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60+ DIY Kids Crafts You Can Make In Under An Hour

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An hour or less is all you need to get these DIY kids crafts done. So, for your bored little ones, these are perfect indeed!

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Easy DIY Kids Crafts and Ideas for Their Creative Play

1. Make a Wizard Wand!

It's been a while since the Harry Potter mania, but I'm sure the wizard fever stayed. If your kid has long been bugging you for his own wand, what are you waiting for? Here's how to make a wizard wand so you won't have to buy one.

2. 17 Pipe Cleaner Crafts

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If you're looking for easy craft ideas for kids to make at home, they'll love these fun DIY crafts with pipe cleaners for sure! Little girls can be princesses with a DIY crown and little boys can make a hungry caterpillar.

3. 15 Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

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Did you know your kids can do tons of fun stuff with toilet paper rolls? The next time you go to throw away all those used TP rolls, think twice about DIY kids crafts your children could be making.

4. 12 DIY Slime Recipes

Pink slime in black hands | DIY Kids Crafts You Can Make In Under An Hour

Let your budding scientist create one or all these fun DIY slime recipes. Once done, let them have a one of kind experience they'll surely treasure for years to come! This is a great souvenir for children’s birthday parties, too.

5. Fun Handprint Canvas Art Ideas

These are perfect art and DIY kids crafts, especially toddlers. Help their imagination soar with what animal or insect they can come up with using their own prints.

6. Tin Can Windsocks

Teach your kids how to upcycle with this cool kids craft of making windsocks from tin cans. Take pictures while your adorable ones are making this amazing craft, to remind them of the beauty of upcycling brings.

7. Hand Print Acorns

It’s perfectly fine to get the kids a bit messy for their art project. Find out how to make this easy acorn art and let them go big with their creations.

8. Simple DIY Princess Wand

Does your little girl like to play pretend? Give her a new role to play by teaching her how to make this DIY princess wand. I'm sure she'll enjoy long hours of pretend-play any time the mood strikes.

9. DIY Balloon Rocket

Balloons are a classic childhood staple. It never fails to provide kids of all ages hours of fun and entertainment. This DIY balloon rocket is an easy craft that doubles as a science experiment. Any kid will be fascinated by this simple craft project.

10. DIY Felt Play Food

You won't go wrong with these kinds of easy craft ideas for kids to make at home. It’s a pizza party after making this easy-play-food.

Don’t forget to supervise with the glue gun. Your future chef will have a delightful feast!

11. Bread And Peanut Butter Bird Feeder

Teach your kids compassion to animals with this DIY bird feeder. It’s so easy! Treat your feathered friends to a buffet have right in your backyard.

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12. DIY Dream Catchers

DIY Dream Catchers | DIY Kids Crafts You Can Make In Under An Hour
Unique Bohemian Gypsy Dreamcatchers Ideas Perfect For Homemade Gifts Photo by DIY Projects

Dream Catchers might appear tricky, but if you follow the steps you'll be weaving your way to a good night's sleep in no time. Most dream catchers are simply made of a hoop, some kind of weave in the center, and a tail.

This craft allows kids to work with their hands and make something beautiful in the process. No more bad dreams ever again!

13. Button Art

A big canvas can have kids designing in teams. A sure hit for kids of all ages, but make sure to stay close while they're doing this fun button art as younger ones might be tempted to put the colorful buttons in their mouths.

14. Clothes Pin Animal Puppets

Assist your child with printing and let them do the rest. These clothespin animal puppets will take playing-pretend to the next level.

15. Watercolor Banner

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Watercolor Pennant Banner – {Kids Craft} Photo by Tidbits Cami

Any kid will be so proud of their own work. Display this watercolor banner in their room or playroom and you'll no longer have any trouble making decor to suit your kid's unique style.

16. DIY Finger Puppets

A little felt, googly eyes, and glue, and your kids can create their very own finger puppet show. I'm sure their show will delight both the young and young at heart. So now you know who will entertain your guests at your next dinner party!

17. 45-Minute Cardboard Box Car

You may need to do the box cutting for this cool cardboard box car but the kids will surely want to have a say in how the decoration goes. Have them attach the stickers and wheels, too!

18. Mason Jar Aquarium

A great craft idea kids can make on play dates. Add plants and rocks for a real-looking DIY aquarium. But do remember this mason jar aquarium is only for pretend play, so no live fish or animals should be in it.

19. Walkie Talkie Cans DIY

Show how kids communicated in the old days before mobile phones and gadgets with these walkie-talkie cans. Reminiscing about good old times will make perfect play time while teaching your kids what cool stuff can be made with upcycling.

20. Squirt Gun Painting

Challenge your kids with what artwork they can make with their squirt guns. Their creation is bound to be the one you will proudly display on an empty wall!

21. Fizzy Sherbet

Making sherbet is an engaging science activity for children and what adds to its awesomeness is the fact that it’s an edible one. This fun craft for kids only requires mixing, so even adorable toddlers can do this.

22. Safety Pin Suncatcher


You can recreate this shiny suncatcher with just a handful of glass beads, safety pins, and some wire. It's a fun DIY craft project for bigger kids. Hang it on the front porch or in their bedroom windows.


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There you have it, my fellow DIYers and moms! Try one (or all) of these DIY kids crafts and see how your precious one's creativity flourishes in such a short period of time. Happy crafting!

Which of these DIY kids crafts are you going to work on with your kids today? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 1, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.



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