There's no better way to enhance your children's creativity than by letting them do some cool crafts for kids. They are simple and homemade, and make perfect presents. Here are 20 easy crafts to make, which double as DIY gift ideas perfect for friends, teachers, and family! You'll definitely have loads of fun making them.
Crafts For Kids | Simple Kids Crafts They Can Do at Home
1. Snowman Keepsake Hand Print Ball Ornament
One of the cool crafts for kids, this cute keepsake is a pretty gift the little ones can make. These ball ornaments look perfect on Christmas trees too! For directions, click here.
2. DIY Dainty Flower Vase
3. Pretty Pinwheel Necklace
Have your girl paint a design on it for a fashionable new pendant. This is a two-necklaces-in-one gift idea. Just turn it around, depending on what suits your mood — fantastic! See the how-to here.
4. DIY Fun Crayons
Got broken or unused crayons hanging around the art table? Consider remaking them into multicolored crayons in fun shapes! Truly, this tops the list as one of the cool crafts ideas. See the tutorial here.
5. Artful Magnets
Turn your kids' drawings into something more with one of the cute arts and crafts to do at home. Transform them into adorable magnets. They also make a perfect gift idea all-year round! See the tutorial here.
6. Wooden Beaded Necklace
Let your little one paint the beads with vibrant colors however they like, string them all together, and voila! You have another gorgeous jewelry piece. Know how to do it here.
7. Colorful Tray
8. Bookmark Love
Show off and enhance your kids' drawing skills with these charming embroidered portrait bookmarks. See the directions here.
9. Patchwork Notebook
Here's one of the more delightful easy paper crafts for kids. Jazz up their plain notebook using some whimsical or colorful patches of patterned paper. Kids will find the different patterns truly exciting! Get the tutorial here.
10. Block Printing Art
Do you have a growing collection of sketches from your kiddos? Have them all in one frame. It is a fantastic gift idea for artsy families. The kids will be proud to have this framed on your wall too! Get the directions here.
11. DIY Wool Felt Ball Coasters
One of the fun DIY craft ideas for kids is working with wool felt balls. They can glue them on coasters to give them some flair. See the tutorial here. For your materials, try these little felt balls. They're the cutest things I've ever seen!
12. Picture Frame Ornaments
Here's one of the easy craft ideas that also make a memorable holiday gift. See how quick you can create one here.
13. DIY Oreo Pops
14. Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts
Who would have thought toilet paper rolls can turn into these endearing Christmas crafts for kids? Kids will totally have a blast making these.
15. Christmas Mice
One of the cool crafts for kids, these colorful Christmas mice make use of easy-to-find materials! See the instructions here.
16. Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments
17. Frosted Candle Holders
One of the fun DIY crafts is creating frosted-looking candle holders with your little ones. It only takes 5 minutes from start to finish! Find out how to do it with this tutorial.
18. Pounded Flower Bookmarks
Little girls will find this DIY gift idea so engaging to make. It's also an excellent way to explore nature and colors! See how to make them here. You can also have a nice headstart with this awesome beginner kit you can get for you and your kids!
19. Cute Angry Bird Pom-Poms
Let your kids create these cute little angry bird yarn poms and make them crash down the tower of greedy little pigs. Aren't they the cutest? Get the tutorial here.
20. Page Corner Bookmarks
Page corner bookmarks are charming and make practical arts and crafts for kids with paper. Kids will love the toothy monster vibe (and maybe find them quite funny too!). They're so easy, kids can create a couple in a less than an hour. Check it out here.
It's so easy to learn while playing and crafting. Check out this video from 5-Minute Crafts Kids for a cool collection of amazing crafts for kids:
These ideas for crafts for kids will give them the opportunity to explore their talents or nurture their creativity. They also provide you some time to bond with them and get to know more about your little ones. Most of the materials are already lying around your house or available in dollar stores. Do at least one today and have some fun!
Do you have other easy crafts for kids in mind? Share them in the comments below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 10, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.