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Valentine's Day zine and Gelatos

Love-Zine Valentine's Day Craft for Kids

A unique Valentine's Day craft for kids. Create a fun quick Valentine Love-Zine using Gelatos and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils with this tutorial by Mou Saha.
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10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

Deciding what Christmas decorations to display and what Christmas gifts to give can be a fun but stressful token of the holiday season. As the holiday hustle and bustle seems to get more chaotic as the years go by, DIY Christmas decorations and handmade gifts are the perfect way to personalize the holiday season. These 10 decoration and gift ideas are fun, simple, and creative ways for you and your children to get into the  Christmas spirit.
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Holiday Party Christmas Crafts for Kids

Holiday Party Christmas Crafts for Kids

Holiday parties present the opportunity for children to create family traditions, foster friendships, and inspire creativity. Too often; however, we get trapped in a routine about mulling through the same standard Santa activities year after year. Luckily, we at Creativity for Kids are the experts of creative crafts that are not only fun and unique but will nurture creative confidence. Here are holiday party children’s crafts that break the mold on traditional celebrations and will inspire your children this holiday season.
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Children of the World Coloring Pages for Kids

Children of the World Coloring Pages for Kids

Our printable coloring pages for kids will take your child’s imagination on an adventure around the world. Read, illustrate, and learn about each character’s story or let your child create a story and coloring scene of their own.
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Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter Crafts for Kids

If you haven’t caught on already, creativity is kind of our thing to say the least. That is why we are here to bring you a list of creative Easter inspired crafts for kids that go beyond simply dipping and dyeing hardboiled eggs. Each craft will have your child excited and ready for Easter all while developing formative skills; it’s a win-win. Happy Easter!
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World Colors logo with different shaded faces

Celebrate Diversity with World Colors

Join Faber-Castell in celebrating equality and cultural diversity with our World Colors Collection. Rooted in Germany and represented in over 120 countries, Faber-Castell is a global brand striving to provide complete inclusivity to children and creatives of all ethnicities.
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Folk Art portraits of a woman and man

Contemporary Folk Art Portrait Art Lesson for Kids

An art lesson for kids featuring World Colors Colored EcoPencils! Students create their own unique self-portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo and an 18th century soldier by executing them in a Folk Art style.
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The Importance of Sensory Play

The Importance of Sensory Play

One of the most effective ways in which children learn is through arts and crafts. Whether it be forming figures out of clay, assembling shapes or blocks, or rummaging their hands through a craft bin of sparkling sequins, children are experiencing far more than a fun-filled day of crafting. They are participating in what is called sensory play.
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Best in Show cardboard dogs

Best in Show - Cardboard Craft for Kids

Let's make a dog show! A craft for play, made from cereal box cardboard.
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Rock painting bunny in grass

Home for A Bunny Rock Painting for Kids

A rock painting craft for kids inspired by "Home for A Bunny." Objective: Students develop the drawing and painting skills to transform a rock into a rabbit.
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Mary Blair Lesson Plan Windmill

Mary Blair Art Lesson Plan for Kids

A lesson plan in cut paper collage for grades 2nd - 12th, completed in 3 45 minute class periods. Students learn about the life and career of the famous Disney artist Mary Blair, and create a cut paper collage of their own home/castle inspired by her work.

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Bob the Artist Bird

Bob the Artist - A Kindergarten Literature and Arts Lesson Plan

A literature and arts lesson plan for kindergarten, completed in 1 1/2 hours. In this lesson plan, students make a mixed media image of Bob, inspired by the book Bob The Artist, by Marion Denchars. Young students will make a simple mixed-media image of Bob, complete with artistic beak and cute skinny legs.
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Recycled Robots Earth Day Craft for Kids

Recycled Robots Earth Day Craft for Kids

Earth Day craft to teach kids to reduce, reuse, recycle! Hey guys! In celebration of Earth Day, I want to show you how to make a really cool recycled robot collage! All you need is some paint, a piece of old cardboard, some junky stuff from around your house, and your imagination. Thereʼs inspiration everywhere.
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Warm as the Sun Cool as the Moon

Earth Day Craft for Kids - Warm as the Sun Cool as the Moon

The goal of this exercise is for students to learn about the concept and use of warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. The Connector Paints are designed to click together in various creative combinations for interest and to encourage creativity. 
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How to Make a Dreamcatcher

How to Make a Dreamcatcher

A dreamcatcher DIY for kids! This is a longer project as you’ll need time to let glue and paint dry. It’s great practice for gluing, painting, measuring, cutting, threading, beading, and tying. Also, a great activity to help pass the time on those cold and rainy days.
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Earth Day Flag Tutorial

Earth Day Prayer Flag Craft for Kids

An Earth Day craft to promote mindfulness! Establish a comfortable place for reading together, and read aloud, “I Am Peace” to your child. Discuss the idea of mindfulness, and the comfort and joy to be found in the natural world then turn the lesson into art. Make prayer flags that will blow in the wind, spreading positive words and kind sentiments to all.
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Jeweled Eggs Spring Craft for Kids

Jeweled Easter Egg Craft for Kids

An Easter egg craft that's sparkling for spring! Are you in need of some egg-cellent Spring craft ideas? Look no further! These sparkly painted clay and jeweled eggs are a great way to keep tiny fingers busy while this springtime weather can be unpredictable.
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Recycled Egg Carton Flowers Spring Craft for Kids

Spring Flowers Egg Carton Craft

A spring craft for kids using a recycled egg carton! Spring has (almost) sprung! Here in the Midwest, we have been lucky enough to have a couple of gorgeous warm and sunny days! When the temps went back down, we celebrated by crafting these flowers made from recycled egg cartons.
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Easter Egg Crafts

Easter Egg Crayon Resist Craft for Kids

Easter egg craft with mixed media! The technique shown here, called “Resist”, is when you apply one material that is waxy or oily and then go over it with a water-based material that is not waxy or oily and won’t mix – it resists! In this case, I’m using crayons as the resist. Then I cover this with watercolor paint.
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5 Great Reasions to Create Origami as a Family

Origami Health Benefits: 5 Great Reasons to create Origami as a Family

Origami is fun to create, pretty to look at, and surprisingly beneficial to your health! Here are five reasons why I recently incorporated origami into our routine.
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