Team Sled Challenge – PE Activity Using STEAM

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Add some STEAM to your PE or recreational program! Challenge students to work together to create a sled using cardboard and duct tape, which they will then use to race the other team through a simple track or obstacle course. This is a great team building activity and can even be used for your upcoming Field Day events.

To Get Started:

  • Divide students into teams of 4-7
  • Determine if you are going to use a Team Pull Hardness or a Rope for students to pull the sleds.
  • Each team can determine how their sled will be pulled. Teams can have the rider of the sled simply hold onto the harness or rope, or the harness or rope can be secured to the sled.
  • Each team is given the materials below.

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5 Feather Crafts & Designs for DIY Lovers

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Feather crafts are trending! We’ve shared 5 of our favorite craft activities: quill feathers, dreamcatchers, watercolor, ornaments, plus DIY designs for your journal or canvas.

White Quill Feathers

feather craft

gold feathers

We have these white feathers in two sizes, small duck quill feathers and the longer quill feathers. We colored them with Crayola markers, then brushed them with water to blend the color onto the feathers. Let it dry, then you can add some details with fine point markers. You can also add sticky gems. You can also make gold dipped feathers and use them to create a DIY dream catcher mobile like the one above from Honest to NodContinue reading

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Party Animals DIY Craft Activity

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party animals craft activity

In this tutorial, we share how to use our Kraft Artist Trading Cards to make Party Animals! This is a super creative way to turn chipboard into a fun and entertaining work of art. You can choose to use your own pet, or any favorite animal you have.

Party Animal Tutorial

Below is the step by step tutorial on how to make a Party Animal. We used a rabbit as an example, perfect for Easter coming up in April! party animal craft suppliesYou can personalize this craft any way you’d like.

Materials:

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Top 10 DIY Craft Blog Posts from 2017

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Top Craft DIY Blogs

As we head into 2018, we thought we could share with you our top craft blog posts from 2017 to ignite your creativity moving into the new year. From holiday DIY round ups to fun t-shirt making activities, we’re sure you will want to add at least one of these to your crafting list in 2018!

Here are the Top 10 Most Popular DIY Craft Blog Posts of 2017!

  1. How to Make Slime – A Safer Recipe for Kids – Slime was the most popular craft in 2017! Learn a safe way to make slime without using borax.
  2. Sensory Balls – DIY STEAM Activity – A fun sensory activity using balloons and polymer beads
  3. Easy Paper Hyacinth Flowers – use construction paper to make paper flowers in just a few simple steps
  4. Tricks & Tips for Tie Dye – learn tips and techniques on how to tie dye, plus watch the step by step video
  5. How to Make DIY Galaxy Shirts – create your own shirt that is out of this world! A great group craft for summer camp
  6. How to Make Prayer Jars – a religious craft activity that helps teach kids the meaning of prayer and can be used as a Bible lesson
  7. Top 10 DIY Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids – simple DIY craft ideas for kids to make for their Moms on this special day
  8. Top 10 Halloween Crafts for Kids – make ghosts, pumpkins, and more of your favorite Halloween characters
  9. Diffusing Watercolor Masterpiece – a great project for art therapy
  10. Top 10 DIY Easter Crafts for Kids – fun and easy DIY Easter craft ideas on a budget

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DIY Doily Santa Craft for Kids

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Doily Santa Holiday Craft

Kids can make a doily santa decoration using a few simple craft materials! Use this as a fun group craft project or a one-on-one activity. To make this craft even easier, we have created a Free Printable Download with each shape. Place the color construction paper you need behind each shape and cut along the lines.

Recommended Ages: 4-7

Materials:

  • Doily
  • Oak tag
  • Construction paper
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Cotton ball
  • Marker

1. Cut our your pieces

  • Cut a circle out of oak tag paper for the face.
  • Cut 3 small circles, for the nose and 2 rosy cheeks using red and pink construction paper.
  • Cut 2 wavy shapes out of white construction paper for the mustache.
  • Cut a hat out of red construction paper.

Tip: Pre-cut the pieces for young kids and lay them out in piles on a table for easy access.

2. Glue the pieces 

  • Glue two wiggly eyes, nose, cheeks, and mustache to the face (large circle)
  • Glue the face to the center of the doily
  • Glue the hat to the back of the doily (this should overlap)
  • Glue the cotton ball to the end of the hat

3. Get creative!

  • Kids can add eyebrows, draw silly eyes instead of using wiggly eyes, add more cotton balls for a beard, glitter or gems to the hat, and any other fun craft materials they’d like.

Now you can hang Santa up!

  • Add a magnet to the back to hang it on the refrigerator
  • Hole punch the top of the hat to hang it from a string for a cute decoration
  • Glue Santa to a piece of paper for a background, then write Merry Christmas or use foam letters to spell it out!

Have kids write a letter to Santa after the craft activity to add to the holiday fun!

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