Christmas Tree Crayons

Creative Wednesday Don’t throw out little crayon pieces that are too small for the kids to hold on to. Use them to create big, chunky crayons. We made multi-colored chunky Christmas tree crayons but you can make solid colored crayons if you prefer. We even wrapped some up to give as gifts to our friends. Melting crayons […]

Columbus Day Ship

Creative Wednesdays Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October in America. Although there is controversy whether Columbus should actually be celebrated (we will discuss this with a great children’s book on Saturday) Columbus Day is a federal holiday. In preparation for the holiday here is a simple craft to do with young […]

Straw and Pipe Cleaner Geometry

Creative Wednesday Teaching shapes is fun. Using simple materials, my 8-year-old charge created squares, triangles, diamonds, quadrangles, and more. Older kids can be more creative and make 3-D shapes such as cubes. Build them, take them apart, and start all over again. You Will Need: Pipe Cleaners Straws Safety Scissors What to Do: Show the […]

Walking Water Science

Creative Wednesdays Here’s an easy science experiment with simple ingredients found in everyone’s kitchen. We found that cheap, non-absorbent paper towels actually work better. Try the experiment with different types of paper products (such as napkins or toilet paper) and glass containers (such as test tubes or mason jars) to see which works best. You […]

I Love You to Pieces

Valentine’s Day Project Here is a super easy project to let your nanny kids of any age make for their parents and friends for Valentine’s Day. You Will Need: White, red and pink paper White glue Paint brush Marker What to Do: 1. Tear up pieces of red and pink shades of paper. 2. With […]

Glitter Slime

Science Fun Kids love science. Kids love slime. Summer is a great time to make glitter slime since you can make this project outside in the nice weather. I recommend making glitter slime outside since glitter can be messy. In this project the sodium borate in the liquid starch mixes with the polyvinyl-acetate (PVA) glue […]

Father’s Day Shirt Cards

Creative Wednesdays Fathers Day is on the third Sunday of June in America. You don’t need to buy expensive gifts for your employer for Father’s Day. Instead, make this very simple and inexpensive card with the kids to give to their father. You Will Need: Brightly Colored Card Stock Buttons Scissors Glue Ruler Pencil What […]

Flower Mother’s Day Card

Creative Wednesdays I saw the cutest video How to Make a Rose Love Letter by Nailed It that inspired me to help my nanny kids make for their Mother and Grandmothers for Mother’s Day. The cards look like hearts at first. But after removing the paper clip bee the card opens into a flower. I […]

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 […]