Free Crafts Kids, Art that Kids will Love

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40. Butterflies from wallpaper samples

Creative with wallpaper
Creative with wallpaper

What do you need: Wallpaper samples, colored cardboard, a box (shoebox, old gift box) glue.

Butterfly pattern

39. Creative with crockery

Etagére for snacks

Go to the pawn shop and find a collection of old crockery, dishes with different measures. And of course, a suitable glue to paste it all tidy together. Top it off with an egg cup, a little vase, a cup or a porcelain figurine.

38. Wish Card with Glossy or cardboard

Wish Card with Glossy
Wish Card with Glossy

House Wishing Card: Cut out a form, a house, a car, a bottle, whatever is appropriate. Then Find a lot of Lucky quotes, type and print them, roll up around a thread and then put them into a glossy roll. You can pull the little quotes out. Also very suitable for a dollar bill or a lottery ticket.

Wishing card
Lego Friends Wishing Card DIY

Lego Friends Wishing Card to give money in an original way. A Card with candles. Find a picture of lego friends and print it, add some colored cardboard. Find some puzzles, happy birthday song, roll them up in a piece of pink cardboard. Stick the rolls with on the card with a glue-pistol and make sure they can pull out the wish rolls ánd money rolls.

37. Mirror with Glossy

This needs some patience, quite a lot of rolls to make, we used little paint pencils to roll the paper around. Glued with a glue pistol and cut off after gluing with a Stanley-knife. To get a perfect circle you put a plate in the middle.

36. Wind Chime

Wind Chime
Wind Chime


This Wind chime is made of a baby powder tin, with rolled up glossy around and for the sweet sound “buttons and color pencils” hanging on a cotton colored thread. The thread is attached to the plastic lid, which I have cut a bit smaller to fit into the tin.

35. Gardening for Fathers day

This starts, of course, several weeks before fathers day. Seed the tomato and the paprika. Let the children fill the pot with potting soil, make holes with a screwdriver and slip the root into the hole. Give some water  Let them color on carton their favorite image and write some text to cover the pot and wrap it in cellophane. Finish it off with some lace and a little “I love you dad” card.

34. Home-baked Cookies as Gift

Home baked Cookies as special present
Home-baked Cookies as a special present

My granddaughter earned her 3rd swimmers diploma C, and what’s nicer than to bake some cookies and make a gift wrap around it.
The box was previously filled with Merci Chocolate and recycled into a cookies box.  The bottom covered with aluminum foil, then filled with cookies.

33. Key-ring-holder

Make from a simple drawing something extraordinary. Let your child draw her/his favorite car, plane,  house or tank… on a piece of MDF. Saw the contour, paint it with varnish and attach hooks on it.

6-year-old drawing a tank

32. Mothers day Heart

Last month we made (again) something special for mothers day. Very rewarding, because Mom is the Best 🙂

You saw the heart form from MDF and let the children paint it with white paint, then let them draw stripes with a fork. Use a glue pistol to glue everything on it. Stones, shells, tealight holder, and dried twigs. You can also highlight the twigs with white paint. The shell can be used to store (ear) rings and the heart is originally for on the dressing table.

31. Office Box

Supplies: 3 Tetra packs, blackboard paint, double sided tape, adhesive alu foil and 10 Christmas lights.

Tools: Little screwdriver, a scissor, a Stanley knife (to cut the tetra pack, do not let the child do this, DIY!)

DIY office box with lights
Office box with lights

DIY office box lights tetra pack
Office box with lights from tetra packs

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46 thoughts on “Free Crafts Kids, Art that Kids will Love”

  1. Wow. Can’t believe how MANY ideas you have here. This could keep kids busy for YEARS!

    I still have hanging on our bedroom walls the “greatest hits” of our kids art through the years. As the years go by I actually see more in them than I did at first. Little geniuses!

    Number 6 looks cool. Did your kids do that??

    1. Thank you, yes my son made #6 when he was 9 years of age, I have here a couple of real artists in my daycare. You may want to bookmark this page, for when the grandchildren invade your home 😉

      Thank you for your nice comment, Loes

  2. I love this site. The layout is quirky and fun, the colors are happy and it is so full of great ideas for kids. I would like to link it to my site familieshavefun, which is about things families can do together.
    My gran daughter is coming to stay soon so I will be checking up thisiskidsart regularly for the 3 months she is here.
    Thank you Loes for all the work and creative ideas.

    1. Thank you, Judy, very nice to hear that:) And I welcome you to link to my website, I ♥ it:) You may even use one of my banners for it
      or this one
      Have some great creative days with your granddaughter, Judy
      Kind regards, Loes

  3. Hi Loes! I love your site. So professional and colorful. So many great ideas to engage children. What would you say is your most popular item?

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