Creating with Kids Archive

Notions: Outdoor Play and Nature Crafts

I read a lot of crafty blogs and have a lot of craft and kids activities come through my feeds every day, so I’d guess a lot of these Notions posts are going to

Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer with Learn with Play

Most people’s kids have been out of school for at least a few weeks now, so you might have already gone through all the standard summertime activities the kids always want to do. And

Tips for a More Creative Family Life from the Artful Parent

There are so many great crafty bloggers out there who share art and learning activities for kids, but one of my must reads is Jean Van’t Hul, blogger at the Artful Parent. Her site

Sewing with Kids: Getting Started

The girl, who is almost 6, is super interested in all sorts of crafty things because that’s her life. She’s long wanted to learn how to knit, and before her interests turned toward astronomy,

Make One-Cut Paper Stars from Kids’ Artwork {Iron Craft Challenge}

The Iron Craft challenge for this week was to craft something using paper, and I went through a lot of ideas before I came upon the plan to do some simple paper cutting. I

How to Make Plastic Egg Maracas

This craft came completely from the mind of the girl, inspired by something she saw at school. She was telling me all weekend that she wanted to make maracas out of plastic eggs with

Embossed Texture Plates DIY {Iron Craft Challenge}

The Iron Craft challenge this week was to make something involving the letter E. I was thinking about embossing, and then I remembered a big stack of cardboard sheets I’d recently acquired (they were