Category: Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

The Power of Playdough

I thought it would be fun to set up a playdough bakery. I made some chocolate colored/scented dough and some lavender glitter dough. I also provided birthday candles, wooden flower decorations, colored beads (sprinkles), pie and bread tins, rolling pins,…

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3D Easter Collages

Art is always a hit with my kids, but especially 3D collages. They seem to inspire a higher level of creativity, allowing the children to build on, up, and around. In addition, 3D collages look amazing when displayed on bulletin…

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Colored Shaving Cream Paint

Colored shaving cream is inexpensive, and can be used in a variety of ways. It also provides a nice change from using traditional paint. It can be easily made by adding a few drops of washable water color to shaving…

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Shamrock Collage Craft

Some type of shamrock craft is a must for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the classroom. This year, we made these shamrock collages. Collages are a great way for children to creatively express themselves, and a simple way for mothers…

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Printing with Strawberry Baskets

This is one of my favorite times of the year; strawberry season. The strawberry stands have recently cropped up along the roadsides, meaning that you may have quite the collection of those little green baskets. Whatever you do, DON’T throw…

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Valentine’s Day Love Collages

Love is in the air! The children began their Valentine’s Day festivities by making love collages. After spying all of the colorful goodies to work with, they could not wait to get started! These are the materials that we used…

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