If your kids like scaly, slithery snakes, this is a perfect craft! Great as a party favor, gift, or a fun day at home, cork snakes are made out of wine corks, brads, and eye hook screws. They are fun to put together and even more fun to play with. I'm sure your snake-loving friends will slither around in excitement!
This is a fantastic twist on the traditional gingerbread house that doesn't require baking skills! With a few easy-to-find paper products, you have the base of an amazing and delicious house! This is a perfect craft for Christmastime -- or any time you have lots of candy around!
Usually, the only time of year kids make houses out of craft supplies is during the holidays when gingerbread houses are in season... Not any more! Make a home for a favorite stuffed animal, doll, or puppet using recycled Chinese food containers!
Rockets are super cool! Not only do they fly high, they help us learn a lot about science, especially concepts like pressure. Unfortunately, they are usually complicated to make. That is why the Stomp Rocket is a wonderful craft! It allows for individual creativity, the hard work of constructing the frame, and the scientific understanding of increased and decreased pressure within an object. As long as you have an adult around to supervise and handle the saw, this can be really unique craft.
En garde! From pirates to princes and shining knights in armor, it's fun to play pretend with a shining sword in hand! But to save your play-actors from very real injury, we have a sword made of foam that are still exciting to swing around. Kids can have sword duels and battles, without as much as a scratch.
This is a traditional relay race, except it involves stacking a bunch of silly items. Kids love trying to balance and build, but be careful to stack quickly because if they topple, you'll have to rebuild before your team can keep going!
The premise of this game is almost identical to my game called "Cement Mixer", except it doesn't involve hula hoop. Themed perfectly as it is for a bunny, garden, or Easter party, Mixed Greens can fit just about any theme - all you need to do, is change the characters!
Because of their shape, jellybeans are certainly difficult to stack, yet in this game that's exactly what you will do! How many jellybeans can you fit on a spoon before they all fall off? Beware, the person that drops the beans gets none to eat!
This easy little game makes the process of opening presents fun for all. The birthday child is of course excited about opening gifts, but before he/she can, the guests have to find where they've been hidden! The added element of hide and seek makes the act of present opening a more inclusive group activity. This game is also perfect for Christmas or other holiday gatherings!
Evergreen trees and their pinecones are wonderful symbols of nature even in the coldest months of the year. They also make great crafting materials! With their different sizes and shapes, you can make critters of all kinds! Pine trees are common in most woods, so combine this craft with a hike and you've got a fun-filled afternoon.