These cute bunnies are sure to organize all that thread!

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