Jacqueline Briggs Martin: Snowflake Bentley
Robert Sabuda: Winter's Tale
Roger Duvoisin: Petunia's Christmas
Patricia Polacco: The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Al Dempster: Santa's Toy Shop
Aaron Shepard: The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
Sue Stainton: Santa's Snow Cat
Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Eve Bunting: Night Tree
Michael Brown: Santa Mouse
Lois Lenski: I Like Winter
Walter Rollins: Frosty the Snowman
Heather Conrad: Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations Around the World
Jim Aylesworth: The Gingerbread Man
Robert Barry: Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Margaret Wise Brown: A Pussycat's Christmas
A. J. Wood: The Christmas Hat
Chris Van Allsburg: The Polar Express
Colleen Monroe: The Christmas Humbugs
Alexandra Day: Carl's Christmas
Elsa Maartman Beskow: Ollie's Ski Trip
Wendy Pfeffer: The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
Nankichi Niimi: Buying Mittens
Clement C. Moore: The Night Before Christmas
Here's a perfect activity to make use of all those little crayon stubs we invariably end up with: melt them and paint with them! Babble Dabble Do shares all the details and tips, plus ways to extend the lesson.
06/18/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crayons & Pastels, Free & Fun Crafts, Paint, Process Art | Permalink
This beautifully illustrated travel bingo printable is available at Say Yes To Hoboken. If you don't way to make the wood chip markers, laminate the whole card and then use dry erase markers to mark off the items you see.
06/05/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Games, Printables & Downloads, Travel Activities | Permalink
Nature art and crafts are my favorite so I'm in love with this activity at Picnic! It's a free and fun project thatwill inspire your child's imagination and yours!
05/29/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Collage, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Nature Crafts, Outside | Permalink
After seeing the work of Javier Pérez on Instagram, Playtivities adapted his ideas as an art lesson for kids. Look for interesting objects around your house and use them to inspire some imaginative drawings. Click over to Playtivities for more details.
05/26/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Homeschooling, Quiet Time Ideas | Permalink
Made By Joel shares this fun building activity that just uses nuts and bolts and other random pieces from the hardware store or your junk drawer.
05/26/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group | Permalink
I love this snack time shape match-up activity at Chieu Anh Urban! It's perfect to go along with a lesson on shapes or a little quiet time activity.
05/23/2014 in 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Edibles, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Homeschooling, Printables & Downloads, Quiet Time Ideas | Permalink
This telescopic paper toy DIY at Mr Printables is a great last minute project or boredom buster. All you need is paper, a bit of tape, and your imagination for an image to top it with.
05/16/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Last Minute, Paper Crafts, Toys to Make | Permalink
Purple Twig shares this shoe box puppet theater that involves multiple craft elements that include the theater itself, the background and the moveable puppet.
05/12/2014 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Paper Crafts, Recycled Crafts, Theater | Permalink
Enjoy a sunny day and let the heat of the sun assist in this melted crayon art idea at Growing A Jeweled Rose.
05/12/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crayons & Pastels, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Outside | Permalink
I'm in love with this handprint wreath made so simply with newspaper and watercolors. This would be a wonderful Mother's Day gift! Found at Paperiliitin. Children can use a favorite rock as a base for these sweet beaded heart noteholders. The directions for this wonderful idea are at Schaeresteipapier. Beautiful paper mache bowls tutorial found at Happy Hooligans. Use your child's handprints to make flowers from felt or paper. Directions are at Make-It-Your-Own. A simple string of painted beads turns into a votive holder! Tutorial is at Pysselbolaget. Make a whole bouquet of paper flowers for Mother's Day with this DIY found at Ruffles and Stuff. These beautiful bookmarks were made by preschoolers with rubbing alcohol and Sharpies! A great gift idea found at Happy Hooligans. Puffy hearts aren't just for Valentine's Day - they're perfect for Mother's Day gifts too! Art Bar shares how these were made with a group of preschoolers but it's a fun project for all ages. Willowday shares a fabric design technique using melted crayons. You can use it to make so many things, how about a scarf for a unique Mother's Day gift? This sweet little bouquet of calla lilies is made from items you probably have around the house. Tutorial details are at Krokotak.
05/08/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Bead Crafts, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Gifts to Make, Group, Mother's Day Crafts, Paper Crafts, Papier Mache, Textiles | Permalink
I love this new toilet paper roll craft from Pink Stripey Socks - she turned them into flowers and cacti! Click on over for more details and directions.
04/30/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Recycled Crafts | Permalink
My Poppet has an adorable free bunny printable that can be used in several ways: string it to make a garland, decorate a takeout box to make a a cute treat bag, or use it to make napkin rings for Easter breakfast or brunch.
04/14/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Easter Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Mobiles, Garland, Bunting & Wreaths, Paper Crafts, Party Ideas, Printables & Downloads | Permalink
Martha Stewart Living (COR): Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share
Margaret Bloom: Making Peg Dolls and More: Toys That Spin, Fly and Bring Sweet Dreams (Crafts and Family Activities)
Jean Van't Hul: The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity--Includes over 60 Art Projects for Children Ages 1 to 8
Susan Schwake: Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages
Amie Plumley: Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
Marie Hablitzel: Draw Write Now, Book 1: On the Farm-Kids and Critters-Storybook Characters
Mona Brookes: Drawing with Children
Ed Emberley: Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book
MaryAnn F. Kohl: Discovering Great Artists
Deanna F. Cook (editor): FamilyFun Crafts
Petra Berger: Feltcraft: Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys