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Columbus Day Crafts for Kids Under 6

by Jessica B. October 3rd, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
old shipHere are a couple of fun crafts that will get your kids in a Columbus Day mood. Nothing like the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, to inspire your little explorers to great heights.

1) Old World Map – If your kids are like mine and are obsessed with Dora the Explorer and Diego, then they might like getting a chance to make their own maps. You can choose a map of the old world, but if that concept is too tricky for your little one to understand, just style
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Paper Mache Globe for Columbus Day

by Kimberly Hays October 1st, 2013 | Ages 7 and over, Craft
worldOn the second Monday in October of each year, we celebrate Christopher Columbus arriving in the Americas in 1492. Kids love to hear stories about explorers and ships, and they love to make crafts that go along with those stories. This craft will allow them to learn more about the world, and get a better idea of how huge the world really is. Have a globe on hand so they can see where to place the continents on their homemade globe, and you can also point out the journey of the Nina, Pinta, and
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Birthday Party Shaving Cream and Paint Craft

by Kimberly Hays September 27th, 2013 | Ages 7 and over, Craft
painted leafKids just love getting their hands dirty when doing a craft, but it also has to be something that is easy for you to clean up. I’m sure that the thought of shaving cream and paint gives you visions of a mess beyond messes, but this craft isn't bad at all. Because the paint and shaving cream are mixed in one pan for all of the kids to use, it is easily cleaned up as long as you are supervising the painting process. The kids will have fun with this
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Fall Birthday Party Apple Stamping Craft

by Kimberly Hays September 23rd, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor kids under six, it is sometimes hard to think of a fun craft to have them do at a birthday party that is fun for a group. With apples being abundant, you can use them for this fun craft, and the process will also be fun for the kids. There are not a lot of supplies needed, so it is also inexpensive for a group craft. Following are the simple instructions for this apple stamping craft that will be great fun, and the kids will have a treasure to
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Falling Leaves Craft Project for Kids Under 6

by T Akery September 19th, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
children leavesThis is a great time of year to incorporate the outdoors into a craft project. The fall weather is perfect for finding those objects you will need for this craft project. You will probably spend more time outdoors picking the perfect leaves than making this very simple craft project. There is plenty of ways to incorporate a young child's imagination and still create a project for the fall that they will be proud of. But if you don't have time to take the kids outdoors for their craft supplies, you
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Fall crafts for 7 years and Up

by Jessica B. September 13th, 2013 | Ages 7 and over, Craft
paintsThere are a lot of different and fun craft activities you can do with your kids 7 and over. Here are some of my favorites!

1) Fall Photo Fabulous – Your older kids are pretty confident with a digital camera. Head out with them to the park and give them the job of finding a great leaf and a beautiful tree. Have them capture the tree in a photograph and have them pick up the leaf.

Needed: 1 tree photo, 1 leaf, a frame, some paint.

Decorate your photo frame with paint, and
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Sand Hand Print Beach Craft

by Kimberly Hays August 8th, 2013 | Ages 7 and over, Craft
beach familyKids just love to make crafts. In summer, there are a lot of activities that involve sand, whether it is the ocean beach, a sand box, or the sandy shores of a lake. They often want to take sand home in glass jars or other containers. Using their fascination with sand as an inspiration, this is a fun craft that would be perfect for a beach party. This craft is best for the 7 and older kids, because they will need to be able to press their hands deep into the sand to make
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Beach Party Beach Pail Craft for 6 and Under

by Kimberly Hays August 1st, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
beach pailSummer is winding down, and everyone is trying to enjoy the last bit of summer before the kids go back to school, and we all have to settle into our old routines. Many people like to use a beach theme for parties this time of year. The kids like being outside where they can play in water and play outdoor games. Parents like holding parties outdoors to keep the mess out of the house and also to enjoy being outside. Here is an easy craft for the younger set to make a beach pail
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Mother’s Day Craft – Flower Tote

by Kimberly Hays May 1st, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
handKids love surprising their mom on Mother’s Day with a handmade gift that, of course, all mothers love to receive. The younger, under 6 crowd, sometimes do not have the kind of crafts to make that the older kids do that mom can use often. This craft, however, is something that mom will use time and time again, and the kids will have a great time making it. A reusable tote with a handprint flower will be great for going to the store, to yard sales, or when going on an outing with the
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Covered Clay Pot for Mother’s Day

by Kimberly Hays April 29th, 2013 | Ages 7 and over, Craft
potMother’s Day is just around the corner, and the kids will want to give their mother a special gift that they made especially for her. A fabric covered clay pot is easy to make by kids 7 and up, and they are also very pretty. This is a good craft project for a group, because it is inexpensive, as well as easily supervised. The results are always great. You need only a few supplies to make these pretty flower pots.

Supplies:

• Terracotta clay pot (your choice of size)
• Patterned fabric (enough to wrap around the
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Hand Rainbow to a Pot of Gold Craft

by Kimberly Hays March 11th, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
handprintSt. Patrick’s Day is a lot fun for everyone. It is a religious holiday for some, and a cultural holiday for others that is celebrated in many ways. Kids usually enjoy green foods, leprechauns, clovers, and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, while learning the history behind the holiday. For the little ones, under six, here is a simple craft they can make, which will also help them to hone their tracing and scissors skills.

The supplies needed are fairly simple. You will need construction paper in yellow, red, orange, green, and
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Dr. Seuss Crafts for Little Ones

by Jessica B. February 20th, 2013 | Ages 6 and under, Craft
markersIt’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, and he would have been 109 years-old this year. As Dr. Seuss is such a big hit with the younger set, they will love to do some crafts surrounding this special time.  From making hats, to writing books, to constructing a diorama, you can keep little ones entertained for hours.  Here are the directions for crafts you can do with your little kids to celebrate the birthday of one of America’s most beloved authors.

1) Write your own Dr. Seuss book:

Print or copy pictures from all different Dr.
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