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Crafts for Kids!

Hands-on art projects for kids.


Crafts for Kids!

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Goofy Grins: Smiles can be infectious, especially when you have a collection of silly mouth masks to share.

Simple Craft Projects for Kids

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Canned Hams: Conquer clutter with a clan of charming monster containers guaranteed to make you laugh.

Simple Craft Projects for Kids

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Feeling Koi: Some would say that every day is children's day, but in Japan, kids get an official Children's Day. On May 5, they fly wind socks that resemble carp, symbols of strength and bravery, to bring good fortune.

Simple Craft Projects for Kids

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Pretty Puppets: Kids can give each of these fanciful finger puppets a unique set of wings.

Build a Tabletop Campfire: Craft a fire fit for indoor fun with tissue paper, battery-operated tea lights, and sticks and stones collected from outside.

Easy Weeknight Fun: Wild West Dinner

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Pick a Trusty Pony: To transform plain old dining chairs into beloved steeds, have each child dream up her horse's name, then use card stock or paper to make a horseshoe nameplate.

Easy Weeknight Fun: Wild West Dinner

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Appoint a Sheriff: Dress up as ranch hands in denim duds and bandannas, then have kids make badges from gold card stock and markers (punched circles add a snazzy touch).

Easy Weeknight Fun: Wild West Dinner

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Chalk Pops: With our easy recipe, you can make sidewalk chalk in fun shapes using ice pop or silicone baking molds.

Jewelry to Dye For: Our modern take on the classic pasta craft is bright, bold, and colorfast.

Simple Craft Projects for Kids

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Carton Critters: Got egg cartons? Turn them into these forest-animal finger puppets.

Simple Craft Projects for Kids

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Curled-up Kitty: We coiled strips of newspaper to make a cat, but you can use the technique to form other animals and letters. Go wild!

Simple Craft Projects for Kids

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Goat Marionette: Turn a cardboard tube into a "Lonely Goatherd"-style marionette to help celebrate The Sound of Music's golden anniversary.

A Sound of Music Dinner

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Edelweiss: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music with this quick craft. Create the "blossom of snow" celebrated in song by the Captain and his crew by cutting flower shapes out of a white paper towel, then dotting yellow or gold marker in the center.

A Sound of Music Dinner

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Felteroni Pizza: There's nothing like a pie made by hand. And ours is high in fiber!

Kid Craft: Make Fun Felt Food

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Breakfast Buffet: It's the most important craft of the day, so don't skip these eggs, bacon, and cinnamon buns.

Kid Craft: Make Fun Felt Food

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Let's Make Lunch: After they assemble the ingredients, short-order chefs can mix and match to build the perfect sandwich.

Kid Craft: Make Fun Felt Food

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Nutty Animals: Turn nuts and bolts (and a few other hardware store leftovers) into a metallic menagerie.

Simple Craft Projects for Kids

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Snow Dough: This sparkly play dough has a slightly powdery texture just like real snow. Even better, it won’t dry out if it’s left uncovered (after nearly a month, our test batch was still usable!). In a small bowl, stir 2 cups cornstarch into 1/3 cup vegetable oil. With your fingers, knead in 6 tablespoons iridescent white glitter. If the dough is too dry, add more oil one tablespoon at a time, up to two tablespoons, until the dough is soft but a little crumbly. Makes 2 cups of nonedible dough.

Paper Glass: Turn coffee filters into pretty paper glass with this crafty idea from a Nashville art teacher.

  • Leslie Sciamanna
    Leslie Sciamanna

    Non permanent markers or permanent with this craft ?

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    FamilyFun magazine

    Non-permanent markers! Just click the image for the full craft directions.

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    cymantha makeley

    I tried this over the weekend and it didn't work.

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    FamilyFun magazine

    Sorry to hear that, cymantha. Any chance you used permanent markers by accident? We tried this craft here in the office and it worked just as shown.

  • cymantha makeley
    cymantha makeley

    Nope we used the Crayola markers and then sprayed with the starch and it dried pretty quick and we sprayed them again and it was like a regular coffee filter but colored!

Cute Collars!: Make any outfit party-perfect with our no-sew embellished collars.

Well-Dressed Turkey Craft: This bird's fancy feathers are made from scraps of fabric and floral wire. Attach the plumage to a bread basket to create a functional centerpiece.

Leaf Creatures: Leaves gathered on an autumn walk make perfect tiny canvases for painting forest friends.

Tube Town: Transform cardboard tubes into cute cottages in just a few simple steps.

Sock Couture: A few snips are all it takes to turn orphaned socks into sweet outfits for beloved (but chilly) stuffed animals.

Glue Glass: This simple technique produces a vibrant work of art that resembles stained glass. First, use a pencil to lightly draw a picture on a piece of colored paper; a drawing with lots of closed shapes works best. Go over the lines with white glue. Let the glue dry, then color in the drawing with chalk pastels. To keep pastel drawings from smudging, cover them with a light coat of hair spray. When it dries, the spray helps seal the artwork much like a spray fixative does.