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



String Art Ornament

Awesome String Art Ornaments! Handmade by kids and inspired by the children’s book – The Christmas Wish book by Lori Evert. Join us for a #KidMadeChristmas



10 Days Of A Kid-Made Christmas 2016

We are kicking off another year of Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments! This year we have 40+ kid-made ornaments, based on kid books, ready for you to make!



Backyard DIY Summer Camp

Want to know how to keep your kiddos busy this summer?! Try creating your own Backyard DIY Summer Camp with these easy instructions!



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.



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.



10 Days Of A Kid-Made Christmas

And, we’re baaaaaack – 10 Days Of A Kid-Made Christmas – featuring 70+ ornaments inspired by children’s books – year THREE of the series & better than ever!



Woodland Dream Catchers

Woodland Dream Catchers will help your little one chase away bad dreams. Have THEM create this DIY to be part of the process, and squash those nightmares.



Pool Noodle Jellyfish

Turn an inexpensive pool noodle into this Pool Noodle Jellyfish. Swimming around in it’s cuteness, just waiting for you to make one, or a swarm of them!



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.



Boho Flower Headband

Boho Flower Headband – channel your inner hippie chick! Part of 14 easy children’s crafts made with everyday materials – a Kids Craft 101 Series.



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: 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!!



kid-made diy: Nutcracker Ballet

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



8 Personalized Last Minute Kid-Made Ornaments

Fancy up those family gifts with last minute kid-made ornaments containing heartfelt kid-made memories. Beautiful wrapped as a gift, or tied atop a gift!



week two: 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas

This last week we’ve had all these amazing kid-made Christmas ornaments – 36 ornaments all inspired by 36 children’s books – come check it all out!



10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Melted Bead Ornament

It’s the last day of 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – today we are making a Melted Bead Ornament to go along with the children’s book “Santa’s New Jet”.



week one: 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas

This past week we’ve had all these amazing kid-made Christmas ornaments – 36 ornaments all inspired by 36 children’s books – come check it all out!



10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Elmer Ornament

This Elmer Ornament is a perfect COLORFUL addition to your tree. Part of 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – 70+ ornaments inspired by children’s books!



coming soon: 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas

It’s a Kid-Made Christmas! All inspired by books – each participant will create an ornament with their kiddos & provide us a tutorial to make one too!!



Science, Art, and Math – learning with candy

What to do with all that Halloween candy?! Science, Art, and Math, that’s what! Here are some quick & easy, science, art & math for learning with candy!



Inspired By Julia Donaldson – Fancy Stick Crown

This Fancy Stick Crown is fun to make and fun to wear! Spark their imaginations with an easy craft you already have the supplies for – right in your yard!



craft, activity, and snack: Sheep Trick or Treat

Join us for a themed craft, activity, and snack to along with Sheep Trick or Treat, by Nancy Shaw – our Halloween book pick for Halloween Read & Play!



Inspired By Mo Willems – Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus

Inspired by Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems, a literary favorite of ours – create a one of a kind pigeon hand print to follow the book!