Whether you need birthday-party activities or just something to do on a rainy day, we have endless kids craft ideas. From painted sneakers, colorful bracelets or necklaces, to seashell wind chimes, some painted rock animals, a leaf alphabet collage, or a row of eggshell flowerpots. We also have kid art projects for every holiday and season.
Kids' Art Projects
Our kids' art projects make it easy for children to create beautiful crafts all by themselves.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
Thinking Outside the Box! 16 Ridiculously Cool Cardboard Crafts
Have a cardboard box? Don't drag it out to the recycling bin just yet! With a little bit of creativity and a few basic supplies, you can turn that unwanted cardboard into toys, games, and home decorations.
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Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids
11 Kids Crafts You Can Make With Things Around the HouseCheck out these clever ideas for using bits of paper, crayons, and all manner of ordinary crafts materials in fresh ways.
It's Art Time! Imagination-Sparking Ideas for Kid CraftersFinger-painting. Pasta pictures. Hand puppets. Coloring with crayons. Get your child's creative juices flowing with these artsy ideas.
Homemade Marble CrayonsCreate brand-new crayons from old pieces of crayons using this simple process. Your kids will love helping make these and will have so much fun coloring with them!
Kids' Spring Crafts
Children will bloom with creativity when making our favorite kids' spring crafts.
Kids' Summer Crafts
Turn summer into a fun-filled adventure with our favorite crafts.
Kids' Fall Crafts
This autumn, inspire children to incorporate seasonal symbols such as leaves, apples, pumpkins, and ghosts into their craft projects.
Kids' Halloween Crafts
We've compiled our favorite Halloween kids' projects for you and your little goblins.
6 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids That Parents Can Appreciate, TooHosting Thanksgiving is not for the faint of heart. There are potatoes to be mashed, beans to be steamed, pies to be baked, a table to be set, and a turkey to be cooked. But while your hands are full, don't forget about those little volunteers who are looking for ways to help. These festive crafts will keep little hands busy -- and make family time fun and productive.
Kids' Winter Crafts
Keep little hands busy both indoors and out with our favorite cold-weather projects for kids.
Kids' Christmas Crafts
We've compiled our favorite holiday kids' crafts for you and your little helpers.
Nature Crafts for Kids
Let young crafters take inspiration from their natural surroundings. With a little imagination, flowers, leaves, twigs, and shells can be transformed into works of art.
Everything You Need for a Kids' Craft RoomHas the cabin fever set in? Spark your kids' imaginations with some hands-on crafts! Here's how to create a space that is both cozy and clutter-free.
10 Show-and-Tell Crafts for Kids
Without a doubt, your kids have been collecting tons of souvenirs and scraps from family adventures. Set up a day for crafting and send the little ones to school with summer mementos they'll be proud to show off.
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An Easy Little Log Cabin Your Kids Will Love Making
All you need is paper and a few simple art supplies! My young son Eddie is a very creative crafter, and one of his favorite activities is constructing things from sheets of printer paper, including this makeshift cabin.Post
Poisson d'Avril: An April Fools Prank We Are Totally Hooked On
Something's fishy –- because it's April Fools! Here, we were inspired by a unique French tradition to create a special prank that's fun for the whole family.Article
Cute Woodland Animal Easter Eggs
What's that hiding in the bushes? It's a congregation of cute forest critters! Think: itty-bitty birds, foxes, squirrels, and bunnies. Kids will love making their features: beady eyes and funny noses, and adults will adore them too.Post
Surprise Your Kids with DIY Lucky Charms for St. Patrick's Day
According to Irish folklore, leprechauns are known for mending shoes and leaving behind their hidden treasure! (Sure, a little strange, but still fun!) Going along with this St. Patrick's Day tradition, surprise your kids with their own set of lucky charms.Video
Splattered Easter EggsA shop-your-pantry supply list and a technique so easy it's child's play make these eggs an ideal last-minute Easter craft for all ages.Post
Egg Carton Crafts: Happy Little Music ShakersI always liked egg carton crafts. There's something about that pressed and shaped lightweight gray cardboard I find very appealing. And I like to recycle and reuse whenever I can, so don't throw away that cardboard egg carton just yet. This cute egg-carton craft makes something unique from that egg carton that your little ones can play with, make music with, or just display as a knickknack.Post
DIY Mini Santa Favor Boxes to Hold All Your Christmas Treats
These little Santas are the cutest possible way to give someone a tiny present. It's also a great activity to do with your kids -- and if you have little ones, be sure to supervise them while using scissors, or precut the pieces for them.Gallery
12 Easy Easter Crafts for Anyone and Everyone
Hop to it! You can make these cheery decorations, party favors, and basket stuffers just in time for Easter. To help, we've rounded up our favorite easy Easter crafts from floppy-eared bunnies to bright yellow chicks and colorfully decorated eggs.Post
Restaurant-Friendly Activities for Kids (Because You Deserve to Get Through a Sit-Down Dinner)The key to having a pleasant meal in a restaurant with kids along is keeping them busy, happy, and entertained. That's why I always bring small activity kits that I make for each child. I often see parents struggling with kids that have nothing to do. Maybe their parents think that kids shouldn't play with toys at the table, but my theory is that busy hands are happy hands!Post
An Easy Way to Hand Print Your Holiday Gift TagsHandmade holiday gift tags show your friends and family that you really have that special holiday spirit! This project uses a Styrofoam plate or a takeout food container as a printer's block so you can easily print out multiples of these pretty handmade gift tags with ease.Post
An Awesome Magnetic Kids' Game to Keep Your Child Busy While You Make DinnerIf you have ever spent time with a toddler in the kitchen, you might understand how challenging it can be to keep them busy while you concentrate on preparing a delicious meal. Enter this magnetic kids' game! Place this DIY playboard strategically in your line of vision, but out of the way, and you'll both be amazed at how quickly dinner comes together.Post
A DIY Reindeer Ornament That'll Go Down In History!'Tis the season, and what's a cuter way to kick it off than with handmade Christmas tree ornaments? Making annual holiday ornaments with your kids is a lovely tradition to start -- plus a great way to collect keepsakes over time. This particular project is made using items left over from your holiday entertaining: wine corks and toothpicks. So pop open a bottle of wine and make this adorable red-nosed reindeer for your eager tree-trimming squad.Gallery
10 Good Things for You and Your Kids
We've got clever solutions your kids need, including lunch box ideas, art projects, and activities for every age.Gallery
10 "Crafty" Ways to Keep Your Kids Occupied So You Can Do Other Things
Crafting: engaging, productive work that's also fun. Crafting: a great way to keep your kids from bothering you. Whatever it is you need to do (the dishes, the taxes, or the entire season of "House of Cards"), these crafts will help you do it -- by way of keeping little hands and growing brains absorbed in a sumptuous craft.Post
How to Make a Dazzling No-Sew Tutu
Trying to figure out how to sew a tutu? What if you didn't have to sew it at all! You'll love how easy it is to make this gorgeous no-sew tutu just as much as your little ballerina will love wearing it.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
4 Fun Projects to Do with Your Kids This Weekend
Make family time a little sweeter with these fun, easy, kid-friendly projects.Gallery
10 Super-Cool Kids' Crafts That Inspire Creativity
Are your kids looking for something a little more exciting than a macaroni necklace? Check out these DIY kids' crafts from some of our contributors.Post
The Art of Play: 5 Questions for Toy Maker Merrilee Liddiard
In Merrilee Liddiard's imaginative world, petite princesses wear papier-mache crowns, little knights in shining cardboard armor slay dragons, and the backyard is alive with a puppet parade of wild creatures. As the author of "Playful: Fun Projects to Make with + for Kids," she shares ways to repurpose everyday items into handmade toys.