How to Create a Rainbow Stained Glass Window
This amazing stained glass window was made using pieces of paper that were colored and then painted. The secret ingredient? Vegetable oil!

Jean, from the Artful Parent, had her kids doodle designs on the paper using oil pastels (but …

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Heart Shamrock Decorations
This is a fast and easy St. Patrick’s Day decoration. These dimensional shamrocks are made using three heart shapes — hearts are much easiest to cut our than a shamrock shape. You can use the to decorate windows, doors, or …

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Future Presidents
Many of us have made silhouette pictures, but I have never seen them made as part of a President’s Day project. Usually, if they are going to be associated with a holiday it would be Groundhogs Day (when we talk …

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All these fun Nature crafts come from our sister site Craftbits.com.

Painted Rocks -
Rose Petal notebook -
Texture Tree -
Twig Canvas
Seashell Wind-chime
Moss Picture Frame

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Make-a-pretend-city

Sometimes the most adorable ideas are the simplest. I love the idea of using paper bags to create a city. The kids can jump in and help out with all the painting. Use a marker pen to draw in the …

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I can not count the amount of times my children have pretended  to sit around a campfire. Sometimes the cook, other times the make smores and tell stories. Yet we have NEVER actually sat around a real campfire (Local open …

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I Love this adorable free printable from MrPrintables.com.  This game would be perfect for weather theme lessons or just some good old rainy day fun.

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I love the idea of turning a child’s birthday into a day long festival. This fun idea from ohhappyday.com creates a Party Hat Station with basic craft supplies. How fun would it be if the kids get to create their …

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LearnWithPlayAtHome.com shares 6 Simple ways to get kids arty in the classroom.…

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You might be getting bored of all my art posts but I bet your kids aren’t. Here is another simple tutorial. If you have different colored papers then you can knock this lesson plan up within 3-5 minutes. Toddler Mosaics 

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card1Doilies from the dollar store or grocery store have the most beautiful patterns if you just look closely. Using them for a pattern stencil is such a great idea! Make these beautiful cards with the tutorial from Art with Kids.

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easteregg2Here is a fun simple way to teach your children cutting techniques and also have something cute to hang on the wall for Easter decoration! You can find the tutorial over at Katydid and Kid.

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Sometimes the easiest crafts make the best decorations. Not only can they be completed in a hurry, but they allow kids to feel a sense of accomplishment while creating something fun! Head on over to Simple As That Blog for …

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I think children are amazed when you can take plain paper and turn it into a work of art itself. We can do this by using a number of different techniques on paper. Here is a fun and simple technique …

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These flowers are so beautiful, and all you need are a few materials you probably already have around the house! Perhaps I’ll leave this post open on my computer so my husband can get the idea to do it with …

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