Crafts For Kids – Tons of Art and Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

Ready for a fantastic crafting session with your kids or students? We have a ton of engaging art ideas and crafts for kids to make and you’ll find ideas for all ages and for all occasions.

From super simple crafts for kids in preschool or younger to more engaging crafts older kids will enjoy.

Tons of Art and Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

We have hundreds of easy to make ideas with simple step by step tutorials you and your kids will easily follow. From the simple no-prep crafts that take minutes to make (and are perfect for the classroom) to engaging paper crafts that both you and your kids or students will fall in love with.

Our aim is to make crafting fun and frugal – with supplies most households already have at hand (or won’t cost you a fortune). What ages are these crafts suitable for? We have ideas for all age ranges, you will find many easy projects toddlers can make, crafts simple enough for preschoolers to do at home or in preschool, kids in kindergarten will be able to make most of our crafting projects and there is a ton of projects for older kids and kids at heart (yes, you will enjoy quite a few of these too!).

Some of our Latest Projects:

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Easy Crafts for Kids

We have over 1000 fun and simple ideas on our website but here is a selection of some of the best crafts for kids of all ages to make.

1. Pom Poms Caterpillars

Cute Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft for Kids

If you need simple crafts that are great for fine motor skills have the kids make these adorable pom pom caterpillars.

2. Paper Spider

Paper Spider Craft

Spiders don’t have to be scary, in fact, they can be ultra cute just like this adorable paper spider craft is.

3. Farm Animal Puppets

Farm animal finger puppets

Let your little ones’ imagination soar with these fun farm animal printable puppets that are great for story time and imagination play.

4. Craft Stick Crocodile

Cute Little Crocodile Craft - Craft Stick Crafts

Never throw popsicle sticks away, save them and recycle them by making all kinds of cool creatures – like these popsicle sticks crocodiles.

5. Monster Bookmarks

DIY Origami Corner Bookmark Monsters

Making origami bookmarks is all the rage and if you make moster bookmarks the creativity really can run wild.

6. Paper Plate Masks

DIY Paper Plate Mask

Transform an ordinary paper plate into a variety of unique DIY masks. This one is fun to make and even more fun to play with.

7. Sun and Rainbow

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

With a paper plate, some paint, and tissue paper you can create the coolest paper plate rainbow. This one is great to help the kids learn all the colors of the rainbow.

8. Butterfly Life Cycle

Let your kids learn all about the different stages of the butterfly life cycle with this fun printable craft.

9. Ladybug Construction Paper Craft

Construction Paper Ladybug on a Leaf Craft

Construction paper is one of the most versatile crafting materials when it comes to easy craft ideas. A piece of paper (well three of them) can easily be transformed into a cool-looking ladybug craft.

10. Tulip Cards

3D Tulip Card Craft for Kids

These adorable DIY tulip cards are so easy to make and anyone who receives them will instantly have a better day.

11. Under the Sea Scene

Easy Folded Paper Fish Craft

Fish are fun! Let your kids make this fun craft – with just a bit of paper folding and some creativity they will create their very own under-the-sea paper art scene.

12. Construction Paper Frog

Paper Frog Craft for Kids to Make

Hippity hop, who doesn’t like a frog craft? This easy project is perfect for when you are teaching your little ones about frogs.

13. Under the Sea Scene

Cute Sheep Paper Plate Craft

Have a bunch of cotton balls that might have been exposed to the elements for too long and would otherwise roam to trash? Use them up and make the coolest paper plate sheep ever!

14. Sponge Sailboats

Sailboat craft for little ones

While this one can be made all year round it’s most fun to do during warmer months. What’s cool about these sponge boats is the fact they won’t sink.

15. Dinosaur Clothespin Puppets

Dinosaur clothespin puppets are so much fun! It’s a great craft that the entire family can enjoy.

Crafting Through the Holidays and Celebrations

Our collection of holiday and celebration crafts is growing each year as we try to cover as many holidays (that we are familiar with) as we can. There’s nothing quite like having a creative crafting session with your kids during the holidays as it’s a great bonding experience as well as a great way to make memories.

Valentine's Day Crafting Ideas for Kids
St. Patricks Crafting

Valentines Day is perfect time of the year to make heart and love inspired crafts with your kids.

Easter Crafts for Kids

Our St. Patrick’s ideas are focused around clovers and rainbows.

Easter crafts to do with children – we have many bunnies, sheep and Easter eggs. Fun, fun, fun!

Mother's Day Ideas
Father's Day Ideas

Father’s day crafts for kids will make any dad proud.

4th of July
Halloween Crafts
Christmas Projects

Other Fun themes for Crafts for Kids

Animal Craft Ideas for Kids to Make
Monster Ideas for Crafting with Kids

Dinosaurs (soon)

Space (soon)

Kids Crafts Ideas by Popular Materials

There is a variety of materials you can use when crafting with kids, we think frugal or recycled are the best.

Crafting with Paper Plates

There is a whole section of paper plate craft ideas on our website (and we constantly add new cool projects to make with your kids). Paper plates are really frugal which makes them a great crafting material for classroom crafts or for crafting at home. There are a million and one ways you can make wonderful crafts.

See our collection of our favorite paper plate craft ideas here.

Some of our latest paper plate crafts for kids:

Origami Paper


You can turn a sheet of ordinary paper into an origami in no time, and even if you use regular origami paper this is still one of the more frugal crafting materials around. Origami are great for kids to make, as they help develop fine motor skills, patience and are fun to make above all.

Check our section of origami ideas for kids and beginners and our origami bookmark designs, something we are especially fond on.

Here are a few of our latest origami projects:

Paper Rolls – Crafting With Toilet Paper Rolls, Paper Kitchen Towel Rolls and similar

Toilet paper roll crafts, we use this term for all kinds of paper rolls, you can even buy sterile crafting rolls in craft shops if you are not comfortable using toilet paper rolls, or cut the paper kitchen towel roll to smaller rolls. There are many cool things you can make by using paper rolls and boy do we have a few ideas for you!

Some of our latest craft ideas for kids using toilet paper rolls:

Rock Arts and Crafts for Kids

Another wonderful material to get creative with are rocks. If you live near a river you can go on a rock hunt on your next nature walk. If that is not an option most craft stores (and dollar stores) will have rocks available for crafting.

Why should you craft with kids? Benefits? What about creativity?

Crafts can be fun! But they might not be for every child. Not everyone is crafty or has interest in crafting and that is absolutely OK.

Crafts and craft tutorials can be followed to a dot, or be taken as inspiration and a base for a open ended creative session.

You make crafts suit you! Some kids enjoy following tutorials and making a project that resembles the “original” – which usually results in a sense of pride, while others are more inclined to take their own route and create something completely different. All is OK and should be encouraged. Usually people see arts as more open ended and crafts as end product based, but we think crafts can be open ended too, and even if they are not, there is place for both in this word as the thing that matters most, is taking the time to do something together with the kids and making memories.

Crafts For Kids - Tons of Art and Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

Crafting with kids has it’s benefits. It’s good for coordination, coloring crafts help with pencil grip, hand coordination, most crafts for kids are great for fine motor coordination. Making crafts helps build self-confidence, especially when it comes to easy crafts. Most important benefit in my opinion, and this one stands beyond all is bonding.