Crafts For Kids

DIY Kiddie Car Wash

DIY Kiddie Car Wash

This fun, do-it-yourself kiddie car wash keeps kids and their ride-on toys cool and clean. Add a spray hose, mild dish detergent and a bubble gun for hours of outdoor playtime. Total cost of materia . . .

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Craft a Paper Carousel

Craft a Paper Carousel

This project is inspired by the beautiful historic carousel that sits majestically in the northeast corner of San Diego’s Balboa Park. Whether you’re planning a whimsical birthday party, celebra . . .

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Melted Bead Suncatchers

Melted Bead Suncatchers

Melted-Bead Suncatchers Here’s a fun summer art project: Melted-bead suncatchers by Jean Van't Hul are surprisingly easy to create, but very durable. These will withstand the elements for extende . . .

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Beaded Bubble Wands

Beaded Bubble Wands

Beaded Bubble Wands Here’s a fun summer art project by Jean Van't Hul. Kids will love designing their own beaded bubble wands! This also makes a great party or play-date activity.  Material . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Hands & Hearts

Art with Alyssa: Hands & Hearts

Art is a universal language that can bring people together, encourage empathy and spark meaningful conversations. For families looking for ways to teach children understanding, art and books are a g . . .

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How to Make a Campfire Crown

How to Make a Campfire Crown

Nothing says camping like a gooey s’mores goodness, so it’s only fitting that kings and queens of the campfire wear s’mores-themed crowns. Here are instructions to make campfire crowns for you . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Nature's Paintbrushes

Art with Alyssa: Nature's Paintbrushes

Create beautiful outdoor art using homemade paintbrushes from plants and items found in nature.Tips for Teachers/ParentsTeach children to respect living plants and only use found or discarded flower . . .

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Make and Send a Hug to Loved Ones

Make and Send a Hug to Loved Ones

Don’t you miss hugging people? Here’s a clever DIY hug craft that lets loved ones know they are missed! Whether it’s Mother's Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, a birthday or some othe . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Paper Bag Memory Books

Art with Alyssa: Paper Bag Memory Books

Create a unique memory book to save special keepsakes and photos—and to reminisce about all the fun you had this summer!Discussion Points for Parents/Teachers Talk about your favorite summer me . . .

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DIY Drip Painting

DIY Drip Painting

Surprise Mom with this colorful art project that will light up her special day and make a cool piece of wall art for your home. Since the look is achieved from paint drips, each finished product is . . .

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Make a Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

Make a Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

With next year’s premiere of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (March 2021) why not have a little Ghostbusters fun making ghost traps? This recyclable project requires toilet paper tubes and shipping . . .

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DIY Instruments for Kids

DIY Instruments for Kids

Get creative and have a festive backyard parade with these beautiful homemade musical instruments! Local artist Emily Dolton shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a Melon Maraca, Citrus Dr . . .

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Make a Schultuete for the First Day of School

Make a Schultuete for the First Day of School

With so much uncertainty about the new school year, why not make it special by celebrating the first day of school with a schultuete (pronounced shool-too-tuh). The "school cone" is a 200-year-old t . . .

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Art with Alyssa: DIY Lorax Puppets & Theater

Art with Alyssa: DIY Lorax Puppets & Theater

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ lovable and courageous storybook character, craft your own Lorax stick puppets and puppet theater. This fun project is a great springboard for conversation with kids about t . . .

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