Archive for the ‘Kids Crafts and Activities’ Category
Dandelions are so pretty, yet they are weeds that spread like wild flowers across our lawns. Did you know that every part of a dandelion is edible? I kind of cringe at that thought. The hallow stems make amazing bubble fun for kids.
For this activity you will need:
Dandelions with the long stem
Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th! Want to celebrate in your homeschool or classroom? Check out these easy & creative ideas to get in the spirit! Pirate Treasure Hunt – This is a great activity for pirate fun at home over the weekend! Make your own map, hide pirate treasure, and watch your little ones follow directions to search for the Pirates’ Gold! Island Adventures Reading Program – Join Pete Pirate and his crew with instruction and practice in advanced phonics skills, sight words, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension! 75 lessons teach fundamental reading skills for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Recommended ages 6 to 9. Treasure Map Pizza – Decorate your homemade pizza with olives, peppers, and a tiny red pepper for the pirate ship! Meet the McKaws – This is such a fun pirate-themed book for Kindergarteners! Captain Stan and Tiny McKaw are rough-and-tumble pirates. Whether it’s searching for treasure or battling on the high seas, this adventurous duo is up for anything.
Today’s kids craft project is how to make swimming fishes. I wasn’t really sure what to call it, so I had let my daughter pick out a name for this project and she named it Swimming Fishes. In all reality that is what these fish were meant to do in this project. It actually turned out really nice as the texture on the fiber board make it look like water. The fish just pop out of the painting. We are going to put a frame on once we are totally finished. We still have more fish to paint. I thought this went nicely with the theme love summer art. As when you think of the beach, you think of the ocean. At least we do. The ocean is one place we have yet to see.
My daughter has been wanting to paint a lady bug on a huge rock she found down at the beach. So I thought it would be fun if each week I publish a How-to YouTube video with step by step directions of different kids crafts. This week you are in for a treat as I am posting a second video this weekend. It will be an ocean/summer theme. This first week was a test for me to get use to the editing. I still have things to figure out such as the music and other things. It is work in progress.
One of my favorite things to use during crafts to make homemade gifts is a crafting modge podge. One of the easiest gifts we have made are some homemade coasters. They are super easy and fun to make. This time around we have used Angel Craft Podge Semi Gloss.
Angel Craft Podge is a new product to me. This is a semi glass. It glues, seals, and protects. The nice thing about this bottle is it has its own built in brush on the cap. We tried to use it for our project, however we needed to grab a bigger brush to cover more area.