11 Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids to Do At Home

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

1. Make Your Own Kinetic Sand

DIY kinetic sand craft for 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!

2. 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.

3. Food Painting

Food painting fun crafts for kids

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!

4. Homemade Gak

Homemade gak fun craft

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!

5. Paper Mache Candle Holder

Easy paper crafts for kids

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!

6. Make Your Own Noodle Beads

Noodle Beads craft

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

7. Homemade Play Dough

Making homemade playdough craft

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!

8. DIY LEGO Table

Lego table fun craft

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!

9. Bubble Art

homemade Bubble Supplies

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!

10. DIY Flower Petal Clock

Flower Clock Collage Clock

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.

Craft ideas for Kids to do at Home


Craft Essentials

Melissa & Doug Artist's Smock

amazon arts and crafts for kids

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




More Craft Ideas

Instagram display craft

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:

  1. French Bulletin Board
  2. Chalkboard Countdown
  3. Washi Tape Clipboard
  4. DIY Bow Board
  5. Chore Chart
  6. String Art
  7. DIY Pillow Covers
  8. Baby Headbands
  9. DIY Race Bib Display
  10. Flower Clips
  11. DIY Infinity Scarves
  12. Instagram Display Board
  13. DIY Hair Tie
  14. Friend Frame
  15. DIY Frame Chalkboard
  16. Faux Metal Letters
  17. DIY Flowers and Topiary Ball
  18. Composition Book Journal
  19. Duck Tape Hair Bows


Types: Art, Crafts, Family, Kids
Categories: Decoration, Frugal, Inside The House


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