Category Archives: Crafts for Learning

Kids’ Crafts: June Bugs

Growing up, my sister loved bugs. I once got swarmed by angry hornets and all she cared about was that one had gotten trapped in the window and she could dissect it. So, if you have some kiddos that are anything like my sister, I have some crafts for you today that don’t involve anything that will buzz, bite, or sting!

 

Butterfly Footprints

Few things are cuter than baby feet, and baby feet covered in paint and dressed up as a butterfly in one of them. The best thing about making this craft in the summer time? You can send the kids out to play in the sprinkler to wash up!

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Kids’ Crafts: Crafting in Nature

With summer upon us and warmer weather in our forecasts, why not get outside to collect some supplies for your crafting projects? Not only does this save you from your DIY being more expensive than the real thing (c’mon, we’ve all been there) but it gives your projects a super natural look and your munchkins a chance to be a scavenger outside. From your backyard to your local park to the walking trails down the road, there’s crafting inspiration everywhere!

Nature Made Stamps

Nature Made Stamps

These stamps have your kiddos collecting, assembling, and creating all in one project! With all of the different flowers and foliage everywhere you look, the possibilities are all but endless.

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Kids’ Crafts: Wreaths

We love making wreaths for all the seasons. You can get pretty creative when making wreaths with kids and use a variety of household and crafts materials to make some unique seasonal decor. Here are some of my favorites.

Dip Dyed Craft Sticks create a beautiful sunburst effect which is fun to make and guaranteed to brighten any door this season. This would also work well for making a sunburst mirror for the kids’ room.

Craft Stick WreathBabble Dabble Do

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Kids’ Crafts: A Burst of Color

Whether you’re experiencing the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in Portland or the strangely chilly weather in the NE these bright tie dye crafts are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Traditional tie dye can be kind of messy so I’d recommend a warm day in the backyard for those projects, but the Sharpie tie dye experiments and the tie dye clay can definitely be indoor activities as well. I hope you enjoy these Tie Dye favorites!

Clay is fun and easy to work with for kids and adults. The bright mix of colors is fun to create and use to decorate clay pots and coasters. These would also make great gifts for teachers and grandparents!

Polymer Clay Pot and CoastersBy Brittany Goldwyn

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Kids’ Crafts: My Favorite Flowers

When we take our little ones on nature walks we always point out and name the flowers we see and you would be amazed at how quickly even toddlers remember the names of a variety of flowers. There’s nothing cuter than hearing a 1 year old correctly identify and say the word ‘Hydrangea!’ Here are some awesome flower crafts we can make at home using a variety of supplies we have on hand.

Peonies are my favorite flowers from our garden. The only thing I don’t like about Peonies is how quickly they bloom and drop their petals. Here’s a tutorial for how to make lasting tissue paper peonies in all of your favorite colors.

Tissue Paper Flowers

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Kids’ Crafts: Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Make mom feel extra special this year with one of these thoughtful, beautiful hand made gifts. For the older kids I’ve included some multi-step artistic projects which can be modified for younger children (or made with a little help from older siblings and dads 🙂

These shabby chic picture frames are inexpensive to make and the finished product is lovelier than any frames I’ve seen in stores. Kids can even choose their own favorite pictures of themselves for mom.

Shabby Chic Picture Frames 

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Kids’ Crafts: April Showers

We’re having a vibrant, colorful, but rainy April here in Portland. It’s true that April showers certainly do bring beautiful flowers! If your little ones are stuck inside during the rain showers, or even with bad seasonal allergies this month, here are some fun crafts and activities to help them engage with and enjoy all that April showers have to offer!

These raindrop sun catchers are easy to make with the whole family. Older kids can cut their own raindrops while toddlers can do the decorating. These will look great in the windows on rainy and sunny days alike.

Raindrop Sun CatchersMunchkins and Moms for Pre-K Pages

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