LearnCreateLove http://learncreatelove.com Printable Crafts and Craft Ideas for Kids Wed, 01 Aug 2018 17:53:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Back to School Printable Crafts Round-Up http://learncreatelove.com/back-school-printable-crafts-round/ http://learncreatelove.com/back-school-printable-crafts-round/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 17:49:56 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11850

Hey y’all! Long time no post. Life has been super crazy, including a major move BACK TO TEXAS! More on that later. For now, let’s focus on August. August is when most kids go back to school, including mine. (Well, she’ll be homeschooled this year, but I digress.) We have done quite a few school-themed crafts so I figured I’d link them all in one post for you! Check out the crafts below for some back to school fun!

Back to School Crafts
Back to School Photo Prop
Pretend Play Classroom Set
Pencil Printable Craft
Apple Crafts
School Bus Printable Craft
School House Printable Craft
This is Me (Body Outline) Craft
Our Numbers & Letters Crafts
Learning Activties & Printables

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Pigeon Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/pigeon-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/pigeon-printable-craft/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:57:01 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11844

Here is a pigeon craft we made recently. I never really saw a pigeon up close before, so I was surprised at how colorful their heads and chest are. So neat! Grab the printable below, and if you are looking for more fun bird crafts, click here.

Open & Print: Pigeon Craft

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Paper Plate Turtle Craft http://learncreatelove.com/paper-plate-turtle-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/paper-plate-turtle-craft/#respond Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:18:44 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11839

Paper plate crafts are our favorite, and this turtle turned out so cute. This really is the perfect craft for toddlers. Maddie glued down the squares on the “shell” by herself. She concentrated so hard on getting the back of each piece covered completely in purple glue stick glue. I loved watching her press each piece down exactly where she wanted it. And it turned out really cute! She chose purple and green for her squares.

– Paper plate
– Green foam*
– Scissors
– Construction Paper
– Glue Stick
– Wiggly Eyes*

* NOTE: The wiggly eyes and green foam were given to us by our friends at Craftprojectideas.com! You can find their awesome materials on their website as well as in Walmart stores.

– I cut the construction paper into small squares, then let my toddler glue them down onto the paper plate.
– Meanwhile, I eyeballed cutting out shapes for the head, legs, and tail out of the green-colored foam.
– For the eyes, I added two dots of elmer’s glue and let Maddie pick out the eyes and press them down.

Older children will be able to do more of the cutting and gluing of the foam pieces. I recommend drawing the shapes onto the foam and letting them cut it out. =)

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Hammerhead Shark Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/hammerhead-shark-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/hammerhead-shark-printable-craft/#respond Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:26:00 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11835

Shark crafts are always fun. You can see some of our other shark crafts here. Lorelai wanted to make a hammerhead shark, so I designed this one. I photographed it upside down, but you get the idea. =) Grab the printable below and enjoy!

Open & Print: Hammerhead Shark Craft

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Supergirl Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/supergirl-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/supergirl-printable-craft/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:47:01 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11832

This fun craft was designed after my own little supergirls, Lorelai and Madeline. It actually looks just like Maddie; she has a wonder woman pajama set that she loves to wear. I thought it would be fun for them to make their own supergirl crafts. The printable is pretty simple. I didn’t break the body up into a bunch of pieces – it’s the body section and the head/hair. This one would be good for older kids and for school projects. I included some girl-positive quotes on the printable as well. Print the craft below, and enjoy!

Open & Print: Supergirl Craft

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Bunny Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/bunny-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/bunny-printable-craft/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:15:21 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11829

Hop Hop! Spring is near and we are all ready for the flowers to bloom and for all things fresh. We had a mild winter here on the east coast, so I can’t complain too much. Here’s a fun new bunny craft for the little ones to do before Easter (or whenever!)… grab the printable below, and enjoy!

Open & Print: Bunny Craft

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Nocturnal Animals Craft Round-Up http://learncreatelove.com/nocturnal-animals-craft-round/ http://learncreatelove.com/nocturnal-animals-craft-round/#respond Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:01:59 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11822

Nocturnal animals are animals that are active during the night and sleep during the day. While some animals may be spotted during the day, most of them spend the whole day resting. I’ve compiled a list of printable crafts and craft ideas of well-known nocturnal animals. Check them out below!

Nocturnal Animals
Fruit Bat

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Leprechaun Hat Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/leprechaun-hat-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/leprechaun-hat-printable-craft/#respond Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:30:17 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11819

St. Paddy’s day is nearly here and I finally got around to making a new craft. You can check out our other fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts here. This one would be great to make as a hat/headband. Just staple two strips of cardstock together, then stape or glue the finished hat onto it. This would be a great class party craft. Grab the printable below and enjoy!!

Open & Print: Leprechaun Hat Craft

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Shark Head Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/shark-head-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/shark-head-printable-craft/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:42:03 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11816

This shark craft is simple, but fun, and is perfect for any little shark-lover. Unlike our other shark crafts, this one features just a head with the mouth wide open. To be honest, the end product came out a little funnier than intended because of the eyes, but we can pretend he’s fierce and scary, right? 😉 Grab the printable below, and enjoy!

Open & Print: Shark Craft

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Moana Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/moana-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/moana-printable-craft/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:22:17 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11812

Does anyone else have kids that are OBSESSED with this movie? My two (nearly 3) year-old has watched it so many times she can recite lines from the movie with no trouble. We’ve also listened to the soundtrack a thousand times in the car. I designed this craft a long time ago but forgot to upload it. You can open and print the free template below, or check out our other princesses crafts here.

Open & Print: Moana Craft

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Paper Plate Panda Craft http://learncreatelove.com/paper-plate-panda-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/paper-plate-panda-craft/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:04:30 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11804

Do panda crafts ever get old? Personally, I don’t think so. We love pandas! We’ve made several panda crafts in the past, including this printable panda, panda cub, and red panda. Check them out for fun printable options. If you’re looking for something a bit more basic for a big group, this paper plate panda craft is it. The materials are minimal – just a paper plate, googly eyes, and black construction paper. Cut out the ovals for the eyes and the shapes for the nose and ears, then glue them all down. Draw on a mouth and you’re done! Quick, easy, and cute. This one is great for littles who don’t like to sit through elaborate paper crafts.

I hope you get a chance to make this one! Maddie (almost 3) has been running around using it as a mask all week. You could cut holes out instead of adding eyes and that would make it a fun mask. Enjoy!!

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Marsupial Crafts Round-Up http://learncreatelove.com/marsupial-crafts-round/ http://learncreatelove.com/marsupial-crafts-round/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:04:18 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11801

Marsupials are such fascinating mammals. They give birth to underdeveloped embryos, that climb from the birth canal into a pouch on the mother’s belly. The baby continues to grow in the pouch while attatching itself to one of the mother’s nipples. Most marsupials are native to Australia, though some are found in the Americas. I’ve compiled a list of our printable marsupial crafts below ~ take a look, and feel free to add recommendations in the comments!

Kangaroos & Wallabies
Koalas & More Koalas
Tasmanian Devil

Other Lists To Check Out: Hibernating Animals, Arctic Animals, A-Z Endangered Animals

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Printable Otters Craft http://learncreatelove.com/printable-otters-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/printable-otters-craft/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:47:29 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11796

I know, I know… they are almost too cute to handle. We love otters, especially my toddler. I decided to design this fun otter craft with two otters holding hands while they float on their backs. Did you know that they actually do that? And while they sleep so they don’t lose each other. Here is another otter craft we did a while back. Grab the printable for this one below!!

Open & Print: Otters Craft

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Cozy Penguin Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/cozy-penguin-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/cozy-penguin-printable-craft/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:34:26 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11792

Winter is on its way out, so I wanted to go ahead and post this adorable craft I designed months ago but forgot about. (That happens quite often actually.) He’s bundled up in a cozy scarf and hat. Grab the printable below and enjoy!! You can also check out our other fun penguin crafts here.

Open & Print: Penguin Craft

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Crow Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/crow-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/crow-printable-craft/#comments Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:52:11 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11787

Crows are fascinating birds. Did you know that they can recognize faces and hold grudges? It’s true! They will also sometimes bring gifts (buttons, shiny bits) to people who feed them regularly. We recently saw one so I decided to make a printable craft. It’s a pretty standard bird shape. It would work well as a variety of other birds as well. Print below and enjoy!

Here is Maddie’s color version. =)

Open & Print: Crow Craft

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Terrarium Craft Kit Review http://learncreatelove.com/terrarium-craft-kit-review/ http://learncreatelove.com/terrarium-craft-kit-review/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:49:15 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11780

If you’ve ever been to a Wal-Mart craft section, you’ve probably noticed these ready-made craft kits in the section for kids. We’ve always loved having a few of these crafts on hands for rainy days – my kids LOVE them! Horizon Group USA sent me a few kits to do and review with the kids. I chose to do this one first with my toddler.

Included were a variety of pebbles, sand, and mossy type material. As well as an adorable plastic jar, stickers, and two figurines – a fairy and a unicorn.

The instructions were pretty simple and straight-forward. I had to cut the little material bags open, but she did all of the pouring herself.

Adding the stickers to the jar at the end was Madeline’s favorite. Stickers are her absolute favorite right now! =)

Here’s the end product. We couldn’t get the figurines to stand upright with a toddler constantly jarring the container, but it didn’t matter much to her (or me). She was super happy with this and said immediately after that she wanted to make another. That’s a definite WIN in my book!

If you want to get one of these kits, be sure to check out Horizon Group USA’s website, or visit your local Wal-Mart. Your kids will sure love this one.

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Popsicle Stick Name Practice http://learncreatelove.com/popsicle-stick-name-practice/ http://learncreatelove.com/popsicle-stick-name-practice/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:40:23 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11774

Maddie is at the age where she’s excited about learning her letters. To break up the day, I’ve begun creating little activities for her to do. This was one of them. This is such a simple idea that you could duplicate it with many different materials.

I chose colored popsicle sticks*, star foam stickers, and a paint/permanent marker (black). The popsicles were given to us by our friends at CraftProjectIdeas.com! The star foam stickers came from Michaels.

The instructions are pretty self-explanatory here. Just stick the sticker onto the top of the popsicle stick. You could also hot-glue it to make it stay better, but the backing on the stars was good enough. Write the letters of the child’s name onto each star. The lighter stars obviously work better here. Don’t forget to make a “name guide” popsicle stick so the child will know how to line up their popsicle sticks! I stored ours in a ziplock bag. So easy!

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this post and will get to make some with your child! =)

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500 Books by 5 Years-Old – Printable Reading Log & Incentives http://learncreatelove.com/500-books-5-years-old-printable-reading-log-incentives/ http://learncreatelove.com/500-books-5-years-old-printable-reading-log-incentives/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:02:44 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11770

500 Books by 5 years-old… do you think you and your child could do it? If you read a book a day you’ll be well on your way. Add in story-time and it will be a breeze. I decided to start this challenge with my 2 (almost 3) year-old, Maddie. She has always loved reading books with me, and we are at the library several times a week. It made sense to start tracking her books. Our state (MD) has this fun challenge for young readers and we jumped on board the second we heard about it.

I’m sharing some fun PDF printables for you to print to help track their progress.
— A reading incentive chart. Color in the stars as you get to each milestone. (Or use stickers!) Once they reach 500, give them a fun prize or activity. (We will be going to Chuck E. Cheese!)
— Picture progress props. “I READ 100-200-300-and so on BOOKS!” so you an share their progress online. (Be sure to tag LearnCreateLove!!)
— Reading Log. A super simple reading log. Fill out the title/author/date, or however you wish to do it.
I suggest keeping everything together in a folder or binder in your designated reading spot, so that it’ll be easier to write down which books you read afterward.

There are none! Read to your child or have them read — it all counts! I personally don’t count re-reads.

Just be sure to make it fun and age-appropriate. Maddie still isn’t to the point where she can sit through books that have lonnnng paragraphs. So when we go to the library to get new books, I peek into them to make sure they have shorter passages.

Ready to read?! Open & Print: Reading Incentive & Photo Props & Reading Log

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Santa & Mrs. Claus Printable Crafts http://learncreatelove.com/santa-mrs-claus-printable-crafts/ http://learncreatelove.com/santa-mrs-claus-printable-crafts/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:53:44 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11766

Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s almost santa time! Today I’m sharing a fun new set of printables: Santa & Mrs. Claus! You can check out all of our other Christmas crafts here, including more Santa crafts. =)

Open & Print: Santa Craft & Mrs. Claus Craft

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Printable Lady Frog Craft http://learncreatelove.com/printable-lady-frog-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/printable-lady-frog-craft/#respond Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:05:01 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11744

Do you remember this craft from so long ago? I never did get around to making a printable Lady Frog… until now! It might have taken a few years, but it’s here. This was always one of my favorite crafts Lore and I did when she was little.

Open & Print: Lady Frog Craft

Bonus! I made a fun video to go with it. Check it out below:

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