Holiday Crafts

You're going to love these spooktacular ideas. more

Oct 12, 2017 10:00 AM Holiday Fun

No knives (or mess!) needed for this fun craft. more

Oct 9, 2017 9:34 AM Crafts

Spin this simple craft in the summer breeze. more

Jun 27, 2017 11:18 AM Crafts

Have your home glowing in no time. more

Oct 6, 2014 5:10 PM Crafts

This easy science project mimics colorful fireworks explosions and is a perfect craft for your Fourth of July weekend. more

Jun 25, 2013 10:40 AM Crafts

Kids can help get in the Irish spirit making these potato stamps. more

Mar 6, 2013 12:12 PM Crafts

It's easy to create and personalize these cardboard menorahs, making it a great holiday craft for the whole family. more

Dec 10, 2012 12:15 PM Crafts

Give your Hanukkah gathering a handmade touch with this mini-dreidel bunting. more

Dec 10, 2012 12:08 PM Crafts

These holiday-themed coffee cup sleeves will make a welcome addition to anyone's winter morning routine. more

Nov 20, 2012 11:03 AM Crafts

This year, experiment with a material called bleeding tissue paper to dye your eggs. The color transfers to other surfaces (like egg shells), leaving an interesting “tie-dyed” impression. more

Apr 11, 2011 9:43 AM Crafts

Incorporate leaves into your family’s Thanksgiving celebration (or any other meal) by creating homemade placemats for your guests. more

Feb 24, 2011 12:34 PM Crafts

This Easter, skip the store-bought egg-dyeing kit and experiment with natural dyes found in your own kitchen. Natural dyes provide a depth and variety of color and tone that the packaged, tablet dyes can’t deliver. Plus, everyone will have an opportunity to see how everyday foods can be used to create beautiful treasures for the Easter morning egg hunt. more

Feb 23, 2011 11:49 AM Crafts

What's better than a snow-themed craft when you're watching a winter storm from the family room? How about a snow-themed craft using things you already have your bathroom? Skip the trip to the crafts store and curl up with this wintry craft. more

Feb 1, 2011 10:52 AM Crafts

Short of hopping the next plane to Florida, there’s not much you can do about the gray and dreary winter skies that blanket Chicago this time of year. However, you can improve the view out your windows by decorating them with colorful “stained glass” hearts just in time for Valentine’s Day.This fun and easy project will brighten everyone’s mood while creating some homemade holiday decor. more

Jan 31, 2011 10:30 PM Crafts

If you're tired of looking out your window at the dreary winter sky, improve your view with some beautiful paper snowflakes. This is a fine seasonal project for kids-and adults, too. As any experienced paper snowflake-maker can tell you, it takes more than a piece of paper and scissors to create a flake that resembles the real thing. But with the proper cuts and folds, you and your kids can make a unique and attractive window decoration. Need some inspiration? Try these print-and-cut patterns more

Jan 31, 2011 11:25 AM Crafts

Sometimes everyday things get overlooked in the whirlwind family life and holiday hustle and bustle. So before the feasting stars, take some time this month to really focus your family's attention on all that you have to be thankful for - especially each other. more

Nov 5, 2010 11:07 PM Crafts

Use an empty toilet paper tube to brighten up your Thanksgiving table. This craft will help even the youngest in your brood feel involved in the holiday prep. more

Oct 31, 2010 2:05 PM Crafts

Perfect for a July 4th party or a care package for our troops abroad, this tissue-paper craft has plenty of fanfare. more

Oct 27, 2010 1:07 PM Crafts

With all the little ghosts and ghouls wandering about town, October is definitely the spookiest month of the year. What better time to teach your kids a little bit about bats—and have some fun with bat-themed craft projects. more

Sep 22, 2010 10:24 AM Crafts

Scrap paper transforms into beautiful, eco-friendly greeting cards that sprout wildflowers when planted. This project teaches basic paper-making skills while also offering a hands-on gardening experience. more

Sep 13, 2010 2:37 PM Crafts