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Easy Crafts For Kids

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Entertain your kids this summer with some easy crafts for kids!

All of the ideas below are suitable for all ages of kids and are quick and easy to make with materials you will most likely already have.

Perfect for summer, these crafts will allow your kids to unwind while still being creative.

crafts for kids

Craft Ideas To Get Inspired By

All of the kid crafts in this post have been found on a super blog that I am a huge fan of, called hello wonderful.

Find the cardboard, coloring pens, glue, pom poms, paper plates, scissors, buttons, glitter, ribbons, pipe cleaners, chalk, play dough, and leftover yarns from your stash, and start making!

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There are so many craft projects (including simple crafts) you can choose from to really get your creativity flowing!

More Crafts For Kids

The crafts in this post are just a small taste of what you can create with your crafting skills.

If you want more ideas that include cardboard crafts and summer crafts please take a look at this post – Crafts For Kids.

There is also a post that has many Easter crafts for kids that features easter baskets, bunnies, and decorating eggs.

For easy crafts including yarn crafts for kids take a look at this post – Crafts for kids to make.

There are also lots of fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids for toddlers and preschoolers in this post.

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crafts for kids

Easy Crafts For Kids

This roundup features lots of crafts for kids that will keep them entertained during the summer holidays or on rainy days.


1. DIY Frames Wallpaper

Draw out various-sized frames like this by Hello Wonderful onto plain drawing paper or wallpaper with a sharpie and let your kids fill them in.

A great way to have a ton of fun, encourage them to be creative, and doodle for hours!

diy frames for colouring

2. Paper Plane Toy

Use the template provided by Hello Wonderful to make your very own paper plane collection.

With easy instructions to follow, your child will have loads of fun making these!

paper plane toy template

3. Cardboard Creatures

Have fun inventing new monsters and animals with inspiration from this post by Hello Wonderful.

Get some ideas and a few materials together, before seeing what you can create.

The possibilities for this fun craft are endless!

cardboard creatures diy

4. Finger Knit Octopus

Make something unique from leftover yarns, like this finger-knit octopus by Hello Wonderful.

With easy-to-follow instructions (images) you can make a whole army of these to adorn your ocean (home).

finger knit octopus

5. Cardboard Tube Star Wars Characters

There’s nothing more fun than saving up all of those toilet roll cardboard tubes/toilet paper rolls and turning them into something fun!

Make star wars characters with this free tutorial from Hello Wonderful or any characters you are interested in.

Dr. Who and the Daleks would be a good choice, or perhaps some Disney characters.

Whatever you want to do with them, this is a good way to spend a few hours!

cardboard star wars characters

6. Circle Weaving

Make a circle loom with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Hello Wonderful and weave using leftover yarns, beads, and other bits and pieces.

Weaving is a lot of fun and can also be quite relaxing!

Display finished pieces around the house when finished.

circle weaving

Keep the kids entertained with something other than making endless amounts of slime this summer!

Have you tried any of these crafts?

Did your kids enjoy them?

Let me know in the comments below!

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