How to Make a School Supply Box Craft Idea for Kids

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How to Make a School Supply Box Craft Idea for Kids


Get your kids excited about going back to school with this cute and functional organizer. From crayons to calculators, this sturdy box will keep supplies handy for your busy youngsters. This is an affordable craft so it can be totally customized each year according to their current interests and ever-changing style.

Crafts Materials Needed:

Shoe Box

3 to 5 Colors of Construction Paper

Scissors

Clear Tape

School Theme Stickers

Colored Markers

Paint (optional)

Plastic Peanut Butter Lid

Frozen Juice Can

Instant Pudding Box

Glue

Decorations


How to Make a School Supply Box Craft Idea for Kids


Cover the bottom of the shoe box with construction paper, using tape to secure the edges and corners. Decorate the sides with school theme stickers and use colored markers to personalize the overall look. Next, cover the shoe box lid in a different color of construction paper, securing all edges and corners with tape.


How to Make a School Supply Box Craft Idea for Kids



How to Make a School Supply Box Craft Idea for Kids



How to Make a School Supply Box Craft Idea for Kids


The peanut butter lid, juice can, and pudding box will be the trays on top for organizing supplies. Prepare the trays by cleaning them thoroughly and making sure they are dry. Most peanut butter lids are already a nice primary color so you can choose to leave it as is. For the other two, remove the tops from the containers. Either paint them or cover them with a different color of construction paper.


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Attach the trays to the top of the shoe box with glue, paying careful attention to how the weight will be distributed once they are holding supplies. In other words, don’t line them all up along one edge or your box will fall over when used.


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After the trays have completely dried, use more school theme stickers, treasures from summer vacation, and colored markers to complete the decorations. This is a good time to allow your child to add a little funkiness to his or her box. Glue on pom-poms, glitter, googly eyes, tiny creatures, or happy meal toys. Keep in mind that your child will be using this box every day at homework time so it needs to be something that is fun to look at and is all about them.


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When everything is in place, the decorations have been completed, and it is completely dry, fill the box with school supplies. Place the lid on top and organize the most used items in the trays. They can hold almost anything your child will need.


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One great thing I have discovered since my child started preschool with his own school supply box is the portability. If he wants his Nana to help him with his homework one night, he really enjoys packing up his supplies and holding his box on his lap in the car. There is a sense of pride that comes with having your own little box of supplies and he looks forward to homework every day. Crafting with your child is a time to bond and I hope your kids will enjoy this project the whole school year. Be sure to pass this idea along to moms who home school as they have an even greater challenge in keeping supplies from taking over their entire house.


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How to Make Keepsake Boxes to Keep Little Treasures Craft Activity for Kids


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How to Make Keepsake Boxes to Keep Little Treasures Craft Activity for Kids


I remember when I was a little girl, I really wanted to have my own keepsake box. There were so many things that I collected such as stones, shells and dried flowers.  There were little cards, little pictures and a few little treasures that I received from friends and family alike.  All of them had no where to really go in my room and I begged my mother for a wooden keepsake box.  Of course, with the demands of day to day life, my mother constantly forgot to purchase me a keepsake box and I never realized that I could make one myself.

That was until I got older. Then I realized that a keepsake box doesn’t have to be big and it doesn’t have to be wooden.  It can simply be a small treasure box that keeps the most important things you find.  This craft is one of those treasures.  It is easy to do and even preschool children can make their own keepsake box for their countless treasures and what is even better, it appeals to both boys and girls.

You can make the keepsake box as a present or keep it for your own treasures and you can personalize it in whatever way you want to.

Keepsake Boxes for Little Treasures : How your Child can make a Keepsake Box that is Personalized and Fun



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Gather all the Craft Supplies That You Will Need:

  • Magazines (You will want the glossy pictures for the box)
  • White Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Box (I found mine at a dollar store but you can use a shoebox or a packing box.  What you want is a box with a lid)
  • Scissors


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1 – Flip through the magazines and find all the pictures that you will want.


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2 – Cut them out and try to avoid using straight edges so the finished product has more of a collage effect to it.   Also make sure that you cut out more pictures than you need.


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3 – Once you have everything made, take a small plastic container and mix the glue with a little bit of water.  Basically, you want to make a paste that is similar to paper mache with it so the glue should be watery but not to the point that it loses its color.


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4 – Now that you have everything ready, start with the first side of the lower box and arrange the pictures the way you want them.


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5 – Carefully glue them into place by adding a touch of glue to the bottom with the paint brush.  Seal the edges by running the paint brush filled with glue across the surface of the pictures and also across the box.

6 – Set it aside to allow time to dry. While you are waiting for the first side to dry, begin the lid.


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7 – Repeat the process of laying the pictures out and then gluing them.  Make sure you seal the edges by coating the top of the pictures and lid with the glue.  Set aside to dry.

8 – Once the glue has dried on the one side of the box, repeat the process until all four sides are finished,allowing them to dry in between each step so they don’t get pulled off or stuck to other surfaces.


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9 – When the box is complete, fill with all your treasures or give as a gift.

You can also use these little boxes as gift boxes for anyone.  People will love the idea and will treasure them just as much as the gift inside.

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Virtual Kids’ Crafts: My Treasures! Box – They may have been marbles, rocks, treasures from the gumball machine; just about anything. But, there was nothing more fun than removing each treasure to look at it over and over again.  Today you’re going to create your own treasure box. You can use what you have around the house or you can purchase supplies from me and complete one like my daughter, Michele’s.

Give Your Next Gift in a Treasure Box! –  For kindergarten writers, all this glue squeezing and letter-practicing are invaluable kinesthetic boosts for early literacy.  Little hands need these workouts, and little kids also get a huge boost out of the shine and pizzazz they’ve created.  Expect an enjoyable time making it with your child, and then give it as a gift to a family member once you’re done.

Eco Friendly Crafts for Kids – A keepsake storage box which uses birthday/Christmas cards and a shoe box.    Children love to have secret boxes of their own and this one makes use of what would otherwise be waste.  There are three R’s to recycling and all the entries in our Green MacGyver eco friendly crafts for kids series will recognize the importance of “REUSE”.

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Cardboard box castles – There are many ways to build a castle with children. Once I already made a small cardboard toy castle with my kids, but this time we wanted something more impressive. For our castle we collected cardboard boxes of different size, and toilet paper tubes. Using those building blocks, paint and some colored paper, we created this castle with floors, round towers, windows and a cone-shaped roof.

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Painting with Sand – A Fun Kids Crafts Activity


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Painting with Sand – A Fun Kids Crafts Activity


Paint.  It is a staple of every childhood and is almost a right of passage for all of them. Children love to paint.  They will paint at home, on sidewalks, and at school.  In the classroom, it seems to be the one area that draws all the kids to it and no matter how many interesting toys are out in a preschool room, the children are always willing to done a paint smock and get busy creating.

I love painting myself, although I lack a lot of the skill needed.  Still, whenever I get a chance to paint with my children, I am there doing it.  Sure, they have far surpassed me in a lot of areas, I can still create a nice abstract piece without too much problem.

Although painting is so popular with children, I find at times that it can become rather boring.  This is probably why I am always thinking up new ways to take a break from the norm.  Painting doesn’t have to be with paintbrushes, it doesn’t have to be done on paper, and it doesn’t have to be just painting.  What it does need to be is creative and most children bring more than their share of creativity to the painting table.

This craft, while it still relies on paint brushes, is a popular craft with children.  It brings in both the creative and a sensory stimulation that is not always there in a painting craft.  In addition, the finished pieces have a 3D-effect to them and it looks amazing under the glass of a frame.  My personal favorite is to use blue, white and silver, since the children often create pictures that resemble beautiful ocean scenes.

Painting with Sand : How to Break from the Norm with Paint



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  • Paint (acrylics work well but you can use any type of paint except oils and water)
  • Sand
  • Paper (try to use a heavier paper since this paint has some weight to it)
  • Dish Soap
  • Container(s) for paint (I find that old Popsicle makers work well because they take enough paint and you can put a lot of colors in them.  Also, you can wrap them in saran wrap for storage if you don’t use all the paint.
  • Paint Brushes (one for each color)


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1 – Decide on the colors that you would like to use and pull out the paint.  Pour the first color into the container (if you are using separate containers, simply put the paint in and then repeat in each container you have).


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2 – Repeat until you have all the colors that you want to use.  Make sure that you only fill them up between a quarter of the way to half way since the sand will increase the volume quickly.


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3 – Now for an old teacher’s secret (shh…don’t tell anyone), place a few drops of dish soap into each container of paint.  This makes it a bit easier to clean off of things and whenever I use paint, except oils and water, I use dish soap in it.


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4 – Once you have your paint ready, add in the sand.  This is usually done to the eye but you will probably want about 2 teaspoons to every 3 or 4 tablespoons.


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5 – Repeat with all the paint


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6 – Stir the and into the paint until it is well blended.  You will want to have a paint that has a lot of texture to it but is still wet and easily applied to the paper so add more sand if necessary.  Repeat with all the paint, using a different paint brush with each paint color.


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7 – And now your paint is ready for painting.  Have your child paint whatever they would like but encourage them to really play with the paint.  You will find that it has a bumpy texture on the paper and it will clump at some parts but don’t try to remove them, this is the whole reason behind the sand paint.


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8 – Allow the art piece to dry completely on a flat surface before you hang it up.  This is very important since the paint is heavier than others and it can ruin the picture if you hang it before it is ready.


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One of the best points about this paint is how it blends together.  Since the paint is so heavy, it keeps most of the color and when you blend, you are less likely to have one big brown mess and more likely to have a range of shades.  This makes it an excellent paint for blending and other painting techniques that rely on pulling colors into another.

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Keep Kids Entertained Making Stained Glass Pictures Craft


Keep Kids Entertained Making Stained Glass Pictures Craft




How You & Your Kids Can Make This Faux Stained Glass Art Crafts Project


This “stained glass” picture is perfect for keeping kids entertained at a fun and safe activity on a rainy day. It is a bit messy so a newspaper-lined workspace is recommended, but cutting pictures from magazines and making crayon shavings will have children happily occupied for a while.


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Crafts Materials That You Will Need:

Wax paper
Scissors
Crayons with a built in or separate crayon sharpener
Magazine pictures, cards, flowers, leaves – anything small and flat
Newspaper
Iron (and a grown up to use it)


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1. Cut out two pieces of wax paper in the same shape. If you’d like to incorporate an outting with this craft, take children around to look at local churches and draw the shapes of stained-glass windows they see on the trip. They can later cut out their wax paper to match one of the shapes. It’s easiest to fold a large piece of wax paper in half and cut through two pieces at once to make sure the shapes match up.


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2. Have children gather flat objects like flowers or leaves in the yard or cut up magazines or cards with pretty pictures. Place on one piece of wax paper.

3. Begin making crayon shavings by using the crayon sharpener and/or breaking up crayons. Children can choose colors that coordinate with their picture or object, or whatever strikes their fancy. This is likely to ruin crayons for further use, so you might want to buy cheap ones for the purpose.


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4. This is where the grown up steps in. Place the piece of wax paper with pictures and shavings on top of a layer of newspaper on your covered ironing board. Place second sheet of wax paper on top, and another layer of newspaper on top of that.


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5. On a medium heat setting, lightly iron over wax paper and newspaper, checking often to make sure you’re not burning anything. It should only take about a minute for all the crayon shavings to melt and the pieces of wax paper to bond together.


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Easy Easter Basket Craft for Kids to Fill with Treats


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If you’ve had a new addition to the family, are having an unexpected guest, or just don’t have enough Easter baskets around the house, here is a simple an inexpensive way to create your own Easter basket to fill with goodies and put on display.

Easy Easter Basket Craft for Young Kids, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, and Moms



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CRAFTS MATERIALS THAT YOU WILL NEED:

A box – a shoebox or milk or orange juice carton would work nicely

Pipe cleaners

Construction paper

Scissors

Hole Punch

Glue

Stapler

Crayons or googly eyes


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1. First,  cut off or remove the top of your box or one side of your carton. If using a carton, staple the open end closed. Save this discarded piece for your basket handle if desired.


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2. Choose one color of construction paper and make sure you have enough for all sides of your box. Cut the construction paper to fit the box and glue to all sides of the outside.


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3. Punch a hole in the front of your box. Bend four pipe cleaners in half and stick through the hole, half on the inside of the box, half on the outside. Position the pipe cleaners so they are in place on the outside, and then staple the pipe cleaners into place on the inside. Trim pipe cleaners inside if needed.


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4. Draw on eyes, or glue on googly eyes if you have them on hand.


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5. For ears, cut out ear shapes from the original color construction paper you used to cover the box. Then cut smaller ear shapes out of pink contruction paper and glue them to the center of the larger ear shapes. Staple ears to the box so they stand up. (Hint: staple pipe cleaner scraps vertically behind the ears to help keep them upright.)

6. If your discarded box top is large enough cut out a 1″ strip and cover it with construction paper to form a handle. Or, simply use construction paper for a decorative handle.


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How to Make a Spring Easter Bonnet, Hat, or Flower Crown with Your Kids


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An Easter bonnet is a longstanding tradition for little girls in many families – and calling it a flower crown will make any little boy excited to be the king of spring! Explain the history of the Easter bonnet to your children and even teach them the song from Irvin Berlin’s “Easter Parade.” Then, get started!

Easter Bonnet or Flower Crown Craft for Kids : How to Make an Easter Bonnet, Hat, or Flower Crown with Your Children


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What you’ll need:

Paper plate – I used one with flowers for a pretty inside trim to my bonnet

Construction paper

Crayons, markers or paint

Ribbon, glitter or tissue paper for embellishments

Scissors

Glue

Step 1: Turn paper plate upside down and color or paint it green.

Step 2: Cut three slits from edge to edge of paper plate, leaving about 1″ margins.


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Step 3: Bend the points created by slits upward.


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Step 4: Cut out some flowers out of contruction paper or tissue paper. Have your child identify flowers that grow in your yard or you typically see around Easter and draw them, or just be creative and create your own spring foliage!


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Step 5: Glue your flowers to the points and add any other decorations you want – like glitter or stickers. I added ribbons down the back of my bonnet.


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Easter Craft Ideas for Kids – Get crafty and create a colorful Easter holiday for the kids.  Along with the Easter egg masterpieces you have planned using some of the ideas in our article about 20 ways to decorate an Easter egg, craft your own panoramic sugar eggs, chocolate Easter lollipops, feathered Easter baskets, and more to celebrate the holiday.

Keeping Easter Fun and Frugal –   Finding great activities for your kids to do for Easter can be easier than you think, here’s a little craft making felt Easter decorations that you can use every year.

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Easter Family Fun – For many families, Easter is a time honored tradition when the earth is reborn and loved ones reunite. A time for honey baked ham, mashed potatoes and, of course, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

Free Kids Crafts for Easter – I’ve been posting mostly patterns for things tou make FOR kids, well, here’s some crafts that they can make theirselves!

Have Fun With Your Easter Egg Hunt – The tradition of Easter egg hunts goes back centuries in one form or another. As a symbol of fertility and new birth, eggs planted around the home bring to mind the rebirth of Spring. Incorporate that same feeling of joy into your hunt to make it fun for the whole family.

Preschool Easter Crafts for Kids Promotes Creativity – Children can be very trying at times, anyone with kids knows that. But there comes a time, after the terrible twos, but before pre-teens, that they are simply delightful. They haven’t learnt any bad behavior yet, and all they want to do is please you.

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How to Make Easter Lilies / Bouquet of Flowers Craft With Your Kids Handprints


Finished Craft Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids




How You & Your Kids Can Make This Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers : Easter Crafts for Your Children


Easter is not so far away anymore so I thought that I would share with you an adorable Easter lily flower bouquet craft for young children and preschoolers … even older children will enjoy it. With just a few craft materials that are probably already around your house, you will be able to make cute Easter Lilies with your child’s own handprints.  Not only will this be a fun arts and crafts activity, but it can also be a keepsake to keep forever. You will be surprised at how fast your little one’s hands grow when you look back at past crafts activities. Have fun.


Supplies for Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids


CRAFTS MATERIALS NEEDED

  1. Chenille Stems / AKA Pipe Cleaners in the following colors: 1 yellow, 3 green
  2. Chenille  Stem or Pipe Cleaner for ribbon, or curling ribbon
  3. Tape
  4. Scissors
  5. Crayon, pencil or magic marker
  6. White heavy construction paper


Trace Your Child's Hand for Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids


1 – Trace your child’s hand onto the white paper with a crayon or pencil or magic marker. Then cut out as many hands as you want for the lily blooms.


Cut out Hands for Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids


2 – Roll the paper handprint vertically to form a funnel shape. When this is complete then secure the side with clear tape.


Turn Paper Inwards for Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids


3 – Now you should roll each paper hand’s  finger down to form the curls of each flower bloom.


Use Chenille Stems for Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids


4 – Now it is time to cut the yellow chenille stem / pipe cleaner to approx 3 inches each. Now loosely bend the yellow piece to form a ‘U’ shape. Wrap the top of one of the green pipe cleaners at the bottom of the ‘U’. Curl the ends of the yellow pipe cleaner to form the center of the flower’s bloom.


Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids


5 – Insert the completed green Lily stem into the center of the flower’s bloom and pull through.


Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids


6 – Gather the Lilies / flowers and wrap the pink pipe cleaner once around the stems to fasten together . Then make one loop for the ribbon and wrap around, repeat for 2nd loop.


Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids


7 – These make great surprises for MOM on Mother’s Day or for an Easter Decoration.


Finished Craft Handprint Easter Lily Bouquet of Flowers Craft Activity for Kids




This is what the completed crafts project looks like. Enjoy and Happy Easter!

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Easter Art & Creativity Kits From ELC – Increasing numbers of people are looking for alternatives to chocolate when buying Easter gifts. If you too have noticed chocolates eggs becoming seemingly less special then you may find Early Learning Centre’s Easter Art & Creativity range a delightful way of marking this holiday.

Easter Bunny Egg/Flower Holder – Make this cute Easter bunny holding a flower in front of an Easter egg.

Felt and Button Easter Cards Craft for Kids & Adults – Flower-bouquet I created a whole bouquet of these felt button flowers for a craft magazine last year but knowing bouquets would be far too much cutting for 5 and 6 year olds I opted for a single flower for each mum.

Kids Crafts for Holidays & Easter – Easter is coming up which got me thinking about how I am going to keep my kids occupied this year.

Easter Craft For Kids (including a bouquet of flowers) – My absolute favorite book for Toddler Crafts is called The Toddler’s Busy Book by Trish Kuffner. It has 365 Games and Activities in it that are easy and fun to do!  There are crafts for every holiday.  It breaks the crafts down into great categories like : Rainy Day Play, Kids in the Kitchen, Water Play, Outdoor Adventures, Arts & Crafts and much more.  I highly recommend getting this book!!  It is a great resource, one I have used over and over!!  Below is one of the craft ideas for Easter that is in the book.

Easter Craft Ideas for Kids – Get crafty and create a colorful Easter holiday for the kids.  Along with the Easter egg masterpieces you have planned using some of the ideas in our article about 20 ways to decorate an Easter egg, craft your own panoramic sugar eggs, chocolate Easter lollipops, feathered Easter baskets, and more to celebrate the holiday.

Keeping Easter Fun and Frugal –   Finding great activities for your kids to do for Easter can be easier than you think, here’s a little craft making felt Easter decorations that you can use every year.

Easter Bouquet To Make At Home – This is a quick and easy way to make an Easter Bouquet that is cheap and fun to do – and it doesn’t make much mess either – always a plus with any Easter activities and crafts!

Easter and Springtime Crafts for Kids – Easter and springtime traditionally signals the turn of the year into a time of rebirth and fresh beginnings. It’s a season groaning with possibilities for so many crafts for kids to enjoy.

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How to Make an Alphabet Letters Tactile Guessing Game with Your Preschoolers or Autistic Children

Today we are going to how to play a fun Montessori game that promotes good hand writing skills while also helping kids to learn the alphabet on their own. This is an educational, yet fun arts and craft activity for both you and your young children to do together. This crafts idea is beneficial for preschoolers, Kindergartners, as well as children who are autistic / on the spectrum / or those who have sensory disorders. (even older children enjoy it). I have a friend with an Autistic child and this game is very similar to the way she had to teach her child the alphabet since he wasn’t able to learn the alphabet through sight since he was more into sensory and tactile learning techniques. As a warning, this craft might cause random bursts of laughter from both you and your child. Comment to tell us how your child reacts to this fun tactile game and craft. Enjoy.


Have the child close his eyes and feel letters to guess for Alphabet Letters Tactile Guessing Game Craft




Photographer: Marind

How to Make an Alphabet Letters Tactile Guessing Game with Your Preschoolers or Autistic Children


CRAFTS MATERIALS NEEDED:


Gather Crafts Materials for Alphabet Letters Tactile Guessing Game Craft


Gather the crafts materials that you will need for this arts and crafts project / game.

-Magic Markers

-A spare piece of rug, cloth, felt, or craft foam

-Heavy duty scissors


Trace the Alphabet Letters on the Felt for Alphabet Letters Tactile Guessing Game Craft


1-Trace the letters you want on the material that you chose to use (rug / cloth / felt / foam) with the marker.


Now cut the alphabet letters out of the felt for Alphabet Letters Tactile Guessing Game Craft


2-Now cut out the letters as shown above.


Have the Kids Feel the Letters for Alphabet Letters Tactile Guessing Game Craft


3-Now for the fun part. Have the kids feel the letters and say the letters at the same time. Do this two or three time until they have memorized the letters.


Have the child close his eyes and feel letters to guess for Alphabet Letters Tactile Guessing Game Craft




4-Now for the game. Have the children close their eyes. Spread the letters out on the floor. Then say a letter. Have students crawl around and feel the letters till they find the correct letter. Now, have the winning student tell the other kids to close their eyes. The winning student now repeats the game. Make sure you do this a few times, it’s fun. The students should be able to play the game on their own.

Here Are Some Other Links That You Might Find Useful – It is important to practice learning all the letters of the ABC! As you do your child will become familiar with each individual letter.

Lowercase and Uppercase Floor Alphabet Game –  An uppercase and lowercase floor alphabet game for younger kids and preschoolers.

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Bunny Ears Easter Bunny Craft Idea for Kids


finished-finished handprint easter bunny craft for kids




Easter is not so far away anymore so I thought that I would share with you an adorable Easter bunny craft for young children and preschoolers … even older children will enjoy it. With just a few craft materials that are probably already around your house, you will be able to make a cute Easter Bunny with your child’s own handprints.  Not only will this be a fun arts and crafts activity, but it can also be a keepsake to keep forever. You will be surprised at how fast your little one’s hands grow when you look back at past crafts activities. Have fun.

Easter Bunny Ears Craft for Kids : How to Make an Easter Bunny with Your Child’s Handprints




Crafts Supplies to Make Easter Bunny with Ears with Child's Handprints


Gather all the Craft Supplies That You Will Need:

1. Construction paper, White, Pink, Green, Blue, Yellow
2. Scissors
3. Glue
4. Markers or crayons
5. Cotton ball


Trace Your Kids Handprints for Easter Bunny Handprints Craft for Kids


1 – Sit your son or daughter down at a table and then trace his hand on a clean piece of paper. Now cut out your child’s hand onto a white piece of construction paper as shown in the picture above.


2 Handprints Easter Bunny Craft for Children


2 – Now, take out a piece of pink construction paper. Out of this pink piece of construction paper, cut out 2 “slivers” that fit into the first 2 fingers of the white handprint and then glue them  into place.


3- Handprint Easter Bunny Craft for Kids


3 – The next step is to fold over the third and fourth fingers and the thumb and then glue them  into place.


4- handprint Easter Bunny craft for kids


4 – Now cut the bottom of the green piece of paper and the corner of the yellow piece of paper to make the grass and the sun.


5- handprint easter bunny craft for kids


5 – Cut a white oval for the bunny’s body. Then glue the hand as the bunny’s head, and the cotton ball as the bunny’s cottontail. Now you can glue the grass and sun into place.


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6 – Now that all of the above steps are complete you can draw a cute bunny face. You might have to wait if the bunny’s face is still wet from the glue.


finished-finished handprint easter bunny craft for kids




7 – You can add cut-out paper Easter eggs or other Easter themed decorations if you want!!

You are finished. Take a look at your child’s masterpiece and enjoy. Happy Easter!

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Easter Basket Craft for Kids : How to Make an Easter Basket with Your Child’s Handprints


Finished Handprint Easter Basket Crafts Activity Project for Kids




Easter is quickly coming so I thought that I would share with you a cute craft for young children and preschoolers … even older children will enjoy it. With just a few craft materials that are probably already around your house, you will be able to make a cute Easter Basket  with your child’s own handprints.  Not only will this be a fun arts and crafts activity, but it can also be a keepsake to keep forever. You will be surprised at how fast your little one’s hands grow when you look back at past crafts activities. Have fun.

Easter Basket Craft for Kids : How to Make an Easter Basket with Your Child’s Handprints


Kids Handprint Easter Basket Craft for Kids and Preschoolers


(1) Get Your Crafts Materials Out and Ready to use. You will Need:

– Tape or Glue
– Scissors
– Craft Foam, Colored Construction Paper, or Card Stock
– Crayons, Colored Pencils, Markers
– Other items to decorate your Easter Basket with, such as glitter, sequins, ribbons, etc.



Have Your Child Trace His Hand on the Colored Construction Paper


(2) Now have your child trace his hand on the color paper or craft foam. If your child is too young to trace his hand then you can help him.  Cut out paper or foam hands is many different colors.


Lay Out 8 or More Colored Construction Paper Hands


(3) Cut out at least 8 or more paper / foam hands. You will need at least this many handprints to make your Easter Basket’s handle.


Cut Out an Easter Basket Shape


(4) Now take a brown piece of construction paper, craft foam, or cardstock and draw a basket shape like the picture above.


Cut Out a Hole in the Easter Basket Craft for the Easter Eggs to Go


(5) Now cut out the Easter Basket shape and then with black marker outline where the top of the basket is (like in the picture above). Now take the scissor and cut out a hole in the middle of the basket (like in the picture above). This is where the Easter Eggs will sit.


Put Your Child's Handprints in a layered fashion to make the easter basket handle


(6) Now start laying out the handprints in a rainbow shape to form the Easter Basket’s handle.


Tape or Glue the Child's handprints into an easter basket handle


(7) Now tape or glue the handprints in place.


Place the Easter Eggs into the Easter Basket's slit or hole.


(8) Cut out some Easter Egg Shapes from the construction paper, card stock, or craft foam. Now place them in the Easter basket’s hole.


Finished Handprint Easter Basket Crafts Activity Project for Kids




(9) Now you have completed the Handprint Easter Basket Crafts Idea for Kids.

I hope that you and your children had a lot of fun making this handprint Easter basket crafts project.

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