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Hands On Crafts for Kids

Focusing on simple, fun and family-friendly projects, this weekly series encourages parents to spend meaningful time with their kids making crafts. Many of the projects include recyclable materials, things you already have in your home, and feature PBS KIDS characters.

Episodes

Season 2
Episode 54
The vast ocean that surrounds us provides a great lesson in learning about density. Make...
Season 2
Episode 53
Astronomers, the scientists who study stars, have divided the night sky into 88 official...
Season 2
Episode 52
Bridges are as diverse as the people and places they connect. Some bridges are strong...
Season 2
Episode 51
Bring the excitement of an amusement park into your home by building a marble roller...
Season 2
Episode 50
Instead of throwing away empty egg cartons, upcycle them into this easy and adorable...
Season 2
Episode 49
Turn a couple of paper plates and some paint into a great visualization of how chameleons...
Season 2
Episode 48
Start observing nature with this easy craft, giving earthworms a temporary “hotel” in a...
Season 2
Episode 47
Learn about the basics of botany and plant growth by growing an herb garden with your...
Season 2
Episode 46
Get outside and have fun with nature, using natural objects (leaves, flowers, or anything...
Season 2
Episode 45
Explore the properties of different ingredients and how they can transform while creating...
Season 2
Episode 44
A fun, simple craft to make your own bouncy balls. Encourage your child to experiment...
Season 2
Episode 43
Investigate ways to create different pitch, tones and sounds by creating your own glass...
Season 2
Episode 42
Learn about household objects that sink and float in this easy-to-prepare activity.
Season 2
Episode 41
Using paper and string, your child will create a pulley system and pretend a rocket ship...
Season 2
Episode 40
Explore your creativity with this magical craft activity and make a wand just like the...
Season 2
Episode 39
What if you could jump rope without using any rope? Now you can! Transform ordinary bags...
Season 2
Episode 38
In this activity, your child will use the crayon resist painting technique to write...
Season 2
Episode 37
Going on a nature walk is a great way to learn about the world. In this activity, you and...
Season 2
Episode 36
The Kratt brothers love learning about and observing animals, big and small. Observe one...
Season 2
Episode 35
We can all do something to help keep our oceans healthy. In this activity, kids will...
Season 2
Episode 34
Recycling benefits land and oceans. Rather than throwing away plastic bags, kids can...
Season 2
Episode 33
It’s time to take the ABCs to the k-i-t-c-h-e-n! Make gingerbread cookies in the shape of...
Season 2
Episode 32
Recognizing each letter is one of the first steps of the reading process – but learning...
Season 2
Episode 31
Can a circle be created from a series of straight lines? The answer is yes! Odd Squad...
Season 2
Episode 30
The Chinese Rattle Drum (also called the hand drum) originated in China during the Song...
Season 2
Episode 29
Explore a little more about Russian culture by making Matryoshka dolls or Russian nesting...
Season 2
Episode 28
Fireflies and glowworms are just a few creatures that use bioluminescence — a creature’s...
Season 2
Episode 27
Our world is filled with plants and animals that live and burrow in dirt and soil. Get...
Season 2
Episode 26
We’ve got a really big problem! In this activity you’ll make a giant die to solve the...
Season 2
Episode 25
Puppet shows allow children to experiment with storytelling and imagination. Explore the...
Season 2
Episode 24
Peg and her friends find math all around them, including in the kitchen. As you bake and...
Season 2
Episode 23
Beautiful nature is all around us — even in cooler weather when many plants and trees...
Season 2
Episode 22
Explore the different planets in our solar system while baking bite-sized replicas with...
Season 2
Episode 21
Rice is a staple part of the diet in many different countries around the world and there...
Season 2
Episode 20
When we think of Noodle Soup in the US, we often think of Chicken Noodle soup but there...
Season 2
Episode 19
Plants in the wilderness need light, water, and soil to grow. You and your child can...
Season 2
Episode 18
Detectives often look for clues, like footprints, to help them solve a case. Using the...
Season 2
Episode 17
Our solar system is part of the Milky Way galaxy. Galaxies are made up of gas, dust, and...
Season 2
Episode 16
Just like Nature Cat, you and your child can become Backyard Explorers Extraordinaire! In...
Season 2
Episode 15
When sunlight interacts with our bodies, it warms us. When sunlight interacts with light-...
Season 2
Episode 14
The sun is the center of the Earth’s solar system, giving light to the planets as they...
Season 2
Episode 13
As Mindy learns in Ready Jet Go, the moon’s shape changes in a recurring pattern — or...
Season 2
Episode 12
From their many gadgets to each department’s logos, The Odd Squad frequently finds and...
Season 2
Episode 11
Secret messages and codes have been used throughout history — and by the Odd Squad — to...
Season 2
Episode 10
Some animals, like birds, build and inhabit amazingly durable nests from readily...
Season 2
Episode 9
Volcanoes are openings in the earth’s surface that sometimes shoot out very hot rock,...
Season 2
Episode 8
You can learn a lot just by looking at a dinosaur’s fossilized footprint! Scientists have...
Season 2
Episode 7
Have you ever wanted to stomp around like Buddy or tip toe like Tiny? Compare the...
Season 2
Episode 6
Children recognize that recycling is important, but do they know how easy it is to give “...
Season 2
Episode 5
Put your nose to the test with this scent matching activity! Our sense of smell is called...
Season 2
Episode 4
Get ready for a chilling experience! From boiling water to making snowballs, you’ve...
Season 2
Episode 3
Is it a windy day outside? If so, it’s a perfect time to fly a kite! Build a paper bag...
Season 2
Episode 2
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