Let's Try Activities
This new online series provides instructions for creative activities you can try at home. New projects will be posted often, so keep checking back, and sharing what you're making, here and on our social media channels, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Kid makers, please work with a parent or caregiver on every project and always be very careful when using tools of any kind.
Now let's try...
Shaving Cream Prints
Make a beautiful marbled print using shaving cream and food coloring. What other materials could you use with this technique?
Making a Flower Crown
Make a crown for yourself or someone else using flowers found in your yard!
Make your own personalized pennants to celebrate any day of the year!
Making String Instruments
Carina and Sarah show us how to make string instruments using objects around your house.
Making Wind Instruments
Educator Rebecca shows you how to make instruments from paper, cardboard or a plastic bottle!
Making Junk Mail Flowers
Make a unique bouquet out of things lying around the house!
Addressing an Envelope
Rebecca shows you how to send mail to friends and family.
Learn how to combine two sheets of paper into works of art!
Bake a Cake
Make a chocolate cake from scratch.
Make a pinata with items you have at home!
All you need is a toilet paper roll, balloon and paper.
Turn magazines and junk mail into works of art!
What items can you find around your house that you can sort by size, color, or shape?
Running low on craft supplies? Make yarn from an old t-shirt!
Make a net out of string. Nets have so many uses. What will you do with yours?
Make Your Own Knitting Loom
Make your own loom with a toilet paper roll and straws.
Who doesn't need a few extra hearts around the house, in the window and hanging on a tree right now? Learn how to create decorative hearts through this ancient paper folding technique.
Make Your Own Watercolor Paints
Use dried-out markers to make your own watercolors!
Make potholders, scarves, coasters, doll textiles and even rugs using just yarn and your fingers.
Make simple or intricate designs with rolled paper.
Weaving is easy! All you need is cardboard, scissors, tape and string. You could even try weaving with different materials!
Building with Cardboard
What different structures can you create with these cardboard tips?
Try this activity with string or ribbon for making a uniquely braided piece that you can use for jewelry, bookmarks, decoration and more.