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Kid's Craft Videos

Find many crafting videos with crafts appropriate for kids to make. Some are tie-dye, origami, spool knitting, gifts, duct tape crafts, sewing and no sew crafts.

Doll Craft Videos

Find many video tutorials for creating for your American Girl or Barbie. There are free tutorials for doll clothes, accessories, doll closet and more.

Apps for Kids.

Kid friendly apps which would be helpful with crafting for your iPad and iPhone. Christmas crafts, jewelry design, knots, paracord, scoubi are available here.

Balloon Crafts

Balloon crafts - balloon twisting, balloon sculpture and other balloon craft ideas. Learn how to twist balloons into figures or sculptures. Learn other craft ideas using balloons. Fun for kids of all age.

Bubbles

Bubbles...Blowing Bubbles...Bathing with Bubbles... How to make bubbles. Bubble recipes.

Cat's Cradle & Other String Games

Do you enjoy playing fun and simple solitary games or games with a partner?  All you need is a long piece of string or yarn, and you are ready to create figures and play games alone or with a friend.

The old art and games using yarn and string are coming back and are popular with kids and teens alike. They are also popular with parents who need to keep their children entertained with a little quiet creativity!  But be careful because the whole family can get caught up in the fun art of yarn and string games!

The fun thing about these string figures and yarn games is that they start with one string figure and as you move along, flipping the yarn or string back and forth with your fingers, they turn into another figure.  

It takes some memory of the various steps used to transform the yarn or string into fancy shapes and figures, but that's another big part of the fun! Grab a friend and get started!

Getting Started With Cat's Cradle

First, you will need to prepare your yarn or string.  A rule of thumb is to hold the end of the string in one hand and with the other hand, wrap the string from your hand around your bent elbow 2 1/2 times.  Cut the string and tie it.  To see detailed video instructions on the best way to measure the length of the string or yarn and how to tie it, click here to learn how to get started, along with video directions for many string figures, including Open the Gate.

If this is your first time trying these games and figures, Cat's Cradle is the place to begin.  It won't take long until you've mastered Cat's Cradle, and then you can easily move strings around from Cat's Cradle to form the next figure called Cat's Whiskers.

You just need to move more strings around and then transform Cat's Whiskers to Jacob's Ladder.  Like magic, you can move strings from Jacob's Ladder to form the Eiffel Tower, and from that, on to Witch's Hat.

There are so many string and yarn figures to make alone or create with two people.  Try your hand (pun intended!) at Open the Gate, Hammock (also known as Fishnet), Spider Web, Flower, Star, and even one called Pants and Suspenders!

Look at our resources below and learn even more yarn or string figures to make and play. If you enjoy playing with string or yarn, check out our page on knot tying!

Coloring Pages (Printable)

Coloring pages you can print for your child to color - a variety of interesting categories.

Cootie Catchers (Fortune Teller)

Cootie Catchers are also known as fortune teller, chatterbox. Learn how to make cootie catchers. Print templates for cootie catchers. Lots of information on cootie catchers.

Crocheting for Kids

Teaching children to crochet. Find instruction, books and other useful articles on teaching children to crochet.

Drawing & Painting

Children love to draw. Develop drawing skills with drawing lessons, videos and software. Ideal rainy day activity. Find it here....

Friendship Bracelets

How to make a friendship bracelet. Ideas for making friendship bracelets - books, instructions, and more. Have Fun!

Games & Activities

Ideas for entertaining a child - Websites with fun activities and games, mazes, word searches. Also learn rules to games

Kites

How to make a kite. Kites! Fly, fly away... Kites are fun and can be a great family activity.

Knitting for Kids

Teaching children to knit. This page has useful articles on how to teach you child to knit, books and more.

Knot Tying

Tying knots can be a fun pasttime for children of all ages. More information on tying knots here!

Lego Building Ideas and Fun

Lego Ideas for Kids

Building things with Lego blocks is a popular pastime for kids.  Lego bricks provide exciting entertainment and challenges for builders of all ages. Creating with Lego will keep a child busy for hours. But even the most creative kids have trouble coming up with new ideas.  We have searched and found hundreds of creative ideas.  

Are you looking for Lego ideas?  Give those bins of Lego bricks new life and provide exciting challenges with some of the amazing Lego building projects on this page.

You will find:

  • Easy Lego builds for small kids
  • Lego building ideas for older kids
  • Lego challenges
  • Lego games
  • STEM activities using Legos
  • Educational activities
  • Lego storage ideas
  • Lego idea books
  • And more.

The internet has a wealth of free, yes FREE, Lego ideas and projects on how to build cool stuff. We rounded up the following list of Lego activities and projects to keep your child engaged for hours.  Best of all, building with Legos doesn't require an electronic device or an app, so you don’t have to worry about too much screen time.

How else can Legos be used?  Legos can make a birthday party great, Lego bricks in the classroom can become an educational tool, or use Legos as a fun game night at home! 

Pin or bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Lego building ideas.

COOL LEGO BUILDING IDEAS AND PROJECTS

Magic

Want to learn magic tricks? Learn how to do magic.

Minecraft Projects and Crafts

Kids are obsessed with the Minecraft video game. Get them off the computer with these fun Minecraft crafts.

There are many fun Minecraft related activities and crafts to keep your kids busy and entertained. Look below for some links to fun crafts and activities.

Needlework

Cross stitch, plastic canvas...

Origami

Paper Folding - create interesting items by folding paper - learn origami.

Paper Fun

Paper airplanes, paper dolls, greeting cards, paper folding and more!

Paper Airplanes

Create paper airplanes - lots of interesting sites with free designs, paper airplane books and activities. Fun for kids of all ages.

Paper Dolls

Fun with paper dolls - ideas, books, and more.

Paper Mache

Learn how to make paper mache projects.

Playhouses

Ideas for making playhouses. DIY ideas for playhouses.

Puppets

Children love imaginative play. Encourage imaginative play with puppets. Fun ideas for making and playing with finger puppets, paper puppets and others.

Rainbow Loom, Etc.

Learn how to use a rainbow loom with these videos and patterns. Also information on other jewelry looms included.

Scissor Fun

Scissor Fun! Learning to safely use a scissor is a skill children should learn in preparing for school. These site have fun scissor activities and scissor craft projects for children, children of all ages....

Scoubidou (Boondoggle)

Scoubidou, a knotting and plaiting craft, which is also known as boondoggle. It is a simple plastic lacing craft using flat plastic lace called gimp, craftstrip, craftlace, lanyard which is weaved, braided or knotted to create interesting products.

Slime Recipes & Slime DIY Projects

Slime popularity is soaring!

Making homemade slime is an easy and fun activity with kids.  Slime can help relieve stress and anxiety, can help with eye and hand coordination, can build hand muscles, can build fine motor skills and can teach kids a science lesson.  It can be helpful for kids with ADHD or SPD.

There are hundreds; maybe thousands of slime recipes and DIY slime projects on the internet. On this page, we have found some super fun recipes for different types of slime including stretchy, mermaid, stress balls, Halloween, caterpillar, Hulk, cool heart, slime science and more.  In addition, find fun DIY slime projects.  Pin or bookmark this page so you will always have a reference to many great slime recipes. 

If you are too busy to make slime, you can always order some unique ready-made slime from Amazon or Etsy.  

Sewing For Kids

Learn to sew

Spool Knitting

What is spool knitting?

For generations, people have been spool knitting. To spool knit, a spool with pegs around the top is used to produce a narrow knitted cord. Spool knitters usually have four or five pegs. Spool knitting and loom knitting are a similar knitting technique. However, in loom knitting, the loom has many, many pegs.

Who can spool knit?

This is fun and easy craft which is ideal for kids of all ages, from 4 to 99. Spool knitting is a way to teach kids how to knit without knitting needles. It will be easier for a child to understand knitting with needles after mastering spool knitting.
Personally, I enjoy spool knitting while watching television since I do not have to concentrate because of the repetitive knitting technique.

What are the other names for spool knitting?

Spool knitting is also known as corking, Knitting Nancy, French knitter, and Bizzy Lizzy.

What can you make with a spool knitter?

As a young girl, I enjoyed spool knitting but I did not know what to do with the long knitted cords. That has inspired me to create some fun and useful items using the spool knitter.

  • Flowers
  • Bookmark
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Doll Crafts
  • Pins
  • Magnets
  • More and more

Here you will find instructions on how to spool knit along with spool knitting ideas.  With the following spool knitted patterns and tutorials, you will learn how to make the knitted cord into a variety of spool knitted projects.

Don't forget to bookmark or pin this page so you will always have this spool knitting page as a resource for future reference.

Sticker Fun

Stickers... Stickers... Stickers... Children love stickers and stickers are a great, quiet pasttime for children.

Tie Dyeing & Fabric Art

Learn how to tie dye. Learn how to fabric paint. Great ideas for personalizing garments.

Tips - Crafting with Kids

Tips for crafting with kids.

Toddler Craft Ideas

Craft ideas for toddlers. Busy hands are happy hands.

Travel Survival with Kids

Kids traveling survival guide - games, books and amazing ways to keep the children entertained while traveling.

Weaving

Learn to weave! Learn finger weaving and braiding.

Yo-Yo Activities

Learn how to use a yo-yo, learn yo-yo tricks! Lots of yo-yo fun...







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