If you are looking for Easy Crafts for Kids to do with things that you have around the home, this page is your best starting point. It is packed and I mean PACKED with easy kids crafts ideas to keep you busy for a long time!

This should really be called a “Craft 101” opposed 101 Crafts, as you will in fact find MORE than 101 kids crafts ideas here!

Hopefully it will be your “craft idea” rescue whenever you are stuck for crafty inspiration and you will always find things to make! If you need Preschool Crafts by theme, we have a dedicated Preschool Crafts Page to browse!

Currently Trending Kids Crafts:

This is a list in chronological order of more or less ALL kids crafts ideas you will find on Red Ted Art. There is A LOT for you to choose from! Something for big kids and little kids! Though we have a special Preschool Crafts update here too.

Our basic craft materials for these easy kids crafts include:

  • Paint & brushes (we love acrylic paint as it has a great finish but it is best for big kids, so any paint will do!)
  • PVA glue & tape
  • Googly eyes – though these days we love to “cut” our own eyes out to make them more eco friendly
  • Plain paper

The rest I have “hoarded” over time – e.g. saved colourful tissue paper from presents, using old children’s clothing for fabric etc and of course paper towel rolls and cereal boxes make great craft materials for kiddos.

Easy Kids Crafts – in reverse chronological order:

If you are looking for something specific, there is a CATEGORY drop down menu on the right hand side, you can search by type (e.g. sticking) or theme (e.g. Easter or Card Making).

NOTE: The below is a little miss-aligned, as we are currently going through a technical update and it all got a bit skewy.. bear with me whilst I fix it all!

Summer fun with:

Love these easy Coloring Pages Bookmarks for Dad!
Super cute and easy PUZZLE Cards – Dad, I love you to pieces! Such a cute little project for Daddy!
We love these (H)Andy Warhol Handprint Art Projects – easy and fun.

Have fun with these easy coloring page Trophy Cards!
Science fun with these Arty Sun Print Cards
Make dad this fabulous Charging Station and Desk Organiser!

Father’s Day Dress Up Ted Card (with printable)
Fun with Jar Lid Medals
Learn how to make a Father’s Day Book

Father’s Day Medals with hidden message and photos
Fun Father’s Catcus Art with templates for personalisation
Father’s Day Tool Card DIY – for the DIY Dad

You make me hap-PEA cards for kids to print and make!
Your are out of this world – learn how to make your own watercolours too!
Easy Handprint Rockets – love you to the moon and back with templates

Printable Guitar Cards for Dad’s that Rock!
Adorable Father’s Day Crown made from Cereal Boxes
Monster Hug Cards for Kids – lovely handprint art

Printable Seahorse Father’s Day Card
Pop Up Trophy Card – so easy and fun Cute
Paper Plate Medal Craft for Preschoolers on Father’s Day

Get yourself Platinum Jubilee Ready with these fabulous royal free printables:

We have had a bit of a Easter card making frenzy – well when inspiration strikes, how can you say “no” right? Take a peak at these. Happy crafting.

We love some cute Chick and Egg Crafts for springtime, try these:

A little break/ interlude from Easter with these creative activities..

Popuplar among kids craft ideas, are of course Toilet Paper Roll Crafts! We have a lovely set of Valentines Toilet Paper Roll DIYs – Some creative fun with cardboard tubes:

Our collection of 5 Super Simple Valentines Cards to make with kids – great for classroom crafting. Grab a glue stick, a little card stock and then some construction paper and scissors to make these simple cards. Valentine’s day sorted. The designs include:

These craft projects focus on the winter months..or more specifically how long will winter last, let’s ask Phil!

Flex your creativity and take a look at a fantastic set of Tiger Crafts for Lunar New Year.. but our top most popular three are:

Try some of these fun crafts for New Year’s – make hats, and firecracker rockets:

The Christmas Fun Crafts continues.. with more cute cardboard tube crafts, but also a lovely personalised photo pop up printable…

Have a blast with these seasonal crafts

More fun craft ideas… Get yourself Halloween ready, we have some lovely new ideas:

More Halloween Fun:

Collection of ideas to get you ready for the seasons ahead!

Christmas fun heading your way:

More fun for you:

Mor fun with collections of ideas:

A series of new pop up birthday cards:
* Pop Up Puppy Card (by my 11yrs old)
* Pop Up Car Card (by my 11yrs old)
* A set of free Birthday Milestone Cards

A bit of tiger fun with these:
* Tiger Hand Puppets
* Tiger Handprints (two ways!)
* Easy Origami Tiger Face

  • Printable never ending paper toys for Pokemon fans – see your favourite characters “evolve” – 4 free printables to choose from
  • Diving into your recycling box and make some junk modelling tug boats that actually move
  • Plastic bottles and nature finds make super easy bug hotels.. make these and and observe what is in your garden!

We made ourselves an Easter Picnic! With:
* Shortbread Chick Cookies
* Chocolate Nests
* And fudge!

Well if you cant “beat them, join them”… right? Some Among Us Game Character crafts – Among Us Notebooks, Among Us Bookmarks.. and Among Us TP Rolls (found via the bookmark link)!

We do love pop up cards and ornaments –

You can tell the seasons are changing, with this mixed bunch:

Grab some yarn, and some more basic craft supplies and take a look at these:

More Kids’ Valentine’s Day Activities, with some fun –
* STEAM Salt Hearts – see our extensive list of Valentine’s Day Science Projects here
* Easy Rock painting (with top tips)
* I’m Stuck on You – DIY Heart Pins to gift!

POPULAR on Red Ted Art are also our Paper STEAM Toys!

Looking ahead to Chinese New Year, we have some great:
* Chinese Zodiac Bookmark Corners
* A coolection of Chinese Zodiac Animal Crafts – over 36 ideas!
* Our complete list of Chinese New Year’s Crafts!

Pom Pom Penguin Wreath for Christmas and Winter
Holiday Card Bookmarks – quick and easy upcycled crafts, add pom poms and tassels!
Potato Printing Penguins – great Thank You Cards to make and write after Christmas

How to Knit a Hat Ornament or Doll’s Hat
Straw Snowflake Ornaments or Printing Making
About Me Mini Book – great for reflecting on the year gone by or as an introduction for Back to School. More New Year’s Eve Countdown Activities for you here.

TP Roll Nutcracker Set for Christmas

We do love a Toilet Paper Roll Craft! And here is a set of story props:
* The TP Roll Nutcracker
* The TP Roll Ballerina or Sugar Plum Fairy
* The TP Roll Mouse King
Lots more great Nutcracker Craft ideas here.

Easy Rudolph Pinch Pot for Christmas
How to make Cinnamon Salt Dough or Cinnamon Play Dough
Simple gift ideas with Clay Tea Lights

Emotions Snowman – a free coloring page to explore feelings with. SEL resources!
Ted Christmas Card Pop Up
And another Emotions Paper Toy, with this Santa Flextangle!

Another set of lovely crafts for Christmas – using recycling and salt dough (made from super simple ingredients), but also giving sewing a go:

*Pringle’s Can Nutcracker Gift Box – perfect for gifting theatre tickets or experiences.
*Beginner’s Felt Penguin Ornament – we created party bag sewing kits from this
* More fun with Homemade Ornaments for kids, with this easy Santa Star DIY. Isn’t Salt Dough amazing?!

We have a Super Simple Christmas Card series (10 in total) our favourites – these are a super easy craft for kids, especially suitable for classroom crafting, as materials are simple and the cards are quick to make. Great for independent crafting!
* Super Simple Snowman Card (less than 2 min to make)
* Super Simple Christmas Tree Card (to decorate!)
* Super Simple Penguin Cards

How about some POP Up Christmas Card fun? All you need is some light card and construction paper, glue stick, scissors and some markers to make these fun pop ups. Printable templates also available.
* Gingerbread Man Pop Up
* Christmas Tree Pop Up
* Snowman Pop Up

We love some Christmas Party Games, here we have:
* Snowman Snap
* Christmas Tree Toss
* Rudolp Ring Toss

Learning about and respecting Remembrance Day with some fantastic Poppy Crafts for Kids:

Here are some cute and easy crafts using recycled materials too! Our Squashed witch was made from donations from the community and the little owl bag is mate using upcycled trousers and DIY Tshirt yarn!

Super gorgeous collection to help Celebrate Diwali with Kids – two the projects are a fantastic introduction to paper quilling – crafts made using long strips of paper curled up:

SUPER cute Black Cat Paper Cups – these are a lovely little decoration or work well as finger puppets too.
Super simple Santa Card Design to make in bulk – part of the SUPER SIMPLE Christmas Card series!
Halloween Frankenstein Paper Toy

Bubble Printing Jellyfish
Easy Black Cat Origami
Easy Paper Mouse Hand Puppet

Paper Crown Printable – a fabulous printable for any royal celebration
How to start a Little Free Library
Easy Pop Up Butterfly Card

Create masterpieces with a wonderful Andy Warhol Mixed Media Project (with template)
Paper craft fun, with these Fun Monkey Corner Bookmark
Or how about pretty Ballerina Corner Bookmark

Easy School Bus Crafts for Kids
Best Pencil Crafts
Best School Supplies DIYs

Rock painting family keepsakes
How to make paper clay
Easy Mouse Corner Bookmark (year of the rat craft too!)

Saltdough Sea Shell Turtle Fridge Magnets – check out the simple ingredients needed for this salt dough recipe
Easy Wild Things Paper Bag Masks revisited
Quirky upcycled bottle and newspaper turtle stool – a fabulous eco friendly craft, great for Earth Day shenanigans. Plastic bottles are great fun to craft with!

Three easy sewing projetcs:
Easy circle spider – pipe cleaners legs are so cute and fun to make!
Upcycled Ted Purse (with Ted Pocket)
Easy Ted Softie

A collection of Frida Kahlo Projects
Paper Mini Notebooks with paper locks
Rock Pets to gift to friends or use as “pocket buddies” during back to school

Loving these oh so easy Paper Mice Finger Puppets (explore shapes and colours)
How to make a Ted Corner Bookmark (from scratch)
Introducing PIP! And the Pip Bear Bookmark Printable

NOTE: The below is a little miss-aligned, as we are currently going through a technical update and it all got a bit skewy.. bear with me whilst I fix it all!
 
More crafts from over the years!

   

Learn the basics of Needle Felting with this how to make a needle felted heart bookmark

Sparkly Heart Fridget Magnet

Clips Easy Paper Heart Flowers (Rainbow)

   

Yarn Wrapped Heart Bookmarks – darling!

Quirky and different make some “Love is in the Air” Cardboard Planes (incl. Printable) Fantastic

Heart Bulletin Board

    Pokemon Pencil Holders Paper Quilled Shamrock Card Shamrock Bookmark Corner    

Adorable Mini Vase Cards for real flowers Printable Heart Glasses (perfect for Photo Shoots and Card Making) Watercolour & Heart Mixed Media Cards     Make these gorgeous and easy Cardboard Heart Necklace Surprisingly easy POP UP Heart Valentine’s Card Adorable 3D Arty Hearts – with beads and buttons     Mosaic LOVE cards Make friendship rocks instead of cards: Our Friendship Rocks! Balancing Hearts Science Activity (includes free printable)     DIY Photo Candle Holder Learn how to paint pour Process Art Wall Hanging      Bobbing Flower Bouquet Black Glue Heart Art Printable Heart Notebook      Heart shaped wings Heart Bouquet Cards TP Roll Lion – Love Struck Lion

Easy Kids Crafts from 2017

   

   

   

   

    Papier Mache Layers of the Earth Bowls Giraffe Bookmark Easy rectangular Origami Box     Bubble Art Butterflies Disney Princess Bookmarks Finger Knitted Snakes     Bee Shooter Toy TP Roll Koala (seriously cute) Wonderful TP Roll Dragonflie     Simple Fidget Spinner DIY Tri Fidget Spinner (which also includes some useful information about Science Fairs!) Easy Fish Origami     Birthday Cake Bookmark Corner  Pom Pom Chicks  TP Roll Frogs Cute Chick Bookmarks Pop Up Birthday Card DIY TP Roll Dragonfly Craft     How to make Tshirt Yarn  Easy DIY Flower Bookmark (coming soon) Newspaper Flower DIY     LEGO BATMAN mask & Printable Finger Knitting Butterfly Trinket TP Roll Origaniser     Adorable Egg Carton Bunny Finger Knitting Bunny Rocking Paper Plate Bunnies     Powerpuff Girls Bookmark Pokeball Surprise Cake No Sew Pouch     Easy Paper Butterflies Paper Bunnies Emoji Mini Notebooks       Snowman BROWNIE Jars Snowman Bookmarks Super Soft Snow DIY     Fizzy Heart Science Conversation Heart Cards Cookie Cutter Stamping Blow you a kiss cards Collage Cards Heart Weaving Newspaper Bunting Yarn Heart Cards Heart Snowflake “cards” Sunflower Clay Bowl Sweetheart printables 3d Heart Sculpture Heart Collage Heart TP Roll Binoculars 3D Newspaper Heart Garland

Process Art Wall Hanging Tissue Paper Roses Pop Art Heart Cards

    Finger Pom Pom Hearts Salt Dough Conversation Heart Necklace Heart Wands     Paper Plate Shower with Love Kids Art Heart Bookmarks Fairy House Treat Box   Gorgeous Rainbow Lace Wall Hanging Giant Conversation Heart DIY Heart Collage Puppets   Shower you with love Bookmark Rainbow Heart Magnets Fabric Heart Bowls paper-plate-yarn-weaving-heart-craft-2     Heart Paper Plate Weaving Love bug Bookmarks Cute DIY Draught Excluders

Easy Kids Crafts from 2016

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  • Paper Snowman Ornament
  • Turkey Bookmark
  • Quilled Rudolph

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  • Reindeer sleigh gift wrap
  • Straw Star
  • Reindeer Ornament / Brooch

finger-knitting-projects   santa-bookmark-diy   christmas-tree-bookmark-design

  • Finger knitting hearts
  • Santa Bookmark
  • Christmas Tree Bookmark

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  • Winter Village Luminaries
  • Photo Advent Calendar
  • Yarn Wrapped stars

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