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.

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 […]

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!

31 December 2014

New Year’s Calendar Craft and Lesson Plan

New Year’s Calendar Craft and Lesson Plan

HAPPY NEW YEAR! There is an exciting project in particular that I can’t wait to begin to start off the New Year. One of my favorite crafts to do in the classroom or at home is to make a personal calendar! It is a great way to teach children the importance of time and its […]

18 November 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings and Placemats Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings and Placemats Craft

Of the many kinds of Thanksgiving crafts available, the most-loved are those that both get a person in the mood for the holiday and provide a useful purpose for your celebration at the same time. Even better are easy Turkey crafts which can keep the kids occupied (even on their own) while I cook up […]

27 October 2014

Thanksgiving Gratitude Leaf Wreath Craft

Thanksgiving Gratitude Leaf Wreath Craft

All Autumn long I am excited to teach about Thanksgiving, as its themes are always relevant and great lessons for us all. Talking about family, thankfulness, reunions, comparing the harrowing American journey of the Pilgrims to our own lives, and the importance of hosting and making food and crafts for others are all ways that […]

02 October 2014

Mini Bulletin Boards – Fall Craft and Fall Leaves Lesson Plan

Mini Bulletin Boards – Fall Craft and Fall Leaves Lesson Plan

Now that Fall has officially arrived, we are thrilled to see the leaves changing colors and sweaters and boots being worn. Best of all, it’s time for some great fall activities. From hay rides to apple and pumpkin picking, to pumpkin carving, to Halloween and Thanksgiving, there are countless great ways to celebrate the season. […]

10 September 2014

Teamwork Pennant Craft

Teamwork Pennant Craft

Now that school is back in session, kids have graduated into a new grade with a new teacher. As they make friends, play sports, join clubs, school band and afterschool activities, this is a perfect time to introduce the concept of teamwork to your class. Defined as helping students work together to achieve a common […]

06 August 2014

Back to School Craft – My Profile Poster

Back to School Craft – My Profile Poster

Can you believe it is already time for back-to-school? With so many things to accomplish in the first week of your new class, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. A great way for the students and teachers to get to know each other is with the My Profile project, perfect for grades […]