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

Great Toys for Every Creative Kid!

Here you’ll find a few of our favorites from this year’s Creative Child Gift Guide.

Candy Cane Treats

This Christmas candy tastes delicious, and makes a perfect gift. Try these easy, cute, inexpensive treats this holiday season. If you don’t get around to making them at Christmas time, they are great for Valentine’s Day too! They are fast to make and are only 3 ingredients.

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Create amazing memories with your kids this Christmas with our DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar. You only need 4 materials to make this adorable countdown till christmas tree and it won't take that long to make! Its sure to make the anticipated Christmas countdown more memorable and meaningful.

Ornament Cookie Pops

Make these simple, festive Ornament Cookie Pops this holiday season. Kids love to make and eat this delicious Christmas treat, and they add a fun touch to your holiday table. Get creative and customize your Ornament Cookie Pops how you wish!

Paper Plate Masks - Crafted Christmas Characters

Enjoy crafting these iconic face masks at your child’s Christmas party, during winter break, or even with your family on Christmas morning! They are fun and simple to make, have very few materials, and encourage both creativity and imaginative play.

Feed the Turkey Counting Activity

Enjoy this fun turkey themed counting activity this Thanksgiving! It’s a simple game to make and is a great hands-on way for kids to learn and practice counting.

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

This 4 ingredient, no-argument, meal is super simple to make! These mini versions of chicken pot pies are easy for kids to make, eat, and enjoy. Everyone will love this kid friendly dish at your next Thanksgiving get together.

Word Family Turkey’s

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with this turkey word craft! This hands-on, outside the box, feather-filled activity, is super simple and cheap. Incorporating learning into crafting makes learning fun for kids!

Fisher-Price Recall 2017

This recall involves Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seats with model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, and DYH22 and Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seats with model number CMR39. The model number is located on the underside of the motor housing.

Turkey Rice Krispie Treats

This treat is so adorable for your Thanksgiving get togethers this year! These chocolate covered Turkey Rice Krispie Treats are simple and sweet. They make for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert, meal place card, or goodie bag. Both kids and adults alike will love them!

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!
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