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

Felt Food For Pretend Play

Making unique, handmade play felt food for kids is gratifying. Create realistic looking play food that will last for years and inspire hours of imaginative play using easy materials.

Ice Cream Cookie Pops

These Ice Cream Cookie Pops are the perfect blend of cookie and cream, and are every cookie dunker's dream. This frozen treat is easy to make for celebrations, holiday’s, BBQ’s, or just because.

No Bake Earth Day Necklaces

A simple necklace is a great project to add to any Earth Day lesson for elementary school children.

DIY Musical Tambourines

Keep your kids entertained with these adorable, simple, homemade tambourines made with items from around the house. They are easily customizable with glitter, colors, sounds, shapes, and imagination. It’s a unique, kid friendly music appreciation craft sure to keep children entertained with their very own jam session!

HayStack Cookie Easter Egg Nests

These little egg nests are a festive, delicious classic that are extremely simple to make. This kid-friendly recipe makes a yummy Easter snack, after dinner dessert or holiday party treat! They take a max of 10 minutes to make and about an hour to set.

Irish Soda Bread Cake

This Irish Soda Bread recipe is moist, cake-like, and delicious. This bundt pan soda bread is full of sweet raisins and is the perfect way for your family to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! It’s cheap and easy to make, and has many variations you can use to make it your own.

St. Patrick’s Day Clothespin Wreath

Check out this festive DIY St. Patty’s Day Clothespin wreath! Customize the design with green, white, and shamrock embellishments you may have around the house. It’s a simple, inexpensive, fun, and fast way to add luck to your home and celebrate the holiday with your kids!

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

Celebrate DIY style this St. Patty’s Day! Create this extra-seasonal wreath that can also be used as imaginative play for kids on this festive and fun holiday. They are made from simple and cheap materials, and super fun to make and look at. Follow along to craft this mesh wreath all by yourself!

St. Patty’s Mac N’ Cheese

This is a great Mac N’ Cheese slow cooker recipe, your kids are sure to love. Adding broccoli is a healthy technique to incorporate daily vegetables, but also transforms ordinary Mac N’ Cheese into a celebratory meal for St. patty’s day! This easy, cheesy, baked goodness will be any kids new favorite.

Edible Starburst Slime

Check out this edible, 2 ingredient starburst slime! This slime is so simple to make, and is non-toxic. The candy does get hot, so parents are suggested to help the kids out with this one. Enjoy this stretchy, sticky slime!

Cupids Breakfast Bites

Heart shaped churro bites are an easy, quick breakfast recipe to make for your kids on Valentine’s Day! These hearts are a sweet and fun way to start the day.

I Love Chew Gumball Machine

Are you looking for a bright treat for your kids this Valentines Day? These mini gumball machines are simple, adorable, and cheap to make. This has to be the cutest DIY valentine a kid can give!

Valentine Play Dough

Get into the spirit of Valentine's Day with this fun play dough recipe! It’s a fun activity to do with the kids and the dough lasts 2 weeks.This also makes a great gift for a class party. Try it out this Valentine's Day, enjoy!

Cupid Pops

When you think of Valentine’s Day you think, “CHOCOLATE!”, but here is a healthy option to try that kids will love just as much. This recipe can be molded into different pops for any preference your kids may have. Also the order of layers I use can be switched up to how you prefer. It’s just three ingredients and takes no more than 10 minutes to make. Let’s get started!

Resolution Wand Craft

Celebrate the new year by making these crafty resolution wands! They are easy, cheap and can be done with the kids! Make wishes, goals, and dreams a reality this New Years Day today.

Paper Plate Dream Catcher

These dream catchers are perfect for this new year! Make them with your kids as a craft and use them as tools to get over nightmares. They could be decoration or anything else you can think of. You're never too young to have resolutions for the new year. Make nightmares go away, dream of all the places you want to go and enjoy making this amazing, simple and inexpensive craft!

3D Paper Snow Globe

This craft requires imagination! Keep your kids busy, and using their brains this winter break with this 3D Paper Snow Globe Craft. Make their snow globe drawing come to life with just one simple object.

Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins

Muffins are a go-to for kids! They are an easy snack to grab or put in your child’s lunch box. Muffins are typically packed with sugar, but this recipe is both nutritious and delicious.

Winter S'mores Pops

Add a new spin to your campfire s’mores recipe with these pops. They are a simple and inexpensive snack for your winter campfire this year. Enjoy with the entire family!

Great Toys for Every Creative Kid!

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