Free Crafts Kids, Art that Kids will Love

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20. Spongebob and Patrick straws

Print a black and white drawing picture out on yellow and pink paper, or draw them yourself, the kids can glue socks and eyes on them and add some colors. Stick them with double- sided – tape on the straws.

Spongebob straw
Spongebob straw

19. Recycled tetra packs boxes

Remove the top and bottom from the tetra packs.  Cut strips from 1/2-1 inch and braid them into a square mat. And tape all over. Then, as you learned in your period on nursery school, fold a box. For the lid, you make the strips a little bit broader.

Tetra pack boxes
Tetra pack boxes

18. Are Glossy magazines recyclable?

Yes, they are. I always found it a shame to throw those beautiful Glossy’s in the old paper box, so we found a way to recycle Glossies. We have made a purse from it, but you can even make a creative paper bag from it. Glossy paper is very sturdy and perfect for crafting.

Glossy purse
Glossy purse
Glossy purse
Glossy purse

A purse from Glossies

Tear pages out of the Glossy and fold them into strips of 1/2 – 1 inch, braid a square mat of it. Stick the mat completely with adhesive tape cut the mat straight and fold it into three.

Sew a button on it and make a Velcro closure

There lies a real artist in every child, one of them asks: “Can you print out “I love you” a hundred thousand times for me? So I can fold an I love you purse, a wonderful idea for a homemade gift for Valentine. Kids are inventive in making art and elevate it into a craft.

Glossy purse
Glossy purse

You can see on the above picture what you need for transferring Glossies into purses or boxes.

17. Jenga Keychains

In the second-hand circuit, I found the game Jenga.

For fathers day, mothers day or birthdays you can make this present.

We searched in the store’s wallpaper samples and we used a vinyl tablecloth and lace, further, you need a particular type of bracket (see picture) and double-sided tape.

When you have a smooth wallpaper you can personalize the key chain by printing the person’s name on it.

Jenga key chain
Jenga key chain

And you can pimp it up with ribbon, beads, rings and clips

 

16. Painting with leaves

You get the most creative results when you use leaves as a brush

Just dip the leave in the paint, put it on the paper and watch!and when you have finished your painting, you can use it to wrap or decorate anything.

Painting with leaves
Painting with leaves
Painting with leaves
Painting with leaves

 

Painting with leaves boxes
Painting with leaves boxes

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We used empty soap boxes

and we have made a handle on from an old bicycle tire

15. “I -DAD”

I love dad

What a joy to get such a present as Dad

For this you need a printer, to print the apps, black cardboard (in this case an old shoebox, had a lovely shine) and a lot of inspiration to invent what you place behind the apps.

f.i. we printed an I love you mail in letter form 8, we made a thumbs up foto film, made the keyword “(love)”, made up an “I’m here, daddy twitter account, put a picture in, etc.

15. Every app contains a message
I-pad I dad I love dad
I love dad

We created an “I love DAD” envelope as gift wrap.

14. Magic Beer Cans

 

Give beer cans a new life as a flower pot or tealight holder.

Use an old scissor.

Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prepare the cans for the children in advance, so they only have to fold

The kids have to be warned to be careful, it can be sharp

Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans
Creative with beercans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13. Money-box

For this, we used a pringle bus. Make in the lid a money slit. We have pasted it with blackboard foil. On top of that a few thumbnail pictures from the boy or girl with funny faces. Accompanied with inscriptions such as Wealth and Treasure and a piece of chalk with it. At last, we made a hanging cord from lace and beads.

Piggy bank from pringle bus
Piggy bank from pringle bus

Art and Crafting Ideas at Low Cost that Kids will Love

12.  An other cup of coffee

Teacups for the birds
Teacups for the birds
Teacups for the birds
Teacups for the birds

 

 

 

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For this, you need a cup and saucer, a wooden stick, some seeds and peanuts, and a glue gun.

The kids where so proud of their homemade gifts for the birds.

The birds loved them!

11. Flowers and feathers

Flowers and feathers
Flowers and feathers
Flowers and feathers
Flowers and feathers

Go into the garden and pick a few flowers, or if you don’t have flowers, take some twigs, combine it with the feathers and put them in a jar or pot.

 

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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
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      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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