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Tin foil and Permanent Marker Abstract Art

Tin foil and Permanent Marker Abstract Art

My boys made these during summer art camp and I thought they were so simple, but looked so complicated that I wanted to share the idea with you. The crumpled tin foil adds such an interesting three dimensional backdrop for your child’s simple abstract art. It has a real “Wow” factor!

Lightning Bug in Jar Craft

Lightning Bug in Jar Craft

This is a great summer time craft since lightning bugs should be plentiful. And it’s so easy to collect fireflies, when all you need to do is cut them out from the template and glue them inside the jar. Use fluorescence yellow paint and press on the yellow portion of the bug and they’ll even glow in the dark, just read more

Learn Left from Right with Handprint Craft

Learn Left from Right with Handprint Craft

August 13 is left-handers day and gives a chance to celebrate the uniqueness of all left-handers! Have children either stamp or paint their handprints on to a piece of construction paper and then write the letter “L” and the letter “R” for left and right on the appropriate handprint. Make sure the children look at their own hands while doing read more

Make a Lighthouse from Shapes

Make a Lighthouse from Shapes

This craft is a great teaching tool to reinforce the learning of shapes. Our Kraftykid Lighthouse template is made entirely from different shapes . Children just need to cut the shapes from the template and then glue the different shapes to onto a white business envelope match the picture. Make sure you hold up each shape and ask the students read more

Count to Eight Spider Craft

Count to Eight Spider Craft

August 1 is National Spiderman Day, so let’s make a spider to celebrate. This spider is great for preschoolers because he knows how to count to eight, one for each leg. He also likes to eat cupcakes too! Yum, this spider has good taste, doesn’t he?

Patriotic String of Stars Craft

Patriotic String of Stars Craft

Let the fireworks start! We all love the Fourth of July, and kids are no exception. It’s colorful, it’s fun, and it’s LOUD, what’s not to love! Let the children make a pretty string of stars to use as a decoration, or you can also tie it to use as a necklace. Materials: • Kraftykid star template • Construction paper read more

Dancing Pig Tambourine Craft

Dancing Pig Tambourine Craft

Children love music. Here’s a template for a fun to make tambourine with dancing pigs that says “Listen to the Music.” Color the three little pigs yellow to celebrate Yellow Pig Day. It’s a great way to be silly and kids of course love being silly even more than they love music! Materials: • Paper plates • Kraftykid Dancing Pig read more

Cinco De Mayo Musical Shakers

Cinco De Mayo Musical Shakers

Mexicans have a national holiday that is celebrated on the 5th of May, called Cinco De Mayo in memory of the battle fought between Mexico and France in 1862 when Mexico defended a fort in the town of Peubla and won this important battle. The battlefield is now a city park, with a statue of General Zaragoza on horseback. Today, read more

Shark Paper Bag Puppet

Shark Paper Bag Puppet

This shark craft is sure to be a pleaser for the kids. What’s really interesting about this craft is that by cutting out a triangle for the mouth you get to reuse it for the fin! What a fun way to teach shapes to the kids. Triangle teeth and a triangle fin on the body. Maybe we should rename it read more

Animal Zoo Memory Card Game

Animal Zoo Memory Card Game

Children love memory games and this craft will allow them to create a craft that they can play with over and over again.  In fact, they’ll be creating memories with this fun to make memory game.

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