Here are 25 Easy Craft Projects to do with Kids

I have compiled the most popular craft projects to do with kids from the Early Learning Ideas website.  Check out this visual library to find some creative and educational activities for you and your kids.


Some of my favorite childhood memories involve sitting around the dining room table working on craft projects with my mom and sisters.  Doing craft activities together is not only fun, but it can help kids work on fine motor skills, communication skills, and they can also provide lots of opportunities for math, literacy and science learning.

Here are the most popular craft projects to do with kids from the Early Learning Ideas website.  Check out this visual library to find some inspiration for fun and easy projects to do at home with your kids. Kids will love these cool projects that you can make with simple and cheap supplies like paper plates, popsicle sticks, and pipe cleaners. Perfect for at home learning with your preschooler.

At the time….I didn’t know that I was working on all of the skills.  I just thought that I was having fun :).

Here are some of the most popular craft projects to do with kids from Early Learning Ideas.  I put them together in a visual library so that you can browse through to see what looks like fun for you and your kids.  Click on the images to get more details.

[one-half-first]Kids will love these free flower theme printables. The flower activities will help them improve their cutting skills. These fun art activities ideas are a great addition to your flower theme, garden theme, or spring theme unit or lesson plans in your preschool, pre-k or kindergarten classroom. Better than worksheets, these flower templates are perfect for building scissor skills. Ideas for open-ended creation...more than a craft project and perfect for bulletin boards #finemotor #preschool[/one-half-first] [one-half]Making bunny bags is one of my favorite Easter crafts for preschoolers. Transform a simple lunch bag into an adorable bunny work of art...complete with a cotton ball tail. The cute bags make a great activity at a kids Easter or birthday party....and they can be used for goody, treat, or favor bags. This craft idea is great for your Easter theme, bunny theme or spring theme unit or lesson plans in preschool, pre-k or kindergarten. #preschool #bunnyactivities #preschooleasteractivities[/one-half] [one-half-first][/one-half-first] [one-half]Looking for a fun arts and crafts for kids?  Learn how to make these cute egg shakers!  Ideas to incorporate STEM, math, language, and music & movement activities are included. This fun project is perfect for your Easter theme, spring theme, birds theme, or five senses theme unit or lesson plans...or any time of year in your preschool or pre-k classroom.  Get out your plastic Easter eggs and make fun instruments to use in your circle time activities. #preschool #preschoolactivities[/one-half] [one-half-first]Use this simple science project to explore sound with young kids. Make three jingle bell sticks and record observations on free printable recording sheet. This is a perfect STEM or STEAM activity or craft for kids in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. A great holiday or Christmas party activity. Supports a Christmas or 5 senses theme or unit in your classroom and the jingle bell sticks can be used as a circle time activity. #preschool #prek #preschoolholidayactivities #preshoolscience[/one-half-first] [one-half]Here is an easy craft for kids. Make simple dancing ribbons on a budget with a few simple supplies. This is a cute party activity and the ribbons can be used for dancing, math and literacy activities. Perfect for kids in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Valentine's Day party activity, birthday party activities, Christmas party activities. Use the dancing ribbons for counting syllables in words, making shapes and letters, counting activities and movement activities during circle time.[/one-half] [one-half-first]Use this fun butterfly activity to introduce symmetry and mirror image to your kids. Decorate the free printable butterfly and use a mirror to help kids see the symmetry. This is a great math activity for your butterfly theme, bugs and insects theme, spring theme unit or lesson plans. A great STEAM activity and addition to a study of Eric Carle or butterfly life cycles. A fun art project...and you won't need coffee filters or pipe cleaners. #preschoolactivities #butterflyactivities[/one-half-first] [one-half]Here is a easy preschool counting and creating activity to make math fun. Use simple, on hand materials, along with the free printable for this fun preschool STEAM math and design activity. Add play dough for 3-D designs. Perfect for your hands on math centers in preschool, pre-k classroom. Ideas to make a number books or to use as a fine motor activity are included. Preschool math, preschool STEM, preschool STEAM. Get out the pom-poms and pipe cleaners for hands-on early childhood learning.[/one-half] [one-half-first]This cute caterpillar pattern activity combines fine motor skills, math, and craft. Your kids will enjoy creating patterns and counting as they make caterpillars. This is a great patterning activity for your bugs & insects theme, butterfly & caterpillar theme, or spring theme units and lesson plans in your preschool or pre-k classroom. Works well when studying caterpillar life cycles and it's a perfect addition to a study of the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. #preschoolactivities[/one-half-first] [one-half]These feather necklaces are a fun fine motor activity for kids and are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving, turkey, or Spring birds theme unit or lesson plans. The article also includes ideas for working on math concepts like counting, comparing quantities, and creating patterns. This is a perfect hands on math and fine motor activity for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. #preschool #finemotoractivities[/one-half] [one-half-first]Are you looking for a fun Valentine's Day activity for kids? Use this free printable for fine motor and scissor skills practice. Kids can cut out paper hearts and use a hole punch to complete them. Perfect for your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, or SPED classroom. A great addition to your Valentine's Day theme or February theme units or lesson plans. Use to decorate your room or even as a Valentine party activity. #preschool #Valentinesdayactivities #finemotor #scissorskills[/one-half-first] [one-half]Alphabet activities such as making letter collages or using letter mats are a great hands-on way to teach letter identification and reinforce letter-sounds. Here are over 200 material ideas that you can use for your collages or letter mats. A printable reference list or art and other materials is included. Better than worksheets, these are perfect hands-on activity for your preschool and pre-k classroom or lesson plans. Your young children will love this sensory learning opportunity. #preachool[/one-half] [one-half-first]Make fun frog themed dancing ribbons with rubber flying frogs and some ribbon. The fun ribbons can be used for your frog theme or pond theme, or spring theme unit or lesson plans in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. Use them for dancing gross motor, and movement activities, counting activities, syllable activities etc. With some assistance you can make them as a craft project. Get out the green ribbon to make some jumping frogs dancing ribbons for your kids. #frogactivities[/one-half-first] [one-half]Blank books provide a great way to encourage kids to write. Here are 3 easy ways to assemble blank books for your writing center, literacy center, and beyond. These blank books for kids are great for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, SPED, and early childhood classrooms and at home. Use them for preschool journals ideas for use and video tutorials are included. Emergent writers can use them to draw pictures or art and writing. Your children will love learning with these fun books. #preschool[/one-half] [one-half-first]Here is the perfect, simple snack idea for your kids Easter party or Spring celebration. Use the free printable juice box wrap to make a cute bunny juice box. Complete them with pom-poms or cotton balls for tails. Your kids will love these little rabbits. They are the perfect snack addition to your Easter theme, spring theme, or bunny theme unit and lesson plans in your preschool or pre-k classroom. #preschool #preschoolsnack[/one-half-first] [one-half][/one-half] [one-half-first]Your kids will be memorized by this cellophane stained glass craft. It's fun way to explore color with kids. Use this as a process art activity and fun way for teaching color mixing and transparency. It's a great sensory activity that can even be used on a light table in your preschool or pre-k classroom. Children will love to experiment while learning about colors (red, blue, yellow, green..), color mixing and the science of color.[/one-half-first] [one-half]Here are some great spider activities for preschoolers. Ideas include fine motor, counting, process art activities that are perfect for your Halloween theme or spider theme unit or lesson plans in your preschool or pre-k classroom. Your kids will love these awesome crafts and art made from spiderwebs. Keep those little hands busy...there are fine motor spider activities too. Lots of ideas for projects for kids. #preschool #Halloweenactivities #spideractivities #spidertheme #prek[/one-half] [one-half-first]Are you looking for a simple DIY gift for kids? Make a fun DIY tinker tray box for them. These tinker boxes are perfect gift for a child in preschool or early elementary. It will encourage creativity. Kids will create process art or their own stem activities. Material ideas are included. Make a fun Christmas present, holiday gift, or birthday gif. Use the material list as inspiration to create STEM drawers or tinker drawers in your preschool classroom. #tinkertray #DIYchristmasgift[/one-half-first] [one-half]Learn how to make a DIY balance for kids with a few simple and inexpensive materials from the craft store. The balances are great for math, science, or STEM learning centers in your preschool or pre-k classroom. The fun ramps and balances are perfect for small group and independent activities. Use in math centers or math work stations...or in a sensory table or sensory bin. Your kids will love learning with these preschool weight and measurement activities. #preschoolstem[/one-half] [one-half-first]Help young kids experience success while making snowflakes. Use paper snowflake cutting templates or patterns. Kids can decprate a hole punch and the addition of sequins, crayons, and glitter.  Check out these ideas for fine motor activities for your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and occupational therapy classroom. Work on scissor skills .... perfect for your winter theme, snow theme, and holiday theme unit and lesson plans. #finemotor #preschool #winteractivitesforkids[/one-half-first] [one-half]Check out this simple snowflake fine motor activity for your kids. Kiddos enjoy punching holes in these paper snowflakes. Download the free printable snowflakes today. Perfect for your winter theme, snow theme, or snowflake theme unit and lesson plans in preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and OT. Add them to your fine motor center, or art and craft centers. Decorate a tree, decorate your classroom. Your kids will have so much fun with this. Ideas are included. #finemotor #winteractivitiesforkids[/one-half]

I hope that some of these activities inspire you to make some creations…..and some memories with your kids.

 

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