Make this recipe from “Cyberchase For Real.”
Your child can pull a card from their jar every morning or whenever she needs a boost.
Roll homemade dice and use your imagination to tell a unique story.
Help your child draw a self portrait and write down qualities that represent who she is.
Recreate the texture of regolith and then use it to paint a paper moon.
Explore common items in your house and see if magnets will stick to them.
Build a ramp and then use a toy car to test which of the two surfaces has less friction.
Use a combination of simple machines to build a catapult.
Use a flashlight to explore blocking light and creating different sizes of shadows.
Use different noise-making objects to cause sound waves and make sand move!
Build a weather tool — a simple thermometer.
Recreate stars or groups of stars called constellations with paper and a flashlight.
Dive in and explore the big ocean with this ocean zones in a jar activity!
You can create constellations in your home, while also teaching alphabet skills!
Investigate what makes a bridge strong with paper and pennies!
Bring the excitement of a theme park into your home by building a marble roller coaster.
Instead of throwing away empty egg cartons, upcycle them into this easy turtle craft.
See how chameleons change colors with a couple of paper plates and some paint.
Observe nature with this craft, giving earthworms a temporary “hotel."
Learn the basics of botany and plant growth by growing an herb garden with your child.
Get outside and have fun with nature, using natural objects as brushes or stamps!
Explore the properties of different ingredients while creating tasty edible slime.
A fun, simple craft to make your own bouncy balls!
Investigate ways to create different sounds by creating your own water xylophone.
Learn about household objects that sink and float in this easy-to-prepare activity.
Your child will create a pulley system and pretend a rocket ship is soaring through space.
Explore your creativity and make a wand just like the one Pinkalicious has!
Transform ordinary bags into plarn (plastic + yarn = plarn) to make jump rope.
In this activity, use the crayon resist painting technique to write secret messages!
Create beautiful dragonflies using objects you can find on a nature walk.
Observe one of the world’s smallest birds by making a feeder for hummingbirds!
Upcycle materials to make your own plastic bottle fish in this activity!
Creatively reuse plastic bags to create this mesmerizing jellyfish in a bottle.
Make gingerbread cookies in the shape of the alphabet with this simply delicious activity.
Grab some sidewalk chalk and take learning outdoors by making a letter hopscotch.
Your child can make beautiful circle art in this activity!
Use this fun craft activity to learn about this fun Chinese instrument!
Explore more about Russian culture by making Russian nesting dolls as a fun craft!
Learn about a creature's ability to make its own glowing light with this activity!
Learn about the different types of soil and make an edible “dirt” cup.
Play more math games with Peg + Cat!
Explore more shapes and stories with Peg + Cat!
Join Peg + Cat to find math in the kitchen and everywhere else!
Make art with nature and Nature Cat!
Explore the solar system on Ready Jet Go with these cake pop planets!
Try these kid-friendly rice dishes from around the world!
Try these kid-friendly noodle soup recipes from around the world!
Discover more about the plant world with Nature Cat!
Solve math mysteries with Odd Squad!
Tour the galaxies on Ready Jet Go!
Create a woodland creature out of a material easily found in nature: a pine cone!
In this activity, observe the sun’s energy while also experiencing nature and making art!
Help your child learn about our place in space with this salty art project!
Explore the moon cycle by making a necklace that illustrates the phases of the moon.
Fold and glue paper to build 3D shapes while learning math vocabulary like the Odd Squad!
Like the Odd Squad, practice math and writing skills while creating a secret message!
In this activity, build a one-of-a-kind bird nest and then snack on it afterward!
Learn how a volcano forms and what causes it to erupt in this classic experiment.
You can learn a lot by looking at a dinosaur’s footprint! Create your own with paint.
Stomp around like Buddy and make your own dinosaur feet out of tissue boxes!
Making homemade paper provides a hands-on example of how we can help save the environment.
Put your nose to the test with this scent matching activity!
Transform a liquid into a solid (and vice versa) with this colorfully cold experiment.
Build a paper bag kite with your child and learn more about lines, sides and angles!
About Crafts for Kids
Focusing on simple, fun and family-friendly projects, this weekly series encourages parents to spend meaningful time with their kids making crafts. Many of the projects include recyclable materials, things you already have in your home, and feature PBS KIDS characters.
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