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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.

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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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