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  • Looking for some easy alien crafts for kids? Find step-by-step directions with lots of pictures for an alien spaceship, hand puppet, balloon craft, and spooky candle project. All of these ideas are fun for an outer space birthday party and make great Halloween activities for kids.

    Easy Alien Craft Ideas for Kids

    Easy Alien Craft Ideas for Kids

    by Alissa Roberts35

  • You’ll love the enameled look of this faux stained glass art. It's a lovely paper craft that can keep kids (and adults) entertained for a while!

    How to Make Fun Faux Stained Glass Art

    How to Make Fun Faux Stained Glass Art

    by Loraine Brummer4

  • Make this easy peace ornament for Earth Day, a 60’s-70’s/hippie theme party, or just for someone who's a fan of the peace-sign symbol and bead crafts!

    How to Make a Beaded Peace Sign Ornament

    How to Make a Beaded Peace Sign Ornament

    by Mary Merriment3

  • A fully customizable homemade playdough recipe that will have your child giggling with excitement! With this recipe you can make playdough that is bright, glow-in-the-dark, sparkly, scented, and more!

    An Easy Cooked Playdough Recipe

    An Easy Cooked Playdough Recipe

    by Kate Daily1

  • Who DOESN'T love slime?! It is one of the MOST fun things you can make with your kiddos. Here is my recipe to make your own slime but this time it's GLITTER SLIME!

    How to Make Glitter Slime

    How to Make Glitter Slime

    by Sarah Spradlin3

  • Here's how you and your padawan can make a decent-looking toy lightsaber with a bunch of stuff you probably already have lying around the house. It will be light enough to be safe for use in mock duels, cheap enough to consider disposable, and a fun part of your padawan's training.

    How to Make a Low-Budget DIY Lightsaber for Kids

    How to Make a Low-Budget DIY Lightsaber for Kids

    by Jeff Berndt15

  • A thorough site with lots of practical tips for making a great Peeps diorama from start to finish. Simple and low-cost ideas for how to prepare Peeps, generate ideas, and make props and backgrounds.

    How to Make an Easy & Inexpensive Peeps Diorama

    How to Make an Easy & Inexpensive Peeps Diorama

    by Adele Jeunette0

  • This homemade Kool-Aid playdough recipe is easy and fun. Kids love the scent and colors, parents love all skills their children build while playing with scented playdough.

    How to Make Kool-Aid Playdough: Recipe for Kids

    How to Make Kool-Aid Playdough: Recipe for Kids

    by Kristin Trapp25

  • You can make a million things with an egg carton. Actually, I suppose a dozen is probably a more accurate number. For example, you could create 12 ladybugs and other bugs of all kinds of colors, real or imagined!

    How to Make a Ladybug Craft With Egg Cartons

    How to Make a Ladybug Craft With Egg Cartons

    by kidscrafts91

  • This Simple Sparkle Slime recipe is easy and fun to do! Whether you are new to the slime craze or you're looking for a new flashy recipe, this article will not disappoint!

    How to Make Simple Sparkle Slime

    How to Make Simple Sparkle Slime

    by Sarah Spradlin3

  • Looking for a simple and fun art project for kids using popsicle sticks? Try making these adorable bugs! It's an easy, creative, and inexpensive art project for kids.

    How to Make Bugs out of Popsicle Sticks!

    How to Make Bugs out of Popsicle Sticks!

    by Novel Treasure5

  • Making a hamsa is a great craft project for home or religious school. Teach your kids about the history and symbolism of the hamsa, and then have them paint and decorate their own.

    Hamsa Woodcraft for Kids

    Hamsa Woodcraft for Kids

    by Brainy Bunny6

  • Step by step instructions and photos are provided in this easy tissue paper suncatcher craft tutorial. It's perfect for kids of all ages.

    Suncatcher Craft Project for Toddlers

    Suncatcher Craft Project for Toddlers

    by Claudia Mitchell74

  • Another fun slime recipe for you! This one is titled "Under the Sea." If you're looking for a new way to have gooey, slimy fun, then you should love this article!

    How to Make "Under the Sea" Slime

    How to Make "Under the Sea" Slime

    by Sarah Spradlin2

  • Learn how to make fun art projects using watercolor paint and rubber cement. Includes step-by-step instructions with pictures and other fun art ideas for kids to create with rubber cement.

    Rubber Cement Art Ideas for Kids

    Rubber Cement Art Ideas for Kids

    by Alissa Roberts9

  • Looking for easy Halloween crafts using your child's handprints or footprints? Find out how to create over 10 different art ideas and several fun craft projects to make with your kids.

    Easy Halloween Crafts: Handprint and Footprint Art

    Easy Halloween Crafts: Handprint and Footprint Art

    by Alissa Roberts22

  • Looking for easy to make kid craft ideas that won't break the bank? Here are five budget-friendly craft ideas that use recycled products from around the house that both your kids and wallet will love!

    Budget-Friendly Crafts for Kids to Make

    Budget-Friendly Crafts for Kids to Make

    by Alissa Roberts21

  • Here are a variety of spring craft ideas for kids! I've included a wide variety of spring topics including birds, flowers, insects, vases, wreaths, and more. Welcome spring with a craft project or two!

    29 Easy and Entertaining Spring Craft Ideas for Kids

    29 Easy and Entertaining Spring Craft Ideas for Kids

    by Rose Clearfield28

  • DIY Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Card you can make with your kids. This is a step by step written and picture tutorial showing you how to make this special card. Kids' crafts for Valentine's Day are

    Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Card

    Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Card

    by HOWTOMAKEA1

  • I've been teaching oil painting classes for about six years now. Every student has their strengths, but one thing that most of them have in common is they get stumped when it comes to which colors to use. This is a great project for both...

    Art Lessons for Kids - Color Theory Made Easy

    Art Lessons for Kids - Color Theory Made Easy

    by Laura Spector26

  • Looking for a fun and simple homemade craft? Try crafting with salt dough. Find out how using this easy salt dough recipe. Then make some of the fun craft projects provided.

    How to Make Salt Dough for Crafts

    How to Make Salt Dough for Crafts

    by Claudia Mitchell81

  • Here are a few tried-and-true recipes for making silly putty at home with your kids or just as a relaxing screen-free activity.

    How to Make Silly Putty at Home

    How to Make Silly Putty at Home

    by Kate Stroud0

  • Creating a spaceship or UFO is easy and fun. Using recycled CDs, individual apple sauce cups, and other supplies like stickers and yarn, your kids can create fun outer-space objects to play with.

    How to Craft a UFO or Spaceship With Kids

    How to Craft a UFO or Spaceship With Kids

    by LauraGT2

  • Having written an article recently about making the most simple Friendship Bracelet, I wanted to quickly follow it up with my favorite Friendship Bracelet design. It is a design that I was not aware of way-back-when in school, when making these bracelets was so popular. The design is also surprisingly simple. I have taught the technique to a group of 8-10 year olds and they picked it up easily. I'll have you knotting in no time!

    How to Make a Peruvian Wave Friendship Bracelet

    How to Make a Peruvian Wave Friendship Bracelet

    by woothie7

  • Looking for fun and easy craft ideas for the 4th of July? Find 5 patriotic crafts for kids to make with step-by-step instructions and pictures. These art projects also work well for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Veteran's Day.

    4th of July Crafts: 5 Fun Patriotic Craft Ideas for Kids

    4th of July Crafts: 5 Fun Patriotic Craft Ideas for Kids

    by Alissa Roberts28

  • Making homemade slime with your kids is an easy, fun, and educational activity that can be done with simple ingredients found at home! Borax and glue are the main ingredients for this project.

    How to Make Slime With Borax and Glue

    How to Make Slime With Borax and Glue

    by Kate Daily4

  • Easy to make and beautiful to look at, these ice sun catchers are a great cabin fever buster. With only a few simple supplies, children and adults will enjoy creating this fun winter craft project.

    How to Make Ice Sun Catchers (Great Winter Craft!)

    How to Make Ice Sun Catchers (Great Winter Craft!)

    by Tracy Lynn Conway66

  • Most kids love making things, especially items they can use. Discover how to help your child make a bean bag to play games with and a drawstring bag to hold secret treasures.

    Simple And Easy Hand Sewing Projects for Kids

    Simple And Easy Hand Sewing Projects for Kids

    by Natasha27

  • Great outdoor, nature and camping crafts for kids and adults. Plan adventure, birthday or camping themed parties with these backyard camping craft ideas and activities.

    40 Backyard and Camping Crafts for Kids

    40 Backyard and Camping Crafts for Kids

    by Loraine Brummer33

  • Little Row Houses, something different for the kids to try whilst the weather is not so good? Why not try introducing them to Little Row Houses — maybe you'll want to join them!

    Collage Project For Kids — Little Row Houses

    Collage Project For Kids — Little Row Houses

    by John Dyhouse6

  • One of the easiest toys to make for children requires nothing more than string and a button.

    Homemade Button String Toy

    Homemade Button String Toy

    by Ann Hinds20

  • Sensory boxes are a simple, cheap, and fun way for kids to explore their senses. They can be customized for any theme, subject, or season. Try making fake body parts boxes for Halloween!

    How to Make a Sensory Box and Fun "Feely" Ideas

    How to Make a Sensory Box and Fun "Feely" Ideas

    by Candace Bacon7

  • With four little children who love puzzles, floor space can be at a premium.  Save on space by making the puzzles magnetic!

    How to Make a Magnetic Puzzle

    How to Make a Magnetic Puzzle

    by VarietyIsle5

  • These sugar cube igloos are a fun and interactive Canadian craft for teaching kids about the history of the Inuit people. They also make wonderfully unique Canadian party decorations!

    How to Make a Sugar Cube Igloo

    How to Make a Sugar Cube Igloo

    by Corrinna Johnson20

  • Paper crafts are a great way to improve kids' fine motor skills. The equipment is inexpensive and they can have lots of fun paper tearing, folding, cutting, glueing and weaving paper.

    Simple Paper Crafts for Kids

    Simple Paper Crafts for Kids

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan21

  • Try out these wildly fun popsicle stick projects! They are perfect for kids, teens, and adults. I'm sharing ideas to transform them into puppets, turkeys, Santa Claus, snowmen, reindeer, and more!

    43 Outstanding Popsicle Craft Stick DIY Ideas

    43 Outstanding Popsicle Craft Stick DIY Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer1

  • Make your own washable paint using common ingredients from your kitchen. This is a great project to do with your kids on a rainy, snowy or cold weekend. This also works well for college students.

    Making Your Own Washable Paint in the Kitchen

    Making Your Own Washable Paint in the Kitchen

    by Debra1

  • Is your family getting ready to watch the Olympics? Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to make awesome Olympic Rings T-Shirts. You kids will love making and wearing these crafty shirts!

    Crafts for Kids: How to Make an Olympic Rings T-Shirt

    Crafts for Kids: How to Make an Olympic Rings T-Shirt

    by Sarah Johnson18

  • Create a masterpiece by learning to paint with marbles! This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions with photos, along with an instructional video. It's the perfect craft for anyone!

    How to Paint With Marbles

    How to Paint With Marbles

    by Claudia Mitchell48

  • A quick and easy cotton ball bunny craft that kids can make for Easter with step-by-step instructions.

    Hanging Cotton Ball Bunny

    Hanging Cotton Ball Bunny

    by Loraine Brummer1

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