A fun and simple craft for preschool age kids! Our new Color-Me™ Paper Finger Puppets come in 3 different shapes to inspire kids to create their favorite animals or creatures. They can be decorated with markers, watercolor, and other easy craft materials. The puppets are made out heavy weight uncoated card stock. The shapes come in a pack of 24, so this is a great group craft activity. Have the kids put on a Puppet Show after they create their finger puppets. Kids’ fingers become the legs to the puppets!
This activity is great for creativity, character development, and active play. Kids feel more comfortable sharing their emotions and feeling when using items like puppets.
This is one of our favorite superhero crafts! Start by painting your frame with white acrylic paint. Then choose which comics you’d like to use. We used comics from Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Green Lantern, Captain America, and The Flash. If you have a favorite superhero, you might decide to stick with one theme. You can use actual comic pages if you don’t mind cutting up one of your comic books. Another option is to search online for comic photos, and print them out on regular computer paper like we did. This way, you can scale them to size based on the frame you use. Continue reading →
One of the most popular craft activities right now is watercolor painting! S&S craft expert Crafty Kate specifically designed our new Watercolor Art Starters to appeal to a broad range of ages and abilities. The pack comes with 4 different timeless designs; feathers, seashells, ice cream, and flowers. Each design is printed lightly in a soft grey ink to look like a pencil sketch drawing. That way you don’t have to start with a “blank canvas”, but can have the flexibility and fun of personalizing it with different colors and styles! They are printed on 8″x8″ watercolor paper, and the finished craft can be framed easily.
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 →
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!