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.

We’re having fun with rainbow crafts this month to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. My kids go gaga for all things rainbow, anything that will lead them to a leprechaun. So here’s a fun rainbow wheel of awesome as we threaded an embroidery hoop to hang! Supplies for Rainbow Thread Embroidery Hoop: embroidery thread in rainbow […]

Colorful Stained Glass Kites

by Amy on March 11, 2013

How’s the weather in your part of the world right now? We are definitely seeing some signs of spring here in California (including sniffly noses and itchy eyes). My girls are on watch for a windy day perfect for kite-flying. Until then, we have some colorful tissue paper stained glass kites decorating our windows. This […]

I bet you can guess what we’re stamping for St. Patrick’s Day! Yep, rainbows and shamrocks. We’ve got our paper tube stamp supplies out once again and we’re ready to go. Let’s get stamping! Supplies for Rainbow and Shamrock Paper Tube Stamps: paint in rainbow colors paper towel tube scissors paper paper plate To Make […]

Are your kids going super for bonkers for friendship bracelets, because mine are! Mix it up a little by making these cool DIY lego ones! I spotted this tutorial from The Centsible Life at the Make and Takes Spotlight, give it a go!  More fun with friendship bracelets below: Heart shaped friendship bracelets Friendship bracelet […]

These shamrock rice krispie pops from Hungry Happenings are hilariously adorable (and probably pretty tasty too). I found them over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect St. Patty’s Day treat! More St. Patty’s Day links below: St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Coloring Pages St. Patrick’s Day Fresh Herb Dip […]

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing my children enjoying a good book! Well, almost nothing. A simple craft project that has a great purpose is also one of my favorite things! Today’s craft project (which can be for your kids and you) is just that: simple and totally functional. Plus, anything is adorable with a pom-pom attached to […]

Who Needs a Rainbow in a Can?

by Marie on February 27, 2013

What is more cheery than a rainbow? I don’t think much. So how about making someone’s day by giving them a rainbow in a can! It’s sure to be a smile on a cloudy day. Supplies for Rainbow in a Can: recycled can – any size colored paper double-sided tape scissors stickers 6 pipe cleaners […]

Looking for a new spin on paper snowflakes? I found these pretty paper ballerinas from Krokotak at the Make and Take Spotlight and am thinking my girls would love to give these a try, a free template makes this little project a home run! Check out more fun projects with paper below! DIY paper dolls from […]

I’m all about the little details which is why I am kind of going bonkers over this idea for DIY envelope liners from MJB I found at the M&T Spotlight. Snail mail holds a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to give this idea a go! *Submit your project to the M&T […]

I spotted these scary cute felt monsters from Just Short of Crazy at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect project for your budding sewer! More fun with sewing: Simple fabric bookmark Toddler approved stuffed football Bed sheet into shower curtain! *want to be featured on Make and Takes? Submit your […]

Yes, you wanna win one of these!! I’ve got 3 Make and Takes for Kids books up for grabs over on Instagram! To Enter to WIN one of 3 MT books: follow @makeandtakes on Instagram upload any fun crafty photo of your own to your Instagram use the tag #mtkidsbook in the text of your photo […]

Don’t throw away those old sweaters just yet! Why not turn them into something cool like this crayon can cozy from Homework that I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight? All of our crayons are currently hanging out in a plastic bag, I need to remedy that stat! More great recycled projects: Jelly Jar votives […]

Colored Sand and Glue Drawings

by Amy on February 18, 2013

Here is a fun and tactile project for your little artists – colorful drawings made with glue and sand. Drawing with a glue bottle takes patience and control, then you get to go a little crazy and cover your design with brightly colored sand. Supplies for Colored Sand & Glue Drawings: bottle of white glue […]

My daughter has been just as interested in yarn arts as I have. It’s been so fun to have her sitting by my side watching what I do, keeping a close eye on my crochet projects. She’s so eager to learn that we’ve tried a couple of different times to put a crochet hook in […]

Chalk Pastel Hearts

by Amy on February 11, 2013

I recently picked up a box of chalk pastels at the craft store, and we finally decided it was time to break them in with some Valentine-inspired art. Using a simple stencil and chalk pastels, we created these fun pictures with a random design of positive and negative heart shapes. All the coloring and smudging […]

Quick Valentine Craft Ideas

by Marie on February 8, 2013

Whether you’re planning a Valentine classroom party or if you’re looking for some quick Valentine crafts, I’ve gathered all our ideas in one handy spot. Check them out here! What fun crafts are you planning for your Valentine’s parties? Share your ideas in the comments.

I’m so happy to be back crafting with the cute and lovable minions from Despicable Me, an M&T sponsor. These minions are all about LOVE for Valentine’s Day. We’ve got an exclusive free Despicable Me 2 Valentine’s printable, just for you!! My kids are already crazy for these minions, so this will be a fun Valentine […]

I’m excited to introduce a new regular contributor to the Make and Takes team. Please welcome Caroline from Salsa Pie. She’ll be sharing fabulous kid’s crafts and activities once a month! –Marie The other day I started working on a project for myself making felt tassels to string into a banner for our fireplace mantle. […]

Looking for a fun Valentine countdown to do with the kids? I’ve got a free printable! Click here to get your Valentine Countdown printable and download to get started on your 14 Acts of Love.

Crafting Angry LOVE Birds

by Marie on January 30, 2013

We’ve had a lot of fun with our cute little pom-pom Angry Birds craft. I thought it only fitting that we make some LOVE birds for Valentine’s too! But don’t be fooled, this one is still angry and gonna get those pigs! Supplies for Angry LOVE Birds: yarn – pink, purple, or red 2 googly […]

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