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.

While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they are probably looking forward to summer vacation. As a family, we always enjoy making a […]

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We’re big readers at our house, books seem to be coming out of our ears! Have you seen Matt’s book reviews yet? We’re having fun posting those, with more to come. As we finish a book, it’s fun to keep the love of the story alive. To help us celebrate some of our family’s favorite books, […]

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Glitter isn’t a supply I use often for my own crafts because it is so messy, and I definitely don’t get it out for crafting with my son! But I wanted to do a glitter type activity with him, and had an aha moment. What if I could dye salt to make a sort of […]

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Paper Cube Sculptures

by Amy on May 12, 2014

Here’s a fun craft-meets-construction activity to try, colorful paper cube sculptures. With just paper and glue, you can create 3-D cubes that can be stacked or glued together to create a larger sculpture. Once you show your kids the simple technique, they will be able to make a cube in just minutes. The only supplies you […]

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It’s time for a super simple craft for the kids… Marshmallow Straw Structures! Not only is this a great activity for all, it can help develop math skills, problem solving, and small motor skills. And if you use straws that are bendable, it makes for even more fabulous creations! Supplies for Marshmallow Straw Structures: large marshmallows bendable straws […]

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Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m sharing our mason jar bank craft my kids created for saving their allowance and birthday money! I’m […]

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How fun is this darling new book Party in a Jar, from craft blogger Vanessa Coppola of See Vanessa Craft! It’s filled with so many fabulous ways to have a party in a jar – wahoo! Party in a Jar features sixteen kid-friendly craft projects that not only provide entertainment for pint-sized partygoers but also function as […]

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Kids think this is the best trick in the book… MOM turns into WOW when it’s flipped upside down! Turn these tricky words into a cute card for Mother’s Day. Mom will be Wowed by the surprise! Supplies for WOW MOM cards:  cardstock paper craft foam letter stickers – M,O,M brad fasteners floral stickers markers and […]

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May the 4th be with you. Coming up on May 4th is a great Star Wars holiday, so I’m going to give you guys a great Star Wars book. This month I’m reviewing the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. These books are about a group of middle school students, one of which is the extremely weird […]

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April showers bring May flowers right? As we roll into May, let’s enjoy these 14 rainy day inspired projects to make that will bring us those pretty flowers next month! Check out these crafts I’ve rounded up! 1. Little Raindrops: Get crocheting with these cute little yarn raindrops from Fiber Flux! 2. DIY Surprise Lantern: These […]

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Creating Cute Candy Houses

by Marie on April 30, 2014

How fun is it to have Dorothy back in a new animated movie coming out on May 9th called, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return! It’s a star-studded cast of amazing talent with super sweet adventures, and we’re creating cute candy houses to celebrate! Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by […]

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Just this last weekend, Lucy and I traveled to Utah on a fun girl’s craft trip, just the two of us (it also happened to be National Take Your Daughter to Work day!!) We were able to attend the fabulous craft blogging conference SNAP!, as well as visit the Studio 5 morning show with Brooke […]

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Calling all you Star Wars super fans out there! “May the 4th” is coming up next week! I’ve gathered up 13 “May the 4th Be With You” Star Wars crafts to help celebrate this fun day! 1. Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas: Use these ideas to have the best Star Wars birthday party of the year! […]

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Gardening time is in full swing now, and plant markers are a great craft to work on this month. They serve two purposes: to distinguish between similar looking seedlings, and to add some color and whimsy to your vegetable and herb garden. Plus this simple craft is great to do with kids! Supplies for Plant Markers […]

Here’s a fun drawing game to play with your kiddos – we named it Pick an Object, Pick a Scene. The basic idea is that you have to figure out how to incorporate a random object (or person, animal, food, etc.) into a given scene. With about 5 minutes of set-up, and some paper and […]

I had my hand-sewing basket sitting out the other day, which reminded my girls that they hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. We had to remedy that, of course! With spring on our minds, we decided to make some flowers using our (over-flowing) bin of fabric and felt scraps. Sewing buttons is fun, and […]

Easter is just around the corner and that cute little bunny will be hiding colored eggs. To get your kids excited about this holiday, here are 25 Kid-Friendly Easter Crafts to Make! 1. Easter Egg Yarn Art: We’re crafting with yarn for Easter. You can get really creative with your colors and shapes for your […]

This DIY reversible cardboard necklace is seriously one of the cutest kid’s crafts I’ve ever seen. I just love how simple and stylish it is! You can make the necklaces long or short and paint them however you like! Get the instructions over at Julep and have fun making these with your kiddos! Here are […]

Chugga, chugga, choo choo! Get on the recycled craft train for today’s earth-friendly project. We have paper tubes and washi tape to create our cooky crafty choo choo trains. All Aboard! How about an Earth Day Blog Hop to boot? We all love recycled crafts don’t we? Well, I’m getting crafty with 5 other fantastic […]

Just Us Girls Craft Book

by Marie on April 3, 2014

Looking for a fun craft book for a fun girly weekend? Actually, most of the boys would love these crafts too. The brand new darling craft book, Just Us Girls, is just what you need. There are 48 art and crafts projects perfect for exploring your creativity together! You know me and my kids… we […]

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