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.

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 […]

While snowmen are very popular around Christmastime, they actually make the perfect craft subject for January! Aside from New Year’s and Martin Luther King Jr. day, January has no other truly crafty holidays. Until Valentine’s Day rolls around in a month or so, we can have fun with snowflakes, snowmen and other winter themed craft […]

As we’ve now come to a close of 2011, I need to give a big THANK YOU to all those who submit and continue to submit to the M&T Spotlight. It has been a great place to find fun kids crafts, home crafts and recipes from all of you! If you haven’t yet, submit your […]

I hope all your hustle and bustle is going well. Things are going pretty smooth at the LeBaron house. Still a few gifts to get, but hope to have it all done by Saturday, you know, just in time ;) Here are few things we have been doing this week, like visit Santa, baking brownies, […]

Winter Snow Globe Place Cards

by Amy on December 19, 2011

My girls love setting a fancy table any time of year. Holiday get-togethers are a perfect time to create some extra-special place cards, like our cute snow globes! We’re planning to use these for our winter solstice candlelight dinner, and take them to my parents’ house for Christmas Day. Want to make some snow globe […]

Winter break is on it’s way with just 4 more days and my kids are out of school for 2 weeks… ya, 2 weeks, people! ;) So we’re looking for fun things to do and make. If you are too, add these free coloring pages to your list. Download and print them out and they […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered. Congrats to #8 Linda M. Yay for fun letter prints!! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out the amazing new books from the crafty superstar, Secret Agent Josephine. She has come out with 3 amazing new books just for kids. […]

Looking for a fun project to make with your kids this Hanukkah? Here’s a sparkly Star of David made from craft sticks, yarn and glitter they will love to create and display! All dressed up in shiny blue and white, this pretty ornament is perfect for your front door. Supplies you will need for this […]

Take a peek at a few places I’m posting this week. Lots of fun for the holidays. Ideas and craft for a Hanukkah celebration, over at Baby Center’s Momformation. I love this treat pouch by Martha Stewart pictured below, so cute! The holidays are all about baking, right! Here’s a round up of some delicious […]

There’s a lot of Santa talk at our house lately. What cookies does he like, how many reindeer help pull his sleigh, how’s he going to fit through our fireplace? I thought it might be fun to make a few paper tube binoculars to help us scope Santa out and see if we can answer […]

Glitter CD Snowman

by Amanda on December 5, 2011

Kids love glitter (heck, so do adults!), and recycling is always a great way to create kid’s crafts, So why not try this cute glittery snowman made from a recycled CD. This would make a perfect ornament too by adding a ribbon hanger or gluing a magnet to the back and hang on the fridge! […]

I’ve joined Sara over at Craft Snob for a fun Holiday Ornament Parade. She’s showcasing all sorts of holiday ornaments from diy bloggers. I’m sharing a cute little Ribbon Wreath Ornament, inspired from the jingle bell ribbon ringsĀ I made last year. Head over to see all the fun!

These cute little cards are perfect for the holidays. You can gift these to friends or create 8 little reindeer to display on your mantle for a fun decoration. And it’s a great activity for kids, they’ll love to stamp their thumbs! Supplies for Reindeer Thumbprint Cards: cardstock paper brown stamping ink brown pipe cleaner […]

I’ve got the fabulously talented Juliann Law of PB J&J here, with a Free Printable for the holiday season. It’s time to count down the holidays and we’re sharing a fun Christmas Countdown, a puzzle for the kids to create. You could hang it on your fridge, add it to a frame on the fireplace […]

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