Origami Animal Bookmarks

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We have been trying easy origami projects with my daughter. You might have seen our origami cats we posted recently and the origami bunny we made for Easter.

When we saw these adorable origami bookmarks in Easy Paper Projects Book, we couldn't resist trying them. This is a new book written by one of my favourite crafters Maggy Woodley. She is the creator of the very popular craft site Red Ted Art. I'm so excited to receive her fabulous book and to tell you about it.

Easy Origami for Kids


Yarn Handmade Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi, is a Hindu festival that falls on the full moon day of the month of Shravana, usually in August. The word raksha means protection, and bandhan means bond.

Raksha Bandhan is a festival that honors the bond between siblings, which is considered one of the most sacred and enduring relationships in Hindu culture. The festival also reflects the values of respect, care, and gratitude that siblings share. Raksha Bandhan is a time to express love, affection, and appreciation for one's siblings, as well as to pray for their happiness and prosperity.

The main ritual of Raksha Bandhan involves the sister tying a sacred thread, called a rakhi, around the wrist of her brother.

While you can buy rakhi from the market, making your own rakhi can be a more meaningful and creative way to express your feelings. It can also be a fun and easy activity to do with your kids. In this blog post, we are sharing an easy handmade rakhi craft for kids using simple materials that you can find at home or in a craft store.


1. Hold the yarn between your fingers and wrap on your finger lightly 10 to 15 rounds.

2. Then take it out from your fingers and tie it from the centre.

3. Cut the yarn loops from both sides and make it flat from holding it from centre and press it. Cut extra yarn to make a nice and even circle.

4. Decorate the pom-pom as you like. We used a big button in the centre and a small sticky bead on top of the button.

5. Make single or multi-color braided string and tie both ends. Stick the flat yarn pom pom top on it.

And your homemade rakhi is ready to tie.

Making handmade rakhi craft for kids is a fun and easy way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. It can also be a great way to express your love and creativity. You can make rakhi with any materials you have at home or in a craft store. You can also customize them according to your preferences and style.

We hope you enjoy making and wearing your handmade rakhi. Happy Raksha Bandhan!

If you're looking for more ideas, checkout these easy handmade rakhis ideas for Rakha Bandhan.


Skyline Cardboard Tube Craft

Every time we think about a new craft idea, we first try to recycle stuff at home before heading to buy new craft supplies. If you love to recycle like us, do check out our collection of recycled crafts.

Cardboard tube rolls make great craft supplies - so versatile and easily available at home. Toilet paper roll crafts for kids are so fun and easy to make with preschool and kindergarten kids.

So, here is sharing with you a cool skyline made using cardboard tubes. We made this craft last year after our visit to the city famed for its bold architecture, Chicago. Fascinated and inspired by Chicago's majestic skyline with some iconic skyscrapers (John Hancock Center & Willis Tower), we made this skyline craft.

craft ideas using empty toilet paper rolls

Fruit Basket Craft

It is so important to educate little kids about healthy food choices. Why fruits and vegetables should be an important part of their daily diet? How healthy food plays an important role in keeping us fit and healthy?

Fresh fruits contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are vital to health and help fight illness. This fruit basket activity is a fun way to talk about the importance of healthy eating for preschoolers.

healthy food craft for preschoolers

Cupcake Liner Butterfly Craft for Kids

Spring is in the air! The season of butterflies and flowers is here. Welcome spring by making these adorable and easy butterfly craft for kids.

Kids love butterflies and would enjoy making some of their own. These simple butterflies are made using cupcake liners and other basic craft supplies. This butterfly craft is perfect spring theme arts and crafts activity, but you can make them any time of year.

If you're looking for butterfly craft preschool kids can make, this is a simple yet beautiful butterfly project for them. This is a super cute kids project for butterfly theme arts and crafts for children.


Father's Day Craft

Children have a special relationship with their father. While mothers are their emotional anchors, fathers are often their exploration anchors. Being around a father mostly means playtime or crazy fun activity time. All because fathers enjoy nothing else more than seeing a smile on their children's face.

So, this fathers day, we decided to craft one father-child activity special - the high toss. This is one of the most enduring moments for dads and tots. It was fun creating this craft and brought up happy memories for when our toddler was under 2 years and enjoyed soaring through the air only to land in the safe comfort of dad's arms.

So, what's your favorite dad-child activity?

Happy crafting!

Easy Father's Day Crafts


father's day crafts for preschoolers


Easy Father's Day idea for kids

Paper Plate Frog With Moving Tongue

Did you know there are over 5000 species of frogs? Or some frogs can jump 20 times their size or that some species like poison dart frogs are poisonous?

Frogs are fascinating animals for everyone but especially for children. They come in so many colors and have quite a few entertaining characteristics. They hop or jump everywhere. They are amphibious - meaning they can live on the land or in the water. That’s a fun ability!

Have you seen a frog eat? They have super long sticky tongues that they use to catch food such as flies or small insects. It’s quite something to watch them go about getting their belly full with just the tongue.

This movement is so fast often the prey doesn't have a chance to escape. A frog's tongue can snap back into its mouth within 15/100ths of a second.

After our popular Chomp Chomp Bunny Craft, we found that frog meal time actually makes for a fun craft activity for preschool children at school, art classes or home.

All you need is a paper plate and basic craft supplies and you are all set to make your very own “Eat Eat Frog Toy”. Have fun and learn too.


Ninja Father's Day Card for Kids

My husband loves everything, Ninja. He has watched all episodes and read the manga for over 5 - 7 Japanese shounen series over the last 10 - 12 years. He says that Ninja’s are not just about fighting.

They are about self-discipline and protecting the innocent, which is a great model for kids to learn about.

So, this year on his birthday, we decided to surprise him by making a ninja card! Our daughter then wrote a lovely message inside in her own inimitable style to wish her Papa Ninja. This will make an adorable father's day craft too.


If you're looking for father's day activities to do with kids, this is a cute idea for dad's who are ninja fans. This is an easy card idea for preschoolers, kindergarten students or even toddlers and makes for a cute keepsake for father's day gift.



4th of July Activities for Kids

Celebrate 4th of July, Independence Day in the United States of America, by making these simple 4th of July crafts for preschoolers and kindergarten kids.

Patriotic activities for kids to celebrate 4th of July holiday.

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Hope you enjoy browsing through our list of 4th of July activities for kids and find a craft project to do with kids on this 4th of July holiday.


Fireworks Salt Painting

Another blast from the past which my daughter made to welcome the new year 2019. You might have seen this salt painting fireworks with paper skyline on our Instagram or Facebook already.


Salt watercolor painting for kids. Easy firework art to celebrate New Year, Independence Day, or Diwali.

Mother-Child Love Craft

This mother's day, make sure you give your mother a BIG hug.

And, moms & teachers, make this easy craft to educate little ones about this special day and teach them about how much mother's love matters to them.

And, for the dads out there, use this craft to impress your spouse by making this simple and lovely craft with your little one.

This is an especially simple craft and makes me smile every time I animate the lovely hug.

Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there.

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Free Printable Mother's Day Crown

Today, we have Delzin on the blog again sharing these lovely crowns for Mother's day with us. You can find lots of fun and free printable ideas for kids on her website at Crispy Doodles.

Over to Delzin!

Thanks for having me here Shikha! I'm so happy to share this awesomely cute set of crowns with you all. In theme with spring, I started off with making a sun crown for mom and flower crowns for the kids but then I decided to make the kids crown the sun cause I feel like our kids help us to grow more than we know.

Whether it's fast-paced and on my toes or slow and calm, without their bright presence I wouldn't be growing. So, here they are..

Ready to wear your crown? (Or ready to crown the best thing that happened to you and the kids)

This is an adorable set of crowns for mommy and kids. The file is ready to be colored in, cut and glued together.