30 Days of Kids Crafts
Paper Animal Masks
Trace our templates onto paper plates to make a zoo of creatures in no time. Kids can personalize with feathers, glitter, and cut-out accessories.
Nature provides incredible inspiration—and one-of-a-kind supplies. Get your fledgling creatives to gather grasses, leaves, stems, and flowers in your yard, at the park, or at day camp.
Here's another reason to corral the kids and head outside: foraging for arts and crafts supplies. To make kid-friendly inks, look for natural materials—leaves, berries, bark, moss—and use our base recipe to transform them into rich, saturated hues.
It's soft and slippery and fun to play with for hours on end. (And parents, take note: this version is Borax-free.)
Whether the forecast calls for snow or not, this science project is a flurry of fun. Add glitter to the crystal creations for extra sparkle.
Thermochromic Kinetic Sand
Wow little ones with this shape (and color!) shifting sand that morphs the more you play with it.
Natural Vegetable Dyes
Maybe your tots are still working on eating their vegetables; let them try crafting with them first! Turn beets, spinach, and tumeric into brightly hued dyes perfect for coloring fabrics.
Stickers From Scratch
The only thing more fun for kids than collecting stickers is having a sticker collection they've designed themselves.
Tissue Paper Pom-Poms
Who's ready to get peppy? Show some team spirit or make them just because. Customize with colors and sizes -- or make a batch of minis to string onto a festive garland.
Homemade Watercolor Paints
See how many colors of the wheel they can make and mix with these easy DIY paints -- plus, you'll find all the ingredients in your pantry.