Craft Projects to Keep Kids Busy

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Kids are the best! They love to explore and learn as much as possible. However, that can be tiring for mom and dad.

It’s all about keeping them busy. I’m not talking about watching TV or playing video games. I’m talking about doing fun things with them!

Craft projects are fun and it gives you something to do together.

When my kids were little we always did craft projects together. Now, my oldest daughter is in high school so it’s not quite the same.

We no longer plan fun craft projects to do together. BUT, if I’m doing a craft project by myself she always asks if she can help. If you have kids in high school I’m sure you can understand that that makes my heart completely melt.

Life is all about having fun and making memories!

Below is a list of some awesome craft projects, so you can create your own special memories….and keep your kids busy. 🙂

Winter Toilet Paper Roll Animals Craft

Winter Toilet Paper Roll Animals – everyone uses toilet paper. Start saving those rolls so you can pull off this cute project.

No-Sew Sock Snowman Craft

No-Sew Sock Snowman Craft – Personally, I love snowmen. These snowmen are so cute and kids can really personalize them.

Egg Carton Turtle Craft

Adorable Egg Carton Animals – This is an adorable way to recycle egg cartons.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Four Season Handprint Tree | A fun seasonal art project for kids. Create Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer Handprint Trees - a great way for preschoolers to observe seasonal change!

Four Season Handprint Tree – what kid doesn’t love to paint!?

Edible Slime with Starburst Candies

Edible Slime from Starburst Candy – my younger daughter used to be obsessed with slime. I’m happy she is over it, but I know she would have loved to make this edible slime.

I love these adorable quirky paper puppets - with mouthes that open and close with a clothespin! Love this unique, easy clothespin craft for kids (or adults). It includes a free printable for the faces, which you can then color in, and add yarn and googly eyes for character. This free printable coloring page craft is so cool!

Clothespin Paper Puppets – I think these would be fun to make and fun to play with for hours on end. It also comes with a free printable to help you get started.

Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes

Easy Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes – this is a fun craft for the little ones!

Jellyfish Salt Painting Activity for Kids – this would be especially fun for kids who like SpongeBob.

Paper Bag Monster Puppets

These ADORABLE photo holders take no time to make and are such a great kids craft!

Rock Photo Holders – this is a great project for kids that are a little older.


Stained Glass Butterfly Craft

Incredibly Cute and Playful Unicorn Puppets

Easy Origami Dog for kids - adorable. Turn it your favourite breed. You can even make an emoji puppy origami! We love dog crafts, so very cute! #origami #dog #dogcrafts #origamidog #yearofthedog

Easy Origami Dog/Puppy – most kids love dogs/puppies. That makes this an extra fun craft!

How to make a Paper Dinosaur – most boys tend to go thru a dinosaur phase at some point. This is a great way to show them crafts are fun!


DIY Funny Face Flip Book – this is a craft that could keep kids busy for hours!

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