Paper Plate Rocking Elephant

As the saying goes "It's not how many toys you have, it's how much you play with the ones you have that help children grow & learn." In that spirit, we decided to create a toy-craft rocking elephant from a single paper-plate, creating a rocking motion toy for our tot to play with. Talk about achieving two objectives with a single effort - teach them to be creative and get them a toy for playing with later.

So, next time you are wondering about a new toy for your tot, think to make vs buy.

Happy toy-crafting!

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This is an easy elephant craft for preschool and kindergarten kids. Also perfect for an animal theme unit or a zoo theme unit at school.

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Handprint India Flag

Looking for simple ideas for kids to celebrate India's Independence day? Here is a quick and easy handprint craft idea for young children to make.

Kids will enjoy painting their hand in tricolor (saffron/orange, white, and green) horizontal sections to make India's flag and stamping their hand on the paper.

In the center, there is a navy blue color wheel with twenty-four spokes, known as the Ashoka Chakra. We have not drawn all the spokes in this craft but children can choose to draw all 24 spokes if they like.

They can use a bottle cap to draw the circle and a ruler to make the lines Or draw everything freehand.
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DIY Tricolour Paper Cap

Who won't love wearing this tricolor cap to celebrate India's Independence day? What makes this cap extra special is that children can make it on their own with just paper and some basic craft supplies at school or home.

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids

With the kids being home more and everyone doing a few more things inside this time of year, it's time to think outside the box and use these easy science experiments to do at home.   All of these fun activities and ideas are easy to do at home and are done using supplies that you already have in the house. This means no more running to the store for an item that caught you off guard once you started!

If you're looking for some activities that are fun and educational, you're going to love the fun and unique options below. They're all easy to do and they have great educational value with them as well!

Not only are these ideas for science project a great way to keep their minds working but they're also something that they can use and continue to be creative with, too. Fill your house with these fun science activities for kids so that you keep fostering their love for creativity and curiosity.


25+ SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

The kids are going to have a blast creating all these fun science experiments using everyday items you have lying around the house.

1. Electrolysis of Water

Such a fun idea to introduce electrolysis of water to young kids. Kid will totally enjoy the process and get fascinated by the water bubbles generated by electric current separating the two gases.

2. Cleaning pennies with ketchup

Teach the kids how reactions work with this cleaning pennies with ketchup activity! Such a simple and educational activity for the kids.

3. Rainbow Lemon Volcano

This Rainbow Lemon Volcano shows the kids just how fun it can be to use everyday items around the house to learn.

4. Fireworks in a Glass

Who knew that making fireworks in a glass was such a readily available activity to do at home?!

5. Teaching Kids About Tooth Decay

There are so many ways that your kids will love learning about tooth decay with this fun activity.

6. Dissolving, Expanding, and Bouncing Egg Science Experiment

Eggs are supposed to be fragile but this experiment showcases them in a whole new light!

7. Celery and Food Coloring Science Experiment

This is a fun science activity to show kids how the water travels through the celery once absorbed.

8. Rain Cloud in a Jar

Use this rain cloud in a jar to show the kids how water and rain can move using bright and fun colors.

9. Make Oobleck

Messy play is a good play and this oobleck recipe will teach the kids how to make their very own oobleck to have at home.

10. Simple Skittles Experiment

This skittles experiment is still one of the most fun and tastiest activities out there!

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Sponge Print Animal Alphabet Flashcards

Make teaching alphabet fun by making these cute animal flashcards for preschoolers!

Children love animals and if you can combine any kind of learning with animals, it becomes exciting for little ones.

These cute flashcards are a fun way for preschoolers to learn the alphabet. They will love printing dots using a sponge brush and then adding details to make animals for each letter of the alphabet.

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Easy animal art for each letter of the the alphabet
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Handmade Rakhi For Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, also abbreviated to Rakhi, is the Indian festival that celebrates the special relationship between a brother and sister. On this day, sisters tie a band on the wrist of their brothers as a mark of respect for the love and protection they give them while brothers give their sisters gifts as a mark of the love and affection they receive from them.

This festival is celebrated not just between siblings related by blood but also cousins and two unrelated persons that wish to treat each other as brothers - sisters. When the persons are together, they usually get-together in the morning when the sister physically ties the rakhi on the brother's wrist and applies vermilion on the brother's forehead.

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The brother gives his sister a present, and then both feed each other some yummy sweets. When they are remote, sisters send Rakhis and vermilion via mail while brothers buy their sisters a gift of their choice. It's a nice festival that re-inforces the bond between a brother and sister every year.

To celebrate Raksha Bandhan this year, we wanted to share some really clever and beautiful rakhi ideas by Malini who is an art teacher based out of San Francisco Bay Area. What's cool is that you make these rakhis with things you already have at home.

Click on the rakhi names under the pictures to watch their tutorial on Malini's youtube channel.


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Dinosaur Handprint Card

Dad, You're Dino-mite!

Father's day 2022 is on June 19th, so what craft are you planning to make with your kids?

You might remember this dinosaur art we posted a few weeks ago and how much my daughter loves dinosaur. We recently watched the movie 'The Good Dinosaur' with her and she loved the cute interactions between dino and the kid.

For the love of dinosaurs, made these adorable dinosaur handprint card with my daughter to gift to her Daddysaurus. She enjoyed creating the handprint tracings and putting the googly-eyes/pom-pom spots to give it a nice personality.

Dinosaur handprint art and craft

These dinosaurs are shaped like the majestic diplodocuses & apatosaurus, which are friendly and herbivorous along with being super large. Kids love them. They are very much like Dads are for their kids - large, safe, warm and friendly.

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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

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Saluting Real Life Heroes: Soldiers

On Memorial day today in the United States, it was the perfect time to educate my tot about the real heroes in our lives: SOLDIERS. To act beyond self for all of your nation and put your life on the line is the highest form of sacrifice and heroism.

With this craft below, we salute all soldiers living and those who have martyred all over the world.

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Turtle Handprint Card

You're Turtley Awesome! - Cute and easy handprint craft ideas for kids.

Handprint crafts always make a lovely keepsake. Although we made this super cute father's day craft for 31 days of dad series over at fabulous RedTedArt, I think kids can make this card for mothers, grandparents, teachers, friends or other loved ones.

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Easy turtle handprint art and craft for father's day.
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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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Kangaroo Mother's Day Craft

Hop, hop, hop, goes the Kangaroo. Who doesn’t get wowed by their inimitable style of motion, box-fighting and the cute kid living in the mother’s pouch? Kids love Kangaroos!

A young Kangaroo is called Joey and when they are born, they are just the size of a peanut with no eyes & limbs! They live in their mother’s pouch drinking her milk as they develop their body and come out when they are a little older.

A Kangaroo mother is a doting one and takes care of as many of three multiple young ones at the same time.

Mothers are so special, right? They so lovingly carry babies in their bodies and give them the nourishment they need to develop. Even after the baby becomes bigger, a mother never stops caring and loving for their little ones.

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We created this special Kangaroo Joey cute mother's day craft to celebrate motherhood. If you are looking for some cute and easy mother's day ideas, this craft makes for a fun mother appreciation card for young kids in preschool, kindergarten or early grades.

Mother-child love is the best, isn’t it? This cute mother's day paper plate craft also makes a sweet handmade mothers day gift from kids.

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We also made this 3D Flower Card , a lovely mothers day cards to make with kids. This easy and colorful mother's day card Idea is a perfect mother's day craft project for preschool and kindergarten. I love this Personalized Canvas & Easel mother's day gift that my daughter gave me on last mother's day.

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