Let’s Get Crafty!

Art is as Natural as Sunshine and as Vital as Nourishment ...

Running out of ideas to amuse the kids? Here is your resource for fabulous projects and activities for kids (and parents) to help them learn through creativity.


  • Ever hear of Capitan Underpants or Dogman?  Author Dav Pilkey is hosting a weekly activity that includes videos, reading, art and much more!
Every Friday!
  • Author and illustrator, Grace Lin is posting drawing tutorials and readings from her books:
Grace Lin | An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café
Click here for Grace Lin YouTube videos


  • Mo Willems, creator of the lovable characters The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny, welcomes kids to his studio every day with, LUNCH DOODLES!  Don’t forget your paper and pencil!
Every Day!
  • Have fun drawing with the creator of the graphic novel character, the Lunch Lady.  Jarret, who likes to be called jjk by his friends (that means you!) posts drawing tutorials everyday! Suitable for ALL ages.
May Kids' Book Club Pick: 'Lunch Lady And The Cyborg Substitute ...
Click here to draw with jjk
  • Debbie Ridpath Ohi has a YouTube channel overflowing with read-alouds,  drawing tutorials, DIY book jacket tutorial and MORE!  No shortage of activities and creativity here!
Look Again Found Object Art - Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Twitter ...
Click here for endless possibilities!


  • Illustrator, Wendy MacNaughton, presents a live drawing class every day on Instagram at 1:00pm.  If you can’t attend the class, the videos are then uploaded to YouTube.
wendy macnaughton (@wendymac) | Twitter
Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton YouTube Series


Check out these links for craft projects for kids, most with ready supplies:

Parent’s Magazine

Nickelodeon Parents

Michael’s Craft Store

Highlights Magazine

Happiness Is Homeade

Martha Stewart

Mommy Poppins


And I’ll leave you with this YouTube tutorial on how to make play dough, the easy way!











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