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Free Fun Crafts for Kids

Updated on April 12, 2017
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Coloring page artist /designer for more than 30 years; get printable coloring pages at Lee's web sites (link info on Profile page).

Arts and Crafts for Kids - Children's Crafts For Free!

Kids love crafts and moms, teachers and day care providers are always on the hunt for new craft ideas for kids of all ages. I'm now a grandma, and I still love kid crafts of all kinds. My favorite subject in school was art; I joined scouts and 4-H because we learned new crafts to make decorations, cards and gift for upcoming holidays. And as a grandma, I still love crafts for kids.

I collected old cigar boxes, shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, bits of lace or ribbon, tile and wood pieces, buttons and natural objects so I could make gifts and crafty decorations all year long. (Okay, I confess - I still do collect all this stuff for crafting.) My birthday and Christmas lists were filled with two things: art supplies and anything to do with horses.

I've grown beyond the horse wishes now that I'm a grandmother, but my family knows I love to receive arts and crafts supplies, crafts books, crafty magazine subscriptions or sewing "stuff" as a gift for any occasion. My passion for kid crafts is alive and well - I design children's crafts made with paper and recycled materials.

Photo credit: cookylida, Flickr

Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials
Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials

Teach green lifestyle and resourcefulness with these 35 easy green craft projects for kids.

 

Green Crafts for Children - Arts and Crafts Using Recycled Materials

Green crafts using recycled and natural materials are fun and educational. Kids learn to make something from "nothing" or from things others might toss into the trash. Making crafts with found, recycled and natural materials teaches powerful lessons about resources and resourcefulness while kids have fun with creative projects.

Explore Green, Easy Earth Day Crafts for Children
Explore Green, Easy Earth Day Crafts for Children | Source

Clip Art and Crafts

Clip Art and Crafts features hundreds of pages filled with paper crafts, digital graphics, coloring pages and templates to copy for personal use at home or in the classroom. There;s a large section of printable papers for folding or cut and paste, and a collection of adult therapy design coloring pages..

Lee Hansen Graphics

This artist design site offers personal use digital art images in color and black and white, suitable for paper crafts and classrooms, including border papers, worksheets, clip art, colorng pages and holiday printables.

I Love Arts and Crafts

It's My Niche on the Internet

I spend much of my time designing crafts or making crafts, and I create art with my computer almost every day. It's my passion, and I blog about it and I've created many Squidoo lenses about crafts, clip art and coloring books.

I started my first article and family topics web site in 1996, Pastiche Family Portal, a web site designed like an online magazine. It's chock full of family and lifestyle articles, recipes, freebies and crafts for the whole family.

Visit Pastiche Family Portal

Kids LOVE Painting on Real Canvas

Canvas painting kids art
Canvas painting kids art | Source

Art for Children - Child Size Easels are Great

My children had an easel for painting (my grandkids are now using it) and they absolutely loved it. I prefer my drawing board or computer for making art. Even if you only have a piece of heavy cardboard or table space, make a special drawing surface for kids to create art.

More Crafts for Kids

Links to free kid craft web sites, e-books and project patterns.

© 2009 Lee Hansen

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    Darcie French 

    5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

    Kids are so much fun to hang around - we never really have to grow up :D

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    anonymous 

    6 years ago

    Love this site. I've always loved crafts. Both grandchildren are now fascinated with Origami

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    curious0927 

    6 years ago

    Thanks for your ideas and hard work! Blessed, of course!

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    tutor1235 lm 

    7 years ago

    Great ideas, and SO MANY CHOICES!! I added your lens to my Featured Lens list over at Youth Leader Boot Camp.

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    Senora M 

    7 years ago

    Great lens! Looks like a ton of resources on here! It gets a lensroll and squid angel blessing from me!!

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    anonymous 

    7 years ago

    This is a good idea for a lensography. You have given me some good ideas, thanks

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    marsha32 

    8 years ago

    I know this lens has already been blessed, but as a Squid Angel this month, I am blessing it again.

    I feel it's so important to keep arts and crafts going with children......and even more so with this day and age of technology.

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    marsha32 

    8 years ago

    I know this lens has already been blessed, but as a Squid Angel this month, I am blessing it again.

    I feel it's so important to keep arts and crafts going with children......and even more so with this day and age of technology.

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    squid-janices7 

    8 years ago

    SO many great resources and crafting lenses listed here! Lensrolled you to my Top 10 Halloween Crafts for Kids lens (http://www.squidoo.com/top-10-halloween-crafts-for...

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    KimGiancaterino 

    8 years ago

    You are so generous with your gifts. Congratulations on your purple star!

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    LoKackl 

    8 years ago

    Congratulations on da Purple Star!! Well deserved. Lovely lens(ography) :-)

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    norma-holt 

    8 years ago

    Wonderful lens. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust/craft

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    anonymous 

    8 years ago

    Great lens- lots of good information

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    anonymous 

    8 years ago

    Great, Awesome!

    Cheers

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    JoyfulPamela2 

    9 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

    I love making crafts with children! I like your creative ideas and lenses! Thanks!

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    Holley Web 

    9 years ago

    So talented! I wish they hadn't taken away my scissors. As always, love your lenses!

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    EpicFarms 

    9 years ago

    Wow, an amazing list! Very nice lensography (methinks you are the Queen of Kidcrafts :o)

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    Very useful resource for anyone wanting to find links to crafts.

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    enslavedbyfaeries 

    9 years ago

    You've certainly found your niche with this brilliant collection of lenses!!

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    Nancy Tate Hellams 

    9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

    Great lensography. I am anxious to read all your crafts lenses. Please add your Rocket Mom lensography to the plexo on mine Rocket Mom Lenses by Ohme. Thanks

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    LakeMom 

    9 years ago

    Lee-another great lens! I too am a craft lover (probably the reason I am a Girl Scout leader!). I will need to look over your lenses for more ideas for my troop!

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    bdkz 

    9 years ago

    These are AWESOME!

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