Make Slime! This one is easy. Just mix equal parts of glue and water and then add an equal part of liquid starch. Just like that you have gooey slime. The more you play with it the more fun it becomes. This acclivity causes the polymer chains in the glue to cross link with che ...more
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Okay, so it might be a long time before your young ones graduate from college, but getting them headed in the direction is as simple as having fun with them. This crafty paper gradation cap is perfect for an afternoon of fun with your kids, and it's easy to make. You only need ...more
If the foam calla lily is too advanced for your kids, and the foam violets are too much purple for the eyes, then try out these simple flowers. Make a whole bouquet of them with your kids! They are really simple to make, and only require these materials: * Construction paper ...more
Elephants are among the smartest mammals in the world (falling behind only us and dolphins), so what better way to decorate your cake than by adding these symbols of longevity and intellect? Mold a fondant elephant into life and onto your plate by watching this two-part video ...more
No child can resist the art of stick puppets, especially when it's a cute, little, cuddly cat. This paper cat stick puppet is perfect for a afternoon of crafts with the kids. There's hardly anything involved in the making of this little kitten head. The materials needed are: ...more
Any time is the right time for slime! In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to whip up a nauseating glop of green goo. It's actually a remarkably simple process, requiring just a few basic steps and materials you probably already have around the house. So get to work, and t ...more
This instructional how to video will show you how to build a traditional Japanese bowed kite that's simple to make and has great soaring ability. Just watch and learn to make a battle kite. For this project you will need: rip-stop nylon, wooden dowels, cloth tape, double stick ...more
Get ready to make the kite that helped discover electricity! Watch this instructional how to video and learn to make a diamond shaped kite. For this project you will need: garbage bag, wooden dowels, cloth tape, string, scissors, magic marker, yard stick, toothpicks and ribbon ...more
Making a shoe box wagon is a fun craft project for both child and parent. Learn how to make a shoe box wagon with expert tips in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 11 - How to Make a shoe box wagon craft for kids. Make a shoe box wagon craft for kids - Part 2 of 11. Clic ...more
Pipe cleaners are for more than just cleaning. They're a perfect craft item that can be used to make a variety of different things, thanks to their flexibility. And that's all you need to make some wonderful, colorful butterflies. A butterfly pipe cleaner is the perfect projec ...more
Foam crafts are a easy way for kids to have fun. Learn how to make foam flowers in this free video series about free crafting ideas. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make foam flower crafts for kids. Make foam flower crafts for kids - Part 2 of 25. Click through to watch this video on ex ...more
Even though this project seems easy for you, your kids will find it a challenge… a wonderful challenge that will keep them being creative. Their love of animals will keep them wanting more, and this lion stick puppet will give them tons of fun. See how to make the paper lion i ...more
When teaching your kids the art of crafts, it's good to throw in something useful every once in a while, something they can actually use and not just have fun with. A bag is the perfect solution. Everyone has a need for a bag, even kids. They can store all of their other paper ...more
Hello, my name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. Now we're going to talk about group competition games. These make the party worth while. For example; if you have let's say ...more
This video shows you how to make slime, flubber or goop. Take two ounces of glue and one quarter cup of water. Pour the water into the glue and stir the mixture. Pour in a few drops of paint and keep stirring. The more paint you add, the darker it will be. Take one quarter tea ...more
Ever wondered how to make slime? Now you can learn! Make slime just like they use on Nickelodeon for Halloween, pranks, or just to play with! So gather up your ingredients and get cookin'! We have used many creepy and gross things in the production of the Creepy Puppet Project ...more
In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to make a lava lamp as a cool science experiment for kids. For this project you will need food coloring, water, vegetable oil and antacid pills. Take a bottle and fill quarter of the bottle with water. Fill up the rest of the sp ...more
Teach your children how to tell time by infusing a fun craft project into your lesson! In this short tutorial hosted by Simple Kid's Crafts, learn how to make an easy paper plate clock for children ages kindergarden and up. Get your kids ahead of the curve through fun and educ ...more
This slime is toxic-free and can be used as either a kid toy or to make a great prank. This slime can be made in just a few minutes and doesn't require much for materials. Our video explains in detail how to accomplish this project with step-by-step instructions. Video: . If y ...more
Teaching your children a few homemade crafts is not only fun for you, but fun for them as well. It's a great way to spark their creativity, and animals are the way to their heart! This video will show you how you and your kids can make a simple paper monkey… a monkey stick pup ...more
Learn how to make a fun educational craft at home with your children with help from this free tutorial. In this short video, learn how to make a simple compass perfect for children ages kindergarten and up. In just a few simple steps, you'll be teaching your children how to us ...more
This is a great activity for children to develop some fine motor skills. The blueprints of the Santa can be found on the website. Just print it out and depending on how young the children are they can cut out the Santa or you can cut out the Santa. With the Santa cut out glue ...more
Boomerangs can be dangerous. Oatmeal containers aren't. That's what makes this kids toy the perfect build for school or play. After constructing this "comeback can" toy, you'll have a can or container that you'll roll on the ground or table, and it will always come back to you ...more
Make a balloon arch for you kid's circus themed birthday party. You'll have more fun than you ever imagined when you create this circus-themed birthday party for your kids!
This fun family craft shows you how to make a beautiful flower arrangement with your kids. Paper flowers are a fun activity and great gift for grandma, mom or a little girl friend! Watch this how to video tutorials to learn about making tissue paper flowers with your children.
This video teaches you how to make homemade playdough through a few easy steps. Each ingredient is a common household product.
Here's a quick and easy way to add some Christmas flair to your home this holiday season. These mini wreaths will be a huge hit. You will need: green pipe cleaners scissors ribbon craft glue a ring from the neck of a water bottle minature accents This is a really cute chris ...more
Here's a fun little hack you can try at home with your kids. The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to make this fun toy gun. It's a very simple and economical project. Tools and Materials: You will need the following: 1 glue gun (you can purchase these at your loc ...more
The calla lily is from the arum family, and is sometimes referred to as the wile calla. Also, sometimes the water arum. And these flowers can be made at home with the kids; a wonderful little crafts projects for developing creativity in your youngsters. To make these foam call ...more
One of the most fun activities when you are a kid is making something pretty to bring home to mom. In this tutorial, learn how to make carnations out of toilet paper for a fun kid's craft. Carnations make a great craft for Valentines or Mother's Day and are easy to make with e ...more
Watch and learn as 5 year old Brianna shows you how she makes play dough. Watch and learn how to make any color play dough you want.
Whether you're a teacher or a fantastic parent, this kids activity is a must for young children. Learn how you and your kids can create a wonderful and colorful paper train, perfect for a wall decoration at school. There's nothing to this kids craft project, except the followi ...more
Making Velcro-ball dartboards is a fun activity and good way to spend a day with the kids. Learn how to make a children's crafts Velcro-ball dartboard with expert tips in this free arts and crafts video series. Part 1 of 9 - How to Make a velcro-ball dartboard for kids. Make a ...more
Childcareland demonstrates how to make Play dough Christmas cookies with your kids in this video. You will need play dough, cookie cutters, something to roll with and a baking sheet. Take the play dough and manipulate it until it is soft and flexible. This is good for developi ...more
If you don't think an aquarium is quite right for your children, maybe some paper fish will do the trick for now. This video will show you the steps to making really simple paper fish on popsicle sticks, a sort of stick puppet. Perfect for the young ones. You'll need: * Const ...more
You don't need any snow to build this awesome sled kite. After some simple steps in this how to video tutorial you'll be soaring the skies in no time! For this sled kite project you will need: garbage bag, bamboo sticks, cloth tape, scissors, magic marker, yard stick, and a ho ...more
Here's a fun science project that kids will love, Floating Bubbles! Make floating bubbles with kids. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Take this year's Christmas cards to new heights by making your own unique cards! In this vido, learn how to make a pop out Christmas card with these easy to follow instructions from Leona of Artists Resource. Surprise your Christmas card list with this wonderfully inspired car ...more
This isn't your standard origami for kids. It's more like "craft-igami". The difference is the glue. Origami is strictly and art with paper— no epoxies required, but when you throw a little glue into the mix, it becomes the perfect kids project. This paper tulip flower is the ...more
Silly Putty! Putty that is silly! You can buy it from the shops but it is ever so easy to make your own homemade putty. Resident VJ scientist Mike the gorilla shows us his technique. Make silly putty for kids. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Although most people won't see a penguin in its natural environment, they're still a wonderfully captivating animal that the kids just can't get enough of. So, make sure you and your kids get over to the zoo and check some penguins out, then go home and create some penguins of ...more
In the video 8-year-old Emma makes the play dough. The ingredients needed for the play dough are flour, water, salt, oil, cream of tartar, and some food coloring to give it the color. She places all the ingredients in a pan and mixes them together with a wire whisk. Then she ...more
Sakura. What is it? If you don't know, your kids probably don't know, but they will after you teach them the meaning behind the word while sitting down to an afternoon of craft making. the Sakura is the Japanese flowering cherry, and you can teach your young ones all about it ...more
10 self-explanatory project ideas you can expand on to bring your kids fun for less!
Explore your kid's creativity with crafts! Learn how to make bunny, Batman, pirate, butterfly, and many more masks out of foam in this free crafting video series. Part 1 of 23 - How to Make foam masks for kid's crafts. Make foam masks for kid's crafts - Part 2 of 23. Click thr ...more
Small umbrellas are perfect for martinis and cocktails, but your kids don't have to know that. But this variation of the mini umbrellas aren't the kind you'd like to stick in your drink, but the kind your kids can have tons of fun with. They're cute, easy to make, and a fun af ...more
There is nothing better than getting your kids involved in the kitchen. This how to video shows you how to make edible peanut butter play dough. Now your kids can play with their food. All you need for this peanut butter play dough is: 1 cup of peanut butter 1/2 cup of honey ...more
This is kind of like origami, except there is some glue involved, which diehard origamists would call cheating, but when it comes to your children, it's the perfect kids craft that they can enjoy year round! Making colorful paper bracelets is easy and fun for both you and your ...more
Use two tin cans and wire to make a toy telephone for a child.
Kids love chickens, even when they aren't on the dinner plates. That's why this crafty paper chicken project is perfect for them. Use this video to learn how to make the chicken out of paper, then show your kids how to do it. It could be an afternoon full of fun for them (and ...more
Violets are great for any occasion, even when it comes to the kids. Creating homemade violet crafts is the perfect activity for you and your children. It's great for getting your kids into the creative world. This video will show you how to make foam violets with the kids. You ...more
Tutus are a fun part of childhood for many little girls, and in this tutorial, you will learn how to make a no-sew tutu with your kids. This skirt is super easy to make and your daughter will enjoy doing it. Kids have so much more fun wearing something that they had a hand in ...more
If you don't want to be something scary or creepy for Halloween, how about going as a cute little kitty cat instead? This is primarily for children, and shows you how to make your child up to look like a cat. Meow!
Another adorable craft you can make with your little ones is a paper caterpillar. The best part about this little guy is that he's flat and perfect for hanging on the refrigerator with all of your kids' other masterpieces! This craft is cheap and easy to make and will definit ...more
Lynn Snodgrass shows how to make chimes by using small clay pots and popsicle sticks. You can tie them together by using plastic string or regular garden string. The pots can be decorated with paint or you can apply stickers to the pots. 1. Use the sticks tied with the string ...more
Jewelry making may be too advanced for your young ones, but these wire rings are the exception. It's the perfect project for your kids, and it's easy and fun. There's hardly any materials involved in making this wire rings, and your girls will wear them forever! At least, unti ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a bling bling dog tag necklace with crystal flatbacks. This is a great project to do with kids!
Watch this video to learn how to make a Native American rattle. Easy & cool project to do with kids.
Looking for a creative activity to do with your children? Look no further. In this video, learn how to make adorable "little people" out of clothespins. These clothespin people are perfect decorations for your next family gathering or as one-of-a-kind gifts.
Watch this cooking video tutorial on how to make salsa - kids can cook! You will get all the necessary information to make this salsa recipe, including a list of all the ingredients needed, all right in the video. Jr. Chefs of America features original webisodes with kid frie ...more