Cold Weather Crafts: 12 Winter Art and Sensory Play Ideas

Cold Weather Crafts: 12 Winter Art and Sensory Play Ideas

When the weather gets too cold to play outside, it can be a challenge to keep the kids entertained. This is especially difficult for kids with a sensory processing disorder, who may not be receiving the range of sensory input they usually find outdoors. Sensory processing disorder refers to a neurological condition, which affects the way kids experience sensations. Some kids may be unable to feel sensations as intensely, or they may feel them more intensely than other children. This can … [Read more...]

Super Simple Crafts for the Littlest of Hands

Super Simple Crafts for the Littlest of Hands

Hello! A few days ago, I was honored to present at the INCM Early Childhood Webinar.  I promised I would try to post pictures of some of the crafts I shared during that webinar for those of you who might not have been able to take notes at the time. These crafts are perfect for ages 6 months through about 5 years old. 10 Essential Craft Supplies To begin, you want to make sure your cupboards are stocked with these essential supplies.  With these things on hand, you can do almost any of the … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: John 3:16

Sunday Snapshot: John 3:16

Here's a quick look at a recent craft we did in Children's Church.  I traced a plate onto a piece of card stock for the kids and then had them fill in the circle with blue and green paint to make an earth.  In the remaining space, we wrote a portion of John 3:16. Sample Craft Kid Craft … [Read more...]

Ladybug Potato Stamps (Art in the Park #2)

Ladybug Potato Stamps (Art in the Park #2)

We've completed our second week of art in the park and the weather has been wonderful! It's so great to see some familiar faces and meet some new friends as well.  This last week, we made ladybugs with potatoes, which seemed to be a hit with the crowd.  Want to make some of your own? What You Need: Small potato, cut in half Red paint Black paint Q-tips Black Marker Crayons (optional) Construction paper (we used this white) Paper plate (or something to put paint … [Read more...]

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Last Monday, we hosted our first Arts and Crafts in the Park of the year.  I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of numbers, so I wanted a craft that could easily accommodate whoever came our way.  The winner?  Paper plate flowers! This craft was originally geared towards preschool and kindergarten, but we had kids of all ages wanting to give it a try during our Arts and Crafts at the park program.  It's a nice one, because you can make it as simple or complex as you like. Ready to get … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Earth Day Crafts for Kids

10 Amazing Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Are you getting ready to celebrate Earth Day?  This year, Earth day is April 22nd.  Actually, every year Earth day is on April 22nd. I’ve compiled a list of some of the terrific Earth Day crafts and activities I’ve seen around the blogosphere, including a few we’ve done ourselves.  Hope you can find something to use either in your own home or in your ministry! #1 Earth Day Melted Crayons These super fun crayons are easy to make and are a terrific project for young and old alike. … [Read more...]