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  • Shoe rubbing monster
    Shoe rubbings: monsters lesson plan
    Today December 4th is Wear Brown Shoes Day. On this day every year people celebrate by wearing brown shoes. This fun day can be a great lead into many interesting activities that both you, your students, or your children will enjoy. This lesson...
  • Scrapbook Layout Paper Piecing Kids
    How to Create Kid Face Paper Piecings for Scrapbook Layouts
    Do you have a cute kid? Now, you can create adorably cute kid faces for scrapbook layouts to match your little ones. To do so, supplies needed include:- Natural colored scrapbook paper- Paper punch- Flower shaped paper punch- Cloud punch- Bow...
  • Fashion diva
    Accessorize for less the crafty way
    The need to accessorize goes way back. People across cultures use different methods to make themselves stand out or look appealing.Those of us in the United States do the same thing. Accessorizing can be expensive though, if you aren't crafty...
  • 3 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Day crafts for the whole family
    3 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Day crafts for the whole family
    Decorate your table, show your gratitude, and allow everyone to express themselves with these easy to follow Thanksgiving craft ideas and instructions. Great for friends, family, guest and children to do before and during your holiday.Many...
  • 3 simple papier-mache recipes
    3 simple papier-mache recipes to try
    Papier-mache offers creative paper-craft fun for everyone.Papier-mache is a medium employed in certain art and craft projects, using shredded paper and glue or paste to form sculptured shapes. In French, the word papier-mache actually means "...
  • Finger Puppet Man
    Creating finger puppets and storytellers
    Imagination is key to success some might say, as it allows the mind to wander, invent and create. For this activity,encourage your children to explore thier imagination as they come up with different finger puppet characters from basic craft...
  • Explore the daily lives of early American pioneers at Robert E. Lee Park
    Explore the daily lives of early American pioneers at Robert E. Lee Park
    Thanksgiving is almost here when we will see family and friends, feasting on turkey with all the trimmings. The holiday reminds us of the early American pioneers, such as thePilgrims. What were their daily lives like? How did they work and play?...
  • Spaghetti Skeleton
    Muscles and bones with skin all around for kids
    Now that Halloween is swiftly approaching, everyone who celebrates the holiday is decorating and deciding on what costumes they will wear for the day. Skeletons and bones themes are prevalent throughout this Halloween season. Many children are...
  • Easy & Inexpensive Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes
    Easy & Inexpensive Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes
    I do not sew. Yet, I love arts and crafts. I can make almost any costume my children ask for with a few safety pins and a lot of hot glue. As my children are getting older, my teenage daughter and I hand craft costumes to sell on eBay. Visit our...
  • Spooky lady
    You can make a black widow spider, with a web, using chenille stems
    Halloween is the time to tell scary stories. Some tales are true while others are legends. The female black widow spider, a creepy crawly creature, creates a web and kills the black male widow spider after mating. Then it wraps the male widow...
  • FYI Guy sign
    FYI Guy is now broadcast in Springfield.
    Do you know Jeremy Rabe? The quirky guy who has funky hair and his own television program. He does home decorating and crafts on this weekly show.He has been on a special segment on the KY3 Saturday news program. He has been available on line and...
  • Home made gift basket
    Personalize your gifts with a home made gift basket or bag
    The holidays are coming and that means gifts and gift baskets and bags. Whether you want to make hostess gifts for your party or give one big gift basket to family and out-of-town-visitors, it is cost effective to make your own gift basket or bags...
  • Fall leaves window clings
    Fall leaves window clings for kids
    With Autumn comes many changes. The weather is changing, the leaves are changing, school has started, and it's harvest time. Fall is the time we pick pumpkins, a childhood favorite; we make soups and apple cider; and children enjoy playing in...
  • The Best Rainbow Loom Designs
    The Best Rainbow Loom Designs
    These days, Rainbow Loom is the hottest trend. Choon Ng, created the Rainbow Loom in his basement as a family project in 2013 & it has become popular worldwide. Today, his company Rainbow Loom has sold over 8 million rainbow loom kits...
  • Crafts for kids - back-to-school edition
    Crafts for kids - back-to-school edition
    Fall is in the air and back-to-school has come and gone.Time to hang up the swimsuits and put away the sand toys, say so long to summer and welcome fall with open arms. With cooler weather upon us and more indoor play, it’s a great time to...