Crazy Creatures

Get a little crazy this week with unusual creatures that can be made with your child's imagination (and a few craft supplies!). Kids will construct monsters out of balloons, cats out of cucumbers, and even funny figures out of rice cakes.

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Crazy Creatures

Get a little crazy this week with unusual creatures that can be made with your child's imagination (and a few craft supplies!). Kids will construct monsters out of balloons, cats out of cucumbers, and even funny figures out of rice cakes.

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Crazy Creatures Checklist

Get a little crazy with these DIY summer camp activities, all about unusual creatures! This handy checklist will make a fine addition to your week of fun.
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Silly Potato

Have a little fun playing with food this Thanksgiving, and a silly harvest holiday potato with your child!
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Create a Creature

Step up to the controls, Dr. Frankenstein -- the world is in need of a new creature!
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Smudge Monsters

Kids print their own smudges, then turn them into silly monsters that are sure to bring lots of laughs along the way.
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The Mix Up Monsters

Is your kid bored with all her board games? The silly mix up monster game is sure to please any young learner.
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Make a Traditional Mexican Alebrije

Ignite your child's creativity by having her design her own clay version of an alebrije, a traditional fanciful creature like the ones made in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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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.
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Penny Toss Monsters

In this fun printable board game, kids toss pennies onto the board, trying to get them to land in the penny toss monsters' mouths.
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Sock Stuffed Animal

No need to head to the toy store for her next stuffed animal once she has the skills to create her own!
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Monster Balloons

These little monsters made from balloons and flour are silly and fun and best of all, easy for preschoolers to make.
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Cucumber Carving

Teach your creative second grader about proportions, animals, and proper cutting methods with cucumber carving.
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Create a Venn Diagram Creature!

Help your third grader create a Venn diagram fantasy creature by combining two different creatures to create a fantasy creature based on their similarities.
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Creative Creature Pop-Up Card

Next time your second grader needs to send a card, consider this goofy writing and craft project.
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Rice Cake Creatures

Want to turn snack time into fun-time? Help him turn ordinary rice cakes into creatures that are silly, creepy, or just plain cute!
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