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Welcome! Below is a list of fun and crafty ideas. If you are looking for ART LESSONS (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, etc.), CLICK HERE.
▼CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Here you can find lots of great monthly crafts for kids of all ages. Search by month or holiday. [read more]
Learn how to make cool crafts using recycled materials, create critters from natural objects, make beads, mix up cave paint and much more [read more]
ABSTRACT ART T-SHIRTS Gr. 4-6
April Scurlock uses t-shirts as canvas. This is a great way for students to express themselves.
BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES K+
Angela Hopkins shares a terrific butterfly making lesson for the little ones using coffee filters.
BEESWAX CANDLE FLOWERS K-2
Nicole shows you how to create flower candles using beeswax sheets and cookie cutters.
BIRD BINOCULARS K-2
Teach your students how to look for birds with their own crafty binoculars. Jackie shows you how.
BOTTLE CAP LOCKET K+
Cheri Lord shows you how to create clever lockets using recycled bottle caps.
► More Valentine's Day Crafts
BOTTLE OF TREASURE all ages
Learn how to make your own glittery treasure bottle with the help of Ayla, Vaughn, DezaRae, KiAsia and Kirema. [read more]
BUG VILLAGE Gr 3+
All you need for this craft are a few sticks, some acorn tops, rocks, and imagination! From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
BUTTERFLY BAGGIES K-2
Lee Popham shows us how to create butterflies using tissue paper and sandwich baggies. [read more]
CLAY POT SNOWMEN All Ages
This darling snowman and snowwoman make the perfect couple. All bundled up for a cold winter's day, and so easy, younger kids can make them too! From Amanda Formaro.
► More Christmas/Holiday Crafts
CLAY POT WINTER FRIENDS All Ages
These winter friends are looking cool in their ice blue outfits, just waiting for the ice rink to open! From Amanda Formaro.
CLOTHESPIN MAGNETS K+
Amanda Formaro shows you how to create treasure from trash. [read more]
CRAFT STICK TREES all ages
This simple craft is a great way to celebrate the coming of fall, even for the younger set. No patterns are required, just sticks, foam or felt and a little imagination. From Amanda Formaro.
CUTLERY WIND CHIMES all ages
Recycle plastic cutlery and a paper plate to make a set of wind chimes. [read more]
DINOSAUR EGGS Gr. 3-8
Create your own game while you dabble in discovery and history. From Craftbits. [read more]
EASY RECIPE HOLDER K-6
Have a look at Tami Allen's crafty idea which turns flower pots into recipe holders. [read more]
EGG CUP FLOWERS Gr. 2-6
Create fabulous flowers by recycling egg cartons! [read more]
FALL LEAVES T-SHIRT all ages
This adorable shirt can be made for either a boy or a girl. So colorful and vibrant they are definitely going to love it! From Amanda Formaro.
FLOWER PEN Gr. 3-8
Make this unique garden pen with instructions from Raelle. [read more]
FLOWER POWER JEWEL BOX Gr. 4+
This adorable box is all "girl" with its flower motif and fun fur lining. Find out how to make it with Amanda Formaro. [read more]
FRIENDSHIP PINS all ages
This is a tried and true craft which is great to give to and trade with friends and family. From Maria Lillard. [read more]
GROCERY BAG KITES K-6
Go fly a kite made from paper grocery bags and paint. [read more]
HAND PRINT ANGELS K-3
You can create angels using your child's handprint. Carol Ingram shows you how. [read more]
JELLYBEAN SWEET JAR all ages
A sweet gift idea! From Craftbits. [read more]
MILK CARTON PENCIL HOLDER Gr. 2+
Micky Carline shows you how to create a one-of-a-kind pencil holder using an old milk carton and some magazines. [read more]
MINI VASE all ages
Recycle paper (or plastic) drinking cups to make this mini vase. [read more]
NAPKIN RINGS all ages
Recycle paper towel or toilet paper rolls to make these napkin rings. [read more]
MUFFIN LINER FLOWERS K-2
Your students can use muffin liners and magic markers to create 3-D flowers. From Leslie Edwards. [read more]
MY HANDPRINT K-2
Julia Wallace has a fun handprint craft idea, complete with a poem. [read more]
PAINTED ROCKS Gr. K-12
Using paint and glue, students can create wonderful works of art while learning about geology! [read more]
PAPER AND CLOTHESPIN DRAGONFLIES PreK-2
Students will manipulate paper to create a dragonfly. From Coree Snyder. [read more]
PAPER QUILLING Gr. 4+
Students will learn about paper quilling and the art of rolled paper. From Mary Breveleri. [read more]
PAPER BAG TREES all ages
Grab a brown paper lunch bag and some colored tissue paper to make this easy and fun tree that appears to be blowing in the wind. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
PASTA PICTURE FRAME Gr. 4-8
A tried and true favorite, Debbie Howard shares a fun way for students and children to make inexpensive picture frames. [read more]
PHOTO CARD all ages
Grab some construction paper or card stock, a photo and some glue and make this adorable little card.From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
PLUSH PAINT PAIL PALS K+
When your kids have finished off the paint in those little plastic containers, what do you do with them? How about making these darling little magnets! From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
POPSICLE® STICK PICTURE FRAMES K-8
Judith Walsh and Ryan Hecker share their idea for making picture frames with wooden craft sticks. [read more]
POPSICLE® STICK KIDS K-2
Your kinderartists will love creating these little characters. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
RECYCLING PROJECTS K+
Here find tons of idea for making art on a shoestring using recycled materials. [read more]
RECYCLED LID ORNAMENT Gr. K-8
This craft shows you how you and your students can create beautiful holiday ornaments using recycled materials. From Connie Miller. [read more]
► More Holiday Crafts
SAND JARS K+
Linda Otis-Gutman shows us how to make colorful sculptures. [read more]
SALTDOUGH LADYBUG K+
Kids love to create things, and so do grown ups! This darling little ladybug makes a great shelf adornment or a welcome visitor on your desk. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
SKETCHBOOKS! MAKE YOUR OWN Gr. 2-12
A great way to start the new year is to encourage your students to create a place for all of their clever creations. [read more]
SNOW GLOBES K-6
Learn how to make your own snow globes. From Dee Cantrell. [read more]
SNOWMAN WALLHANGING All Ages
This cheerful snowman will greet visitors as they come in the door. Hang him on the door, in the entryway, above your kitchen counter, wherever his cheerful face fits best!
From Amanda Formaro.
TISSUE PAPER SUNFLOWERS Gr. K-6
Students will make their own colorful sunflowers using tissue paper and glue. [read more]
TP ROLL BIRDFEEDER K-6
By using paper plates and toilet paper rolls and turning them into bird feeders, children can give back to the environment. From Adrienne Bolles. [read more]
WASTE NOT PICTURE FRAMES All Ages
These easy and personalized frames make wonderful gifts for relatives. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
WASTE NOT SNOWMAN All Ages
There are plenty of crafts you can make from items found around the house, or even those headed for the garbage can. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
WINTER WONDERLAND WINDOWS K-2
Introduce young children to landscape painting and give them a hands-on experience with different media. From Felicity Green of the Walters Art Gallery. [read more]
WOOD SCRAP SNOWMAN All Ages
If you have access to some small wood scraps, or perhaps a board you can cut up, you can make these cute little additions to your holiday shelves.
From Amanda Formaro.
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175 Easy-To-Do Everyday Crafts
by Sharon Dunn Umnik
A treasury of toys, games, and gifts that are easy for even first-time craft makers are constructed from everyday objects and recyclable materials, and include a Racing Car, Miniature Castle, Cereal Box Scrapbook, and Watermelon Checkerboard.
by Kim Solga
Ninety-two fantastic, unique and easy-to-make projects kids will love to do!