If you are looking for Easy Kids Crafts 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!
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This list is regularly updated, so do pop back for more!
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!
Our basic craft materials for these easy kids crafts include:
- Paint & brushes
- PVA glue & tape
- Googly eyes
- 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 etc
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).
- Learn how to make super easy Bird Finger Puppets.
- Have a go at these Weaving Dolls for Kids.
- Make some Paper Helicopters – easy STEAM for kids.
- Harry Potter Bookmarks. Love this folding technique (and free printable badges if you wish to use them!)
- Fun Cardboard Pirate Boat
- Make some Grass Heads and watch them grow – a great activity to help teach kids to look after something (and give it a hair cut too!)
- Make Mini Pinatas for Cinco de Mayo – Frida Kahlo style! These are 100% recycled
- Coming soon – no sew denim pen pots/ desk organisers
- Fun with Paper Spinners (includes free printables)
- Easy Tangram Origami Chickens
- How to make a fun pop up friendship card (great for family members too0
- How to make Friendship Bracelets with this easy cardboard loom technique
- Jaspar Johns Flag Project (a collaborative pop art project)
- Pop Up Cow Card – so funny, with great cow puns!
- Mermaid Knitting Pattern for beginners
- 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
- Super easy bug hotels.. make these and and observe what is in your garden!
- Learn how to make a Pop Up Birthday Card
- Adorable Paper Butterflies
- And the best DIY Bubble Recipe (even used by the London Science Museum!)
- We love this Pipecleaner Christmas Tree Decor! A fun introduction to the basics of “quilling” whilst also honing those fine motor skills!
- Or how about some Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Ornaments? Love the combination of coffee filter painting and nature crafting to make these cute ornaments. Again, great on their own or lovely as a garland.
- And finally – a simple Reindeer Ornament – simple basic shapes to make this super cute reindeer is all you need!
- Send some smiles through the post with our free Expandable Christmas Cards
- Check out our newspaper and Yarn wrapping technique to make our cute Yarn Wrapped Snowman and Yarn Wrapped Knitting Ball ornaments!
We do love pop up cards and ornaments –
- Easy Pop Up Reindeer Card (love the button baubles)
- Easy Koala Cork Ornament
- Fun with Pop Up Snowman Cards
You can tell the seasons are changing, with this mixed bunch:
- Paper Plate Yarn Art Pumpkin
- Walnut Fox Ornament
- Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree with twigs (coming soon!) – Subscribe to our free 5yrs+ newsletter to be sure to get these as soon as they are live!
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt Cootie Catcher (play indoors or outdoors, turn it into a Candy Hunt!)
- Simple Halloween Scavenger Hunt (walk the area or drive through)
- Day of the Dead Pinata
- Owl Finger Puppet Origami
- Pop Up Monster Cards
- Pop Up Penguin – coming SOON!! Subscribe to our free 5yrs+ newsletter to be sure to get these as soon as they are live!
- Free Printable Letters for a Halloween Letter Hunt (low contact Halloween 2020!)
- Rangoli Suncatcher Activity
- Pom Pom Bee
- How to make a pop up beak Owl Card – a super cute Pop Up Card for all occassions – customise this handmade card for Birthdays, Halloween, Christmas and beyond.. what a hoot!
- Learn how to make a TP Roll Spider Windsock! So fun.
- ANd some adorable Owl Tin Can Desk Tidies.
- Baby Shark Pom Poms (with free pom pom maker template and shark features)
- Finger Knitting Rainbows – more Yarn Crafts for kids!
- Cozy Coupe Toy – we love cardboard box crafts
- Surprise relatives and friends with a DIY Perler Bead Photo Frame
- Super fun Cactus Card Making DIY! I am stuck on you! More amazing Valentine’s Cards here
- Get arty with these easy Chalk Pastel Heart Art projects – more great Valentine’s Art Projects Here
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!
- Fun with cute handmade Valentine’s Day cards and puns – I love you BEAR-y Much, you are PURRRFECT – Pop Up Bear Hug Cards
- I Whaley Whaley Like You – Valentine’s Origami Whale, and
- I am Batty about You! Valentine’s Origami Bat
- Printable Valentine’s Day Game and coloring Page
- Fun with DIY Heart Fidget Toys
- Adorable LEGO Valentine’s Box and Printable Valentine’s Gift Cards
- Gorgeous Paper Tea Lights for Valentines (with printable pattern)
- Sewing Machine Felt heart project
- Newspaper Love Bug fridge magnets
- How to make a French Knot
- Sponge Print Easter Bunny Art – Recycled Easter Crafting
- St Patrick’s Day Quiz Fortune Teller
- Heart Teddy Bear Printable to Print, cut and assemble!
- Fun with Pour Painted Rocks!
- Pipecleaner Beaded Hearts
POPULAR on Red Ted Art are also our Paper STEAM Toys!
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.
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.
*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?!
- Coming soon: Christmas Tree Crown
- Fun with easy Paper Christmas Tree Luminaries. Mastered the Paper Snowflake? Move on to these great Christmas trees!
- Design your own SURPRISE Birthday Card, we show you how!
We have a Super Simple Christmas Card series (10 in total) our favourites:
* Super Simple Snowman Card (less than 2 min to make)
* Super Simple Christmas Tree Card (to decorate!)
* Super Simple Penguin Cards
- Starting to work on our Turkey Crafts for Kids, with these fantastic Paper Plate Turkey Blot Art. How fun!
- Squashed Witch Legs for Halloween – made from 100% recycled materials and NO SEW. Woohoo.
- Upcycle old school uniforms into fun Owl Bags (with pockets). A great sewing project for kids (with template!).
Super gorgeous collection to help Celebrate Diwali with Kids:
- How to make a Paper Lotus Light
- DIYA Cards or DIYA garland (with templates)
- Gorgeous Paper Quilled Rangoli Pattern – use this as a decoration or greeting card
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
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
- Welcome Ted: Ted Bookmark Printable
- Welcome Ted: Ted Paper Puppet Printable
- Welcome Ted: How to make a Ted Corner Bookmark
- Super Easy Heart Pop Up Card for kids
- Cereal Box Cardboard Frames – a great gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day!
- Thanks for Helping Me Grow – Activity for Fathe’rs Day, Mother’s Day or Teacher appreciation!
- You keep us BOLTED together – adorable Father’s Day Card made from loose parts
- You Are TURTLEY Awesome – Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Valentine’s Day idea
- Faux Beard Paper Plate Mask a fun Father’s Day Activity!
- Father’s Day Dad Rock’s Art (with printables and easy to follow step by step instructions!)
- Father’s Day Crown
- Handprint Monster Hugs
- Great Scientists Egg Decorating
- Climate Change March Egg Decorating (school competition winner!)
- Fun Paper Bunny Puppet (simple Steam for kids)
- Simple maths – Triangle Bunny Cards
- Simple Maths – Triangle Chick Cards (and fun with zentagles)
- Paper Peeps Decorations
- Spring Paper Bonnet
- Solar System Easter Bonnet (with Astronaut bunnies)
- Beano cake & Beano Party!
- Air Drying Clay Birds
- Paper Flowers
- Pop Up Beano Card
- Corner Bookmarks for Boys
- Paper Flower Crafts
- Origami Butterfly Bookmark Corner
- No Sew Scrunchie
- How to make Squishies at home
- Folded Paper Butterflies
- Easter Origami Crafts for Kids
- BRAND NEW Paper Projects For Kdis Book
- Sheep Corner Bookmark Design
- Solar System EGG SPLORER (school egg decorating competition)
- The EGGcellent Eggspress (school egg decorating competition)
- World Book Day Costume ideas
- Quirky and fun Paper Bird origami
- Paper Chefs Hat Instructions
- Facts about Pancake Day Fortune Tellers
- Collection of Pancake Day Activities
- This joins a great collection of Valentine’s Mailbox ideas for you to browse!
- Super easy origami egg cups for kids to make!
- Our collection of Newspaper Crafts for Eas
- ter! Gorgeous Foil Heart Mobiles Sponge Cake Sensory Activity The Kiss Box – Book & Craft
- Paper Valentines Craft Collection Rocking Paper Plate Pigs Paper Cupid Treats or Bookmarks
- Paper Heart Weaving Rainbows Princess Pop Up Cards Light Up My Life Corner Bookmarks Felt Hearts Collection of The Greatest Showman Activities Heart Pigs for Valentines or Year of the Pig Classroom Valentine’s Bracelets Collection of Salt Dough Heart Crafts Heart Mermaids
- Paper Roll Love Birds Mini Gumball Machines Folded Paper Butterflies (coming soon)
- Easy Panda Pop Up Card Love you to the moon and back CLIMBER Love you to the moon and back Paper Plate Moons More fun with Needle Felting with these Needle Felted Heart Decorations. TP Roll Elephant! So fun! Easy Pandacorn Cake Winter Desk Tidies Make Your Own Snowman Snap Game for school fairs or the classroom BFF Conversation Heart Buddies (with free printable) Three fun Paper Straw Crafts for Valentines Microwavable Salt Dough LOVE necklace Recycled Love Bugs Paper Plate Valentine’s Wheel Paper Plate Valentine’s Unicorns Easy 3d Paper Penguins for Valentines Adorable Egg Carton Flower Bouquet Easy Painted Paper Flowers Magical Clay Unicorn Ornaments What a Hoot – Valentine’s Owl Corner Bookmarks Super cute and easy Rocket Wall Hangings Easy Pom Pom Hearts to Wear Conker Activities for Forest School Yeti Corner Bookmark Design Easy Paper Pig Puppets Harry Potter PARTY Ideas Harry Potter CHRISTMAS Ideas (COMING SOON) Harry Potter DIYs & Crafts Paper Plate Turkey Craft Paper Turkey Finger Puppet Collection of EASY ThanksgivinG Crafts for Kids Easy Paper Halloween Wreath (Nightmare Before Christmas) Fun Mummy Paper Puppets (maybe turn these into a garland?) Brilliant Halloween Friendship Bracelets (no candy!) Paper Lanterns for Diwali DIYA Candle Holder for Diwali Paper Plate Rangoli for Diwali Rocking Paper Plate Paper Pig Puppet Unicorn Gift Box X-Ray Fish Toilet Paper Roll Alphabet Mermaid Printable Movie Night Bee Cup Craft Mermaid Mini Notebooks 3d Paper Flower India Day Paper Fans (printable) Ramadan Cootie Catcher Printable Rakhi Bracelets Blower Crafts Paper Bunting for independence Day Ladybug Craft Llama Bookmark Unicorn Pom Pom Vulture Toilet Paper Roll Craft Seashell Bath Bombs Harry Potter Bookmarks Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet Mini Snitch Pen DIY – Harry Potter Pig Toilet Paper Roll Frankenstein Paper Plate Mask Gingerbread Man Crochet Beaded Snowflake Ornaments Scarecrow Bookmark Scarecrow Toilet Paper Roll Scarecrow Paper Puppet Template Reversible Yarn Pumpkin Wrapping Finger Knitting Spiders Leaf Pinch Pots Origami Pencil Pop Up Dinosaurs 3 Little Pigs Masks Peg Fairies Rock Art for Kids Panda Notebooks Worry Dolls Paper Fish Weaving Paper Fish Ornaments Origami Pig Snowman Ornament Owl Bookmark Dragon Masks & Template Mini Mermaid Felties Paper Plate Summer Masks Watermelon Weaving Mermaid Dream Catchers TP Roll Unicorns Unicorn Headband How to sew a scrunchie Mermaid Rag Dolls Dolphin Bookmarks Cork Groom & Bride Rocking Paper Plate mermaids Union Jack Fortune Teller American Flag Fortune Teller and Trivia Quiz Rocking Paper Plate Uncle Sam for Preschool Flower Paper Plate Craft Pineapple Bookmark Corner N is for Narhwal part of the Animal Alphabet Ladybird Bookmark Mini Unicorn Purse Craft Ice cream Bookmark Bee Corner Bookmark Design Emoji Paper Squishy DIY Pirate Ship Mermaid Paper Plate Twirlers Y is for Yak and the Animal Alphabet! Death Star Pinata for a Star Wars Party Printable Butterfly Mask Paper Playe Unicorns for preschool Mermaid Corner Bookmark Designs Pop Up Heart Card (great for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation week!) Printable Paper Weaving Bookmarks for Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation week! Flower Fortune Teller printable Adorable DIY Chick Planters for Spring Old MacDonald Easter Egg Play Set Bunny Easter Eggs School Egg Decorating Competition: Pokemon Diorama Eggs Wooden Spoon Fashion Dolls Comic Party Favour bags Printable Flower Bookmarks Printable Cupcake Bookmark Donut Corner Bookmark Fun Paper Carrot (bookmark, garland, for collages etc) Unicorn Planters (with printable) School Egg Decorating Competition: Mermaid Diorama Eggs Letter Tracing Worksheets and DIY Sharpie Watercolours St Patrick’s Day Tambourine for Preschoolers Easy Pop Up Daffodil Cards for Mothe’rs Day or St David’s Day Flower Basket Weaving Card Woven Bunny Basket Art Project (Larger version for Prechool) Bunny Woven Basket Cards (KS1) Origami POP UP Dress Card Easy Origami Dress Superhero Dad Origami Shirt (COMING SOON) Cardboard Tube Chick Treat Boxes (1minuted crafts) Unicorn Eggs Galaxy Eggs “bauble” chick Pop Up Cards Large Chick & Egg Paper Weaving Project Smaller Woven Chick & Egg CARD Finger Knitted LOVE Gorgeous and LOVE-ly Ice Castle Surprise your friends with some fuzzy Monster Backpack Charms this Valentine’s (heart shaped of course!!) DIY Rainbow Unicorn Notebook from a Matchbox Bee Mine Paper Plate Printable Heart Bookmark (Print, Colour and Make) Love Bug Paper Plate Twirler Pet’s Valentine’s Day Treats (includes Printable) Mouse Heart Valentine’s Cards 3D Paper Fan Hearts Make Heart Wands instead of Vatentines Wands for School: Cast a Love Spell Love Bird Pinecone Ornament
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
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
- Stone Rock DIY
- Strawberry Plushie (upcycled)
- Super easy friendship bracelets (using a cardboard loom)
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 Heart Paper Plate Weaving Love bug Bookmarks Cute DIY Draught Excluders
Easy Kids Crafts from 2016
DIY Crayon Scratch Art Hearts Party Emoji Kaleidoscope Stackable DIY Pen Pots Origami Paper Stars Snowman Pop Up Card Kids Art Dolls
- Paper Snowman Ornament
- Turkey Bookmark
- Quilled Rudolph
- Reindeer sleigh gift wrap
- Straw Star
- Reindeer Ornament / Brooch
- Finger knitting hearts
- Santa Bookmark
- Christmas Tree Bookmark
- Winter Village Luminaries
- Photo Advent Calendar
- Yarn Wrapped stars
- Bottle Cap Rudolph
- Origami Christmas Tree
- Easy Dog Cupcake Treats
- Bat Pencil Topper (no candy Halloween)
- Pokemon Neverending Cards
- Easy Pop Up Spooky Cards (complete with Printable Jokes list)
- Cutest little Origami Penguins – these double up nicely as Greeting Cards or Thank You notes (12th Oct)
- Newspaper leaf garland
- Cute Origami Cat
- Pine Cone Hedgehogs
- Origami Paper Star Bowls (11th Oct)
- Super cute and EASY Origami Bats. The kids will love these!
- Origami Whale (great for Finding Dory fans too)
- Finding Dory Bookmark Origami
- DIY Journal / Smash Book – Summer Journaling
- emoji Salt Dough Beads
- Panda Bookmarks
- COMING SOON – (watch on YouTube for now) Emoji Puppy Bookmarks
- Minion Gift Boxes (great for Father’s Day)
- adorable Turtle Corner Bookmarks (and see ALL our Corner Bookmarks Designs in one place here!!)
- 23 great Photography Ideas for Kids
- Angry Bird Bookmarks
- Minecraft Desk Tidy (free Printable)
- Coming soon: Felt Softies Free Patterns BEAR (13th April)
- Robert Indiana Pop Art Project for Kids
- Healthy Valentine’s Day Snack for Kids
- Fingerprint Keepsake for Toddlers – Mini Canvas or Thank you Cards
Easy Kids Crafts from 2015
Easy Kids Crafts from 2014
Easy Kids Crafts from 2013
- Fairy Tale Crafts: Snow White (And Knight’s Craft)
- Pirate Boat & Treasure Box
- The Kings: Camel Loo Roll
- Dragon Puppets and Printables
- Salt dough Hearts (Valentine’s, Christmas or Mother’s Day)
- Bottle Top Stamps (super easy!)
- Paper Chain Snake (Chinese Year of the Snake)
- Light Paper Lanterns
- Snake (Chinese Year of the Snake)
Easy Kids Crafts from 2012
- Wrapping Paper – Cookie Cutter Printing
- Gifts by Kids – Photoframes
- Simple Lanterns (Winter Solstice or St Mantin’s Day)
Easy Kids Crafts from 2011
- Mini Present Ornaments (or Christmas at the Doll’s House part 2)
- Snowman Cards
- Tree Ornaments & Mini Paper Chains (or Christmas at the Doll’s House)
- Magazine Christmas Cards (Trees, Santas & Snowmen)
- Walnut Babies
- 24 Advent Calendar Activity Ideas – a Bloggy Collaboration!
- Woodland People (made from leaves and bark)
- Photo Journal (photography)
- Potato Print Cityscape postcard
- Heart Cards & our February Picture
- Walnut Mouse Racing
- Winter Scene (bubble wrap snow, and thumbprint robins) – for our calendar
- TP Roll Boys, Penguins and LOTS of play
- Valentines Cards for little hands
- Winter Trees – great for 1yrs olds too!
Easy Kids Crafts from 2010
- Snowflake Prints from Poppy Seed Husks & Glitter Flakes
- Handprint Lions & Drawing (Exploring Mona Lisa)
- Kid’s Art Puzzles (a la Eric Carle)
- Deodorant Penguins
- Painting with children (Keepsake painting)
- Monster Cards (for toddlers, investigating shapes)
- Chick Pop Up Card
- Alphabet Cookies – Learning through play (exploring the Alphabet)
- Mix & match book for older children