These easy crafts for kids are great for any age. You can make these projects at home with simple supplies, and adults can join in too. Most of them are pretty quick; all of them are attainable.
I know that one of the hardest things in the world is coming up with a craft idea right when you need one. I’m one of those people that always has a plethora of projects ready to roll, except when you ask me for something specific.
For example, you could say “Amy, I have three kids at home ages 3, 5, and 9 – and they’re bored. Give me some easy craft ideas for kids.”
Um.I’ll take “give me some project inspiration for $1000, Alex.”
I’m just about in my mid-40s, so rather than pretend I can come up with things on the fly, I’m just going to start making lists. I also feel like I’m adding more nieces and nephews by the day, so these will come in handy for me too.
You might be wondering what my favorite supplies are to make said “easy crafts for kids.” Here’s a list of what I love using:
I basically love using any kids’ craft supplies, but these are my faves. The more colorful, the better as far as I’m concerned.
Are you ready to see the easy crafts for kids? I’d love for you to check the list out below. Once you’re done reading, let me know which are your favorites . . . as well as your fave supplies . . . in the comments!
Easy Crafts for Kids
You're going to love these easy craft ideas for kids - so simple that they are perfect for a beginner crafter of any age. Try one of these 50 projects with your entire family.
What do you do with an old CD? Turn it into a weaving surface! This dream catcher project will keep kids occupied for hours, and the results are pretty stunning. Great for hanging in a kids' room once they are done.
Making a calming glitter jar is a beautiful, easy, and fun activity for kids - and these galaxy glitter jars are out of this world! Made with mason jars, glitter, water, and glue, they are perfect for meditation and stress relief.
You can make a DIY bracelet loom out of stiff cardboard . . . then start making friendship bracelets galore! I'm sure you remember this craft from your childhood. It's an easy craft for kids you can bring back around!
Remember those simple little diamond shaped yarn weavings we all made at summer camp with just two popsicle sticks and a some colorful yarn? Kids will love making their own color combinations in this simple project idea.
Hot rock crayon art is made by heating rocks in the oven and then letting crayon melt as you “draw” on the rocks. To make it even better, turn them loose at the sink to wash the rocks. Kids will think its the best thing ever!
These bird feeders are fun for all ages to make! They are cute, easy, and birds obviously love them. What a great opportunity for kids to watch and learn about the different species in their neighborhood as well.
With a plethora of cookie cutter shapes available, kids will have hours of fun all summer long with these simple DIY bubble wands. Combine these with a simple bubble recipe and your summer bubble activities playtime is sorted!
Salt painting is a really fun activity to do with the kiddos without a ton of supplies or expense. This activity is super easy and provides a ton of fun for children as they create their own unique art.
Learn how to make a bouncy ball in five minutes! If you remember doing this in science class as a kid, it's a fun activity to share with kiddos. Desiree made these during spring break to keep her young ones busy.
What do I love about this easy craft for kids? You really can't mess it up! Grab some coffee filters and food coloring and be sure to cover your work surface. You're about to make some beautiful blooms.
This is a perfect craft for school age kids and a nice way to teach them about plans/patterns and measuring. After you make the kites, then you can get out and fly them. I do love a kids' craft that provides a double whammy of fun!
Not only are these hairy friends adorable, they are a great way for kids to get some practice with scissors and work on their fine motor skills. The grass will keep growing, and your child can keep giving their hairy friends haircuts.
Anything you can make with craft sticks and clothespins is awesome as far as I'm concerned! These clothespin airplanes are so so cute and the colors can be customized depending on the paint you have on hand.
Worry dolls are such an easy craft for kids – as kids can make them and take them to summer camp or the grandparent’s house. Wherever there is separation and a little worry . . . these worry dolls will help!
Get the kids excited for some action art with this fun electric drill spin art project! This spin art craft for kids takes all of 5 minutes to set up (adult supervision required), but so much visual fun.