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.

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 […]

Craft a Patchwork Pumpkin

by Amy on October 15, 2012

We seem to have an endless supply of paper and fabric scraps around our house, and I’m always looking for new ways to use our stash. With pumpkin patches and jack o’lanterns on our mind, we turned orange collages into perfect patchwork pumpkins! Supplies for Patchwork Pumpkins: Blank card stock or construction paper Orange paper, […]

These sweet little thumbprint pumpkins are fun to craft and are perfect to display for Halloween! Supplies for Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Cards: orange and green paint – or an ink pad would work great too paintbrush paper card folded black thin marker 1. Get your paint ready on a paper plate or paint surface. 2. […]

I just couldn’t help myself. I had to make a whole set of jewelry out of googly eyes. We made our Googly Eye Rings last week, so now I’m adding in some earrings and a necklace. They are too cute! Supplies for Googly Eye Earrings and Necklace: googly eyes, all sizes and colors earring posts, […]

This past Saturday we hosted a celebration for Caine’s Arcade and his cardboard challenge here in Seattle. It was cardboard mania!! Kids from all over Seattle joined in the fun as we crafted and played. A little cardboard bowling pictured below, thanks to Jordan! Someone from the local West Seattle Blog even came and took some pictures. Here’s […]

We love collecting colorful leaves for leaf rubbings early in the fall, before the leaves are either too soggy or too crunchy. We usually use colored crayons to make our rubbings, but we’ve been playing with white crayon and watercolor resist leaf rubbings. I think I like these striking leaf rubbings the most! I’m sure […]

I love googly eyes, it’s one of my favorite crafting supplies. I even love the fun eyebombing craze that has hit towns across America. So how could I resist finding ways to put these googly eyes in more places, even jewelry. Today we’ve got rings, and next week I’ll be sharing the DIY for more “eye-popping” […]

Space Shuttle Party Treats

by Marie on October 3, 2012

How cute are these Space Shuttle Party Treats from The Craft Nest? They would be a perfect treat for a birthday party from space. There’s even a free printable for the shuttle to go with, yippee! Here are a few other fun birthday party ideas:  Dora Birthday Party Baby’s First Birthday MegaMind Birthday Ideas Star […]

It’s almost been one year since the boy Caine was showcased for his amazing cardboard arcade. Since then, children all over the world have embraced the love of cardboard and creating! Watch this video to see all that has come from his imagination: One year later, they are inviting everyone to get together and play […]

With Halloween creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking about fun and easy crafts you can do with your kids. You’ll love this craft because of its simplicity, and gosh, they are just too cute too! These would make fun napkin holders for a Halloween party, or just display them on a shelf. […]

I’ve just caught wind of a new and fabulously crafty ebook you must get your hands on in time for fall. Jean of The Artful Parent, an amazing artist and creative genius, has come out with a new ebook: The Artful Year Autumn :: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts. This book is […]

Lemon Juice Mystery Messages

by Marie on September 24, 2012

We’ve already begun our haunting Halloween fun with these Lemon Juice Mystery Messages. I’ve joined up with Q-tips again as a Tipster ambassador and sharing some super spooky science with you. These lemon juice mystery messages are too much fun. Watch our video as we created lots of Halloween shapes and messages with lemon juice! Supplies for Lemon Juice […]

These Frankenstein Goodie Bags are too cute and perfect for Halloween. We are still a few weeks away from October, but I’m already getting excited. I’m ready to craft these up for the kids, thanks to Summer Scraps, found over at the M&T Spotlight. More ideas to get you excited for Halloween: Halloween Character Paper […]

7 Unique Painting Tools for Kids

by Amy on September 17, 2012

We have a good-sized stash of paint brushes, but my girls love the novelty of painting with various gadgets and objects from around the house. Whether we’re raiding the office supplies or the kitchen drawers, there are always interesting items that can be turned into painting tools. Here are 7 of our favorite unusual and […]

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 […]

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