Patriotic Horse Printable

Patriotic Horse Printable

Free Patriotic Horse Art Print As a thank you to all of our wonderful followers, we would like you to have this fun and whimsical art print from our Horses of the Month collection.  This red, white and blue horse print was created specifically for the month of July by Sharon Pierce McCullough. It c [...]

DIY Batik Pillowcases

DIY Batik Pillowcases

Painting with Batik We are always looking for fun pillowcases, but they seem to be few and far between.  So, when the cousins got together last summer, we broke out the wax and made original,  batik pillowcases.  It’s a fun DIY craft project that anyone over the age of eight can do and a fu [...]

Making Paper Airplanes

Making Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplane Instructions Paper airplanes have been around since forever.  It’s one of those things that everyone should learn to do during their childhood.  I remember my dad making paper aiplanes for us when I was a kid.  And I still love making paper airplanes with my grand [...]

10 Best Homemade Craft Recipes

10 Best Homemade Craft Recipes

Sometimes we all need a bit of fun. Kids especially are looking for fun things and to keep them busy sometimes we have to conjure up the fun ourselves. To help in this endeavor, we have gathered a bunch of Craft Recipes that you can make at a moment’s notice. Fun that you can create […] [...]

Fun and Fabulous DIY Shoes

Fun and Fabulous DIY Shoes

Shoes, who said shoes?  If you needed an excuse to get another pair of shoes, well here it is.  Kristin picked up a plain white pair of canvas shoes and a few fabric markers and look how cute our design turned out.  We went with sort of a tribal theme using only two colors.  But [...]

DIY Paper Bowls Craft Project

DIY Paper Bowls Craft Project

DIY Paper Mache Bowl Project Let’s make artsy paper bowls … that’s what I said recently to my two young granddaughters.  None of us had ever made paper before so it was a learning experience.  What fun though.  We started by tearing paper sheets, both colored and natural shades, [...]

DIY Felt Puppy Sewing Kit

DIY Felt Puppy Sewing Kit

Giving Mom a card or gift for Mother’s Day is sort of a big tradition.  Some moms get breakfast in bed, flowers picked from the garden (or elsewhere), balloons or candy. But we think moms especially love a handmade card or gift that children make just for mom.  That’s what we love anyw [...]

DIY Backyard Teepee for Kids

DIY Backyard Teepee for Kids

Truthfully, I have been wanting to make a teepee for some time. So, last week while three grandsons were visiting, we made a TeePee for the backyard.  I’m not sure who was more excited about the project, me or the kids.  We gathered all the materials, trying to keep it as inexpensive as poss [...]

Rotating Art Station

Rotating Art Station

School is starting back and with it lots of papers and art will begin coming home.  We don’t love all the papers, but we do love the art.   I keep most of the art my kids create under a bed in a big portfolio binder but I want to get more of it on the […] 

Encouraging Art – DIY Easel

Encouraging Art – DIY Easel

DIY Art Easel We have homes filled with markers, colored pencils, colorful clay, scraps of patterned paper and much more.  Sharon is an artist and I am the daughter of an artist with my own blooming artist, my youngest son, Carson.   While you may not have lots of art supplies,  a few basics wil [...]

Painted Sticks Creative Project

Painted Sticks Creative Project

Painted Sticks Craft If your kids are like ours, they love to explore the great outdoors.  They may need a little prodding to put those devices aside but once they get outside, the fun seems to expand.  That’s one of the reasons we love to find creative projects that draw from nature.  And [...]

DIY Foam Bow and Arrow

DIY Foam Bow and Arrow

Foam Bow and Arrow Kids are really into archery and any fun activity that involves a bow and arrow.  Since the Hunger Games introduction, the interest has really exploded.  Here is a safe and easy bow and arrow to craft from pool noodles.  The pool noodles we used were purchased from the Dollar S [...]

How to Make a Fringed T-shirt

How to Make a Fringed T-shirt

One of our favorite summer craft projects is making fun t-shirts.  The kids love to find ways to either repurpose old t-shirts or we get really inexpensive ones from the craft store.  They always have a great selection of colors and tons of sizes.  At least they always do at both Michaels and Hob [...]

DIY $1 Pool Noodle Sprinkler

DIY $1 Pool Noodle Sprinkler

In case you haven’t noticed … we love all the things you can make using inexpensive pool noodles.  We purchase our foam noodles from the Dollar Store so they are the perfect go-to material when making something fun for the kids to do.  Pool noodle crafts are great for outdoor summer fu [...]

Colorful DIY T-shirts the Whole Family Can Make

Colorful DIY T-shirts the Whole Family Can Make

Last week I took some of the grandkids to the craft store and we bought solid color tees, colorful sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol.  Did I mention that my grandkids love making things?  I’m happy to see that some of my creative genes have passed on.  You can use solid color shirts that [...]

DIY Bowling Game From Recyclables

DIY Bowling Game From Recyclables

DIY Bowling Game Make this fun, colorful & inexpensive bowling set with your child. This will provide a fun do-together activity, exercise and a real sense of accomplishment for your child. Items needed: 6 empty plastic bottles   (we used drink containers from kids meals that were saved from f [...]

DIY Puppet Theatre

DIY Puppet Theatre

Make a Puppet Theatre Imagination is a wonderful thing and what better way for kids to use their imaginations than putting on puppet shows.  We love to create new puppets using socks without mates and adding a bit of fabric scraps and bits of things from our craft basket.  The kids always amaze us [...]

DIY Viking Ship from Recycled Items

DIY Viking Ship from Recycled Items

Make a fun Viking Ship to make from recycled items.  This incredible Viking ship is made entirely from recycled household items and it is a project worthy of idsplay in any child’s room or classroom.  Can you believe it was made from a milk carton? Items needed: Here is a super fun project f [...]

DIY Slime Recipe

DIY Slime Recipe

Ooey, gooey slime.  It’s the craze of the craft world these days.  I didn’t realize how popular this craft activity was until I went to purchase some school glue.  I would have taken white glue or clear glue but there didn’t seem to be any in stock.  I, actually went to five di [...]

DIY Duct Tape Bracelets

DIY Duct Tape Bracelets

Duct Tape Crafts for Kids Did we mention before that we love duct tape?  Now that it comes in a such a plethora of colors and patterns there is no end to the uses.  Crafts are just a natural with duct tape and making bracelets is one of our most favorite projects.  You can make […] 

Playing With Rocks

Playing With Rocks

Rock Craft Projects for Kids Finding art materials in nature is rather exciting.  Here at ZiggityZoom, there is nothing we love more than to create a piece of art from a found rock, stick, shell or pine cone.  It truly is amazing to turn something rather mundane into a wonderful or amusing piece o [...]

Wooden Snowflake Craft Project for Kids

Wooden Snowflake Craft Project for Kids

We love creative art and craft projects. Sometimes allowing your kids (or yourself) to have unplanned or organized craft or art time is important for creativity, but other times it’s helpful to give kids a prompt or plan a project with them.  Projects help kids follow directions, learn about [...]

Winter Kids Art Project using Tape and Paint

Winter Kids Art Project using Tape and Paint

  This is a good example of how the contrast of white on dark can really have a lot of visual impact. 1. Tape a border around the edge of a square of watercolor paper with 1″ painter’s masking tape. Cut thick and thin strips for trees that touch the top and the bottom of […]  [...]

Kids Bubble Wrap Art Project to Make a Colorful Journal

Kids Bubble Wrap Art Project to Make a Colorful Journal

I finally had a chance to try printing with bubble wrap, and loved how it worked in my art journal class this week. There were so many colorful variations of my sample shown here. 1. I cut panels of bubble wrap that were smaller than the journal pages so that the paint wouldn’t go all […]&n [...]

DIY Gigantic Bubbles Recipe

DIY Gigantic Bubbles Recipe

Biggest Bubbles Recipe We love easy, inexpensive activities that the kids can do with few ingredients required.  Even big kids will enjoy this activity and it’s perfect for a party game.  Blowers can be made from straws and string and a big bunch of bubble mixture made and poured into someth [...]

Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Grab your scissors and some colored paper and look at the Christmas tree you can make.  Make this Christmas tree for a wall decoration, a card or even a fun and colorful placemat.  We are going to laminate our trees and use them as decorative holiday placemats.  The simplicity and colorfulness of [...]

Best Crafts for Kids

Best Crafts for Kids

Crafts for Kids Kids crafts are actually a three-dimensional form of art.  It is a very hands-on experience for a child and a great form of personal expression.  As a parent, one of the best activities you can provide and encourage is arts and crafts for kids. By fostering creativity in your chil [...]

Pretty DIY Beaded Bracelet Craft

Pretty DIY Beaded Bracelet Craft

Wow, how surprised I was when my visiting granddaughter, who just turned 13, asked to make this bracelet.  Why was I surprised?  Well, to date, she has never been interested in frilly clothing or any type of jewelry like her younger sister.  But this little safety pin and bead bracelet caught her [...]

DIY Duct Tape Purse

DIY Duct Tape Purse

Looking for a super fun craft that is easy for the kids and turns in a fun and functional project?  Well, here’s a great way to use up some of your fun, colorful duct tape.  We’ve made some other projects from this tape but this is one of our favorites.  We know the girls will [&helli [...]

Water Balloon Pinata

Water Balloon Pinata

This Water Balloon pinata is a fun way to cool off on a hot summer day. The kids love this and it gets them up and moving. Just be sure to only use a plastic bat for swinging at the pinata. Part of our Summer Fun guide of family activities. Items needed: Package of Balloons […] 

Our Favorite Water Balloon Activities

Our Favorite Water Balloon Activities

Water balloons are perfect for creating some summer fun.  Kristin and I love coming up with fun ideas for family parties and just general fun for the kids.  This Summer keep kids busy without breaking the bank.  Summertime is a time to be outdoors and we love coming up with creative play for fami [...]

DIY Camp Craft to Make a Situpon

DIY Camp Craft to Make a Situpon

Situpon Craft Project If you were a girl scout or brownie you probably know what a situpon is.  Many girls scout troops made these simple, waterproof pads as craft projects before any camping expedition.  They are easy to make “cushions” for sitting on the ground.  If you go camping o [...]

Fun and Easy T-shirt Design Project

Fun and Easy T-shirt Design Project

We are always looking for fun and easy projects that can be done in a short amount of time and that result in a great looking end product. Here we show you how to make fun t-shirt designs that can be made using light-sensitive color dyes. Basically, you draw a design on acetate with a […]&nbs [...]

Easy DIY Craft Kids Can Make for Father’s Day

Easy DIY Craft Kids Can Make for Father’s Day

Kids love to make fun projects to give to dads on Father’s Day.  They especially love making something that they think dad will really like and use.  Not one of those things that gets tossed into a drawer after a few weeks.  Well, this penny frame project is both fun to make and a definite [...]

Snowman Sticker Art Project for Kids

Snowman Sticker Art Project for Kids

Snowmen signify winter and what better time to try a fun new art project.  Kids can even make these cute snowmen to add to their gifts this holiday season.  Kathy Barbro shares another fun art lesson for kids.  This fun winter art project shows kids how to make snowmen come to “life” by alter [...]

 

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