Arts and crafts

Matisse & Me: Make a Colorful Self Portrait (No Paint Required)

Matisse & Me: Make a Colorful Self Portrait (No Paint Required)

Paint? Pshaw! Henri Matisse’s cut-paper creations inspire young artists to make expressive collages using paper, scissors (and just a little glue). Here's how. 

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Leaf, Paper, Scissors: 3 Cool Collages Ideas That Make the Learning Stick  

Leaf, Paper, Scissors: 3 Cool Collages Ideas That Make the Learning Stick  

From a Mondrian-inspired paper collage to a fall leaf assemblage, kids can create all kinds of great things—all it takes is a little glue and plenty of imagination. 

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No Brush Required! Paint a Masterpiece with Mother Nature

No Brush Required! Paint a Masterpiece with Mother Nature

Painting with twigs and leaves? Yes! Grab your paint box, head outside, and create a masterpiece with the natural world. 

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No Brush Required! Paint a Masterpiece with Mother Nature

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Mini Master Class: Potato-Stamp Art Inspired by Japanese Prints

Mini Master Class: Potato-Stamp Art Inspired by Japanese Prints

Can 4-year-olds learn from fine art? Absolutely! This easy art activity for Pre-K kids let's them explore the sea and sky. (The secret is in the potatoes.)

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Little Monets in the Making: Painting the Great Outdoors

Little Monets in the Making: Painting the Great Outdoors

What can a 4-year-old learn from an Impressionist master? A lot. Set up an easel outside and let your budding artist paint the fleeting beauty of nature.


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Go Ahead, Color Outside the Lines. (KinderCare Kids Do It All the Time.)

Go Ahead, Color Outside the Lines. (KinderCare Kids Do It All the Time.)

Focusing on the process rather than the end result lets kids explore and create art in their own way.

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5 Hands-On Ways to Learn With Your 5-Year-Old

5 Hands-On Ways to Learn With Your 5-Year-Old

Skip the flashcards: In her kindergarten classroom, award-winning teacher Kim Bouchie knows how to put the fun in learning for 5-year-olds. "Everything is hands-on," she says.

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Leaf Love: A Charming Fall Craft For Kids

Leaf Love: A Charming Fall Craft For Kids

With this deciduous-ly easy autumn art project, fall will always have a place at the table.

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Hive a Good Time! A Summer Art Project For Kids

Hive a Good Time! A Summer Art Project For Kids

Bubble wrap becomes a sweet honey comb: Try this fun art activity with your busy little bee! It's a great craft for 3-year-olds and bigger kids, too.

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Collect the Stories of Childhood: Summer Journal Project

Collect the Stories of Childhood: Summer Journal Project

Kids learn reading, writing and letters when they gather summer memories in their very own journal—and you can keep those memories forever!

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Rock the House! DIY Musical Instruments for Your Little Jam Band

Rock the House! DIY Musical Instruments for Your Little Jam Band

Jam on these! Make tin can bongos, egg maracas, and cardboard guitars from common household items and start your own house band! 

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3 Nature-Inspired Art Activities to Bring Autumn Home

3 Nature-Inspired Art Activities to Bring Autumn Home

Head outdoors and let nature be your muse! Leaves provide inspiration for these fun fall craft ideas for kids.

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KaBoom! DIY Scratch-Paper Fireworks to Spark Her Creativity

KaBoom! DIY Scratch-Paper Fireworks to Spark Her Creativity

The perfect July 4th craft for little revelers: Let them set off their own "fireworks," no matches required.

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