Crafts for Kids!

Fun Crafts for Kids and Art Projects

Frugal Family Fun: Craft Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy!

Whether it is Spring Break, summer, a weekend, or just a good time for a family activity, these fun and frugal craft ideas will come in handy! Keep the kids busy and keep boredom at bay…at least for a little bit.

Craft Ideas for Little Kids:

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Make Your Own Kinetic Sand

Kids love this stuff! It only requires a few ingredients and costs a lot less than buying kinetic sand from the store.

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Baked Cotton Balls

Use cheap supplies to make an interesting tactile activity for the little ones. Combine finger painting, baking, smashing, and mess-making, all in one easy to clean up activity!

DIY Magnet Board

DIY Magnet Board

Get the kids involved in decorating this DIY Magnet Board and finding the perfect place for it. Add washi tape, paint, or ribbon, if desired. Chalkboard paint could be fun too. Then you can make your own magnets too!

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Food Painting

The kids will enjoy painting their snacks with an easy food paint and then eating it!

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Homemade Gak

Your kids will love making and playing with this ooey-gooey homemade Gak. An excellent sensory activity for the little ones!

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Paper Mache Candle Holder

This is a fun and cheap craft idea that the kids can help with. You can use other shapes, like circles, stripes, or whatever you can come up with! Could be a great little crafty gift to make for someone else!

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Make Your Own Noodle Beads

The kids can help you make them and then enjoy creating jewelry and more with the noodle beads once the beads are ready!


Homemade Play Dough

Kids love to create with play dough! The little ones can help in making the dough, then get to enjoy playing with it. This is the best homemade play dough recipe!



Let your kids help in assembling and decorating this DIY Lego table. Then they can keep busy making a new LEGO creation afterward!

Bubble Supplies

Bubble Art

Make your own bubble solution, then you can use it for art, stretching bubbles, and bubble bath!

Flower Clock Collage Clock

DIY Flower Petal Clock

Making this clock will help your kids get excited about learning how to tell time.

Melissa & Doug Artist's Smock

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You can find lots of fun craft kits for kids online too!

More Craft Ideas:


While searching through the archives for these great kid crafts, I found several more activities that may be fun for kids that are a little bit older. Perhaps you have a tween daughter that would enjoy participating in some of these crafts! A lot of these would be fantastic homemade gifts too.


Have fun and stay frugal!



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