Free Printable Chinese New Year Activities and Crafts


Chinese New Year falls in late January to early February on the western calendar. This year is the Year of the Boar. Here are free printable activities, cut and paste crafts and coloring pages to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Read more

Free Printable Winter Crafts, Cut and Paste, Activities


Free Printable Winter Crafts Get your printers warmed up for loads of fun and learning with free printable winter activities. Winter is a great time to study weather, snowflakes, ice, snow, water cycle, earth science and nature. Use these free printable activities, cut and paste crafts, lesson plans and games for your students. Read more

Lent Ash Wednesday Craft- Tablecloth


Ash Wednesday signals the beginning of lent. Lent is the penitential period in Christianity which takes us up to Easter Vigil. We practice prayer, fasting and sacrifice. We pray the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary and the stations of the cross. We try to follow Our Lord in His sufferings. Here's a craft for Ash Wednesday and Lent. Create a special family tablecloth or altar cloth for your church. Read more

Homemade Treasure Box


Create a Valentine's treasure box easily with all green recycled materials. Use any theme you like with wallpaper samples and scraps, leftover wrapping paper, magazines, greeting cards and more recycled materials. All you need to learn is little craft trick called decoupage! Fun for all ages! Use for school, home, day care, senior centers, nursing homes and scout troop projects. For a complete how-to guide, click here...

Easy, Inexpensive Valentines Day Crafts


Oriental Trading has been a leading supplier of inexpensive craft supplies for years. The cool thing about Oriental Trading is that craft kits come in sets of 12. Supplies are all counted out and instructions included. Oriental Trading crafts kits make excellent party and classroom activities. Every holiday features useful inexpensive crafts sets. Many of the crafts are useful and make nice gifts. You can paint, bead, glue, sew and assemble all kinds of goodies. Make hats, tee-shirts, jewelry, mugs, photo frames, and more! For the youngest crafters, OTC features color-your-own toys and craft activities. You can purchase dozens of holiday craft kits for $-$6 for a set of twelve. Check out their after-Christmas clearances for loads of craft sets priced at 12 for $1-$2! Read more for Valentines Day crafts...

Ash Wednesday Craft Project


Ash Wednesday approaches for Christians. In 2009, Ash Wednesday falls later in the year than usual, on February 25 (my dad's birthday- Happy Birthday, Dad!) Easter falls on April 12. Here's a great craft to bring us into spiritual focus for Ash Wednesday and the lenten season. Make a cross candle holder to commemorate the seven weeks of lent. It's like an advent wreath for lent! Use the trunk from your Christmas to connect Christmas and Easter. Children will process the tie-in between Easter and Christmas much better with this craft. (I should have posted this earlier when we still had our Christmas trees; sorry!) At any rate, read on

DIY Picture Frames


Math Skills Practice with a Mother's Day Craft lesson plan for putting math skills to use making picture frames with recycled materials for Mother's Day. Read more

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