Hands On Crafts for Kids celebrates the creativity of kids with fun projects that are designed for the 7-12 age group, as well as parents, teachers, and group leaders. Hands On Crafts for Kids invites participation and is designed to get kids involved. The show is curriculum based with themed content by episodes. Instructions are easy to follow, and are reinforced with step-by-step instructions, and visuals.
Kids and adults delight in the wide variety of topics and the creative projects our designers from across the country create. We’ll take you on crafting trips around the world, in your own backyard, and to ancient civilizations as we cut, paste, glue and paint an amazing variety of truly inventive and creative projects. And best of all, at Hands On Crafts for Kids, there’s no right or wrong way to be creative – “only your way”!
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Jenny Barnett Rohrs, Katie Hacker, Hosts Hands On Crafts for Kids Click on image for higher resolution version.
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Have fun crafting with the following
Hands On Crafts for Kids series:
Join us as we “bond together “as creativity begins at home. We have some exciting changes in store for you this season. First up is a weekly feature using your very own family craft box filled with basic craft supplies. Add things you find around your house for creative fun. Also meet Franz Spohn, artist extraordinaire. He brings the artist’s perspective to imaginative projects that release your inner artist. Sharing some hosting duties with Katie Hacker, is blogger Jenny Barnett Rohrs, get the inside scoop on projects from other bloggers around the country and the things they make with their own kids. And if that’s not enough every week we have amazing crafting projects.
Series 1600 Join us this season as we celebrate the artist in you! Along with all of our great craft projects we’re also adding art and design techniques. In fact each show will have two art and two craft projects. We’ve also added a co-host, Katie Hacker. Candie concentrates on art techniques and Katie a mom and home schooler will feature craft ideas. Each of the shows is themed around an art term, even for our craft projects. Learn about Things like texture, perspective and lines - and of course make really fun projects. Let your inner artist shine through this season of Hands On Crafts for Kids.
Series 1500 We have a lot of crafting fun for you this season. You’ll love surrounding yourself with things you make. We’ll be making crafty creatures-some that are out of this world, celebrating unusual holidays, recycling items from around your house, experimenting with fun materials, and so much more. Be creative, have fun! Make crafting part of everyday.
We have some exciting changes for this season – from a new host Candie Cooper, to a new set and logo, and a whole new attitude about crafting. We want crafting to become a part of your life every day; surround yourself with things you make, and make being creative a part of who you are.
Pack your bags for the trip of a life time! Hand On Crafts for Kids, Series 1300 returns to one of the most popular topics in our 13 years of production: “Crafts Around the World”. This series recognizes the cultural diversity of the United States and encourages kids and parents to learn more about their heritage. It is also an excellent resource for teachers, group leaders, and after school programs with easy projects representing countries and cultures. Each week is a different country with projects using 5 steps and 5 main ingredients. We encourage creativity and substitution of the items kids have on hand at home to complete their projects.
Visit Peru, Italy, Canada, the United States, Ghana, Australia, Japan, China, Russia, India, Mexico, Egypt, and Scotland this season.
This season of Hands On is all about Living Things. Learn about the Animals and plants that share our environment through great projects. We’ve divided them into the same classifications used by scientists.
First we divide the animal kingdom by whether or not they have a backbone. Then we look at other characteristics like what they eat, where they live, and their body temperature. The groups we’ll study are amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. For invertebrates we’ll divide them into insects, arachnids, and crustaceans and mollusks.
For plants, we’ll talk about the way we see and use plants in everyday life.
Every project has 5 steps and 5 main ingredients plus you’ll want to keep basic supplies like scissors, markers, toothpicks and rulers on hand. Remember – be creative! And let’s learn about living things.
Learn skills for a whole lifetime of crafting on this season of Hands On. At school, home or even in sports, each week we’ve got craft basics and great projects, each with 5 steps and 5 main ingredients. And every project teaches a new skill that you can use over and over again. And Remember – be creative!
Its Back to Basics on this 10th anniversary series of Hands On. Each show is packed with lots of projects, each with five steps and five ingredients and featuring a Basic Theme like patterns or letters. Also included on each show is a basic how – to lesson on a favorite craft or craft material, like scrapbooking or clay or even wood. Each show also includes another basic - a painting lesson: from choosing paint - to preparing the surface. Remember – be creative and get back to basics with Hands On.
On Series 900 Cultural Traditions of the Islands Hands On Crafts for Kdis, series 900
– Cultural Traditions of the Islands drops
anchor at a different island each week. Traveling
around the world, ports of call include the
Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Ireland, Jamaica,
Japan, Madagascar, New Zealand, Philippines,
Puerto Rico, Sicily, Taiwan, and Tahiti. Each
of the thirteen shows visits one island and
learns about their culture and habitat through
hands on crafts. Every project has just five
main steps and five main ingredients plus the
On Series 800 54321 - Countdown to crafting fun! The excitement is building as Hands
On Crafts for Kids, Series 800 beings its countdown
to 65 spectacular new, creative and easy projects.
Each project includes no more than 5 easy steps
and no more than 5 main supplies so you can
easily complete the designs in to time flat.
It’s as easy as 5,4,3,2,1 as Hands On
shares ideas for cool room décor, party
favors, scrapbooking, seasonal decorations and
On Series 700 Crafting in the USA It’s time
for another journey with Hands On Crafts for
Kids – across the United States! From
New England all the way to Hawaii, it’s
time to celebrate the customs and symbols of
the 50 United States with Series 700, Crafting
in the USA. There are state birds, flags, landmarks,
and design styles representing each of the major
regions of the country. Each show is packed
with creative projects that kids ages 7-12 will
find fun and easy to do while learning more
about the USA. A little red, white and blue
is in order so lets get started on a trek across
these great United States!
HANDS ON Series
600 Back In Time
Travel Back In Time with Hands On Crafts for
Kids!From ancient civilizations all the way
to the 19th century, this series is filled with
over 65 craft projects. Topics include: Ancient
Egypt, Greece and Rome, Mayans, Vikings and
Other Explorers, Japanese Empire, Middle Ages
in Europe, Renaissance, Ming Dynasty, Native
Americans in North America, Colonial America,
Industrial Revolution and 1900’s to the
ON Series 500 Camp Hands On
Explore camping and nature through crafting
at Camp Hands On! Topics include Camp Supplies,
Make New Friends, Take A Hike (into the woods),
Tracking and Folklore, The Night Sky, Fun and
Games, Around The Campfire, Nature, Down By
The River, Bugs, Camp Memories, and Camp Hands
On Cabin. Everyone can enjoy Camp Hands On without
even leaving home!
HANDS ON Series
400 Crafts Around The Earth
Explore the habitats of the world with Hands
On and learn about the environment, wildlife
and people of these regions through crafts.
You’ll visit the: Outback, Rainforest,
Endangered Earth, Garden, Desert, Farm, In the
Beginning, Forest, Tropics, Beach, Arctic and
Antarctica, Coral Reef and Mother Earth herself.
Some actually use products from the habitat,
others show examples of wildlife and some re-create
the habitat in a craft project.
ON Series 300 Crafting Together
Crafting is fun when you are all by yourself,
but the fun doubles when you craft together.
This Hands On series has 65 projects that are
designed as multiple, easily made creations
that can be enjoyed on your own or with a group.
This series is perfect for classrooms, scout
troops, families or any group. Make one puppet
or an entire jungle scene. Themes are: Traditions,
Fall, Mosaics, Puppetry, Gifts, Spring, Rainy
Day, Heritage, Parties, Magic Potions, Recycling,
Wearables, and Cold Weather.
HANDS ON Series
200 Crafts Around the World
Travel around the world with Hands On and learn
about countries and cultures through their crafts.
This series features different parts of the
world including Africa, Australia, Canada, China,
Egypt/Israel/Morocco, Italy, Japan, Mexico,
United Kingdom and United States for a total
of 65 projects. This is a fantastic trip around
the world for kids 7 to 12.
HANDS ON Series
100 Crafts For Kids
This is the first series of Hands On that you
won’t want to miss. There are 65 great
crafting projects for kids 7-12. Topics include:
The Insect World, Colonial America, Stories,
Space, Wind, Nature, Oceanography, Patterns,
Stamping, Recycling, Native Americans, Color
and Light, and Lines and Shapes. Kids learn
about the world around them through crafting.
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