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.

Lovebird Paper Garland

by Amy on January 20, 2014

Our house was looking a little drab after putting the Christmas decorations away, and my girls wanted to make things more festive by decorating for Valentine’s Day. Homemade decorations to the rescue! We started with this cute and super-easy lovebird paper garland to hang across our mantle. This would be a great after-school craft to […]

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Are your kids buzzin’ like bees this winter, spending a lot of time indoors? If so, keep those little bees busy by making their own Snowflake Tic Tac Toe board game. They can craft small snowflakes to add to the board and have fun getting 3 in a row! Here are Lucy and I crafting […]

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I’m thrilled to introduce a new contributor to the Make and Takes team… Amy of This Heart of Mine. Please welcome Amy, sharing all sorts of fun crafts for us to enjoy. Take it away… I am always excited to get my Valentine’s Day decor out and up. It’s some of my favorite stuff. I love the colors, […]

For quite a few years, my girls have been keeping journals. They write about family activities, make lists of favorites, compose poems, and try creative writing techniques for home school projects. This school year, we decided to start new art journals to keep things fresh and interesting. So far, the art journaling has been a […]

Is it just me or did 2013 go by too fast?! Maybe it was all the fun we had with DIY during the year. Here are just a few things we whipped up this past year with crafts, food, family and fun! January: Tortilla Snowflakes – perfect for an after school snack February: Despicable Me […]

Celebrate the winter weather by making a crafty wonderland. We’re using recycled magazines to cut and tear out, adding to our wintery scene. You can get really creative by adding a snowman, winter animals, and some evergreen trees. Here are Lucy and I crafting a Wintery Wonderland. We will be showcasing our Craftspiration videos all year long to […]

Make a few kid-friendly sparklers to help ring in the new year! My darling daughter Lucy is all by herself in this next video, teaching you how to make these super simple and kid-friendly sparklers! Watch Lucy’s solo debut for a tutorial making Pipe Cleaner Sparklers for New Year’s: We will be showcasing our Craftspiration videos all year […]

Toys, Books, and Spies, oh my!

by Marie on December 18, 2013

Through blogging, I’ve been so fortunate to meet some fabulously creative people. Whether it’s crafts, food, design, art, or writing, this world is full of so many great people with so many great ideas. I’ve recently received a few goodies in my mail from said creative blogging friends. I’m happy to share their amazing talents […]

Triangle Doodle Trees

by Amy on December 16, 2013

Cold weather keeping you and the kids inside? These triangle doodle trees are a fun and simple drawing activity that will keep the kids busy while you do some holiday prep. Even better, gather around the table (or floor) and have a family art night! There’s not much set-up (or clean-up!) with this project. Just […]

During the holidays, the kids want to be a part of it all. Even the gift wrapping. Have them help make these darling Star Beaded Gift Tags to add to any present for their family and friends. And this gift tag can be part of the gift as well, turning it into an ornament for […]

Holly Jolly Christmas Cards

by Amy on December 9, 2013

My girls and I love adding homemade touches to gifts, especially at Christmas time. We made some sweet and simple holly cards, which are perfect for mailing to grandparents, hand-delivering to teachers, or using as gift tags. Need a lot of cards? These are easy to make assembly-line style, too! Supplies for Jolly Holly Christmas […]

We’re all ready to go on our hiking adventure with our scavenger hunt. We packed up the car, printed out our Hiking Scavenger Hunt printable, and headed out for an outdoor adventure. Happily, I’m partnering with Subaru once again as we go out exploring with the kids. Watch our fun family video of our scavenger hunt hike. (There […]

We’re crafting up holiday cards for friends and neighbors. I’m using washi tape to make a few holiday trees, perfect for attaching to a Christmas present. These are super simple to make, adding just a little festive touch to your gift. Supplies for Washi Tape Trees: washi tape – all colors cardstock paper or pre-folded […]

We love stamping with paper tubes, they make very kid-friendly painting materials. And now we’re stamping up a paper tube storm for the holiday season with festive triangle trees. Stamp your trees onto folded cards for a fun DIY gift to give to neighbors and friends this holiday season. Supplies for Paper Tube Holiday Tree […]

Join us in celebrating the holidays this season from A to Z. We’re crafting advents and icicles, trees and yarn poms. Find all sorts of fun crafts and activities for the whole family in our Holiday ABC series. Holiday activities from A to Z! A is for Advent . B is for Bells . C is for Candy Cane . D […]

Hanukkah is ready to begin this week, the evening of Wednesday November 27th. Help your children celebrate this Festival of Lights by creating a magazine collage menorah. We were counting 8 nights of Hanukkah by adding a yellow magazine paper to each candle. You can also create a 9th candle holder to your menorah for […]

We’re big fans of counting down to holidays. My kids get excited for upcoming events, yet, sometimes these special events are too far away for their minds to grasp. Advent calendars are a great way to help my kids see the distance for an event, while still feeling like they are getting closer to the […]

We are an outdoor family. We love to discover new places. Even in the rainy city of Seattle, you’ll see us out and about on some sort of exploration. I’ve recently found a new area for another family hike about 30 minutes away and I’m excited to take the kids. Getting us where we need […]

While the turkey dinner is in the oven, keep the kids engaged by crafting these fun and festive Thanksgiving Place Cards from over at Craftspiration. Add a little leaf for the turkey feathers on a folded card and set them out for each guest at dinner. Here are Lucy and I crafting for fall with […]

Thankful Wind Spinners

by Amy on November 18, 2013

While we try to practice gratitude year-round, it’s always nice to give it some extra focus around Thanksgiving time. I love for my girls to record a list in some way of all the things they are thankful for. It’s so fun to look back at their lists from year to year. We’ve done thankful […]

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