Patriotic Paper Flowers
Gather together the kids and make a variety of red, white and blue flowers that can be used as decorations, turned into fashionable barrettes or brooches, and even hostess gifts.  All you need is some fun paper and whatever base …

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Slotted Building Discs
I found the ideas for these slotted building discs at Made by Joel and thought it was a great project to share with all of you. I love the idea of taking these along with you for a quiet activity …

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Playdough Activity Mats

Making play dough mats has been on my to-do list for quite awhile. Pop on over to Emma Owl and you can download six shape-themed playdough mats. Print them out and laminate them and your kids can have fun …

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Making Prints for Mother’s Day Cards
This is a great way to teach kids about making prints while making a special card for moms and grandmas for Mother’s Day. To make these prints, you don’t have to have any special equipment or even make your own …

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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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rainbow-board-game

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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Party-Hat-Station1

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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