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.

How often do you join in when your kids are creating? Doodle Names is a drawing project that parents and kids can enjoy working on side-by-side. I find that my girls and I always have interesting conversations while we sit and draw together. Plus, doodling is fun and relaxing! To get started, write your name […]

We’re here again with another episode of Kids in the Craft Room. Today it’s all about STORAGE. What to do with your craft supplies once you get them. We talked about our favorite kid craft supplies and our favorite kid friendly adhesives. Now here’s how we store them. Thanks again to ConsumerCrafts.com for sponsoring this […]

This cute little caterpillar was just begging to be stitched onto a card! I love to stitch greeting cards, so I thought I’d try my hand at adding a few beads to the mix. I think this little guy turned out perfect. He’s ready to display or be gifted to someone for spring! Supplies for […]

Usually paper and scissors go hand-in-hand, but not for this project. We’re tearing paper and layering the pieces to make colorful landscapes. Each one turns out completely unique and beautiful, and all you need is paper and a glue stick. Choose a background paper and tear a strip from your first color. Leaving some paper […]

The latest video of the Kids in the Craft Room series is live! This week I’m sharing the best adhesives for kids, as not all glues are created equal. In today’s video, you’ll hear a little about each of my adhesive choices and what they can be used for. This will help you get prepped for […]

I wanted to share a few of the fun things I’ve been writing elsewhere lately. It’s a little of this and a little of that, but all things I’m loving right now! Instagram and the #PhotoADay Challenge: It has been so fun to be a part of this #photoaday challenge, created by Fat Mum Slim. […]

I’m highlighting a few Mother’s Day handmade gifts we’ve posted in the past, helping you find a few last minute ideas. Or you can visit our Mother’s Day project page for all our favorite tutorials! P.S. many of these will work for a fun gift for teacher appreciation week as well! Plantable Greeting Card Homemade […]

When we think of spring we think of new life and nature. On the farm there’s all sorts of new life in the spring. Baby chicks are hatching, piglets are born, calves are by their mama’s sides and cute farm babies are abundant. Children love farm animals, so why not put together these craft stick […]

Here’s the latest video in our Kids in the Craft Room series, helping to get kids crafting. Today we’re talking all about basic craft supplies to have on hand. I’m sharing my 5 favorites and my daughter shares her 5 favorites too. With these 10 must have craft supplies, the kids will be ready to […]

We’re making it all too easy for Dads out there to help their kids gift Mom something sweet! Thanks to Juliann of PBJ&J for designing yet another fabulous printable just for us. All Dad has to do is print out this coloring page, give the kids some crayons, and they are set to go. IF […]

Do you know much about the Kiwi bird? I didn’t either. But, my son could tell you almost everything since it was his 3rd grade report! It’s a native of New Zealand, is as big as a chicken, has a really long thin beak and is the color of the kiwi fruit. Here’s my son’s […]

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share a new video series I’ve been planning for months! I’ve called it: Kids in the Craft Room… as it’s just that, getting kids in the craft room. I’m very passionate about kids and crafting, and hope to bring them together with this series. With my background as […]

I like to give a BIG thank you to all the people who participated in the DecoArt Earth Day Craft Challenge! It was so fun to see all the recycled crafts being created to celebrate Earth Day. If you want to check out the full list of entries, head over to the Earth Day Craft […]

We like to try making origami from time to time, but we’re definitely still beginners. With only a few simple folds to make, these origami picture frames are a perfect project for kids (and beginner grown-ups, too!). Plus, these little frames make great displays for around the house or to give as gifts. Supplies for […]

We are celebrating Earth Day in just over a week, so I thought it would be fun to showcase 6 fun recycled craft ideas for this weeks M&T Spotlight. **Next Week: I’ll be featuring your Spring Salads. I’m needing a few more recipes for salads, so link up your recipes at the Spotlight! 10 Earth […]

I’ve got a few fun posts to share that I’ve been writing around the blogosphere. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to for Spring! Tissue Paper Blossom Art: make some Spring art with tissue paper for blossoms over at Babble. I can’t help all the pretty colors on the trees right now, I […]

I love a good challenge, especially a craft challenge! I love to see all the entries and what people are creating. So, happily I’ve joined forces with Steph of Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK) to bring you a craft challenge celebrating Earth Day! We’ve partnered up with DecoArt to sponsor our challenge and offer a giveaway of fabulous […]

Have you see this video yet about Caine’s Arcade? If not, you are in for a treat. This 9 year old boy named Caine is amazing! He built his own arcade out of recycled boxes and tape. He even sells passes, offers tickets, and there are prizes. So much creativity, imagination, resourcefulness, and fun! Caine […]

Do you remember making woven paper when you were a kid? It’s a classic craft project – simple, inexpensive, and fun. Paper weaving is a low-mess activity I like to pull out on busy days or when friends are over. After a quick lesson, most kids are weaving like pros. Materials: colored paper strips of […]

Saturday Spotlight: Eggs

by Marie on April 7, 2012

I’ve spotted a lot of crafty and delicious eggs over at the M&T Spotlight. I have to share them in case you’re looking for any last minute ideas for this weekend. **Next week: I’ll be sharing your Earth Day crafts ideas. Share something recycled over at the Spotlight. Bird’s Nest Cookies Egg Cups with Asparagus […]
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