Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy Hanukkah Crafts!

Happy Hanukkah coming up on December 8th - 16th! If celebrating Hanukkah is part of your family's beliefs and heritage, we have some creative Hanukkah crafts, games, songs and recipes for you to enjoy with your kids.

Or if you are a teacher with a diverse group of students looking for some holiday activities from different ethnic or cultural groups, we have some cool stuff for your class too! Below are just a few of the Hanukkah holiday crafts and recipes from our site. Enjoy!


Pipe Cleaner Star of David

Dreidel Felt Magnet or Felt Pin

Dreidel Fun Foam Magnet or Fun Foam Pin

Glitter Dreidels and Stars

Hanukkah Mobile


However you celebrate this holiday season, be sure to visit The Idea Box for all kinds of fun holiday activities and crafts. Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite crafts or family traditions!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Crafts To Keep Them Busy!

A Very Special Turkey

While you are busy prepping, cooking and carving the turkey, as well as preparing a hundred other dishes, what will your little turkeys be doing? Gobbling up the free time by getting into mischief? Or creating something fun and slightly more productive, as well as keeping them occupied?

Here are a few last minute Thanksgiving themed craft projects and ideas to keep your gobblers entertained and content, at least until the turkey is done.

Fingerprint Turkeys
A simple idea using those adorable kid thumbs, some paint and markers - this turkey themed project can be completed in just a few minutes and makes an adorable painting to display or share!

Best Turkey Hands Down
This is another easy turkey craft that will delight your kiddos as they get to show off their "handy" work and their turkeys!

Fall Colors Placemat
If you are having company for Thanksgiving and planning for several little ones, why not let them help decorate by creating their very own fall colors place mats?

Turkey Hand Puppet
If you have a paper bag and some construction paper, you've got yourself a happy little paper bag puppet for little hands to stay busy and be creative!

Celebrate your holiday in style with some of our Thanksgiving and turkey themed crafts. Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite turkey day project, or visit The Idea Box for oodles and oodles of Thanksgiving Day projects and activities!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Turkey Lurkey Love!

CD Turkeys
With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, you may want to keep your little turkeys busy with some simple, fun turkey crafts!

I've collected just a few of my favorites for you to try this weekend or next week. You may need a go-to activity to keep little fingers busy while you prepare for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Finger Painted Turkeys
With some simple supplies, your kids can be making some finger painted turkeys in no time! This is a fun craft to do to fill a quick bit of time or even as a lesson tool.

Thankful Turkey
A great family activity and teaching opportunity, grab some construction paper and markers and draw a huge turkey! 10 or 12 days before Thanksgiving add feathers that say what each family member is thankful for.

Oreo Turkeys
An adorable food craft - turn an oreo, or two or three, into a sweet little turkey to enjoy on Thanksgiving or any time. Your kids will love creating these edible oreo turkeys!

Paper Cup Turkey
This is a fun simple craft that could be done Thanksgiving Day to keep all those little people entertained. Let them gobble up dinner and then create their own gobblers out of paper cups.

I hope I've given you enough turkey ideas to tide your little ones over until Turkey Day! These would also make cute grandparent gifts for Thanksgiving to show appreciation. Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite turkey craft or visit The Idea Box for more fall and Thanksgiving projects and ideas!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

More Punkin-Lunkin Fun For Fall!

Handprint Pumpkin Patch
Don't put those pumpkins away just yet! There is still plenty of pumpkin fun to be had with your little punkins, even though Halloween and Jack-O-Lanterns are behind us. Fall looks lovelier with some pretty pumpkins adorning your doorstep or table!

Our Handprint Pumpkin Patch is a great place to start to create fun fall decorations for your classroom, a bulletin board or just to record those precious little handprints on paper!

Paper Bag Pumpkin
Don't have pumpkins at hand? Or don't want the orange beasts about? Make your own paper bag pumpkins as an art project for the kids to take home or use to decorate your classroom.

Pass The Pumpkin
Our fall version of Hot Potato - gather your kiddos or class into a circle, turn on your tunes and get to passing that pumpkin around.

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes
A great way to entertain and feed your kiddos, make some cupcakes, mix up some orange frosting and then let them do all the work of decorating their pumpkin cupcakes.

What's Inside A Pumpkin?
A fun activity that could also be used as a teaching tool or lesson prop, kids learn what's inside their pumpkin and get to really dig in to it too!

Visit The Idea Box for more fun fall ideas or connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite pumpkin craft!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pumpkin Love and some Crafts!

Pumpkin Pie Craft
Are you ready for November, Turkey Dinner and Pumpkin Pie? Me too! I've collected some fun and easy pumpkin themed crafts and games for you to enjoy with your kiddos, to help while away the fall. Cooler temperatures mean more indoor time - what better way to keep kids entertained?

Pumpkin Patch Game
This is a great game for teaching manners, language development, money awareness, descriptive words and so much more. Visit the link for the details.

Musical Pumpkin Game
A combination of charades and musical chairs...With some music and a plastic pumpkin, you can play this game with preschoolers and older kids too!

Pumpkin Cookies
A fun snack craft for your kids to do - decorate their own pumpkin cookies. You provide the decorations, they'll provide the giggles.

Mr. Pumpkin Head
Like Mr. Potato Head only bigger! Set out your pumpkin with some washable markers, damp sponge and accessories and watch your kiddos decorate their own Mr. Pumpkin Head!

However you celebrate November, enjoy the pumpkins and play. Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite pumpkin craft or visit The Idea Box for more Thanksgiving and pumpkin games and ideas.
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