Bugs on a Branch Craft

I love these adorable bugs! Amanda, from Crafts By Amanda, explains how to turn an ordinary plastic spoon into a colorful bug sitting on a branch using just a few basic craft supplies. I think I will try making …

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Alligator Affirmation Box
This craft project would have caught my eye simply because it is made by recycling several different household trash items (and I love recycling crafts), but the fact that it can be used to help a child’s self-esteem really made …

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Easy T-shirt Art
This is a brilliant way to showcase special t-shirts.  If you are anything like me, you have a bin of t-shirts from special school events, sports teams, dance classes, etc., and, it you are anything like me, you wonder what …

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Friendship Puzzle Piece Necklace
You can forget about spending money on a fancy best friend necklace featuring two hearts that fit together…  Learn how to make your own personalized best friend necklaces using puzzle pieces and markers. The kids can create special jewelry for …

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Juice Pouch Boats
While you might not have much luck floating these boats, they are a fun project for the kids and a great way to recycle empty juice pouches. Melanie, from It Happens in a Blink, and her husband actually used …

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Pool Noodle Pencil
I know many might think that it is way too early to start thinking about going back to school, but when I ran across this project that is the first thing I thought of.  Don’t you think it would be …

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DIY Zipper Board for Kids

This is a great way to encourage young kids to work on fine motor skills while learning how to zip and unzip. Kate, from Laughing Kids Learn, made this simple zipper board using a piece of cardboard, some colorful …

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Paper Roll and Handprint Bald Eagle Craft
This cute bald eagle is made with little more than a cardboard tube and paper. You simply draw a simple beak and feet and then trace around your child’s hands. Have them paint it all, including the cardboard tube and …

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Make a Fairy House
Today is International Fairy Day so I thought it would be a great excuse to have the kids make their own miniature fairy house and garden. This is a great tutorial because most I have seen online are more geared

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Water Bottle Sculpture
This creative project is a great way to encourage kids to use their creativity and it is also a great way to recycle plastic bottles. Use Vicki’s suggestions, shared in this blog post, but also make sure you let …

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Garden Dragonflies
Your kids will have a blast making these colorful dragonflies that were designed by Melanie  from Artzy Creations. These dragonflies are made using plastic spoons, transparency sheets, and markers. She says her daughters had a lot of fun making …

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CD Case Labyrinth
This is a great project for older kids who are complaining about being bored! Let them make their own mazes using this tutorial shared by Teri from The Journals of Giddy Giddy. These mazes are made by recycling old …

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Build a Simple Shadow Puppet Theater
The next time the kids start saying they are bored, why not show them how to make a simple shadow puppet theater. All you need is a box you can cut the bottom out of, some packing tape, and …

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DIY Duct Tape Hobby Horse

Discover how you can show your kids create their own hobby horses using the most unlikely of materials. All you need is 3 empty spaghetti boxes, some colorful duct tape, a dowel and these directions shared by Meri. These are …

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Make an Animal Circus Train
Today is Circus Day — the anniversary of Ringling Brother’s first circus which opened in 1884 in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This circus train craft, made by Merrilee and her kids, is a perfect project for today!

All you need to make …

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