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 like the real deal. Count them to see how many you have!
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 to name them. Have the students glue the red stripes to the lighthouse at equal intervals. The top two stripes and the white stripe between them will each have one yellow circle glued in the middle.
Center the small blue rectangle at the bottom of the lighthouse base and attach it with glue. Place a yellow circle toward the top of the door and glue it in place.
Place the blue oval at the top of the lighthouse base and glue it in place. Glue the small red rectangle to the underside of the top of the blue oval. The three small rectangles will be glued to this rectangle. Add the triangle shape and glue it at the top. This completes the lighthouse craft!
This is such an adorable craft to make for National Different Colored Eye Day. Have the children color the bug’s eyes any color they want. They can match their own eye color or choose their favorite color. Make sure to teach the children that some very lucky people have two different colored eyes. How special is that?
• Markers, colored pencils or crayons
1. Print the Kraftykid’s Fun Bug Eye Craft template.
2. Color the bug’s eyes any colors you want. Compare with your own eyes and your classmates’ eyes.
Did you know that July 1st is Build a Scarecrow Day? We know it’s not Fall, but it is Build a Scarecrow Day, so let’s be silly and get our seasons mixed up and build a scarecrow in summer. We have a little pattern to make the clothes for your scarecrow too, to make it easy for your kids. Just print, color, and glue onto a craft stick. Have children draw a silly face.
- Craft stick
- Raffia, if desired
- Markers (for face)
- Print the Kraftykid Build a Scarecrow Clothes template
- Cut out clothes and have children color with their crayons.
- Glue to the front of the craft stick.
- Draw a face with the markers.
- Glue raffia to the scarecrow if desired.
- Write their name in black permanent marker and don’t forget to add the date!
Do you have a budding meteorologist in the class? This craft project is a good way to teach children all about the weather outside. Combine with a walk outside to discover and talk about the weather of the day. Keep a chart all week, then make this fun weather mobile that they can hang in their rooms.
• Wire clothes hanger
• Cardboard paper towel roll
• Paper hole punch
1. Print the free, downloadable Kraftykid weather mobile template, 2 per child.
2. Cut out all of the shapes. You will have two of each picture.
3. Cut a long slit all the way down the cardboard roll and punch holes about 1inch deep from the edge, spaced about 1 1/2 inches apart so that you have six holes.
4. Paint the roll and let dry.
5. Cut 6 pieces of yarn in varied lengths.
6. Knot each piece of yarn several times so that the knot is bigger than the punched hole.
7. Pull each piece of yarn through a hole in the roll so that the knot keeps the yarn in place.
8. Slide the roll onto the clotheshanger and twist it so the holes are at the bottom.
9. Glue the piece of yarn between the two matching pictures.