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Category: 4 and up

Native Spirit Stick

This activity is a wonderful way to encourage creative expression and multicultural awareness. As children put their own creative twist on a traditional Native American craft, they'll learn about an important ceremonial object used in rituals and displayed in homes.

Shoe Print Putty

Shoe Print Putty

Putty offers benefits for children of many ages. Younger children benefit from the sensory play and exercise of squeezing putty and older children are able to express themselves creatively by molding. This shoe print putty can serve as a cute classroom decoration or sentimental gift for parents.

Tissue Foil Shine

Tissue Foil Shine

Prepare for this activity by filling several craft cups with watered down white school glue and provide tissue paper. You may also wish to provide old magazines for children to find interesting images for their collages. Old wrapping paper and tissue paper with unique designs are also great options!

Torn Paper Animals

This activity is all about self-expression, creativity and individuality, so be sure to provide children with a broad selection of paints and textured paint rollers to work with.

Rainbow Weaver

Rainbow Weaver

Weaving activities provide so many opportunities for learning and skill development! As children weave these lovely rainbows, they’ll be learning about colors and a classic artform while also building critical fine motor skills.

Mirror Frames

Mirror Frames

Give children a boost in self-expression and self-esteem with these delightful mirror frames! Building self-esteem is critical in young children, and this activity is a great way to provide words of encouragement and a way for them to see their own creativity and beauty reflected back at them.

Fluffy Goop

Fluffy Goop

Stoke creative thinking with soft and squishy fluffy goop! Children love combining in- gredients according to a recipe to create a unique mixture. While these goopy mixtures can often make for fun sensory activities, by adding collage materials children can create interesting three-dimensional artworks!

Flower Pencil

Flower Pencil

The key to this activity is using lots of vibrant color! Ensure that each child has easy access to a variety of Liquid WatercolorTM paints so that they can quickly grab what they need without having to wait for a bottle to become free. As with any activity in which paint is used, keep cleaning supplies within reach.

Matching Beads

Bead Sequencing

Beading activities are not only great for creating stylish bracelets and necklaces—they are also wonderful opportunities to practice patterns, sequencing, concentration and focus!

Building tubes

Art Roll Structures

Children love building with a variety of construction tools. This activity takes DIY construction projects to a whole new level by having children create their own unique building blocks with craft rolls!

Craft Activity - Build Your Own Vehicle

Build Your Own Vehicle

Children are fascinated by all different modes of transportation. From cars and trains to boats, rocket ships and bicycles, they just can’t seem to get enough of moving around in fun and interesting ways!

Grandma and Grandpa Shelf-Sitters

Grandma and Grandpa Shelf-Sitters

A charming craft for children to give as a gift or keep for themselves.

Moms Keychain

Mom’s Keychain

Create a unique keychain for mom using glitter goo and beads! These colorful materials provide unique textural and design possibilities for children to experiment with. A colorful learning activity that makes a great gift!

Colorations Foam Paint “Cake” Decorating

Colorations Foam Paint Cake Decorating

Use Colorations® No-Drip Foam Paint as a pretend “frosting” for making colorful cupcakes! Great for imaginary play and developing fine motor skills!

Craft Stick Flags

Craft Stick Flags

Children will love creating their own artistic interpretation of the US Flag!

SWIMMING LAVA

Swimming Lava

This experiment is a colorful way to demonstrate some of the differences between oil and water. Children will learn that oil is less dense than water, but salt is denser and heavier than both. By combining them, you can create a unique visual experience!

DANCING SPAGHETTI

Dancing Spaghetti

Make spaghetti do tricks with this fun and fizzy experiment! While this activity is a real dance party in a glass, by observing the results of combining baking soda and vinegar children will gain a unique perspective on chemical reactions.

VOLCANO PAINTING

Volcano Painting

This activity is a fun, artistic twist on the classic homemade volcano science activity. Although the solution is not dangerous, this activity should be supervised closely by an adult. While learning about scientific reactions, you'll create a beautiful artwork in the process!

SPONGY ENGINEERING

Spongy Engineering

Children will love the unique sensory feel of this activity—plus, they'll be learning valuable science skills! Slime and putty materials can be costly, but with this activity you'll make your own with just a few ingredients. Lots of learning ahead!

HOW DOES IT FEEL

How Does It Feel?

Children will love the unique sensory feel of this activity—plus, they'll be learning valuable science skills! Slime and putty materials can be costly, but with this activity you'll make your own with just a few ingredients. Lots of learning ahead!

TWANG THE GUITAR

Twang the Guitar

For young children, it can be hard to understand that the sounds we hear are made from vibrations. This activity helps begin the process for children to understand this scientific concept. In addition to noticing how vibrations make sounds, they'll also make their own instruments!

STEM Activities measure with cubes

Measuring With Cubes

Measuring lengths of items is always a fun learning experience for little ones. Since it's not yet important for young children to know specific units such as inches and feet, using other materials provides a unique approach while teaching the fundamentals.

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