5-Minute Crafts for Kids: Quick and Easy Projects to Keep Them Busy

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Keeping kids entertained and engaged in productive activities can be a challenge, especially when you have limited time to spare. But fear not! In this post, we’ve compiled a list of 5-minute crafts that are quick, easy, and perfect for keeping your kids busy and entertained. These crafts are simple enough for even the youngest of children to complete, and they require minimal materials, so you won’t have to worry about a big mess to clean up afterward.

Whether you need to keep your kids busy while you work from home or just want to give them a fun and creative outlet, these 5-minute crafts are sure to do the trick. From making paper flowers to creating a homemade snow globe, these projects are perfect for a quick and easy activity that will keep your kids engaged and entertained.

So, grab your supplies and get ready to have some fun with your kids! With these 5-minute crafts, you’ll be able to keep your kids busy and creative, even on the busiest of days. They’re quick, easy, and perfect for when you need a little break from the chaos of daily life.


5-Minute Crafts for Kids: Quick and Easy Projects to Keep Them Busy

Salad Spinner Lion Craft

Salad Spinner Lion Craft is such a fun way to make a lion craft with your kids. Create unique manes for your lions right using a regular salad spinner! Just add paint, spin and open to reveal the beautiful designs left behind!

Paper Plate Caterpillar

This paper plate caterpillar craft is so much fun to make with kids! If you need caterpillar craft ideas, this one is a fun spring craft for toddlers and early elementary-aged kids. 

DIY Tambourine Craft for Kids

Cupcake Fish

100+ Fun & Easy Kids Crafts: Craft Ideas Kids Will Enjoy

It doesn’t get much simpler than this – with our cupcake liner Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish craft. A crafting favourite, kids will love making fish from this everyday item and retelling the story with you!

Stick People Puppets: Craft for Kids

Stick People Puppets: Craft for Kids is an adorable craft to create anytime of the year. This easy craft is great for your toddlers and preschoolers. Create a craft that they can use in pretend play after finishing!

Bubble Wrap Sheep Craft

100+ Fun & Easy Kids Crafts: Craft Ideas Kids Will Enjoy

This adorable lamb craft is fun and easy to make. All you need is bubble wrap and paint and an eager toddler or preschooler! A great spring craft!

Totally Awesome Sponge Popsicle Craft

100+ Fun & Easy Kids Crafts: Craft Ideas Kids Will Enjoy

Create delicious looking popsicles this summer with sponges! Sponge Popsicle Craft is a fun and easy way to get crafty this summer with your kids!

Cupcake Liner Flower Craft

Cupcake Liner Flower Craft is a beautiful and creative craft for kids of all ages. My kids absolutely loved this one and we spend an entire morning being crafty making flowers! These make a great gift for Mother’s Day or a fun craft during spring or any time of the year for flower lovers!

Super Easy Paper Plate Cloud Rainbow Craft

100+ Fun & Easy Kids Crafts: Craft Ideas Kids Will Enjoy

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft is an adorable rainbow craft for toddlers and preschoolers! A fun colour matching and fine motor craft for Spring! This craft is also makes a great craft to make for St. Patrick’s Day.

Paper Bag Fox Puppet Craft

Paper Bag Fox Craft is a cute craft for preschoolers and toddlers! Craft a fun fox hand puppet using a brown paper bag. This is a great craft for kids of all ages and can be done at anytime of the year with supplies your probably already have at home! 

Fork Painted Snowy Owl

100+ Fun & Easy Kids Crafts: Craft Ideas Kids Will Enjoy

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.

Paint Splat Monster Craft

Paint Splat Monster Halloween craft is such as fun way to paint with toddlers and preschoolers! Every monster will be different! Create a spooky and not-so- scary monster for Halloween with this fun and easy Halloween kids craft!

Adorable Glitter Snow Penguin

100+ Fun & Easy Kids Crafts: Craft Ideas Kids Will Enjoy

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.

Cotton Pad Turtle Craft for Preschoolers

Create an adorable turtle craft using cotton pads and coloured water. This turtle craft is a fun activity and craft that you can do any time of the year. Creating a turtle is a lot of fun for toddlers and preschooler and this fine motor activity is great for building the strength in little hands. Cotton Pad turtle craft is also great for talk and learning about colour mixing!

Easy Sponge Painted Ice Cream

Create a colorful sponged painted ice cream cone craft with this easy summer craft for kids! A fun craft for kids of all ages!

Age Suitability

This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.

Mess Level

The mess level for this craft is low.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

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 July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

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. 


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