Fourth of July Crafts

Independence Day Fun In the United States is America the 4th of July is filled with parades, barbecues, and fireworks to celebrate the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Here are some easy crafts I made with my nanny kids  to bring with them to their local holiday parade. The finished projects may look […]

Shaving Cream Marbleized Paper

Creative Wednesdays It’s winter here in New Jersey and I need to keep my six-year-old nanny kid busy indoors. We decided to make marbleized stationary to use for birthday cards and thank you notes. There are tons of different ways to marbleized paper but the kiddo I care for just loves playing with shaving cream […]

Paper Lanterns

Chinese New Year The Lantern Festival is held on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year holiday. It marks the last day of traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. My six-year-old nanny kid and I made several simple and colorful paper lanterns to adorn her room in preparation for Chinese New Year. Here is how […]

Turkey Brown Paper Bag Puppet

Thanksgiving Craft I found this super easy Thanksgiving puppet project to do with the kids on hugsarefun blog. You can cut out the shapes to make the turkey for little kids or let older children trace and cut out the shapes themselves. Here’s what to do: You Will Need: Brown Paper Lunch Bag Pencil Safety […]

Toilet Paper Tube Halloween Crafts

Creative Wednesdays Halloween is approaching and no better time to start building the kids’ anticipation than by making easy spooky themed decorations. We just recycled toilet paper tube rolls and decorated them into familiar Halloween creatures. Here is what to do: You Will Need: Toilet Paper Tubes Construction Paper Glue Stapler Markers Safety Scissors Googly […]

International Red Panda Day

Red Panda Activities My youngest Nanny Kid loves visiting the red panda at the local zoo. Since today is International Red Panda Day she made a red panda out of paper plates, pastels, and paper. Click here to print a work sheet about red pandas, print out a bunch of free red panda coloring pages by clicking […]

Fabric Hot Loop Bracelets, Headbands and Pot Holders

Creative Wednesdays One of the easiest bracelets for kids to make only requires fabric loops and fingers — no special tools. Once kids feel confident weaving bracelets and headbands on their fingers they can move to a weaving loom to make pot holders and more. Here’s what to do: Will Need: Fabric Loops Loom and […]

Pasta Butterfly Mother’s Day Cards

Creative Wednesdays Everyone loves a beautiful butterfly and a sentimental poem. Just in time for Mother’s Day we made these simple and crafty butterflies out of pasta and paired them with a poem to make cards for my charge’s mother and grandmothers. If sending a card through the mail be sure to send in a […]

Fork Painted Tulips

Creative Wednesdays Spring is in the air and so are Spring flowers. There are 150 species of tulips with over 3000 varieties. Tulips are perennials, (lives for more than two years), and usually bloom for only three to seven days. We made some tulips with plastic forks and paint. Here’s what to do: What You Need: […]

Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree

Creative Wednesdays It’s Spring and when you look out the window what do you see? It looks like popcorn is popping on the Spring trees. So we made some Spring trees indoors on a rainy day with real popcorn. Before, during, and after making the trees teach the kids the song, “Popcorn Popping on the […]