my fun collection
Let these cute shamrock earrings bring the luck of the Irish to your fifth grader's ears!
This bottle cap jewelry project is a fun way to add personal style to your pre-teen's wardrobe without breaking the bank or battling mall crowds.
This beaded wind chime is fun to make and it gets kids experimenting with patterns, a key kindergarten math skill.
Using aluminum is a great way to recycle and make some shiny ornaments borrowing from this traditional Mexican art form. Here's an easy kids' activity!
This simple and fun project introduces kids to the art of pottery and offers them a glimpse into how ancient peoples created the very first Neolithic pottery.
Using homemade felt alphabet letters and 26 colorful pictures, your preschooler will have a great time as she practices recognizing letters and their sounds.
A quick way for your child to enhance his writing and learn some history, is by using a quill pen. Here's how your child can make his own!
Use these pretty egg carton flowers to decorate a spring table. They don't require water, they'll never wilt, and they're perfect for Easter.
Melted crayon art is all the rage right now. Itâs simple, inexpensive, and there is no wrong way to do it! Crayons become the art in this fun project.
Help your child practice her counting as she makes this fun and festive holiday decoration!
These sparkling earrings look fancy but they're super simple to make using inexpensive craft items.
Make an eye catching sun catcher with your child that not only brightens any window but also builds his fine motor skills and creativity.
Kids of all ages will delight in making these jumbo "cupcake" crayons from all of the broken crayon stubs that seem to pile up around the house.
Make a seashell wind chime for your back porch. Perfect for younger kids to build motor skills on.
For this activity your child will use the ready made glycerin base to create elegant rose petal hand soaps.
One of the most beautiful parts of every cathedral is the stained glass window above the entrance, called a Rose window. Your child can create his own!
You don't need a garden to enjoy flowers. This first grade activity let's you make a lovely bouquet for Valentine's Day
Lacing is a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, which helps with writing. Turn it into a fun preschool art project, by stringing up some ABCs!
Home made candles make for great home made gifts at Christmas, Mother's Day, birthdays. Great presents for any special occasion!
There's no need to hunt down a cactus to make this rainstick. In fact, you can recycle items you probably already have on hand.
Use the activity below to help your child create bath salts as she observes how a solid changes when placed in a liquid.
Forget mass-produced, store bought holiday ornaments. Your fifth grader can usher in the holidays by making his own homemade marbled Christmas balls!
Collect 26 rocks and paint each one with a letter of the alphabet for your very own alphabet rock collection.
In this fun activity, frozen cubes of paint provide your preschooler with a cool new way to paint a masterpiece.
Make a passport suitcase and keep track of all the places you've traveled together as a family. Here's how:
Try this fun and interactive collage activity with your preschooler to teach her the "building blocks" of math and architecture.
Is your kindergartener getting tired of the standard art supplies? How about making a mosaic? This recipe is kinder safe, no broken glass involved!
Here's an arts and crafts activity for your preschooler or pre-kindergartener: create ironed wax paper with crayon shavings, wax paper, and an iron!
Wreath ornaments decorate your Christmas tree and act as a fun sensory craft for preschoolers. Make wreath ornaments with your child this holiday season.
Even the birds need to get out of the rain during the winter months. Help your child help nature and fill a lazy afternoon with this easy, cute craft.
Create a beautiful pop-up paper lantern and will serve as the perfect decoration at your next party.
Make a colorful rock mosaic that will help your child practice her patterns, shapes, and colors while making a beautiful work of art!
Help your preschooler practice tying knots and bows by making a chain of chocolate kisses in this sweet Valentine's Day arts and crafts activity.
Show your child how to make homemade wrapping paper with a twist by using sponge art to create the fabulous designs. Here's how:
This activity with add some fun and education to long car trips. Perfect for family vacations!
Make this African collar necklace for a lesson in crafting and African culture.
Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!
To help keep summer memories alive, have your fifth grader utilize his writing skills to create a summer book keepsake!
Learn how to make marbleized paper with simple everyday ingredients in this fun activity! Your child will learn about oil and water while doing this project.
With a clear bottle and a few plastic straws, you can easily make a hummingbird feeder and demonstrate the effects of atmospheric pressure at the same time!
Use recycled wrapping paper and an empty bottle to make this beautiful vase for a great indoor activity when it's cold outside.
These 3D snow globe cookies look amazing on any table and will gets kids excited about the upcoming holiday season!
Writing a book about a favorite trip can be fun, rewarding and a great way to practice organizational, thinking, and communication skills.
This clay "painting" activity encourages and supports creative development and critical thinking skills.
Got a birdwatcher on your hands? Bring the birds to your backyard by making a zany bird feeder using an orange and some string.
Who knew that you could make beads out of rose petals? Not only can it be done, but the beads smell wonderful!
For kids who prefer to do homework flopped on a rug, this practical caddy can make all the difference!
Help your fifth grader or middle school teenager transform spice tins into fridge magnets and pencil holders in this arts and crafts activity.
As school starts, there's no better time to get your kid off to a fresh, fun, organized start. Here's a desk craft for style-minded students!
Keep school day sniffles at bay with a simple felt tissue cozy that fits neatly in a 3-ring binder.
Instead of tossing old school supplies, turn them into a work of art and teach your kids how to find new uses for old things.
This is the perfect recycling project for back to school! Your child will put all those extra paper bags to good use for her own personal notepad.
When it comes to helping your third grader manage a school backpack, small steps now bring big payoffs later.
Make these homemade friendship pencils for a party or the beginning of school and have a stylish writing utensil that kids will love trading.
Help your child get ready for back to school with this fun fifth grade activity, which has him creating an "I'm Studying" door sign.
Your child's journal should be as unique as she is. Help her transform a simple notebook into a personalized piece of art.
Here's a homemade bulletin board project to help your fourth grader's school year start off right.
This school year, have your child decorate his very own clip board and watch him do his homework in style!
Show your fourth grader how to make a delicate, dried flower bookmark with flowers native to her neighborhood.
Homemade eggnog is a tasty holiday libation for your whole family. Make homemade eggnog with your child and help him understand measurements in cooking.
For a fun activity that will have lasting effects, make this time capsule with your high school child, to be opened after college graduation.
Help your middle-schooler manage those papers with a personal, practical filing system.
The start of a new school year is always a great time to decorate a locker. Here's a way to help your middle schooler get off to an organized, stylish start!
Invite your middle school writer to make this artistic trip diary, and practice narrative prose and analytical writing in the process!