Make every day a creative day with these ideas for art and craft projects to make, many using common materials found around the house. Don’t worry if the end product isn’t perfect--the process is the important part for you and your child.
Collections of Crafts
- The Artful Parent
500+ easy, fun arts and crafts activities, including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and more.
- British Council: Crafts
Check the craft download section for craft activities to download, color, and make.
Creating really awesome fun things! Easy crafts for kids!
- Crayola Crafts
The crayon experts have lots of crafts to spark your child’s imagination.
- Eighty Easy Creative Projects for Kids
Art, science, and engineering projects designed to nurture curiosity and strengthen family bonds.
- Enchanted Learning Crafts for Kids
This site offers lots and lots of craft ideas organized by topic. Best of all, they use materials found around the home.
- Kids' Crafts Basics
Get beginner tips and advice on family craft projects, materials and tools, techniques and more.
- PBS for Parents: Find Ways to Play
Explore fun, creative, and educational activities for the whole family.
- RED Ted Art
Cute and easy crafts for kids.
- San Diego Zoo Kids - Children’s Crafts
Find fun zoo crafts that children can keep for life.
Masks & More - plus Scissors Skills!
Masks are a fun craft project for any age. Here are several websites with mask templates to get you started. Design and make your own too!
Paper crafts are easy and very inexpensive!
- Download a Dinosaur
Print a few dinosaurs to color and cut out. Make a whole forest of dinosaurs.
- Free Paper Toys
Print, cut, and glue your way to fun toys and boxes made just of paper. Some younger children will need help with making the toys, but everyone can enjoy an animal friend finger puppet.
Scissors skills are important for Kindergarten.
- Basic Cutting Activities
Simple, fun craft ideas that incorporate using scissors.
- Ready, Steady, Cut: Scissors Skills for Preschoolers
This article covers pre-scissors skills and the stages of scissors skill development.