Ok, here is it! The best list of kids crafts around! Fun and easy craft ideas for kids that you can set up in mounts. No special skills or materials required. You likely already have everything you need to start getting crafty with your little person or people.
Crafts for Kids
Even if you consider yourself a non crafty person, this list of simple and fun crafts will have you changing your tune! Use this list to spark yours and your child’s own creativity. Set them up with the materials they need to make these crafts their own!
We know a thing or two about crating. I am the host of the hit TV series Curious Crafting. Over the several seasons of the show we have made tons and tons of easy to recreate crafts for kids. Showing viewers step by step how they can make them with their kids at home. Curious Crafting has been views thousands of times online, in homes and in classrooms! In this post, I share pretty much all the crafts we made on the show.
10 Benefits of Arts and Crafts with Kids
If you are here you already know why it’s important to do arts and crafts with kids of all ages at home and in the classroom. Your kids are gaining and developing lifelong skills along with all that glitter and paint!
Here are ten benefits to crafting with your kids of all ages (that’s from toddler to tween and even teens).
- Crafting helps to improve fine motor skills.
- It can help reinforce early math skills such as counting and pattern recognition.
- Making crafts with kids can help teach shapes and colours.
- Crafting helps develop critical thinking as they determine what steps to employ to create something.
- Doing crafts can help improve problem solving skills.
- Crafting builds grit and resilience.
- It can help promote a creative mindset.
- Crafting with your kids is a great way to spend quality time with each other.
- Making crafts can help boost self-esteem as your child achieves something tangible.
- Crafting also supports early literacy skills!
100+ Kids Crafts
This paper plate caterpillar craft is so much fun to make with kids! If you need caterpillar craft ideas, this one is a great spring craft!
It doesn’t get much simpler than this – with our cupcake liner Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish craft.
What better way to create memories with your kids than this super cute jumping frog craft for kids!
This 3D butterfly craft is easy for kids to create and looks wonderful displayed at school or home. Perfect for the spring or summer.
This adorable lamb craft is fun and easy to make. All you need is bubble wrap and paint and an eager toddler or preschooler!
Create these adorable pool noodle monsters this summer with your kids! A fun and creative summer craft for kids of all ages!
Create delicious looking popsicles this summer with sponges! Sponge Popsicle Craft is a fun way to get crafty this summer with your kids!
Check out this fun craft for summer! Make a cool looking ice cream craft using this STEAM scrape painting technique!
Paper Plate Rainbow Craft is an adorable rainbow craft for toddlers and preschoolers! A fun colour matching and fine motor craft for Spring!
Make a cute paper bag backpack craft for kids inspired by Ruby Bridges. It’s a great way to learn about Bridges for Black History Month.
Channel your inner jazz singer with this cardboard tube microphone craft for kids inspired by Billie Holiday for Black History Month.
Do you have a fire truck obsessed toddler at home? Well feed their passion with this fun and easy Cardboard Box Fire Truck Craft.
This cool Pop-Up Rocket Ship Card Craft is the perfect craft for kids to make a friend or loved one. Zoom to the stars with this fun craft!
Buzzzzzzzz.. Spring is in the air! Create this adorable scrunched paper bee craft to celebrate with your toddler or preschooler!
You can’t go wrong creating a colorful wrist bird craft with your kids with spring or anytime of the year!
This easy sock caterpillar craft for kids is a fun craft for kids of all ages to make in spring or when learning about caterpillars.
Here’s a Black History Month craft inspired by artist Lorna Simpson & the book Colourful Curly Haired Crafts for Kids by Cheryl Gavrielidese.
Rainbows are one of my favourite things to make! And with this stunning tissue paper rainbow suncatcher, they’ll be your favourites too!
Love is in the air! Whether you need a Valentines decoration or just a fun craft idea I think this tissue paper heart craft is just the thing!
Rainbows, rainbow and more rainbow! Check out this fun pipe cleaner rainbow craft for an amazing fine motor craft and activity in one!
Create this adorable Love Bot, cardboard robot craft for Valentine’s Day! Its a fun way to get craft this February with your toddler.
This fork painted snowy owl craft is a fun and easy winter animal craft for kids of all ages! Use a fork to create this adorable baby owl.
Make this fun and adorable koala bear craft from cardboard and a paper plate!
Cardboard bicycle craft is a fun and easy craft for preschoolers. Create your very own bicycle craft you can take for a spin!
Create this adorable sock snowman craft with your kids this winter! It’s fun and creative way to use left over socks. They make great little gifts for friends or teachers as paper weights!
Here’s a fun and festive craft for the the Holidays. Create a colorful moving eye reindeer craft! It’s like Christmas magic!
There’s nothing better than a marble run. The next time you’re looking for a craft, try making a cardboard marble run for a fun challenge!
A bug hotel is part garden craft and part winter home for insects! Create one today with this fun and easy bug hotel craft for kids!
Make this fun and realistic dragon puppet with your kids for Chinese or the Lunar New Year or any time of the year!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a cardboard box castle in the sky! Create this amazing craft the next time you get a cardboard box!
Create this adorable glitter snow penguin craft with your toddler or preschooler! It’s a fun and easy to set up craft idea for winter.
Celebrate the new year this year by making your own NewYear’s Eve Party Hat with your kids. Fun for the whole family!
Craft this DIY Jet Pack with your kids and let their imagination take off! This easy to create up-cycled craft is a great activity for kids!
Cotton Pad owl craft is a cute craft using cotton pads and coloured water. This easy to set up idea is a fun activity for Fall!
This cute rocking Paper Witch Craft for Kids is a fun and easy paper craft for kids. Create a rocking witch this Halloween!
Here is a fun and easy craft four seaon paper tree craft for kids! A great way to learn the seasons for kindergartners!
Create beautiful under the sea art with bubble wrap in this bubble wrap sea turtle craft! A great way to up-cycle bubble wrap!
Save that bubble wrap to make an adorable bubble wrap jellyfish craft! This easy craft is great for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Create a colorful sponged painted ice cream cone craft with this easy summer craft for kids! A fun craft for kids of all ages!
Your little monster will love creating this little tissue box monster craft using a tissue box and a few fun craft supplies!
Craft a unique pair of flip flops with this fun and easy summer craft for kids! They will almost be pretty enough to wear.
This Paper Ladybug is an adorable craft for kids to make this spring. This cute ladybug is super fun to make for toddlers or preschoolers!
This Amazing Unicorn Hand Puppet is the cutest craft for kids to make. Have a unicorn fan at home? This is definitely one they will love!
This fun Cardboard Box Robot Craft is the awesome craft for kids! Create a cool looking robot that your toddler or preschooler will love!
This paper plate teddy bear pouch is a fun craft for kids! Create a pouch to store treasures that is as cute as your child’s teddy bear.
Pretend to munch, crunch and count this Black History Month with this Potato Chip Craft for Kids inspired by chef George Crum.
Here is a fun and easy paper plate peanut craft inspired by George Washington Carver for Black History Month.
Channel your inner rocker this Black History Month with this Cardboard Guitar Craft inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s legacy on rock & roll.
Here is an adorable snow plow craft using shapes! Create an amazing snow plow using different shapes – the perfect winter craft!
Use toilet paper rolls to create this easy and adorable snowman craft with your toddler or preschooler this winter!
More Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids
Catching Snowflakes Sticky Wall is an adorable craft for kids! Create a self portrait of your child trying to catch snowflakes from the sky!
Paper Plate Peace Craft for MLK Jr. Day is a fun craft for MLK Jr. Day for kids. It’s a great craft to mark MLK Jr. and his message of peace.
Paper Plate Tiger is a fun and easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s a great fine motor skills activity and creates unique tiger!
Make a tiger jump into the air with this fun jumping tiger craft for kids! Whether its a craft for a zoo unit or for The Year of the Tiger!
Paper Chain Snake Craft is a fun craft to make with kids. Its also a great fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers!
Pop Up Paper Rainbow Craft is a fun and colourful craft to create with kids. Create a 3D rainbow in the clouds with your preschoolers!
Cupcake Liner Fish is a fun preschooler craft to create anytime of the year. The cupcake liners create the perfect fins!
This Robot Craft for Kids using recycled material is an fun craft to create anytime of the year. So easy and great for all kids.
Rocking paper plate shark craft is an adorable craft to create with kids. Paint a rocking shark using pom poms!
This easy raccoon craft for kids is a great way to create a raccoon using different materials! Create a cute raccoon using newspaper print!
Wooden Spoon People Craft is fun people craft to create for kids. A cool craft to create adorable puppets.
Milk Carton School Bus Craft is an adorable craft back to school craft for your kids. Create a school bus using recycled materials!
Paper Bag Fishing Vest Craft for KidsCraft is a fun and easy craft for kids! Create your own fishing vest using a large paper bag!
Salad Spinner Lion Craft is such a fun way to make a lion craft with your kids. Create unique manes for your lions using a salad spinner!
Jellyfish Suncatcher is an adorable craft to do with your kids. Create a colourful jellyfish to display in your child’s bedroom window!
DIY Tambourine is a fun and easy musical instrument craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a musical instrument to use during music time!
This colourful rainbow dragon craft using recycled materials! It’s a rainbow fire breathing dragon that is super easy and fun for kids!
Superhero Masks is super fun craft to create anytime of the year for kids. Become your favourite superhero or create a new one!
Puffy Paint Cupcake is a cute and easy craft great for your toddlers and preschoolers. Create a cupcake using puffy paint!
Egg Carton Cars is a fun and easy upcycled craft for any car fan! If your little one loves cars, then this is the craft for them!
Cardboard Laptop is a great pretend play craft for kids of all ages! Let them make their own screen and use it in creative play activities!
Handprint People Puppets is a fun and easy craft and a great way to talk about diversity at home or school! Great for all ages!
Farm Animal Finger Puppets is an adorable craft to create anytime of the year. This easy craft is great for your toddlers and preschoolers.
Cupcake Liner Flowers is an beautiful craft for kids of all ages. These make a great gift for Mother’s Day or a fun craft during spring.
This Yarn Wrapped Owl is an adorable way to craft an owl with your kids!! Pair this fine motor craft with your kids favourite owls book!
Bubble Wrap Crocodile Craft is great craft for kids of all ages! The results are simply adorable and scary at the same time!
This Paper Bag Fox Craft is an cute craft for preschoolers and toddlers! Create a fun fox hand puppet using a brown paper bag.
Craft Stick Octopus is the perfect under the sea craft for kids to make anytime. Fun to make and fun to include in pretend play!
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars is an adorable craft for kids. This cute craft is perfect for your little bird watcher or little adventurer.
Glowing Firefly Craft is an easy craft for kids and a fun craft to pair with a book! Create this up-cycled craft with your child anytime!
This spider web suncatcher craft is a fun craft for kids for Halloween. Make a colourful spider web this Halloween with your kids!
Create paper plate self portrait craft with your preschool for an easy way to talk about all the things that make us special and unique.
Create cute turtle craft using cotton pads and coloured water. This turtle craft is a fun activity that you can do anytime of the year.
Treasure Chest Craft for Kids an adorable craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Upcycle your food containers for this fun craft!
Sandpaper Sandcastle Craft is a fun and easy craft for summer for toddlers and preschoolers. Create sandcastle using sandpaper and paint!
Washi Tape Sesame Street character craft is a fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers using washi tape and watercolours!
- Cardboard Dinosaur
- Cardboard Tube Tiger Craft
- Cardboard Tube Elephant Craft
- 3D Face Craft
- Unicorn Hobby Horse Craft
- Paper Plate Llama Craft
Even More Adorable Kids Crafts
- Paper Plate Ice Cream
- Water Bottle Piggy Bank
- Water Bottle Airplane
- Coffee Filter Dinosaur
Crafting Coming Soon…
- Paper Page Zebra
- Milk Carton Birdhouse
- Tissue Paper Crab
- Cardboard Tube Giraffe
- Paper Bag House
- Waddling Penguin
- Paper Plate Dinosaur
- Jumping Bunny
- DIY Kaleidoscope
- Squeeze Bottle Rocket
- Pull Puppy
- Fluffy slime
- Glitter slime
- Floam Slime
- Butter Slime
- Bubble Machine (Summer)
- Christmas Tree Center Piece (Christmas)
- Giant Heart (Valentine’s Day/Mother’s Day)
- Jack O Lantern Lanterns (Halloween)
Age Suitability for Kids Crafts
These kids crafts are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up. My kids are 5, 5 and 8 years old.
The mess level for these kids crafts varies.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
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Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.