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Easy Crafts For Kids

Here you'll find a variety of easy crafts for kids and toddlers with simple step-by-step instructions. Several of the projects here require hands-on parental guidance throughout the creative process. Certain steps may involve the use of cutting tools, sharp objects, or baking. More fun project ideas and art supplies can be found inside Monkeydoit's Arts & Crafts Store.

Create a Fun Flower-Pot out of a Plastic Cup

Create a Fun Flower-Pot out of a Plastic Cup

A fun flower-pot project that's fun and easy to create.

 

How To Craft Minecraft Style Using Cardboard

How To Craft Minecraft Style Using Cardboard

Instructions on how to make your own cardboard armor, crafting table and a few tools to play Minecraft in the 'real' world.

How To Make A Safety Pin Necklace

How To Make A Safety Pin Necklace

This fun safety pin necklace project is perfect for children who have already been taught how to work with a needle and thread. Arranging the beads on safety pins in a pattern to create beautiful jewelry can also help improve a child's cognitive skills.

Build A Castle With Cardboard Boxes

How To Build A Castle With Cardboard Boxes

A trip to the store for a few cardboard boxes and other odds and ends will have you set and ready to make your child their very own dream castle, or whichever other form of abode he or she would like.

Reese Cup Marbled Crayons

How to Make "Reese Cup" Marbled Crayons

Step-by-step instructions how to make "Reese Cup" marbled crayons. This is a fun way to Recycled Craft upcycle crayons into fun shaped multi-colored designs.

Make The Best Christmas And Easter Greeting Cards

How To Make The Best Christmas And Easter Greeting Cards

Step by step instructions how to make the best Christmas and Easter greeting cards.

How To Make A Fairy Mobile For Children

How To Make A Fairy Mobile For Children

Make a magical fairy mobile (with a lot of fairy love) that can be hung in a child's room for them to enjoy.

How To Make A Dream Catcher For A Child

How To Make A Dream Catcher For A Child

Step-by-step instructions for how to make a simple Dream Catcher for a child.

Make an Amazing Cardboard Maze

How To Make an Amazing Cardboard Maze

For children and parents who love a challenge, this article has been created to serve as a step by step guide on how to make your own Amazing Maze.

Make an Origami Mobile

How To Make an Origami Mobile

An origami mobile is a simple but inspired addition to any child's room. It adds color and whimsy, and teaches children to take pride in their handiwork.

Clay Basics

Clay Basics

Learn the basics of working with clay. This topic covers the characteristics and types of clay, modeling, handbuilding techniques including pinch-pots, coil building with clay, and slab building.

Papier-Mâché Crafting

Papier-Mâché Crafting

Papier-mâché crafting explained. The fundamentals to make papier-mâché pulp, papier-mâché pastes, objects, and simple instructions for making a papier-mâché bowl.

Mask Making

Mask Making

Mask making is an entertaining project for both children and adults, and it makes a great group project. Mask making instructions are provided.

How To Make A Mini-Indoor Garden Farmhouse Theme

How To Make A Mini-Indoor Garden Farmhouse Theme

This mini-indoor garden with a farmhouse theme is a lovely hands-on project for children. Creating a fun indoor garden involves a great deal of creative thinking and is relatively inexpensive.

Crochet For Kids

Crochet: A Fun Crafting Activity That Even Kids Can Start

Many people think of crochet as a grandmother's pastime. However, if you take a closer look, you will find more and more younger people taking to crochet these days. Not only is it a creative pastime it is a great stress-buster too. Here are some ways to initiate your child to learning this fantastic hobby.

How To Teach Your Kids To Sew

How To Teach Your Kids To Sew

Always loved sewing but your child isn't showing any interest? Well, you can instill an interest in your child if you know the right way. Here are some tried and tested ways to teach your child the lovely craft of sewing.

How Clay Modeling Can Stimulate Your Child's Mind

How Clay Modeling Can Stimulate Your Child's Mind

If you want your child to develop an interest in clay modeling then now is the time to start. Clay modeling can be a very fruitful and fun way to learn techniques and instill an appreciation for fine arts in your child. If you are wondering why clay modeling is good for your child, then here are some top reasons.

Make Secret Messages with Invisible Ink

Make Secret Messages with Invisible Ink

Two methods for making secret messages with invisible ink are explained here.

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Easy Crafts For Toddlers

4 Easy Art Projects For Toddlers

4 Easy Art Projects For Toddlers

4 fun and easy art projects for toddlers including watercolor painting with various materials, finger painting, wet chalk drawing, and an eco-friendly leaf art project.

Pasta Necklaces for Children

Pasta Necklaces for Children

This is a wonderful threading activity for kids that develops their dexterity and gives them the opportunity to hone their problem-solving skills.

How to Make Your Own Play Dough

How to Make Your Own Play Dough

This cooked play dough recipe produces a better texture than uncooked versions. It uses all-natural non-toxic ingredients and it's fun to make.

Paper Mosaic Animals for Children

Paper Mosaic Animals for Children

Making paper mosaic animals is a fun cut and paste exercise for children. These simple instructions show you how to make paper mosaic animals while providing ideas for using a variety of materials.

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