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.

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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23 February 2015

St Patricks Day Rainbow Craft for Kids

St Patricks Day crafts are starting to spring up (spring – get it?) in my classroom now that March is beginning. A rainbow craft for kids is always a popular one, as everybody loves the bright colors. This kids paper plate craft makes a great decorative mobile or windsock to hang up outside and wave […]

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10 February 2015

Bright Cello Flowers Craft

Bright Cello Flowers Craft

It’s been a long winter! One of my favorite crafts is to make a bright reminder that Spring is around the corner. Whether you are a crafter, parent, student or teacher, we can all relate to the anticipation of when the snow melts, the air warms and the plants start to grow. By creating this bright […]

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04 February 2015

Heart Mobile Valentine’s Decorations

My bulletin board is slowly filling up with heart and Valentine’s crafts as the big day draws nearer. Here are some Valentine’s decorations that don’t take up precious bulletin board space because they hang from the ceiling. These mobiles add a festive touch to any classroom or home. Everyone loves making this kids craft – just make sure you hang them high enough that little ones can’t tug them down!

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