Creative Child

Jenna Gleason

Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

Articles by Jenna

DIY Ducky Soap

Scrub a dub dub! These cute DIY rubber duckie soaps are perfect for bath time fun. They are affordable, and simple to make!

DIY Scary Suds

These fun and festive spooky soaps are so easy to make for Halloween. They are cheap, unique, and perfect for kids of all ages. Place them at the sinks in your home, gift them for party favors, even hand them out to local trick-or-treaters!

Food Pyramid Plate

This DIY food pyramid plate helps kids visualize how much of each food group should be on their plates. The craft enables children to be involved and teaches them about food groups in a simple way. The bright colors are a lot of fun for children, and serve as a reminder for better eating , and portion control!

Sink or Float Boats

In this hands-on science activity, your kids will love discovering whether objects sink or float in water. Have them help build their boats and observe what works and what doesn't. In the experiment, students will learn about density and buoyancy, and utilize fine motor skills. Our sink or float science project is great for any age and really gets kids thinking and predicting. Have fun!

Mummy Bars

Make healthier, homemade spooktacular treats for your kids this Halloween. These sweet and simple Mummy Granola Bars are perfect for breakfast, school lunches, or for a halloween themed party. You can make your own granola bars using just about any bar recipe you like, or use your favorite store-bought granola bars. They are so easy, inexpensive, fun to do with the kids and can be made in different variations to apply to your kids dietary needs!

DIY Spooky Floating Ghost

Spooky cheesecloth ghosts are an inexpensive, simple, and fun way to decorate for Halloween! Layers of modge podged cheesecloth gives these little specters their haunting postures, and different decorative touches allow you to get creative and make your ghost unique, so get crafting!

DIY Unicorn Kinetic Sand

Unicorns are quite mystical, magical, and just so cool. This amazing DIY Unicorn kinetic sand is a fun sensory activity, that’s sure to bring some extra sparkle into the life of every unicorn lover.

Fine Motor Maze

Create this fun maze with just straws and a shoe box! This maze is super easy to make and extremely cheap. This project helps with fine motor skills and can be a fun game to keep the kids busy for hours! Learning to control the movement of the marble takes a lot of practice for little hands. Not only does your child have to move the marble precisely through the maze, he also has to be able to stop the movement and change the direction of the marble.

The Early Learning Box

Make this inexpensive parent-child game for your little one. This kids learning box is an all-in-one fine motor montessori activity for preschool and kindergarten kids! Customize the categories of your child’s box to their needs to exercise hand-eye coordination, classification, sorting, recognizing shapes and colors.

Peanut Butter Granola Bites

Looking for an easy and inexpensive treat for your kids? This bite-sized snack is perfect for your little ones to eat and refuel! They even make for a nutritious breakfast. They are packed with protein to keep even the busiest kids running all day. There are a few different ways to make this no bake snack, and it can be altered to use the ingredients already in your kitchen or to work around food allergies. Get mixin mamas!

Simple Cheerio Peanut Butter Bars

This no-bake, 3-ingredient treat is so simple and easy to make. Kids love them for a school snack or even as a dessert. You most likely have the ingredients in your pantry, so let’s get to it!

DIY Ice Cream Pencil Case

If your child loves unique and original school supplies, this DIY ice cream bar pencil case is perfect. Before they get back to the books, get crafty with one of these cute pencil holders.

DIY Back to School Pencil Cases

This easy DIY pencil case project is just in time for Back to School season. All you will need is a plastic zipper folder, glue, shoelaces and a sharpie marker. Gather your kids and let’s get started on this awesome pouch!

DIY Stepping Stone Art

This art project is a fun, easy and inexpensive way to express your child's creativity. With just a few materials your kids can create beautiful designs. Tile art is a great rainy summer day indoor activity!

Simple Beach Cups

These simple beach cups are a yummy delight, and oh so fun! You may even have all the ingredients in your pantry. They are easy to prepare and fun to eat with your kids. Enjoy!

Rainbow Rice Krispies

These rainbow Rice Krispie treats are bright and fun, everyone will love them. The no bake recipe is so simple and take 15 minutes to make. They are a perfect alternative to cupcakes!

Kiwi Watermelon Pops

Give your kids the perfect summery snack with these super simple kiwi watermelon popsicles!

Mermaid Oyster Cookies

These delicious Mermaid Oyster Cookies are so simple to make. Whether they’re for a mermaid themed birthday party or just a summer snack, these cute cookies are sure to be a hit! Have fun making them with your kids!

Animal Marionette Craft

Make these colorful marionettes from toilet paper rolls. It's so fun to add your own decorations to add a personal touch. They can be any animal your child might have in mind! What a great craft for imaginary play!

Paper Ballerina Dolls

This adorable paper ballerina doll, is a great craft to make with your daughters who are either into ballet or just like craftivities! It’s easy with simple steps to follow. Have fun!
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