Making leaf rubbings is a fun and quick craft you can do with kids, and you most likely have the supplies at home and in your backyard!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Here you will find some very easy drawing instructions using only alphabet letters to make it easier for children.
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.
It's easy to make rubber band bracelets without using a loom! This article shows how to make several different rubber band bracelet designs.
I just love the Fall, and we like to celebrate it with tons of great crafts. But sometimes doing crafts with your kids can get really expensive. With these 13 cheap and easy Fall craft ideas for kids, you can do some amazing crafts with your kids for pennies with just a few basic items.
Find simple Valentine's Day craft ideas, games, and activities to teach preschoolers about friendship and caring.
Here are simple step-by-step instructions to make a loom band bracelet in under ten minutes—all without having to buy a loom!
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!
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.
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...
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...
With four little children who love puzzles, floor space can be at a premium. Save on space by making the puzzles magnetic!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to make Luke Skywalker's famous X-Wing Fighter Pilot's helmet in this easy to follow DIY craft tutorial.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Back-to-school craft ideas for kids and outstanding school-themed craft ideas you'll enjoy year-round.
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.
A quick and easy cotton ball bunny craft that kids can make for Easter with step-by-step instructions.
Do you want easy arts and crafts ideas for kids? Try these engaging projects with kindergarteners, preschoolers, or toddlers!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Step by step instructions and photos are provided in this easy tissue paper suncatcher craft tutorial. It's perfect for kids of all ages.
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!
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.
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!
These Halloween treat jars are a fun crafting project to celebrate this spooky season. The pumpkin jar is an easy project for young children, and making the sugar skull jar is a fun way to teach children about Day of the Dead.
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
Thanksgiving is all about spending time with those you love. It’s also a great time to do fun crafts with kids. These simple crafts are super easy to make and even more enjoyable to play with and show off to the rest of the family!
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.
Ideas for making fairy tale characters that kids love. Simple storybook craft ideas for kids. Make easy fairy tale crafts.
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!
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!
If you want a fun activity to do with your kid, why not make some homemade slime using glue sticks! This is a great activity your child can participate in and even learn something in the process.
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!
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.