Welcome to the Kids Crafts Blog!

The Kids Crafts Blog Hygloss has been producing creative art products since 1950 with one goal to supply innovative tools that will inspire children and adults to think, create, and grow! Our blog is here to share creative ideas with parents, home school pioneers, educators, family bloggers and enrichment groups. We use arts and crafts activities to engage children, enhance educational development and build creative thinking, while having some fun.

16 May 2016

Making Silhouettes Fun!

Creating silhouettes has been around for ages. The art of the silhouette originated in Europe in the early 1700’s. The word silhouette derives from the name of Étienne de Silhouette, a French finance minister who, in 1759, was forced by France’s credit crisis during the Seven Years’ War to impose severe economic demands upon the French people, particularly […]

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10 May 2016

Secret Trinket Boxes

Children of all ages, even adults love little trinket boxes to store their jewelry, found objects and even notes. Trinket boxes can even store everyday bucket lists. Every time you open the lid of the box you may find something new to do. Examples of Things to Do Try a new color today Learn a new […]

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05 May 2016

Cinco de Mayo Pinata Party Hats

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5 to commemorate the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the battle of Puebla! This was during the Franco-Mexican War! Today parties and street celebrations are held all over the world to honor this special day. Even schools hold Cinco de Mayo programs to educate […]

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12 April 2016

The Ultimate Spring Classroom Experience

I love spring.  The season is full of life and growth and just perfect for both indoor and outdoor activities.  I had lots of fun finding these ideas and I hope you enjoy these 11 ideas on bringing the ultimate spring experience to your classroom as much as I did.  These ideas are great for moms and […]

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05 March 2016

My 13 Very Favorite Ice Cream Crafts for Kids

My 13 Very Favorite Ice Cream Crafts for Kids

Summer is on everyone’s mind! How are we going to keep the kids busy in a fun, entertaining way without breaking the bank?  While you can certainly argue that being bored is not the end of the world, I like to have some simple yet fun, exciting yet educational summer crafts for kids on hand […]

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28 February 2016

How to Make a Lanyard!

I remember spending hours and hours of my youth making lanyard key-chains, whistle holders, cell phone charms, crazy critters, jewelry and more! But what I didn’t remember was how to make a lanyard! With my memories secure of wiling away hours of my summer vacations and camp rest hours making lanyard summer crafts, I decided […]

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17 September 2015

5 Fantastic Fall Bulletin Board Ideas

Bring Fall into your classroom Why am I sharing these fantastic fall bulletin ideas with you? Winter is great because it has snow and fun holidays, spring brings butterflies and sunshine, and summer needs no explanation (ice cream, beaches, vacation and lazy days) but Fall?  What does the autumn season have to offer us?  Actually […]

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19 August 2015

Lorie’s List of Best Back To School Ideas

It’s back to school time!  As August turns into September, teachers, parents and students all start preparing for the big day – the first day of school.  Whether you are like me and absolutely love the beginning of the school year with its fresh start, new clean notebooks, backpacks & school bags with no crumbs, […]

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18 May 2015

Lorie’s Top 11 Passport Activities for Students and Kids

Lorie’s Top 11 Passport Activities for Students and Kids

Travel the world without leaving your home or classroom!  Kids everywhere have a natural curiosity about the world they live in as well as other people and cultures.  Passport activities are a great way to incorporate active learning in your classroom to teach geography and social studies lessons, motivate students to read, and record classroom […]

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15 April 2015

May Day Basket Ideas!

May Day Basket Ideas!

Spring is filled with flowers of all kinds, but the month of May in particular holds no shortage of opportunities to celebrate the arrival of colorful blossoms. May Day is a traditional time of Spring celebration and gift giving, often in the form of goody or flower baskets which are given to friends and neighbors. […]

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