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Driving Car Craft in Motion

We love crafts in motion. You get to create something wonderful and then have the added bonus of getting to play with it after. This driving car craft is a new favorite of ours. Watch your car drive through the city or a country road. Wherever you want to be, your little car and your imagination can take you there. Just draw or paint your landscape and make it happen.
Watch your car go!! Driving car craft. Craft in motion. Kids's arts and crafts.

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Mixed Media Bookmarks

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If you have a reader and crafter at home, these mixed media bookmarks are a great idea.

I have been reading to my little girl since the day that she was born. Reading is an important part of my life and I wanted to make sure that it was the same for my daughter. I tried teaching her to read as soon as I thought that she was ready. She loved books, but it was no easy feat. She was resistant and would get frustrated easily. This year, she started Kindergarten and it became even more important for us to work on her reading together. Still, she did not like working with mommy and then we were introduced to Reading Eggs.


Mixed Media Bookmarks for kids sponsored by Reading Eggs. Arts and crafts for young readers and book lovers.

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Pete the Cat Paper Bag Puppet

A special thanks to Shikha from The Joy of Sharing for sharing this wonderful Pete the Cat inspired puppet craft with us. She has a lot of fun and creative ideas, be sure to head over to her page.

Hello! I am Shikha from The Joy of Sharing. Craft is my passion. So much that, my three-year-old daughter and I create crafts together in her play time. My daughter loves doodling and cutting so it’s a lot of fun for both of us. I love sharing easy , fun and educational crafts that can be created by moms with their tots or preschool teachers with their students. Happy crafting!

“Not everyone is the same. But being kind is always cool.” Pete the Cat (James Dean)

Pete the cat is wise and funny. That’s why we introduced her to our tot in the last few weeks If our tot adopted Pete’s attitude early in her life, she would take a lot less stress and be a happy person.

So, this post is to celebrate this spunky book character in our characteristic craft style – a paper bag puppet craft of Pete as the tooth fairy. It turned out really well with her magic wings while giving our tot some preparation for the future: she will lose some teeth but should she panic? Goodness No! Pete does not panic!

Enjoy making this craft with your little ones and see them pick up some life skills on the side.

Happy Crafting!

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Monet Inspired Sponge Painting

My daughter and I love the famous artists. We also love playing around with different paint techniques. We combined the two for these Monet inspired sponge paintings. The sponge created a wonderful backdrop for these impressionist style paintings. We chose Monet’s Water Lilies and Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies as our inspiration. These were quick, fun and easy, albeit a little bit messy, but we were both delighted at how they came out.


Monet Inspired Sponge Painting. Bridge Over A Pond Of Water Lilies inspired impressionism art for kids. Artist inspired arts and crafts ideas

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Paper Plate Swimming Fish

This craft is an ode to our pet betta fish Luna. It was not her birthday or anything, but my daughter insisted over weekend that we needed to make something to celebrate our Luna. So here it is!! This cute and interactive paper plate swimming fish craft is dedicated to her. A free printable template is available for your convenience.


Paper Plate Swimming Fish with free printable - Interactive arts & crafts project for kids. fish bowl

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Paper Plate Tree Of Life Craft

I love tree of life pendants and sculptures. They are just so pretty. I have wanted to do a tree of life craft for a while and this weekend, we finally did. We are so excited at how beautiful these came out. This paper plate tree of life craft is also great for working on those fine motor skills.Paper Plate Tree of Life Lacing Craft. Arts and crafts for kids. Yarn and tissue paper

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Bubble Wrap Printed Flowers

Bubble wrap is a ton of fun and it’s not just because of the popping. It is wonderful for arts and crafts. It has a great texture and makes a fun printmaking material. Next time you have bubble wrap, instead of popping it, try making one of these simple and pretty printed flowers.

Bubble Wrap printed flowers - kid's arts and craft. Printmaking and stamping ideas for the spring and summer

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Sponge and Fork Painted Waterfalls

The fork has quickly become one of our favorite painting tools in our house. It adds such a great texture and a feeling of movement to a simple painting. These waterfall paintings combine fork painting and sponge painting with gorgeous results. This is a beautiful art project for kids and adults.Sponge and fork painted waterfalls. This beautiful paint project is great for kids and adults. Arts and crafts

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Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher

I don’t know what it is about hot air balloons that make them so fascinating and beautiful. Maybe it is their bright colors or the fire dancing below them powering them up higher and higher. Either way, a sky full of hot air balloons is just mesmerizing. This mixed media suncatcher captures some of their magic. This is a pretty and simple project for the spring or summer.

 

Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher craft. Mixed media project for kids with watercolors and tissue paper.

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