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Dye Eggs with Onion Skins

Teach your child to dye eggs with natural ingredients from the grocery store. From pink to gold, these eggs are perfect for hiding, hunting or simply munching.

Recycled Plastic Bag Basket

2nd graders with some weaving experience can turn a gallon milk jug and plastic grocery bags into a functional basket.

Design a Native American Vest

Breathe new life into Thanksgiving legends by getting your kindergartener into character this holiday with a nifty Native American vest.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Create your very own scented hand sanitizer that will help your child to keep those nasty germs at bay!

Thumbprint Christmas Tree Cards

With a little guidance from parents, youngsters can create a Christmas tree using their thumb as a stamp.

Stamp a Handprint Candy Cane

Kids have permission to get messy (just a little bit!) as they create a decorative candy cane mosaic from red and white handprints.

Tissue Paper Butterfly Hunt

This fun and crafty activity is easy enough for your child to lend a helping hand and makes a great indoor or outdoor game.

Make a Windsock

Show your preschooler how to create a simple windsock using a colorful piece of tissue paper, a pipe cleaner, and yarn.

Color Bugs

Your child can explore color mixing and design while folding together a paint-filled paper and then using a marker to outline it.

Make Scented Pumpkins

Your preschooler will engage his senses by making a scented pumpkin to decorate your house.

Leaf Banner

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.

Fall Leaf Patterns

This crafty activity will help your child develop an understanding of important math concepts like patterning and spatial awareness.

Paint with Ice

In this fun activity, frozen cubes of paint provide your preschooler with a cool new way to paint a masterpiece.

Make a Preschool Yearbook

Kids love to hear about themselves. And reading about themselves is even better! This personal yearbook will let them record all their important facts.

Homemade Fingerpaint

Why spend money on fingerpaint when you can make your own? With this recipe, you can stew up your kid's favorite colors right in your kitchen.

Egg Carton Flowers

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.

Divide By Two

Sharing can be a challenge, and division doubly so! Practice halving numbers in this competitive card game.

Draft a Family Constitution

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.

Make Corn Syrup Art

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.

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs

Learn more about the fascinating folk art of Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs with this easy craft.

History of the Harlem Renaissance

Learn more about the Harlem Renaissance, one of the most influential art scenes in American history.

Winter Tea Party

Transform your kitchen table into a winter wonderland with a cookie and cocoa party that looks freshly dusted with snow.

Envelope Scrapbook

Get your first grader to help you with scrapbooking by showing him how to use multiple envelopes to create an accordion-style photo book.

Christmas Fish

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.

Make Marbled Christmas Balls

Forget mass-produced, store bought holiday ornaments. Your fifth grader can usher in the holidays by making his own homemade marbled Christmas balls!

Craft a ME Pennant

Your child can transform a triangle of felt into a colorful and motivating pennant sharing all her favorite characteristics and traits.

Flower Bookmarks

Say goodbye to lost bookmarks with the flower bookmark that knows how to hold on tight!

Magazine Cutout letters

Spice up a traditional watercolor painting project with magazine cutout letters that spell out your favorite poem.

Book of Mazes

Let your fifth grader use his wits to challenge friends to complete his labyrinthine book of mazes!

Leaf Printing

Combine your creative fifth grader's love of nature, art and poetry with leaf printing!

How to Make Infused Olive Oil

Has your junior chef moved beyond chicken nuggets and mac and cheese? Challenge him to create his own brand of infused olive oil.

Make a Homework Helper Bookmark!

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.

3-D Flower Card

The special people in your life deserve a special card! Have your kid make a 3-D flower card that will let a loved ones know how much he appreciates them.

Sock Rabbit

Celebrate spring -- and take care of a little spring cleaning -- with this creative craft that turns a single sock into an adorable rabbit.

Seashell Necklace Craft

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.

Probability Toss 2

Boost your child's math know-how! What are the odds a dart would land on one of the given sections of this circle?

Probability Toss 1

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!

Printable Valentines

Instead of buying valentines this year, why not use this colorful printable with cute, old-fashioned animals!

Printable Valentines

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.

Boy Valentines

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

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.

Cute Printable Valentines!

These valentines will really quack you up! Sweet and old-fashioned, yet so easy; just print and cut into six.

Print Your Own Valentines!

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.

Animal Valentines

These cute animal valentines will make Valentine's Day a breeze. Just print them and help your child cut them out.

Homemade Valentines

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

Vintage valentines give your card exchange some old world flair. Print out these vintage valentines for your child this Valentine's Day.

Valentine Cards

Valentine cards make the holiday special. These valentine cards feature cuddly animals, lovely hearts, and vibrant colors.

Printable Valentine Hearts

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

Valentine love notes help kids express why they care about friends and family. Make some valentine love notes with your child this February.

Valentine Cards to Print

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!

Butterfly Valentine

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!

Lollipop Flower Valentines

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.

Cupcake Valentines

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?

Whale you be my valentine? Make these cute printable valentine cards that beg the question, "Whale you be my valentine?"

Lollipop Valentine Card

Homemade valentines are always better than store bought, and these flowers will be extra special because they come with a lollipop!

Halloween Candle Holders

Your child can transform a recycled can into a painted pumpkin candle holder perfect for Halloween!

Sew a T-Shirt Throw Pillow

Invite your fifth grader to revive some of your family's vintage t-shirts by turning them into unique, cozy throw pillow covers!

Make a Homemade Keepsake Book

This homemade keepsake book is a great project for your fifth grader to make for someone special this holiday season!

Create a Surrealistic Collage

Kids learn about surrealism as they cut out items from magazines and combine them to create their own piece of surrealistic juxtaposition.

Pressed Paper

Transform yesterday's news into pretty pressed paper, perfect for party invitations, thank you notes, or just some kind words for a friend!

Paper Music Notes

Help your fifth grader honor Black History month and the musical genre of jazz by crafting decorative music notes embellished with jazz musical instruments.

Robot Decoration

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.

Breakfast Scramble

Similar to fried rice, this quick fix scramble uses leftover quinoa and vegetables.

Leprechaun Hat Pin Cushion

Craft this leprechaun hat-covered jar, brimming with St. Patrick's Day charm!

Leaf Crown

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

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.

Make a Folded Paper Illuminaria!

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!

Wrapping Paper Vase

Use recycled wrapping paper and an empty bottle to make this beautiful vase for a great indoor activity when it's cold outside.

Make a Mosaic Yarn Snowflake

Enjoy the winter season with your preschooler with this arts and crafts activity: create mosaic snowflake art using yarn and colorful construction paper shapes.

Waffle Snowman

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.

Snowman Paper Bag Puppet

During this chilly winter season, try this fun indoor craft with your preschooler to help him explore art concepts like shape, form and texture.

Paint a Melted Snow Watercolor

Bring snowy days inside by painting a winter wonderland scene using watercolors and melted snow in this preschool arts and crafts activity.

Salt Painting

If using regular watercolors is getting a little dry, liven things up by using salt to create a beautiful painting with unique crystal texture!

Create a Pop-Up Winter Landscape

This winter season, have your preschooler try his hand at landscapes...by creating majestic, snow-filled scenery with a unique pop-up landscape project.

Spaghetti Ornaments

These spaghetti ornaments take seconds to make and are a great addition to a tree, gift or window.

DIY Homemade Snow Globe

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.

Create a Gumdrop Topiary

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.

Recycled Pencil Holder

Your child can re-purpose any used (and cleaned) can into a colorful container to hold Dad's pens and pencils on his desk!

Shoe Sketch

Help your aspiring fashion designer give new life to a pair of drab shoes with this colorful craft.

Thanksgiving Banner

This Thanksgiving banner adds a festive touch to your house for the holiday. Create this Thanksgiving banner with your little artist this Turkey Day.

Embroidered Cards

Help your child develop basic sewing skills while creating these embroidered Valentine cards to share with the special people in her life.

Secret Code Valentine

To make this unique Valentine's Card, all your child will need is his creative mind, some paper, and a pencil.

Valentine's Day Painting

This heart print makes the perfect simple and sweet gift for Valentine's Day!

Funny Valentine

This funny valentine features springing hearts and sparkling stickers to make an unusual holiday greeting. Make a funny valentine with your little comedian.

Make a Heart Map

In this activity, your second grader will design her very own heart map to show what she's really made of.

Valentine Bag Craft

This valentine bag craft makes a chic little pouch that holds cards and treats. Fall in love with this valentine bag craft this February.

So Silly!: Make Your Own Putty

The perfect activity for a rainy day, or any time your little one moans, "Moooo-oom, there's nothing to do!"

Make Your Own Cloud!

Clouds are formed when warm and cold air meet. Here's a way for kids to see it all up close!

Make Colorful Crystals from Coal

In this activity, your kid will watch coal turn into crystals right before her very eyes, and learn some science along the way!

Homemade Potpourri

Make homemade potpourri out of roses with your child!

Thank You Notes for Teachers

Make special eco-friendly thank you cards using recycled materials to thank your kids' teachers for a wonderful year of school.

Make Leaf Rubbing Animals

Create a fun fall leaf rubbing with your child to explore shapes and textures this Thanksgiving.

Sorting and Ordering: Collect Autumn Leaves!

Help your preschooler learn science and math skills like sorting, sequencing, and ordering while taking a nature walk and collecting and collaging leaves.

Corn Kernel Necklaces

Make corn kernel necklaces this fall and help build your child's hand-eye coordination along with her fine motor skills.

Neil Armstrong Coloring Page

Has your child got his head in the clouds? So did Neil Armstrong, one of America's most famous astronauts.

Make Rose Petal Beads

Who knew that you could make beads out of rose petals? Not only can it be done, but the beads smell wonderful!

Make a Homework Caddy Kit

For kids who prefer to do homework flopped on a rug, this practical caddy can make all the difference!

Homemade Playdough

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.

Make Rice Pictures

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.

Paint Like Jackson Pollock!

Use marbles and paint to explore the wild world of shapes and color...and build writing strength, too.

Homemade Ice Cream Maker

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy summer activity! Make homemade ice cream and let your child practice his science skills.

Make a Sandcastle You Can Keep!

Help your child make a beautiful homemade sandcastle that will last!

Turntable Art

Create colorful paintings using the turntable on an old record player, and help your child experiment with color and movement!

Make a City of Bags

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.

Underwater I Spy Alphabet Bottle

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.

Make Magic Ice

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.

Make a Glittering String Ball

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!

Create a "Back to School" Scrapbook

Here's an arts and crafts activity to help your child put together his own "Back to School" scrapbook.

Fabric Journal

Your child's journal should be as unique as she is. Help her transform a simple notebook into a personalized piece of art.

Paper Bag Book Covers

Help your son protect his textbooks by creating cheap and attractive brown paper book covers.

Thai Peanut Noodles

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.

Painting With Watercolor

This project is a great way to explore variations in how to paint using watercolor.

Tie-Dye with All-Natural Dyes

Got a kid who loves fashion? Help her develop her own unique style with this tie-dye project using natural dyes.

Jeweled Tea Candle Holder

Your child can transform a plain plastic bottle into a colorful tea candle holder with some hot glue and colorful beads.

Design String-Wrapped Headbands

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!

Blind Contour Drawing

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!

Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment

Learn with makes water molecules work with this fun and easy science activity!

Construct a Winter Wind Chime

Teach your fifth grader about the wonders of wind by making and observing this winter wind chime.

Boat Racer

Invite your fifth grader to design a fleet of miniature paddle boats to race in the family bathtub.

3-D Art Project

In this arts and crafts activity, you and your child will create colorful three-dimensional artwork using scrunched-up fabric pieces.

How to Make a Neck Pillow

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!

Layered Art

This fun art activity gets your child to create background and foreground elements, building his art skills and creative development.

Paint Your Own Petroglyphs

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.

Make a Tin Candle Luminary

This kids' activity will help your child make a beautiful tin luminary, which filters candlelight to trace beautiful candlelit patterns on the walls!

Use Coupon Math for Cash!

Here's a simple, fun activity which will save you time and reinforce your child's math skills along the way.

Make Lines Like Bridget Riley

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.

Homemade Paint

This easy indoor activity teaches kids how to mix kitchen ingredients into watercolor paints, while giving a crash course in color-combining.

Build a Toothpick Bridge

Design and construct a toothpick bridge with a simple household items and a little mathematical magic.

Madhubani Painting

Learn about the beautiful Indian art of Madhubani painting with this fun and creative project.

Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!

Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.

Draw a Mandala

Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!

African Collar Necklace

Make this African collar necklace for a lesson in crafting and African culture.

How to Make a Scary Mask

Make a scary Native American mask to keep evil spirits away!

Make Roman Relief Coins

Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.

Glitter Vase

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.

German Potato Salad

Instead of loading up on mayonnaise based potato salad, your child can whip up something healthier: German potato salad!

Friendship Pencils

Make these homemade friendship pencils for a party or the beginning of school and have a stylish writing utensil that kids will love trading.

Make a Recycled Pillow Cover

The next time your child decides he needs to press restart on his wardrobe, don't ship his clothes off to Goodwill so fast.

Make Your Own Pointillism Self-Portrait

Kids learn about pointillism as they make their own self-portrait in the style of famed American artist Chuck Close.

Make a "Study Time" Door Hanger

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.

How to Make a Loom

Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!

Olympic Word Search

Little athletes will love testing their logic skills with this fun word search that's all about the Summer Olympics!

Make an Olympic Torch

The Olympic torch must burn brightly as a symbol of the enduring tradition of the Olympics. Here's how to make your own!

Great Books to Kick Off the Olympics!

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.

Beyond LOL Speak: Raising a Well-Spoken Kid

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.

Summer Olympics Activity Book

This fantastic book features activities and worksheets sure to get you into the Olympic spirit!

Sally Ride Coloring Page

Learn more about Sally Ride's amazing career in aeronautics by coloring in this cartoonized version of her!

Make an Aztec Inspired Mosaic Plate

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.

House-Shaped Gift Box

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!"

How to Make Your Own Paper

Your child can re-use and re-purpose old seeds and paper into something new: decorated paper that can be planted!

Make Jumbo "Cupcake" Crayons

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.

Suncatcher Craft

Reuse and recycle your CDs by having your kid turn them into colorful, eye-popping suncatchers.

Make a Magnetic Spice Tin Pencil Holder

Help your fifth grader or middle school teenager transform spice tins into fridge magnets and pencil holders in this arts and crafts activity.

Make Mosaic Names

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.

Write Dad a Basketball Message

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!

Introduce Angles!

Sure, angles can be confusing. Here's a fun activity to brush up your child's knowledge of these geometry essentials.

Make Kid-Friendly Mulled Spice Wine

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

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.

Start a New Mistletoe Tradition

Enlist your fifth grader's help in making homemade mistletoe. Every time someone passes under it, he will express appreciation to another family member!

Santa Lucia Crown

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.

Make a Family Telephone Directory

What better way to encourage family bonding and communication than to make a family directory to help everyone keep in touch?

Pet Blanket

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.

Recycled Plastic Wallet

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.

If I Were an Olympic Athlete...

Why not have your fifth grader put herself in her favorite athlete's shoes? She'll love learning about an athlete that she admires.

Patriotic Pinwheel

This hands-on activity uses just a few ordinary supplies to create an extra-fun 4th of July craft.

My Very Own Dr. Seuss Activity Book

Inspired by the wonderful work of Dr. Seuss, this 20-page activity booklet is full of reading, math, and most importantly, fun!

Make Marbleized Paper!

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.

The International Plastic Quilt 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.

Leprechaun Chase

This St. Patrick's day, stretch your third grader's social studies and math skills with this fun, cooperative learning game.

Recycled Decor

Repurpose those plastic shopping bags hiding in your house into a fun and exciting decoration your child can hang in her room!

Wood Stamps

Inspired by Japanese woodcuts, this make your own stamps project will be a big hit with your fifth grade or middle school child.

Ikebana: Flower Arrangement

Learn about Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arranging, with your child while artfully arranging spring flowers!

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