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 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!

Simple DIY Fruit Fans

These simple, cute fruit fans are a great summer crafting project. When you think of summer you think ‘watermelon’ and ‘lemonade’, so why not have little hand held fans that look like them?! They are the perfect accessory on a hot summer day to cool off!

Patriotic Pretzel Pops

This simple, sweet treat reminds me of sparklers...who doesn't love sparklers on the 4th of July?! If you’re looking to make a quick snack, that’s also visually appealing, give this Patriotic Pretzel Pops a try. People love them because they’re both sweet and salty!

DIY Gifts for Dad

Instead of a store bought gifts this Father's Day, make your own gifts right at home. Dad will love getting a unique gift that was made with love!

Simple STEM Play Board

We love a simple, and inexpensive, board you can make using creativity and materials around your house. This play board is not only a great STEM activity, it’s also an awesome fine motor skills tool. Happy crafting!

Puffy Chalk Paint

Puffy chalk paint is a must-try, summer activity to do with your kids. This easy, fun, cheap, outdoor art project will keep children busy for hours, and it only requires a few simple ingredients. Have fun!

Red, White, and Blue Wind Catcher Craft for Kids

This kids craft is such a fun art project for them to do for any patriotic celebration whether it be a bbq or a parade! These Red, White, and Blue Wind Catchers make for the perfect party decoration and look beautiful blowing in the wind. Simple, cheap, and a blast to make and all ages can enjoy!

Ice Cream Truck Fine Motor Play Board

This simple, cute, and fun learning board is a great fine motor skills tool. Kids really enjoy the ice cream truck theme of this inexpensive DIY board. We love a simple board for young kids that has many uses. Happy crafting!

Simple Cake Pops!

These cake pops are for any occasion! This recipe puts a spin on the typically cake pop recipe...This is great for the busy mom (or dad) who needs to make a “fancy” dessert, for someone special. Happy baking!

Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July are all just around the corner! This patriotic clothespin wreath is for all the crafty mama’s out there who are ready for some red, white and blue! It costs about $5 and takes just a few hours to make, and it’s totally worth it. Happy crafting!

3 Mother’s Day DIY Gifts

Mom will certainly treasure these gifts crafted straight from the heart! These fun projects help kids express their creativity and love for mom at once.

Simple Fruit & Yogurt Popsicles

These healthy popsicles make for a sweet, refreshing treat on a warm day! With just a few (good) ingredients, your kids can help you make, and enjoy, creamy yogurt popsicles filled with fruit!
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