Easy Crafts for Kid
Keeping activities going
at all times is what kids love to do. Try one of these
10 fun and easy crafts for kid in your house today.
10 Slam-Dunk Crafts For
Little Kids -- And Bigger Kids Too!
young children really isn't about creating something in
particular. Most young children don't have the foresight
to see what a project is going to be.
For young children it's more important that they have
the opportunity to play and experiment with art. Kids
need to use as many of their senses as possible to get
the most out of crafting. This allow them to try new
sensory experiences, as well as learn causal
These are my 10 favorite crafts for little kids based on
all that AND the 'fun factor.'
1. Finger painting: Finger painting is a wonderful
activity for kids. It lets them 'feel' the craft as well
as be creative. You don't have to have finger paints to
do this activity with kids. You can finger paint with
homemade paint, watercolors or even mud. You can also
experiment with adding other things to the paint such as
sand or glitter.
2. Yarn Painting: Dip pieces of string or yarn into
paint and then drag it across the paper to paint with
it. It's a good experience to paint with something other
than a brush and you can just throw the yarn away when
3. Q-Tip Painting: Use Q-tips to create a painting.
There are lots of ways to use a Q-tip - scrub, dot, or
use it like a brush. It's a good coordination exercise
because Q-tips are small around, but it also provides a
lot of interest for the child.
4. Glue Art: Draw squiggle lines on a piece of paper or
let the child use their finger to make random glue spots
or patterns on a piece of paper. Experiment with adding
different objects to the glue. Sand, glitter, cotton,
yarn, feathers, and tissue paper all work well.
5. Salt Dough Sculpture: Make a batch of salt dough and
turn the kids loose with it. You don't have to worry
about them eating it (it's safe and tastes terrible) and
clean up is easier than play dough. If you want to keep
their creations, let them dry overnight and then paint
them the next day.
6. Toe Painting: If it's a warm summer day, put on the
swimsuits, put some finger paint into pie tins, lay out
large sheets of poster paper, and let them 'paint' all
afternoon. They will have a ball and all you have
to do is hose them off when they are done (that's my
kids' favorite part actually!)
7. Found Object Art: This project is always a sure thing
because kids love to 'discover' things. Let your
child gather up leaves, sticks, flowers, etc. and then
glue them onto a piece of paper. When they are done, let
them tell you about their collection.
8. Peanut Pictures: Every kid loves to play with packing
peanuts -- but it makes such a mess. Let them
create pictures with them instead. Kids can draw on
them, glue them to a sheet of paper, or glue the
peanuts to each other to make a sculpture. The kids will
9. Sticker Play: Turn your child loose with a bunch of
stickers, markers, and a sheet of paper and let them
create. It's good for little ones to work on their
coordination, and it's fun!
10. Stamping: Kids love to use any kind of stamps. My
favorites are the self-inking stamps or the
double-sided markers with the stamps on one end. This
may sound like pure play, but is also teaches young
children cause and effect.
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