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.

Summer is upon us and we’re just getting into the swing of things. To help us get a little more creative over the next several weeks, we’ll be diving into Rachelle Doorley’s new kid crafty book, Tinkerlab, a hands-on guide for little inventors! There are 55 different activities and crafts to do with your kids, […]

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This idea was inspired by the book Poupées Marionettes et Pantins by Ilse Strobl-Wohlschalger, a vintage craft book from 1968. These paper tube people are easy to make and are fun for small world play! My five year old really enjoyed crafting these up with me, and he managed all the steps by himself. Supplies […]

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Guest post by Lauren of Blue Goose Boutique and LaurenMckinsey.com With July 4th just around the corner I thought that it would be fun to share with you one of my favorite outdoor games. The supplies needed for this game are simple and more than likely lying around your home. This game, tin can toss, is […]

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I think summer calls for lots and lots of color! Kids can find that with this fun and bright new book, The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color! It’s filled with over 20 activities, worksheets, and games to get your kids crafting in all kinds of colors. The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color shows you […]

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This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to celebrate, so we love to pay our tribute to the sun with a day of […]

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What would you say to having access to 101 kids activities? Yes, please! The amazing blogging duo of Holly Homer and Rachel Miller of Kids Activities Blog have just published their first book 101 Kids Activities! It’s available NOW for purchase! These moms know how to get crafty with their kids, they share so many […]

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If you’re celebrating the upcoming 4th of July holiday, get out the watercolors and create a fun decoration to give your holiday party a festive look. We’ve done these painted plates with rainbow colors, now we’re painting with red and blue to craft a fun American Flag! These plates are the perfect craft for a kids table or even […]

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Negative Shape Collages

by Amy on June 9, 2014

Are your kids on summer break yet? I have yet another paper-scrap-busting project for you and your kids, perfect for a summer crafting session. For a twist on the good ol’ cut and glue paper collage, we’re leaving a shape uncovered for a cool negative space effect. I love how they turned out! Supplies for […]

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School is out, and summer is here! These tie dyed rice krispie treats look like such a fun summer kid’s activity to do in the kitchen! They are so colorful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this activity with my nieces and nephews! Get the recipe over on In Katrina’s Kitchen! Here are more […]

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How fun is this new book, Minnie in Paris? Minnie is invited to bring her hair bows to showcase at the fashion show in Paris, oh la la! My girls are all about crafts and fashion, so this book fit in with our family perfectly! I love seeing this entrepreneurial spirit in Minnie, making handmade product to present at […]

We are gettin’ our craft on with some fun, silly, and slimy discovery crafts! I’m happy to be partnering with Green Kids Crafts to showcase their fun and creative crafts in a box, mailed right to your door every month. All the supplies are included. And the best part about it, my kids ages 5 and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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