Crafts for Kids: Cinnamon Sandpaper Shapes

The warm, sweet smell of cinnamon sticks is a great way to welcome fall.  This craft combines a few inexpensive materials to create a beautifully scented memento you’ll treasure for years. Age Group:  3-6 with help, older with supervision Time: Less than an hour...
Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I find that it’s really difficult to find just the right thing for Dad on Father’s Day. You want him to know he’s appreciated, but you want the kids to be involved in the gift as well. Here are several ideas to help...

Step by Step Art Projects for Kids

Check out this amazing art site for kids, Art for Small Hands! If you want to move beyond crafts to real art lessons, this site is wonderful, offering complete “lesson plans” for doing different art projects based on the work of actual artists. The author...
All Things Family Easter and Party Round Up

All Things Family Easter and Party Round Up

It’s time for the All Things Family Blog Carnival again here at FreeStuff4Kids! For this edition, we have a great round up of Easter and Party Ideas, as well as some other excellent family posts. Easter Ideas Easter is right around the corner, so you’ll...
Make Colorful Swirly Glass Christmas Ornaments

Make Colorful Swirly Glass Christmas Ornaments

I have been making these swirly colorful glass ball ornaments for years. My tree is covered with them and they’re super easy to make and a great project for kids. For this project, all you need is some plain glass ball ornaments and acrylic paints that you can...
Easy Christmas Crafts and Activities

Easy Christmas Crafts and Activities

One of the best things about Christmas is all the fun crafts and activities. Here are a few that will help make this holiday season one to remember: Santa Claus Early Reader Activity Book Decorate your house or room with these snowflake cutouts from Ben &...
Madagascar 2 Games and Activities

Madagascar 2 Games and Activities

Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa is out, have you seen it? The movie web site has lots of fun activities! There are quite a few coloring sheets, connect the dots, games, wallpapers and 3d paper crafts. There is also a fun party planning section with masks, face painting...
Free Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet and Craft

Free Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet and Craft

It’s November and time to start thinking about Thanksgiving!  Here is a cornucopia coloring sheet that would make a nice holiday refrigerator decoration when it’s finished. If you’re looking for some holiday craft ideas, how about making a...

Howtoons: learn to build stuff from cartoons!

I just found the coolest site!  It’s called Howtoons, and it’s perfect for kids who like to build stuff.  There are projects for a wide range of ages and all the instructions are in cartoon format!  There are some really cool projects such as learning to...
Two Fall Leaf Projects

Two Fall Leaf Projects

If you’re blessed to live in an area where you have trees that change with the autumn season, there are lots of fun projects to involve the kids in! Preserving leaves: there are several methods, including the relatively simple preservation in wax paper, to the...
Pumpkin Carving Instructions & Giveaway!

Pumpkin Carving Instructions & Giveaway!

This giveaway is over, but this Pumpkin Carving Kit rocks. You can get it here. Ready for Halloween? Pumpkin carving is one of the best parts of the holiday. Last year we featured some great pumpkin carving patterns, and for this year’s holiday we have a pumpkin...