4th of July Crafts

Fireworks, watermelon, and fun! Doesn't everyone love the 4th? Get your whole family involved in this great holiday by making these cute crafts for your 4th of July celebration!

4th of July Firework Blocks

Simple, but oh so cute! You'll have a "blast" making this!

@Making_of_a_Mom

@Making_of_a_Mom

Painted Lawn Stars

What kids wouldn't want to spray paint their lawn!

@ConcreteCottage

@ConcreteCottage

Tin Can Windsocks

Tin cans, streamers, star...it's so great!

@postrisapp

@postrisapp

Popsicle Stick Flags

Is the best part making the flags or eating the popsicles first? 

@ucreateblog

@ucreateblog

American Flag Mason Jars

A little more involved, but it's worth it! These will be used every year!

@lizmariegalvan

@lizmariegalvan

Easy Treats Kids Can Make

Kids love to get creative in the kitchen! Allow their creativity to flow when you introduce these fun treats they can make themselves - with maybe a little help from mom and dad. None of these treats are expensive to make, and although they may be a little messy...a little mess is worth it, right?

Pretzel Bunnies & Ducks

How cute are these ducks?! Add a little icing and some imagination and go for it!

@1littleproject

@1littleproject

Witch Brooms

Don't think that these treats are only for Halloween. In my house, any time is a great time for Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!

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@Couponin2Disney

Spooky Oreo Eyeballs

Again...NOT JUST FOR HALLOWEEN! Who wouldn't want to try these any time of the year?

@itsalwaysautumn

@itsalwaysautumn

Root Beer Float Popsicles

What a great way to beat the summer heat!

@eatingonadime

@eatingonadime

Kid-Approved Trail Mix

Going on a road trip? Let your kid make their own snack packs!

@kristy7graces

@kristy7graces

Outdoor Crafts for Summer

Summer is here and that is great news...until you run out of ideas of fun things to do and the kiddos (and you!) start to get restless. We've found 5 ideas from great kid blogs to spice up a boring afternoon. Try one of these fun crafts today!

Pool Noodle Boats

Think you've done every craft you can do with pool noodle? Bet you haven't made these!

@thechirpingmoms

@thechirpingmoms

Kid Made Bird Feeders

Help out your friendly bird friends and let the kids do something to help other...creatures! These cute bird houses look so fun to make!

@GrowJewelRose

@GrowJewelRose

Wind Chimes Craft

What can you do with all the old craft supplies laying around your house? Make a wind chime!

@FrugalFun4Boys

@FrugalFun4Boys

LadyBug Painted Rocks

Aren't these the cutest? You probably even have the supplies already!

@amandaformaro

@amandaformaro

4th of July Craft

This patriotic craft is a great way to get the kids involved in the 4th of July celebrations!

  @realcoake

 

@realcoake

Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer's here! That means sun, fun, and adventures! It also means kids that need things to do and parents that need some creative inspiration. We've found four crafts to make this summer with things you (probably) already have in your house. Try them out and let us know what you think!

 

Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cones

What can glue and shaving cream make? Puffy paint! Your kids will love it!

Ice Cream in a Bag

My kids LOVE to make their own ice cream! The baggies get extremely cold, so have them wear gloves or oven mitts to protect their hands.

Firework Paintings

What you can do with empty toilet paper rolls? Make fireworks, of course!

Bubble Art

What's more than fun than blowing bubbles? Making bubble paintings! Inexpensive, fun, and original art!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids

When do you hear about leprechauns, pots of gold, and wearing green? St. Patrick's Day, of course. We've collected some fun ways to celebrate this day with your kids. 

Shamrock Mason Jars

St. Patty's Day Slime

Rainbow Watercolor Salt Paint Rainbow

End of the Rainbow Twirlers

Mosaic Shamrocks

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Winter Crafts for All Ages

Here's a roundup of winter crafts from preschoolers to tweens! Make the most of these cold days by doing something "artsy"!

Paper Snowflake Craft  - Preschool

Small hands have a hard time managing the scissors...make these super simple snowflakes with a just a few supplies and no stress!

Painted Cardboard Snowglobes - Elementary

These cute snow globes are made by painting with pompoms! Cotton balls may work, too!

Salt Dough Keepsake - All Ages + Parent

This requires more work for mom and dad, but look how cute it is! The grandparents would love this, too! 

Snow Slime - Older Kids

This craft requires a special purchase of artificial snow, but older kids will love the way this looks and feels! Get the supplies ready and surprise them with this cool craft!

Puffy Snowflakes - Older kids (some younger, too!)

If you have salt, flour, and a microwave, these snowflakes can be yours!

Salt + Watercolor Snowflakes - All Ages

Older AND younger kids will love to make this beautiful art piece full of color and texture.

Fun Snow Day Activities for Kids

Need some things for your kids to do when the snow has piled up and the temperatures have dropped? We found some great activities for you to try!

Paint the Snow!

This uses just 3 items!

  •  Powder Tempera Paint (Washable)

  • Spay Bottles

  • Water 

Remove the top of the bottle and add powdered paint to each bottle, fill with water, replace the lid, and shake to mix. Have fun "painting" the snow!

Snow Ice Cream

What better dessert than snow ice cream? It's so simple, too!

You'll need:

  • Plenty of fresh, white, new-fallen snow (probably around 10 cups)
  • 10 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Large bowl
  • measuring cup
  • wooden spoon
  • freezer-proof container for storing your leftovers

Mix well and serve immediately! It will melt quickly!

Snow Day Bingo

What a great idea! Use snow for science instead of a text book! What type of salt melts snow faster? What does food coloring do to snow? Try out these simple, but fun, science experiments.

Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for All Ages!

It's that time a year again! Time for turkey, dressing, family, and being thankful! How can you celebrate this holiday and have the kids participate in a fun way? Crafts, of course!

Construction Paper Turkeys

Cute and easy! 

 

Paper Plate Turkey Craft Using Tissue Paper

Fun and simple!

Fall Slime!

We know...glue and glitter?! Really?! Yes! It will keep the kids entertained forever!

Egg Carton Turkeys

These are just too cute!

What are YOUR favorite Thanksgiving crafts?