Category Archives: Crafts
One of the joys of having children is that you get to see their beautiful pictures they made just for you and you get to see how their creativity develops. But kids do like to draw and paint a lot so you may well end up with hundreds of pictures and nowhere to keep them.
MAKING TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS In my college years, I worked in the early childcare center, and this craft project was one of the preschoolers favorites! I always loved the craft projects, the children also loved them! I know several different ways to make these! You can make them out of any Kleenex type of tissues,
Children of all ages like to make things, be it on a rainy day or in the midst of the summer holidays. They beam with pride when they hold up the finished project and can’t wait for it to be displayed for all to see. Though, like with most activities, children get fed up rather quickly
Dr. Seuss related costumes are not just for Halloween. There are many characters that would be good for a themed birthday party or even an adult themed party. Dr. Seuss characters are practically universal and are enjoyed by children as well as adults. Below are some sources as well as costume ideas for both the
Young children love the unique characters created by Dr. Seuss as well as the fun and clever stories and rhymes that he inspired. Using these characters and ideas in educational games can inspire young learners to learn new things without them even knowing it. Reading the books themselves is educational and often teaches good life
Colouring can be passed over at times, it is some what under rated. Though in actual fact, it allows children to be creative, expressive and release some energy. As a bonus, colouring can be extremely low cost. As long as you have a variety of colouring crayons, pens and/or pencils the rest is easy. There
The characters of Ben 10 hold a fair amount of appeal to youngsters across the planet, and so it’s no surprise that budding artists everywhere occasionally want to break out their pencils and give drawing Ben and his friends (and enemies) a try. Does this work out every time? Probably not – though that’s doubtless
Heart themed projects are popular for preschoolers. Preschoolers are learning the concepts of recognizing and naming shapes and hearts are always a fun shape. Many teachers and parents are looking for heart themed projects to celebrate Valentine’s Day but heart art is also perfect for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day and bulletin boards to say
If there is one author that most people will list among the authors that they remember the most from their childhood, it would probably be Dr. Seuss. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1904, Dr. Seuss is one of the most well known authors of children’s books in the world. Dr. Seuss was known for his
When winter’s chill sets in, kids can get very bored; unless there’s plenty of snow outside, they’ll need a little something to do with their time. Crafts are always fun and they teach children important skills that they can use throughout their entire lives. Some of my best childhood memories are of making crafts with
Dr. Seuss created very vivid images within the 44 children’s books that he wrote. Many of the characters from these wonderful children’s stories translate very well to costumes that can be used for Halloween, Dr. Seuss Week events at school, and even fun costumes to wear to themed parties that children (or adults) might be invited
Easy weekend craft projects for children Almost all children love to make things with their hands, coloring, painting, gluing and just out right making different things to keep for themselves or to give to that special helper. We all enjoy having something special to keep our private or fun papers or toys in. So creating
When I was a teenager, it was one of my favorite things in the world to explore old childhood treasures in my parents attic. It was like being inside a time capsule the size of a room of our top floor. I found old magazines that reminded me of my favorite childhood actors and bands,
Children’s artwork is always a pleasure to look at. It can be just lines and scribbles or blotches of color but these pieces of artwork are precious and they can be displayed in various ways and in different places. One very simple way to display a child’s artwork is to mount it against a bright
Kids can build healthy self esteem in many ways, but craft projects are amongst the most effective and fun. By presenting children with a creative activity, they can express their individuality and enjoy who they are in a unique way. A craft activity allows a child to express themselves in a fun and productive way.
Ahhh the wonderful art of arranging flowers! To some it’s pure enjoyment and to others a good mode of torture. To take the torture out of it and increase the enjoyment is not as hard as it seems. By following some basic steps of design you can create beautiful floral arrangements and find a new
Decoupage can be applied to a host of surfaces to make them unique and attractive. The art form referred to as decoupage sounds rather complicated but nothing could be further from the truth. To craft a decoupage egg you will need some attractive colored paper of your choice. It is possible to download decoupage sheets,
Decoupage is an absorbing pastime. Paper crafts are not an expensive hobby. The art of decoupage is to use cut-outs from magazines, newspapers or gift wrap and create a picture or design by using cut-outs and glueing them into place. Decoupage sheets can be purchased from craft stores or you also can download your own
So many of us lack good storage space. Look around and you can buy any amount of plastic storage boxes and containers. Under bed storage is a popular choice too. But there are occasions when an unwanted item like an old suitcase can be transformed into a stylish piece of storage equipment. A large hard
If you are at all handy with wood-working tools and would like to make a gift for someone this Christmas, you surely can’t go wrong with a jewelry box made out of wood. And while it’s not exactly necessary that you have some good tools or machines for working with wood, it certainly would help.