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31 Crafts to Make with Your Kids

Celebrate National Craft Month or any month of the year!

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It's time to break out your scissors, glue sticks, and googly eyes, because March is National Craft Month!
national craft month
1. Pompom Ice Pops

Make these fuzzy and fun pompom ice pops for a colorful play-pretend treat!

pompom ice pops

2. Homemade Clay

Make your own clay with four simple ingredients. It’s that easy—and that fun!

homemade clay

3. Dinosaur Feet

Be the first to roam the earth—or the first to roam the house in the morning—wearing these three-toed dinosaur feet!

dinosaur feet

4. Flower Pens

Take an ordinary pen and transform it into something beautiful—a bouquet of flowers!

flower pens

5. Ooey Gluey Suncatchers

Who knew you could make such cool art with just glue and paint!

ooey gluey suncatchers

6. Mail a Hug

Download these free printable patterns so your little one can mail a hug to someone special!

mail a hug

7. Goofy Robots

Kids can sharpen their fine motor skills by transforming rectangular boxes into rootin’-tootin’ robots.

goofy robots

8. Homemade Finger Paint

Mix up a batch of finger paint with ingredients you already have at home.

homemade finger paints

9. Water Microscope

Get crafty and build a DIY microscope out of recycled materials!

water microscope

10. Create a Castle 

Use this free printable to create your own desktop castle, complete with two dragon friends.

create a castle

11. Carboard Tube Telescope

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! This play-pretend telescope will help your kids look at things in a whole new way!

cardboard tube telescope

12. Recycled Guitar

Upcycle an empty shoebox and watch your little ones explore making music with their very own homemade guitar

recycled guitar

13. Paint with Bubbles

Take art time outside and make bubble-paint masterpieces.

bubble painting

14. Paper Plate Spin Art

Spinning a plate to make art? Yes!

paper plate spin art

15. Easy Sidewalk Paint

When paper isn’t big enough for your little artist, move to the sidewalk.

easy sidewalk paint

16. Decorate a Time Capsule

Can’t save time in a bottle? The next best thing is to save some of your family’s memories today to enjoy in the future.

decorate a time capsule

17. String Puppet Plane

Help your kid take off with this plane marionette craft.

string puppet plane

18. Make Your Own Block Prints

These easy-to-make prints produce a beautiful finished product.

block prints

19. Colorful Butterflies

When children make little butterflies, it’s a fine-motor-skills celebration, packaged as pretty play.

colorful butterflies

20. Toy Camera

This toy camera is perfect for little ones who are not quite ready for the real thing.

toy camera

21. Paper Filter Flowers

Encourage your kids to experiment with different combinations of colors in this classic craft.

paper filter flowers

22. Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

Who knew that making chalk was so easy?

sidewalk chalk

23. Monster Puppets

Maybe the monster under your child’s bed is just an old sock waiting to become a star in monster theater

monster puppets

24. Beachy Creature Feet

Make funky flip-flops to match your favorite beach creature.

beachy creature feet

25. Green Gobbler 

Your kids will learn about joints and hinges by putting together this make-it-yourself green gobbler craft.

green gobbler

26. DIY Building Blocks

These interlocking cards are simple to craft and have lots of construction possibilities!

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27. Bubbles and Bubble Wands

Make a soapy mix and wands from items you have around the house, then head outside and blow!

bubble wands

28. Make a Mailbox

Use this mailbox to send your kids reminders and cheerful messages!

make a mailbox

29. Paper Bag Village

Download our free printable pages and tape them to bags to build a tiny town your little ones can call their own!

paper bag village

30. Paint Up a Storm

Here’s a fun way for kids to ride out a rainy or gloomy day: let your little artists paint up a storm!

paint up a storm

31. Pool-Noodle Village

What kind of village do the kids want to create? Just use your noodle!

pool noodle village

Can't get enough crafts? Find 500+ more activities for your kids to discover, explore, and create in our Highlights Book of Things to Do!