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.

29 July 2015

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 […]

17 June 2015

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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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 […]

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 […]