Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and other countries around the world. Traditionally, a skull or “calavera” (in Spanish) is decorated to help celebrate the day. Turn ping pong balls and battery tea lights into “Sugar Skull” magnets for a great way to open up a dialogue with kids about holidays celebrated in other countries.

Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and other countries around the world. Traditionally, a skull or “calavera” (in Spanish) is decorated to help celebrate the day. Turn ping pong balls and battery tea lights into “Sugar Skull” magnets for a great way to open up a dialogue with kids about holidays celebrated in other countries.

Turn ordinary rubber bands and toilet paper rolls into stamps with this easy and artsy craft that you can make two ways! This craft could also be a great lesson in understanding and creating repeating patterns: http://youtu.be/sXd37DapyNw

Turn ordinary rubber bands and toilet paper rolls into stamps with this easy and artsy craft that you can make two ways! This craft could also be a great lesson in understanding and creating repeating patterns: http://youtu.be/sXd37DapyNw

Learn how to make gooey monster slime TWO ways with this sensory craft. Don’t worry - the slime washes off hands easily with soap and water! For the full craft, click here:http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for….The chemical reaction between liquid starch and regular glue makes a mixture that splats, sticks, oozes, flops and stretches. Engage in some imaginary monster-play and embrace your inner scientist with this fun activity! Check out this week’s episode of the PBS Digital Studios original web series Frankenstein, MD to see how slime can be used in a science lab: http://youtu.be/J1b0B5B8_50

Learn how to make gooey monster slime TWO ways with this sensory craft. Don’t worry - the slime washes off hands easily with soap and water! For the full craft, click here:http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for….

The chemical reaction between liquid starch and regular glue makes a mixture that splats, sticks, oozes, flops and stretches. Engage in some imaginary monster-play and embrace your inner scientist with this fun activity! 

Check out this week’s episode of the PBS Digital Studios original web series Frankenstein, MD to see how slime can be used in a science lab: http://youtu.be/J1b0B5B8_50

Make a Daniel Tiger Watch!

Making yarn bowls is a great sensory activity for little fingers that doubles as a dimensional art project! Use your bowls as decorative sculptures or little baskets.

Cool off on those hot summer days with your own DIY sprinkler! Making one is easy and only requires a few ingredients. Grab an adult and a towel and learn how it’s done with Mya, the Full-Time Kid. http://youtu.be/wgJiP3U6Iok

Cool off on those hot summer days with your own DIY sprinkler! Making one is easy and only requires a few ingredients. Grab an adult and a towel and learn how it’s done with Mya, the Full-Time Kid. http://youtu.be/wgJiP3U6Iok

The refrigerator is a hub for artwork, but can also be a really fantastic play surface for kids! With just a few simple supplies, you can make a fun DIY Magnet Face and accessories. 

Perfect for a wide range of ages, this DIY chalkboard puzzle is a great craft and art project rolled into one! Make your own with just a few simple supplies.

Choo Choo Chew on these amazing recipes from our Thomas & Friends Birthday Party here: http://youtu.be/FTuOhs3fQoM

Kids (and parents!) will go bananas for this easy, no-sew Curious George costume!

Word Up! Turn your little one into WordGirl this Halloween with this easy, no-sew costume!
Looking for other pbskids characters?
Make a no-sew Super Why here: http://youtu.be/B5by1oov6Gs
Make a no-sew Daniel Tiger here: http://youtu.be/VQr_ENKDWAY

Word Up! Turn your little one into WordGirl this Halloween with this easy, no-sew costume!

Looking for other pbskids characters?

Make a no-sew Super Why here: http://youtu.be/B5by1oov6Gs

Make a no-sew Daniel Tiger here: http://youtu.be/VQr_ENKDWAY

Practice tying shoes with this creative, useful and easy cardboard craft!  

pbsdigitalstudios:

Crafts for Kids is an awesome new web series from PBS Parents & PBSDS! check it out here: bit.ly/13BduHJ

Warning: The above content may be overwhelmingly cute, simple, and/or fun. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.