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

Decorated Christmas Cookies

One of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up was baking cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa. You can make these cute Christmas cookies the night before Christmas or any day in December!

Hot Chocolate Snowman Jars

Hot Chocolate Snowman Jars are fun to make and are the perfect gift to show you really care. When completely assembled, you get an awesome craft that looks just as sweet as it tastes!

Bottle Cap Ornaments

Hanging homemade ornaments on your Christmas tree is such a wonderful family tradition. Unlike a lot of crafts that may not stand up against water damage or natural wear and tear (we’re looking at you, macaroni necklace!), homemade ornaments can last a lifetime and then some.

Christmas Candy Treats - Sleigh

A friend of mine gave these out at her Christmas party last year, and I just couldn’t get over how adorable they were. Kids will have a lot of fun making miniature versions of Santa’s sleigh.

Candy Christmas Treats - Christmas Tree

A friend of mine gave these out at her Christmas party last year, and I just couldn’t get over how adorable they were. Kids will have a lot of fun making mini Christmas trees with cubbyholes.

Year of the Rooster 2017

Happy Chinese New Year! This time around is the year of the rooster. Roosters are always active, amusing and popular among the crowd. According to Chinese culture, babies born in this year are hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented. Let's start this new year off with some celebration of the rooster, this construction paper craft is super easy and cheap. Enjoy!

Christmas Candy Treats - Choo Choo Train

A friend of mine gave these out at her Christmas party last year, and I just couldn’t get over how adorable they were. Kids will have a lot of fun making miniature versions of the Polar Express choo choo train in route to the North Pole.

New Year's Clock Cookies 2017

Countdown to the New Year with this sweet and festive dessert! Bake a batch of your favorite semi-sweet cookies and decorate away!

Turkey Treats

These turkey treats are made with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and candy corn and are so much fun to make. The finished product reminds me of a cute claymation bird straight out of Wallace & Gromit!

Glitter Pine Cones

It's time to get out the glue and glitter! The rest of the supplies can be gathered from your back yard or a nearby park to make this charming rustic centerpiece with the kids (scavenger hunt, anybody?).

Mason Jar Luminaries

Fall Hand Print Wreath

her you've been pulling all of your seasonal decor from the attic— decorating your house with #PumpkinEverything—or you're more of a minimalist, this fall hand wreath is a home decor accent piece with a personal touch that you and the kids will love making and displaying!

Paper Pumpkins for Fall

Fall is here and with it come all things pumpkin! If you haven't made it down to the pumpkin patch yet, but still want to get into the fall spirit, try these paper pumpkin crafts! You'll only need a few cheap supplies (and a little bit of patience) to make these cute construction paper pumpkins!

Paper Pumpkins for Fall

Fall is here and with it come all things pumpkin! If you haven't made it down to the pumpkin patch yet, but still want to get into the fall spirit, try these paper pumpkin crafts! You'll only need a few cheap supplies (and a little bit of patience) to make these cute construction paper pumpkins!

Paper Pumpkins for Fall

If you haven't made it down to the pumpkin patch yet, but still want to get into the fall spirit, try these paper pumpkin crafts!

Halloween Fruit Cups

When we think of Halloween we think of pumpkins, witches, and candy right? Well we have made a cute craft for you to make for you kids this halloween. Guess what its healthy! That's right give the gift of healthy treats this halloween with these cute halloween fruit cups!

Monster Cups

Enjoy this fun halloween craft with your kids this year! It's cheap, easy, and adorable! Here are some simple steps to making this adorable pumpkin.

Classic Children's Books to Read in 2016

When you open a book you want to be intrigued. Enthusiastic even with what you're about to read whether its classical books for kids or a newly published pre-teen book. But it’s come to my attention that the only thing kids have been enthusiastic about these days is the next iphone coming out. I don't know if I was a weird kid or not but I remember getting excited to read with my mom in elementary school. I even remember rushing to the book shelves in school to get the best book first. Do you remember those books?

Laundry Hacks...When You Have Kids

Here they come, JC and Emily. They just spent the whole day at soccer practice and art class. Laundry is gonna be fun tonight. Lucky for you I have found some fun and easy laundry hacks that can help with money, speed, and stain removals.

Capturing the Right Moment in Your Kid's Life During Summer

We all look for that picture perfect moment in life. When the sun is hitting your kid's face just at the right spot to where you can't see the food stains on their shirt. But in the summer time when to sun is out more than ever and the flowers are blooming, its not just the sun's light you want to capture.
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