Holiday Crafts

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 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

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
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 Jul 1, 2013 in Holiday Crafts, Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Fourth of July Lantern

Printable: Fourth of July Lantern

Making paper lanterns is a fun toddler craft for Fourth of July! Simply download the printable pages, cut and paste! Get the little ones involved with the festivities; this printable craft is a great party decoration for the holiday. Make several lanterns and string them together to hang as a banner, or use as table decorations. Mix it up with our Make a Flag printable as well. They’re both fun craft activities for the kids during the party and they can leave with a favor! ALEX printables are designed specifically for toddlers and preschoolers and inspired by our Little Hands line of... Read Post

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Featured, Holiday Crafts, Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Make a Flag!

Printable: Make a Flag!

Make a Flag is a fun toddler craft for the Fourth of July! Simply download the printable pages, cut and paste.  Add posts to your flags and they make great party decorations, or favors for the kids! For an even more festive July 4th celebration, download and make our Fourth of July Lantern printable craft too! ALEX printables are designed specifically for toddlers and preschoolers and inspired by our Little Hands line of products. You can also find new printables each month to download and color on our Facebook page! Make a Flag Instructions What You Need: 1. Safety Scissors 2. Glue 3. Two... Read Post

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 in Big Kids, Featured, Holiday Crafts | 2 comments

July Fourth Glitter Tattoos

July Fourth Glitter Tattoos

Kids love temporary tattoos. Add a little glitter to the mix and they are super excited! Glitter tattoos are all the rage, and the perfect extra touch of fun for summer carnivals, birthday parties and holiday celebrations. The girls and I experimented recently and created some really cute July Fourth glitter tattoos! For our tattoos, the girls and I used ALEX’s Sparkle Tattoo Parlor – Cool Glam kit. It includes stencils, glue, brushes and four colors of glitter; we choose the star stencil and the red, silver and blue glitter to use for our July Fourth theme. First step is to clean the... Read Post

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in Big Kids, Featured, Holiday Crafts | 0 comments

Father’s Day Gift: Silk Screen Tie

Father’s Day Gift: Silk Screen Tie

The kids and I love to make handmade gifts for my husband for Father’s Day. He always enjoys them so much more than he would a store-bought gift. Handmade gifts are super meaningful, and are always sentimental for years to come for the recipient. This year we tackled a quick and easy necktie project that can be customized for any dad! Silk screening is a fun way to create a clean, flat design on a fabric surface rather than a raised effect you get with bottled fabric paints. Using the fabric dyes and a silk screening kit like the Silkscreen Factory, you can create a wide variety of projects... Read Post

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Holiday Crafts | 0 comments

DIY Mother’s Day Flower Pot Craft

DIY Mother’s Day Flower Pot Craft

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6 Ways to Pretend Play Birthday All Year Round

6 Ways to Pretend Play Birthday All Year Round

If your kids are like mine, their birthday is their favorite day of the year. In fact, my kids make elaborate plans for crafts, parties, and gifts months and months before the actual birthday date. All of which are subject to change at any moment. Birthdays are the best. So, I just go with it. We pretend play birthday all the time. We sing Happy Birthday in the car to them, to me, to all our relatives, to our pets, to our toys. We play birthday party, too. And do you know what? It’s great to play birthday because while you’re playing, you’re sneaking in lots of learning opportunities. Here... Read Post