Showing posts with label kids craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids craft. Show all posts

St. Patrick's Day Parade Banner Craft and Fun Leprechaun Ideas

St.Patrick's Day Leprechaun Craft Banner: Fun Ideas for Parade

What can you do for St. Patrick's Day with kids? Make some Saint Patrick's Day crafts and have a parade. This banner is an easy leprechaun craft for St. Patrick Day. Enjoy!


St.Patrick's Day Leprechaun Craft Banner Fun ideas for parade
Felt and Construction Paper Banner Leprechaun Craft.

Make a St. Patrick's Day theme mobile for your room, or put it on a stick and carry it in a parade around town! These fun st. patrick's day ideas are easy to make with tacky glue, paper, fabric scraps, and an old wire hanger.


Leprechaun craft for St. Patrick's Day
Glue the felt over a hanger.


We took a sparkly, green pipe-cleaner and wrapped the hook end of the hanger. Then, we draped a piece of green felt over the base and glued it with tacky glue.




Next, we cut out shapes from scraps of construction paper and made a leprechaun with a pot of gold. Use tacky glue or a glue stick. Other St. Patrick's Day themes would be a rainbow, a snake, or a simple shamrock. Whatever you choose have fun!


St. Patrick's Day Parade Banner Craft and Fun Leprechaun Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Parade Banner Craft and Fun Leprechaun Ideas.


For the finishing touch, we cut colorful ribbon the width of the felt and glued it to the top and bottom. Use a dowel rod and turn the banner into a flag to carry in a parade. It's simple and you will have fun playing make believe in your very own holiday parade! Follow the Leprechaun to more St. Pat's Crafts and Activities: Shamrocks Rock 



Recommended Reading:


S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet (Discover the World)*

St. Patrick's Day Countdown*
















ADS DISCLOSURE: We've partnered with some wonderful advertisers who may sponsor blog posts or send us samples to test. Some companies pay us to review their products.

*We also use affiliate links, if you make a purchase we get a tiny commission. Kids Creative Chaos participates in the Amazon LLC Associates Program*, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a mean for blogs to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon properties, including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. We also offer Tapinfluence, Google Adsense, SoFab, and Izea ads here. Thanks so much for helping us keep the lights on! :)


Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Valentine's Day Craft Cardboard Tube Candy Holder

Valentine's Day Craft Candy Holder Cardboard Tube Roll 

Teach kids to reuse, renew, and recycle with this fun Valentine craft. No money to make Valentine's Cards for your kid's classroom Valentine's Day exchange? Make a cute candy holder Valentine from things you have in the house like felt scraps and cardboard toilet paper tube roll. Enjoy!


Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Valentine's Day Craft Cardboard Tube Candy Holder
Make this Valentine's Day Craft candy holder 
from things you have around the house.

TOILET PAPER TUBE, CUPCAKE PAPER, FELT, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, NEWSPAPER, WRAPPING PAPER, OR PICTURES FROM A MAGAZINE, GLUE, CARDBOARD SCRAP, CANDY

Repurpose take colorful pictures from magazines and cut out eyes, hands, etc. ipo googly eyes. 


1. Glue paper around tube and fold edges inside.

2. Trace bottom of tube and cut out a circle from cardboard scrap, slightly larger than pattern.
3. Cover this with pretty paper or felt.
4. Cut out two long strips of paper and glue inside the tube for legs.
5. Glue cardboard base to bottom of tube.
6. Cut out a long strip of paper/felt for arms and glue around middle of tube.
7. Cut out hearts for feet and hands or pictures from magazines.
8. Cut out eyes, nose, mouth - glue to tube.
9. Let dry.
10. Fill tube with candy or money.
11. Insert Cupcake Holder in top for hat/hair which does double duty as a lid. 
12. Sit on the Breakfast table for a Valentine's morning surprise or have the kid's make them after-school.


Recommended Reading:



Valentine's Day Disaster *


The Biggest Valentine Ever*


Heart Pretzels


Five Fab Kid-friendly Valentine's











ADS DISCLOSURE: We've partnered with some wonderful advertisers who may sponsor blog posts or send us samples to test. Some companies pay us to review their products.*We also use affiliate links, if you make a purchase we get a tiny commission. Kids Creative Chaos participates in the Amazon LLC Associates Program*, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a mean for blogs to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon properties, including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. We also offer Tapinfluence, Google Adsense, SoFab, and Izea ads here. Thanks so much for helping us keep the lights on! :)


Turkey Footprint Art for Thanksgiving

Paper Footprint Art Turkey Thanksgiving: Easy, Cute Craft for Preschool

This turkey Footprint paper craft for Preschoolers is easy and fun for kids to make at home. Little ones will get a kick out of tracing their feet. Make it a sensory activity by tracing their feet for them- it tickles! Gobble Gobble. Enjoy!


Paper Footprint Art Turkey Thanksgiving
Paper Footprint Art Turkey Thanksgiving.



For the turkey above, use four feathers (footprints). The fourth
footprint becomes the turkey's body. Just attach feathers on the toes.


Easy, cute trace your footprint on paper to make Thanksgiving turkeys!
Paper footprint turkeys with handprint neck.

Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Footprint Craft.

You can also use four or more feet for feathers, and cut a body from brown paper. Don't forget to give your turkey feet.


Make a Footprint Turkey for Thanksgiving
Make a Footprint Turkey for Thanksgiving.

How to Make Footprint Turkey


Stand on construction paper and trace your feet. Bigger feet need two sheets, little feet only require one. Jake thought this was fun. He loved the idea of taking his shoes and socks off to do a craft project.


How to Make Footprint Turkey
How to Make Footprint Turkey.



Make a fist and have someone trace it for you.


Trace your feet.

Trace your fist to make the turkey body and head.

Make Paper Footprint Craft Art
 Cut the fist and the feet out.

Paper footprint craft.
Paper footprint craft.

Baby Feet.
Baby Feet.

Glue the feet together in a fan shape. The more feet you trace, the fuller your turkey feathers will turn out. Then, glue the fist cut-out into the middle of the feet-feathers.

The fist is the turkey's head and neck. Add feet, eyes, beak, and a gobbler. We added a body, because we thought he looked off balance. Additional feathers solve that problem.




When it's all done, cut up an old fridge magnet, and glue it to the back of the turkey with tacky glue. Pictured below is the head from Amanda's Turkey Snack Cup.


 
Magnet Turkey Craft.

 
Like this idea?  Here are some more Turkey Craft Ideas.

Recommended Reading:

Eatable Edible Turkey Craft

All New Crafts for Thanksgiving (All-New Holiday Crafts for Kids)*

Fall and Halloween Crafts for Children*




ADS DISCLOSURE: We've partnered with some wonderful advertisers who may sponsor blog posts or send us samples to test. Some companies pay us to review their products. *We also use affiliate links, if you make a purchase we get a tiny commission. Kids Creative Chaos participates in the Amazon LLC Associates Program*, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a mean for blogs to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon properties, including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. We also offer Tapinfluence, Google Adsense, SoFab, and Izea ads here. Thanks so much for helping us keep the lights on! :)

Easy Earth Day Pin Craft or Celebrate Multicultural Week for Kids / Teens

Make a cool Earth Day pin to celebrate your next multicultural program! 

Made with wooden buttons and yarn, even teens will enjoy this cute multicultural craft project for kids. Its got personality!


Easy Earth Day Pin Multicultural week easy craft for kids and teens to celebrate
Just paint wooden buttons and circles in different skin tones.

Pin is made from a small wooden circle sold by the bag in craft stores. A gold pin back also sold by the bag in craft stores, Wooden Button Beads, Yarn, Tempera or Acrylic paints, Hot glue or Tacky Glue.
  • Paint your circle to look like the Earth with beautiful blues and greens.
  • After it dries, glue on the wooden buttons - as many as you like - we chose 3.
  • Give each bead "hair" from yarn or embroiderery thread (craft doll hair scraps work too!) 
  • Use permanent markers to draw on faces, freckles, expressions.
  • Remember to make each one different; paint the beads different skin tones.
  • Lastly, affix the pin to the back with hot or tacky glue.

Kids can wear this in honor of a Multi-Cultural week or to celebrate Earth Day!



Wood Craft Cute Earth Day Multi-cultural pin
Backing of multicultural, Earth Day pin.

Change it up and put a magnet on the back for your locker or fridge. 


Recommended Reading:


The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)*


More Earth Day Activities for Kids

Earth Day--Hooray! (MathStart 3)*


Earth Day (Robin Hill School)*



Easy Preschool Holiday Craft: Recycle Business Cards into Ornaments

Easy Preschool Holiday Craft: Recycle Business Cards and Popsicle Sticks into Santa and Reindeer Holiday Ornament Decorations

Think of the possibilities! These can be refrigerator magnets, tree ornaments, or bookmarks. Recycle business cards or use small squares of cardboard to make holiday decorations and ornaments for your Christmas tree.  Contact a local businesses - many companies have boxes of business cards from employees who have left or perhaps a phone number has changed. Don't let these go to waste!  Enjoy!

How to make popsicle stick ornament decorations for Christmas. Santa and Reindeer.
Reindeer and Santa popsicle stick craft.



Reindeer paper and popsicle stick craft for toddlers.
Reindeer paper and popsicle stick craft for toddlers.

Make your own playing cards

Perhaps a game of  'Hearts' or 'Old Maid'. Cut photos from magazines or draw your own. We used business cards, paint, glue, glitter, popsicle sticks, and construction paper.

Step 1
Paint your business card.
Pink for Santa's face, brown for a reindeer. 

Step 2  
Take 5 or 6 sticks of the same color. If you're using plain, recycled, popsicle sticks - don't forget to paint them.

Step 3
Place the sticks as pictured on your business card and glue them in place. Elmer's school glue worked perfectly.

Santa Popsicle Craft for Kids.
Santa Popsicle Craft for Kids.


Step 4 Cut out Santa's hat and trimmings. Draw his face.

Step 5
Add a magnet from a recycled calendar or business card logo-magnet and glue it to the back or glue a ribbon to the top back to hang on your tree. Add glue, dump on the glitter, shake it off, and when it dries you have a sparkly tree ornament! HAPPY RECYCLING!



Popsicle Stick Santa Craft.
Popsicle Stick Santa Craft.

Recommended Reading:


Christmas Crafts For Kids: 50 Step-By-Step Decorations And Gift Ideas For Festive Fun

Christmas Ornaments to Make: 101 Sparkling Holiday Trims (Better Homes and Gardens)

The Best list of Christmas Party Games Ever!