11 Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids to Do At Home
Frugal Family Fun: Art and Craft Ideas for Kids
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.
Keep in mind, just because these are crafts for kids doesn’t mean the whole family can’t get involved! Doing activities together is a great way to bring more family love into your home.
11+ Craft Ideas for Little Kids
Kids love this stuff, but the store bought kinetic sand can be pretty pricey. With a few cheap ingredients, you can make your own kinetic sand from home and have some easy frugal fun!
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!
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.
Once you have your magnet board made, you can make your own magnets too!
Your kids will love combining arts and crafts with food! Get them to paint some marshmallows, bread, or whatever else, and then they can eat it after!
5. Homemade Gak
Homemade Gak is super easy (and cheap) to make and kids love this stuff. It’s an excellent sensory activity for the little ones as well!
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!
The kids can help you make them and then enjoy creating jewelry and more with the noodle beads once the beads are ready!
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!
Once their Lego masterpiece is finished, you can help them display it with a DIY Lego display shelf!
10. Bubble Art
Who doesn’t love bubbles? Making your own bubble solution is easy and it can be used for art, stretching bubbles, or having a bubble bath!
If you came here looking for an educational craft, this is a great one. Plus, paper crafts are always fun! By making this flower clock your kids will have a simple way to learn how to tell time.
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 crafts 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:
- French Bulletin Board
- Chalkboard Countdown
- Washi Tape Clipboard
- DIY Bow Board
- Chore Chart
- String Art
- DIY Pillow Covers
- Baby Headbands
- DIY Race Bib Display
- Flower Clips
- DIY Infinity Scarves
- Instagram Display Board
- DIY Hair Tie
- Friend Frame
- DIY Frame Chalkboard
- Necklace Board
- Faux Metal Letters
- Earring Frame
- DIY Flowers and Topiary Ball
- Composition Book Journal
- Duck Tape Hair Bows
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