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Kids Crafts -- Online Articles by Peggy Hazelwood

Updated on October 9, 2014

Kids Love to Make Stuff

Trust me. Kids are naturally creative, and if you have some age-appropriate kids crafts ready to go, you can make a there's-nothing-to-do afternoon more fun in a snap.

This is a collection of my online articles that will help you be prepared with crafts when you need them, find new ideas for fun crafts, and help you save money when making kids craft projects.

Crafting doesn't have to be a big expensive endeavor. Begin saving some common household items you see listed in the following articles and you'll only need a few craft supplies from the store.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Head Over to Michaels Arts and Crafts - Free Kids Crafts

Michael's offers free kids crafts regularly. Check online or in the ads they mail out almost weekly for the next kids' craft near you. Often times you can go in and make a project and the kids can take home a fun craft free.

Kids Craft Kits -- It's all in the bag - Make Easy Kits By Bagging Everything for Each Child

Use a zip closing bag to store kids craft supplies for craft kits. Put everything inside so each child can make a complete craft from the bag.
Use a zip closing bag to store kids craft supplies for craft kits. Put everything inside so each child can make a complete craft from the bag. | Source

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Hairy spidersEaster egg decoratingKids craftingPainting is so fun
Hairy spiders
Hairy spiders
Easter egg decorating
Easter egg decorating
Kids crafting
Kids crafting
Painting is so fun
Painting is so fun

Craft Kits for When Time is Tight

These kits make great party favors or activities for birthday parties.

These craft kits offer a variety of fun activities for kids. Whether you want to give a child a science kit or some Shrinky Dinks, these kits contain just about everything you'll need to be the favorite mom or dad or aunt or party giver. Kids love these kits!

Shrinky Dinks Jewelry
Shrinky Dinks Jewelry

Let kids make their own jewelry the shrinky dink way!

 
Kids can make potholders with looms.
Kids can make potholders with looms.

Make Potholders

Use an old-fashioned loom and cotton loops

Older kids enjoy making potholders on those old-fashioned looms. Try to find a good sturdy metal one--I see them in thrift stores from time to time--or buy one new.

For young kids, it's fun to place the first row of cotton loops on the loom. Younger kids will probably need help weaving the second row of cotton loops so be prepared to have some rubber bands handy to help keep the loops on the loom.

And learn how to make your own potholder loops here.

Buy a Potholder Loom - Start Making Potholders

Make potholders with a loom and potholder loops. Fun stuff!

I picked up a vintage metal loom at a thrift store a few years ago, but you can buy them new and begin making potholders yourself.

Get Out the Craft Supplies - Make These Crafts with Your Kids

These craft projects use a lot of things you might have around the house. Get crafty and spend some quality time with your kids (or even better, grandkids if you have them!).

Keep These Craft Supplies on Hand - And you'll be ready to craft when the mood strikes

Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

Bunny made by a 5-year-old boy.
Bunny made by a 5-year-old boy.

A very talented 5-year-old boy made this toilet paper roll bunny. First he decorated the roll then glued on the googly eyes. I cut out the ears and feet from felt he chose, and then he glued those on.

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Do you have a favorite kids craft you want to share?

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      kovid7 5 years ago

      It's funny that you mentioned Time to Dye Easter Egg

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      AJ 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Nice lens! Are they your grandchildren in the pictures? You have some good ideas here.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @dahlia369: Thank you!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Lisa-Marie-Mary: Thanks so much!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Frischy: Those were fun to make. Great idea to make them for Halloween!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @mockingbird999: I still love making potholders! Thanks so much for the Squid Angel blessing!

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      I made my share of potholders when I was a kid. They were a lot of fun.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      You've got some fun ideas here. I like the egg carton spiders. Perfect for Halloween!

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Much fun and very nicely done! :)

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 6 years ago

      Love this lens! Kids crafts are just way too much fun. Congratulations on your purple star!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Stopped by again to see this great lens. Almost makes me want to have kids - not!

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      MyKidsHealth 6 years ago

      Kids crafts are a great idea my mum did the same to me when i was young i completely loved it

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Kids crafts are so much fun. I love to draw coloring pages and design paper crafts for my grandkids, then share them on my web sites, blogs and Squidoo lenses. Thumbs UP!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      What a wonderful grandma you are! Love that you spend time doing crafts with the kids. And, I'm sure you're giving them wonderful memories too.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      My mom is a talented crafter and she let us try all sorts of crafts. It's a great experience for kids.