Crafts

Crafts


Halloween Silhouette Plates

Halloween Silhouette Plates

Does your house need an extra touch of Halloween? Make these fun silhouette plates that can be displayed on a shelf in your home or used as serving platters for a Halloween bash with family and friends. Required Materials: Glass plates Acrylic paints Vinyl stickers...

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ABC Letter Blocks

ABC Letter Blocks

Start this school year by making these letter blocks. In just a few simple steps, you have a fun decoration for your home. It’s “easy as 1,2,3!” Required Materials: *Makes 3 blocks 2x4 board Tole paints Burlap Apple cider vinegar Hot glue Sandpaper Scissors SOS pad...

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Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough

by Schae Richards Ages: 4+ (with assistance) Do your kids like to create shapes? Do they have a creative imagination? Then this is the perfect craft for them! Make different colors, shapes and sizes with this homemade play dough. It will keep the kids entertained for...

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Loves Notes in a Jar

Loves Notes in a Jar

by Schae Richards Age Range: 6+ Required materials: Glass jar, ribbon or string, tags, paper, scissors, marker or pen. Make this fun craft that all mothers will appreciate! Decorate a jar of your choice and fill it with 20, 50 or even 100 reasons why you love your...

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Bunny Ear Footprint Craft

Bunny Ear Footprint Craft

by Kate Petersen Age Range: Infant - 3 yrs. Required materials: baby/child's feet, sponge brushes, paint (washable and/or non-toxic), ceramic plate or plaque (heavy card stock paper would work too). This Easter craft is cute and meaningful! I will warn you though, it...

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Making Colors With Food Coloring Craft

Making Colors With Food Coloring Craft

 by Kate Petersen Age Range 3-12 yrs. This craft is a cool way to teach your child about the way secondary colors are made. All you need is a package of food coloring (just need a couple drops of the red, blue, and yellow), spoons (straws work too) to stir with, a...

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Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day

by Kate Petersen We all know what a difference a wonderful teacher can make in a child's life, so don't forget to show your child's teacher how much they are appreciated on Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5. If in need of some creative ideas to thank your...

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Hidden Flash Card Activity

Hidden Flash Card Activity

by Kate Petersen Age Range 2-6 yrs Flash cards can be a great way to teach your child educational subjects in a fun and visual way. A variety of flash cards are available for children, such as letters of the alphabet, numbers, and shapes. Since going over flash cards...

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Rocket Balloon Craft

Rocket Balloon Craft

by Kate Petersen Age Range Child: 3-10 yrs. This craft was such a hit for my boys! It's super simple and demonstrates how air creates a forward motion called thrust, which occurs when air is forced out of a balloon. Materials Needed: Tape (any kind will do), long...

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Three Little Piggies Craft

Three Little Piggies Craft

by Kate Petersen Age Range of Child: 3-6 yrs. My children have always loved the story of The Three Little Pigs. We've even acted out the story in our home using blankets on top of couch cushions for the house made of straw, upside down laundry baskets for the house...

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Sock Dog Craft (ages 8+)

Sock Dog Craft (ages 8+)

With just a handful of materials you already have at home and few spare hours in the afternoon, you can turn an old pair of socks into a cuddly best friend. All you need is some basic sewing practice and you're ready to go! Materials: Two socks (ideally a pair) Three...

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Thumbprint Valentine Craft

Thumbprint Valentine Craft

Age Range of Child: 2- 12 yrs. This craft is so cute and super easy! All you need is a stamp pad, some willing thumbs to stamp, paper, and markers. After stamping one thumb in ink (washable stamp pads work best!) stamp it on the paper while aiming it slightly to the...

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Kitchenette Cart Craft

Kitchenette Cart Craft

by Kate Petersen Age Range of Child: 1-10 yrs I recently heard about the idea to create a mini-kitchen from a friend of mine, and ever since have been gathering things from around the house for our own pretend food play station. After no longer needing an old t.v....

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Creating A Home For The Holidays

Creating A Home For The Holidays

By Mandy Schiess, owner, On The Avenue Home Decor & Gifts For as long as I can remember, Christmas has been my favorite day of the year. As a child I remember anxiously awaiting my parent’s approval for us to dash into the front room to see what Santa brought. I...

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Easter Eggs the Natural Way

Easter Eggs the Natural Way

Skip the kit this Easter and try coloring Easter eggs naturally with homemade dyes that use kitchen finds you probably already have on hand. You’ll be impressed at how nature can create a rainbow of colored eggs, with the benefit of no added chemicals or artificial...

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