Holidays Helper

Ideas and Inspiration for Every Celebration

A Celestial Craft for Space Week

by Tania Cowling October 20th, 2016
During the month of October we celebrate space awareness. Children all over the world look up at the night sky and are amazed at the bright moon and twinkling stars surrounding it. This is the perfect time to discuss the phases (shapes) of the moon and spark your child’s
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Make Frankenstein From a Can

by Kimberly Hays October 13th, 2016
All of the kids are getting excited about Halloween so they are sure to want to make Halloween crafts.  This craft is made by recycling a can (I saved a can from green beans) that they will paint and add items to that will make a not so scary Frankenstein. Be sure that when you remove the top of the can to empty the contents that the lip of the can is smooth so no one cuts their fingers.
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Candy Corn Painting Craft for Halloween

by Tania Cowling October 6th, 2016
A favorite candy for Halloween over the last 100 years is candy corn. It is a well-known triangle-shaped candy with sections of white, yellow, and orange that fills trick-or-treat bags across the country. George Renniger, who was an employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company, invented this candy back in the 1880’s. Today, the Jelly Belly Candy Company, once known as the Goelitz Company, produces this confection. This candy is super sweet – made with sugar, corn syrup, confectioner’s wax,
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  • Columbus Day Ship Craft for Kids 6 and Under

    by Tania Cowling September 29th, 2016
    Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, discovered America on October 12, 1492. He sailed from Spain on three ships; the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria with a crew of sailors in search of the New World. Children are familiar with the saying, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492” so it is fitting to make a ship craft for this celebratory holiday. This is also a great time to show
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  • Sunflower Craft for Kids

    by Kimberly Hays September 22nd, 2016
    My sunflower garden is in full bloom and heavy with seeds. With it being peak season for sunflowers, this craft will be fun for the kids to make using actual sunflower seeds. When their sunflower is finished, they can use it in several different ways; they can glue it on a notebook for school, use two-sided tape to stick it on their bedroom mirror, make several and add them
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  • Bubble Wrap Indian Corn Craft for Fall

    by Tania Cowling September 15th, 2016
    As fall begins on September 23rd, the evenings become crisp and cool and thoughts of the summer fade. You begin to see a variety of autumnal decorations on doors, porches, and inside the home. One of my favorite decorations is a symbol of the harvest season – a cluster of Indian corn. Christopher Columbus first brought corn kernels over to America in the 1400’s and with the help of
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