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
08/28/2012 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Group, Homeschooling, Inside, Pretend Play, Wood Crafts | Permalink
Here's a great way to make lightsabers for your Star Wars party or just for fun - pool noodles! Muddy Boots has the directions.
08/21/2012 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Group, Party Ideas, Pretend Play, Toys to Make | Permalink
3D paper circus Lilla A English translation here articulated strong man printable Appracadabra fire rings Maya*Made circus animal necklaces Flamingo Toes cereal box circus Pysselbolaget English translation here jumbo circus animal cookies Munchkin Munchies clown crafts and activities Katherine Marie free paper circus tent template First Palette juggling balls tutorial Maya*Made tea box circus train Mer Mag
07/24/2012 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Edibles, Family, Group, Inside, Outside, Paper Crafts, Party Ideas, Pretend Play, Printables & Downloads, Recycled Crafts, Themes, Wearables | Permalink
If it's too hot to play outside then bring the outside in with this fantastic pretend play forest! More pictures and details at The Artful Parent.
06/28/2012 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Inside, Nature Crafts, Pretend Play, Spring Crafts, Summer Crafts | Permalink
Visit One Crafty Mumma to get the details on how you and your children can design your own felt playscape!
06/18/2012 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Family, Felt and Felting, Gifts to Make, Inside, Parent Made, Pretend Play, Textiles, Toys to Make | Permalink
The summer issue of Rhythm of The Home is now up and as always it is full of creative projects and inspiring articles. Here are a few of my favorites from this issue: * learn how to make simple summer tents * * 3 easy ideas to make toys from your recycling bin * * create inviting playscapes in your own backyard * * make a summer garden book *
06/08/2012 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, All Ages, Bookmaking, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Garden, Group, Nature Crafts, Outside, Pretend Play, Recycled Crafts, Summer Crafts, Toys to Make | Permalink
Learn how to make a tipi from one piece of fabric at Lait Fraise. English translation here.
06/05/2012 in Activities, Family, Inside, Parent Made, Pretend Play | Permalink
I don't know about you, but I love anything miniature so of course I'm in love with this little camping scene created for imaginative play over at At Home With Ali.
06/04/2012 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Camping, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Pretend Play | Permalink
Ikat Bag shares a fun way to craft with cardboard and enjoy a bit of pretend play with their flat cardboard houses and buildings.
05/22/2012 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Pretend Play, Recycled Crafts, Toys to Make | Permalink
If you need a quick way to keep the kids busy then click on over to A Little Hut for a free dollhouse printable!
05/17/2012 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Inside, Last Minute, Paper Crafts, Pretend Play, Printables & Downloads, Toys to Make | Permalink
shape toy made from a cardboard box English translation herePlay And Grow cardboard box carrier made into a doll cottage The Child's Paper block printing with cardboard Journey Into Unschooling giant cardboard yarn bobbins Sewing School kid-size Viking ship made from a cardboard box Living Life Intentionally mobile made from a cardboard box English translation hereWorkshop For Children cardboard box farm and animals inspired by the Draw Write Now book series Five Girls, The Army And Me cardboard arcade cabinet that really works Journey Into Unschooling cardboard box made into a scooter and more Ikat Bag cardboard box Nerf target Almost Unschoolers make a cardboard box submarine Se7en cardboard box village Se7en beautifully detailed cardboard box doll house Ikat Bag picture frame made from a cardboard box English translation herePinta La Lluna cardboard box flower art viewer The Artful Parent growing garden made from a cardboard box Jellyfish Jelly cardboard toy picture blocks Joyride With Miral child's cardboard box dressing table Childhood 101 slotted cardboard disc building toy Putti Prancha marble game made from a cardboard box One Crafty Mumma * click on the links under the photo to go to the tutorial * More in the archives! 18 crafts to make from cardboard boxes 7 cardboard box crafts
04/18/2012 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, All Ages, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Games, Gifts to Make, Group, Mobiles, Garland, Bunting & Wreaths, Paper Crafts, Parent Made, Pretend Play, Printmaking, Recycled Crafts, Themes, Toys to Make, Yarn Crafts | Permalink
plastic lid curtain Mother Rising imaginative play with plastic bottle caps Kids Indoors sparkly plastic bottle cap magnets Irresistible Ideas mobile made from plastic yogurt lids El Hada de Papel plastic bottle cap stamps The Long Thread make a plastic lid mosaic BluKatKraft plastic lid birdies Meet The Dubiens lots of game ideas to use with plastic lids Reciclando en La Escuela English translation here make pretend money with plastic lids Make Monthly spinning tops made from plastic bottle caps Creative Jewish Mom make miniature cakes with plastic caps, beads and buttonsAnne Farrell bead mosaic sun catchers on plastic lids Creative Jewish Mom milk carton cap rings with playdough and beads Love And Lollipops plastic lid and playdough pretend cakes Love And Lollipops bottle cap art magnets Paint Cut Paste playing card holder from plastic lids Ginger-Snap-Shots plastic lid ABC magnets craft Kiwi Magazine Online plastic bottle cap garland Beach Petals *click on the link under each photo to go to the tutorial* And even more crafts for plastic lids in the archives: What Can You Make From A Plastic Lid? 2010 apple craft with plastic lids make stencils from plastic lids miniature plastic lid mosaic
04/12/2012 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Animals & Bugs, Art, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Inside, Mobiles, Garland, Bunting & Wreaths, Mosaics, Party Ideas, Pretend Play, Recycled Crafts, Themes, Toys to Make | 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