Kids Crafts

Welcome to our Kids Crafts page. Here you'll find all kinds of fun crafts, projects, tips, and activities for kids, many centered around the current holiday or season. Check out a few of our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the most recent projects.

Washi Tape Pencil Holders

by Marie on August 22, 2014

Ready for more washi tape fun? I told you… I can’t get enough! Washi tape is such a great way to cover up recycled items, whether it’s cereal box cardboard for backpack tags or todays craft, washi tape pencil holders! With back to school, these pencil holders make the perfect teacher gift to give your […]

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I’m all about the simple and easy when it comes to crafting with kids. That’s one reason washi tape is one of my new favorite kid crafting supplies. It’s easy to use and there’s no mess, just what a busy parent wants! So it was great to craft with washi tape when making these back […]

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Colorful Painted Craft Sticks

by Amy on August 18, 2014

Sometimes, it’s fun to paint or draw on something other than paper. A jumbo craft stick is the perfect canvas for creating a mini-masterpiece. We tried two different painting materials on our craft sticks – watercolors and acrylic craft paints. I asked my girls which type of paint was their favorite for craft stick painting, […]

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Apples just seem to shout… “Back to School”!! So we’re sharing a take on the apple by making art with an apple stamp. Find all those bad and bruised apples and slice them in half to make these apple stamped cards! You could make a whole set of cards to gift to teacher. They will love […]

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Felt Goodie Bag for Teacher

by Marie on August 12, 2014

With back to school creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking how we can celebrate the new year! We love to gift our teacher with something for the start of the new year, helping them feel loved and appreciated! Even something super simple, like these Felt Goodie Bags. You can fill these with […]

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Paper Bag Art Work Portfolios

by Amy on August 11, 2014

We’ve got a great project to share with you today! Not only are these paper bag art work portfolios fun to make, they are going to help you be organized this school year. With a paper grocery bag and some duct tape, your kids can make personalized project portfolios to store all their school goodies […]

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We’re crafting with clipboards for today’s project, jazzing them up with duct tape. I’m happy to be partnering with Scotch® Duct Tape, making super cool coloring clipboards using their new Chalkboard and Dry Erase tape! These clipboards are double-sided for double the fun, helping kids stay creative while drawing and writing with chalk and dry erase markers. You […]

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I love camping. I hope when I have kids they love camping as much as my husband and I do. I can’t wait to try out this adorable faux campfire craft with my nieces and nephews! I think all kids would love to make their own campfire for playtime! This is a perfect summer project for […]

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Add a little whimsy to your drinks by making these cute washi tape flags for your summer sippin’ straws! These are simple to create and give your drink that little something extra! Each child can choose their own color of tape and straw, making their washi tape straw unique. I’m sharing this super simple craft idea over at About.com, […]

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One of my favorite activities to set up for the kids while we’re camping is a Giant Yarn Spider Web! It’s super simple to do and lasts the whole weekend of our camping trip! All you need is a ball of yarn! Nothing fancy needed. But I do love the variegated color yarn, making it easy […]

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Pom Pom Bird Craft

by Rachel on July 24, 2014

Add some bright colors to a room with these cute and silly pom pom birds from Michelle of MollyMoo! Don’t you think this is a perfect craft for you and your little ones to do together? Make one, two, or a whole flock to hang on a wall! These adorable little birds will brighten your day […]

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I hope you aren’t hearing “I’m bored!” too often this summer. My girls have been thoroughly enjoying their downtime! They are both spending lots of time drawing in their sketchbooks, so I hunted down a few online how-to-draw resources for them to check out. My girls definitely go through phases with following drawing instructions – […]

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Watermelon just screams summer to me! It’s the perfect summer fruit. Not only does it hit the spot on a hot day, but it’s one of the prettiest fruits out there! There have been a lot of cute watermelon crafts and recipes circling the web these days. I searched around and found 15 super awesome watermelon […]

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My favorite kind of activity to do with Kieran is open-ended: those with no particular finished product in mind. I love seeing his creativity blossom this way: he is in total control of the activity, and I never know where it will lead. Some days that means just getting out paper, paints and crayons and […]

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My girls love the freedom of creating abstract art projects. They can experiment with colors, shapes, and lines and really enjoy the creative process. For this project, we’re basically making a piece of art, cutting it up, and gluing it down to make a whole new creation. Draw, cut, collage! Pretty much anything goes as […]

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Whether you need an activity to keep the kids busy indoors or you’re traveling on a family road trip, these Sticky Note Window Pictures are a hit! They can be easily created using any window and make for some fun and inventive creations! And the best part… mess free! Supplies for Sticky Note Window Pictures: sticky […]

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How lovely would this DIY flamingo pillow look on a couch or chair in your home? It’s the perfect knitting project to introduce your kids to working with yarn! Natalie Kramer from Handmade Charlotte gives us the step-by-step tutorial for this adorable home project. This is definitely going on my craft to-do list for the summer! […]

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With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, I’ve got a fantastic Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for the kids! Once again I asked the amazing illustrator Juliann Law to whip up this fabulous Road Trip Scavenger […]

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Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe

by Marie on June 27, 2014

Warm summer evenings are calling for night games! How about a game of tic-tac-toe with glow sticks?! Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe would be perfect to play with neighbors and friends, or even on a family camping trip! Supplies for Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe: glow sticks (with connectors) in all colors clear tape – optional To make the board: With […]

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It’s hot hot hot out there! It seems the only way to be outside these days is to do some sort of water activity! What is more fun than playing with water toys in the summer? I’ve rounded up 15 DIY water toys to keep you and your family having fun and keeping cool this […]

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