Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Crayons, Crafts and Coloring Oh My!

"Every child is an artist; the problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up."
                                       ~ Pablo Picasso

If you subscribe to my bi-monthly newsletter you know that along with the stories, curriculum, etc., I also highlight various craft and activities links. While there is a google search tool on the newsletter site I have categorized and compiled them here as another way for you to access them easily.

So get out the paper, paint, crayons and glue and help your students make something beautiful!


Airplane Coloring Page -
High Flying Airplane Bookmark -
10 Paper Airplanes – Ten easy to fold airplanes with video instructions.


Jungle Tiger Activities -
Tiger Mask to Cut and Color -
Aesop’s Fables coloring book pages. Bats, birds, fox, hare and more are just waiting to be brought to colorful life!
Dalmation Cookie Bank  
CD Dog -
Puppy Coloring Page -


Apple Activities & Crafts for Kids -
Autumn Tree Craft -
Paper Bag Trees -
Scarecrow Craft -
Word Jumble -
Fall Word Search -
Autumn Coloring Pages -
Build A Tree Leaf by Leaf -
Paper Bag Trees -

APRIL FOOLS - Strut your stuff on April Fool’s Day with this Jolly Jester’s Hat at and tons of Easter coloring pages to keep you coloring in or out of the lines!


Back to School bookmarks your students can print out and color -
September Bulletin Board Project - Welcome your students back to school in style!
Teacher’s Survival Kit – School is in session and the teachers in your child’s life will love you for thinking of them. Put together this easy and charming “survival kit” and add a smile to their year!
KinderArt - A Bulletin Board of Spring Flowers - Ages K - 6
Bug Jars - Children will learn to look at the details of bugs and plants as they learn about symmetry and asymmetry. This is a craft and lesson plan all in one!
How to Plan a Scarecrow Storytime -
KinderArt - A Bulletin Board of Spring Flowers - Ages K - 6


O la la…some crafts to help you celebrate. Build an Eiffel Tower  
or Arc de Triomphe


Happy Feather’s Day -
Easy Bird Feeder -
Paper Bag Crow Puppet -
Bug Jars - Children will learn to look at the details of bugs and plants as they learn about symmetry and asymmetry. This is a craft and lesson plan all in one!

lack History Month Activities -
Diversity Banner -


Arthur Character Bookmark -
Bookworm Bookmark
Beaded Bookmark for the older students -
Curious George -
Scarecrow “If I Only Had A Book” -
Back to School bookmarks -


Chinese Moon Festival Coloring Pages – From the Moon Goddess to moon cakes, many choices to choose from.
Follow up with a lesson plan and activity on painting watercolor Chinese Dragons.  


Origami Star -
Christmas Tree -
Christmas Coloring Pages -
Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet
Paper Plate Poinsettia -
Christmas Crafts and Printables -
Gingerbread Man Ornaments - Preschool  
Holiday Origami - Spice up your holiday stories with two easy to do origami folds; a star and a Christmas tree:
World of Christmas – This link will lead you to a wide variety of games to entertain the children through the holiday.

CINCO DE MAYO - Say “Ole!” with these crafts and activities to help you say celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Mexican Bird Craft -


Diwali Diya Mobile -
Diwali Door Hanging - Traditional embroidered door hanging to welcome visitors and hopefully the Goddess of Fortune Lakshmi.
Diwali Coloring Pages -


Cutlery Wind Chimes - The summer cookout season is over. Here’s a clever craft to recycle all of the leftover plastic utensils.
Brown Paper Kites - For grades K – 6.
Milk Carton Pen Pot - For grades 2 an up.
Puzzle Piece Picture Frame - For grades K– 2
Earth Day Crafts - Dig around; there are plenty of crafts here to help you celebrate.
Earth Day Litterbug - Using recycled items help your students make their Earth Day litterbug.
Ladybug Rocks - Of course, my favorite!


DLTK.COM - Lots of things to make that special man smile on Father’s Day: Crafts, poems, printables, recipes and songs!


Giant Tissue Paper Flowers – Decorate with this lovely flowers. No watering required.
Handprint Lilies – Cute and easy craft for ages 5+.
Flower Coloring Pages – A garden of choices.


Enchanted Learning - Crafts and Activities for Flag Day.
For some extra fun, a word search and maze to celebrate our country's anniversary:
Word Search: - Lots of fun Fourth of July crafts to make your holiday sparkle! - It was said that Betsy Ross could cut a five pointed star in one snip of the scissors. Learn how to make your own star the same way.


Activity Village - A wonderful page full of activities, printables and information on Grandparent’s Day, sure to put a smile on your face no matter what age!
Coloring pages and crafts for Grandparents Day -
Grandma or Grandpa Apron -


Halloween Crafts - Bats, and pumpkins and vampires oh my! Lots of fun, spooky crafts to make your Halloween craft time as easy as saying, trick or treat! - Lots of spooktacular ideas for Halloween fun; activities, recipes, games, costumes, crafts and more. - Ghosts in the Graveyard – Using recycled egg cartons you can create your own ghostly setting. Suitable for all ages.
How to Plan a Scarecrow Story Time -


Menorah -
Star of David -
Window Sparklers, Star of David and more.
Milk Carton Dreidel -  
Easy Cut and Fold Star of David -


Kwanzaa Crafts for Children - Kwanzaa Crafts -
Kwanzaa Coloring Pages-
More Kwanzaa Coloring Pages -
Kwanzaa Placement  


Pinata - “One piñata tradition says: You go around life with your eyes covered, trying to find the good things and working hard to get them.” The original, traditional shape of the piñata is the six pointed star although today countless forms are used.


Celebrate Fat Tuesday -
Mardi Gras Coloring Pages -  
Mardi Gras Masks -


Origami Peace Crane -
Peace Lantern -
Peace on Earth - 
Sea Serpent Games and Activities - Lots of creativity swimming around these pages!
Mermaid Paper Doll - Children can color her pretty with your own paints and crayons!
DLTK 'S Holiday Crafts - "Crafts to help you decorate, games to help you celebrate, worksheets to challenge your mind and songs to sing together!" - Creative, downloadable coloring pages to complement the stories of Grimm and Andersen. Also, interactive pages for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, etc. Enough activities to keep you coloring outside the lines until the New Year! 


Bath Salts for Mom
Flower Doorstop for Mom – Just in time for Mother’s Day! - Crafts and gifts to make for Mom including Mother's Day, May, Arts and Crafts Activities, Lessons, Coloring Pages, Ideas, Recipes and Treats.


Activity Village - Make your own carp kite or origami to celebrate Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day). There are many other crafts, activities and printables to make this Japanese national holiday shine!
Children of the World Necklace -
Egyptian Crafts– A great selection of Egyptian crafts for all ages.  
Hieroglyphics Bookmarks – Two choices, one with hieroglyphics and another with a maze on the back. Mazes have been in existence since ancient Egypt, when Amenembet III built a funerary temple consisting of 3000 chambers.  
Japanese Kokeshi Doll -
King Tut Mask – Definitely for older children but this would be a wonderful art project to complement an Egyptian unit.
Hawaiian Lei Flower Necklace -
New Zealand Koru Art - “The koru is the Maori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Maori carving and tattoos.”
Origami Doll -
Peace Dove -
World Neighbors: Handprint Craft and Poem -


Children’s Activities for the Month of Ramadan -
Make a Ramandan Collage -

Leprechaun Crafts -
St. Patrick’s Day Wreaths
St. Patrick’s Day Word Jumble -
St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages -
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Printables -
St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages -


Frog Pouch Craft – Ages 3 and up
Frog Paper Bag Puppet – Ages 2 and up
Frog Paper Crafts – Ages 2 and up
Spring Crafts -  
Flowered Hat -
KinderArt - A Bulletin Board of Spring Flowers - Ages K - 6


Fables Theme: Preschool Activities and Crafts - “Visit a theme to find activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed related to Aesop's and other fables. You will find crafts, printable activities, and related resources.” 
Story Sack - ‘This is a fun way for parents and children to read stories together. Grandparents, teachers, childcare providers, babysitters and anyone else who spends time with children will also find these useful!”
Fairy Tale Crafts - From dragons, to princes, knights and wizards, lots of crafts to keep everyone busy.

SUMMER - Summer brings a bounty of fresh fruit so why not have some fruity fun!
DLTK Crafts – Lots of flavorful ice cream crafts to keep you cool through the summer months.
Danielle’s Place - A great site full of very creative, easy and inexpensive paper plate and paper cup crafts for kids.
Kids Summer Crafts and Summer Printables -  
Kinderart - Summer is tine to take the children to the zoo. Download some cute animal printables to keep your students and children roaring with delight long after the field trip!


Blessing Boxes -
Thanksgiving and Fall Crafts for Children -
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages -


Educational Valentine’s Day Crafts -
Valentine’s Day Word Search - - Valentine’s Day word searches, math puzzles, and more. - Lots of easy crafts to make your heart flutter for Valentine’s Day.


Veteran’s Day Activities - Coloring pages, crafts for kids, word searches and more.


Family - Tons of winter fun; crafts, games, activities, printables and more!
Kaboose - Winter clip art, games, activities and crafts to help warm your spirit.
Kinderart - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…Decorate your classroom or library with an array of beautiful paper cut creations.
Penguin Fun! Coloring pages, mazes, worksheets, songs, riddles and more!
Polish Gwiazdy – Beautiful paper cuttings that look like snowflakes but they have eight sides not six.


SoulSpace said...

Amazing compilation

Maggid said...

Wonderful, as always.

Jai Joshi said...

I love all these different resources, Karen! Especially how you've got so many multicultural ones too.



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