Puffy Snowman Painting


Our kids are so excited about snow and what better way to bring the snow indoors than with a Puffy Snowman Painting.  This painting is so much fun and the best part is that when you are done painting it, and it dries, you still have an awesome project, because it feels awesome- its so smooth, […]

Adorable Bunny Valentine Cards {Free Kids Printable}


Today, we have Valentine card printables from the Little Bunny series! These sweet little bunny free kids printables are perfect for handing out to classmates or even family members!  Your kids will have a blast decorating them, and they have the cutest messages. We love them! Little Bunny Valentine Cards: These Valentines from the Little Bunny series offer options for […]

Polar Bear Craft from a Paper Plate

Polar Bear Craft from a Paper Plate

While polar bears are certainly around all year long, we tend to talk about them more during the winter months because of their ability to live in arctic temperatures. This fun polar bear craft is easy to make and requires only a few supplies! Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft This activity helps work on your […]

Make a Wrapping Paper Roll Light Saber

Wrapping Paper Roll Light Saber

For a fun rainy day activity with your kids, make a wrapping paper roll light saber! After birthdays, my son waits for this craft since we have plenty of recyclable material to use.  With a bit of luck, we have enough material to make more than one lightsaber so he can have them in a variety […]

Toilet Roll Minecraft – Meet The Creeper!

toilet roll minecraft craft for kids

I have to admit this Minecraft character came about accidentally!! I set about making a robot and just before I attached the arms my daughter screeched “it’s a creeper”, so who was I to argue with that! After just a simple 3minute construction your kids will be happily crafting their toilet roll minecraft creeper too. […]

Zenkidu: A simple hand sewing project to make with your kids

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Want to sew this simple hand sewing project with your kids? It’s easy. Learn how to thread a needle, sew a running stitch and you’re ready to go. Eight simple steps and Zenkidu could be yours. WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE ZENKIDU: (affiliate links) Felt Embroidery floss Needle Pins Stuffing Wiggly eyes (optional) Hot glue gun (optional) […]

Mega M&M Emoticons

Mega M&M Emoticons

As soon as I opened the bag I knew I’d be making Mega M&M Emoticons. These candy coated chocolates are about an inch in diameter and are perfect for creating fun edible crafts. The yellow candies and some of the more colorful ones, like the red, blue, orange and green did too. I even used […]

Bunny Thank You Notes {Free Printable!}

free kids printable thank you notes from kids activities blog

Today, we are featuring the cutest little thank you notes printable from the Little Bunny series. It’s so important to teach kids the value of a thank you note at a young age, and these free kids printables make it an easy lesson! They even have their very own printable envelopes! ADORABLE! Little Bunny Activity Printables: […]

Free Kids Craft Printables

free printable bunny crafts from the little bunny series and kids activities blog

Today, we have free kids craft printables from the Little Bunny series! Around our house, my kids love to cut, color, and play. These free kids printables are perfect for them.  I just love the little finger puppets. I could play with them all day! Little Bunny Free Kids Craft Printables: Each craft is different and each is […]

Days of The Week Mural {Free Kids Printable!}

7 days a week mural free kids printable from kids activities blog

Today, we have free printable days of the week mural from the Little Bunny series! This is way cool because each free kids printables is a different coloring sheet for the days of the week and that all fits together to make a mural! Little Bunny Activity Days of the Week Mural: Create a mural with a classroom of […]

20+ Kid Friendly Ideas for Wax Crayon Art and a $1,500 Giveaway!

Melted Crayons Colorful Abstract painted background on canvas

Crayon art goes beyond just coloring!  Wax crayons are fun to color with – a staple of preschooler craft times everywhere.  In addition to coloring and crafting with crayons, we have collected the best art projects from around the web for you to enjoy with your kids! We hope that you will be inspired to take […]

How to Make Ribbon Flowers

DIY Headband Tutorial for kids

Every girl loves bouquets. At least my girls love flowers. Lots of flowers! We were blessed with several dozen “spools” of ribbon from Kids Activities Blog sponsor, Hairbow Supplies, Etc.  (use our exlusive coupon code:  KAB20 for 20% off your order)! There were SO many colors and patterns! Hairbow Supplies, Etc. sent a BIG bag […]

11 Creative Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids

11 Christmas Tree Crafts

Now is the perfect time for some fun Christmas tree crafts!  Who knew there were so many different tree crafts out there?  This list has tree crafts for all ages and will make beautiful handmade holiday decor. We found these wonderful Christmas tree crafts over in our weekly link-up, It’s Playtime!  If you’re looking for […]

12 Subscription Craft Boxes for Kids Compared

10 Craft and Activity Subscription Boxes For Kids Compared on Kids Activities Blog

UPDATE:  I wrote this last year and since then new subscription boxes for kids have been released.  I am adding to this list as they are delivered!  I have done my best to check out to make sure the ones on this craft boxes for kids list are still active.  There are now more than […]

6 Books with a Matching Craft

6 Books with a Matching Craft

Matching a craft to a book can make your reading come to life.  These activities combine a love of crafting and reading into something great.  After you read a book, make a craft to go along with it!  Here are a few to get you started. Today’s best blog feature, Kids Creative Chaos, is sharing […]

{Best Blog!} Red Ted Art

Mom to Mom: A Kids Activities BLogger Feature

Red Ted Art is on our list of best blog. I love reading kids activities blogs and have identified some of  the best.  Each Saturday this year we are going to feature a blogger who loves playing and crafting with kids as much as we do! Red Ted Art Blog This week, we interviewed Maggy, […]

Colorful Finger Prints Make the Perfect Preschool Fall Craft

preschool fall craft

This Preschool fall craft is perfect for little finger tips!  It is something that can be made at home to celebrate the beautiful colors of the fall season while also making a sweet keepsake of your little ones foot print and finger prints making it a treasured preschool fall craft. My daughter and I have […]

Painting with melted crayons: My Preschooler’s Self-Portrait

painting crayon

Our kids love to draw and have literally hundreds and hundreds of crayons over here, many of them mere shards.  We’ve melted the crayons to create “new” crayons, but today I had a new “plan” for our leftovers.  Several months ago I saw a post by Suzy’s Sitcom where she melted crayons and then painted […]

Playing with Paint: Weekly Activities Round-up

paint ideas for creative kids

Playing with paints is a favorite activity at the Quirky Kid household.  Just this afternoon we had our paint pens out creating more colorful clothespins (never have enough of them).  Here are some of the recent paint activities that we have enjoyed replicating through the It’s Playtime linky.  Each Wednesday afternoon we co-host a linky […]

Primary Colors Wheel: Let’s Make A Color Pie!


Mixing colors is one of those basic art concepts that children of all ages love.  There is great satisfaction in taking two globs of paint and creating your very own, unique shade of a new color! A Color Pie is a fun way to demonstrate mixing primary colors together.  Begin with a paper plate split […]

Easy Puzzles – Your Kids Can Make

popsicle stick puzzles

This easy puzzle craft came to my rescue last week.  I needed an activity I could do with a wide range of kids with different ages, crafting abilities, etc. We had a crowd at our house, the joy of an extra five kids to hang out for the day. Extra kids means extra fun – […]

Playtime Clay Craft

clay craft

Today’s featured activity from It’s Playtime is so simple! I love how Liberty, and her girls over at Our Creative Day, used air drying clay and nature items found around their home to create stunning ornaments. . . Many thanks to my co-hosts, for making this weekly link-up a lot of fun! If you are […]

Hairy Hotdogs: Cheap Kids Meal

spaghetti and hotdogs, hairy hotdogs.

Want the perfect babysitter meal for the kiddos? I mentioned that I recently found a deal on restaurant meals (Thanks Ebates). Now add the perfect meal for the babysitter to make with the kids and we have a terrific “date night” plan. All you need is pasta and hot-dogs. We broke the spaghetti in half.  […]

Tricky Treats

Tired of doling out the same old candy on Hallowe’en night?  Here’s a trick: turn ordinary treats into cute (or scary!) little ghosties. You need: bag of lollipops box of Kleenex ball of orange or black yarn black marker Instructions: 1.) Plug in a horror movie or set some spooky music going to put you […]