Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away! Don’t have time to go into a busy store? Simply follow the directions below to print your own Valentine’s Day cards for your little one(s) friends and family.
Since joining Pinterest (FOLLOW US), I’ve found myself intrigued by the many ways parents use crafts to help educate their little one(s). Majority of the crafts posted on our Everyday Kids Activities & Craft Ideas board doesn’t required much – You’ll be surprised with what can be done with your unused household items! This simple activity allows your little one(s) to embark on their own alphabet scavenger hunt!
Supplies include: Recycled magazines, kid-safe scissors, construction paper, and glue. The instructions are as follows:
Step 1: Browse your recycled magazines
Step 2: Cut out your letters
Step 3: Glue your letters to your construction paper
Step 4: ENJOY!
We’ve been holding on to our old toilet paper and paper towel tubes for a couple of months now with plans of giving them to Kam’s preschool… that never happened, so we decided to put a couple to good use by creating our own Rocket! Supplies include: Paper towel tubes, colored construction paper, kid-safe scissors, crayons/ markers/or paint, and glue. The instructions are as follows:
Step 1: Color your paper towel tube
Step 2: Cut out your flames
Step 3: Glue your flames together
Step 4: Attach your flames to the paper towel tube
Step 5: Cut out (2) rectangles. Fold 1/2 of an inch from edge then cut from edge to crease.
Step 6: Cut out 3 circles and attach to paper towel tub
Step 7: ENJOY!
It’s a tradition in Mexico to make cascarones, confetti filled eggs, during Carnival, a big festival held every year. Cascarones are also played with in other parts of the world like Spain and in the Southwest of the United States. Breaking them is a tradition that is supposed to bring good luck. Follow the instructions below & Enjoy!
• raw eggs
• butter knife
• bowl of warm soapy water
• egg dye
• fine confetti
• colored tissue paper
• white glue
** Before you start, ask your parents for help and/ or permission.
- On the top of the egg, poke a hole with a thumbtack. You may need an adult to help you with this part. Be very careful not to poke your fingers.
- On the bottom of the egg, make a hole about the size of a dime. Tap the end gently on a table, or hit the end with a butter knife. You should also use the thumbtack to break the yolk inside the egg. Shake the insides of the egg into a bowl and save them for scrambled eggs!
- Wash your egg with warm water and dry it off. Make sure to wash your hands well after you do this.
- Decorate your egg with egg dye or markers, or both.
- Then use a spoon to fill your eggs with confetti.
- Glue a small circle of tissue paper over the hole. You should pick a tissue paper color that matches the color you made the egg. Then you can disguise the hole! When the glue dries, you’re ready to go.
- Remember, always play with your cascarones outside. Chase your friends and shower them with confetti by gently breaking the eggs over – but not on – their heads.
- When the eggs are broken over your head, you are “Showered with good fortune.”
Instructions provided by Briana of Lewiston, ID [Source]
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