There are lots of fun holidays to celebrate this spring. Can't think of any? Here are five of our favorites you and your kids are sure to love.
Jim Henson's "Muppets," well known for their Sesame Street appearances, are examples of marionettes.
Check to see when the next live puppet show is in your area! Then once you are home again try making your very own marionette below!
Straw hats often conjure up favorite memories -- of dropping a line in the pond out back, of walking through rows upon rows of corn in the fields, of curling up under a tree enjoying a favorite book...
Paper Mache Piggy Bank are fun to make, adorable to look at, and serve a practical purpose as well! Simply follow the instructions and allow your child to be prepared that this is a project that can take a few days 'til completion.
Paper that looks like hunk of marble? Your children will love the fun designs and colors created in this project! Place a few drops of each color into the bottom of the pan and have children stir the colors slightly to mix...
Use a pale blue and the resulting paper makes a great background for a seascape or a sky. Bright green can make a forest. Tan can be a seashore or a desert. Besides backgrounds, these marbled papers can be used as stationery or to cut out glue-on figures for collages, pictures and cards.
What child wouldn't love to feel the tug of the wind on a string? Kites have been mentioned throughout history for over two thousand years! Their uses have been extremely varied. Did you know that kites have been used in battles, as a fishing technique, for study of the weather?
Although most of us think of an apple as something to eat, there are several fun and beautiful craft project that use this versatile fruit -- stamps, wreaths, garlands...
Green shamrocks appear on St. Patrick's Day. Cupcakes at the bakery have green frosting. Even koolaid is green today! It's a great opportunity to reinforce recognition of the color green with your small toddler.
Bird and gardens belong together! Not only are the little feathered fellows interesting to watch and lovely to hear, but they help to control many insect with a taste for your vegetables and flowers. Attract birds with your own birdfeeders and homes!