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.

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 […]

This little Q-tip bunny has hopped it’s way to our house for a fun little adventure. He’s watching over the kids to make sure he’ll be able to come again to our house for Easter and hide a few eggs and treats. To make you’re own little hippity hoppin’ bunny, get out your stash of […]

I’m always trying to come up with new ways to decorate Easter eggs. Recently while at the craft store, I happened upon puffy paint in the best neon colors. I haven’t used puffy paint in over 20 twenty years but remembered always having a lot of fun with it. To create some brightly hued eggs […]

Earth Day is April 22nd, so now is a great time to teach your kids about the importance of recycling, keeping the earth clean, and making responsible environmental decisions. To celebrate Earth Day, we are going to make this mosaic earth. When you’re finished you can hang it on your door to show your awareness […]

I’m rounding up a few fun Easter posts we done here at Make and Takes to help with decorating and celebrating. Have fun making and taking! Mix and Match Easter Egg Hunt – Create all new Easter eggs by mixing and matching colors, letting each child have one paper to find their own special hidden […]

We are ready for spring! We’re starting to see flowers coming out of the ground, tulips, hyacinths, and crocus. So when I received a fun package of supplies from the Scribble Shop, I chose to create fun popsicle stick flowers. Thanks to Scribble Shop, a great place to get all your craft supplies, I was […]

I’m here again with another fun and fancy princess craft sponsored by the creators of the movie Mirror Mirror. Last time we made a hand held mirror. Today we’re recreating Snow White’s crown from the movie. I couldn’t get over how simple and yet so elegant it was. Perfect for a princess. Here’s Snow White […]

Tomorrow is the first day of spring! We’re off to a very rainy start around here – our house could definitely use some spring color to brighten things up. To welcome spring, we made cheery flower collages on accordian-folded strips of cardboard. They stand up on my mantle and make us dream about gardens full […]

Foil Pendant Craft for Kids

by Amy on March 13, 2012

Here’s a craft project for the big kids – creating shiny, embossed foil pendants with a few simple materials. Making these requires a gentle touch, but they are simple and addicting to make. My girls and I made piles of them! Materials: craft foam sheets aluminum foil clear tape dull pencil or medium ball point […]

I’ve joined up with Q-tips again, as a Tipster ambassador, to share a fun painting craft for kids. Q-tips are the perfect paint brush for little ones. They fit well in their hands and are smooth to paint with. We created these rainbow cards to celebrate spring and St. Patrick’s Day which is just around the corner. Supplies […]

You’ve heard of yarn bombing, right? Well, now there is Eyebombing and I love it! As googly eyes are one of my absolute favorite kid craft suppies, I couldn’t be more excited to have learned about this fun site and happy past time! Thanks to my good friend Heather of Dollar Store Craft, fellow kid crafter, I’m now […]

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