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Make Your Own Sketchbook

Save money and get creative by helping your preschooler create and make her own unique sketchbook to put her art in.

Spaceship Craft

Help your child make an imaginative, inexpensive spaceship from recycled materials. When the spaceship is ready, count backwards from ten and then BLAST-OFF!

Chef Hat

Let your preschooler feel like a real chef by helping him create his very own chef's hat!

Spaghetti Ornaments

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

Berry Basket Ornament

Save those plastic berry baskets to make these mini Christmas tree ornaments.

Homemade Stethoscope

This Valentine's Day, learn a little more about the organ that keeps everything in your body going--the heart!

Homemade Potpourri

Make homemade potpourri out of roses with your child!

Egg Carton Caterpillar

Your preschooler will strengthen his fine motor skills by cutting, painting, and drawing as he creates a crafty caterpillar out of an egg carton.

Make Your Own Horse

Whether your child wants to be a cowboy or a princess, this homemade horse prop is perfect to use in all sorts of imaginative play!

Craft Your Own Pirate Telescope

Craft a pirate telescope using an old paper towel roll, and get ready for some goofy pirate adventures!

Craft a Chinese New Year Dragon

Make your own colorful dragon out of empty toilet paper rolls to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

New Year's Recycled Noisemakers

Help your child think outside the box as she creates these festive noisemakers, a fun way to ring in the new year.

DIY Planter

Show your preschooler how to construct this very special planter for Mom. It makes a great pick-me-up, and it's easy for kids to make in a flash!

Rolling Dog Toy

This adorable toy is fun to play with and easy to make. Even better, you should be able to find all the materials you need lying around your house.

Magic Water Bottle

Tap into your child's imagination while creating magic water bottles by filling a bottle with objects that they can search for and locate.

Wax Paper Art

If your kid likes to color, you probably know all too well that crayons go quickly. Put those crayon stubs to use by creating colorful ironed wax paper art!

Buried Treasure Game

Has your preschooler ever wanted to be a pirate? This fun activity will put her healthy imagination into action!

Turntable Art

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

Egg Carton Goggles

Preschoolers can ply their creativity making recycled egg carton masks in this clever eco-friendly arts and crafts activity.

Construct a Kid Size Cardboard Castle

Help your little builder move up in the world with this recycled cardboard castle that's just the right size for a young king and his loyal stuffed subjects.

Melted Crayon Art

Melted crayon art is all the rage right now. It's simple, inexpensive, and there's no wrong way to do it!

Cork Stamp Art

Explore the changing seasons with your preschooler by helping her create a cork-stamped masterpiece.

Make a Marble Run!

This fun, think-outside-the-box activity introduces kids to gravity and other basic scientific concepts as they construct an impressive marble run!

Create an Egg Carton School Bus

This school bus is easy to make, and all you need are some common household items.

Create an Egg Carton Color Sorter

Teach your preschooler color recognition using this handy egg carton sorter. She will group objects by color and learn to recognize their names with this tool.

Homemade Castanets

There's no need to buy musical instruments when you can make your own castanets in less time than it takes to click your way through a percussive song.

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.

Make Quick and Easy Bath Salts

Use the activity below to help your child create bath salts as she observes how a solid changes when placed into a liquid.

Tin Can Phone

Tin can phones offer something modern versions don't - a fun project to make with a friend, and a dramatic illustration of vibration and sound waves.

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.

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