Crafts

Fall Craft Ideas

Celebrate the season in your classroom with some festive Fall and Halloween crafts! Your little goblins will have a blast working on these fun projects. Mummy Cups Are you planning a Halloween celebration in your classroom? Make these cute favor cups and fill them with mummy nummies! Wrap white plastic cups with white crepe streamers. Attach with glue  Continue Reading »

Wild Valentines

Jungle Animal Valentines are a hit with kids!  If you’re looking for a fun and unique Valentine project, we’ve got just the idea for you! Simple, affordable and adorable, these “wild” Valentines are a fun little project for kids of any age to assemble.  Download and print the free tags and have fun creating unique Valentines with your kids!  Continue Reading »

Valentine Idea – I Dig You Shovels

This year get your kids around the table and make these cute valentines for their friends, classmates or neighbors. They’re fun to make, super cute and a nice change from the standard valentines. You will need: • Small plastic shovels in any color (consider your school colors) • Your favorite valentine treats or candies •  Continue Reading »

Pumpkin Party

Did you take your kids to the pumpkin patch this year? Are you planning a Halloween Party? Are you looking for a safe alternative to carving pumpkins? We all know knives and little hands don’t mix…so what to do with your pumpkins? We’ve got the perfect solution; decorate with Pumpkin Paints and Wikki Stix! What  Continue Reading »

Creative Stamping with Kids

If you’re like most teachers, you are always on the lookout for simple craft activities for your kids. Stamping is one of our favorites because it’s easy to prepare for, and the kids can get as creative as their little hearts desire! You can designate a project or just give them the stamps and paper  Continue Reading »

Simple and Fun Ideas for Early Childhood

Contributed by Susan S., Teacher, Brewster, KS While skimming through the new Anderson’s catalog last week, I came across some craft cutouts that were exactly what I had been looking for.  They carry cutouts of caterpillars, butterflies, fish and kids all at a reasonable price.  I plan to use the caterpillars and butterflies in our  Continue Reading »

Making Memory Books

Contributed by Teresa M., Teacher, Shelbyville, IN I love Memory Books!  As a parent of college kids, I really enjoy flipping through their memory books from kindergarten and first grades. As a teacher, I know there is so much work involved in a good memory book.  I have found that it isn’t quantity, but quality that makes  Continue Reading »

A Father’s Day Gift Dad Will Love

When Father’s day rolls around, we sometimes struggle for ideas. It’s hard to come up with something “Dad” related, that can be made by the kids. This one fit’s the bill! A simple craft project for Father’s Day that kids will enjoy making and dads will love!   Materials: Blank frames (one per child) Hardware  Continue Reading »

Easter Egg Craft – Make Egg Critters

  These adorable Egg-Critters are a fun & easy project for kids of all ages. Using two simple materials; Plastic eggs and Wikki Stix, your kids can get wildly creative with their critter.         Consider animals, fish, monsters, aliens, or even cars & trucks! Let their creativity guide them. For smaller children, you may  Continue Reading »

Creative Graduation Projects for Kids

Getting ready for graduation from pre-school or kindergarten can be an exciting time. Letting the kids create their own apparel for the big event is a fun way to express their creativity and is easy on the budget. If your finances don’t allow you to purchase gowns, sashes, caps and apparel for the kids, this is  Continue Reading »