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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How to Make a Duck Tape Pencil Case
This is such a fashionable pencil case, it is hard to believe it is so simple to make. Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial shared by Sarah, from While They Share, and you can make one too. All you need …

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Painter's Tape + Paint Name Art

While this project is made on painting canvas or poster board, I think this would be a fun way to personalize just about anything with just a few simple modifications! As the name of this project suggests, all you need …

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moon craft
Today is Moon Day. This special event celebrates the anniversary of the day that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on moon in 1969. In honor of this occasion, why not show your kids how to make a styrofoam moon?…

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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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DIY Crystal Geode Eggs
This amazing science experiments is made using egg shells. While I initially thought it would take several days to grow the colorful crystals on the egg shells but this tutorial says you can get these results overnight (12 to 15 …

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Paper Plate Shark Craft
Would you have ever guessed that the perfect use for a clean paper plate was a set of shark teeth? Follow these directions shared on the Almost Unschooler blog and discover how easy it is. They were originally going to …

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Recycled Robot Christmas Ornaments
This is such an adorable Christmas in July project I just had to share it! The body of the robot is made using a styrofoam cube and ball and the rest if made using items you probably have lying around …

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Paper Bag Exploring Journals
Next time you are planning a nature hike, consider having everyone make one of these journals to record what they see. I love the rustic look of this paper bag journal, which is accomplished by crumpling the paper bag up …

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10 cow crafts for cow appreciation day

Did you know that today is Cow Appreciation Day? This special day seems to be created for publicity by a popular chicken restaurant — if you dress up as a cow you can get free food — I think it …

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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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Squirt Gun Painting
This is a fast and easy outdoor project the kids will love to do. Melissa, from Fire Flies and Mudpies, explains how she helped fight a little bit of summer boredom by letting her boys paint watercolor masterpieces using …

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Roll and Color Game
Follow along with this tutorial and make this simple color matching game. I am willing to bet that the most popular part of this game will be the homemade, over-sized die. PLay this color matching game with the kids and …

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Wiggly Worm Marionette
What can you make from a collection of styrofoam balls? This adorable marionette!

Not only will kids have a lot of fun making one of these inch worm puppets, they will enjoy playing with it. Encourage them to put on …

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