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Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog, Holiday Crafts, Printables | Comments Off

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts: Make a Scarecrow Printable

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts: Make a Scarecrow Printable

It’s the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving harvest! Your child can learn to cut while creating a whole family of scarecrows to join yours for a Thanksgiving feast. Kids Thanksgiving crafts like our scarecrow is simple enough for preschool age children to make but allows them to create a complete project that they can be proud of. Just cut along the dotted lines and glue the pieces together. For even more fun, have the kids collect sticks from the backyard that they can attach the scarecrow to and put them on display.   What You Need: Safety Scissors Glue 2 Printable Pages–... Read Post

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog, Holiday Crafts | Comments Off

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts: How To Make Native American Napkin Rings

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts: How To Make Native American Napkin Rings

Here’s a fun way to make decorative napkin rings that look like a Native American headdress. The items required are ones that you almost certainly have on hand in your home, so you’ll be able to set the kids up quickly! It’s a great opportunity for them to also be involved with the Thanksgiving holiday preparations. They’ll have fun making these easy, colorful kids Thanksgiving crafts, your table will look festive and your guests will be impressed with the personal touch! Smiles all around Here’s all you need: -Paper Towel Tube -Construction Paper -Glue... Read Post

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog, Holiday Crafts | Comments Off

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts: How To Make Indian Corn Jewelry

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts: How To Make Indian Corn Jewelry

In search of festive kids Thanksgiving crafts, we took out our Kid Concoctions Weird Wacky & Wild book and found the prefect project! See below for the “How-To” on making jewelry out of Indian corn. To make Indian Corn Jewelry you will need: Indian corn kernels Sewing needle Thread Bowl Water An adult I couldn’t find loose kernels at any of my local grocery stores, so I bought the decorative bunches of Indian corn sold in the floral department. The first step is to take all the kernels off of the cob. Lori actually had a really fun time popping them all off! Put all the kernels in a bowl... Read Post

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 in Blog, Holiday Crafts, Toddlers & Preschoolers | Comments Off

Fall Crafts For Kids: How To Make Indian Corn

Fall Crafts For Kids: How To Make Indian Corn

Fall is my favorite time of year! The changing leaves serve as a vibrant inspiration for crafts to make with the kids and then use as decorations around the house. The kids and I Iove to decorate our home for fall with various seasonal décor that we create ourselves, and there are so many fun and creative fall crafts for kids, such as painting colorful fall trees, or making scarecrow families to hang in our school room. One of our all time favorites is making Indian corn. It’s an easy craft project for the little ones to make and is a natural hit since toddlers and preschoolers love... Read Post

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Get Silly with Crafts

Get Silly with Crafts

Make funny photos, act out a play or just get silly. Start with pre-school crafts.

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Cupcake Crafts

Cupcake Crafts

Make a crown, princess friends, flowers and little creatures. It’s easy with Cupcake Craft! Use cupcake liners, over 100 stickers, paper shapes, a chunky glue stick and easy step-by-step instructions. Create 8 cute cupcake crafts! Each project comes conveniently individually packaged, so you’re ready to begin when you open the kit! View Product

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Eco Crafts

Eco Crafts

Flowers, animals, decorations, jewelry and much, much more are all waiting for creative minds and crafty hands to make them! Make a giraffe from paper and popsicle stick legs! Design a cute owl, make popsicle stick friends and a picture frame. Everything’s included, and all the materials are earth-friendly and made from recycled stickers, paper and pencils. Use all the materials inside this kit, and even add some of your own recycled materials to make new crafts. Each Eco Crafts kit contains instructions for making crafts and: | over 400 stickers and shapes | 6 recycled colored pencils... View Product

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I Love Crafts

I Love Crafts

When you have a passion for crafting, this kit will fulfill every need! Inside you’ll find craft items to make 10 bright and beautiful projects including cards, jewelry, and picture frames! All the tools and craft items you’ll need, like beads, ribbons, paper, foam, fabric and felt shapes, papers, buttons, embroidery floss, needle, zig zag scissors, glue stick, glitter glue, brooch pin, elastic, sticky dots and easy instructions are included. View Product

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Eco Scrapbook & Eco Crafts Bundle

Eco Scrapbook & Eco Crafts Bundle

Save the planet, save the memories, save 20%! When you buy Eco Scrapbook & Eco Crafts. Eco Scrapbook is the perfect way to preserve special memories while creating new ones. Make a personalized, environmentally friendly scrapbook. So much fun for a family to create together! Eco Scrapbook includes over 300 pieces, zig zag scissors, stickers, paper shapes and frames, printed paper, buttons, craft sticks, glue stick, ribbons, twine cords and easy to follow instructions. Eco Crafts will delight creative minds and crafty hands as they get ready to make flowers, animals, decorations, jewelry... View Product

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Eco Crafts Deluxe Bundle

Eco Crafts Deluxe Bundle

The Eco Crafts Deluxe Bundle saves you 30% when you buy all three, but on top of that, you can save your memories with Eco Scrapbook, your money with Birdie Banks, and the planet with Eco Crafts! Eco Scrapbook has pages to fill with photos, stickers, drawings, colorful ribbons and more. Includes over 300 pieces, zig zag scissors, stickers, paper shapes and frames, printed paper, buttons, craft sticks, glue stick, ribbons, twine cords and easy to follow instructions. Birdie Banks are fun to make and colorful to display, kids wont even know theyre learning to count! Includes 2 molds, coin... View Product
5 Ocean Themed Crafts for Kids

5 Ocean Themed Crafts for Kids

Guess what the top family summer vacation destination is? The beach, of course! Countless families head to the beach each summer for their family vacation to enjoy the ocean, play in the sun, waves and sand. Given its popularity, I thought it would be fun to share some crafts for kids that are beach and ocean themed. They’re a great opportunity to get some crafting time in, as well as chat about your upcoming vacation or share favorite moments post-vacation! Here are five ocean themed crafts that will provide entertainment, a bit of education, and transport you to the beach! 1.... Read Post

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 in Tweens | 0 comments

Using Crafts to Teach About Different Cultures

Using Crafts to Teach About Different Cultures

Crafts are a fun and creative way to teach your children about a variety of topics. Children are hands-on learners, and always learn best when having fun! In our homeschooling classroom, I keep plenty of craft supplies at the ready to create a variety of projects. Recently, I’ve been using my craft supplies to teach the children about different cultures. You can create a craft from almost any country and spark a lesson or discussion about an interesting new culture! Here are a few to get you started.  1. Australia: Craft your own wooden or paper boomerang. Let your child paint it in bright... Read Post

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Printable Games: Candy Dominoes

Printable Games: Candy Dominoes

It’s spring break, although depending on where you live it may not quite feel like it with the cool temperatures and snow on the ground still in some areas! Don’t despair if you’re home bound with the little ones for some of it, we have you covered with our Candy Dominoes printable game. Simply download, print, cut out the dominoes pieces and you’ve got a no-cost game to keep the kiddos entertained that also helps them build matching, recognition and counting skills! All you need are scissors and the Candy Dominoes printable pages, which you can download here. How to... Read Post

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in | 0 comments

19 Storage Cups

19 Storage Cups

Start with the right arts and crafts supplies.  19 storage cups  helps you save and organize supplies for projects. Use them for buttons, gems, sequins, beads, glitter and more.   Lids pop on and off easily. 3 different sizes – 3/4″ high, 1.5″ high and 2″ high.  Suitable for all ages View Product

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in Press | Comments Off

Today Show March 2013

Today Show March 2013

Watch this crafts segment on the Today Show to see the new Boho Bands Jewelry Kit from ALEX Toys. Read Post

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog, Holiday Crafts | Comments Off

Priceless Handmade Holiday Decorations

Priceless Handmade Holiday Decorations

One of our family’s favorites Christmas activities is decorating our home. From the lights on the outside of the house, to the Christmas tree, to the stockings on the mantle, wherever you look you’ll see a piece of Christmas. Each decoration holds a special part of our family’s Christmas spirit, and every year, we create at least one handmade decoration to add to our collection. Sometimes our handmade décor lasts only one year, while others become valued pieces that last from year to year, priceless pieces of our family history. Kids love creating Christmas decorations, and there are so many... Read Post

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Blog, Holiday Crafts, Printables | Comments Off

Printable Craft for Toddlers: Make a Thanksgiving Turkey

Printable Craft for Toddlers: Make a Thanksgiving Turkey

Creativity is one of the most important skills a person can have. Giving kids an early creative start will help build their self-esteem and confidence for a lifetime of increased productivity. And the holidays are a perfect time for kids crafts! Print out several of our Thanksgiving turkeys for your preschooler to make and then decorate the house for a festive holiday look, or use as dinner table place settings. Your guests will be amazed by the personal touch and their oohs and aaahs will go a long way to making the kiddos feel proud as well as enthusiastic for future craft projects! What... Read Post

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Paper Bag Owl

Printable: Paper Bag Owl

Hoot! Hoot! Turn a paper bag into an owl with only a few basic supplies that you’re sure to have around the house, plus our two printable pages, which you can download and print using the links below. After the kids are done crafting, they can use their owls as puppets and put on a show.   What You Need: Safety Scissors Glue  Paper Bag 2 Page Printable – (Click each image to download) How To Make It: If the kids enjoy making paper bag owls then we have great gift ideas for the holidays! Look for the ALEX Paper Bag Puppets and Paper Bag Monsters craft kits. There are new ALEX Printables... Read Post

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Make a Monster Face

Printable: Make a Monster Face

Just in time for the Halloween, here’s Make A Monster Face! Designed to be easy enough for preschoolers, it’s a fun activity for kids that involves no more than cutting and pasting. Make lots of different faces with various combinations of cut-out features! When they’re done they can show off their hard work and hang the monster faces up as Halloween decorations!   What You Need: Safety Scissors Glue Stick 3 Page Printable – (Click each image to download) How To Make It: There are new ALEX Printables coming out all the time so make sure to check back and follow us on Facebook so you... Read Post

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About Alex

About Alex

Welcome to the world of ALEX Toys where you can join us in the Art of Fun! Known since 1986 for quality art supplies and crafts kits for kids, ALEX® has expanded over the years to a lifestyle brand for creative fun. From infant to toddler to tween, we empower confidence and inspire kids to express their creativity by providing innovative creative toys for baby, bath time, preschoolers, pretend play, spa, fashion, jewelry and active play. ALEX products have received the most prestigious honors in the industry including over 300 awards  from toy experts and influential consumer magazines. ALEX... View Page

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in | 0 comments

The Art of Fun!

The Art of Fun!

Start children on a lifetime of learning and discovery. From toddlers to tween, creative toys, games and arts & crafts that teach skills, foster personal expression and build self-esteem. Find our award winning products

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Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in | 0 comments

2 Tutu Dolls

2 Tutu Dolls

These little dolls are ‘tutu’ cute! Decorate these two friends with cupcake liner ‘tutus’, peel and stick gems and stickers . Just open the kit and get busy fingers started with this adorable craft. Instructions included. For fun in an instant, see our other great POPS Craft kits -the perfect stash for that “rainy day” closet! POPS Crafts make great party favors, too! View Product

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3 Spoon Critters

3 Spoon Critters

Little critters are easy to make out of spoons! When you use the cutouts, stickers, pipe cleaners and more, ordinary spoons turn into something much more! For fun in an instant, see our other great POPS Craft kits -the perfect stash for that “rainy day” closet! POPS Crafts make great party favors, too! View Product

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4 Paper Chain Monsters

4 Paper Chain Monsters

Create a happy chain of little monsters holding hands! A fun craft for younger children and parents to do together, or for older children alone. Kit includes a chain of four (4) monsters, 141 stickers, 45 paper shapes, glue and easy to follow instructions. For fun in an instant, see our other great POPS Craft kits -the perfect stash for that “rainy day” closet! POPS Crafts make great party favors, too! View Product