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.

Paper Tube Apple Stamps for Fall

by Marie on September 14, 2012

You know us and paper tubes, they are one of my favorite recycled craft supplies. We’ve stamped with them before and our snowman prints and heart shapes. Today we’re making a few fun apple stamps for fall. And I bet you can guess what’s in store for next month ;) This was such a fun […]

All About Me Wordle for Kids

by Amy on September 10, 2012

Have you ever played with Wordle? It is a fun way to create an interesting graphic or word cloud using text of your choice. I didn’t have much experience with Wordle until recently, and now my girls and I are hooked! We love to start the school year with self-portraits, interviews, and fresh photographs. For […]

I Spy Egg Carton Glasses

by Marie on September 4, 2012

How fun are these egg carton glasses from Amanda over at Crafts by Amanda? I spotted them over at the M&T Spotlight and couldn’t resist sharing them here. I love the crazy colors and patterns. These are definitely the perfect specs for some serious I Spying! Check out these great tutorials on more I SPY:  […]

Here is another installment of Kids in the Craft Room, my kid crafty video series. We created these fun duct tape bracelets a couple of weeks ago, but I thought it would be fun to show you the how-to video as well. My darling daughter loves to craft and is having a blast being on […]

Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas

by Marie on August 27, 2012

Over the summer, my youngest daughter turned 4. For her birthday party, as I do with each of my kids, I let her choose a fun theme for their birthday.  This year she chose Rainbows! It’s the perfect theme for a party. There are so many great ideas for decorating the party, games to play, […]

Storybook Summer post by MaryAnne of Mama Smiles The book When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach is a long-time favorite in our house, so I wasn’t surprised when six-year-old Emma picked it when I asked her to choose a book for a craft or activity! This whimsical story of a day when, instead of stickers […]

My girls have been shutterbugs this summer, taking photo after photo of flowers in the yard, dressed-up stuffed animals, and each other. Yay for digital photos! We wanted to do a project with some of our summer photos, so I suggested adding our own touches of color to black and white photographs. We had so […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #99 Ellen. We’ll contact you for details! I’m so happy to introduce you to BabbaBox, an M&T sponsor, which is a monthly subscription box that comes directly to your house. Inside is everything you need to create and craft with your child. Oh, […]

Storybook Summer post by Amanda of Impress Your Kids A few years ago one of my best friends (a teacher) gave me Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat by Jeff Brumbeau for a birthday gift. Now, why would an adult (even a teacher!) give another adult a picture book? Well, when your maiden name is Hunnicutt and someone […]

Storybook Summer post by Danielle of Mommy and Me Book Club Our family leaves the library with 5 large tote bags filled to the brim on a weekly basis. We enjoy most of the books we read, but sometimes, one book shines above the rest to become an instant family favorite.   Bagels from Benny by Audrey […]

Storybook Summer post by Trisha of Inspiration Laboratories My son loves any of the Bear books by Karma Wilson. I think his favorite has to be Bear Wants More. He walks around quoting that one more than any of the others. All of the Bear books are written in a memorable rhythmic style and tell of the […]

It’s August and that means it’s time to start thinking about back to school supplies. As your elementary aged children get older, one of the things you’ll see on their supply lists are composition notebooks. You can get them just about anywhere, discount department stores, office supply stores and yes, even the dollar store. They […]

Storybook Summer post by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles At the beginning of the summer my girls and I selected a few books that we would read as a group. Most afternoons we gather around, inside or out, and I read a few chapters from our book. We have already finish “The Lion the Witch and […]

Storybook Summer post by Julie of Creekside Learning The original book, Olivia, details Olivia’s favorite activities, including deciding what to wear, building sandcastles of famous buildings, gazing at fine works of art at a museum and refusing to nap. Olivia has some opinions about a Jackson Pollock piece at the museum. “I could do that […]

I can’t tell you how fun it was to get a package from Scotch Duct Tape showcasing all their new colors and patterns. Even cute little mini tapes for smaller projects. I love it. Duct tape is so versitile and perfect for craft projects. Today, I’ve come up with some fun paper tube bracelets, as […]

Storybook Summer post by Kristina of Toddler Approved Hi there, I’m Kristina from Toddler Approved! I am so excited to share one of our new favorite Olympic books with you today along with a simple catapult activity that has provided hours of fun for my kids. We have been celebrating the Olympics with loads of activities […]

Storybook Summer post by Jackie of Ready Set Read Pete the Cat became a famous cool cat in the book, “Pete the Cat: I love my White Shoes” and the follow-up hit, “Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes” both by Eric Litwin. Pete the Cat is back with a new book, “Pete the Cat and […]

Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday! Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time for the world to gather, compete, and enjoy in the athletic awesomeness! If you plan […]

I’m not sure if I should be disappointed or proud of myself.  A couple weeks ago, I gave up.  After years and years of trying to keep my playroom buckets organized, I called it quits.  There used to be a place for the LEGOS, a bucket for Geo Trax, baby toys, Barbies, play food, toy […]

Storybook Summer post by Maggie of Red Ted Art Today we would love to share with you a book by one of my favourite authors and a little cute fridge magnet craft! We do love a good read. And what better time to while away those long summer afternoons, reading a storybook on a picnic […]

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