7 Easy Craft For Kids

7 Easy Craft For Kids

7 Easy Craft For Kids

When my daughter was young, she loved to make crafts. I loved the quiet time and bonding experience, but I didn’t love how much it all cost! Luckily, though, 

I discovered that you can have a lot of fun with your kid for very little money. All you need is some basic materials like paper plates or rocks that are free for the taking, plus a few craft supplies like paint or glue that you probably have in your house right now. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to get creative with your kid without breaking the bank (or blowing your budget).

Make a Paper Plate Sun

Paint the plate yellow, and let it dry completely before you move on to the next step.

Now draw a circle in the middle of the plate (you can trace around an object for this), then draw four lines coming out from this circle, leaving enough room on each line for about three small dots (these will be your rays).

Use a pencil or paint roller to color in these dots with a black Sharpie marker; make sure that they are small enough so as not to obscure any part of your Sun!

After letting this dry completely, fill in all but one ray with white paint using either wool dyes or acrylics; leave only one ray without its own coloration so that it looks like sunlight shining through clouds onto Earth below!

Make Tree Branch Art

A tree branch is a great way to make art with kids. 

Use paint, markers, or crayons to decorate it. You can use branches from a tree in your yard or you can buy one at the craft store. Here are some ideas for what to create:

  • Family tree
  • Tree and bird/squirrel
  • Tree with mushroom
  • Tree with flower
  • Tree with fish

Paint a Rock Snake

To make your own paint-a-rock snake, you’ll need. Rocks of different sizes, shapes and textures (e.g., smooth and rough, smooth and pitted)

  • Paint in various colors
  • Paintbrushes or paint pens (optional)

First, paint the rocks with different colors. You can use ordinary watercolors for this step if you’d like to keep things simple—just be sure to let it dry before moving on to the next step. 

But if you have access to acrylic paints or even spray paint, go for it! If you’re feeling ambitious, try using a variety of shades from one color family (like blues) rather than mixing up several hues at once—the more varied your palette is going into this step will help prevent any unwanted muddiness later on when it comes time for shading. 

Then let those masterpieces dry completely before moving on to their next phase: decorating them with designs using either acrylics or spraypaints as needed.

Make a Hanging Shelf


  • Newspaper
  • Tape or glue
  • String or ribbon
  • A basket (optional) How to make it: 1. Lay a thick layer of newspapers in a sturdy tray or box. Make sure there are no holes in the bottom of your container. 2. If using tape, place each piece so that it overlaps with its neighbor by 6 inches—this will allow you to cut through them without ripping later on when hanging your shelf! 3. If using glue, spread it evenly over the newspaper and let it dry overnight before continuing.* 4. Cut out strips from the newspaper that are about 2 inches wide and long enough to wrap around your string/ribbon.* 5. Use these strips as fringe for your shelf! Hanging options: 1) Thread one end through an eye hook, then fold over about half an inch on each side; secure with another piece of string tied into a loop at each end so that it looks like two loops coming off one side—this is called “magazine-style” because you can hang magazines this way too! 2) Thread onto two strips of string connected at one end (one longer than the other). Tie together securely at another end before threading through the second hole from the bottom up so they’re even lengthwise but uneven widthwise—then tie off again securing tightly between layers so everything stays put!”

Blow Painting

This is actually a really fun craft. All you need is paint, some paper, and a straw. Blow the paint through the straw onto the paper. 

This will make your child’s breath become a part of their art. It’s also fun because they can make different types of “brush strokes” by blowing harder or softer when they’re doing it.

Finger-Painted Canvas Bags


  • Canvas bags (can be found at any craft store)
  • Fingerpaints in fun colors
  • Paint brushes, sponge brushes, or foam rollers to apply the paint (you can use paintbrushes from your craft kit)
  • Paper towels or a clean rag for cleanup

Tissue Paper Stained Glass

This is a fun craft that’s easy to make. You’ll need tissue paper, glue and paint.

  • Cut the tissue paper into squares.
  • Glue the squares on top of one another until you have enough for your window (this may take some trial and error).
  • Paint over the entire surface with water-based acrylic paints in colors of your choice to create a stained glass effect.

You Can Have Fun With Your Kid For Very Little Money

Crafts are a great way to spend time with your kids, and they’re also a great way to make your home look beautiful. 

The best part is that many craft projects don’t require a lot of supplies or money. You can find everything you need at the dollar store, thrift store, or even in your own house!

Here are seven easy crafts for kids.

  • Mailbox Postcards (for older children) – These wall hangings are super easy to make and use up some of those scraps from other crafting projects. If you have more than one child who wants one made, just buy more paper!
  • Paper Mache Frogs – Frogs are simple enough that even young children can help make them by pressing on their bodies while they dry. This is a great project if you have an older child who needs practice working with glue or paintbrushes safely!


Finally, if you are looking for fun activities with your kids and on a budget, try these 7 crafts that will keep them busy for hours.

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