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

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.

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!
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