A Video of how to make Dinosaur Fossils from Hands On Crafts for Kids

Plaster Cloth and Colored Sand

  A video has just been added

   to our Video Section and it shows

   you how to make this easy kids Craft project.

  The project teaches you how to make

   wonderful Dinosaur fossils and uses

   ACTÍVA Art Plaster, Plaster Cloth Wrap

   and Colored Sand.

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CelluClay Pinata Bowl on Hands on Crafts for Kids

CelluClay Pinata BowlWhy not have a party?  Get some great ideas from Hands On Crafts for Kids episode 1705 which will be on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website on Friday, August 14, 2015. It will run for 7 days.

ACTÍVA products were featured as Katie and Jenny made the piñata party bowl.

1705 Let’s Party

There’s a party going on and you are invited!  Katie shows how to make a decorative chandelier to set the mood for your party theme and Franz draws a colorful and fun postcard invitation that will get all your guests to come.  Jenny and Katie sculpt a hanging piñata bowl full of treats. Then reach into the Family Craft Box to make a party decoration from yarn and glue to stuff with favors.


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CelluClay Project Featured on Craft Gossip Indie Crafts

Cellclay paper mache projectIndie Crafts is all about things that are cool and hip and thanks to Lisa Fulmer and her CelluClay Surfboard Treasure box creation the project has been shared on Crafts Gossip.

If you missed this wonderful summer project then visit our Craft projects page or pop over to Craft Gossip to find out how to make this cool project.



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Hands on Crafts for Kids Episode 1702 is now showing

Colored Sand OwlACTÍVA Products Colored Sand and Activ Air Dry Clay is featured on the show. From land and sea and sky, it’s fun to recreate our favorite creatures – or make up new ones! Join the creepy, crawly and feathered fun on Friday, July 24, 2015, starting at noon with episode 1702 of Hands On Crafts for Kids on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website.  It will run for 7 days.

1702 Critters and Creatures

Inspiration comes from animals and creatures – real and imaginary. Katie makes a 3-D owl with textured wings makes a great decoration for any room. Franz and Katie make creature creation a team sport by drawing three-part fantasy animals together. Jenny looks to the sea to find inspiration for a jelly-fish made from re-cycled materials then Katie creates a glittery clay lizard textured with found items. From the Family Craft box make a pair of bear claw slippers made from tissue boxes.

Air Dry Clay Lizard


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Hands On Crafts For Kids Episode 1713 is now Available

Half the fun of making crafts is wearing and using them!  Get some great idea for useful crafts on Hands On Colored Sand Project for KidsCrafts for Kids episode 1713. It airs on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website starting at noon on Friday, July 10, 2015 and runs for 7 days.

1713 Use It

Use what you make and get double fun from your crafts.  Weave hip survival bracelets with some tips from Katie. Franz uses everyday objects to make a robot storage container. Blogger Rachel Howard and her kids make a miniature construction site for toy earth-moving equipment! Use items from the Family Craft Box and recycle old road maps to craft a travel case full of learning games and activities – and treats, too!


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CelluClay Surfboard Treasure Box Designed by Lisa Fulmer

A craft project that will appeal to Teenagers. This cute and colorful paper maché box is sturdy enough to hold all sorts of little treasures! Use it for jewelry 
Paper mache box project idea
on your nightstand, paper clips or pushpins on your desk, or even Q-tips in the bathroom. The best part is knowing you sculpted it yourself! If you would like to see the step by step instructions of how to make this CelluClay Surfboard Treasure Box then please visit our Projects Page.
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Air Dry Clay Surfboard Trophy - Designed by Lisa Fulmer

We have just added a vibrant new air dry clay project to our craft projects page.
This cool surfboard was designed by Lisa Fulmer using Plus Air Dry Clay.
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Kids Summer Crafts on Hands on Crafts for Kids

Let’s step outside into the wide open spaces – on land or sea or in the sky - for great craft ideas.  Beginning at noon on Friday, June 26, 2015, episode 1711 of Hands On Crafts for Kids will run on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website. It will run for 7 days.
ACTIV  Air Dry Clay was used as Jenny creates a nature journal.


1711 Discover the World

Let’s discover the world we live in and beyond.  Katie and Jennie create a 3-D pop-up map of the planets together, and Franz explores the artistic use of dimension and space.  Gather leaves, sticks and stones and then Jenny shows how to create a nature journal.  She and Katie use water and paint to create a new fish species in silhouette.  Katie blasts off with a jet pack made from recycled bottles and supplies from the Family Craft Box.



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Scenic sand used to create a greeting card in Episode 1710 on Hands on Crafts for Kids

Nature provides great inspiration for crafting together with family and friends.  Get great ideas from Hands on Crafts for Kids episode 1710 which will be on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website starting at noon on Friday, June 19, 2015. It will run for 7 days.
1710 Growing and Building
Living things inspire us to create and to craft.  Jenny and Katie craft together to make a special pot decorated with glittery sea creatures.  Franz takes art outdoors as he designs, lays out and plants a character image for the garden. Bloggers share great ideas for creating a cactus that won’t be prickly or making a quick and easy super turtle figure. Katie shows how to create colorful greeting cards and artwork for family and friends then uses supplies in the Family Craft Box to erect buildings or make whimsical bug cars.


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Scenic Sand is used in a new Hands on Crafts For Kids Episode

Let’s imagine – and then create – a wonderful world to share with friends and family.  It’s easy to make your own special place right at home with ideas from Hands On Crafts for Kids episode 1709. It will be on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website starting at noon on Friday, June 12, 2015 and will run for 7 days.
1709 Make Believe
Leave the ordinary behind and enter the world of make-believe. Create a magical fairy garden with Katie, then Franz shows how to take your paper art work from two to three dimensions. Jenny creates golden coins to swap and trade and then she and Katie make a gift extra special with a stenciled rocket gift bag. Cast a spell with a magic wand or gleaming sword created by adding feathers and jewels to the Family Craft Box.


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New Hands on Crafts for Kids Video

Let’s play some games with great crafts we make with our family. Episode 1703 of Hands On Crafts for Kids is airing on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website.

1703 Let’s Play a Game

Whether indoors or out, games are fun! Bowl at home with family and friends with a colorful bowling set Katie makes from recycled water bottles.  Franz shows how to create your own game board using a variety of art mediums. Jenny and Katie make an indoor hopscotch court that rolls-up, for easy storage.  Braid a ring toss toy then use the Family Craft box to make a treasure hunt jar for quiet fun.


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Air Dry Clay - Make a Lizard Video

A new air dry clay video has just been added and it shows you how to make
a clay lizard using Activ Clay. This instructive video was made by Hands on
Crafts for kids and was shown in episode 1702/4.


clay lizard using Activ air dry Clay

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