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Craft a Ghost Decoration

Make a ghost of your own for your room. Or, have a DIY craft party and make this fun craft with friends. What you need: • Common household items to build your ghost frame, such as tall water bottles or…

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Incredible Shrinking Art

What you need: • Plastic marked with #6 inside a small triangle made of arrows. It’s commonly used for clear clamshell containers you see in cafeterias and restaurants. •  Cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper • Oven…

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Oh-So-Cool Ice Cube Painting

This two-for-one project means kids get to make their own paint set and then have fun creating original works of art. And there’s a science bonus: Learn about liquid and solid states of matter. What you need: • Ice cube…

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Do You Zoo?

  Here’s a fun collaborative project for families with kids of different ages and abilities. Brainstorm on different animals and zoo components, then create a play set out of materials found around the house and in the recycling bin. Visit…

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Love You to Pieces!

Cold and snowy days are the perfect excuse to stay inside and get busy on making bright, colorful Valentines for friends and family. These beautiful broken hearts will be everyone’s favorite! What you need: • Paper: a heavier cardstock for…

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Create Your Own Holiday Village

What belongs in your village? Build houses, schools, or a house of worship. Make sleds, cars, or train cars from toilet paper tubes or small boxes. The bottom of a gallon jug might be a skating rink. Add snowmen or…

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Make a Mask of the Congo

All over the world, people use masks for different purposes: for ceremonial or religious gatherings, on stage to entertain, or to hide an identity. In the Congo Basin of Africa, masks serve all of these purposes and more and are…

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