Card Making Crafts for Kids

Children’s handmade cards are gifts of time, effort and skill. The sender gets as much pleasure from the card as the lucky recipient. First Things First Before beginning, make sure kids have everything they need to complete the card. First, decide on a project. Ask the child to think about why they are making the…

Kids’ Drawing crafts

Drawing is a key skill for every child. It’s usually their earliest experience of kids crafts. However, it’s often neglected as they try lots of other ideas and projects. Drawing is about going back to basics and re-discovering this simple and satisfying skill. First Drawings When a child reaches the age of 15 months, they…

Kids’ Crafts with Stencils and Stamps

Stencils and stamps are a great introduction to the world of design. Crafts for kids are often ‘free’ expressions of a child’s creativity. By using stencils and stamps, children get a chance to experiment with creating more formal patterns and arrangements. The designs are either projects in their own right, or are used decoratively with…

Painting Crafts for Kids

Crafts for kids are invariably introduced in a child’s life by painting. It is a staple activity at pre-school and toddler groups. There are so many interesting and satisfying projects that use paint and children never tire of this simplest of crafts. Preparing To Paint Start by making sure that you protect clothes, furniture and…

The Art of Scrapbooking for Kids

Crafts for kids reveal insights into a child’s world. Scrapbooking is a perfect example of this idea. The craft of scrapbooking is incredibly popular, inspiring kits, books, scrapbook products and endless advice from enthusiasts. A Child’s View of Scrapbooking Scrapbooking is an art which often uses complicated ideas to create visually stunning, perfect displays. However,…

Collage Crafts for Kids

Collage is often one of the first arts and crafts that children attempt. Universally loved, the craft’s name is derived from the French word ‘coller’, which means ‘to stick’. Collage was first seen in ancient China when paper became a commonly used item. It was later adopted as a form of arts and crafts used…

Pom Pom Crafts for Kids

A staple ingredient of many crafts for kids is the pom-pom. So what better way for kids to personalise their craft ideas than making their own pom-poms? It’s really easy, with help from a grown-up and lots of fun too. Things You Need As always, crafts for kids are much easier when you gather all…

Tie Dyeing for Kids

Think psychedelic, Sixties’ hippies and the fabulous swirly designs immortalised in the fashion of those eras. You’re thinking about the art of tie dye. It’s a craft with examples dating back to ancient South America and Japan. Teaching kids to tie dye is full of fun and trials. Tie-dye projects are a chance to experiment…

Sewing Crafts for Kids

Children’s crafts are rarely more rewarding than sewing. It promotes manual dexterity, patience and accuracy. In these ‘throw-away’ times, sewing raises awareness that things can be mended or repaired instead. Sewing can be started at a very early age, progressing from sewing cards and basic threading to more advanced skills like embroidery or tapestry. Sewing…

Knitting Crafts for Kids

Knitting is an ancient skill, widely practiced in the Middle Ages and dating back thousands of years. It’s a valuable craft traditionally handed down from generation to generation yet became a dying art through the years. In the last decade, though, it has enjoyed an astonishing revival. It offers children the chance to use fine…