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.

Dollar Store Tie Dyeing

by Heather on July 13, 2009

Tie dyeing is a fun summer craft, but I have been trying to cut back on crafts that cost a lot to do so I can focus on using up the huge stash of supplies I already have. I had some colored tissue paper on hand and learned that you can use it to dye […]

Since I’ve posted about Keeping the Kids Busy this Summer with the Summer Tub ‘o Fun, I’ve come across some great projects to use our supplies on. Check out some of these fun ideas that are perfect for the kiddies. Mini Crafty Pinatas by Milkshakes and Margaritas (pictured above) Lazy Summer Lunches by Let’s Explore […]

Homemade Memory Game

by Heather on July 6, 2009

What’s more fun than playing a game? Making your own game! One of our favorite preschool games is Memory, the matching card game. My son usually plays the official version at Grandma’s house, but we don’t have that game at home. The concept is so simple that we decided to make our own with readymade […]

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how we Tie Dyed patriotic shirts for the whole family, right in time for the fireworks this Saturday!

Americana Crafty Round Up

by Marie on June 30, 2009

There’s been lots of red, white, and blue floating around the web. I’ve collected a few fun links to some super star-bangled crafts for the 4th of July. Below is one of my hand-stitched cards, The American Flag. Cupcake Liner Fireworks by No Time for Flash Cards Red, White, and Blue Pinwheel by Skip to […]

Get ready to cheer on the fabulous floats at this weekend’s parade with these fun Firework Pom Poms. They’re the perfect sparkle for your child to hold as the clowns and marching bands go by. Supplies for Firework Pom Poms: yarn, preferablly red, white, and blue 2 pipe cleaner (aka chenille stems) scissors First, measure […]

I have always liked the look of chunky paint applied to canvas in swirls (a la Vincent Van Gogh), but most kiddie paints aren’t capable of making that kind of texture. Enter a secret household ingredient that you mix into your paint that takes it from runny to chunky in ten seconds! What is this […]

Did you know you can paint bread and then toast it into a colorful, edible piece of art? Yep, it’s true. I learned it here. Combine bread cut out with cookie cutters with a bit of edible paint, and art time collides with snack time in a really fun way. Kids of all ages will […]

Even though we’re busy with our kids all day, sometimes we miss the opportunities to just ‘be’ with them, developing the relationship. With work, school, play dates, meals, and bed times, we can sometimes over look the need to strengthen our relationships with our kids. Crafting can be a great way for you to develop […]

One more week to get that perfect present for dear ol’ Dad! Here’s a few fun crafty ideas that he’ll be sure to love. (Click on each photo for details.)

Mix up art and outdoor play time by bringing the art outside with you (and leaving it there when you’re done!). Kids will get a kick out of applying paint to surfaces they don’t normally see as canvases. Painting out in the great wide world might inspire some young artists more than sitting at the […]

Is the Dad in your life tired of getting a boring old tie every year for Father’s Day? Well, I snazzed up this Father’s Day tie, crafting it into something new, a snake. He may not be able to wear it, but he might be happy about that. Supplies for Snake Tie: Tie – old […]

Looking for a great inside summer activity to do with your grade-schoolers, tweens and teens? Stamp-carving is a great activity for kids of all ages and stages, and a good one to have in mind in case of a rainy summer day (or on days when it’s too hot to go outside!) Older kids can […]

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how to make these fun sock puppet golf covers that Dad is going to love getting on Father’s day!

Summer is already here for my kids as they’re out of school for 3 months… yes people, 3 months! What are we going to do? Well, I’ve come up with a solution for some summertime fun! We’re calling this our “Summer Tub o’ Fun“. I’ve collected lots of things from around the house perfect for […]

I’m excited to announce a new regular contributor here at Make and Takes. Heather is a genius kid crafter and will be sharing her creations with us every Monday! Yay! I’m happy to have her as part of the team. For only a dollar, you can make this fun imaginative play cape! I made a […]

Check out these great projects that have been submitted to the Make and Takes Flickr Pool. Come join the group today and share what you’ve been “Making and Taking”! 1. Camera Strap Cover, 2. Baby Saddle Shoes, 3. Full Bloom Table Runner, 4. Glass Etching, 5. Yarn Bird Nest & Felted Wool Egg, 6. Hanging […]

Angee from Stories for Snuggling and Dresses and Messes is here as my guest today, sharing a fun reading activity for the whole family. Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert is one of the most unique books I have ever seen!!  The pages are shape cutouts that are stacked on top of each other to make […]

We made a pine cone bird feeder today, giving our friends in the sky something to snack on. There’s a few different ways to craft a bird feeder, but we chose the classic kind using peanut butter and bird seed. Here’s a video we made showing how to make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder. My […]

Crafty Garden Markers

by Marie on May 11, 2009

We’ve just planted our summer garden and needed a few markers to label our vegetables. So we made these fun and easy foam garden markers that will make it through any rainy days and help us remember what we planted. And they also add a touch of whimsy. Supplies for Garden Markers: craft foam sheets […]

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