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Rainbow Collage Craft Inspired By ‘My Color is Rainbow’

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Inspired by the beautiful book ‘My Color is Rainbow’, this rainbow collage is a colorful kid’s craft that is great for working on scissor skills.

My daughter and I love to discover new books. That is why we were so excited when Agnes Hsu, the author of the amazing blog Hello Wonderful, published a new children’s book. Our whole family immediately fell in love with ‘My Color is Rainbow’. The story of Little White Arch is a beautiful one with a wonderful message. You will want to follow him on his colorful journey again and again. We felt so inspired by the story and its illustrations that, of course, we had to make a craft to go with it. Rainbow Collage craft inspired by the book 'My Color is Rainbow'. Spring arts and crafts for kids and preschoolers. Construction paper, yarn, buttons.

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Cork Train Craft

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Simple Cork train craft - easy diy project. Cute and perfect for Christmas or for a kid's room. Easy arts and crafts projects

When you do arts and crafts as much as we do, friends and family will randomly give you materials that they think that you can craft with. I recently inherited a large jar of corks from my mother-in-law. We dug into them once already to make carolers for Christmas and then last night after watching the ‘Polar Express’, I dug into them once more to make a train.

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Coiled Yarn Snowman

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Coiled Yarn Snowman Craft - kid's arts and crafts for Christmas and winter. A great fine motor skill activity. Button embellishments

Earlier in the fall, my daughter and I made autumn trees by coiling yarn and pipe cleaners. The trees came out so beautiful and were a wonderful fine motor activity for my little girl.

Heading into winter and with snow on its way this week, I wanted to try another coiled yarn project for the winter. Snowmen were a perfect idea for this method. Here’s how…

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Holly and Mistletoe Arts and Crafts

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My daughter and I had a lazy pajama day yesterday. We starting baking for our annual gingerbread project and we painted, crafted and drew. We made a lot of mess, but had a lot of fun.

Holly and mistletoe arts & crafts. Winter and Christmas paint and craft projects for kids and preschoolers.

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We painted and crafted a ton, but we did get a bit carried away with making holly and mistletoe.

We made Christmas holly out of egg cartons first.

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Marshmallow Painted Christmas Crafts

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I know what you all are thinking. We have not even made it through Halloween yet, why are we already sharing Christmas crafts. Well, our first official snowfall just hit us in October. Our fireplace was lit for the first time this season and it was accompanied by hot cocoa with marshmallows.Use jumbo marshmallows to make these adorable Christmas and winter crafts - paint stamp to make a snowman, gingerbread man, or a Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Arts and crafts for kids And preschoolers

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While digging out our marshmallows, I found an old bag of jumbo marshmallows which were just too big and soft to resist. Marshmallows make wonderful paint stamps and are just fun to paint with because of their soft, bouncy texture.

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Button Toadstool Craft

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Button mushroom toadstool craft. A cute idea for a woodland themed or fairy tale kid's room..

We are a bit button obsessed in our house. We have several boxes of buttons for crafts & play.

My daughter is in a very fairy loving phase right now. Her play room has a fairy door, fairy dust, fairy costumes and a variety of butterfly & toadstool clings to decorate the walls. Together, my daughter & I made a little something special to hang in her already enchanted room.

We drew a toadstool shape onto a piece of cardboard. We separated buttons into three piles, a pile of red, beige & white. I started gluing buttons in place and my daughter quickly jumped in & wanted to take over. We worked together to finish up our toadstool.

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Our toadstool came out adorable. Now we just need to find a shadow box to fit our finished project in.

Button mushroom toadstool craft. A cute idea for a woodland themed or fairy tale kid's room..

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Egg Carton Cars

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Simple Egg Carton Car craft for kids. Easy arts & crafts with recyclables

My daughter has the most magnificent imagination. It is fascinating to watch her play. She loves to build villages & towns with her blocks & she picks up random odds and ends around the house often to incorporate into her pretend worlds.

We painted some egg carton pieces & toilet paper roll earlier this week to keep for future crafts. We started playing with the painted pieces & we thought of a great craft that she could use later for her pretend play.

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We made these simple egg carton cars. All you need is buttons for the wheels & some foam pieces or construction paper for the windows and headlights. Use a Sharpie to draw in the doors.

Simple Egg Carton Car craft for kids. Easy arts & crafts with recyclables..

Simple Egg Carton Car craft for kids. Easy arts & crafts with recyclables.

These were quick and easy to make and made a fine addition to my daughter’s block city. “Look mama, I parked all the cars in the parking lot.”

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Button Toucan

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Button Toucan craft with free printable template- arts & crafts for kids , birds

Button crafts are so much fun. My daughter loves them & I love them too. My daughter just got a new shirt for the summer with a colorful toucan on the front. This has quickly become her favorite shirt. Her toucan shirt became the inspiration for our latest button craft.

I drew out a toucan & cut the body out of black foam. Attached is a free printable for your convenience.

Toucan Printable

I glued the black foam onto the drawing.

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I glued one large googly eye to the head & used orange marker to draw in the legs.

Button Toucan craft - arts & crafts for kids , birds.

I glued brightly colored buttons in different sizes and shapes onto the beak. I used large buttons on the bottom & layered them with smaller buttons to define the lines.

This is a fun craft for the little kids, big kids or adults alike.

Button Toucan craft with free printable template- arts & crafts for kids , birds

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