12 Flag Crafts for Kids to Create

We are gearing up for Fourth of July and our house seems to have exploded with red, white and blue!  I have been busy creating new Fourth of July food ideas  for our big barbecue and the kids have been busy making decorations for the house.  It’s nice to be able to work on new recipes while the kids create in the dining room.  They have really started to enjoy craft time more and more.

We have created quite a few Fourth of July crafts this week and I’m sure we will be making more!  We have used more paint and glitter in the past weeks making red, white and blue crafts then we have the whole year!  It’s fun and the kids are always so proud of their art work!  Plus, anything that keeps us inside during the hottest part of the day makes everyone happy.

Are you looking for some red, white and blue ideas for your little ones?  Check out these 12 flag crafts for kids that will be sure to put you in the Fourth of July spirit!

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Flag Canvas :: Glued to my Crafts

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Popsicle Stick Flag :: Giggles Galore

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Pipe Cleaner Flag :: Education.com

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Finger Painted Flag :: Spoonful

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Button Flag :: I heart crafty things

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Handprint American Flag :: Muffin Tin Mom

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Paper Roll Flag :: Little Family Fun

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Tissue Paper Flag :: Lakeshore Learning

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Folded Flag :: The Chocolate Muffin Tree

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Starfish Flag :: Craftiments

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Collage Flag :: Free Kids Crafts

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Construction Paper Flag :: When you’re wright, you’re right

 

If you’re looking for more Fourth of July crafting or food ideas check these out!

What have you been busy crafting for the Fourth of July?

Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.

25 Family Picnic Ideas You Will Love

Spring is a perfect time for family time outdoors with fun games, nature exploring, and of course picnicking! Family picnics are a perfect way for families to connect. There is really something interesting and fun about taking your favorite foods, fruits, and snacks outdoors and finding the perfects spot to have a seat and enjoy! Eating with family is important no matter where you are. So have some outdoor or indoor fun with a family picnic! While you’re here make sure you check out all of our activities for kids that you will want to keep handy all summer long!

Check out these 25 great Family Picnic Ideas!

25 family picnic ideas you will love

Family Picnic Ideas

1. Enjoy some of these fabulous food ideas with Family Picnic FridaysHappiness Is Homemade

2. Change up your family picnic with this French Picnic IdeaChildhood 101

3. Send a Picnic Lunch with your preschooler on the first day – Hands On As We Grow 

4. Have some family fun with these Favorite Picnic GamesInner Child Fun

5. Have a pretend paper picnic with this Picnic Paper CollageCreative Family Fun

6. This Dotty Family Cool Bag is perfect to carry all your picnic needs – Red Ted Art

7. Seize the moment and have a perfect Breakfast Beach PicnicChildhood 101

8. Make sure you have it all before heading out the door with these Tips For The Perfect PicnicGlued To My Crafts

9. Connect With Your Kids in a special way with a family picnic – Creative Playhouse

10. Take along these Picnic Books great for the whole family- Creative Family Fun

11. Here are some ideas for the Best Picnic SpotsIn The Playroom

12. Share Stories About Picnics at your family picnic – My Little Bookcase

13. Enjoy the Perfect Indoor Picnic when the weather is not cooperating – Here Come The Girls

14. Have breakfast outdoors with this Pajama Breakfast Picnic your kids will love – Inner Child Fun

15. Incorporate these Summer Picnic Games and invite the whole family to play – Feels Like Home

16. Looking for food ideas? Check out these Autumn And Winter Picnic FoodsMum In The Madhouse

17. Have an afternoon snack and outdoor play with this Puzzles and Pajamas PicnicInner Child Fun

18. Fill your picnic basket with these 18 Perfect Picnic FoodsMess For Less

19. Your kids will love a Rainy Day PicnicTeach Mama

20. Have a special Teddy Bear Picnic and bring along your kid’s favorite stuffed friends – Kids Activities Blog

21. Plan a Frugal Family Picnic with these easy tips – Delicate Construction

22. Have a picnic with your family right in your living room with a Coffee Table PicnicFeels Like Home

23. Invite all of your friends and family and have a Picnic Play Date A Beautiful Ruckus

24. Have family fun outdoors and eat outside with these Great Kid-Friendly Picnic Ideas3 Boys and A Dog

25. Enjoy a Heatwave Picnic with these great ideas for when the weather is super hot – Peakle Pie

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How does your family enjoy a picnic? Share your ideas with us!

15 Water Play Activities for Kids

Oh summer time.  You are so much fun, yet you are so hot at the same time.

I feel like there is a constant battle between wanting to be outside and trying to keep them cool at the same time.  We try to go outside at least once a day so the kids can run off all their pent-up energy from being in the house.  Sometimes its just too hot to be outside for extended periods of time.

You know what you need? Water play activities for kids!

15 water play activities for kids

 

These are perfect summer activities for kids and preschoolers!

Water play summer activities for kids

15 Water Play Activities for Kids

  1. DIY Water Bombs :: Skip to My Lou
  2. Kids Car Wash :: Mom Endeavors
  3. Ice Chalk :: Growing A Jeweled Rose
  4. DIY Water Wall :: Tinker Lab
  5. PVA Sprinkler :: The Idea Room
  6. Water Limbo :: GoGo squeez
  7. Water Blob :: Clumsy Crafter
  8. DIY Slip N Slide :: Diary of a Preppy Mom
  9. Splash and Score :: spoonful
  10. Swimming Pool Scrabble :: Toddler Approved
  11. Water Balloon Pinata :: Ziggity Zoom
  12. Baby Bath Station :: Happy Hooligans
  13. Ice Cube Boats :: Alpha Mom
  14. Summer Snow ::  Growing  A Jeweled Rose
  15. Water Ramp :: Caution!  Twins at play!

I hope you have a few new ideas on how to keep the kids cool and entertained during the summer!

I think we are going to try a couple of these soon.  Being outside plus water always equals a good time for the kiddos!

And if you can’t get outside, a door bath in the afternoon is just as fun!

What is your favorite outdoor water activity?

More Summer Activities for Kids

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When you are ready for some indoor fun try these activities for kids!

 Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.

Over 80 Wondrous and Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is almost here and you are likely looking for summer activities for kids that are affordable and will not break the bank.

Far too often we over-look the simpler things that children find entertaining.

I have a list of over 80 free or inexpensive things you can do with your kids this summer. All of these activities are perfect for the entire family and can be done with just one child or a larger family of children. These ideas are also perfect if you want to pull in a group of friends to join in on the fun!

There is a list of places to go, things you can make and places to play.

Ready, set, go!

over 80 summer activities for kids

Go:

  1. Go to the library once a week.  Check out books, join story time, see if there is a reading club you can participate in.
  2. Go camping. Front yard, back yard, in the living room, or make it a weekend trip in another town.
  3. Go to your local recreation center in your city and see what activities or classes they offer for super cheap!
  4. Go to the park.   Hello, that is hours of free entertainment. And at my favorite park, they have trails that we all love to walk after playing at the playground.
  5. Going on a road trip? Check out these road trip free printables for little ones.
  6. Go on a worm hunt.
  7. Go fishing.
  8. Go on a factory/plant tour.
  9. Go to Vacation Bible School (VBS).
  10. Go to your local home supply store or craft store and see if they are offering any free children’s clinics this summer.
  11. Go walk at the mall.
  12. Go to the lake-  swim or fish.
  13. Go to the local sno cone stand.

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Make:

  1. Make your own kite. Here are 27 different kites you can make.
  2. Make things out of cardboard.   Check out this awesome idea- filled- post on  cardboard creativity 101. Then, hop over and check out Tip Junkie’s list of  32 things you can make with cardboard.
  3. Make your own slime using this recipe, which glows in the dark!
  4. Make homemade play dough.
  5. Make goop.
  6. Make S’Mores- go traditional or make these Owl S’Mores. So cute!
  7. Make homemade marshmallows.
  8. Make soap on a rope.
  9. Make these bird treats and hang them in a tree near a window so you can watch the birds enjoy.
  10. Make bathtub puff paint.
  11. Bake these Mommy Cookies together.
  12. Make this cherry cake recipe together.
  13. Make an obsticle course (or hold an olympics)  in your backyard. So fun! You can make first place, second place, third place ribbons using construction paper and yarn.
  14. Make a sensory tub. Great for toddlers and preschoolers.
  15. Make a time capsule.
  16. Make homemade ice cream. Here is a list of tips as well as five recipes you can make!
  17. Make homemade bubbles.
  18. Make  liquid sidewalk chalk and then have a creativity contest.
  19. Make a pet rock.
  20. Make homemade finger paint.
  21. Make your own felt play mat.
  22. Make a busy tray. Super smart and practical.
  23. Re-purpose broken crayons into your favorite mold shape and print some free color sheets.
  24. Make a lemonade stand.
  25. Make homemade pizza together. Here is a list of ways to make pizza un-boring.
  26. Make your own board game.
  27. Make sock puppets and have a sock puppet play.
  28. Make finger puppets. Here is a free download.
  29. Make your own stick horse.
  30. Make homemade popsicle. Here is a great list of popsicle recipes.
  31. Make something origami. Here is a site with a bunch of  kid friendly origami ideas.
  32. Make an assortment of muffins together. Here are 28 muffin recipes you can indulge in.
  33. For your little toddler guys who want to be crafty, make ice paint. Pretty cool.

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Play & Do:

  1. Skip rocks. Simple, free, fun, lost art.
  2. Have  a bike parade.
  3. Have a day of watching movies. Utilize services like NetFlix or Redbox. You can even check them out for free at your local library.
  4. Fly a kite.
  5. Have a family board game party or game night.
  6. Feed the ducks. My children LOVE doing this!
  7. Shop garage sales. You can find board games, movies, etc for cheap, cheap!
  8. Have a picnic at the park, in your living room, or in your front yard.
  9. Go for a Sunday Drive any day of the week.
  10. Visit the nearest beach.
  11. Have a yard sale. Have your children help and learn the value of a dollar.
  12. Have a bon fire and roast marshmallows.
  13. Play in the water (sprinkler, slip and slide, kiddy pool, water balloons)
  14. Welcome the troops at the airport. I have been wanting to take the kids to do this for a long, long time.
  15. Play I Spy.
  16. Look into summer camps in your area. If you live in the DFW area (North Texas) here is a great 2011 summer camp list!
  17. Host your own summer camp. Here is an  e-book with practical ideas and suggestions for surviving the summer.
  18. Play frisbee.
  19. Volunteer some where as a family.
  20. Invent a new recipe together.
  21. Catch lightning bugs.
  22. Have a scavenger hunt.
  23. Play  Mad Libs and share your stories. So fun! If you do not have a Mad Libs book, here is an online knock-off.
  24. Play kickball.
  25. Play dodgeball.
  26. Play tug-of-war.
  27. Put a puzzle together as a family.
  28. Play hide and go seek in the dark.
  29. Call local theatres and see if they offer free showings of kiddy movies in the summer. Some do- I promise.
  30. Build a clubhouse or a fort.
  31. Plant something.
  32. Become pen pals with someone.
  33. Start reading a classic as a family read 20-30 minutes of it out loud a day. Huck Finn, Little Women, etc.
  34. Put on a magic show. Click the link for five easy and fun tricks your kids can do.
  35. Play dress up. (My boys love to play in old Halloween costumes.)summer activities for kids and preschoolers

 

What is your favorite summer activities for kids? 

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25 Road Trip Activities for Kids of all Ages 

10 lemonade stand ideas you can make for your kids

10 Lemonade Stands You Can Make 

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Homemade Bubble Recipe 

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10 Lemonade Stand Ideas Your Kids Will Love

I know what your kids want to do this weekend. They want to make a lemonade stand!

The weekend is the perfect time to get the entire family involved to build an awesome lemonade stand.

Summer activities for kids like this are great for teaching life skills  as well as DIY skills.

Here is a list of 10 lemonade stand ideas kids can make and create.

10 lemonade stand ideas kids adore

 

10 Lemonade Stand Ideas You Can Make With Your Kids

  1. Lolly Jane took a lemonade stand she found at a garage sale and spruced it up with fabric for a homemade sewn awning, added some paint and even added a chalkboard area for writing the price. Great idea for a lemonade stand on a budget.
  2. Apartment Therapy shared a deluxe version of a lemonade stand. Super cool and reminds of a barn. The skill level is intermediate and you can make it in a weekend. Once you get to her site you can click-through and view the step by step tutorial over on Lowes website where they featured it.
  3. Build a Dream has a lemonade stand for those who are on a budget and not DIY handy. This cardboard stand is adorable!
  4. Easy Homemade Lemonade from Happy Hooligans is what you should serve!
  5. Hostess with the Mostess has a fancy lemonade stand that is perfect for indoors, a bit fancy and also doubles as a dessert table.
  6. Love this canopy table top lemonade stand from an awesome DIY blogger.
  7. Accessorize and Organize shares how to make a lemonade stand from pallets. Lots of step by step pics!
  8. I Know the Plans I have For You shares a natural wood lemonade stand and printables and easy decoration ideas for the stand. (Love the coffee filter flowers for decorating it up!)
  9. Restless Risa shares the cutest lemonade stand made from a thrifted table and spray paint. I LOVE this one!
  10. Simply Inspired shares a cute wooden DIY lemonade stand. I love the wooden awning that she made and how she used a large chalkboard as part of the main attraction for the stand.

Do you have plans to make a lemonade stand this summer? Which one is your favorite?

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25 super fun road trip activities for kids

25 Road Trip Activities for Kids of all Ages 

 

25 Super Fun Road Trip Activities For Kids

Summer is inching closer. Are your ready for summer travel?

Traveling in the car with a bunch of kids can certainly be challenging. With the endless questions of “Are we there yet?”, and  countless bathroom stops, travel with kids may seem like torture.

25 super fun road trip activities for kids

I know that anytime we head out with our whole family everyone has to have a charged Kindle, books, and of course snacks! It would be great to have some other super fun things for the kids to do while on the road to keep them entertained!

Here is our collection of 25 super fun road trip activities for kids.

 

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25 Road Trip Activities for Kids

1. Keep the little ones entertained with these 10 Ideas For 2 Year Olds While Traveling – Crystal and Comp

2. Create this DIY Clipping Toy an easy entertainment idea for your toddler!- Kids Activities Blog 

3. Let the kids play this Road Trip Bingo. – Housing a Forest

4. Involve the whole family with this Travel Memory Game. – Kids Activities Blog

5. Your kids will enjoy creating this Travel Timeline For KidsHousing a Forest

6. Stock up with these FREE Road Trip Printables For Kids3 Boys and A Dog

7. Entertainment for hours with this Fun Activity Box For KidsKids Activities Blog

8. Lots of road trip fun with this FREE Road Trip Bingo Printable PackThis Reading Mama

9. Ensure your road trip fun even with Carsick KidsA Mom With A Lesson Plan

10. Keep your kids hunting for all kinds of things with this Road Trip I Spy3 Boys and A Dog

11. Your kids will have hours of fun with this FREE Road Trip Printable PackPlaydoh to Plato

12. Engage the whole carload on your trip with these Road Trip GamesKids Activities Blog

13. Have fun long car trip fun with these Would You Rather Questions For KidsThe Measured Mom

14. Go Soaring With Airplane Math on your road trip – Kids Activities Blog

15. Keep the little hands busy in the car with these Road Trip Drawing PromptsPicklebums

16. Give your kids a Friendly Road Trip Time Chain to help with those how long until we get there questions – Small Friendly

17. Gear up for your family travels with this Ultimate Road Trip GuideEDventures With Kids

18. Have a family sing- a-long with these Best Road Trip Songs – 3 Boys and A Dog

19. Allow your kids some over the road craft time with this Road Trip Travel MagazineCrafting Connections

20. Kids will enjoy this Road Trip License Plate I Spy3 Boys and A Dog

21. Build those literacy skills during travel with these Are We There Yet Games?Growing Book By Book

22. Give your child a map of your travels with Google MapsKid World Citizen

23. Make your road trip fun and educational with these 10 Tips For Making Road Trips EducationalNo Time For Flashcards

24. Get this Geography APP State Bingo and Road Trip U.S. for your kids tablet – IGame Mom

25. Create a Car Kit For Kids to hold all of their snacks, water bottles, and crafting fun – Delicate Construction

 

25 super fun road trip activities

Are you planning a big summer road trip with the whole family? Share with us how you plan on keeping the kids entertained!

More Road Trip Fun

Have a 2 year old? Here is a collection of activities just for them!

ten activities for two year olds while traveling

 

How to Make Silly Putty

I have wanted to make silly putty with my kids for a while now.

My mother always had silly putty on-hand when we were kids. All three of my brothers had tubes in their ears and back in the 80’s you were advised to put silly putty in the ears of kids with tubes when they would bathe. This would prevent water getting in their ear.

Remember the red egg the putty would come in? My mom always kept it in the fridge- until today I never knew why.

Last weekend I came across what seemed to be a very easy recipe. I knew I wanted to make silly putty with Borax, because I already have that on hand. 

I made the first batch of silly putty today, using clear glittery glue. Epic fail.

I searched and searched for another recipe online.

I made a second batch of silly putty using glittery glue following different measurements on another site. Another epic fail.

I knew I needed to research this further. Super frustrating when you have your kids excited to create something.

Here is how we ended up making it.

Third time was a charm. And I now have blue hands.

Silly Putty with Borax

Ingredients:

 

I know there is a recipe out there that must work with the clear glitter glue, but I could not find one. So, for this recipe we are going to stick to the white school glue.

Grab some plastic Easter eggs if you want to give this silly putty as gifts for school or church friends. Great idea, hua?

Did you know that silly putty was actually developed in the 1940’s when the government was looking for a way to create synthetic rubber? Pretty cool, right?

While this invention did not work for the purpose the creator intended, it did go on to be a toy, of sorts, that children all over the world would grow to love.

This not only is a great activity for kids to help you create, but the Science behind it is pretty cool and intriguing.

How to Make Silly Putty with Borax

Get started by mixing the 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of glue in a bowl.

Mix until well combined.

Essentially you now have watered down glue.

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Add in a few drops of food coloring.

We added blue- I think I did 4 drops.

Stir to combine well.

Set aside.

add food coloring to the silly putty with borax

 

Add the 1/8 cup of water to a measuring cup (it does not need to be warm or hot, straight from the tap is fine).

Add in the 1 T of Borax.

Stir as the Borax dissolves.

You will notice that all of the Borax does not dissolve and there is some left on the bottom of your measuring cup. This is normal.

borax silly putty recipe

Use a clean spoon to kind of ladle 1 tsp at a time, just the water from the Borax/water mixture.

You do NOT want to add the undissolved granules. We are going to ladle the water mixture into the glue mixture one tsp at a time to prevent those granules transferring over into our putty. 

AND, you do not want to add too much of the Borax/water mixture or your silly putty will turn to gel mush. I learned this the hard way from my two epic fails and further research.

So when you add the first tsp of Borax/water-  stir, stir, stir. You will immediately notice that some of the glue mixture will start to stick together. This is the chemical reaction from the Borax.

silly putty borax recipe

Add another tsp of the Borax water and stir some more. 

You will notice the glue mixture will lump together even more and get even thicker. Continue to stir.

I ended up adding 3 tsps total of the Borax/water to my glue mixture.

The silly putty was still a bit gooey and slimy- this is normal.

Remove it from the bowl and fold it and knead it like you’re making bread. At first it will be sticky.

You will see within a few seconds of doing this that it will take on the silly putty consistency.

how to make silly putty with borax at home

 

Super easy, fun and educational.

Your kids will love it!

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Use the silly putty as something to play with during your homeschool time, encourage kids to be create with it when they are bored, or use it as a gift for friends at church or school.

Do store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge so it will last longer.

Enjoy!

16 Super Cool Bird Feeders Kids Can Make

Spring is here and its time for outdoor crafting. Have you ever made homemade bird feeders with your kids? This craft is great for this warmer weather and the kids get to enjoy bird watching afterwards. They are so easy and super fun! Plus there are endless possibilities with them!

Use fruit, bread, popcorn, peanut butter and create a masterpiece. Turn something old into something new with some of these simple bird feeders ideas all made with things from home!

While you’re here check out all of our activities for kids!

16 ways kids can make bird feeders

Check out this list of 16 easy DIY Bird Feeder crafts everyone in the family can help make!

16 DIY  Bird Feeders for Kids

  1. Make something new from something old with this DIY Bird Feeder– Crystal and Comp
  2. Use your favorite cereal to make these Easy Cheerio Bird Feeders– Happy Hooligans
  3. Check out this super easy Apple Bird Feeder– Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  4. Create a birdhouse and a feeder all in one with this Birdhouse Bird Feeder– Momma’s Fun World
  5. Expand those fine motor skills with your toddler with this Bird Feeder Craft– Hands On As We Grow
  6. Use this awesome how-to for a Gourd Bird Feeder– Kitchen Counter Chronicles
  7. Clean out the cupboard and make these Bird Feeders with Fruit Scraps and Popcorn– Happy Hooligans
  8. Easy peasy Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder– Juggling With Kids
  9. Make these Bird Feeders from plastic lids- Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  10. Watch the birds eat from the window with this Homemade Window Bird Feeder– Teach Beside Me
  11. Create a tree tea party with these Teacup Bird Feeders– DIY Inspired
  12. Use up all those collected pine cones with this Pine Cone Bird Feeder– Therapy Fun Zone
  13. This Milk Jug Bird Feeder is a great way to recycle an old milk jug- Happy Hooligans
  14. Make fun shapes with these Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders– Juggling With Kids
  15. Use bagels to make these creative Bagel Bird Feeders Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  16. These Orange Cup Bird Feeders are great for squirrels and birds!- Happy Hooligans

Aren’t these bird feeders amazing! Incorporate them into your homeschool unit study, bird lesson, or an easy warm weather craft!

20 Super Awesome Paper Flower Crafts

Have you ever made paper flowers?

These are so easy and simple! Everyone including the little ones can have fun with this one. There are so many things that can be used for paper flowers including tissue paper, newspaper, and even cupcake liners!

These are so much fun and kids can really make them their own. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and these would be perfect little handmade gifts for a mom, grandmother, or aunt. These also make perfect teacher appreciation gift ideas! These can even be used to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Check out these 20 paper craft for kids!

20 paper flower crafts

 

Paper Flower Crafts

1. Tissue Paper Flower Crafts– Buggy and Buddy

2. Making Paper Flowers for Homemade Greeting Cards– Happy Hooligans

3. Tissue Paper Flower Art Activity– Mess For Less

4. Handmade Flowers using Coffee Filters and Markers Crystal & Co.

5. Pretty Paper Flower Bowl Mother’s Day Craft– B Inspired Mama

6. Vibrantly Colored Coffee Filter Flowers Fun At Home With Kids

7. Paper Plate Flowers For Toddlers– Happy Hooligans

8. Tissue Paper Flower Lollipops– Red Ted Art

9. Paper Flower Garland– Housing A Forest

10. How-To Make Tissue Paper Flowers– Inner Child Fun

11. Easy Tissue Paper Flower Craft Crafty Morning

12. Making Paper Flowers From Newspapers– Red Ted Art

13. Egg Carton Flowers Kitchen Counter Chronicles

14. Crepe Paper Flower Cards– Powerful Mothering

15. Tissue Paper Flower Napkin Rings– A Mom With A Lesson Plan

16. DIY Paper Marigold Flowers– Artsy Craftsy Mom

17. Cupcake Paper Flowers– Creative Connections For Kids

18. Torn Paper Flowers– 3 Dinosaurs

19. Paper Flower Magnets– DIY Inspired

20. Spring Flowers Made With Collage Paper– Buggy and Buddy

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The ideas for paper flowers are endless! Which ones are your favorite?

Kid Color Pages: Earth Day for Girls

We are really digging kid color pages  lately  and I am so happy to share them with you!

I recently shared a boy version of Earth Day color pages and I think you will enjoy this girl version as well.

Creating these color pages promoted me to find out some history and fun facts about Earth Day. The information is fun and I thought it would be helpful for us to share with our kids. While we naturally teach our kids not to litter, not to be wasteful and  recycle what we can, sometimes I think we forget other ways that we can be Earth friendly in our every day life.

kid color pages earth day for girls

You can print the six page Earth Day kid color pages for girls. Grab some crayons, markers or paints and create something gorgeous.

 

Earth Day started in the United States.

It was recognized worldwide by 1990.

 

Kid Color Pages: Earth Day for Girls

More than 1/3 of all energy is used by people at home. 

Turn off the lights when you leave a room. It really does make a difference.

Kid Color Pages: Earth Day for Girls

The average American uses more than 750,000 gallons of water per year.

Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth.

Kid Color Pages: Earth Day for Girls

Did you know that 14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year?

Never liter and be an example to your friends. 

Kid Color Pages: Earth Day for Girls

We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year. Wow, that is a lot! 

Collect rainwater and use it to water plants!

Kid Color Pages: Earth Day for Girls

It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones. Recycle! 

Kid Color Pages: Earth Day for Girls

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