60 Creative Crafts for Small Children

When I was in grade school, I was taught by my art teacher different kinds of art and DIY crafts. I can still remember making DIY crafts at home (which I learned from school) and (tried) selling it to our neighbors. But, I noticed that kids these days do not have the same interest we have back then. They now spend more time watching TV or playing gadgets. If you’re one of the parents who wants to spend time with your child doing arts and don’t want them to be spending their free time using gadgets, here are 60 fun activities that you and your kid(s) can try.

1. DIY Corner Bookmarks

You can have your kid choose his favourite cartoon character and you can make this craft together.

Found on redtedart



2. Melted Beach Suncatchers

Take your child’s art to the next level.

Found on artfulparent

3. Homemade Chalkboard

Can be a fun drawing space of your children. Plus, it’s Homemade. Wow!

Found on popsugar

4. Paper Photo Frames

Collect pictures of you and your kid and put it on a DIY frame made by your little one. She’ll feel good about it!

Found on marthastewart

5. DIY Binoculars

Kids can also explore their creativity by recycling paper towel tubes and making it as a binoculars.

Found on popsugar

6. 3D Paper Planets

A bit of skill and help from mom and dad is required in this project.

Found on momooze

7. Paper Chain Snake

This makes a great addition to your kids’ DIY toys.

Found on raisinglittlesuperheroes

8. Pompoms Pen

So cute! Dress up your pencils with these polka dots pompoms.

Found on sewsara

9. Animal Masks

Can be use as a costume at school. Or, during the birthday party of your little one.

Found on lifeasmama

10. Paper Ball Garland

You can use this colorful and cheerful garland on your kid’s next birthday party.

Found on easypeasyandfun

11. Moving Fish

If your kids ask you to get her a pet fish. You now know how to get her one.

Found on krokotak

12. Paper Plate Spiders

Another craft that’s made of paper plate. So simple and easy to make.

Found on iheartcraftythings

13. Paper Dinosaur

Reuse your paper plates and let your kids create the looks they want for their dinosaurs. (Your boys might want to have a scary one)

Found on goodtoknow

14. Kid’s Milk Carton Village

Do not throw your kid’s milk carton, gather and wash it. You can make a village out of it. Your kids will be very happy and excited with this project.

Found on liagriffith.com

15. Paper Roll Dragon Craft

Easy DIY toy even for the smallest fingers!

Found on onelittleproject

16. Pineapple Thumbprint Art

Let your children experiment and get their little fingers dirty!

Found on ohcrafts

17. T-Shirt Stamping

Try this project with your kids by using different type of fruits. This bell pepper has an intricate design that will look pretty when printed on your kids’ shirts.

Found on goodhousekeeping

18. Funny Face-Off

You’ll hear your kids giggle or laugh their heart out when you try making this project.

Found on iheartcraftythings

19. Cystal Names

Teach your kids a bit of Science.

Found on playdougoplato

20. Popsicle Craft

For fun summer days.

Found on darice

21. Painting Fireworks

Reuse your toilet paper rolls to achieve this simple and easy painting.

Found on learning4kids

22.Paint Splat Art Activity

Creating mess and art at the same time! Yup.

Found on craftymorning

23.  Firework Salt Painting

Another Firework project for your kids.

Found on busymommymedia

24. Paper Planes

Let your kids’ imagination fly.

Found on goodhousekeeping

25. Soap Boat Race

Rain gutters, water and soap boat- you can now have your kids raced them in your very own DIY race track.

Found on iheartnaptime

26. Tic Tac Toe

Ladybug Vs. Tadpoles

Found on attagirlsays

27. DIY Car Track

Your boys will love this.

Found on playtivities

28. Pen Holders

Teach your children how to recycle empty bottles by making it into a cutie pen holder.

Found on thewhoot

29. DIY Fireman Air Tank

Guess who’s going to be the happiest fire kid?

Found on crayonboxchronicles

30. Origami Frogs

When the fun of folding is over, you can invite your kids to play with you to see which frog can jump the farthest.

Found on itsybitsyfun

31. Airplane Clothespin

This DIY is so quick. Paint your kids plane with their favorite colors/

Found on diyinspired

32. DIY Marble Run

Another DIY made from toilet rolls.

Found on powerfulmothering

33. DIY Heart Crowns

This one’s for your little princess.

Found on artfulparent

34. DIY Princess Wand

And a wand to make her look like a real princess!

Found on inspirationmadesimple

35. Paper Dream Catchers

Wishing only good dreams for your little ones.

Found on thecrafttrain

36. Marshmallow Play Dough

Play dough from marshmallows? Why not.

Found on onelittleproject

37. Caterpillar Craft

Cuties. This will brighten up the mood of your little lady.

Found on we-made-that

38. Fish Puppets

Cut the shape and let them decorate their own puppets.

Found on southernmadesimple

39. Colorful Jellyfish Craft

You can use this craft as a decor to your kid’s room.

Found on iheartcraftythings

40. DIY Beehive and Bee

Bunch of bees and beehive from toilet paper rolls. Aaawwee, they’re so cute!

Found on icreativeideas

41. Super Hero Mask

Let your kids take their pick.

Found on thehappyhomelife

42. Toilet Roll Craft

Let her make her favorite princess or  cartoon character.

Found on mollymoocrafts

43. Cars from Toilet Rolls

Let the race begin!

Found on kiflieslevendula

44. Mini Volcaoes

This experiment will make your kids busy.

Found on momdot

45. Pool Noodle Water Wall

When they start using the pool noodles as makeshift swords, tie the toys to a pegboard and hold a good, clean water race instead.

Found on goodhousekeeping

46. Toy Parachute Craft

Someone’s going to be busy playing with his new toy.

Found on notimeforflashcards

47. Paper Bead Necklace

Have your kids experiment by using magazine clippings, newspaper or wrapping paper. No need to go to the nearest store. This project can also teach your children what is recycling all about.

Found on sowderingabout

48.Bubble Wrap Prints

Found on artbarblog

49. Folded Paper Bracelets

A wearable art.

Found on picklebums

50. Turtle Craft

One of the easiest crafts you can teach to your kids.

Found on craftymorning

51. Toilet Paper Bee Craft

Paper rolls are such a fun and easy-to-find material to use in making crafts.

Found on easypeasyandfun

52. DIY Rocket

Are you finished with that roll of toilet paper?  Transform it into a rocket. Your little boy will be more than happy to help you.

Found on myteachingstation

53. Carton Bird Feeder

Don’t toss that milk carton when it’s empty- turn it into a bird feeder.

Found on parents

54. DIY Cereal Box Monster Jaws

Get crafty with your kids by transforming a cereal box into a monster’s jaw.

Found on itsalwaysautumn

55. DIY Kite

Kite flying with your kids is a great idea.

Found on hellowonderful

56.  DIY Toy Cardboard Camera

This one’s for your future photographer. In 20 minutes or less, you’ll have this toy camera for your little one.

Found on mollymoocrafts

57. Russian Dolls with Paper Cups

This project is so easy. Just collect some empty cups and you can now start your DIY Russian dolls project.

Found on estefimachado

58.Popsicle Bird Feeder

Make a Popsicle bird feeder with your kids.

Found on 101gardening

59. Paper Dinosaur Hat

When you and your kids are done with the project. You can play dress up with them,too.

Found on cuttingtinybites

60. Marshmallow Shooters

This is a childhood must-do!

Found on coffeecupsandcrayons

Parents and children who engages in activities like arts and crafts creates a unique bonding experience which creates lifelong memories. Also, arts teaches children how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it.

If those reasons are not yet enough, here is another one – they are simply too cute to miss these experiences!

So, which one will you start with your kid?

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