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.

Heart-Shaped Pipe Cleaner Rings

by Marie on February 13, 2012

I’m on a pipe cleaner kick (well, I’m always on a pipe cleaner kick). But we’re extending the Heart-Shaped Goggles from last week to create a few fun mini heart rings. Be prepared, these are addicting. A few twists and you’ve got some quick bling. These would be perfect to add to Valentines. Supplies for […]

Red is the color of the week with Valentine’s day approaching. Here are 6 red hot projects to complete this week, from over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: I’ll be featuring your Healthy Snack recipes. I need all the ideas I can get to stay healthy. So make sure to submit your posts to […]

Here are just a few of the posts I’ve been sharing around the web over the past few weeks. And I’ve thrown in some all around goodness from blogland. Come see what’s been going on. BabyCenter’s Momformation: 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, including Roll a Snowman by Funky Polkadot Giraffe 10 Handmade Valentine […]

I love visiting classrooms during holidays, especially Valentine’s Day. There are so many fun ways to decorate and celebrate with hearts. Are you helping with a party this year? Possibly a room parent? We’re here to help. Here’s a list of 35 fun things to do for a Valentine’s Classroom Party! NOTE: It works really […]

A few years back, we made really fun giant Valentine puzzles. These were great. Perfect for little hands to help with, cutting and forming the puzzle. I thought this would be fun to do for my children’s friends or classmates, so we made a mini version. This little heart puzzle is simple and fun to […]

The best thing about robots is they can be tailored for both boys and girls. They are easy for little ones because you can construct them from simple shapes such as squares, circles, rectangles and ovals. Embellishing them a bit gives school age children a chance to express their creativity and give their robots character. […]

It’s all about LOVE this next week, as we all get ready for Valentine’s Day. I’m sharing 6 darling ideas that will help you celebrate your loved ones from the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: more love for the week as I feature the color RED. Share your red projects and recipes over at Spotlight for […]

I’ve made pop up cards before – these fun Valentine Heart Pop Up Cards. This is a great card for you or your little one to help make for Valentines. Well I’ve got another version of the pop up card. A card that pops out! It’s perfect for creating something different and festive on Valentines. […]

Are you looking for LOVE? Well, these *love* goggles are here to help. And so are pipe cleaners. They are just begging to be bent into a heart shape. So today we’re looking for *love* with these festive heart pipe cleaner glasses. You gotta *LOVE* it! Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Heart-Shaped *Love* Goggles:  3 pipe […]

There are so many fun crafts and games to play with hearts. They are the perfect shape. We’re using hearts in our letter matching game today. I printed out another set of Valentine hearts from Juliann’s design we used in the 14 Acts of Love countdown. They are the perfect hearts, already colored and printed […]

This week’s M&T Spotlight pics would have been even sweeter if the niners had made it to the Super Bowl. But these 6 ideas are fun for celebrating anyone who’s in the game. Whether you’re gathering with family or friends, these ideas are the perfect way to say “Go Team!”  **Next week: I’ll be featuring […]

I’m taking the next few Fridays to spotlight my amazing contributors. Next up on the list is Amanda of Craft who contributes once a month to our Kids Craft page. Amanda is my kind of gal. She comes up with kid craft ideas that are the kind I wish I had come up with. Happily, she’s now writing […]

Valentines seems to come and go so quickly. Once February starts, I’m only thinking of what candy to buy and cards to make for my children’s classmates. I thought it would be fun to do more as a family this Valentines, counting down the days and turning it into a holiday of service. We’re going […]

I recently wrote a post for Momformation all about a Snowman that “shreds” and I thought it might be fun extend the paper shredding to create a couple winter animals. We’re recycling our shredded paper, straight from our electronic shredder. I could even see a few old bills in pile! But it does make for […]

Colorful Puddle-Painted Hearts

by Amy on January 16, 2012

My calendar-loving seven-year-old is already counting down the days to Valentine’s Day. I guess she likes to plan ahead! Our first “official” Valentine crafts of the season are these colorful hearts made with puddles of watercolor. Not only is the finished product beautiful, the process is really fun, too! Supplies for Colorful Puddle-Painted Hearts: Sturdy […]

January means snow angels and snowmen. Now I just need some snow. Good thing we’re heading to Utah soon to catch a few flakes. But today we’ve got some really fun crafty snowmen to feature created by you over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: I’ll be featuring your crafts, recipes, and tutorials leading up […]

I love facebook. It’s fun to share photos of my kids, let Mom and Dad know what we’re up to since we moved to Seattle, and keep in touch with new and old friends (don’t say you haven’t spied on your jr. high crush!) I also manage a facebook page for Make and Takes. A […]

Paper Tube Stamped Snowman

by Marie on January 9, 2012

I love working with paper towel tubes. And stamping with them is fun, they make such cool shapes and are super easy for little hands to hold. Today, we’re making stamped snowmen for a silly winter kids craft! Supplies for Paper Tube Stamped Snowmen: paper towel tube plate for paint heavy cardstock paper, any color […]

It’s time for another showcase of fun crafts and ideas from the M&T Spotlight. This week it’s all about the wintry white of January. Here are 6 projects and recipes that will give a chill to your day. **Next week: I’m featuring snowmen, so link up your favorite snowmen crafts and recipes to Spotlight! Clothespin […]

A few weeks back I was invited by the lovely Melitsa of Raising Playful Tots to participate in a fun kid craft and book writing interview talking about my book, Make and Takes for Kids. If you’re not already familiar with the site Raising Playful Tots, you need to head over right now. Melitsa does […]

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