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.

Doesn’t it seem like 2012 came and went in a flash? I’m still having a hard time remembering to add the “13″ to my dates! But alas, we had a great year with a lot happening in the craft and DIY world. I’ve gathered some of my our most popular projects and recipes from this […]

Paper Tube Snowflake Stamps

by Marie on January 7, 2013

We are continuing our paper tube stamping series with something fun for winter: snowflakes. We’re cutting the bottoms of our paper tubes into strips to create a few snowflake-shaped stamps. For a quick refresher, here’s our other shapes we’ve been crafting and stamping with paper tubes: 1. hearts 2. snowman 3. apples 4. pumpkins Supplies for Snowflake […]

Can you believe we’re another year down? It’s going by way too fast. But alas, 2013 is right around the corner. Start practicing writing your “13″!! We’ll be having some fun with family on New Year’s. Below are ideas for games, crafts, and projects for the kids. New Year’s Eve Poppers: made with wrapping paper […]

We made it through the entire alphabet for the holidays, yippee! All the way from A to Z. So much crafting and baking for this special season. Phew! Here is all of our letter activities in one handy place. Happy Holidays! A is for Advent B is for Bells C is for Candy Cane D […]

Got a bunch of old keys hanging around? I spotted a great way to use them up over at the M&T Spotlight by recycling them into snowman ornaments from Crafty Amanda, so cute and a great way to get your kiddos in on the fun! More fun winter crafts for kids: Make Your Own Snowboarding […]

Yes, I’m kinda going out on a limb there, but the letter Z was a hard letter to craft for our Holiday ABC series. It was either zebras, zig-zags or a zipper! I chose to make some zig-zag glitter trees, using a little glitter to help them sparkle. Supplies for Zig-Zag Glitter Trees: white craft glue […]

These mini yarn pom poms for our letter Y in our Holiday ABC series are so much fun to make. Your kids can help by doing the wrapping. It’s the perfect craft to make for fun holiday decor. Supplies for Mini Yarn Pom Poms: colorful yarn – 3-4 feet per pom scissors 1. Wrap your choice of […]

We’re stitching up rows of X’s with a Cross-Stitched Tree for our Holiday ABC Series and the letter X. This is a fun introduction to cross-stitch for older kids and grown-up beginners, too! Simply-shaped Christmas trees are the perfect beginner project to introduce kids to the art of making pictures with rows and rows of […]

We’re showcasing all things winter for the letter W and our Holiday ABC series. These are crafts to get you excited about the winter season over the next few months. Coffee Filter Snowflakes: We love to use coffee filters to make our snowflakes. It gives them a circle shape, already pre-cut in the perfect symmetrical shape. […]

We’ve created some Threaded Wrapped Paper Trees for our Holiday ABC series and the letter T. They are fun to wrap, little ones love to help with this, and then display on your mantel. Supplies for Thread Wrapped Paper Trees: cardstock paper – any color for your tree, white preferred embroidery thread – these are fun little […]

We’ve come to letter S for Santa in our Holiday ABC series and we’re making a few fun Mini Santa Hats. These paper hats are perfect for adding to the top of a present, display on a shelf, or attaching to a headband to wear as a party hat. Supplies for Mini Paper Santa Hats: red […]

For our letter P and our Holiday ABC series, we’re talking about presents. I’ve collected some simple projects for you to make for your loved ones for the holidays. Most of these are easy to do, helping you have a happy handmade holiday! Hot Chocolate on a Stick Wipe Off Menu Board Scrabble Tile Necklaces […]

I have always wanted to dry oranges and turn them into ornaments. I’ve seen these around and had to try it out this year. And it works out perfect for our Letter O in our Holiday ABC series for dried orange ornaments. Supplies for Orange Ornaments: oranges knife drying rack and baking pan oven or dehydrator […]

We recently went to a church activity and created these fun popsicle stick manger scenes. I wanted to showcase it for our Holiday ABC series and the letter M for manger. The idea comes from A Student of Mama University for this popsicle stick nativity scene. It was the perfect craft for the kids table, gluing […]

Have your kids painted with marbles before? You drop paint-covered marbles into a box and roll them all around to paint your paper. My girls were always first in line when that activity was on the preschool art table. But how about a wintertime twist – jingle bell painting! Supplies for Jingle Bell Painting: jingle […]

There are so many holidays and celebrations that use light… lights on houses, on trees and candles too. We made some paper tree lanterns for our letter L and our Holiday ABC series to shine a little light this holiday season. Supplies for Paper Tree Lanterns: white paper pencil and circle plate to trace – […]

Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated by African Americans and begins the day after Christmas. There are 7 nights and 7 candles in a kinara lit each night, representing 7 principles of family, community, and culture. So for our Holiday ABC series, we’ve created a fun kids craft for making a placemat kinara for letter K. […]

With winter making it’s way here, we’re at Letter I for Icicles for our Holiday ABC series. Living in Seattle, we don’t see a lot of snow or icicles, but we can sure create some! We’re making felt icicle ornaments to hang on our Christmas tree. Supplies for Felt Icicle Ornaments: 1 pipe cleaner – per […]

Hanukkah is just days away beginning on the evening of December 8th this year. So for our Letter H in our Holiday ABC series, we’re making something fun for Hanukkah: Paper Plate Star of David. This is a great craft for kids to help develop their fine motor skills with threading. Supplies for Paper Plate […]

We are at the Letter F for our Holiday ABC series. There’s all kinds of things for F: family, friends, fun. But today I’ve chosen to highlight a few fun snowman crafts we’ve done in the past celebrating our good friend, Frosty the Snowman. Paper Tube Snowman Stamps: Frosty is the perfect creation with paper tubes […]

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