Glitter and Tissue Mother’s Day Vase Craft

Do your kids want to gift mom with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day? Instead of just a tissue-wrapped dozen roses or other blooms, give mom a kid-made vase too. Before you buy a ready-made vase, check out the easy how-to steps for creating an imaginative, artsy version. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need A washed and dried large glass jar- Use a tomato sauce or mason jar for this kids’ craft. You can also use colorful glass jars for a special holiday look!Colorful tissue paperScissorsA paintbrushClear-drying school glueGlitter in rainbow colors How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the tissue...

Arbor Day Party Snacks and Treats

Are you looking for a tasty treat to add to an Arbor Day celebration? Help your kids to learn more about this special day with an event at home. Along with crafts, games, and educational activities, you can also help your child to create a few tree-themed recipes. If you’re not sure where to start, read on for a few fun-filled ideas. Fruit Tree Pie What’s your family’s favorite fruit? Choose apples, pears, plums, or another fruit from a tree to use as the centerpiece of an Arbor Day pie. If you don’t have time to bake a pie from...

Mother’s Day Family Activity Ideas

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a few fun-filled family activities! From outdoor adventures to a relaxing day spent inside, mom is in for a treat on her special day. If you’re not sure what to do on this holiday, check out these easy and imaginative ideas. Camping Adventure You don’t need to drive for hours into the wilderness to go camping with mom on her special day. If mom enjoys all-things outdoors, create a backyard camping adventure. Set up a tent in the yard, grill hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and more! Use your family’s outdoor firepit or the grill to...

Easy Mother’s Day Card Crafts for Kids

Instead of a store-bought card for Mother’s Day, your kiddos can create their own homemade version. If you’re not sure where to start with a card-crafting art activity, check out these easy greeting ideas that mom will absolutely adore. MOM Card Spell out “Mom” on a cute card. Turn an 8x10-inch piece of construction paper on its side horizontally. Write the word “mom” in bubble letters across the paper. Each letter should touch the side of the one before it. Cut the word out and glue it to a piece of card stock paper. After the glue dries, turn the...

Easy Earth Day Art Ideas for Creative Kids

Are you ready for Earth Day? If you’re still on the hunt for a few fun-filled family-friendly activities, check out these environmental themed art ideas! Bird Watching Binoculars View the natural world around you with these artsy binoculars. Even though they won’t really magnify the birds that fly through your view, these binoculars can help your kiddos to focus on their local environment—in an artsy upcycled way. Cut the cardboard tube from a paper towel roll in two. Place each half next to each other. Glue the rolls together at the center. Paint the outside of the reused tubes. Let...

How To Make a Mother’s Day Planter

Give mom the gift of a garden this Mother’s Day! Whether you have the outdoor area to plant a full garden or not, these seedling starters are the perfect present for a special lady on her big day. Read on for the full instructions to make mom a recycled milk carton planter pot and start a flower or veggies collection. Materials You’ll Need Cardboard milk cartonsScissorsMarkersDuct tape- Choose a variety of colors or patternsSoilSeeds How-To Steps Choose a variety of milk cartons. Use small single-serving school lunch sized cartons, slim containers, or full gallon cartons.Draw a line around the entire...

Mother’s Day Pizza Buffet Ideas

Make mom’s day special with a fun-filled family pizza party! Celebrate Mother’s Day at home this year, whipping up a pizza-themed feast that’s all for mom. Instead of ordering in, the kids can help to hand-craft a buffet of pizza treats for mom to try. If you’re not sure where to start, or aren’t an expert pizza maker, use a refrigerated or frozen crust. Check out these topping ideas that will turn plain cheese and sauce pies into fab foodie finds. Chicken and Pesto Forget about tomato sauce and replace the old standard with pesto. Slather on the pesto, add...

Arbor Day Tree Painting for Kids

Are tree-planting activities the only way to celebrate Arbor Day? If you don’t have the space to start a sapling, check out the artsy way to mark this nature-fueled holiday. Create a tall tree painting. Hang the painting after your kiddo crafts it or make an entire forest of tress to display at home for Arbor Day! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Butcher paper, the side of a large cardboard box or plain gift wrapTempera paintPaintbrushesMarkers or crayonsScissors How-To Art-Making Steps Use the markers or crayons to draw a tree on the paper or board. If your child isn’t...

Earth Day Activity Ideas for Families

How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day? If you’re looking for family-friendly ideas to try at home this year, check out these fun-filled kids’ holiday activities. Plant a Garden Even though the warm weather isn’t necessarily here to stay, you can start your summer garden during a spring-time Earth Day celebration. If you live in an area that may still see frost, begin gardening indoors. Choose a few different veggies to grow and start seedlings in reused paper milk containers. Simple cut the containers in half, fill the bottom with soil and sow the seeds! Recyclable Scavenger Hunt Search...

How To Make an Earth Day Journal

Help your child to learn more about the planet this Earth Day! Read books on environmentally friendly practices and then create your own. After the two of you research the planet and how people impact it, upcycle a few household items and design a special Earth Day journal to use right now and for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- reuse the front or back of an old cereal or cracker boxScissorsA hole punchFabric scrapsClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayonsRecycled paperOld child-friendly magazines How-To Art-Making Steps Build a book! Layer two pieces of cardboard together. Make sure...