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.

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┬álovable 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 […]

I’m happy to be able to share a fun and simple craft with you from my book, Make and Takes for Kids! It’s a great one for Valentine’s, getting the kids crafty and in the giving spirit with a few fun heart-shaped friendship bracelets. Supplies for Heart Shaped Foam Friendship Bracelets: Craft foam sheets in […]

Every Kid Loves A Car Wash!

by Marie on January 28, 2013

In desperate need of a fun and easy activity to keep your little ones busy? This super fun bubble bath car wash from What Do We Do All Day jumped out at me from the Make and Takes Spotlight Page. Super easy and tons of fun!   A few more fun activities for kids: 3D […]

I am dying with love for these sweet little Valentine’s Day friendship bracelets from Dandee Designs I found over at the M&T Spotlight! Don’t you think they’d be so much fun? More unique Valentine’s below: Cute and crafty little love birds Robot Valentine’s Valentine’s heart letter match game *Submit your project to the M&T Spotlight […]

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, can you feel the love? I can! And I’m planning to give a little love to a few of my friends for Valentines. I’ve been a little obsessed with crochet lately, if you haven’t seen on my instagram, and I’m gifting some of my scarf creations. Which there […]

Pipe cleaners and hearts just seem to go together. We’ve made rings, love goggles, and now these super sweet paper clips. They are perfect for attaching all kinds of paper. I bet there’s a teacher or two who would love a set of these for Valentines! Supplies for Paper Clip Hearts: 1 pipe cleaner scissors […]

Dig into your pantry for all the supplies you’ll need to make these awesome macaroni snowflakes from Katy Elliot spotted over at the Make and Takes Spotlight. I love it when I don’t have to make an extra trip to the store for crafting supplies don’t you? You could even paint and add glitter to […]

Silly Symmetrical Mitten Art

by Amy on January 21, 2013

Brr! We’ve been having some super chilly days around here. But, the sun is shining, so we bundle-up and head outside anyway. Thank goodness for warm hats, scarves, and mittens! When we’ve had enough cold, we come inside, drink something warm, and settle in with a book, a game, or an art project. Here’s one […]

Going a little stir-crazy stuck inside with the kids? Break out the pool noodles and make this super awesome marble run from Inner Child Fun I spotted via the Make and Takes Spotlight! More great activities with the kids: Edible Playdough DIY I Spy Photobooks Photo Scavenger Hunts

At least once a year, I do a self-portrait art project with my daughters. I love having a collection of paintings, drawings, and collages of how they see themselves at different ages. For one of our recent self-portrait projects, we made adjective self-portraits. The girls had great fun brainstorming words to describe their looks, personality, […]

Have the winter wiggles set in for your kids yet? Give this melted crayon art project from Play Based Learning I spotted over at the M&T Spotlight. Looks like an easy afternoon of fun to me! Other fabulous creative projects for kids to beat the winter blues: Story time with salt dough Simple sewing drawstring […]

Have I told you how much I love my contributors?! They are the best, some of the most talented writers, bloggers, women in the biz. I’m blessed to have them on my team sharing fabulous content with us all. I’m highlighting some of their posts today, some of their best from 2012. Go to them […]

Doesn’t it seem like 2012 came and went in a flash? I’m still having a hard time remembering to add the “13″ to my dates! But alas, we had a great year with a lot happening in the craft and DIY world. I’ve gathered some of my our most popular projects and recipes from this […]

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