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Play with Pasta...and Learn to Write
Play with Pasta...and Learn to Write
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Play with Pasta...and Learn to Write
Pasta makes a good dinner, but it can also be used to teach proper letter formation! In this easy crafts activity, you'll use pasta and glue to form letters.
Kindergarten
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How to Tie-Dye
How to Tie-Dye
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How to Tie-Dye
Spend an afternoon outdoors and add a personal touch to clothes or other items of fabric by learning how to tie-dye.
Kindergarten
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Papier-Mâché Characters
Papier-Mâché Characters
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Papier-Mâché Characters
Help your child to create a familiar favorite from a book or series he adores out of papier-mache. Exercise your child's imagination and language arts skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Family Memory Jigsaw Puzzle
Make a Family Memory Jigsaw Puzzle
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Make a Family Memory Jigsaw Puzzle
Create your own jigsaw puzzle using a blown-up family photo, and reconstruct the image as many times as you like. Here's how kids can make this gift.
2nd grade
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Make Your Own Piñata!
Make Your Own Piñata!
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Make Your Own Piñata!
Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.
1st grade
Social studies
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Create a Recyclable Creature
Create a Recyclable Creature
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Create a Recyclable Creature
Help your child use recycled materials, a little imagination and some writing skills to build his very own recycled creature.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Self Portrait from Nature
Make a Self Portrait from Nature
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Make a Self Portrait from Nature
Add some fun to arts and crafts by having your child make a self portrait using nature as her palette.
2nd grade
Science
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How to Make Maracas
How to Make Maracas
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How to Make Maracas
Want to build some homemade instruments? These maracas make a racket, and they couldn't be easier to make...
Kindergarten
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Film Canister Rocket
Film Canister Rocket
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Film Canister Rocket
What's cooler than an explosion? Not much! This simple science experiment lets kids build their own pop rocket. So put on your safety goggles and let her rip.
1st grade
Science
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Make Back to School Business Cards!
Make Back to School Business Cards!
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Make Back to School Business Cards!
Looking for a unique arts and crafts activity that gives some writing practice? Help your child make her own back-to-school business cards!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Homemade Paper
Homemade Paper
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Homemade Paper
This science project lets kids explore what happens when water and paper interact, and it produces homemade paper perfect for gift tags or stationery.
Kindergarten
Science
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Build a Time Capsule!
Build a Time Capsule!
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Build a Time Capsule!
Want to capture this year? Make a time capsule of this period in your child's life! You may just be surprised at what you find, when you dig it up next year...
Kindergarten
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No-Bake Clay
No-Bake Clay
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No-Bake Clay
This clay doesn't need to go into the oven. Brew up a batch, let your child shape it, and dry overnight. By morning, it's ready for paint. Perfect for holidays!
Preschool
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Make a Milk Box Derby
Make a Milk Box Derby
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Make a Milk Box Derby
Show your child how to "recycle" by making a milk box toy car. Here's how to get started.
Kindergarten
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Get Your Head in the Clouds
Get Your Head in the Clouds
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Get Your Head in the Clouds
Get your child outside to observe the clouds, and get a fun exercise in science, writing, and arts and crafts! Here's how.
1st grade
Science
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Mini Waterfall
Mini Waterfall
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Mini Waterfall
Have your child build his own mini waterfall, and help him develop his planning, problem solving, and architectural skills.
4th grade
Science
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Homemade Face Paint
Homemade Face Paint
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Homemade Face Paint
Homemade face paint is a safe and economical way to jazz up your Halloween costume. Even better, this easy-to-make face paint requires just three ingredients!
Preschool
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Make a Rock Salt Mosaic
Make a Rock Salt Mosaic
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Make a Rock Salt Mosaic
Is your kindergartener getting tired of the standard art supplies? How about making a mosaic? This recipe is kinder safe, no broken glass involved!
Kindergarten
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Make Scented Play Dough
Make Scented Play Dough
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Make Scented Play Dough
Make your own play dough at home with a fruity scent using this easy activity!
Kindergarten
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Create a Cozy Poncho!
Create a Cozy Poncho!
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Create a Cozy Poncho!
Show your child how to make a cool fleece poncho without any sewing, and help develop fine motor skills and patterning at the same time. Here's how.
Preschool
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Make a Career Book!
Make a Career Book!
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Make a Career Book!
Celebrate Labor Day with this fun activity. Show your child how to make a "career book" and explore the many jobs that people have, while practicing writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Produce a Vegetable Puppet Play
Produce a Vegetable Puppet Play
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Produce a Vegetable Puppet Play
This activity is a fun way for your first grader to learn about how veggies help your body while being creative with art and drama. Here's how to get started.
Kindergarten
Science
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Paint and Learn
Paint and Learn
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Paint and Learn
By using watercolor paints to practice writing letters, sentences, and math problems, your child will practice first grade skills in his "Sidewalk School."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Hanging Jellyfish
Make a Hanging Jellyfish
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Make a Hanging Jellyfish
Bring the sea to your home with this marine life–inspired art project that displays beautifully when suspended from the ceiling.
Kindergarten
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Make Homemade Glue!
Make Homemade Glue!
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Make Homemade Glue!
This surprisingly good glue recipe comes from common kitchen items.
3rd grade
Science
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Arts and Crafts for Kids

Arts and crafts are great for learners of all ages. From preschool paper plate tambourines to fifth grade homemade thermometers, the Education.com arts and crafts activities below will keep students’ learning fun and engaged. With a wide range of DIY, decorative, and scientific arts and crafts activities below, your arts and crafts classroom ideas list will never be empty again.