Bring out the builder in your tots this Passover! Though the holiday teaches us that the Jews had to flee their homes, this fun (and mostly edible) craft will have your lil ones building a new kind of shelter for the holiday. While looking for some holiday activities for kids, I came across Martha Stewart's directions for a Matzo home and knew it would make for a fun afternoon. Not only can children get involved in building and decorating this dwelling, it makes for a great centerpiece during your Seder (just don't get mad when the kids start eating the decorations while waiting for their meal!). See how to make it when you click through!
If you're looking for a fun Easter egg activity that doesn't involve candy, we highly recommend you consider making smash eggs, also known as confetti eggs or Cascarones. The tradition of smashing filled eggs over friends' and family members' heads has actually been around for centuries in Europe and Mexico.
The idea is simple: hollowed-out, refilled eggs are broken over the heads of friends, showering them with confetti . . . and, according to tradition, good luck. Kids might need some simple instructions and oversight (egg-smashing etiquette requires eggs to be broken directly on a person's head — it sounds rough, but it actually makes for a gentler and safer experience). Jordan Ferney from Oh Happy Day! shared photos of her amazing glitter and Fruity Pebbles eggs with us. Want to make your own? Follow her easy DIY instructions!
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With Passover just under a week away, we're gearing up for a festive holiday celebrating the exodus from Egypt. There's no better way to usher in a holiday than with some crafts the kids can make to get into the spirit. From colorful goblets for the night's special guest to a house made from matzo, here are eight crafts to make in preparation for the first night's Seder.
With St. Patrick's Day falling on a Sunday this year, take advantage of the weekend and the time to get green and crafty with your kids. Whether you're making your own pot of gold, shamrock sippers, or four-leaf clover cards, you're sure to feel the luck of the Irish!
We're excited to bring you a new post from mother and actress Tori Spelling! Every other week, we bring you the best parenting and lifestyle advice from ediTORIal by Tori Spelling, Tori's daily blog about everything from food and fashion to parenting and relationships. This week, Tori shares an adorable Valentine for class parties.
Today is your lucky day because one of my fave craftistas is back again with a super cute and timely Valentine’s Day craft! The one and only Jenny Dixon of Craft That Party has put together an adorable and super original V-Day craft for us that'll definitely make you want to get your DIY on. It's Jenny's "Call Me Maybe" Valentine. Take it away Jenny...
Have you heard the song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen? The popular song inspired Rebekah of A Blissful Nest to create a fun Valentine's Day Party Collection and dessert table to match. I instantly fell in love with the teal/pink stripes and retro gold phone and knew I had to work this theme into our Valentines this year! Feeling inspired by the collection, I decided to make Valentines using chocolate "telephone numbers" as an edible, fun version of "here's my number" . . .
Arts and crafts with toddlers can be a bit messy — but lots of fun — and Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to create some heart-shaped projects with your lil one. So break out the construction paper, glitter, paint, and glue and get creative with these 10 Valentine's Day crafts for tots.
Hold off on the conversation hearts this year! There comes a point where lil ones just can't (or shouldn't) consume another morsel of sugar. These adorable DIY greetings require little more than a printer, scissors, and some glue to give tots a treat that will last well beyond Feb. 14. Check out 28 of the most creative ideas for sharing the Valentine love — minus the sugar!
I'm always looking for ways to tell my kids I love them. I'm conscious that they hear a lot of "No," "Stop," and "Don't," so I like to take the opportunity to let them know just how lovely they are and why.
One way I've found is by making a paper fortune teller with love notes for each of my children, which I leave on the table waiting for them at breakfast in the morning.
Do you remember making origami paper fortune tellers as a kid? I remember making them but couldn't remember how so I looked it up online. They're super easy. Click here to watch a video guide to creating them.
- Patterned paper
- Solid color construction paper
I used patterned paper and cut out letters spelling "love" for the top section. For the inside, I made a love heart, a kiss, a hug, and a question mark.
Instead of a fortune, I wrote a reason why I love them, such as, "I love that you love to run so much" or "I love how your face lights up when you smile."
I put those notes on heart shapes cut out of colored paper and stick them on the paper fortune tellers. The kids will love this as a game, and they'll definitely love hearing good things about themselves!
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There's something about crafting with felt that brings out the kid in all of us. Regardless of how it's glued, sewn, or cut, we love the retro feel the fabric brings to projects. It also happens to be one of the easiest materials for young tots to handle due to its thickness — there's a reason so many preschool projects are made from felt!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we turned to Jodi Levine, crafts editor at Martha Stewart Living, for some advice on crafting with our kids for the big day. "Many years ago my friend Page Marchese Norman and I started a tradition of hand making Valentine's gifts for our co-workers," Jodi shared. "I think we had originally meant for them to be holiday gifts but with the December craziness, Valentine's seemed like a more reasonable deadline! Felt had always been a favorite material of ours. Because felt is nonwoven and doesn't fray, it requires no hemming, making it super easy to work with."
Check out the five easy crafts your lil ones can create with minimal help from mom and dad.