A young child's imagination is a fascinating thing to witness and an amazing process in which to participate, for those lucky adults so fortunate to be invited! Preschool-aged children have a rich imaginary experience and from their imagination springs forth powerful creativ.... read more
Preschoolers love to create art. They like idea, the process, the mess and the final product. If you have a little Picasso at home who just can't get enough of drawing, painting and creating, take his art to a new level by introducing him to an art museum. This is the perfe.... read more
For preschoolers (and for more than a few of us nostalgic adults), there are not many childhood toys that rival a brand new box of Crayolas, organized by color, sharpened to a perfect tip and labeled with an exciting name. While pristine for an hour or so, these crayons .... read more
Contact paper suncatchers are a cheap, easy, low-commitment craft project to do with your kids, and the best part is that there are no rules. Even the most craft-challenged parent or youngest toddler can make a beautiful decoration for the window. Yet it's still a fun and .... read more
Friendship bracelets have been made for as long as children have been going to summer camp. Even young children can make the most simple of bracelets with some easy instructions.Supplies needed:Thread or yarnScissorsTape and/or a safety pin to secure while making Most friendsh.... read more
Making play dough is always a fun project for kids. This recipe for making it with Kool-Aid is like the icing on the cake! Not only does the Kool-Aid give the dough its color, it gives it a yummy fragrance as well.Ingredients:1 c. flour1/2 c. salt1 Tbsp. cooking oil2 tsp. .... read more
When the weather permits, it's fun to take craft time outdoors. Save the especially messy activities for just such days. Tie dying is perfect for a sunny afternoon. Here's what you'll need:Something to dye: T-shirts can be purchased very inexpensively at crafts stores. P.... read more
You know that extensive and unwieldy collection of stuff that's been accumulating in your child's top drawer for the last year-and-a-half or so? No, not that collection, but the other one -- the one comprised of strange, lovely gems gathered during explorations of the natural .... read more
The long, bright days of summer are already fading into the shorter, golden days of autumn. Nature silhouettes, either created with paint or the actual daylight, are a great way for your kids to capture these fleeting sunny days.The first step in creating nature silhouettes.... read more
Families everywhere are taking advantage of these remaining summer days by hitting the beach one last time or taking a hike in a local park. Late summer and early fall promises some of the best times of year to get outdoors with your kids. And, while you're out doors, chan.... read more
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