Crafts are not just for girls – boys can enjoy them too! Here are some fun and engaging crafts for boys of all ages.
Boys enjoy creating and making things just as much as girls do. Crafting is a great way for boys to develop their creativity, fine motor skills, problem-solving abilities and even their social and emotional intelligence. There are plenty of crafts they will love, and can enjoy at home or in school.
In this list of crafts for boys, I’ve included a broad range of ideas. Whether your child enjoys superheroes, cars, painting, animals, playing with slime or building things, I’ve got you covered. These ideas will keep boys engaged and help them learn new skills while having a great time. So, get ready to unleash your child’s creativity with these awesome crafts!
Crafts for Boys
Custom Construction Vehicles
Find out how to make a dump truck, cement truck and a crane. Then spend hours playing with your self-made construction toys!
Paper Bag Ninja
Paper bag crafts are always a big hit! Especially when they have arms and legs that move like this paper bag ninja craft.
Paper Plate Dragon
Learn how to make a paper plate dragon with simple supplies and paint! So cute and fun for kids – a great summer craft idea.
Toilet Paper Roll Monsters
These toilet paper roll monsters couldn’t be easier to make! All you need are some paper rolls, googly eyes, pom poms, paper and a marker to make them! You can create so many different designs too – and kids can use their creativity building them!
Pipe Cleaner Superheroes
If you’ve got superhero fans in the house, you won't want to miss this adorable kids’ craft! Kids will have a blast creating their own jointed and posable superheroes out of very simple materials. You probably have most of the supplies on hand!
This newspaper craft for kids is amazingly simple to make and is great for kids of all ages. Plus, it only requires a few supplies to make so you probably already have everything you need on hand for the activity.
Egg Carton Pirate Ship
Ahoy Matey! Arrgg, it’s time to set sail and follow our treasure maps to an island far away! Kids will love pretending to go on the adventure of a lifetime.
Mini Foosball Table
If you don't have a foosball table, but you want one, you can make one with an old shoebox! Boys of all ages will have fun with this idea.
All you need are popsicle sticks and clothespins to make the cutest airplanes! Oh, and some paint. Make these to display by themselves or using fishing line and turn them into a mobile.
They won't change color like a real chameleon, but you'll still have fun making and wearing these chameleon masks using paper plates and black-eyed peas!
Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
These cardboard tube binoculars are a great rainy day craft for kids. They can use them to go bird watching, as a camp craft, or as a nature inspired project!
Knight’s Shield & Sword
Fight like a knight and protect the kingdom with this DIY shield and sword. Can you believe these were made using a cardboard box? Nice!
Craft Stick Robot
My brother has always had a "thing" for robots and he would love to make these with my nieces! I love the cute pony beads as well as the silly googly eyes.
Coffee Filter Bats
Learn how to make the cutest coffee filter bats! These are so easy, budget friendly, and FUN to make for boys of all ages.
This is a great recycle craft idea that uses a paper cup, milk carton and a paper towel tube! The video also shows how to make a boy and a cow from milk cartons.
Upcycle an old egg carton by making these helicopters! This cute and easy DIY toy is not only fun to make, but fun to play with afterward.
Squirt Gun Painting
Get your littles painting AND get them outside at the same time! Squirt gun painting for kids is about as fun as it gets. Try a wide variety of colors!
Farm with Barn
Your child will have fun making this little farming world to play with. The barn is made using popsicle sticks and so is the fencing!
Dinosaur Scratch Art
Download the free dinosaur templates provided or draw your own dinos on cardboard. Making this scratch art is a total breeze and you just need a few basic supplies!
Papier Mache Vehicles
Kids can make one-of-a-kind vehicles using paper mache! Instructions are given for cars/trucks, a rocket, and a UFO.
Ping Pong Shooters
Rachel's boys had so much fun playing with this DIY game for kids. These Ping Pong Shooters are super easy to make and inexpensive!
Turn an old coffee jug into useful money storage - with an added bonus of looking like an alien! Recycled containers make awesome craft ideas for kids.
Footprint Fire Truck
This craft combines 2 things boys love: fire trucks and getting messy! Create a fire truck out of your child's footprint—complete with a ladder.
Craft Stick Crocodile
Bring out your craft sticks and pipe cleaners to make these clever crocodiles. These little fellows look super fun, and what’s even better is that once your kids make them, they will be able to play with them.
Does your child love superheroes? Make a plane for his toy Batman using a toilet roll tube and a piece of cardboard! Add the free printable logo to perfect the look.
Frilled Neck Lizard
Does your child like reptiles? Then he'll love this frilled neck lizard craft! It is made using a toilet paper roll, paint, googly eyes and a cupcake liner for the frill.
Rocket Fueled Jet Pack
Two empty 2-liter bottles of soda can be transformed into an awesome jet pack! Have fun making it, and then fun running around the yard in 'flight'.
Dinosaur Terrarium Nightlight
This is one of my favorite dinosaur crafts. I love that it is both a dinosaur terrarium craft and a nightlight! You should definitely go checkout what it looks like at night!
Build with Pasta
This is the one time you are going to tell your kids it is okay to play with their food! They'll have fun building whatever they can imagine with pasta and playdough.
Vintage Comic Pen Cup
Fun desk accessories always make me feel more engaged and motivated. If your son likes comic books, this is a perfect craft for Back to School!
Learn how to make clothespin dragonflies that are bright and colorful! Use a clothespin dragonfly for a fun craft idea or room decor.
Popsicle Stick Catapult
This popsicle stick catapult design is an awesome STEM activity for kids of all ages! Exploring physics has never been so exciting for kids because everyone loves to launch stuff into the air.
Rocket Ship Toy
What a creative use of a toilet paper holder! You child can make a rocket ship from a cup and launch it with a toilet paper holder. He could even add his face as an astronaut on the rocket.
Pine Cone Spiders
Looking for a fun fall kids craft? Make a spider out of a pine cone and pipe cleaners! And true to form, this spider has tons of googly eyes. Kind of spooky and cute at the same time!
Fork Painted Lion
Recreate this King of the Jungle craft using a plastic fork, paint and the free printable lion's face provided. Or, your child can draw his own lion face!
These turned out great - not your generic magic wands! I love the bright colors and the unique variety. You won't find wands like this anywhere else on the internet!
Pirate Paper Hat
Your boy will want to make his own pirate's hat and wear it when he plays with the pirate ship from earlier on this list! The hat is made using paper, even the feathers.
The colorful cracks are so neat on these rainbow dyed eggs, and kids love them! The colorful surfaces make them perfect dinosaur eggs.
Dragon Pencil Pot
Brighten up your desk and keep your pens and pencils safe with a fiery dragon pencil pot holder! This project is fun, easy, and looks cool in a variety of colors.
Succulents and cacti are all the rage right now, so try this cute toothpick craft with kids. Make a cool cactus that requires no water!
Salt Dough Snakes
Here’s a fun snake craft that kids of all ages will enjoy! Make snakes from salt dough, and then paint them. Kids can pattern them after real snakes, or they can just paint them fun colors.
Glow in the Dark Play Dough
Learn how to make unique DIY play dough with only three ingredients. This version glows in the dark and is so inexpensive to make! Kids will love it.
Fire Breathing Dragon
This fire breathing dragon made from a toilet paper roll is an easy kids craft that uses simple craft supplies. When you blow into the end of the tube the tissue paper looks like flames coming out of the dragon’s mouth!
Funky Foam Tractor
Have you ever driven a tractor? I have, and it's not as easy as it looks! Kids love tractors, and this is a perfect craft to make when doing school lessons or reading about farming.
Insect Identification Chart
This insect identification chart is such an easy kids craft. It allows your children (and you!) to learn about the bugs in your environment!
Paper Plate Frog With Moving Tongue
Frogs are fascinating animals for children. They come in so many colors and have quite a few entertaining characteristics! Capture one of the most fun abilities of frogs (their elastic tongues!) with this cute craft idea.
Easy Play Doh Slime Recipe (no Borax!)
Making playdoh slime is SO fun! You can make this easy slime recipe with Play-Doh. It will keep the littles busy for hours. You’re going to love this activity!
Learn how to make easy personalized magnets using photos you'll print yourself! This is an easy craft and an inexpensive gift to make.
Making a Kazoo
Kids always love making homemade instruments! Here’s how to make a kazoo using a cardboard tube. It’s a fun craft for kid and a great science activity for exploring sound.
Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls
Kids are going to have a blast learning how to make a bouncy ball. Even better, they glow in the dark!
What do you think? Which of these crafts for boys will you be trying first? Let me know in the comments and then check out these other fun crafts for kids: