Welcome to the Kids Crafts Blog!

The Kids Crafts Blog I’m a married mom of 3 and a pre-school teacher who uses arts and crafts activities to engage children creatively and have some wholesome fun. I love to share arts and crafts ideas with parents, homeschoolers and educators as a springboard for creative learning and development. Experimenting with specialty paper, foam, wood and other craft materials, I like to help kids create an end result that they are excited to not only display but play and interact with as well.

13 April 2014

Blooming Tree Big-Cuts Craft How-To

Blooming Tree Big-Cuts Craft How-To

What better way to celebrate the return of colorful blossoms and green leaves then by making a Big Cut Tree that is full of blooming color! After painting a brown trunk and green leaves, you can affix tissue flowers with a special technique by twisting them into glue and then onto this 12” wide tree […]

06 April 2014

Snazzy Big Cut-Outs Sea Turtle Craft

Snazzy Big Cut-Outs Sea Turtle Craft

Bring bulletin boards and aquarium scenes to a new level of colorful fun as you swim into warmer weather with this adorable friend! Endangered sea turtles are known for their long lives (80-100 years or more!). They also help to protect our fish supply by grazing on the sea grass deep on the ocean floor, […]

27 March 2014

Caterpillar and Butterfly Lifecycle Collage Craft

Caterpillar and Butterfly Lifecycle Collage Craft

Practice dexterity while learning about science and nature with this fun spring craft. Butterflies and Caterpillars are an essential part of the spring life cycle. Metamorphosis is the amazing process in which butterflies start out as an egg, become caterpillars, then build a chrysalis around themselves and finally emerge as butterflies. Get hands-on in decorating […]

17 March 2014

Hygloss Products Teams Up With HowtoLearn.com for the annual March Madness Giveaway!

Hygloss Products is proud to announce that we are featured craft experts in HowtoLearn.com’s annual March Madness Giveaway! From March 18th to March 22nd, Hygloss is one of several companies giving away hundreds of products to the public. This year, 100 copies of our popular how-to craft guide Making Masterpieces will be our coveted giveaway […]

09 March 2014

First Day of Spring Craft

First Day of Spring Craft

First Day of Spring Lesson Plan and Crafts Finally the snow is starting to melt! Our class is so excited for Spring, whose first official day is on March 20th. Springtime is ripe for exploration, as leaves, buds and creatures all emerge from their winter sleep. We have all been growing during the winter and […]

12 February 2014

Presidents Day Lesson Plan and Craft: Be the President in a White House Picture Frame!

Presidents Day Lesson Plan and Craft: Be the President in a White House Picture Frame!

Have you ever celebrated two holidays in one before? Presidents Day is actually a birthday celebration of our most well-known Presidents: George Washington, born on February 22nd, and Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12th (this year it falls on February 17, 2014.) Washington’s Birthday became a Federal Holiday in 1885 and was formally changed to […]

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10 February 2014

Olympics Classroom Lesson Plan
And Medal Craft

We began with the history of the Olympics. I told my students that the very first Olympics were held in ancient Greece in 776 BCE and fell into decline after almost 1000 years of games. They were reestablished for the modern era in 1896, in Athens, Greece. They have since been held all over the […]

05 February 2014

Black History Month: “I Have a Dream”

February is Black History Month, a time designated to encourage students to learn the history, struggles and successes of African Americans.  I see it also as the perfect time to delve into the broader topics of diversity and equality (Make sure you decorate your bulletin board with a border that reflects this month’s themes!) One […]

07 January 2014

Penguins & Snow: Lesson Plan & Craft

Here in the Northeast where snow is a common sight, I was excited to explore it with my students. The first real snow of the season produces a pure joy that is somehow unmatched by additional snowfall. My children and students never seem to mind the accumulation as much as the adults do (since they […]

16 December 2013

Holiday Lights Craft & Lesson Plans to Brighten Your Classroom

  The holiday season is upon us again and with them, amazing opportunities for beautiful crafts and important lessons on the themes of this meaningful time of year. I am always looking for new and exciting ways to introduce my students to these special days. What could better evoke the festive nature of the holiday season than twinkling […]