Articles tagged with: kids

Jun22

Kids Camping Guide | Washington

Categories // Camping with Pre-Schoolers | Camping with Kids | US State Activity Guides for Camping with Kids | Tweens | Family | Kids Camping Fun! | Kids | Pre-School | Boys | Girls

Kids Camping Guide | Washington

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Top 10 Things for Kids to Do in Washington | Washington is a stunningly beautiful state, filled with plenty of recreational activities, as well as attractions and more.

Jun30

Paper Fans

Categories // Paper Crafts

Paper Fans


Supplies:
paper
crayons, pens, or colored pencils

Color both sides of your paper.  Then, starting at one end, fold the paper over by about an inch.  Flip it over and fold that same amount again.  Work back and forth until your whole paper is folded like an accordion.  Let it spring open and grasp it by one end.  This fan is perfect for waving at the Fourth of July parade - or for shooing away bugs around the campfire.
Jun22

How to Make Beaded Safety Pins

Categories // Nature Crafts

How to Make Beaded Safety Pins


You can add a pretty design to your jacket or backpack when you decorate safety pins with differently colored beads.  Make single pins to give away to friends, or line up a number of pins to make a block design.

Supplies

Colored beads
Safety pins (medium or small size)

To make a single pin, just open the pin, slide on the beads you want, and lock it closed.  For a block design, use a paper and pens to map out a small, square picture you want.  Draw a grid (or use graph paper) and color in the blocks with different colors.  Try drawing a tree, a campfire, a moon, or a sailboat.  When you're finished, open a number of safety pins.  Each pin represents one column (up and down row) of the grid.  Load on beads that match the colors on your grid, taking care to always start from the same end of the grid, so all your pins line up in the same direction.  Pin them onto your backpack!
Jun02

How to Make Hand Print Animals

Categories // Paper Crafts

How to Make Hand Print Animals

Appropriate for kids of all ages with adult supervision.

Supplies
construction paper
scissors
tape or glue
markers
pencils

Select some pieces of paper in colors you like, then use a pencil to trace your hand on each sheet.  With the scissors, cut out your hand prints.  When you have a number of cut-outs, sit down with your paper and see what animals you can make.  Can you make a turkey out of one of the cut-outs?  Can you use them to make a butterfly, with the hands as wings and an oval body cut out from paper?  How about bird's wings?  Try overlapping a number of hand prints and see what you can design.
Jun02

How to Make a Paper Bag Puppet

Categories // Paper Crafts

How to Make a Paper Bag Puppet


Appropriate for preschool and kindergarten aged kids with adult supervision.

Supplies
some brown paper bags
glue and/or tape
construction paper
scissors
markers
googly eyes, pipe cleaners, streamers, ribbon, and any other crafting material you have handy.

Open the paper bag and turn it upside down.  Put your hand inside and use the bottom flap as the folding "mouth" of your puppet.  The bag's bottom will be the puppet's face. 

Use your materials to decorate the bag, turning it into a puppy, a kitten, a person, a curious creature, or any other character you can dream up.  Cut circles of paper for eyes, ears, and clothing, and use your markers to draw on a mouth.
Feb03

Kids Crafts | Making Your Own Valentines

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Kids Crafts | Making Your Own Valentines

Share Your Heart With Your BFFs With a Homemade Valentine

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One fantastic way to really get into the spirit of Valentine's Day is to make your own Valentine's. These are great gifts for your loved ones, as well as your classmates. Use this fun holiday to show all those important people in your life how much you care about them by making personalized Valentines.

Jun30

July 4th Campground Invitations

Categories // Paper Crafts

July 4th Campground Invitations

Whether you're having everyone over or are taking part in your campground's July 4th celebration, you can have a great time making Independence Day invitations.

Supplies:

Paper
Pens or crayons
Other decorations
Tape

Cut each piece of paper in half.  Using one sheet, fold it in half to make a book.  Decorate your invitations with stars and stripes, and tape them on the RV doors of people you want to invite.
Jun02

How to Make a Leaf Rubbing

Categories // Print Making

How to Make a Leaf Rubbing


Appropriate for kids of all ages with adult supervision.

Supplies
crayons
white paper
leaves that you picked up off the ground
a flat working space

Arrange your leaf on the table so that it's fairly flat and looks nice.  Put your piece of paper over the leaf and use the crayon to color the paper over where the leaf is.  Your leaf will magically appear!
Jun02

How to Make Bird Seed Pine Cones

Categories // Nature Crafts

How to Make Bird Seed Pine Cones

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How to Make Bird Seed Pine Cones | Appropriate for kids of all ages with adult supervision. Feed the birds at home or at your campground.

Aug08

Official State Flowers

Categories // Flowers | Plants

Official State Flowers    Wildflowers

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire  
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Camellia
Forget Me Not
Saguaro Cactus Blossom
Apple Blossom
California Poppy
Rocky Mountain Columbine 
Mountain laurel
Peach Blossom
Orange Blossom
Cherokee Rose
Pua Aloalo
Syringa - Mock Orange
Purple Violet
Peony
Wild Prairie Rose
Sunflower
Goldenrod
Magnolia
White pine cone and tassel
Black-eyed susan
Trailing-Arbutus
Apple Blossom
Pink and white lady's-slipper
Magnolia
Hawthorn
Bitterroot
Goldenrod
Sagebrush
Purple lilac
Violet
Yucca flower
Rose
American Dogwood
Wild Prairie Rose
Scarlet Carnation
Mistletoe
Oregon Grape
Mountain Laurel
Violet
Yellow Jessamine
Pasque Flower
Iris
Bluebonnet
Sego lily
Red Clover
American Dogwood
Coast Rhododendron
Rhododendron
Wood Violet
Indian Paintbrush
 

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