First Crafts

How NOT to do an art project with your kids

Two kids.  One itsy-bitsy art project to unleash their creativity.  No brainer supplies.  No difficult directions.  Tons of room for self-expression.  Setting it up outside, on a warm sunny day, to enjoy the fresh air and easy mess clean up.  Can’t go crazy-wrong, right?  WRONG!   The idea is rather sudden, so we are getting [...]

Kids’ Favorite Fall Craft – Leaves Coloring Project

Leaf coloring is inevitably one of my little one’s favorites.  Right after decorating pumpkins and running wild around the house screaming.  Though this one is less noisy (A LOT) and less expensive: no need to bargain with the kids how many pumpkins we are getting this time – they can have all the leaves in [...]

Five Easiest Halloween Crafts for the Little Ones. Crafts for Toddlers.

My favorite crafts have two things in common: they don’t have a perfect final result and they allow maximum room for kids’ creativity to soar into the sky.  Even for the littlest crafters.  Especially for the littlest crafters.   Every single one of these crafts my kids enjoyed at some point of their yearly Halloween Party [...]

Yummy Bird Nest – Edible Craft, Learning Project, and Class Story Time

The Deliciousaurus that we made last time in my 5 year old’s class made a blast.  Now, another school story time with mommy was coming up and we needed something to meet those big expectations. At home, my eight year old was also looking forward to help us with this edible project, so there are [...]

Educational activities you can do with kids

Special thanks to Elina Aleynikov and Misha for sharing this wonderful list with us. Home made sticker book – on one page place pictures of animals, objects, plants, etc., on the other – where they should go. As you are creating this book, discuss all the pictures and their associations. Before bed time finger game: [...]