Paint-Spattered Gift Wrap

This makes beautiful gift wrap! Just choose the right colors for the right season. Red & green for Christmas, pastel for spring or Easter. The possibilities are endless! My children and I made this instead of purchasing gift wrap! It was easy and fun! You can use this for any occasion. Color coordinating bows finish […]

Snowflake Impressions

Capture a snowflake and keep it! Through this activity you can not only look at the beauty of individual snowflakes but keep one of you own! A fun winter activity for kids of all ages. Materials: a large piece of glass – An 8 x 10 picture frame works well. can of hairspray magnifying glass […]

Tropical Rainstick

A wonderful sensory project for kids. Great jungle or African unit study go along. You’ll need: Heavy cardboard tube Caps for the end or duct tape Seeds, pebbles, dried rice or other filler Pretty paper to cover Directions: Decorate your tube. Seal off one end. Add handfuls of your filler material. Seal off the other […]

Winter Wonderland Painting

This is a fun wintertime craft to do with your kids. We used this technique to make our own Christmas Cards. It can also be used for thank you notes, for all those gifts your kids received. Simple enough for the youngest, yet something even the older ones can do! Materials: heavy paper, like cardstock […]

Big Dipper Star Poster

Materials: Black construction paper A glow-in-the-dark marker Stick-on glow-in-the-dark stars (optional) Directions: Check picture below to see what the Big Dipper looks like. Copy the shape onto your construction paper. Mark each of the major stars with the glowing marker, or stick a star on them. Trace a thin line connecting each of your points. […]

Candy Cane Reindeer

“Cane”deer -Rudolph never looked so good! by Belinda Mooney My kids make these every year for Christmas. As soon as they spot the candy canes out in the stores they start asking when we can get started on this years batch. We hang these on the tree and put them on packages. They even sell […]

Coffee Filter Butterflies

This project is a wonderful way to teach the blending of colors. The results can be beautiful, yet this is simple enough for the smallest of hands. Perfect as a Spring craft idea. Materials Needed: Wooden Clothes Pins Round Coffee Filters Black Acrylic Paint Watercolor Paints Black Pipe Cleaner Magnetic Strip (optional) Instructions: Paint your […]

Festive Napkin Rings

This is a wonderfully simple craft for kids to do and would be great in a group setting especially as it doesn’t require a lot of help. Jingle Bell Napkin Rings What you need: 6-inch red pipe cleaner for each ring Nine jingle bells for each ring Nine red craft beads for each ring What […]