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!



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.



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.



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.



Patterns and Symmetry

A fun and engaging activity highlighting Patterns and Symmetry in Books, with Llama Llama Red Pajama. Perfect for basic foundations in math & reading.



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.



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.



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.



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!



Invitation To Create: Craft Stick Mandalas

LET THEM BUILD – Craft Stick Mandalas – a fun & colorful way to create with everyday materials -materials you already have in your craft closet!



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!



Ultimate Summer Camp

Here’s your Ultimate Summer Camp – an amazing resource for you to run your own camp – right in your own backyard!!  Hours and hours of fun and learning!



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 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.



Dr. Seuss Quote Art for Kids’ Rooms

Dr. Seuss Quote Art – hang it in your kiddos bedrooms or playrooms. With 2 designs, made for both boys & girls – the ideas to decorate are endless.



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.



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!