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Free Fun Crafts for Kids
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.
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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.
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.
Holiday Arts and Crafts for Kids - Fun Family Crafts For All Ages
- Printable Coloring Pages, Outlines, Digital Stamps
Printable coloring pages for adults and children, digital stamps, and line drawings for holidays, seasons, pirates, fairies, pets, shapes, famous people, vacation places and paper crafts.
- Printable Greeting Cards
Use this resource to find printable greeting cards and note cards online at low and even no cost There are many lovely printable greeting card designs to print out for holidays, special occasions and just for writing a note or thank you card.
Kids LOVE Painting on Real Canvas
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.
- Kids Halloween Crafts on Pinterest
Home made crafts and decorations for Halloween! | See more about skull mask, pumpkin carving patterns and decorating pumpkins.
- Summer Crafts for Kids eBook | FaveCrafts.com
Keep the kids entertained while they are out of school with this collection of summer crafts for kids. Camp counselors, scout leaders, babysitters and parents will find great crafts for groups.
© 2009 Lee Hansen