Just in time for Valentines Day! Download this free zebra coloring page and color it for your special little someone. Click here to download this beautiful hand drawn zebra coloring sheet!
Dress up is always a favorite around here, no matter the occasion. Today we made this simple, but cool masks using only some basic supplies. Maybe you’ll be able to tell (or maybe not!) we were inspired after a talk about how Eric Carle might make his artwork in some of our favorite books, like […]
We recently ran another Kids Craft Blogger Challenge where we sent a few lucky bloggers a package full of craft supplies. These crafters were challenged to come up with a craft or kids project using feathers, pipe cleaners, and small tissue paper squares. There were so many great submissions! Here are a few of our […]
Mail is such a treat, to send or receive! Make these super adorable envelopes to send some mail to special kids in your life. For this project, I used an oversized book scissors pencil gluestick an envelope as a template Start by choosing a book. It could be one your kids have outgrown, or […]
At school recently, we found ourselves in a time crunch to create a whole bunch of winter creature costumes for the winter pageant. They had to be super affordable, easy enough that the kids could make their own, and I obviously wanted to have them be recognizable! These paper costumes were fun to make in […]
Birdwatching is a great winter activity for your preschoolers. With these “binoculars” they will feel like a pro! Obviously, proper birdwatchers will be equipped with professional equipment for their hobby, but we weren’t going to buy a quality spotting scope for the money reasons, as well as the fact that our preschooler is so young, […]
Every trip to the hardware store seems to result in a pocket full of paint sample colors, and we LOVE making crafts from them! I guess because of the season, we ended up with a lot of spooky colors this time – we used them to make this easy holiday garland. Your garland is only […]
Whether you’re looking for a fun fall activity or something to accompany a spider study, these spider webs will be just the thing. You will need liquid glue, wax paper, and glitter. Trace the shape of your spider web on the wax paper. Make sure your lines are thick and solid; some of the ones […]
Here’s a project to do before or after your next zoo trip. You’ll need: paper, scissors, a hole punch, pipe cleaners, and this printable. You can print the giraffe-printable on colored paper or print it out and use it to trace onto construction paper. If tracing, fold the paper in half widthwise first and make sure […]
Using this method, you can make any number of crawling creatures from your pile of pipecleaners. Besides pipecleaners, you may want to use some googly eyes and glue. To make legs, antennae, and heads for your creatures, bend pipecleaners into zig-zag shapes and twist as shown. You can make 3, 4, or 5-legged sections […]
It’s always fun to dig in the dirt when it’s not work. Kids love getting dirty and finding little critters to put in their dirt pails. If you’re closing up your garden for the season make sure to let your kiddos dig around a bit for this great sensory activity! Dig, scoop, and move the […]
This activity is great for more advanced preschoolers to practice their cutting skills. You’ll need paper, a pencil, and scissors. Starting in the center of a piece of paper, draw a spiral line. Don’t make the circles too close together. Go all the way to the edge. Starting at the edge, carefully cut on the […]
Make this impressive butterfly with craft supplies you already have lying around. You will need: construction paper (2 colors for each butterfly), scissors, a cup and a pencil (for tracing circles), pipe cleaner, straws, and brads. 1. Trace the butterfly wings on one sheet of construction paper using the cup as shown. 2. Stack the […]
Spice up a boring old pencil with this pipe-cleaner snake. You will need: a pencil, a pipe cleaner, a craft pompom, googly eyes, glue, and paper. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the pencil in a spiral. Glue the pompom to the top of the pipe cleaner and add the eyes. Make a forked tongue from […]
My preschooler loves any and all animals. Besides her affinity for dogs and cats, she loves birds (probably because her grandparents have an enormous cage on their back porch with at least 7 birds residing). And now that the hummingbird feeder I put out 2 years ago finally has visitors, I decided that maybe the […]
What preschooler doesn’t love Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are? Here’s how you can make your own monster masks to play with next time you read the story. You’ll need: brown shopping bags with plain backs, white paper, markers, scissors, and glue. First draw Wild Thing faces on the plain backs of the paper […]
Today we made jumping paper frogs. These are a very simple origami project that kids love, because they really jump! All you need is some paper and crayons or markers. I used small strips of paper, about 3×6 inches, but 3×5 index cards would work well also. Start by having the children color the paper […]
It’s spring, and chances are it’s beautiful outside! I’ve spent the last couple of days researching Tree Care in Amador, San Joaquin, Tuolumne Counties as it has definitely been too long since we gave our backyard some love! My two toddlers adore spending time outside together, so I’m always looking for new outdoor activities to […]
Make these pokey, adorable toothpick porcupines with air dry clay and toothpicks. We made two different kinds, a “regular” porcupine, and a rainbow porcupine! You’ll need air dry clay (we used 2 different brands, both worked great) toothpicks markers For a rainbow porcupine, you’ll start by coloring toothpicks in any […]
My daughter whispered to me a few days ago that we were definitely going to catch the Easter Bunny this year after some failed attempts at catching a leprechaun last week. This coloring page captures the desire our young ones have to catch the magical creatures we tell them stories about. These are the dreams […]
We think that snakes are unfairly critisised. As you can see from this campingfunzone.com post, they are adorable little things who can make a great pet! And when is there a better time to celebrate snakes now that we’re in the Year of the Snake! Celebrate by making this cute and super easy snake from […]
Read With Your Kits (or rather your Kids) Make it fun and exciting. Enchanting. Fantastical. Did you know that on March 2, parents, teachers, and kids nationwide will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and reading with the Read Across America project? You should too!
Did you know that an Octopus has THREE hearts!?!? That makes this guy the most likely candidate for our Valentines Day creature. :) Just click the image below to download and print this free Valentines Coloring Page!
Nature walks with the kids in the fall is so much fun. Inevitably you end up with a handful of leaves, pine cones, and other goodies that were just perfect. This coloring page really embodies the feeling of being outside, fall time, and finding the perfect leaf. Click to download the free printable coloring page. […]
Lion and main coloring page designed by Angela Michelle a grown up kid. Create your own coloring page to share and send it to us!
Your kids will love coloring these adorable elephants for dad for father’s day. Be sure to send us a picture or scan of the finished work for our gallery!
Tell your dad HAPPY FATHERS DAY by coloring this plump fish and giving it to him! Don’t forget to send us a picture of your finished product for our photo gallery.
Be sure to send us pictures or scans of your colored page!! Do your kids ever draw their own coloring pages? If so, send them to us and we’ll post them for other kids to use! Submit your coloring page here! *note: we reserve the right to refuse posting of inappropriate content (source: clipartof.com)