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.

Need a fun project for Thanksgiving? These adorable little turkey napkin rings are made using your child’s fingerprints! Personalize each one and they’ll double as place cards too. These will look adorable on your holiday table! Supplies you will need: Card stock Acrylic paints in fall colors plus black and white Small paintbrush Toothpick Scissors […]

Here are a few last minute Halloween Ideas from over at the M&T Spotlight (submit your links to be featured). Have a haunting weekend getting ready for parties and trick or treating! How darling are these Monster Pudding Cups?! So clever, by Create Celebrate Explore. I love a good monster and this Halloween Door Monster is super […]

We’ve been on a writing-kick lately, for homeschool.  Remember my A Fun Way to Encourage Handwriting post??  I’ve also raved about how great journals are for kids.  Yep, I’m still on one.  And, with Halloween coming up, my thoughts turned grim…well, gruesome.  My kids LOVE scary stories.  I think they’ve inherited my twisted mind.  So, […]

Cute Little Q-Tip Spiders

by Marie on October 24, 2011

We’re on a bit of a spider kick this Halloween, they are just too fun to craft. We’re creating these sparkly little spiders using Q-tips. I’ve joined up with Q-tips to become a Tipster ambassador. Q-tips are one of those supplies in crafting that I always have on hand. They are so versatile in it’s […]

Here are a few projects I’ve been crafting and sharing around the web. Each one is alive with Halloween fun! Need an idea for an after-school snack this week? Try making these fun Jack o’ Lantern Pitas over at Momformation. The kids will love creating these fun faces! I’m sharing 10 darling costume ideas for Halloween at […]

Here are a few last minute ideas for Halloween costumes from over at the M&T Spotlight. What are your kids going to be? **Next week: I’ll be featuring your pumpkin treats, as I’m a huge pumpkin dessert fan! Submit your links to the Spotlight. Hooting Owl Costume DIY Mummy Costume Very Hungry Caterpillar Lava Girl […]

We’ve been having a bit of fun with our cute little yarn spider. He’s been hiding all over the house. I will place him in my son’s room under his pillow, and once he finds him, he’ll hide the spider some place else. It can be a little spooky finding a GIANT spider in your […]

Spooky House Pop-Up Cards

by Amy on October 17, 2011

We don’t do scary around our house, but my girls do enjoy a little spooky fun this time of year. We recently spent an afternoon creating spooky house pop-up cards – it was so much fun! I chose to prep a bunch of paper houses and set them out for the girls to decorate. Older […]

Lindi of Love the Day is back with another FREE printable just in time for Halloween. This time it’s a few cute Halloween characters ready for trick or treating! 1. Download and print out this Halloween Puppet Printable. 2. Cut out each little Halloween character. For the circles inside the body, it’s best to punch […]

Halloween is approaching. It’s been fun to see all the pumpkins and giant spider webs around our neighborhood. If you’re looking for a few fun projects to create, look no further. Here are 6 spooky crafts and recipes that are sure to bring on the Halloween fun from over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week […]

I am beyond thrilled to share that I’m coming out with a book! A book!! I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally share the news with all of you, it’s for sale in just a few weeks. Over the last year I’ve been writing and crafting 50 all new kid’s craft projects […]

Guest post by Candace of Naturally Educational Making mini Jack O’ Lantern Votives out of baby food jars has become a family tradition.  This year, I thought we would shake things up a bit and make a Frankenstein Monster and a Ghost out of jars of varying sizes.  Working with kids is always a little […]

Halloween Paper Bag Puppets

by Amanda on October 3, 2011

Paper bag puppets are classic, so why not make some for Halloween? You can vary the faces from scary to happy, depending on the age group or sensitivity of your child. I’ve used simple supplies so that you can make these today with your kids! Supplies you will need for Halloween paper bag puppets: Brown […]

We’re crafting egg cartons into pine cones, helping us celebrate and decorating our home for fall. Supplies for Egg Carton Pine Cones: one dozen egg carton brown paint paint brush paint bowl paper towels or newspaper scissors (adult) 1 brown pipe cleaner per pine cone 1. Cut apart your egg carton into single carton cups. […]

This Saturday, September 24th, is the Worldwide Day of Play, where we are encouraged to get outside and simply play. I’m a huge advocate of play, how we can promote it and encourage it. So I was happy to hear that GoGo squeeZ, an M&T Sponsor, is on the bandwagon for play, encouraging everyone to get involved. […]

Five Senses Poetry for Kids

by Amy on September 19, 2011

I’m thrilled to have Amy of Let’s Explore here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Amy will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for kids. Take it away, Amy… Since my girls were preschoolers, we have been writing poems together. I love seeing little snippets of their imaginations and thoughts […]

I’ve spotted this over at the M&T Spotlight, a great way to honor and remember those lost on 9/11. This creative mural comes from Pamela of French Knots. Thanks for sharing your creative project on this 10 year anniversary.

Leaf People Finger Puppets

by Amanda on September 6, 2011

Fall is the perfect time to get outside with your kids and stock up on the free craft supplies that Mother Nature provides for you. Collect twigs, pine cones, acorns and bark that has come off of branches or tree trunks. Leaves on the other hand have a limited crafting life. Because a leaf is […]

Here are some back to school crafts and recipes that caught my eye from over at the M&T Spotlight. Have your kids started school yet? Seems like almost everyone starts right about now. **Next week I’ll be featuring your projects for fall, one of my favorite seasons of all. So link up your crafts and […]

I’m sharing a few fun posts on gardening and crafts. Check them out and get inspired. And even more creative inspiration below with a few featured links submitted and featured from the M&T Spotlight. Make sure to link up your crafty creations at the Spotlight. 9 Kid-Friendly Back to School Crafts over at BabyCenter’s Momformation. […]

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