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 child you are helping […] Read more…

Silly Stories to Print and Share

Printable Lunch Notes for Kids What better way to say I love you than with a fun mad-lib style note in your child’s lunchbox.  Here are 7 different fill in the blank note series and a blank one for you or your kids to fill out.  It’s become a fun back and further game between […] Read more…

Fun & Games Sticks

Before school starts back, or as it goes back, why not create these fun washi tape sitcks with ideas on the back to play, create and do once life is busier- it’ll give the kids something to do and keep it simple and stick to ideas you know you can let them do in the […] Read more…

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 grandkids.  All you need is a sheet of […] Read more…

DIY Jellybean Tree Craft

Whether you are a jellybean lover or not, this sweet little Jellybean tree will brighten up any spot in your home. It is, of course, a perfect project to make for an Easter table centerpiece.  You can use a pre-made little tree or find branches in your own backyard. If you will be using branches […] Read more…

Octopus Tag Outdoor Family Game

Octopus Tag Rules If you’ve never played Octopus Tag, now is the time to try this fun outdoor game. It can be played by all ages and even the adults can have fun. A great family game for all ages.  It’s a great game for family get-togethers or for a party game. For additional fun, […] Read more…

Eggshell Garden for Earth Day

Eggshells are perfect little containers for seedlings. Let your little nature lovers start their own garden from seed and watch them grow. This garden activity is great for kids young and old. Such a great Earth Day project … and kids really love to watch their plants grow.  So, save those little eggshells and Grow […] Read more…

Nature Inspired Twig Pencil Holder Craft

This rustic pencil holder is a great gift that kids can make. It’s a great craft for kids to make from recycled things. Birthday or Christmas gift, as well as a fun Father’s Day gift. Items needed: Skinny twigs from the yard Three toilet paper tubes Craft glue (Tacky white glue works great) Scissors Cardboard, […] Read more…

Playing with Sticks and Stones

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 of artwork.  Kids love this process so […] Read more…

Colorful Animal Book Labels

Back to School is here !   It is both an exciting time for kids as they enter a new year of schooling and it’s a busy time for kids and families.   We love fun and colorful things and of course if it’s for school we think personalizing it is important for items that are not […] Read more…

Design a Fun Art – Homework Space

With just a little paint, planning and even minimal art supplies, you can make a great space for your kids to create art, work on crafts and to do their homework.  And it could even double as your crafting space.  You can make it as simple or complex as you want. We started off with […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 will do.   […] Read more…

Bold & Colorful Art Supplies

Why not start off the school year with some fun and colorful art and school supplies?   We love colorful and fun patterns so these colored pencils are right up our alley. And it seems every year everything from colored pencils to notebooks get more creative and expressive. And we love this trend.  Next time you […] Read more…

DIY Cool Kicks for School

What better way to start the first day of school than wearing a fun pair of shoes you have designed by yourself.  This is truly a project for any age and boys can design some fun and funky shoes too. These really colorful, canvas sneakers were designed by girls ages 8 to 14.  They turned […] Read more…

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