Free Kids Crafts http://www.freekidscrafts.com A New Craft Every Day Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:01:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Shamrock Pencil Toppers http://www.freekidscrafts.com/shamrock-pencil-toppers/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/shamrock-pencil-toppers/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:01:19 +0000 http://www.freekidscrafts.com/?p=8538 Have the kids make Shamrock Pencil Toppers  to celebrate St.

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Have the kids make Shamrock Pencil Toppers  to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. These happy smiling pencils will make the kids smile as they work through their lessons of the day.

Trivia:  The shamrock is a three-leaved clover; the plant was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. It has subsequently become a national symbol of Ireland. The word comes from seamróg, the Irish name for the plant.

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Fuzzy Valentine Cheese Balls http://www.freekidscrafts.com/fuzzy-valentine-cheese-balls/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/fuzzy-valentine-cheese-balls/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:01:27 +0000 http://www.freekidscrafts.com/?p=8423 Kids can help make these Fuzzy Valentine Cheese Balls for

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Kids can help make these Fuzzy Valentine Cheese Balls for your Valentine’s Day festivities. The only problem with edible crafts is the kids may eat more than they make for the party, but then craft time is fun time.

Why not plan a Valentine Party where crafts are the featured entertainment. Nothing has to be perfect and kids having fun is the rule of the day.

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Fortune Cookie Valentine Pins http://www.freekidscrafts.com/fortune-cookie-valentine-pins/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/fortune-cookie-valentine-pins/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:01:47 +0000 http://www.freekidscrafts.com/?p=8412 Here is a Valentine craft that kids of all ages

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Here is a Valentine craft that kids of all ages will enjoy making and giving. So have the kids “take out” their creative hats and dish up some special Valentine wishes for friends and family.

Trivia:It is said that Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting while in prison. It is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl — who may have been his jailor’s daughter — who visited him in jail. It is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today.

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Seaside Plate http://www.freekidscrafts.com/seaside-plate/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/seaside-plate/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:01:17 +0000 What could be more fun for the kids than bringing the

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What could be more fun for the kids than bringing the seashore home with this fun Seaside Plate craft.

Trivia: The largest pleasure beach in the world is Virginia Beach (Virginia, U.S.), at almost 28 miles (or 45 kilometers).

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Paper Plate Mouse http://www.freekidscrafts.com/paper-plate-mouse/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/paper-plate-mouse/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:01:18 +0000 http://www.freekidscrafts.com/?p=9125 Have the kids turn those inexpensive paper plates into this

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Have the kids turn those inexpensive paper plates into this cute and easy Paper Plate Mouse. This project is a good one for even the youngest crafters.

Trivia: In the 1st–2nd century B.C. the practice of packaging edibles in “paper” begins in China when sheets of treated mulberry bark are used to wrap foods.

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Recycled Animals http://www.freekidscrafts.com/recycled-animals/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/recycled-animals/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:01:15 +0000 We throw away thousands of plastic bottles every day. Here’s

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We throw away thousands of plastic bottles every day. Here’s an opportunity to give them a second life  as Recycled Animals and teach children the importance of recycling at the same time.

Trivia: By using reusable drink containers an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable bottles per year.

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Egg Carton Owl http://www.freekidscrafts.com/egg-carton-owl/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/egg-carton-owl/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:01:23 +0000 Whooo wouldn’t love to make this delightful Egg Carton Owl!

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Whooo wouldn’t love to make this delightful Egg Carton Owl! Let kids make a whole family of these owl crafts to decorate the party buffet. Did you know that a gathering of owls is called a parliament?

Trivia: A Great  Horned Owl weighs about 3 ½ – 4 pounds. Its two eyes together weigh about 25.7 grams (almost an ounce), more than the eyes of a 200-pound human.

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Button Man http://www.freekidscrafts.com/button-man/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/button-man/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:01:15 +0000 Button , button, who’s got the button? You’ll hope you

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Button , button, who’s got the button? You’ll hope you have lots of them when you see this Button Man craft. This prize winning project was made by Marianne Kirby who is a writer and artist living in Orlando, Florida. She loves repurposing found objects and rescuing old furniture.

Trivia: The word button is from the French word bouton, meaning bud or knob – buttons, as ornaments, date back several thousand years.

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Victorian Paper Doily Flower http://www.freekidscrafts.com/victorian-paper-doily-flower/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/victorian-paper-doily-flower/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:01:59 +0000 http://www.freekidscrafts.com/?p=9110 This charming Victorian Paper Doily Flower is perfect for the

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This charming Victorian Paper Doily Flower is perfect for the kids to make as a pin or a hair accessory. You could also use it to decorate a package or a picture frame for someone special. You can probably find some great paper doilies at the Dollar Store for this craft.

Trivia: The earliest known fibula (meaning “brooch”) was used to fasten clothing by the Mycenaean civilization in Greece around 1100 BC.

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Froggie Baseball Hat http://www.freekidscrafts.com/froggie-baseball-hat/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/froggie-baseball-hat/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:01:27 +0000 http://www.freekidscrafts.com/?p=9115 This cute Froggie Baseball Hat will become a style setter

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This cute Froggie Baseball Hat will become a style setter for the pee wee crowd. It’s a fun project that can be worn with pride by it’s creator when all the work is done.

Trivia: A frog  completely sheds its skin about once a week. After it pulls off the old, dead skin, the frog usually eats it.

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Fuzzy Headed Pencil http://www.freekidscrafts.com/fuzzy-headed-pencil/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/fuzzy-headed-pencil/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:01:40 +0000 http://www.freekidscrafts.com/?p=9133 This Fuzzy Headed Pencil will put a smile on any

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This Fuzzy Headed Pencil will put a smile on any child’s face, especially when he can brag that he made it himself. All it takes is a few scraps of craft materials and some glue. This could also make a fun party favor.

Trivia: The average pencil can be sharpened 17 times, write 45,000 words or draw a line 35 miles long.

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Make A Picnic Caddy http://www.freekidscrafts.com/make-a-picnic-caddy/ http://www.freekidscrafts.com/make-a-picnic-caddy/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:01:28 +0000 http://www.freekidscrafts.com/?p=9106 Help the kids Make A Picnic Caddy for your next

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Help the kids Make A Picnic Caddy for your next outdoor BBQ. They will be so proud of their contribution to the festivities and will insist on keeping it for next summer too.

Trivia: In the year 2000, a 600-mile-long picnic took place in France on July 14 to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new millennium.

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