A Kid-Made Colorful Christmas

Looking to add a little more color to your Christmas fun? Well, I’ve got you covered for a Kid-Made Colorful Christmas with these fab Ornaments and Gifts!



Bottle Brush Forest Ornament for a Kid-Made Christmas

This Bottle Brush Forest Ornament, made by kids and inspired by the beautifully illustrated book, Pick a Pine Tree, is perfect for your Kid-Made Christmas!



Christmas Crafting With Kids

A week before Christmas when all through the house, the kids were crafting as quiet as a mouse. Not likely. Here are tips for Christmas Crafting with Kids.



Painted Elmer Ornament

Colorful Painted Elmer Ornaments! Handmade by kids and inspired by the book – Elmer’s Christmas book by David McKee. Join us for a #KidMadeChristmas



Pinkalicious Activity Ideas

AWESOME! Here are a collection of Pinkalicious Activity Ideas for pre-writing, science, sensory, cooking, alphabet, colors, numbers, and shapes.



Scribble Art Rainbow Fish

Like peanut butter and jelly, math and art are my favorite combination! This Scribble Art Rainbow Fish is process based art combining both math & literacy.



LEGO Norwegian flag

Check out this fun way to learn flags of different countries – today it’s a DIY LEGO Norwegian Flag! This month’s Virtual Book Club for kids is Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems.  It’s a super funny story, a hilarious take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  From the inside […]



Colorful Friendship Bracelets

The friendship in Corduroy is about a button. Tell a friend you love them, just the way they are, with single button handmade colorful friendship bracelets.



DIY Bunny Treat Bags Filled with Blackberries

Super cute DIY Bunny Treat Bags filled with Blackberries to accompany The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.



Color Resist Art – Four Ways

Get in the Cat In The Hat “spirit” after reading the book – then make Color Resist Art using tape and four methods of color on this printable Dr. Seuss Hat.



Build A Train Game

Read The Little Engine That Could, a story of perseverance and motivation. Then reinforce shapes & counting with a fun little game to accompany the book.



MERRY AND BRIGHT – 10 colorful kid-made ornaments

Forget a boring Christmas tree this year – these 10 colorful kid-made ornaments are sure to brighten the holiday spirit in even the scroogiest of scrooges.



10 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments – week two

10 Days Of Kid-Made Ornaments – week two – 40 tutorials, each one inspired by a children’s book. So, grab a book, the supplies, and let’s get to craftin’!



10 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments – week one

10 Days Of Kid-Made Ornaments – week one – 50+ tutorials, each one inspired by a children’s book. So, grab a book, the supplies, and let’s get to craftin’!



10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Vintage Inspired Jar Ornament

10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – A darling little tree, Vintage Inspired Jar Ornament, inspired by The Littlest Evergreen book, by Henry Cole.



10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Washi Tape Trees

10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Lovely little Kid-Made Washi Tape Trees, inspired by the beautiful illustrations in Eric Carle’s book Dream Snow.



Ultimate Gift Guide for the Mini Fine Artist

Have a little fine artist? These gift guides are sure to please and inspire all mini fine artists. Gift ideas for the Mini Matisse, Picasso, and da Vinci.



Exploring Art and Color

Have you every opened your favorite book and just stared at the illustrations? Today we are doing just that – we’re Exploring Art and Color with Madeline.



Sailboat Tangrams

Take a ride on the open sea with these eight Sailboat Tangram Designs (or make you’re own!) inspired by the children’s book “Where The Wild Things Are”.



Story Telling Beads

Explore a fun story telling method with Story Telling Beads – practice colors, memorization, and reading. Accompany it with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear.



Pattern Play and Number Cards

Pattern Play & Number Cards, 2 math activities to reinforce counting skills & visual discrimination, plus a literary component with the book Ten Black Dots.



DIY Stamps – Swimmy

You don’t have to have a creative bone in your body. These “so very simple” DIY Stamps use little materials and the result is magnificently beautiful!



DIY Mixed Up Beads

DIY Mixed Up Beads – a fab project to go along with A Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle! Grab some paint & wooden beads and create these beautiful beads.



Moosetache Activity

Henry Cole is a Virginia artist, who illustrated Moosetache, one of our ALL TIME FAVORITE books. Ready for some hilarity?! Try this Moosetache Activity!



DIY Pretend Play Cookies

Make some yummy pretend play cookies with this simple DIY project and accompany it with the VBC for kids book of the month, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.



My Important Book

Inspired by The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown, kids can make a keepsake gift to write about who is important to them and why, with this printable.



diy: Paint Chip Bookmarks

Paint Chip Bookmarks – a simple & inexpensive way (it’ll only cost ya about 28¢) to create a pretty little bookmark! Bookmarks for everyone – let’s READ!!



Cat In The Hat Bracelet

A Cat In The Hat Bracelet – with it’s quirkiness, it is a fun little wearable craft to accompany the book! Let’s read & craft today, with VBC for kids!



Triangle Tessellation Puzzle

Inspired by the book Mouse Shapes – here is a free printable extension activity. Create a Triangle Tessellation Puzzle for an early geometry lesson.



kid-made diy: Nutcracker Ballet

Celebrate the season with this SUPER SIMPLE Nutcracker Ballet & Ballerina kid-made craft and free printables!