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.

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 […]

25 June 2014

Liberty Crown Craft

Liberty Crown Craft

Celebrate the spirit of Independence with this easy-to-make 4th of July Lady Liberty headpiece made from specialty paper and a die-cut crown. Great as an activity with a built-in history lesson for your summer BBQ, party or camp to prepare for a festive journey into our American heritage. With a shiny metallic Statue of Liberty […]

22 June 2014

Felt Butterfly Mobile Craft

Felt Butterfly Mobile Craft

Bright butterflies will cheer any camp bunk, nursery, child’s room, classroom or summer home with this easy and fun project. With just a few materials, you can make this professional-looking mobile to enjoy in a variety of fun colors. Children as well as adult crafters will be delighted to find floating colorful felt creatures brightening […]

01 June 2014

Last Week of School Favorites Journal Storybook Treasure Box Craft

Last Week of School Favorites Journal Storybook Treasure Box Craft

                    The last week of school is a great time for students to reflect on and reminisce about everything they have learned in the past year and how they have grown since the first day of school. Why not start a tradition for the children to […]

27 May 2014

Father’s Day Sunglasses Holder Craft

Father’s Day Sunglasses Holder Craft

            Start off Dad’s summer on a great note by making him a sunglasses holder that he can really appreciate! Father’s Day crafts are always a welcome way to celebrate the day and all the more so with something that will actually get use. With just a few supplies, you […]

12 May 2014

This Week’s 15% Site-Wide Sale

This Week’s 15% Site-Wide Sale

May Sale! 15% Off On All Hygloss Products As the cold and snow have become a distant memory (finally!), and Spring slowly turns into Summer, Hygloss Products brings you a fantastic 15% off site-wide sale.  This is a great opportunity to stock up on educational craft supplies at amazing prices!  Save on everything you need […]

08 May 2014

Mother’s Day Flower Planter Box Ring Holder Craft

Mother’s Day Flower Planter Box Ring Holder Craft

Show Mom your love and creativity with a gift she can use everyday. Featuring a bright blooming flower and a personalized note to Mom, this keepsake box is a special place to safely put her favorite things. This adorable perennial will bloom anywhere she wants to have a handy spot to put her rings, bracelet […]