Ready for a fantastic crafting session with your kids or students? We have a ton of engaging art ideas and crafts for kids to make and you’ll find ideas for all ages and for all occasions.
From super simple crafts for kids in preschool or younger to more engaging crafts older kids will enjoy.
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.
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!).
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Easy Crafts for Kids
We have over 1000 fun and simple ideas on our website but here is a selection of some of the best crafts for kids of all ages to make.
1. Pom Poms Caterpillars
If you need simple crafts that are great for fine motor skills have the kids make these adorable pom pom caterpillars.
2. Paper Spider
Spiders don’t have to be scary, in fact, they can be ultra cute just like this adorable paper spider craft is.
3. Farm Animal Puppets
Let your little ones’ imagination soar with these fun farm animal printable puppets that are great for story time and imagination play.
4. Craft Stick Crocodile
Never throw popsicle sticks away, save them and recycle them by making all kinds of cool creatures – like these popsicle sticks crocodiles.
5. Monster Bookmarks
Making origami bookmarks is all the rage and if you make moster bookmarks the creativity really can run wild.
6. Paper Plate Masks
Transform an ordinary paper plate into a variety of unique DIY masks. This one is fun to make and even more fun to play with.
7. Sun and Rainbow
With a paper plate, some paint, and tissue paper you can create the coolest paper plate rainbow. This one is great to help the kids learn all the colors of the rainbow.
8. Butterfly Life Cycle
Let your kids learn all about the different stages of the butterfly life cycle with this fun printable craft.
9. Ladybug Construction Paper Craft
Construction paper is one of the most versatile crafting materials when it comes to easy craft ideas. A piece of paper (well three of them) can easily be transformed into a cool-looking ladybug craft.
10. Tulip Cards
These adorable DIY tulip cards are so easy to make and anyone who receives them will instantly have a better day.
11. Under the Sea Scene
Fish are fun! Let your kids make this fun craft – with just a bit of paper folding and some creativity they will create their very own under-the-sea paper art scene.
12. Construction Paper Frog
Hippity hop, who doesn’t like a frog craft? This easy project is perfect for when you are teaching your little ones about frogs.
13. Under the Sea Scene
Have a bunch of cotton balls that might have been exposed to the elements for too long and would otherwise roam to trash? Use them up and make the coolest paper plate sheep ever!
14. Sponge Sailboats
While this one can be made all year round it’s most fun to do during warmer months. What’s cool about these sponge boats is the fact they won’t sink.
15. Dinosaur Clothespin Puppets
Dinosaur clothespin puppets are so much fun! It’s a great craft that the entire family can enjoy.
Crafting Through the Holidays and Celebrations
Our collection of holiday and celebration crafts is growing each year as we try to cover as many holidays (that we are familiar with) as we can. There’s nothing quite like having a creative crafting session with your kids during the holidays as it’s a great bonding experience as well as a great way to make memories.
Valentines Day is perfect time of the year to make heart and love inspired crafts with your kids.
Our St. Patrick’s ideas are focused around clovers and rainbows.
Easter crafts to do with children – we have many bunnies, sheep and Easter eggs. Fun, fun, fun!
Father’s day crafts for kids will make any dad proud.
Other Fun themes for Crafts for Kids
Kids Crafts Ideas by Popular Materials
There is a variety of materials you can use when crafting with kids, we think frugal or recycled are the best.
Crafting with Paper Plates
There is a whole section of paper plate craft ideas on our website (and we constantly add new cool projects to make with your kids). Paper plates are really frugal which makes them a great crafting material for classroom crafts or for crafting at home. There are a million and one ways you can make wonderful crafts.
See our collection of our favorite paper plate craft ideas here.
Some of our latest paper plate crafts for kids:
You can turn a sheet of ordinary paper into an origami in no time, and even if you use regular origami paper this is still one of the more frugal crafting materials around. Origami are great for kids to make, as they help develop fine motor skills, patience and are fun to make above all.
Here are a few of our latest origami projects:
Paper Rolls – Crafting With Toilet Paper Rolls, Paper Kitchen Towel Rolls and similar
Toilet paper roll crafts, we use this term for all kinds of paper rolls, you can even buy sterile crafting rolls in craft shops if you are not comfortable using toilet paper rolls, or cut the paper kitchen towel roll to smaller rolls. There are many cool things you can make by using paper rolls and boy do we have a few ideas for you!
Some of our latest craft ideas for kids using toilet paper rolls:
Rock Arts and Crafts for Kids
Another wonderful material to get creative with are rocks. If you live near a river you can go on a rock hunt on your next nature walk. If that is not an option most craft stores (and dollar stores) will have rocks available for crafting.
Why should you craft with kids? Benefits? What about creativity?
Crafts can be fun! But they might not be for every child. Not everyone is crafty or has interest in crafting and that is absolutely OK.
Crafts and craft tutorials can be followed to a dot, or be taken as inspiration and a base for a open ended creative session.
You make crafts suit you! Some kids enjoy following tutorials and making a project that resembles the “original” – which usually results in a sense of pride, while others are more inclined to take their own route and create something completely different. All is OK and should be encouraged. Usually people see arts as more open ended and crafts as end product based, but we think crafts can be open ended too, and even if they are not, there is place for both in this word as the thing that matters most, is taking the time to do something together with the kids and making memories.
Crafting with kids has it’s benefits. It’s good for coordination, coloring crafts help with pencil grip, hand coordination, most crafts for kids are great for fine motor coordination. Making crafts helps build self-confidence, especially when it comes to easy crafts. Most important benefit in my opinion, and this one stands beyond all is bonding.