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Baby Chick Crafts Projects: Companion Book

Learn Prepositions with Baby Chick Project

Looking for Chick Craftivities? These baby chick activities for toddlers and kindergartners are perfect companion book projects for the lift-the-flap- book, In Over and On the Farm, by Ethan Long. In need of baby chick craft ideas for Easter? This little chick is cute enough to give as an Easter card too. Enjoy!

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Baby Chick Crafts Projects: Companion Book


7 Homemade Christmas Ornament Craft Ideas

Heirloom Ornaments and Decorations from our Family Tree

Our tree has lots of beautiful ornaments, expensive ones, antique family heirlooms, and decorations celebrating the kids' first Christmas. The best Christmas ornaments are those we make ourselves. They don't have to be embarrassing! These homemade ornaments are craft projects you can do as a family, and they will last for years to come. Enjoy!


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7 easy homemade handmade Christmas Ornament Decorations for the Tree



Fimo Clay is easier than salt dough, and it lasts longer than play dough. Many craft stores carry it. Just open, create, and insert hole in top with a straw. Voila! Quick, simple, holiday ornaments or package tie-ons.


7 Homemade Christmas Ornament Craft Ideas
One year, my niece made everyone beautiful 
homemade gift ornaments from Fimo clay.

Legend of the Christmas Tree Cardinal Decoration.
Christmas Tree Cardinal Legend.


The cardinal is considered the Christmas bird and is a reminder to Christians of their faith in Christ. This one is an old family heirloom, but you can make a homemade no-sew new one with felt and tacky glue. Cut two layers of the cardinal, stuff with scrap fabric or tissue paper, glue the seams together, and use Sharpies to draw the features.

Ever since I can remember, we've had a cardinal near the top of our tree.


Winter Snowflake Crochet Craft for Tree Ornament.
Handmade Winter Snowflake Crochet Craft for Tree Ornament.


Crochet a beautiful snowflake like my Grandmother did, then paint it with a glue/water solution or Modge Podge. You can also use Fabric Starch. Make a solution, place snowflake into bag, pour in liquid starch. Find How to DIY here.


Old-fashioned cookie cutters make awesome Christmas Tree ornaments.
Old-fashioned cookie cutters make awesome 
Christmas Tree ornaments. Just insert a ribbon.

Ski Craft for Kids
Homemade Craft Stick Snow Ski Ornament Craft.
Perfect After-school or Scout project.

My Mother and Aunt used to make an ornament for all the cousins every Christmas. My Aunt made lots of crafts in 4-H programs. This one is a favorite that stood the test of time. 

Just paint two craft sticks with acrylic paint, hot glue them in the mid-point forming an "x", apply fake snow or white glitter paint to each end, and decorate with a bow. Holiday Snow Ski Ornament is a great Christmas craft idea for kids.




Christmas Tree Craft Stick Fridge Magnet or Holiday Puppet.
Homemade Christmas Tree Craft Stick Fridge Magnet or Holiday Puppet.

Get preschoolers and elementary kids crafting with this simple holiday decoration. I cut out two of various holiday shapes: Triangles, Circles, Stars. Then, place a popsicle stick between the layers and glue the edges together. 

Collect old advertiser fridge magnets, cut them up and repurpose them. You can attach to the back with tacky glue or glue between the layers to hide the magnet. 


A red triangle and pink circle make a great Santa Face. Let the littles decorate the ornaments with glitter, star stickers, and pipecleaners. Place low on fridge and let the little use them to make a holiday puppet show or give as gifts to the Grandparents!  :-)




Homemade Christmas Decoration Fridge Magnet
Homemade Christmas Decoration Fridge Magnet.

DIY Handmade Paper Pulp Heart Christmas Tree Craft Ornament
DIY Handmade Paper Pulp Heart Christmas Tree Craft Ornament.

Here is a fun link explaining how to make these ornaments or plantable paper seed cards. Great gift idea! My high school Art teacher (the spark of my creativity) gave these as gifts one year. 


Recommended Reading:

Christmas Party Games 

Heirloom Ornament Ideas for Tree

Little Christmas Decorations to Knit and Crochet*







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10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey

Easy Paper Bag Turkey Craft and More


These paper bag Thanksgiving crafts are easy to make. Whether you make a cute turkey with preschoolers or carve up a roast turkey paper bag, you'll find a simple turkey craft to decorate your holiday table or use as an invitation to craft at the kids' table. Enjoy!


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10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey
10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey.

Styrofoam Cup Turkey Craft

Easy Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving

This styrofoam cup turkey craft is an easy turkey craft for Thanksgiving. He is cute enough to become your Thanksgiving table centerpiece, and simple enough for little hands to manipulate. Include this cute, turkey craft as a sensory fine motor project for preschool and kindergarten class. Enjoy!

Styrofoam Cup Turkey Craft
Cute Styrofoam Cup Turkey Craft.


To make Styrofoam Turkey Craft

Styrofoam Cup
Orange or Brown Paint
Pipecleaners in Fall Colors
Mini Pom Poms
Assorted Construction Paper
Glue Stick
Hot Glue Gun

Easy Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving
Easy Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving with styrofoam cup.

Prep: Cut cardboard toilet tube in half.

Flatten the top, and fold a flap approximately 1".

Fold a small piece of paper in half, draw a circle, and cut out for the eyes. Draw pupils at different levels to give the turkey a loopy look.

Cut a gobbler from red paper and attach just below his mini pom pom beak.

Paint the styrofoam cup with tempera paint. Allow to dry.

Parent or Teacher: Make a bead of hot glue all around the bottom of the styrofoam cup (Top of the bird), quickly connect the cardboard tube head.

Bend the pipecleaners in half. Twists halves together at the bottom.

Insert pipecleaners by poking the ends into the back of the cup as shown below.


Thanksgiving turkey craft tutorial
Back of Turkey: Poke pipecleaners just below the turkey's head.

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Watch this Torn Paper Owl Craft and make a Turkey Instead.

Turkey Trouble Thanksgiving Book for Kids*

Edible Turkey Craft

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Make a Chicken Puppet and Chicken Craft Ideas

How to Make a Hen Puppet with a Paper Bag

Looking for chicken craft ideas for a Minecraft birthday party? These chicken crafts do double duty. These paperbag puppets are also silly and fun for a The Little Red Hen puppet show. To make a chicken or rooster puppet, you'll need paper bags, balloons, crepe paper, and construction paper. It is easy when you follow these instructions: how to make a chicken puppet. We made a video for Chili's and since we were camera shy, we made puppets! Enjoy!


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Make a Chicken Puppet and Chicken Craft Ideas




7 Unique Egg Carton Craft Ideas: Not just for Easter

These 7 Egg Carton Crafts aren't just for Easter!  

These Unique Craft Ideas with Egg Cartons make Great Pinterest pins and will keep the kids busy too.


Easter is coming and we expect you will have lots of extra egg cartons to recycle. We won't! We have ducks and chickens and we are always in need of new egg cartons. I decided to spare just one and make some fun preschool Easter crafts with egg cartons. I also took a tour around the Kid Blogger Network and Pinterest and found a few more things to do with egg cartons.  Enjoy!


Egg Carton Craft Ideas: Fairy Blossom Lights
Egg Carton Fairy Lights from Red Ted Art blog.

These egg carton crafts can be made year round to help recycle all those pesky cartons. They just beg to be used up, just like the drink carriers at fast food restaurants.

  • This one is perfect for anytime, but EXCELLENT for Halloween. Mayhem will adore this one. We made a bunny (see below), sure, he's cute, but we didn't think very far outside the box. You can find this little egg carton kitty over at Storknet.com.

Cute Cat from Egg Carton for Halloween.
Egg carton craft for Halloween.
  • Are you looking for a truly unique, Easter art project for your classroom? This one from Unicorn Hat Party blog artsy enough for older elementary school kids and easy enough for preschoolers.

Egg Carton Art Project for Kids.
Egg Carton Art Project for Kids.
  • How about an Egg Carton Pirate Ship craft? This one from Craft Project Ideas blog is fairly easy, little ones might need some help, but make two and you can have a race in the bathtub! If your bathtub isn't easy to navigate a baby pool or a wallpaper tub make a perfect ocean for your creation.

Egg Carton Pirate Ship Craft for Kids from Craft Project Ideas blog.

Egg carton gardening with kids.
Egg carton gardening with kids.
  • We also made mini-masks, maybe you could try it on your cat like we did with our mini-chef hat? Perhaps, you could tape it to a popsicle stick or wooden craft stick and call it a puppet, or a little mask for your face?
egg carton mask puppet
Egg Carton Mask - just add a craft stick.
Egg Carton Bunny Craft for Kids.
Egg Carton Bunny Craft for Kids.

Egg Carton Bunny back, we used scraps, but you could add a cottonball tail
Egg Carton Bunny back, we used scraps, but you could add a cottonball tail.

Mayhem's egg carton "Rainbow" bunny. He lost an ear, poor thing.

Recommended Reading:

What Is Easter?

Make a Phineas Mask with an Egg Carton

Happy Easter, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

Fun Things to Make at Home

6 Edible Apple Crafts for Kids

Here are 6 fun, easy things to do with apples!

Apples, Apples, Apples! It's September and the best apples are ripening on the trees. Around here, the apples and pears are falling off attracting wasps and bees. I need to collect these gifts from nature and do a creative craft for kids like this first fun apple idea from It's Gravy Baby.

Monster Edible Apple Crafts for Kids
Monster apples and pears from It's Gravy Baby blog.
What could be better than than scent of fresh apple pie?  Why not try to add some sensory play to your play dough? It's Gravy Baby also offers up this apple pie scented play dough. She must have a lot of apples too!

edible apple craft for kids apple pie scented play dough
Apple Scented Play dough.... can you smell it?
How about this wormy apple craft from Babble.com?  Worms are squishy, ooey-gooey, fun. This edible apple snack is perfect for Kid's Birthday Party Treat, a Halloween Edible Apple Craft, or an April Fool's day surprise.

Easy Worm Edible Apple Craft for kids
Apple Worm Craft for Kids from Babble.com
I'm not really a Star Wars fan, but lots of people think I am. You want to know why? I'm a Sesame Street fan. I LOVE me some Sesame Street. My favorite character is Super Grover. This translates to a special appreciation for Yoda from Star Wars. I even named my favorite pet bunny after him. So, when I saw this green apple craft for kids depicting Yoda I was all, I've got to try that one. Wait, no, I mean, I have to DO that one! Check it our for yourself at Bit Rebels.

star wars yoda edible apple craft for kids
Edible Star Wars Craft for kids from Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.
Why is it watermelons make the cutest crafts for kids or baby shower edible art? I just love these mock watermelon slices made from green apples and jello. Find out how to make them at Chocolate on my Cranium blog.

edible Watermelon apple craft for kids
Mock watermelon slices apple craft for kids snack.
And finally, you've probably seen better versions out there in the blogosphere, but this was one of our first craft idea posts for our summer camp. Turkey Edible Apple Crafts for Kids with Dollar Store candy. Since then, I try to make healthy edible art and crafts for kids!

Turkey Edible Apple Snack Craft for Kids
Turkey Edible Apple Snack Treat for Kids.

Recommended Reading:

Apple Kids and Acorn Frolics: Linework Pattern Workbook

Apples by Gail Gibbons


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Handprint Dream Catcher Paper Craft for Martin Luther King Day

Handprint DreamCatchers Paper Craft Activity for Martin Luther King Day

Looking for a Martin Luther King Day craft for kids? This dreamcatcher handprint craft will help you start a dialogue on multi-cultural inclusion and the importance of dreams. Hang it above your bed to catch your dreams. Write your dreams on the paper handprints. Teach about aspirations with an MLK Day Activity.

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Handprint Paper Craft for Martin Luther King Day Kids
Trace hands on multi-colored paper for this MLK Day Craft.


How to make a handprint dream catcher paper craft


  • Grab a paper plate, cut a circle out of the center, wrap it with crepe paper attaching with tape. 
  • Trace hand on several different colors of construction paper to represent different cultures. 
  • Glue hands with fingers entwined as shown below. 
  • To make a wreath, fold the base (palm) of the hand around the ring securing with staples. 
This is a craft for kids which offers individualism. Let them create anyway they choose and write inspiring words on each hand, drop crepe paper streamers from the paper plate hoop to make a dreamcatcher. 

They can share their handiwork and start a dialogue about what is alike with each kids' craft.

Focus: Although everyone interprets the craft a little differently we all share the ability to dream big like Martin Luther King. Click the MLK link for a companion classroom skit or stage play see stage play.

This DREAMCATCHER is designed to collect your dreams and harness them into GOALS. Remember all it takes is a Can-do attitude!


Dream Catcher Craft for MLK Day
Dream Craft for MLK Day.







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Handprint Dream Catcher Paper Craft for Martin Luther King Day


50 Things to do for St. Patrick's Day

50 Saint Patrick's Day Activities for Kids and Seniors

Are you in charge of the Saint Patrick's Day festivities? Maybe you plan group activities for a church group, after-school program, nursing home, or a retirement home. If you are planning things to do for a St. Patrick's Day event, you've come to the right place. Whether you need nifty refreshments or fun food to make with the group, we've got a recipe. Play Leprechaun games, make a rainbow craft, or decorate with shamrocks- no matter what you choose be sure to make it fun with these 50 fun things to do. Enjoy!


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50 Things to do for St. Patrick's Day
50 Things to do for St. Patrick's Day.


6 Easy PINTEREST Fourth of July Activities to Celebrate Independence Day

You can have your own Independence Day parade this July 4th with these Pinterest Fourth of July holiday projects


Make these easy, fun crafts and activities with your kids and march around the house for a sparkler free holiday.

  1. Build a Felt American Flag for Fourth of July ~ Easy for Preschoolers (Tip: You can make it with construction paper too.)  This craft from Little Family Fun is easy and giftable too!


6 Easy PINTEREST Fourth of July Activities to Celebrate Independence Day
Felt Flag Craft for The Fourth of July.

2.  MeloMomma has a super cute Uncle Sam paper craft perfect for Preschool Kids.


Sorry, this website is no longer active. This is a good blogging lesson. Save the images and upload them with links. If you copy the url of an image and it gets removed, you have broken links. We'll make our own soon and replace this image.

3. Craft your own RED, WHITE, and BLUE windsock from plastic tablecloths and hoop. This easy Fourth of July craft is from Multiples and More.


Make a windsock from strips of plastic table cloths like this one from Multiples and More.

4.  Use recycled shopping bags (Target is cool)  to make an Independence Day Parade like this one from The Zui Blog.


Make a baton from plastic retail bags like this one from The Zui Blog.

5.  Make a Firework Hat go to Tippytoe Crafts for the How to.

Firework Sparkler hat for the Fourth of July Independence Day for Kids
How to make a Firework hat craft for Independence Day.

6.  We've got two easy crafts from toilet paper rolls (cardboard tube crafts). Both can be filled with candy and goodies for party favors.  Uncle Sam Hat craft and Rocket Popper craft.

rocket craft for fourth of July
How to make a rocket craft for kids.
How to make an Uncle Sam hat craft for Kids
How to make an Uncle Sam hat.

Recommended Reading:



Paper Crafts for the 4th of July (Paper Craft Fun for Holidays)