Back-to-school craft ideas for kids and outstanding school-themed craft ideas you'll enjoy year-round.
Make handmade valentines for the kids to exchange at school. Many of these projects feature candy gifts and are easy to whip up for a Valentine's Day party!
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.
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!
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!
This article is about kid Easter baskets. It contains over ten unique, homemade, and creative ideas. There are lots of tutorials, photos, and other resources.
Do you want easy arts and crafts ideas for kids? Try these engaging projects with kindergarteners, preschoolers, or toddlers!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Here you will find some very easy drawing instructions using only alphabet letters to make it easier for children.
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!
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.
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.
Step by step instructions and photos are provided in this easy tissue paper suncatcher craft tutorial. It's perfect for kids of all ages.
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!
Have you seen or heard of the new crayon art craze? Wondering how to make your own? It's super easy and this tutorial will make it even simpler.
A triarama, or pyramid diorama, is an easy, hands-on, 3D project for homeschool narration, unit studies, or book reports. Learn how to make a triarama with these easy steps.
Looking for a fun, simple and cheap activity to do with you kid today? Well here's one that fits the bill. Plus it has lasting appeal that will have your kid playing with it for days. Chances are you have everything you need already! Gather up a few...
Learn what you need to make salt clay dough, how you can make it, and what you can do with it once it's made.
This rock project shows anyone how to create a kindess rock and share it. You'll find the materials, instructions, and ideas on how to create them below!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
Waste sawdust can be converted into tiny craft items like paperweights. This recycling project with my son was initiated with a funny piggy structure in mind. But we also made other craft items.
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...
Holidays and children just seem to go together. It's so easy to get wrapped up in everyday life and forget how to truly let go and have fun.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Learn how to make Luke Skywalker's famous X-Wing Fighter Pilot's helmet in this easy to follow DIY craft tutorial.
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.
Contains easy, printable templates of simple shapes used to make dog crafts. Busy teachers, librarians, and parents can print these patterns for kids.
Hook bored kids into play time with this fun and versatile fishing game! I made free printable templates you can download to decorate your own underwater creatures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Make a simple toy catapult that can fire a table-tennis ball 20-30 feet away! It's perfect for a school project or for a fun target shooting game.
Do you wonder what you can do with walnut shells? I've included a large variety of crafts and activities using shell halves or ground shells that are kid-friendly and fun to try!
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!
With four little children who love puzzles, floor space can be at a premium. Save on space by making the puzzles magnetic!
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!
Try this engaging craft project for younger children. They'll learn how to make a homemade ribbon or bow. The end result is a fun design they can use to add variety to their doll's outfits or try on a pet's head!
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.
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!
Here are simple step-by-step instructions to make a loom band bracelet in under ten minutes—all without having to buy a loom!
Find simple Valentine's Day craft ideas, games, and activities to teach preschoolers about friendship and caring.
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.
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!
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!