Projects for Kids

Complementary Colors Lesson – Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Complementary Colors Lesson – Hearts for Valentine’s Day

This a great way to teach Complementary Colors to kids – they learn the color pairs and have a wonderful time making heart outlines in a new way! I do this project with 3rd graders, they seem to have enough skill to hold their hearts […]

Postage Stamp Valentines

Postage Stamp Valentines

These Postage Stamp Valentines were so quick and fun to make! Once I got out all of my supplies this project went so quick…I think I spent more time looking for the supplies than it did to complete these cute little creations! Start with white […]

DIY I-Spy Bottle – Valentine’s Day

DIY I-Spy Bottle – Valentine’s Day

These DIY I-Spy bottles are fun for all ages and my daughters had a blast making them! We decided to make our own I-Spy bottles, because my daughters wanted to work on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges.  My youngest is working on the Junior […]

Heart Shaped Rainbow Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

Heart Shaped Rainbow Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

So this soap looks weird…like who puts rainbow sprinkles in soap! We do and we love it! This is a creation my daughter made up – she loves to experiment.  I laughed when she made a seashell shaped soap and put sprinkles in it…until we […]

Heart Shaped Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

Heart Shaped Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

What fun my daughter and I had making these easy soaps – Perfect for Valentine’s Day Gifts! My daughters are the ones that are into making soap and I haven’t taken my turn yet, I decided I would make hearts for Valentine’s and add my […]

DIY Heart Pockets – Valentine’s Day

DIY Heart Pockets – Valentine’s Day

What a sweet little gift to give this Valentine’s Day! These little DIY Heart Pockets are so cute and easy to make and you can hide a favorite little treat inside.  These would be great for your children to pass out at school to their friends or […]

Christmas Decoupage Tree for Kids

Christmas Decoupage Tree for Kids

Wow! Kids love to use decoupage glue – love how it leaves everything shiny! This is a fun holiday tree project that I recently worked on with my 2nd grade students. Filling a triangle with circles is an interesting task for them to figure out […]

Paper Collage Christmas Tree for Kids

Paper Collage Christmas Tree for Kids

Trees are an exciting theme for me this winter, just can’t stop creating Christmas Tree projects! This project, I developed for my 1st Graders.  Definitely could be used for K-2. The project begins by tracing a triangle for the tree outline.  I have them trace […]

Easy Christmas Tree Painting for Kids

Easy Christmas Tree Painting for Kids

This is a fun and easy Christmas Tree painting for kids, they will love it! Super easy, super fun, inexpensive supplies! I do this project every Christmas with my Kindergarten classes and it is always a big hit! First I trace all of the triangles […]

Tall Hat Snowman Painting

Tall Hat Snowman Painting

Snowmen are so fun to paint in winter – especially if they have a cool tall hat! This project is great for 3rd Graders – there is a little bit of math, some tracing, some creative drawing, coloring and painting! A wide variety to keep […]

Decorate with Cute Paper Snowmen

Decorate with Cute Paper Snowmen

So easy, so cute…Decorate with Paper Snowmen! These snowman heads look great covering a whole door for winter season decorating. A few years ago, I was in need of a quick project to do for a 3rd grade class that was a day ahead of […]

Easy Circle Optical Illusion Drawing

Easy Circle Optical Illusion Drawing

Tracing circles is an easy way to make a great piece of abstract art. My students really enjoy this project. Even an unskilled artist can master this project with ease and feel successful. Tracing and coloring is all it takes. Tracing any small circle size […]

Sailboat Collage for Kids

Sailboat Collage for Kids

My students love painting, so I try to incorporate as many painting projects as I can. I recently worked on this wonderful Sailboat Collage with my 3rd graders, incorporating wet-on-wet painting, sponge painting and collage. A variety of techniques to keep them interested and involved. […]

Itsy Bitsy Spider Button Magnets

Itsy Bitsy Spider Button Magnets

I recently found out that October 21st is “Count Your Buttons Day”.  I’ve always loved buttons, don’t ever do much with them, but love collecting and keeping them. In celebration of “Count Your Buttons Day”, I developed this tutorial for making cute little spider magnets.  […]

Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting

Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting

I recently posted about Jackson Pollock Marble Painting for 1st and 2nd graders, my 3rd and 4th graders couldn’t be left out, so I developed Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting! Last year, my oldest daughter created a straw painting or blow painting for the county […]

Jackson Pollock Inspired Marble Painting

Jackson Pollock Inspired Marble Painting

I was trying out some marble painting again…this time for my 1st and 2nd graders. Unable to find a good way to present them – I decided to turn them into paper weavings! My daughter recently finished a marble painting for the county fair, subsequently […]

People Around the World Color Wheel

People Around the World Color Wheel

Whether you are a teacher, a homeschooler, or just want to supplement your child’s education, this color wheel is awesome and fun! Or, maybe your child has been begging to use paint! This is a new color wheel project that I developed that incorporates different […]

Mosaic Acorn Art

Mosaic Acorn Art

The time of year of falling acorns is approaching! I love to do this project in the fall with my class of 2nd graders! Acorns falling – a common sign that fall is approaching.  September is a great time to do this project in the […]

Easy Pipe Cleaner Spider Rings – Halloween

Easy Pipe Cleaner Spider Rings – Halloween

Need a spooky addition to your child’s Halloween fun? Need it to be real easy and quick?!? I prefer all of my crafts to be fairly quick, that way my kids get fast results!  This project is so quick  – blink and it will be […]

Owl Potato Prints

Owl Potato Prints

Do you like owls? Let’s make vegetable printing more unique! My daughters and I worked on another project for 4H to enter in the fair. The category is Fruit or Vegetable Prints and we wanted to kick it up a notch and make this kind […]

Tree Booklet – Mini Book Binding

Tree Booklet – Mini Book Binding

Need an idea for a mini book? Need an idea for Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge? Recently my daughter and I created mini tree booklets for her Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge.  She needed to explore a book artist technique for the 3rd […]

Using Stencils to Create Your Own Bird Paintings

Using Stencils to Create Your Own Bird Paintings

My daughters are members of 4H and it is always a rush in the summer to get projects done and ready to enter in the fair! We recently worked on some bird paintings to enter in the “Bird” entry section of the fair.  Sometimes it […]

10 Unique Fidget Spinners

10 Unique Fidget Spinners

this post contains affiliate links Do your kids love fidget spinners? My youngest does and we were holding out on getting her one, we really didn’t feel that she needed to join this obsession. Then she got one! We didn’t buy her one, but she […]

My daughters take a shot at developing projects!

My daughters take a shot at developing projects!

My daughters took the supplies from my Paper Straw Jewelry project one step further! They each wanted to create their own project and both took pictures of their steps…young bloggers in the making! Project #1 – Note Holder Project #2 – Star clip Cute ideas!  […]

Paper Straw Jewelry – 4th of July

Paper Straw Jewelry – 4th of July

I’ve seen a lot of ideas about using paper straws – so I thought we would give it a try! I got out all the supplies and invited my kids to come create with me.  I just gave the idea that we needed to make […]

diy Firework Necklace-4th of July

diy Firework Necklace-4th of July

Need a craft for kids to do for this 4th of July? This also can be made for anytime your kids want to be sparkly!   Another 4th of July is approaching and I just love these firework necklaces that I designed a few years ago for […]

Easy Firework Rings-4th of July

Easy Firework Rings-4th of July

Need a quick craft for your little one’s to do for 4th of July?   These Firework Rings are so quick and easy to make – my daughter just made four all by herself in less than 4 minutes!  And they are so much fun […]

4th of July Pinwheels

4th of July Pinwheels

These pinwheels will make delightful drink stirrers for your 4th of July Patriotic Party! Or great table decorations! 4th of July is approaching, and these pinwheels are perfect for drink stirrers or decorations for your party.  This project is so versatile you could adapt the […]

Marble Painting – Not Just for Kids!

Marble Painting – Not Just for Kids!

Marble Painting is for Adults too!   Marble Painting – a fun craft for kids…but wait…”I want to do it too!”  You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the fun of marble painting and you can make it a more “sophisticated” project!  I […]

diy Mini Zen Garden

diy Mini Zen Garden

Feeling Creative? Need a stress reliever? Great Project for both you and your children! I always see mini zen gardens in the store, with all of their pretty rocks and soft sand and little rakes.  I always wanted one, but didn’t want to pay the […]