Crafts for kids

Crafts for kids

I thought it would be a good idea to do a round up of all my crafts for kids posts so they are in one place and are easy to find if you are looking for an idea for doing something crafty with the kids. I like to give the girls a few more structured activities every so often. I like open ended play the most as they control what they do but I think sometimes it is nice to have an end product in mind before you start – especially if it is for a present.

I like crafts for kids which are quick and simple to set up and which don’t cost too much – preferably you will have the things you already need. I don’t mind a bit of mess myself and really what’s the fun of a craft activity where you don’t get a bit messy – so sorry if you prefer things a bit neater!

Book Characters

The Cat in the Hat

Shell Photo frame

Cardboard Characters

Cereal Box Pencil Pots

Cardboard Cars

Basket making

spring baskets

Fairy Toadstools

Cardboard Toys

Cardboard box castle

Discovery Bottles

fairy discovery bottles

Bead Curtain

bead curtain

Window Decorations

Valentines crafts

Bead decorations

Christmas decorations

Home made bath bombs

bath bombs

Card Making

mother's day card


origami flowers

Cardboard Roll Construction

gruffalo craft


Threading activities to go with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Fabric bags

Papier mache

Hama Beads

hama beads - boat

Christmas ornaments

Christmas ornaments

Paper Chains

Olympic rings paper chains
Olympic rings paper chains

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Cardboard Creations

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