Homework Helpers: Favorite tutorials to ace school projects (& a giveaway!)

The end of the school year is in sight, which means the projects are piling up. Why is the end of the school year always a scramble? If your kids are faced with a school project – or two or three, check out these handy school project tutorials. From social studies to science, one of these tutorials might be just what you your kids are looking for. (And add one or two to the summer bucket list and sneak in a little summer learning.) Read on for more about the giveaway, too. (This giveaway is closed.)

The best list of favorite school projects! Step-by-step tutorials. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Here are the links to the tutorials:

Solar System (three tutorials)

Three tutorials to make a Solar System. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Planet Earth

Hands-on Earth Day craft for kids shows how to repurpose papers and make an Earth Day globe. CraftsnCoffee.com.

3-D Plant Cell Model

Bookmark this one for the Science Fair -- how to DIY a 3-D Plant Cell Model. CraftsnCoffee.com

3-D Animal Cell Model

Excellent tutorial to make a model of an animal cell. Great for science class! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Double-Helix DNA Model

Pin this for later! How to make a double-helix DNA Model for a school project or science fair. CraftsnCoffee.com.Tyrannosaurus Rex & Stegosaurus

Kid's Craft Idea: How to DIY a dinosaur! Really cute idea. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Southwest Adobe House

DIY a model of a southwest adobe house. Great for the kids at home or for school. Bookmark this! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Southwest Adobe House

Medieval Sand Castle

Kids who love fantasy play will love making their own, Everlasting Sand Castle. It has a working drawbridge, too. No power tools needed -- it's all made from a sheet of Styrofoam brand foam. Puppet Theater

instructions for making a puppet theater. CraftsnCoffee.com

I think this Science Fair display board sums up how many of us feel about school projects. I’ve no idea who “Susan M” is, but I give her an “A” for originality and honesty. Has your child worked on a Science Fair project? Or any other school projects this year?

Science Fair Humor! Excellent school project tutorial list on CraftsnCoffee.com.

A+ for originality and honesty!

Tell me about your most recent school project for a chance to win our school project giveaway. With the help of Random.org, I’ll choose two winners, and each winner will receive:

  • A Solar System kit or Project Bricks kit (your choice)
  • A $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Stores or Michaels (your choice)
  • And a craft apron.

Homework Helper giveaway on CraftsnCoffee.com! Enter by midnight, 4/12/16.

You have until midnight on Tuesday, April 12 to enter, and I’ll announce the winners on Friday, April 15. Thanks for sharing your school project stories!

**Please Note: This Giveaway is Closed.**

Happy crafting!

Plant Cell Model -- school assignment accomplished thanks to CraftsnCoffee.com!

A+ on this assignment!

P.S. Reader Jen sent in a photo of the Plant Cell Model her son made, based on the tutorial she found on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Jen noted that his teacher asked for even more details, and you can see he put a lot of work into his model. He did an awesome job and I hope he got an A on this assignment!


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19 Responses to Homework Helpers: Favorite tutorials to ace school projects (& a giveaway!)

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  2. Laurie says:

    I knitted a small blanket for my school’s history fair. That was a long time ago, but I still have it!

    • Sharon says:

      That assignment sounds similar to the colonial dress I made for a history class, and I still have my dress, too. Hands-on projects are the most memorable, aren’t they? Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  3. Oh my goodness! My daughter has been out of school for well she is now 30 and has her Masters Degree in Business. I honestly do not remember the last school homework project we did together. LOL. I recently had a blast relearning how to make yarn Pom Poms and my husband even built me and a friend a special tool so we can create up to 6 at a time. I then took and created enough spring colored Pom Poms to cover an entire small foam wreath form and hot glued each of the Pom Poms onto felt and then onto the fabric covered foam wreath. As a final flare, I added some flowers and leaves and gave it to my Mother for her birthday! Does this count? I even posted it on my blog. LOL…. I just recently found your blog and have been enjoying discovering your posts, tutorials and ideas. Thank you for all that you share!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Brenda, I just checked out your wreath and it’s beautiful! What a fun project. Thanks so much for stopping in and sharing. Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. Emily Smith says:

    My son recently did a project for school sharing our family’s cultural traditions. It was displayed along with pictures and props on a large folded piece of cardboard. It was a fun project to work on together.

    • Sharon says:

      Wonderful story! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope your son learned a lot and has wonderful memories of his family traditions. Happy crafting. Sharon

  5. Laura m says:

    The most recent project was on the subject mold. We had bread in different places of the house to see where mold grow the fastest. It was one of the easiest projects so far.

  6. LisaM6 says:

    Love the wonderful school projects. Next year will be our start for science projects.

  7. Angie says:

    This is exciting! You have the very best contests here at Crafts n Coffee.com! Dioramas are a big project. I can remember assisting my #1 son on the Prairie Dogs. It had to be an animal on the endangered species list. Prairie Dogs do not live naturally in my state. We had only seen photos of a Prairie Dogs. I did not think we could actually create a Prairie Dog that looked like a Prairie Dog without a label on it for the Diorama. We found one at the local science museum gift shop and this was the main feature. We added sand, land, water, and plants. It was very detailed. By the time my son was finished I felt he should have gotten an A+. My son did very well and he was able to verbalize many details in the corresponding printed report. What about your family?

    • Sharon says:

      What a fun project! Prairie Dogs would be a great subject, too. I remember my daughter’s first diorama project, which she made for a book report, and I remember making one years ago in elementary school and it was a depiction of Colonial Williamsburg. I always loved assignments like that! The last one I made was sewing a colonial-era dress for a high school history class, and I still have the dress. It doesn’t fit (!) but I still have it. Thanks for sharing your story. Sharon

  8. My 12 year old grandson and I worked on a 3D Animal cell Model and thanks to Crafts n Coffee he received an A+. It was so much fun to work with him on it and he is now spouting the names of all the parts and pieces to anyone who will listen. This is his first A+ for a science project and he is so proud that he did it! Without CNC it would not have been as much fun to create and would probably not have gotten as good a grade as he did.
    Unfortunately we forgot to take photos but I will try to get one from the school to post! THANKS for making it possible for us to work together and helping him get such an awesome grade! He is so proud of it!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Congratulations to your grandson! That’s awesome, and I would love to see (and share) his project! Sometimes, kids learn so much more when they work hands-on, vs. reading in a book, don’t you agree? Craft on! Sharon

  9. Katiria says:

    Sharon these projects are a hit! The planet would be great for Earth Day. My son had already completed his cell project way before you posted instructions to your version and I really wished we had your steps to follow when we did ours. We also made the wonderful solar system kit you are giving away today and it still hangs in his room. By the way, Awesome job by Jen’s son! 🙂 and LOL to Susan M’s project;)
    Thanks for the

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thanks, Katiria. My daughter made her cell model before Kathleen shared her tutorial, too, and I wish I’d taken a photo of it. That’s great that your son is still enjoying the Solar System! I’m sure you’ll have more school projects in the future . . . Happy crafting. Sharon

  10. annehaun says:

    Great ideas!!

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