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
Astrid Lindgren: The Tomten
Chara M. Curtis: All I See Is Part of Me
Miriam Young: Miss Suzy
Robert Frost: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Mary Lyn Ray: Christmas Farm
Rumer Godden: The Story of Holly and Ivy
Sibylle Von Olfers: The Story of the Snow Children
Summer is the perfect time for kids to try their hand at making garden stepping stones. We Bloom Here shares a tutorial that shows just how easy it is so be sure to check it out.
07/27/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Creating Keepsakes, Family, Garden, Gifts to Make, Group, Outside, Summer Crafts | Permalink
Purple Twig shares how they made these sun prints featuring natural items such as flowers, leaves, and twigs. I love how they are mounted on boards with string attached so they are ready to be displayed at home.
07/27/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Homeschooling, Mother's Day Crafts, Photography, Printmaking, Spring Crafts, Summer Crafts | Permalink
Are you looking for a classic summer craft to do with the kids? Visit Cakies for the tutorial on how to make these kid friendly bead and braided friendship bracelet.
07/07/2015 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Bead Crafts, Family, Group, Summer Crafts, Wearables | Permalink
Fireflies and Mudpies shares this perfect summer art idea - squirt gun painting! Save it for a hot day when the kids are getting bored or paint with only red and blue for a 4th of July activity.
06/16/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Art, Family, Group, Outside, Paint, Summer Crafts | Permalink
Design Improvised shares a post about putting together a summer picnic for kids that has a lot of great ideas. One of my favorites is this string-a-treat necklace that kids will love making as much as they'll love eating. Keep this in mind for car trips and party activities too.
06/09/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Edibles, Family, Group, Party Ideas, Summer Crafts, Travel Activities, Wearables | Permalink
I love these so much I might just make one for myself! These sweet clay vase necklaces can be made and enjoyed by all ages and are perfect for slipping in flowers from a nature walk. Get the tutorial details at hello, Wonderful.
06/09/2015 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Clay Crafts, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Nature Crafts, Spring Crafts, Summer Crafts, Wearables | Permalink
Here's a wonderful way to record your summer vacation memories by making them into a mobile. Sweet drawings of favorite memories make this a keepsake that will be around much longer than some store-bought souvenir. Details are at Classic Play.
08/04/2014 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Creating Keepsakes, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Mobiles, Garland, Bunting & Wreaths, Summer Crafts, Yarn Crafts | Permalink
paint filled eggs via Growing A Jeweled RoseSummer is a great time to do those messy arts and crafts outside where the clean up is easy and half the fun! Get started with one of these fun ideas today! painting with ice - giant process art via Two-Daloo painting a sheet outside on the grass via The Pleasantest Thing painting with trucks (any wheeled object would be fun!) via Learn~Play~Imagine powdered paint and a water-filled spray bottle painting activity via Familylicious evolving process art via Meri Cherry painting on glass (Tip-add dishsoap to the paint for easy cleaning!) via Mess For Less balloon pop painting via Growing A Jeweled Rose painting with water balloons via Lasso The Moon squirt gun painting via Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
07/21/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, All Ages, Art, Experiential, Family, Group, Outside, Paint, Summer Crafts, Themes | Permalink
Fakin' It shares a lovely way to spend some quiet time outdoors by exploring the colors of nature and it's easy too!
07/07/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Camping, Experiential, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Nature Crafts, Outside, Summer Crafts | Permalink
Dabble Babble Do posts a tutorial on how to make these amazing chalk rocks. They'd be lots of fun to use but I think they're pretty just to look at too!
06/25/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crafts, Doughs, Paints, Mixes, and Concoctions, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Group, Outside, Summer Crafts | Permalink
It's summer time and that means it's friendship bracelet time! Dabbles & Babbles shares how to make one easily using a cardboard circle template that you can print out.
06/25/2014 in 12+ years old, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Gifts to Make, Group, Summer Crafts, Wearables | Permalink
09/11/2013 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Inside, Party Ideas, Summer Crafts, Wearables, Wood Crafts | 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