Did you know that Bean Day falls on January 6th? For much of the country, the beginning of January is pretty darn cold and most kids will be stuck inside. We’ve put together a fun collection of bean crafts for you and the kids to make on a cold, wintery day!
Fun Fact: According to Holiday Insights, the originator of Bean Day is Paula Bowen. She is claimed to have said that because January is so bleak and the month was low in holidays that we needed a special day to celebrate the bean. It’s also said that Paula’s father was a Pinto bean farmer.
Below are some bean crafts we’ve hand picked for you. But you can see them all here.
- Fish Bowl Craft – Create a pretty project using a paper plate and beans. This fish bowl craft is a lot of fun for preschoolers and school-age kids.
- Paper Plate Sand Dollars – This fun beach-themed craft is inexpensive, fast and easy. It’s a great project to follow a trip to the seashore or a study ocean animals.
- Corn on the Cob Pencil Holder – Keep pens and pencils organized with this super cute desktop organizer. It looks like corn, but is made with beans.
- Outer Space Beanbags – These bean bags are out of this world! They’re lots of fun when you’re stuck indoors and need some active play.
- Bean Mosaic – Create stunning mosaics using a variety of beans. Express your creativity – the sky’s the limit with this project!
- Cupcake Liner Daffodils – Welcome spring with these pretty daffodils, made from cupcake liners and beans. They look so pretty hanging in the house or in the classroom.
- Paper Plate Noise Maker– This classic project is easy to make and lots of fun. After it’s done, use it play along with your favorite music!
- Balloon Bean Bags – Turn balloons into beanbags with this fun project. It’s fast and inexpensive.
- Team Spirit Shaker -Cheer on your team with these fun team spirit shakers! These noise makers let your favorite players know you’re in the stands!
- Mancala Oware Game -Make the game board for Oware, a mancala game, with an egg carton and beans. Kids love this simple strategy game.