12 Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids
Tic-Tac-Toe Rocks1 of 13
Tic-tac-toe is a fun game for children of all ages. To build your own version for a backyard or sidewalk game, all you need are some rocks from the garden. This craft involves searching and matching rocks, painting simple shapes and playing the classic game with family or friends. This project is suitable for children ages 4 and older.
Garden Rock Decor2 of 13
Is your garden looking a little lonely? Here's how to make cute garden animals with supplies from around the house. All you need are rocks and imagination. This project is suitable for children ages 4 and up.
Rock Cactus Decoration3 of 13
Whether your child would like a new decoration for their room or an accessory for the kitchen window, a simple alternative to a real plant is a rock cacti arrangement. This project involves using paint to make creative patterns. The end result? A pretty "plant" for the home that you don't have to water. This project is suitable for children ages 10 and up.
Custom Bouquet Wrap4 of 13
Before you collect flowers to deliver to that special someone, follow these instructions for a simple cone to dress up the bouquet. This crafting project is appropriate for kids of all ages.
Wildflower Stamps5 of 13
Add a touch of nature to your child's next art project. For a simple custom stamp, all you need are flowers and ink. This project is perfect for children of all ages. Parents, be sure to let your kids know that flower stamps should only be used on paper, not walls.
Flower Crown6 of 13
Calling all flower children! This fun craft has been gaining popularity for its simplicity and adorableness. You can follow these instructions to make a partial flower crown with real flowers, fake flowers or even greenery. This craft is best suited for children ages 10 and older and can be worn for a child's birthday party or simply a fun day at home.
Egg Carton Animals7 of 13
Don't throw out your egg cartons after breakfast! Instead, partner with your child to spark imagination and create a cute animal friend. This project is quick, simple and great for children ages 4 to 6. For this example, we'll be making a ladybug, but let your kids get creative in deciding what creature (real or fictitious) they want to create.
Egg Carton Plant8 of 13
Don't throw out your egg cartons after breakfast! Partner with your child to spark their imagination and create a plant they can watch grow. This planting project is suitable for children ages 6 to 10.
Egg Carton Wreath9 of 13
We've shown you how you can use old egg cartons to create cute animal friends and grow your own plants. Now it's time to create a beautiful wreath for your front door. This egg carton project is suitable for children ages 10 and up.
Macaroni Necklaces10 of 13
A simple craft that's been around for decades, macaroni necklaces make the perfect project for children to learn about colors, hand-eye coordination and gift giving. This project is suitable for children ages 4 and older.
Macaroni Bow Tie Pins11 of 13
This sophisticated craft is a fun way to get "dressed up" for dinner. These simple bow ties involve pins, so be sure to supervise your kiddos closely. This craft is appropriate for ages 10 and older.
Macaroni Lion12 of 13
Roar! This fun and simple craft requires just a few household items and three steps to make a little lion friend. Click through the slideshow to see how. This craft is appropriate for all ages.