Crafts for everyone Should Try
50+ QUICK & EASY KIDS CRAFTS THAT ANYONE CAN MAKE!
One of the #1 things that people often say to me is, “I would love to make creative projects with my kids, but I’m just not crafty. I don’t even know where to start!” My reply is always, “Trust me, you do NOT need to consider yourself ‘crafty’ to start getting creative with your children!”
There are hundreds upon hundreds of craft projects that you can make with your children that require NO special skills or tools and that take less than half an hour of your time. In fact, most of these 50+ quick and easy kids craft project ideas that I’ve rounded up here actually take less than FIFTEEN minutes to make!
WHY CRAFT WITH YOUR KIDS?
A recent study by Dr. Richard Rende revealed that creative interaction between parents and young children engaging in activities like arts and crafts not only provides immediate and lasting cognitive benefits but also creates a unique bonding experience, which creates lifelong memories.
With your children
Taking time to be creative with your children is a topic that I am incredibly passionate about. I know firsthand the benefits that children reap when they are exposed to arts and crafts activities, and in an age where arts are in a decline in the school systems, it is even more important than ever for parents to take the initiative to introduce art activities to their children.
Nearly 90% of the parents surveyed for the study said that they would like to spend more time creating arts and crafts with their children, but they didn’t know where to start or how to carve out the time needed.
With this list of quick and simple crafts, I’m hoping that I can show you that there is always an easy to bond and spend creative time together. It’s SO simple!
These Recycled Tin Can Windsocks are one of my family’s favorite crafts to make (we’ve also made a turkey version for Thanksgiving!), and they only require a recycled can, paint, glue, and ribbon!
Microwave Puffy Paint is a TON of fun! Simply squeeze the easy 4-ingredient paint on to your paper and microwave your artwork for a few seconds to watch the paint puff up and grow right before your eyes! A fantastic way to combine art + science!
Crafts For Kids – Tons of Art and Craft Ideas for Kids to Make
Ready for a fantastic crafting session with your kids or students? We have a ton of engaging art and craft for kids to make and you’ll find ideas for all ages and for all occasions.
We have hundreds of easy to make ideas with simple step by step tutorials you and your kids will easily follow. From the simple no – prep crafts that take minutes to make (and are perfect for the classroom) to engaging paper crafts that both you and your kids or students will fall in love with.
Crafting fun and frugal
Our aim is to make crafting fun and frugal – with supplies most households already have at hand (or won’t cost you a fortune). What ages are these crafts suitable for?
We have ideas for all age ranges, you will find many easy projects toddlers can make, crafts simple enough for preschoolers to do at home or in preschool, kids in kindergarten will be able to make most of our crafting projects and there is a ton of projects for older kids and kids at heart (yes, you will enjoy quite a few of these too!)…..
59+ Easy Crafts For Kids With Paper And Simple Materials ANYONE Can Make!
It’s summertime and this means crafts for kids with paper and other easy materials is on the to-do list!
Yes, I started that post with an exclamation point because I genuinely think summer is the perfect season, hands down.
It’s full of warm days and sweet strawberry popsicles, and camping outside in the open.
Now, along with summertime, is when the kiddos start getting restless, and when you have to start thinking of productive and fun ways to keep them busy.
Summers usually go by smoother when you prepare ahead of time and keep some ideas on the back burner when it comes to schools letting out and having the kids at home the WHOLE day (or if you homeschool).
What exactly can you do to keep kids busy, entertained, learning a thing or two, and overall happy?
Well, here are some ideas I put together that you can sift through to find your favorites.
They revolve mostly around crafts that they can do along with some outdoor activities as well.
Let’s look at how we can get started planning a fun summer for everyone involved—
To make sure your kids and their friends have everything they need to have a successfully crafty summer, it’s a GREAT idea to start a craft box.
I found this art box as inspiration on Blog.ooly and thought it was absolutely gorgeous. <3
The colors are so bright and vibrant and it’s an excellent example of how you can create your own caddy and get creative with it according to the summer activities your kids choose……..
50 BEST INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: EASY CRAFTS + GAMES
Years ago we lived in Madison, WI, and we absolutely loved it everything about it. Well, almost everything–there was that very long, very cold winter. Our kids were young when we lived there (the oldest was four and the twins were two), and even though we played out in the snow regularly.
There were days I just couldn’t bear the rigamarole of getting everyone suited up in snowgear just to end up back inside fifteen minutes later when someone needed to go to the bathroom. Sometimes I just wanted an easy way to keep my kids busy (and myself sane) during those long winter days.
In case you’re also looking for some simple, easy ideas that will keep your kids busy on days you’re cooped up inside, here are 50 indoor kid crafts and activities:
50 INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
1. Paper plate fish from MADE. I don’t always love paper crafts for kids because they spend 15 minutes making it, and then it just clutters up my house. But the creative possibilities here are sure to keep them busy for some time.
2. DIY laser maze from It’s Always Autumn. Give the kids a roll of crepe paper and some masking tape and let them go crazy designing mazes and working their way through them….
Crafts for Kindergarten Kids – 77 Cute and Very Creative Ideas
learn how properly coordinate their hand movements but also discover their surroundings. Although we have written articles about fun DIY activities before, we believe that it is important to devote an entire post to art projects for toddlers and small children. Read on to find over 70 easy and creative suggestions that will stimulate your kids imaginations and keep them entertained for hours!
What are the advantages of DIY art projects for kids?
In her book The Absorbent Mind, Italian physician and child pedagogue Maria Montessori, famous for developing the world-renowned Montessori philosophy of education, underlines the importance of DIY art projects and crafts in the following terms:
“We may put it like this: the child’s intelligence can develop to a certain level without the help of the hand. But if it develops with his hand, then the level it reaches is higher, and the child’s character is stronger.” Indeed, it is impossible to refute the significant role which creative activities play for children’s growth and development.
Important to consider
To begin with, it is important to consider the favorable effect which DIY art projects have on your little one’s motor skills. We learn how to hold and handle objects at a very young age, and it is very important to develop these skills further. Creating a small drawing, making a simple paper craft, or even just holding a pencil, are very important steps for your child.
Furthermore, creative activities have a positive influence on toddlers’ intelligence. They learn to use logic in order to complete a series of tasks – a knowledge that can be put to highly useful practices in later life.
Concentration and sensory system
In addition, they utilize their imagination, concentration and sensory system. To summarize: the benefits of DIY art projects are significant and abounding.
Last but not least, arts and crafts can be used to teach youngsters important facts. Making a paper flower, for example, is an excellent opportunity to introduce children to the natural world. They can learn the different parts of the flower – stem, petals, leaves, etc. Similarly, small DIY art projects can help kids distinguish different colors, shapes and animals.
One of the cutest and easiest DIY art projects for spring – chicken decorations made from toilet paper rolls and feathers
What are some good DIY art projects for children?
Although there are many different creative activities to choose from, they must be selected in accordance with the child’s age. For kids under three, the focus should be on drawing and painting, as these activities are best suited for their level of concentration and their intellectual and motor skills. Activities utilizing finger painting and hand prints are especially popular and fun for toddlers.
For kids older than three, the options are numerous. At this stage, parents and caretakers can include many educational elements such as numbers and letters. In addition, preschool children can be………