Kids love making things. Whether it’s a project they make themselves or something they get to help design, they’re always happy to get their hands dirty. And while there are plenty of craft projects that are strictly for adults, there are also a few that are perfect for the whole family. In this post, we’ve gathered 10 fun crafts that are perfect for kids of all ages. From puppets to quilts, there’s something for everyone in this list!
Homemade Playdough and Recipe
Fresh play dough may be both relaxing and educational for children, especially when it is molded into various shapes. As they tinker with this gooey creation, little limbs will gain muscle strength, control, and dexterity. There’s no need to run out and buy play dough, since our simple recipe is just as delicious (if not better and more affordable) than the store-bought variety.
Playdough Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons (45 ml) vegetable oil or a mixture of vegetable oils, such as canola, corn, and sunflower
2 cups (500 ml) water
This is a really easy paper craft to make. You can use different colours of paper or the same colour for all of them. Pinwheels are easy to store, so they make a good craft to keep all year round.
This fun quilt looks complicated, but it’s actually super easy to make. Using colorful blankets you already have in your home, you can create a cool rainbow-themed quilt for your little ones.
This is also a great use of old baby or toddler blankets that are outgrown but still in good condition. You just want to make sure they’re washable since they’ll be used on the floor and will get dirty from play.
Construction Paper Ringed Caterpillar
If you’ve got a few minutes to spare, this craft is a great way to fill it! All you need is some construction paper, scissors, glue and your imagination.
Dance Party Egg Shakers
A simple and inexpensive homemade percussion instrument project suitable for youngsters as young as two.
Supplies Needed: Plastics Recycled Easter eggs or plastic water bottles with a cover. Dried beans, rice, popcorn seeds, gravel, or dried peas are all examples of grains. Glue, packing tape, or duct tape are all acceptable options.
For this activity, you’ll need an empty dry water bottle or half of a plastic egg. Put the top back on the bottle and secure the egg. To make a variety of noises, experiment with different materials and containers. When it’s dry, have a private dancing party.
This is a fun craft that the whole family can do together. Use materials you probably already have around the house, and it will be completed in a day or two.
Supplies Needed: A small wood box (plastic if you don’t want to paint it), some twine, and a cardboard book cover. Paint the box with exterior paint and let dry. Cut a round hole in the front and back of the box.
Tie two strings between the two holes. Paint a book cover, then cut it out to fit on the inside of the box. Use glue to fix it there, if necessary. Decorate your birdhouse with things like feathers, buttons, and other craft items.
To make dinosaur crafts for kids, you’ll first need to gather a variety of materials. Paper, paint, wood grain stickers, and small toys like dinosaurs or bugs are all things you can use.
You can also find little dinosaur themed decorations at the dollar store and use those as well. Or visit your local thrift shop and have fun! Ours is made of mason jars filled with fake rocks, flowers and shells. Brightly colored paper will also be easy to find at many craft stores.
Little girls adore playing with dolls, and this craft is a fun way to let them create an entire family. The best part is that these dolls are made out of yarn, so they’re inexpensive and easy to make.
You can use leftover or scrap yarn for this project, so it’s perfect for those who want to save money. Plus the kids will have fun seeing their creations come to life as well. For safety reasons, the hair should be made from yarn rather than ribbon or wool.
Paper Bag Puppet Theater
This puppet theater project is perfect for the whole family and it’s absolutely free! All you need to do is cut and punch pieces of paper to make props. Then arrange them in a pattern or leave them plain, depending on what you want to create.
While this seems like a straightforward activity, kids will have fun discovering how to bend their fun ideas into real life. It’s a great way to use up left-over scraps of paper that might otherwise get tossed away after the holidays.
Make a Paper Plate Catapult
Kids are always looking for new ways to play and have fun. So when they come across a cool project, they’ll often want to try it out for themselves. In this article, we’ll show you how to make a paper plate catapult. It’s a great project for kids to do together, and it’s easy to make. All you need is some paper plates, a rubber band, and a pair of scissors.
To make your own, just follow these steps:
1. Cut a small hole in the center of a plate.
2. Wrap the rubber band around the plate
3. Fold the top edge down over the rubber band.
4. Gently squeeze the rubber band to launch the plate.
5. Let your kids have fun playing with their catapult.
It’s a fun and unique project that they’ll enjoy doing with you.
Crafts for kids are the best ways to keep their busy brains stimulated. They learn a lot while having fun at the same time. Be sure to include your kids in everything they do, and they’ll make a great addition to your household.