Paper Towel Roll Firefly Craft for Kids

We were inspired by Eric Carle’s The Very Lonely Firefly to make this firefly craft using  an empty paper towel roll. This simple art activity provides practice in cutting, gluing and painting, and turns out super cute! Follow our Children’s Books Activities Pinterest board!   This post contains affiliate links.   Eric Carle is one […]

Tissue Paper and Cardboard Tube Flower Craft

Here’s a bold and cheerful flower craft for kids using tissue paper and a cardboard tube. What’s really unique about these flowers is that they can stand completely on their own and are the perfect size for little hands to hold. These bright, tissue paper flowers would be perfect for Mother’s Day, spring, or just any […]

How to Make a Rainstick Instrument

Here’s how to make a rainstick using a cardboard tube and some crafting materials. The kids loved making this homemade instrument and using it to explore sound! Follow our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!     Homemade rainsticks make a great craft for kids and a fun science activity too. The kids love the creative freedom of […]

Rainbow Science for Kids: Homemade Spectroscope

Make a homemade spectroscope with a few simple materials and explore the spectrum of different light sources. You’ll see all kinds of rainbows! This science activity for kids makes a great addition to a unit on light or weather and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day too! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     Light […]

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft for Cloud Observation

Make a pair of binoculars for cloud watching using empty toilet paper rolls! These cloud-themed, cardboard tube binoculars are perfect for a rainy day and would make a great addition to any weather unit. Are you following our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board?   We have had some good cloud watching days recently, so the […]