• Crafts For All Ages

    Swimming Goldfish Craft

    This goldfish craft is so fun for kids to make and play with. I love that kids can design their very own “fishbowl” made from a paper plate and then color their fish and make it “swim” all around. Your kids are going to love this activity. Here are the supplies I used to make this craft: White cardstock (download and print the free printable) Paper plate Popcicle stick Markers Blue and tan paint Yarn Craft gems Scissors Tacky Glue Glue Stick Get started by printing the free printable on white cardstock. Your kiddo can color and cut out the goldfish and rock arch. Next, paint the paper plate “fishbowl”…

  • Crafts For All Ages

    Paper Doily Butterfly

    Butterflies are a sure sign that summer is in full swing. We have been seeing so many butterflies outside lately. So, I was inspired to help the kids create a butterfly of their own. Since trips to the craft store are few and far between lately, I thought we might be able to use some items we already had at home. I am a bit of a craft supply hoarder, so this challenge was right up my alley. First, I came across some old-style clothespins I had saved. They were the perfect thing to make into a butterfly bodies. Then, I found a package of paper doilies that I bought…

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    Patriotic Star Wand Craft

    Patriotic crafts are so fun for summer time. Kids love learning about celebrations and traditions, and what better way to teach them and help them celebrate than creating something together! First, paint the wooden dowel. I used red acrylic paint. Set it aside to dry. Next, use my free printable to cut out your felt stars: Use a different color for each size and cut two of each. Make two stars using the cut-outs. Assemble the stars together largest to smallest, with the smallest star on top. Finally, assemble the wand by tying the ribbons to the wand and gluing the stars back-to-back over the top of the wand. When…