Steven M. L. Aronson: Presidents: Fandex Family Field Guides
Otha Richard Sullivan: Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors
Faith Ringgold: Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
James Daley: Great Speeches by African Americans
Christopher Paul Curtis: Bud, Not Buddy
Chrisanne Beckner: 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History
Les Beletsky: Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song
Thornton W. Burgess: The Burgess Bird Book for Children
Carol Lerner: Backyard Birds of Winter
Poetry for Young People: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Joanna Foster: George Washington's World
Jeanne Bendick: Along Came Galileo
Peter Sis: Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
Peter Sis: The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin
Kristan Lawson: Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities
Doreen Rappaport: Abe's Honest Words
Genevieve Foster: Abraham Lincoln's World
Laurie Carlson: Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities
Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Collection Box Set
Robert Burleigh: Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth
Summer is the perfect time for kids to try their hand at making garden stepping stones. We Bloom Here shares a tutorial that shows just how easy it is so be sure to check it out.
07/27/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Creating Keepsakes, Family, Garden, Gifts to Make, Group, Outside, Summer Crafts | Permalink
Purple Twig shares how they made these sun prints featuring natural items such as flowers, leaves, and twigs. I love how they are mounted on boards with string attached so they are ready to be displayed at home.
07/27/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Homeschooling, Mother's Day Crafts, Photography, Printmaking, Spring Crafts, Summer Crafts | Permalink
You'll love the pretty results of painting on wood beads, bangles, and coasters and the kids will love making them. Your big box craft store carries a variety of wood items ready for painting but you should also check out your local thrift store too. Get the details at We Are Scout.
07/07/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Bead Crafts, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Paint, Wood Crafts | Permalink
polymer clay earth for the Best Dad in the World via Buzzmills Dad Rocks painted rock art for Father's Day via Sweet Little Peanut use children's art for a unique Father's Day card via Lovely Design homemade keychain with children's art for Father's Day via Juftinta free printable Father's Day book kids can fill in via hello, Wonderful Big Dipper and Little Dipper constellation tie for Father's Day via Pieces By Polly a book about Dad free printable kids can write via Lia Griffith Father's Day medals made with duct tape via And We Play adorable lawn mower cupcakes for Father's Day via The Celebration Shoppe kids can stitch a coffee cozy for Father's Day via Sewing School Click here for more Father's Day crafts and gifts kids can make!
06/17/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Card Making, Crafts, Family, Father's Day Crafts, Gifts to Make, Printables & Downloads | Permalink
Paint on napkins or paper towels and then use your art work to cover pencils. Journey Into Creativity shares this great idea that would be a unique back to school craft or teacher gift idea.
06/16/2015 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Back to School, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Paint | Permalink
Wood of Bell Trees how to make these colorful homemade crayons from leftover bits of other crayons. If you've never tried this before you should give it a go - it's a lot of fun and then you get a new art material the kids will love. They also make great party favors!
06/16/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Crafts, Crayons & Pastels, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Gifts to Make, Party Ideas, Toys to Make | Permalink
Coloring on aluminum foil with Sharpies is always fun and when you add a bit of hot glue for a faux embossed look you get this unique picture frame. The tutorial is at Aunt Peaches.
06/15/2015 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group | Permalink
I love these so much I might just make one for myself! These sweet clay vase necklaces can be made and enjoyed by all ages and are perfect for slipping in flowers from a nature walk. Get the tutorial details at hello, Wonderful.
06/09/2015 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Clay Crafts, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Nature Crafts, Spring Crafts, Summer Crafts, Wearables | Permalink
Find out how to make a cuddly sweater snake with this tutorial at Cakies. This is such a great beginning sewing project to do with the kids and you only need a couple of old sweaters to get it done.
06/03/2015 in 12+ years old, 6 - 12 years old, Animals & Bugs, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Parent Made, Recycled Crafts, Sewing & Stitchery, Toys to Make | Permalink
These little pins make me happy just looking at them! Little Monster shares their air dry clay recipe and then how to make the pins.
06/01/2015 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Clay Crafts, Crafts, Doughs, Paints, Mixes, and Concoctions, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Party Ideas, Wearables | Permalink
Kids will love this idea at Mama.Papa.Bubba. for making playdough kits for their friends. Match the playdough colors and toy props to the child's interest and you've got a hit for a homemade present.
05/28/2015 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Doughs, Paints, Mixes, and Concoctions, Family, Gifts to Make, Toys to Make | Permalink
I think this would be a great summer break project for older kids, especially if you want to get a jump on holiday gifts. These leather bracelets begin by creating the design with a wood burning tool then the details are painted in. Find out how it's done at Plenty of Paprika.
05/26/2015 in 12+ years old, Crafts, Gifts to Make, Group, Wearables | Permalink
Martha Stewart Living (COR): Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share
Margaret Bloom: Making Peg Dolls and More: Toys That Spin, Fly and Bring Sweet Dreams (Crafts and Family Activities)
Jean Van't Hul: The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity--Includes over 60 Art Projects for Children Ages 1 to 8
Susan Schwake: Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages
Amie Plumley: Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
Marie Hablitzel: Draw Write Now, Book 1: On the Farm-Kids and Critters-Storybook Characters
Mona Brookes: Drawing with Children
Ed Emberley: Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book
MaryAnn F. Kohl: Discovering Great Artists
Deanna F. Cook (editor): FamilyFun Crafts
Petra Berger: Feltcraft: Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys