Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Crafts for Preschoolers: Paper Crafts

Thanksgiving crafts can be a fun activity to entertain preschoolers around the Thanksgiving holiday.  The below Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers are all paper crafts.  These crafts for Thanksgiving can be fun to use to decorate for the holiday.  These preschool crafts are also fun for entertaining the kids while you are preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

Boy and Girl Pilgrim Doorknob Hangers – These are printable templates to make cute door hangers featuring either a boy or girl pilgrim.  You can print in black and white and color it in or you can print in color for a faster project.

Handprint Turkey Craft – These are fun paper crafts to make year after year and compare the kids hand growth as they get older.

Maple Leaf Turkey Craft – Print this out in color or black and white and assemble to make a the turkey.  Make multiple of these paper crafts to make a whole family of turkeys.

Pilgrim Napkin Rings – Create unique photo napkin rings with this paper craft.  These are not exactly crafts for preschoolers, but they are a fun craft that preschool aged kids can help do with older siblings or adults.

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages – Coloring pages are often great crafts for preschoolers.  It is easy for them to do on their own and they can still be creative.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Disney's Dumbo Coloring and Crafts

Disney's Dumbo is being released on 70th Anniversary Blu-Ray and DVD on September 20, 2011.  Below are some fun Dumbo crafts and coloring to enjoy to celebrate the rerelease of the movie.  These are also fun for when preparing for a Disneyland or Disney World theme park vacation, as Dumbo and the Circus Train are original Fantasyland attractions.

Dumbo Big Top Cupcakes - These are a great treat to enjoy while watching the movie.

Dumbo's Bubble Blowers - Make bubbles like Dumbo likes to do.

Dumbo Circus Coloring Page

Dumbo Coloring Pages - This page has a few Dumbo themed coloring pages, a connect-the-dots, and a maze.

Dumbo Cutie Papercraft - Make a 3D Dumbo with this printable template.

Dumbo's Felty Ears - These are great for pretend play.

Dumbo Paper Airplane - This is a printable template to make into a Dumbo themed paper airplane.

Dumbo Party Hat - This is a great craft for a Dumbo party whether it is for a birthday or just an informal Dumbo movie viewing party.

Trunk of Hearts - This is a Dumbo Valentine's themed craft.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Disney's The Lion King Crafts and Coloring

The Lion King begins a limited two week run in its 3D version in theaters today.  Below are some fun Lion King themed crafts and coloring to enjoy whether you go see it in theaters or just watch it at home with whatever version of it you own.

Friendly Lion Craft - Make a lion out of empty plastic bottles with this fun recycling craft.

The Lion King Coloring Page

Lion King Coloring Pages - This site has almost 100 Lion King coloring pages.

Lion Paw Print Cookies - These are fun lion themed treats that are great for enjoying while watching the movie.

Nala Cutie Papercraft - Print this template out to make a 3D Nala.

Simba Cutie Papercraft - This is a printable that you fold to make into a 3D Simba lion cub.

Simba's King-of-the-Jungle Crown - This is a print out crown to make and wear.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Crafts related to "Diego's Fiercest Animals" episode of Go, Diego, Go!

A new episode of Go, Diego, Go premieres on Friday, September 16, 2011.  This new episode is called "Diego's Fiercest Animals."  In this double length episode, Diego recounts about his fiercest animal encounters.  Below are some crafts related to this episode.

Diego's Fiercest Animals Poster - This poster features the fierce animals that are seen in the episode.

Fiercest Animal Masks - These are printable masks representing the different fierce animals featured in this episode.

Crafts for each of the Fierce Animals:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Winnie the Pooh Honey Pot Coloring Pages

Below are two Winnie the Pooh Honey Pot Coloring Pages. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger version that you can download and print out.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Crafts and Coloring to go with "Koko's New Look/Frostini's Meltdown" episode of Chuggington

On March, 4, 2011 a new episode of Chuggington premieres in the Disney Junior block of the Disney Channel. The new episode is called "Koko's New Look/Frostini's Meltdown." The episode is about Koko and Zephie painting pictures on each other and ice cream melting due to a power failure. Check out my latest Examiner article here for some ideas of Chuggington themed coloring pages and other crafts related to the episodes themes.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Curious George "Monkey Size Me/Metal Detective" episode craft ideas

Check out my latest Tucson Children's Crafts article for some ideas of some crafts to do related to the "Monkey Size Me/Metal Detective" episode of Curious George. Focuses on the robot aspect of the second half of the episode.

Feel free to share additional ideas you have of crafts to do related to this episode.

Craft and Coloring Ideas for President's Day

In honor of today being President's Day I made an article for my Tucson Children's Crafts Examiner topic with some President craft and coloring ideas to help make today a learning opportunity. You can see my article here.

More ideas on my article published last year here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crafts related to "Pick Your Friends/Finola's Farm" episode of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

Check out my latest Examiner Tucson Children's Craft article for some ideas of crafts and recipe ideas to do with kids that relate to the "Pick Your Friends/Finola's Farm" episode of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. This episode is about making the Cat in the Hat a Valentine and learning about milking a cow and things made with milk.

Continue reading here for the ideas.

Gnomeo & Juliet Crafts

Celebrate the theatrical release of Gnomeo & Juliet this Friday, February 11, 2011, in theaters nationwide, with some fun gnome crafts and coloring.

Continue reading on my article here.