75+ Craft Ideas For Kids They Will Enjoy Making

Looking for some excellent craft ideas for the kids? Then look no further.

Crafting is an excellent way to bond as a family.

It’s fun, it’s innovative and it get everyone’s creative juices flowing.

Working on any one of these craft projects is a sure way to build memories that could possibly last a lifetime.

1 - DIY Paper Spinner

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Source: Red Ted Art

Fidget spinners are always a hit with the kids.

It’s difficult to explain how popular they are with kids and adults alike.

Take a look at this Easy Fidget Spinner DIY from Red Ted Art.

2 - Egg Carton Bee Craft

craft ideas for kids
Source: BuggyandBuddy

This is just too cute.

Have the kids create theirs with these instructions from BuggyandBuddy.com.

3 - Rainbow Paper Plate Craft

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Source: easypeasyandfun

This is a great craft to brighten everyone’s day.

Check out these instructions from easypeasyandfun.

4 - Fingerprint Art Glass Magnets

Source: RhythmsofPlay

Not only are these fun to make, they also make for excellent refrigerator decorations.

Here’s a great tutorial from RhythmsofPlay (includes a video as well).

5 - Popsicle stick Picture Frame

Source: Make Kids Craft

Instead of getting rid of those popsicle sticks you could recycle them into awesome picture frames.

Great for gifting too.

Watch this video: How to make a Popsicle Stick Picture Frame.

6 - Unicorn Dreamcatcher

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Source: Hello Wonderful

If you have any little ones who love unicorns then you can’t go wrong with this one.

Check out these easy DIY instructions from Hello Wonderful.

7 - DIY Wind Chimes

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Source: CraftsbyCourtney

8 - DIY Fluffy Slime

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Source: Gillian Bower

Excellent “fluffy” crafting experience for the kids and adults too.

Watch this video: DIY FLUFFY SLIME! How To Make The BEST Slime.

9 - Handprint Fish Puppets

Source: craftymorning

Another cute craft idea for kids.

They’ll love seeing their handprints being put to use.

Get these easy instructions from CraftyMorning.

10 - DIY Kite

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Source: HandmadeCharlotte

If you’ve ever flown a kite before then you know how much fun it is.

If you haven’t then this is your opportunity to do so along with the little ones.

Here’s How To Make The World’s Best Handmade Kite by Handmade Charlotte

11 - Pop Bottle Firefly

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Source: One Little Project

The natural way to do this will be to capture some fireflies in a bottle.

If there are none around you then you could follow this simple DIY project.

Pop bottle firefly by One Little Project.

12 - Caterpillar Pom Pom Craft

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Source: Easy Peasy and Fun

Unfortunately these won’t turn into magnificent butterflies but they’re fun and easy to make.

Caterpillar Pom Pom Craft by Easypeasyandfun.

13 - DIY Sun Catchers

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Source: The Jersey Momma

These are perfect to catch those summer or spring sun rays.

Check out these options:

Easy Handmade DIY Suncatchers – The Jersey Momma.

61 Outstanding Suncatcher Craft Ideas.

14 - DIY Fruit Fans

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Source: A Girl and A Glue Gun

Fun and efficient.

Who wouldn’t want to cool down with these?

Follow these instructions by Kimbo from A Girl and A Glue Gun.

15 - DIY Superhero Handprint Crafts (Painted)

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Source: Craftymorning

Anything that can also make for a well thought gift is always a win.

Check out these Amazing Superhero Handprint Crafts for Kids from craftymorning.com.

16 - Lava Lamp

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Source: Little Bins Little Hands

Lava lamps are great for a STEM project or just something super cool to keep the kids busy.

Check out this fun process which also includes an experiment that will have the kids thinking – Courtesy of Little Bins Little Hands.

17 - Marshmallow Shooters

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Source: Coffee Cups and Crayons

This one also doubles up as another science project.

Follow these instructions from Coffee Cups and Crayons.

18 - Slinky Dog Paper Chain

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Source: The Chirping Moms

Recreate your own “Slinky“.

Any Toy Story fans will love this craft.

Slinky Dog Paper Chain: An Easy Toy Story Craft for Kids.

19 - Cactus Pet Rocks

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Source: The Best Ideas for Kids

20 - Popsicle Stick Airplane Craft

craft ideas for kids
Source: One Little Project

These are super easy to make and definitely fun for the kids.

Visit onelittleproject.com for the instructions.

21 - Toilet Paper Tube Planes

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Source: Sunshine Whispers

As it turns out, you can upcycle your toilet paper tubes into some vintage planes.

Follow these instructions from sunshine whispers.

22 - Clothespin Animal Crafts

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Source: The Blissful Domestication

So many options to choose from here.

Check out: 25 Wooden Clothespin Crafts, Activities & Ideas.

23 - DIY Straw Rockets

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Source: Buggy and Buddy

Great for both science projects and family activities.

Click here for the tutorial from Buggy and Buddy.

24 - Popsicle Stick Superheroes

Source: 3 Minute Crafts

Everyone loves a superhero especially one that’s fun and easy to make.

Watch the DIY video here – Courtesy of 3 Minute Crafts.

25 - Beaded Pipe Cleaner Butterflies

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Source: One Little Project

Get the little ones to improve on their motor skills with this craft.

Visit the following link: Beaded Pipe Cleaner Butterflies.

26 - DIY Spin Drum

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Source: Alice & Lois

Music to your ears – literally.

Click here for the easy tutorial.

27 - Paper Bag Butterfly

Source: iheartcraftythings

You just can’t go wrong with butterfly crafts.

Click here for the video and instructions from iheartcraftythings.

28 - Coffee Filter Sun Craft

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Source: Look! We're Learning

This is an extremely easy way to brighten up your kid’s day.

Coffee Filter Sun Craft.

29 - CD Wind Spinners

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Source: Happy Hooligans

It’s safe to assume the kids don’t even know what a CD is or its purpose.

This a good opportunity to give them a quick history lesson while creating something fun.

Here’s how to make Vibrant CD Wind Spinners from Old CDs.

30 - Popsicle Turtles

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Source: Pink Stripey Socks

31 - Kids Catapult

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Source: Little Bins Little Hands

Another excellent use for those popsicle sticks.

Just make sure no one gets hurt.

Click here for the Popsicle Stick Catapult STEM activity by Little Bins Little Hands.

32 - Family Spoon Craft

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Source: Bloesem Kids Craft

This is a crafty way to recreate the family portrait.

Click here for the tutorial.

33 - Cupcake Liner Birds

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Source: Frugal Mommy Eh!

Something you can do with the kids while baking some cupcakes.

Get the DIY instructions from Frugal Mommy Eh.

34 - Balloon Tennis

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Source: Learn with Play At Home

All you need is some paper plates, the balloons and something to use as paddles.

Get the instructions and game rules from Learn with Play at Home.

35 - Toilet Paper Tube Ladybug Craft

Source: Easy Peasy and Fun

This is such an adorable craft to make.

Instructions courtesy of Easy Peasy and Fun.

36 - Paper Plate Dinosaur

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Source: Easy Kids Craft

Great craft for any dinosaur loving kids.

Click here for the video instructions.

37 - Cardboard Tube Monsters

craft ideas for kids
Source: The Joy of Sharing

Perfect for any halloween or monster themed parties.

Click here to learn how to craft yours.

38 - Egg Carton Boats

Source: Life At The Zoo

Recycle your egg cartons into some fun boats.

Set sail with this guide from Life at The Zoo.

39 - Paper Flower Garland

Source: Lia Griffith

This is a beautiful craft you can add anywhere in your home to give it that loving and personal touch.

Click here for the above Cascading Flower Garland tutorial.

40 - DIY Ice Candles

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Source: Crate & Kids Blog

Why not have the kids make their own candles?

Just be cautious and make sure there’s an adult to supervise the little ones.

How to Make Ice Candles – CrateandBarrel.com

41 - Pipe Cleaner Coiled Roses

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Source: The Pinterested Parent

So many uses for this craft.

It could be a valentine’s day gift, mother’s day gift or just a daily reminder of the love you share with each other.

Click on the following link for – Yarn and Pipe Cleaner Coiled Roses.

42 - Flower Paper Rings

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Source: Easy Peasy and Fun

This is a fun craft to do particularly in the summer.

Easypeasyandfun delivers another excellent tutorial.

43 - DIY Paper Stained Glass

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Source: The Artful Parent

Stain your glass windows using some tissue paper.

It’s a fun project for the kids and can also be easily removed.

Get the step-by-step instructions from The Artful Parent.

44 - Construction Paper 3D Tree

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Source: First Palette

Create a 3D tree!

Get the templates and instructions from firstpalette.com.

They also have ideas for the different seasons.

45 - Newspaper Fort

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Source: Handimania

Now that everything is digital, nobody really reads the papers that much.

However newspapers can still come in handy just like with this craft idea.

Have the kids build their own newspaper fort.

46 - Paper Chain Snake

craft ideas for kids
Source: Raising Little Superheroes

The good news is at least you won’t have to worry about any snake bites.

Click here for the step-by-step instructions.

47 - Paper Plate Doughnut

Source: Arts and Crackers

Bu now i’m sure you’ve noticed there are a lot of things you can do with paper plates.

This one might have you craving the real thing though.

Easy Paper Plate Doughnut Craft for Kids.

48 - DIY Kaleidoscope

Source: Darcy and Brian

Making this kaleidoscope should be a lot of fun with the kids.

Get the tutorial from DarcyandBrian.com.

49 - No Sew Pillows

Source: Nesting with Grace

No need for any sewing machines with this one.

Get the DIY instructions from Nesting with Grace.

You can also watch this video courtesy of WhatsUpMoms.

50 - Mason Jar Aquarium

Source: The Tip Toe Fairy

The kids can make their own simple aquariums out of mason jars.

Click here for the instructions.

51 - Rainbow Salt Jars

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Source: Flax and Twine

Have the kids capture their own piece of the rainbow with this artsy craft.

Click here for the how-to tutorial.

52 - Cute Monkey Crafts

Source: Craft Passion

This craft will require some sewing but if you’re able to recreate these cute monkeys with the kids they won’t part ways with them.

Get the Sock Monkey Sewing tutorial from Craft Passion.

53 - DIY Minion Stones

Source: The Mad House

54 - DIY Sock Bunnies

Source: Handimania

this is an excellent easter craft idea for the kids.

Watch the video tutorial from Handimania.

55 - DIY Wacky Sacks

Source: Somewhat Simple

These are literally balloons filled with play dough.

Sounds like an awesome stress reliever.

Here’s how to create yours: Wacky Sacks Stress Balls.

56 - DIY Binoculars

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Source: Arts & Crackers

Kids are naturally adventurous so let them explore.

Creating these DIY binoculars will be great for their next adventure.

Find the tutorial over at Arts & Crackers.

57 - DIY Bouncy Balls

craft ideas for kids
Source: Babble Dabble Do

Not the same as getting them out the coin slot machine but still a great experience for the kids.

Click here to find out how it is done.

58 - Handprint Shell Keepsake

Source: Arty Crafty Kids

“Preserve the kids special moments with a Handprint Shell Keepsake.”

Follow this crafty inspiration from Arty Crafty Kids.

59 - DIY Water Candles

diy crafts for kids
Source: Kimspired DIY

These are very easy candles to make.

Typically no more than 10 minutes.

Craft yours using these instructions from Kimspired DIY.

60 - Mason Jar Luminaries

craft ideas for kids
Source: Mom Spark

Another decorative craft you can make with the kids.

They don’t require any tools and are easy to make.

See – Easy Mason Jar Luminaries.

61 - Sand & Water Ocean Sensory Bin

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Source: Mom Inspired Life

Not only are these fun but they also make for a great learning experience.

Click here to build your own ocean bin.

62 - DIY Pouch

craft ideas for kids
Source: Red Ted Art

With all the incredible things the kids will be making they’ll need somewhere to stash their little accessories.

A pouch is a great solution for that and you can have them make one by following these instructions.

63 - Pipe Cleaner Dragon

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Source: Blissful Domestication

A simple craft the kids will love.

Follow these step-by-step instructions.

64 - Pool Noodle Boats

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Source: Today's Parent

This is a craft the kids can make to play with outdoors in the pool or bring them indoors for a fun bath time.

You could even have family boat races.

Visit How to Make A Pool Noodle Boat.

65 - Mason Jar Crayon Holder

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Source: Two Sisters

This works well for storage or as a gift for the kids favorite teacher.

Get the instructions for this Crayon Mason Jar from twosisterscrafting.com.

66 - Craft Stick Bracelets

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Source: The Graphics Fairy

Such an easy and beautiful fashion accessory the kids can make.

Full tutorial here.

67 - Rainbow Woven Fish Craft

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Source: Arty Crafty Kids

Perfect for little hands and great for building on fine motor skills as well.

Get the Easy Woven Fish Craft tutorial inspired by Arty Crafty Kids.

68 - Plastic Bottle Bird Feeders

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Source: Natural Beach Living

Feeding birds is a great way to care of your natural environment and something the kids will appreciate and love doing.

Plus reusing the plastic bottles keeps the environment clean.

Click here to learn how to make your own plastic bottle bird feeder.

69 - Kids Tic Tac Toe

craft ideas for kids
Source: Taryn Whiteaker

Bring back the classics.

Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game.

70 - Balloon Bowls

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Source: Mod Podge Rocks

Balloons, check.

Confetti, check.

Easy to make, check.

Kids will love this.

Click here for the steps.

71 - Glow in the Dark Jellyfish

Source: Craftiments

How cute are these?

The glow in the dark factor helps bring them to life.

Click here for the tutorial from Craftiments.

72 - Cardboard Marble Maze

craft ideas for kids
Source: Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Use cardboard and marbles to create a game the kids will fight over.

Get the tutorial from frugalfun4boys.com.

73 - Shoebox Table Foosball

craft ideas for kids
Source: The Mad House

Get some friendly competition going with this foosball game.

Get the instructions here.

74 - DIY Ping Pong Basketball

Source: 504main

Got a basketball fan at home?

Then this is one they’ll love.

DIY Ping Pong Game from 504main.

 

75 - DIY Thread Bowl

craft ideas for kids
Source: Tutsplus

Another great craft for the kids that can also help develop their motor skills.

Create a Stunning String Bowl for Your Home.

76 - Rock Photo Holders

Source: One Little Project

These adorable rock photo holders take no time to make and are such a great craft idea for kids.

Follow this step-by-step tutorial from one little project.

77 - DIY Mini Electric Car

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Source: Makerspaces

This is a project even the grown ups may be fighting over, for good reason.

Get the tutorial from Makerspaces.

78 - Sidewalk Chalk "Pops"

craft ideas for kids
Source: Project Nursery

Excellent option for outdoor play on a bright and sunny day.

Click here for the DIY instructions.

79 - DIY Scrunchies

craft ideas for kids
Source: Mommy Enterprises

Great project for the girls.

It requires no sewing and the scrunchies will definitely come in handy.

Learn How to Make A Scrunchie Without Sewing.

80 - DIY Freeze Pop Sleeves

Source: Find It Make It Love It

No more worrying about cold hands or wasted paper towels.

Get the tutorial here.

81 - Paper Windmill

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Source: Kids Activities Blog

Let the kids catch the breeze with these giant pinwheels.

Click here for the tutorial from Kids Activities Blog.

82 - Lemonade Stand

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Source: Lilies and Lambs

Lemonade stands are an all time favorite.

You probably remember your own moments when you built yours.

They’re fun and provide a perfect teachable moment for the kids.

Follow these DIY instructions from Lilies and Lambs to build one for the kids.

There you have it 75+ craft ideas for the kids they are sure to enjoy making.

Go have fun and be sure to enjoy your time building those long lasting memories.

Be sure to check back for any updates.

If you feel there’s a particular kids craft that needs to be added to the list, please feel to mention it below.

Happy crafting!

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