LearnCreateLove http://learncreatelove.com Printable Crafts and Craft Ideas for Kids Wed, 26 Sep 2018 19:29:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Do-A-Dot Pumpkin & Leaf Printable Pages http://learncreatelove.com/dot-pumpkin-leaf-printable-pages/ http://learncreatelove.com/dot-pumpkin-leaf-printable-pages/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2018 19:29:00 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11897
I have so many memories using these Do-A-Dot markers when I was growing up. From simple art to craft projects, they always came in handy. I decided to start making pages for Madeline to dot/decorate as an alternative to crayons and paint.

She really enjoyed doing these two autumn-themed printables: the leaf and the pumpkin. I didn’t get many pictures of the actual templates, but feel free to grab the printables below to use in your home or classroom. Enjoy!

Open & Print: Pumpkin or Leaf



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Pyramid Craft Printable Template http://learncreatelove.com/pyramid-craft-printable-template/ http://learncreatelove.com/pyramid-craft-printable-template/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:17:03 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11889

The last ancient Egypt craft that I will be sharing this week is our printable pyramid template. This craft actually makes a 3-D pyramid! Lorelai took her time and made a pyramid with bricks and a door. Then she left it on the windowsill where our puppy proceeded to tear it apart. She was bummed but she has another printable waiting for her if she ever wants to make another. Also check out our Eye of Ra Outline & Pharaoh Headdress Template!

Step 1: Print out the template (below) and cut out the shape along the outside solid border.

Step 2: FLIP THE TEMPLATE OVER to the blank side and have your child paint the triangle sections. Allow to dry completely.

Step 3: Flip the template back over to the printed side. Using the dotted lines as a guide, fold each triangle section upwards. From here, you will tape each section together. If you don’t want a lot of tape showing, tape the inside sections together and then use just a small piece to secure the last two sections together. We didn’t mind the tape on the outside at all, however. It didn’t take away from the craft at all. You might have to re-fold at the dotted lines a couple of times to get the top to perfectly aline.

Here are both Lorelai’s and Madeline’s pyramids. My 3-year-old loves to do whatever big sis is doing, so she got in on craft time today. Anyway, grab the printable below, and enjoy!

Open & Print: Pyramid Craft


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Pharaoh Headdress Printable Craft http://learncreatelove.com/pharaoh-headdress-printable-craft/ http://learncreatelove.com/pharaoh-headdress-printable-craft/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:53:04 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11881

Last week, I posted this Eye of Ra Outline and stated that we were currently learning about ancient egypt. Another printable I made to go along with this unit is this pharaoh headdress.

This is a 3-page printable that your child can paint or color, cut out, and glue together. We actually used staples to save on time. I also made a headband from cardstock paper strips stapled together, then stapled the headdress to that.

This is an exceptionally simple craft that made a big impact – both of my kids loved it! Grab the printable templates below!! Note: most of the headdresses that I reasearched have snake emblems in the center. I left that spot empty so the kids could decorate with their own design!

Open & Print: Pharaoh Headdress Craft


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Eye of Ra Printable Outline http://learncreatelove.com/eye-ra-printable-outline/ http://learncreatelove.com/eye-ra-printable-outline/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 22:04:13 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11877

This week in (home)school, we are learning about ancient Egypt. We are using Stories of the World and we didn’t have many of the materials needed for the coordinating activities they listed. So, naturally I had to make some of our own. One of those crafts is the Eye of Ra. I just made a simple outline that she can color or paint. She may choose to cut it out and place it against a papyrus-like paper background. I will come back later and show you her project. For now, grab the printable below!

Update: Here is Lorelai’s project. She chose to go the colorful route. Instead of cutting out the eye, she painted the background first and then went back and darkened in the eye outline. It turned out pretty cool!

Open & Print: Eye of Ra Outline


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Sensory Bin Ideas for Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers http://learncreatelove.com/sensory-bin-ideas-toddlers-pre-schoolers/ http://learncreatelove.com/sensory-bin-ideas-toddlers-pre-schoolers/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:58:14 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11861




Hey there! Today I wanted to share some super fun sensory bins that I put together for Madeline. I’m doing homeschool preschool with her and sensory bins are essential! There are so many activities that your child can enjoy doing with the bins, however my kids’ favorite thing to do was just play in them!


The first bin I made was a basic rice bin. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix to make colored rice. I chose to just keep it plain. This one is BY FAR Madeline’s favorite. I thought for sure she’d go for the colorful bead mixture, but she really stuck with the rice.


The next I made was a mixture of beads, sequins, and pom poms. All of these products were purchased from Horizon Group USA’s Wal-Mart Line (CPI.com). They do send me free products in exchange for using the products for our crafts/activities, however they didn’t send me these materials. I chose these because they have great quality products that are really cheap. Definitely check them out!!





The last bin I made was with dried beans — I just chose a few varieties and mixed them together. Really simple and inexpensive!





I put a variety of cups, measuring cups, play kitchen accessories, etc. inside each bin. Maddie had fun just filling and dumping the contents.





I definitely recommend making some sensory bins for your toddlers and pre-schoolers! I will be posting some fun learning activities to go along with these bins soon. Follow us on social media (see buttons to the right) to get updates on our newest posts!! Have a great

Sensory Bin Materials
Rice (5 lbs)
Beads, Sequins, Pom Poms
Dried Beans (approx 5 lbs)
“Sweater Boxes” – I got mine from Walmart. These are good because they are clear and they stack nicely.



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Cacti Printable Crafts http://learncreatelove.com/cacti-printable-crafts/ http://learncreatelove.com/cacti-printable-crafts/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:17:57 +0000 http://learncreatelove.com/?p=11855

I’m a huge fan of cacti and other succulents, and have a large hanging pot of them in my kitchen window. When coming up with crafts to do this summer, cacti was one of the first that I decided to design. Included in this printable set are 3 different cactus plants. Grab the printable below, and enjoy!!

Side note: we are finally getting settled in our new home! I will be posting more regularly now. Be sure to follow us on our social media accounts (see buttons on the right) so you can get updates on new crafts and printables!!

Open & Print: Cactus Crafts





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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.

Materials
– 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.

Directions:
– 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
Fox
Raccoon
Hedgehog
Owl
Spider
Fruit Bat
Moth
Skunk
Mouse
Koala
Firefly
Toad
Otters
Hamster


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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
Opossum
Wombat
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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