Kids Visors Inspired By Our Favorite Characters

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How adorable are these visors? With the weather getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to use visors for crafting! Our Super Visors Craft Kit comes with 48 white cardboard visors, non-toxic markers, and elastic. This is a fun group activity for summer camp and other recreational programs. Choose a theme, like movie characters, and have each kid decorate their own visor as their favorite characters. See the steps below for 10 different visor ideas we created from popular Disney and Pixar movies! Continue reading



How to Make Slime – A Safer Recipe for Kids

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Slime is the new popular activity for kids! In just 5 easy steps, you can join in on the fun. Experiment with different colors and add fun items like glitter and beads! You can also use this as a sensory experiment for kids that need tactile and visual stimulation.

There have been some concerns about using Borax as an ingredient in making slime, so we’ve got an alternative that is safer for kids – contact lens saline solution!

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz of Elmer’s white glue
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoons of contact lens saline solution

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Peanut Gallery Craft Activity for Kids

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This adorable craft idea from our craft expert Crafty Kate is sure to make kids smile! They can create their own peanut gallery using wooden craft spoons and just a few other simple materials. Kate shares some fun design ideas, like a rainbow, pastel colors, and bunnies for Easter. We love that this idea can be used for any theme or occasion!

Materials:

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Top 8 Velvet Art Coloring Projects

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Velvet Art is one of our favorite types of coloring projects. The raised black velvet borders surrounding various designs really make the finished piece stand out. This also makes it easier for children and older adults to color in the lines and create a piece they are proud of. Our Velvet Art coloring projects are exclusive to S&S. They are designed and illustrated by our craft expert Kate Algiere aka Crafty Kate! She was busy most of 2016 designing these new velvet art packs that we are super excited about. Here’s Crafty Kate’s Top 8 Velvet Art picks:

Velvet Art To Go

velvet art projectsThese mini coloring projects that I designed were inspired by the ongoing Artist Trading Card trend. With each of the 12 bundles containing 30 different designs, this pack really is great for all ages! Here are some fun ideas:

  • Quick Coloring Project – Use them as a quick coloring project to simply unwind – use fancy markers, gel pens, and glitter pens to add even more flare. The uncoated cardstock allows you to decorate with a wide variety of mediums from water based markers, colored pencils and even watercolors.
  • On the Go – The mini size makes it easy for you to take coloring projects on the road! Great for a Field Trip craft. The pack also comes with metal binder rings for convenient carrying.
  • Trading Cards – Trade the finished cards with friends, family, teachers, and more! Each card comes with a space on the back for your name and date. You can also keep a set for yourself to develop a personal collection of color palettes as you experiment with various mediums to use as a reference for larger coloring projects. Continue reading


Educational Activities Using Wooden Paint Sticks

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New Favorite Product Alert! I love our new wooden paint sticks pack. Not the actual sticks by themselves, but the possibilities of activities and crafts you can use them for. Paint sticks are great to use for organization, classroom lessons and of course an unbelievable amount of fun DIY crafts. Here is a list of my favorites from the following categories: Educational Lessons, Organization Ideas, and Crafts.

Educational Lessons with Paint Sticks

Creative Learning:

Identifying the planets in our solar system and what they look like is easy with this paint stick solar system lesson from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. You can even have children paint them! There are so many ideas that stem from an activity like this besides using our solar system. Imagine identifying food groups and the foods in them with vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy. Math lessons using factor families and having the clothespins be the multiplier. So many opportunities to connect children with what they are learning in a fun and visual way.

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