2nd graders with some weaving experience can turn a gallon milk jug and plastic grocery bags into a functional basket.
Breathe new life into Thanksgiving legends by getting your kindergartener into character this holiday with a nifty Native American vest.
Use this activity to create your very own scented hand sanitizer and teach your child to keep germs at bay!
With a little guidance from parents, youngsters can create a Christmas tree using their thumb as a stamp.
Kids have permission to get messy (just a little bit!) as they create a decorative candy cane mosaic from red and white handprints.
This fun and crafty activity is easy enough for your child to lend a helping hand and makes a great indoor or outdoor game.
Show your preschooler how to create a simple windsock using a colorful piece of tissue paper, a pipe cleaner, and yarn.
Your child can explore color mixing and design while folding together a paint-filled paper and then using a marker to outline it.
Your preschooler will engage his senses by making a scented pumpkin to decorate your house.
This nature craft is a great way for your child to learn about the fall season and make a festive decoration to display in your home.
This crafty activity will help your child develop an understanding of important math concepts like patterning and spatial awareness.
In this fun activity, frozen cubes of paint provide your preschooler with a cool new way to paint a masterpiece.
Kids love to hear about themselves. And reading about themselves is even better! This personal yearbook will let them record all their important facts.
You don't need to shell out big bucks to keep them in fingerpaint. With this recipe, you can stew up their favorite colors, right in your own kitchen.
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.
Sharing can be a challenge, and division doubly so! Practice halving numbers in this competitive card game.
What are the rules of your home? Help your fifth grader draft a Family Constitution and even give it an aged look using soaked tea bags.
Here's an arts and crafts activity for preschoolers: try finger painting with corn syrup and food coloring to make bright, colorful works of art.
Learn more about the fascinating folk art of Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs with this easy craft.
Learn more about the Harlem Renaissance, one of the most influential art scenes in American history.
Transform your kitchen table into a winter wonderland with a cookie and cocoa party that looks freshly dusted with snow.
Get your first grader to help you with scrapbooking by showing him how to use multiple envelopes to create an accordion-style photo book.
Introduce your fifth grader to a new cultural holiday practice as you two create a quick and easy straw version of a traditional Thai fish design.
Forget mass-produced, store bought holiday ornaments. Your fifth grader can usher in the holidays by making his own homemade marbled Christmas balls!
Your child can transform a triangle of felt into a colorful and motivating pennant sharing all her favorite characteristics and traits.
Say good-bye to lost bookmarks with the flower bookmark that knows how to hold on tight!
Spice up a traditional watercolor painting project with magazine cutout letters that spell out your favorite poem.
Let your fifth grader use his wits to challenge friends to complete his labyrinthine book of mazes!
Combine your creative fifth grader's love of nature, art and poetry with leaf printing!
Has your junior chef moved beyond chicken nuggets and mac and cheese? Challenge him to create his own brand of infused olive oil.
Here's an easy project: create a homework helper bookmark so your fourth grader can write down assignments and mark the pages he needs to read.
The special people in your life deserve a special card! Make a 3D flower card that lets your loved ones know how much you appreciate them.
Celebrate spring -- and take care of a little spring cleaning -- with this creative craft that turns a single sock into an adorable rabbit.
This seashell necklace lets you keep a piece of the beach with you. Help your crafty kid create this seashell necklace, the perfect summer keepsake.
Boost your child's math know-how! What are the odds a dart would land on one of the given sections of this circle?
What are the chances that a dart will land on an even number on a dart board? Find out in this sixth grade probability worksheet!
Instead of buying valentines this year, why not use this colorful printable with cute, old-fashioned animals!
Valentine's Day rolling around again? Make things a little easier by printing your own valentines. Your child will love handing out these cute cards.
Happy Valentine's Day! These sweet little cards will make the day a bit easier. Just print and cut, and you're ready to go.
Valentine's Day card templates are a great tool for people who want to make homemade valentines quickly. Try these Valentine's Day card templates this February.
These valentines will really quack you up! Sweet and old-fashioned, yet so easy; just print and cut into six.
Print these out for your child you'll have instant Valentine's Day cards! Then with your help, she can cut them out and give them to all her friends.
These cute animal valentines will make Valentine's Day a breeze. Just print them and help your child cut them out.
These sweet cards will make Valentine's Day a breeze this year. Just have your child cut them out and fill in the name of her friends, and you're ready to go!
Vintage valentines give your card exchange some old world flair. Print out these vintage valentines for your child this Valentine's Day.
Valentine cards make the holiday special. These valentine cards feature cuddly animals, lovely hearts, and vibrant colors.
Printable valentine hearts make pretty and simple valentine cards. These printable valentine hearts can be decorated to make set of unique valentines.
Valentine love notes help kids express why they care about friends and family. Make some valentine love notes with your child this February.
Send a little love to everyone this Valentine's Day with these colorful, printable valentine notes, complete with a card for mom and for dad!
This fun Valentine's Day craft is perfect for your little sweethearts. Just cut out the colorful butterfly and add a lollipop for the head!
Get creative on Valentine's Day! Just print and add a lollipop to these colorful red flowers to make valentines anyone would love to receive.
Send some sweet greetings this Valentine's Day with cards you can print and color yourself! Have your little ones help you color and decorate them.
Whale you be my valentine? Make these cute printable valentine cards that beg the question, "Whale you be my valentine?"
Homemade valentines are always better than store bought, and these flowers will be extra special because they come with a lollipop!
Your child can transform a recycled can into a painted pumpkin candle holder perfect for Halloween!
Invite your fifth grader to revive some of your family's vintage t-shirts by turning them into unique, cozy throw pillow covers!
This homemade keepsake book is a great project for your fifth grader to make for someone special this holiday season!
Kids learn about surrealism as they cut out items from magazines and combine them to create their own piece of surrealistic juxtaposition.
Transform yesterday's news into pretty pressed paper, perfect for party invitations, thank you notes, or just some kind words for a friend!
Help your fifth grader honor Black History month and the musical genre of jazz by crafting decorative music notes embellished with jazz musical instruments.
Show your fifth grader how to make this fun vinyl robot to spruce up her walls. Itâs quick to construct and easy to remove or transfer from wall to wall.
Similar to fried rice, this quick fix scramble uses leftover quinoa and vegetables.
Craft this leprechaun hat-covered jar, brimming with St. Patrick's Day charm!
This fall, make a leaf crown that will encourage creative play and your child's interest in the natural world while you help her build fine motor skills.
Raspberry hot chocolate is a sweat treat for your young valentine. Pink and delicious, this raspberry hot chocolate makes the perfect Valentine's Day drink.
This simple illuminaria can be made for any season or holiday. It's so fun that parents and kids alike will enjoy making a new one for each special holiday!
Use recycled wrapping paper and an empty bottle to make this beautiful vase for a great indoor activity when it's cold outside.
Enjoy the winter season with your preschooler with this arts and crafts activity: create mosaic snowflake art using yarn and colorful construction paper shapes.
Find yourself waffling when your kid asks for a new winter craft? Try your hand at this textured snowman art project for a new twist on painting.
During this chilly winter season, try this fun indoor craft with your preschooler to help him explore art concepts like shape, form and texture.
Bring snowy days inside by painting a winter wonderland scene using watercolors and melted snow in this preschool arts and crafts activity.
Let your preschooler use table salt and crayons in this arts and crafts activity to make a lovely painting with a textured crystal effect.
This winter season, have your preschooler try his hand at landscapes...by creating majestic, snow-filled scenery with a unique pop-up landscape project.
These spaghetti ornaments take seconds to make and are a great addition to a tree, gift or window.
This homemade snow globe is fun for kids who are excited about the arrival of winter. Kids can complete this snow globe craft quickly and easily.
Here's a fun math-oriented arts and crafts activity for your preschool or kindergarten child: create a gumdrop topiary and practice counting along the way.
Your child can re-purpose any used (and cleaned) can into a colorful container to hold Dad's pens and pencils on his desk!
Help your aspiring fashion designer give new life to a pair of drab shoes with this colorful craft.
This Thanksgiving banner adds a festive touch to your house for the holiday. Create this Thanksgiving banner with your little artist this Turkey Day.
Help your child develop basic sewing skills while creating these embroidered Valentine cards to share with the special people in her life.
To make this unique Valentine's Card, all your child will need is his creative mind, some paper, and a pencil.
This heart print makes the perfect simple and sweet gift for Valentine's Day!
This funny valentine features springing hearts and sparkling stickers to make an unusual holiday greeting. Make a funny valentine with your little comedian.
In this activity, your second grader will design her very own heart map to show what she's really made of.
This valentine bag craft makes a chic little pouch that holds cards and treats. Fall in love with this valentine bag craft this February.
The perfect activity for a rainy day, or any time your little one moans, "Moooo-oom, there's nothing to do!"
Clouds are formed when warm and cold air meet. Here's a way for kids to see it all up close!
With this activity, watch coal turn into crystals right before your eyes, and learn some science along the way!
Make special eco-friendly thank you cards using recycled materials to thank your kids' teachers for a wonderful year of school.
Create a fun fall leaf rubbing with your child to explore shapes and textures this Thanksgiving.
Help your preschooler learn science and math skills like sorting, sequencing, and ordering while taking a nature walk and collecting and collaging leaves.
Make corn kernel necklaces this fall and help build your child's hand-eye coordination along with her fine motor skills.
Has your child got his head in the clouds? So did Neil Armstrong, one of America's most famous astronauts.
Make beads out of rose petals for a fun and fragrant arts and crafts activity! This activity is perfect for elementary school children.
For kids who prefer to do homework flopped on a rug, this practical caddy can make all the difference!
It's easier than you think to make homemade play dough -- just a few pantry staples makes a natural version of the toy that kids have loved for generations.
Forget markers or crayons. For a really unusual art project, close the art supply cabinet, and crack open the pantry! Use rice to make pictures.
Use marbles and paint to explore the wild world of shapes and color...and build kindergarten writing strength, too.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy summer activity! Make homemade ice cream and let your child practice his science skills.
Help your child make a beautiful homemade sandcastle that will last!
Create colorful paintings using the turntable on an old record player, and help your child experiment with color and movement!
Forget 2-D maps. It's time for 3-D! Help your first grade child learn about the community around him, with this fun map building activity.
This alphabet bottle is fun to make and a great activity to keep your preschool child busy, while helping her recognize letters in a creative way.
Preschoolers are fascinated by how colors can be mixed to form new ones. This activity combines color mixing with the concept of melting for extra science fun.
Your child will jump at the chance to get messy (under adult supervision, of course) with this project and create some unique home decor that really shines!
Here's an arts and crafts activity to help your child put together his own "Back to School" scrapbook.
Your child's journal should be as unique as she is. Help her transform a simple notebook into a personalized piece of art.
Help your son protect his textbooks by creating cheap and attractive brown paper book covers.
Your child can turn dinner into a flavorful adventure that transports the entire family to a land far away with some quick and easy Thai peanut noodles.
This project is a great way to explore variations in how to paint using watercolor.
Got a kid who loves fashion? Help her develop her own unique style with this tie-dye project using natural dyes.
Your child can transform a plain plastic bottle into a colorful tea candle holder with some hot glue and colorful beads.
Your child can create a string wrapped headband to hold her hair back during the hot summer. Plus, it will re-purpose left over bits of string and thread!
This unique drawing activity gives kids a chance to practice their concentration and focus, and the end result is sure to bring lots of laughs!
Learn with makes water molecules work with this fun and easy science activity!
Teach your fifth grader about the wonders of wind by making and observing this winter wind chime.
Invite your fifth grader to design a fleet of miniature paddle boats to race in the family bathtub.
In this arts and crafts activity, you and your child will create colorful three-dimensional artwork using scrunched-up fabric pieces.
Your fifth grader will have a blast sewing this plush neck pillow--and he'll sure be glad to have it on long car or airplane trips!
This fun art activity gets your child to create background and foreground elements, building his art skills and creative development.
In this unique 5th grade arts and crafts project, your budding artist can imitate ancient rock art by creating his own petroglyphs on sandpaper with crayons.
This kids' activity will help your child make a beautiful tin luminary, which filters candlelight to trace beautiful candlelit patterns on the walls!
Here's a simple, fun activity which will save you time and reinforce your child's math skills along the way.
Encourage your child to take a page from Bridget Riley and the op art movement, and see if she can create an optical illusion in her artwork.
This easy indoor activity teaches kids how to mix kitchen ingredients into watercolor paints, while giving a crash course in color-combining.
Design and construct a toothpick bridge with a simple household items and a little mathematical magic.
Learn about the beautiful Indian art of Madhubani painting with this fun and creative project.
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!
Make this African collar necklace for a lesson in crafting and African culture.
Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
The elegance of a glitter vase will rival the flowers inside it! Help your child craft this artsy gift as a special gift for a loved one.
Instead of loading up on mayonnaise based potato salad, your child can whip up something healthier: German potato salad!
Make these homemade friendship pencils for a party or the beginning of school and have a stylish writing utensil that kids will love trading.
The next time your child decides he needs to press restart on his wardrobe, don't ship his clothes off to Goodwill so fast.
Kids learn about pointillism as they make their own self-portrait in the style of famed American artist Chuck Close.
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.
Little athletes will love testing their logic skills with a fun word search, all about the Summer Olympics!
The Olympic torch must burn brightly as a symbol of the enduring tradition of the Olympics. Here's how to make your own!
As summer swings to an end, the London Olympics are off with a bang! Check out this recommended reading list to spark your child's interest in sports.
Worried that your child's vocabulary is suffering from too much text talk? Help her ditch the "lol speak" with these exercises, aimed at building out vocabulary and making words work for you.
This fantastic book features activities and worksheets sure to get you into the Olympic spirit!
Learn more about Sally Ride's amazing career in aeronautics by coloring in this cartoonized version of her!
To pay tribute to the ancient Mexican art of mosaics, your child can craft a colorful mosaic using old magazines, a paper plate and lots of imagination.
Is your child missing a friend or family member that's away at college, far from home, or in the hospital? This cute gift box says "Wish you were here!"
Your child can re-use and re-purpose old seeds and paper into something new: decorated paper that can be planted!
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.
Help your fifth grader or middle school teenager transform spice tins into fridge magnets and pencil holders in this arts and crafts activity.
Kids can decorate with paper mosaic patterns! This art project is a perfect way to amp up an ancient history lesson about the Greeks or Bronze Age.
Anyone can write Dad a card for Father's Day; but for the dad who loves sports, get the family to write him a special haiku on a basketball instead!
Sure, angles can be confusing. Here's a fun activity to brush up your child's knowledge of these geometry essentials.
Your child will impress all of your holiday guests with this simple recipe for non-alcoholic mulled spice wine. It's warm, festive, fun, and very sophisticated.
Chocolate dipped candy canes make an elegant and delicious Christmas treat that your fifth grader can make. Make chocolate dipped candy canes with your child.
Enlist your fifth grader's help in making homemade mistletoe. Every time someone passes under it, he will express appreciation to another family member!
This Santa Lucia crown is a beautiful craft for your child during the holiday season. Wear a Santa Lucia crown on St. Lucy's Day, December 13th.
What better way to encourage family bonding and communication than to make a family directory to help everyone keep in touch?
This pet blanket is a perfect sewing project for your little gifter with a furry friend. Make a pet blanket with your child this holiday season.
Show your fifth grader how fun and fashionable recycling can be! Guide her in making her own wallet by fusing together old plastic bags with an iron.
Why not have your fifth grader put herself in her favorite athlete's shoes? She'll love learning about an athlete that she admires.
This hands-on activity uses just a few ordinary supplies to create an extra-fun Fourth of July craft.
Inspired by the wonderful work of Dr. Seuss, this 20-page activity booklet is full of reading, math, and most importantly, fun!
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.
Looking for a project that mixes crafting and a little bit of saving the planet at the same time? Look no further than the International Plastic Quilt Project.
This St. Patrick's day, stretch your third grader's social studies and math skills with this fun, cooperative learning game.
Repurpose those plastic shopping bags hiding in your house into a fun and exciting decoration your child can hang in her room!
Inspired by Japanese woodcuts, this make your own stamps project will be a big hit with your fifth grade or middle school child.
Learn about Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arranging, with your child while artfully arranging spring flowers!