12 Easy Craft Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

12 Easy Craft Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

Grab the crayons, glitter, and glue – it’s crafting time!

Arts and crafts are an avenue for your kids to let their imagination run wild and experiment with different materials that bring their ideas for life. These activities can help them develop their creativity, improve their fine motor skills, and contribute to their overall development.

And as parents and grandparents, you can join in on the fun too! Crafts are also a great way to connect with your kids. Working on projects together provides an opportunity for quality time, conversation, and teamwork.

In this guide, we offer a collection of simple craft ideas for children. These projects will help them learn new things and be more creative, while bringing your family closer together.

Let’s get crafty!

1. DIY Stickers

Making DIY stickers is a fantastic way for your kids to personalize their belongings and add a touch of creativity to their everyday life.

You can help your kids design stickers that reflect their unique personalities and style with just a few simple materials and a dash of imagination. Whether they want to decorate their notebooks, tumblers, or gadgets, DIY stickers are a great activity.

For a hassle-free and cost-effective alternative, check out our 3D Puffy Stickers! Our Puffy Stickers offer a variety of fun and tactile foam stickers to keep your kids entertained for hours, and they’re perfect for decorating notebooks, for chore charts, and more. Each kit features unique designs – no repeated sticker sheets!

2. DIY Lava Lamp

Get ready to bring a mesmerizing science experiment to life with a DIY lava lamp! Creating a lava lamp combines science, art, and play while providing a hands-on experience.

But before you begin, adult supervision is advised, especially when handling potentially hazardous materials.

Click here to learn how to make a DIY lava lamp.

3. Make Your Own Lip Balms

Purple Ladybug Make Your Own Lip Balm Craft Kit

Create your own lip balm collection with Purple Ladybug’s Make Your Own Lip Balm Craft Kit for tweens and teens.

This kit has everything you need to make ten lip balms with optional flavors like watermelon, strawberry, and mint. Make-Your-Own Lip Balms isn’t just a fun craft; it’s also a STEM project that encourages experimentation and learning.

It includes containers, labels, a mixing cup, a pipette, and all-natural ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and olive oil, so you don’t have to worry about gathering supplies.

4. Animal Paper Hats

If you’re looking for craft ideas with paper, you’ll love this DIY animal paper hat!

Here’s what you’ll need to make one:

  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Markers, colored pencils, and crayons

Here’s how to create an animal hat:

  1. Choose an animal your kids love and find its corresponding template online or draw it freehand.
  2. Use the template or your drawing as a guide to cut out the necessary shapes from construction paper or cardstock.
  3. Assemble the pieces to form the animal’s face or head.
  4. Attach the completed animal face or head to a band made from construction paper that fits your child’s head size.
  5. Let your child add details and colors to the animal hat using markers or colored pencils.

DIY animal paper hats will spark your child’s imagination and provide hours of creative play. Remember to involve your child in the hat-making process. Let them make design choices and express their unique style.

5. Toilet Paper Roll Flower Craft

DIY toilet paper roll flower craft is a delightful and eco-friendly solution to repurposing toilet paper rolls that would otherwise end up in the trash. It’s also a wonderful way to reduce waste and teach sustainability to your kids.

Whether you display them in a vase as a centerpiece, adorn a wall with a beautiful arrangement, or use them as party decorations, their vibrant colors and unique designs will add a touch of charm to your surroundings.

Click here to learn how to make toilet paper roll flower crafts.

6. Clay Create PRO

Purple ladybug clay create pro

Clay Create PRO allows your kids to design their own hair clips, letting them express their creativity and personal style. They can choose colors, patterns, and designs to create accessories that reflect their individuality.

This all-inclusive kit includes seven colors of polymer clay, a mold tray with four designs, 15 plain hair clips, hi-gloss glaze, craft adhesive, and step-by-step instructions.

Mix and match the clay colors, shape them using the molds, bake them, apply the glaze for a shiny finish, and attach the designs to the hair clips. The kit makes 15 trendy hair clips your kids will love.

7. Insect Identification Chart

Exploring the fascinating world of insects can be an exciting and educational experience for kids and adults alike. One way to enhance your kids’ insect discoveries is by making a DIY insect identification chart.

This simple and engaging project lets your kids learn more about different insect species while fostering their curiosity and understanding of the insect world. It encourages observation skills, scientific inquiry, and a deeper appreciation for the diversity of insects around us.

Click here to learn how to make an insect identification chart.

8. Mermaid, Dolphin, and Turtle SunGemmers

sungemmers Mermaid, Dolphin, and Turtle

Purple Ladybug’s Mermaid, Dolphin, and Turtle SunGemmers is a complete craft kit that provides a fun and easy way to create stunning window art. Each kit includes pre-printed window designs, color guides, many hundreds of SunGemmers gemstone stickers, and more.

This activity enhances fine motor skills as kids carefully place the gemstones onto the designated areas of the window designs. It also promotes hand-eye coordination and precision.

Your kids will feel accomplished once they complete their unique sparkly window art. They can proudly display their creations on windows, enjoying the vibrant colors and beautiful designs.

9. Heart Collage

This fun and easy-to-make art project lets kids express creativity while spreading love and happiness. Making a heart collage improves fine motor skills and self-expression. It also allows them to explore colors, shapes, and designs through their artwork.

Click here to learn how to make a heart collage.

10. Crunchy Slime

This DIY crunchy slime activity will entertain your kids for hours while providing a unique sensory experience.

Slimes can be a great stress reliever for both adults and children. It also provides endless opportunities for imaginative play, fine motor skill development, and sensory exploration.

Click here to learn how to make a crunchy slime.

11. Glitter Sensory Bottles

DIY glitter sensory bottles provide visual stimulation and relaxation, making them an ideal tool for children to explore their senses. These bottles are a visually stimulating tool for self-regulation and sensory play.

Click here to learn how to make glitter sensory bottles.

12. Confetti Bowls

These colorful and whimsical bowls are a fun craft project for kids and adults alike. They make great decorative pieces for parties, celebrations, or everyday use. You can use them to hold small trinkets or jewelry or simply as eye-catching accents on shelves or tabletops.

Click here to learn how to make confetti bowls.

We hope you enjoy some of these easy craft ideas for kids! Remember to tag us in your social posts if you try any of them, we love to see kids’ creativity!

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1 comment

Thank you so much for these DIY ideas which I find awesome! I’m a NaNa of three and am always looking for inexpensive activities for the kids aged 8, 5 and 7 months!

Cathy McInturff

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