Kids Craft Ideas

These kids craft ideas and kids printable activities will help you keep your little ones occupied for hours. Whether you are from the US or UK we have both coloring and colouring pages for you to choose from.

Our homemade play dough recipe takes minutes to make but keeps well for days. Some of our coloring pages and activities will keep you occupied too.

Showing your child and doing things together teaches them so much more than telling them how to do something or buying them fancy equipment.

You will talk about your craft ideas and why you have chosen the ones you have. This is real quality time something the TV cannot provide. You will find lots of quick and easy crafts for kids here.

Kids Craft Ideas ~ Quick Links

Click on one of the images below to take you directly to the craft tutorial page or scroll down to find out a bit more about each craft before you decide.

Kids PVC Playhouse



Let the kids imagination run wild with this PVC playhouse.

Great for the long summer holidays or can be taken inside on rainy days.

This is a great cheap alternative to ready made playhouses and will keep the kids occupied for hours.

How to Make Play Dough

This homemade play dough recipe uses ingredients you probably already have in your cupboards.

I have added this to the kids craft ideas pages as it is perfect for keeping the little ones occupied.

The play dough has to be made by an adult or older child as boiling water is used.

It is really quick to make and requires no cooking, wrapped in cling film or stored in an air tight container it will lasts for weeks.

How to Make a Beaded Bracelet

How to make a beaded bracelet is an easy craft for kids, all you need is a few beads and some elastic.

If you have no beads, paint some pasta, macaroni is great for threading onto elastic.

You can cut up colored drinking straws or use buttons as beads.

Get your little ones thinking of things they can thread on to to the elastic.

Young children will need some supervision as beads or other small parts are a choking hazard.

Homemade Gift Tags


These homemade gift tags are great for kids to make and you can make them too.

They are inexpensive as you can use off-cuts from other projects.

You will find some templates to get you started or just make up your own.

They can be made as simple card shapes or intricate with lace and other embellishments.

Pasta Necklace



This pasta necklace is lots of fun to make and looks great.

You can easily adapt our instructions to make a matching bracelet too.

Macaroni art jewelry is cheap and cheerful and will last for ages.

Drinking Straw Crafts



My drinking straw crafts will show you how to make this gorgeous bracelet.

All you need are drinking straws and pipe cleaners.

This is such an easy craft idea that will keep the kids occupied for ages.

Print Out Coloring Pages

You will find a great selection of print out coloring pages and kids printable activities here.

I have also included some detailed coloring pages so you or older kids can have a go as well.

These are free printables so you can print them out as many times as you like.

We will be adding more on a regular basis so check back occasionally.

How to Make a String Bracelet


This string bracelet is a great way of recycling odd bits of yarn or ribbon.

This kids craft idea is for the older children who have the dexterity in their fingers to be able to plait.

You can get some great results by using different materials.

As well as string try ribbon, lace or embroidery threads.

How to Make Pom Poms


These pom poms are a really easy craft idea and will brighten any room.

They are so easy to make and can be made with scraps of wool from other projects.

You can hang them from shelves or door handles to add color and fun to your kitchen.

For Great Kids Party Ideas

Here is a great website if you are planning a kids birthday party. Get some fun birthday party ideas for kids at PartyIdeasParade.com, a fun party ideas and party supplies site where you can find party ideas, supplies, favor and party game ideas for a kid's birthday party.

Mia's Kids Craft Ideas

All of these kids projects have a difficulty ranking and an explanation of how easy or difficult it may be for your child.

You will find guidelines on suitability for children of different age groups – these are guides only - you know your kids best.

Mia’s tips, craft ideas and gift ideas can be found throughout the page to help you get the most from your new-found skill.

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