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Category: 4 and up

Culturual Diversity Paper Dolls

Multicultural Paper Dolls

All of us are unique individuals from varying backgrounds, but we are all connected. To highlight this fact, this activity has children creating a string of connected paper dolls representing different cultures and unique physical qualities such as skin tone.

Flag Backpacks

Flag Canvas Backpack

Noisemakers? Check. Snacks? Check. Fun? You bet! Children can hold everything they need for their 4th of July celebration in these personalized backpacks. This activity gives children the opportunity to flex their creative muscles while decorating a functional object.

July Noisemaker

July Noise Maker

Celebrate the 4th with some noise! No 4th of July celebration is complete without noisemakers, and this activity will have children making their own in no time. Decorate as you like for creative expression and build motor skills playing this festive drum.

Straw Fireworks

Straw Fireworks

Recreate the color, shapes and excitement of fireworks with this explosive activity! Children will practice creative skills and motor skills while also gaining experience working with different colors and shapes. The results are explosive!

Days with Dad

Celebrate special days with dad with a jarful of your favorite activities! In addition to creating a great gift for dad, this activity helps children to plan ahead, practice fine motor skills and build creative skills as they decorate their jar to their liking.

SHAPING A SELF PORTRAIT

Shaping a Self Portrait

Unlock the abstract mind of young children! While learning about shapes, children can take this activity to make further observations and discoveries about the world around them and themselves.

PITTER PATTER PLATE

Pitter Patter Plate

Combine art and science to teach about elements that resist one another! A perfect introduction to the crayon-resist technique, this activity will also help children build grasping and motor skills as they scrunch and grip paper towels for painting.

FESTIVE TOP HAT

Festive Top Hat

This festive hat can be made to celebrate holidays, or simply as a challenge to promote critical thinking and planning as children prepare and execute their designs. Decorate with foam paint and enjoy wearing immediately—no time needed to dry!

COFFEE FILTER WINDSOCK

Coffee Filter Windsock

A windsock is not only a fun and flowy decoration—it's also a great way to introduce concepts like wind velocity and direction! These vibrant windsocks made with Liquid Watercolor and Texas snowflakes look stunning and may be used for active play.

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!

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.

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.

STEM Activities maze building

Maze Building

Construction projects are a great way to reinforce engineering skills and vocabulary, and constructing a maze adds an added component of creative thinking! Introduce children to the concept of a maze, and use words like construction, build, structure, stability and hypothesis as they work.

Dad Tape Art

Dad Tape Art

Create an irresistible keepsake for Father's Day!

Rad Dad!

Rad Dad!

Give dad a card that really stands up!

My Dad Rocks!

My Dad Rocks!

Show dad how much he rocks with his own personalized rock!

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