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.

kids craft ideas

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.

kids playhouse

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.

play dough

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. 

beaded bracelet

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.

handmade gift tag

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.

pasta necklace

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.

drinking straw crafts

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.

scribble coloring page

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.

Paint Ideas

There are lots of paint ideas here, from splatter painting to glue arts. 

The kids will love getting messy and creating gorgeous paintings while have fun. 

These kids craft ideas are easy projects that everyone can enjoy. 

paint ideas

Paper Beads

Paper beads
are quick and easy to make with this step by step tutorial and photo's. 

Making your own beads is a great recycling craft as you can use left over strips of decorative paper from other projects. 

paper beads


Learn how to make a magnet with this easy to follow polymer clay tutorial. 

The instructions for this magnet can be adapted to suit your interests and decor. 

Once you see how the magnet is made you can easily change the color or the shape.   

star shaped magnet

Yarn Dolls

These yarn dolls are easy and fun to make with my step by step tutorial. They are really cheap to make as you can use any left over yarn.

This is a great project for recycling as you can even make them from small oddments of yarn tied together or try fabric strips.

yarn dolls

Salt Dough Crafts

Mia's salt dough craft ideas will show you how to make your own beautiful homemade ornaments.

You will find most of the ingredients and materials you need for these projects in your kitchen.

A lot of these projects are easy enough for older children. 

salt dough crafts

God's Eyes

God's eye weaving is a so easy once you know how that even the kids can do it.

These pretty wall hangings make a great talking point in any room and can be made to suit your decor.

A great way of using up scraps of yarn from other projects.

god's eye

For Great Kids Party Ideas

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