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.

We are celebrating our Holiday ABC series with the letter E and Elves. I’ve got a few little mischievous elves at my house, so I thought it would be perfect to let them dress up as my elf helpers. We’ve made these fun pointy ears before with Leprechauns, but they work perfectly for Santa’s elves […]

We’re starting off our Holiday ABC’s with the letter A and an advent project, helping countdown to Christmas with festive activities. One reason I love this advent below is that we can use it year after year. By using a dry erase marker and metal surface, we can simply change up the activities by wiping […]

To help us celebrate the December holidays, and there’s quite a few, I’ve come up with a fun Holiday ABC countdown. I’ll be crafting up the holidays from A to Z throughout the next few weeks. I hope you’ll follow along! I’d love for you to share what you’re making for the holiday season in the comments […]

It’s time for another episode of Make and Takes Reading Corner for the month of November. Be sure to pick these up at the library and keep them at the kids table while the turkey dinner is cookin’! Watch our video to see what are 4 of our favorite stories to read for Thanksgiving: What are […]

My girls love mixing custom paint colors for projects. Sometimes I think they like the color mixing more than the painting! Lately, we’ve been experimenting with adding white to our basic colors, creating lighter color variations called tints.  These tinted landscape paintings are a fun way for your school-age kids to experiment with mixing and […]

We’ve made these turkey favors before, even with an updated look, but this year, we’re trying to go on the healthier side with what we offer inside. So I’ve added a nuts, seeds, and berries mix to our cute little turkeys for the Thanksgiving table. *You can really add almost anything to these little guys. […]

How cool is this project from Morena of Morena’s Corner? I can’t get over it, I want to make these now! Found over at the M&T Spotlight, this project is on our weekend to-do list. I love that these are made with recycled books. There are some board books that my kids don’t read, so […]

Tracing Paper Votive Covers

by Amy on November 12, 2012

Now that it’s so dark when we sit down for dinner, my girls have been asking to eat by candlelight almost every night. Candlelit meals are pretty magical, aren’t they? Our recycled jar votive holders were looking pretty plain, so we made some lovely covers using basic tracing paper and art supplies from our stash. […]

It’s Movember and we’re proud to show our support of the mustache with our #mustachebombing adventures. I want you in on the fun too, showing your support for men’s health. Here are 5 easy ways you can make and wear a mustache to celebrate Movember! 1. Yarn Mustache: Cut 10-12 pieces of black yarn, about 2-3 […]

So often we turn to the traditional turkey craft when it comes to Thanksgiving and our kids. As we and our schools teach our children about the Thanksgiving holiday, kids learn that the American Indian played an integral part, yet we still tend to craft more with turkeys. Today I’ll show you how to make […]

The Art of MustacheBombing

by Marie on November 1, 2012

It’s that time of year again my friends… Movember, it has begun! If you remember our post from last year, my husband Jordan shared his reasons for participating in Movember and Moustaches for Good. My sweet mother-in-law has also shared a similar story for her love of Movember as well. So we’re going to kick […]

Paper Tube Pumpkin Stamps

by Marie on October 31, 2012

We stamped these pumpkin cards with a bent paper tube, just like our paper tube apple stamps. Simply use orange paint! It makes a perfect decoration for fall! Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween!

Guest post by Jen Goode of Projects for Preschoolers Make a pretty fall tree that is beautiful window art as well. Using tissue paper and construction paper, this pretty tree craft is perfect for even the littlest hands. This is a great art and craft project to do while talking about fall, trees, colors and even texture. […]

We are only days away from Halloween and it’s crunch time people! But have I got the perfect idea for you. It’s quick and easy, and oh so cute… Minions!! These minions from Despicable Me are our absolute favorite characters. We are so gaga for them right now. I personally think they stole the show. So I […]

Quick Halloween Craft Ideas

by Marie on October 28, 2012

Whether you’re planning a Halloween classroom party or if you’re looking for some quick Halloween crafts, I’ve gathered all our ideas in one handy spot. Check them out! What fun crafts are you planning for your Halloween parties? Share your ideas in the comments.

Halloween is on it’s way, but there’s still time to make more crafts. This Embroidery Hoop Spider Web is super simple and fun for kids and adults. My girls snatched this one up and have it hanging in their room for some spider Halloween decor. Watch our how-to video for making these embroidery hoop spider […]

Similar to our Festive Gumdrop Trees, I thought it would be fun to create a few fun pumpkins ornaments for Halloween. These cute little pumpkins are perfect for hanging on your door knob or on a spoooooky tree! Supplies for Gumdrop Pumpkins: orange, green, yellow gumdrops or spice drops Styrofoam balls, any size toothpicks ribbon glue […]

Glitter Plastic Spider Rings

by Marie on October 25, 2012

You know those cheap plastic spider rings kids love to wear during Halloween? Give them some sparkle by dipping the tops in glitter. I first found this Glitter Spider idea from the local morning show, New Day Northwest, with entertainer Heather Cristo. When I hosted my local Night of Witch Craft last year, this was one of our […]

It’s that time again when we are making all kinds of fun Halloween crafts. And our cute little Yarn Pom-Pom Spiders were so fun to make and play with last year, we’re creating more to hide around the house. To help show you how fun and easy these are to make, watch my step-by-step video […]

Yes, I’m still on the googly eye train. But how can I stop, they are too much fun. And now I’ve completed the googly jewelry set with rings, necklaces, earrings and now a fun and furry bracelet! Supplies for Furry Monster Googly Eye Bracelets: craft faux fur, found at the crafty supply stores or this […]

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