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Free Arts and Crafts for Kids

Whether you are a parent, babysitter, or teacher, this page will give you hundreds of ideas for free arts and crafts projects for kids!

Kids love to craft, and you will find kids’ free crafts for all ages and abilities here. The craft ideas are for kids of all ages from toddler to teen, and adults will even enjoy making them!

For more adult and family crafting ideas, free arts and crafts projects for adults can be found on our site as well!

The fun, interesting and clever kid’s crafts will provide entertainment for the kiddos and can be used as gifts, decorations or even toys.  After creating, the kids can find a perfect spot to display their projects for all to see or spend quiet time playing with the finished craft.

Kids love to give homemade gifts to friends and family, and many of these free arts and crafts for kids will make perfect gifts. The recipient of these handmade gifts will be thrilled to have something a child made with love.

We know that kids' crafts don’t need to cost a fortune, so we have found many projects that can easily be made with items found at home. Also, reusing and repurposing old items are part of the supplies of many of these crafts.

What can I make and sell as a kid?

Making craft projects and then selling them is a super way to earn money for those creative kids!

Some things to make and sell as a kid are:

  • tie dye clothing
  • bags
  • hair accessories
  • signs
  • seasonal decorations
  • coasters
  • pet toys
  • mugs

Kids will love making these free craft projects and making money as well!  Win win!!!

For your convenience, the crafts are divided into categories to easily find the projects you want to make. The following is a sampling of the categories of free crafts for kids along with a few project examples:

Paper crafts for kids: Mexican tissue paper flowers, origami butterflies, paper weaving, stationery, wands, and more…

Beading projects: paracord bracelets, pony bead crafts, glitter bracelets, crystal pendants and more….

Holiday ideas: Father’s Day “Gone Fishing” sign, clay pot Easter bunny, Thanksgiving turkey wreath, 3D pasta Christmas trees and more…

Duct tape crafts for kids: duct tape ipad cover, duct tape belt, duct tape flowers, duct tape zippered pouch and more…

Clay projects: DIY playdough recipes, ceramic hand dish, “You Rock” paperweight, clay pinch pots and more….

Decoupage projects: birdhouse, DIY Christmas crate, decoupage coasters, decoupage sneakers, and much more…

Snowman crafts: DIY snowman ornament, melted snowman craft, snowman fingerprint craft, snowman mason jar and more…. 

And so many more categories and crafts for each!

Scroll down to explore over 500 free arts and crafts for kids!

Free Arts and Crafts for Kids

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101+ Awesome Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids

101+ Awesome Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids

School is out and what can you possibly do to keep the kids busy all summer. Here are over 100 fun summer ideas to help you sail through the summer and keep kids entertained without resorting to screen time. Needlepointers.com

30+ Father's Day Gift Ideas for Kids To Make

30+ Father's Day Gift Ideas for Kids To Make

Summer brings longer days and warmer weather and of course Father’s Day - that special day for Dad’s as well as kids.
On this page you will find a list of over thirty of our free, favorite Father's Day craft ideas.
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60+ Indoor Home Activities and Crafts For Kids

60+ Indoor Home Activities and Crafts For Kids

Kids home from school! Is it raining and they can't go outside to play.

Keep them busy with these crafts and activities. Most don't require an electronic device or an app, so you don't have to worry about too much screen time.
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Father's Day Coloring Pages and Cards

Father's Day Coloring Pages and Cards

Free Printable Coloring Pages and Cards for Kids to Make on Father's Day!

Father's Day coloring pages and cards make a wonderful handmade Father's Day gift for dad (or granddad) (or someone special) on their special day.
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60+ BACK-TO-SCHOOL CRAFTS FOR KIDS

It's time for making back to school crafts! Check out our back to school crafts for kids and DIY back to school projects.

ANGEL CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Over 30 free angel crafts for kids, including paper plate angels, coffee filter angels.,,.,.even pasta angel ornaments and many more.

BEAD CRAFTS & JEWELRY MAKING

Ready for beading with kids? This collection has many jewelry crafts for kids, ideas for how to string beads, beaded ornaments, and many other bead arts and crafts.

BOOKMARKS KIDS CAN MAKE

Kids love to make bookmarks! Check out this page full of bookmark ideas for kids. Homemade bookmarks make great gifts too!

BUTTON CRAFTS

Get out those buttons and grab some button craft ideas to do with the kids, including a friendship bracelet with a button, holiday ornaments, toys, and so much more!

CHRISTMAS AND WINTER CRAFT IDEAS KIDS CAN MAKE

Looking for Kids' Christmas craft ideas to decorate your home or give as gifts? The projects here include Children's Christmas crafts for all ages!

CLAY & PLAY DOUGH CRAFT FUN

Clay play ideas for children.

CLAY POT

Free project using clay pots.

CLOTHESPIN CRAFT

Free craft projects using clothespins.

CRAFTY RECYCLING

Craft projects kids can make with everyday household items.

CROSS STITCH & NEEDLEWORK

Free projects for children to learn needlework.

DECOUPAGE

Decoupage is a fun craft kids love!

DOLL CRAFTS - STUFF TO MAKE

Craft videos and tutorials for 18 inch and popular fashion dolls. Learn how to make no sew doll clothes, accessories, and more.

DUCT TAPE CRAFTS

Find over 60 duct tape craft ideas! Included in the list are duct tape crafts for kids, decorative duct tape ideas, and even duct tape flowers. So many things to make with duct tape!

EASTER CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Easy spring and Easter crafts for kids abound! Here you will find many fun and exciting free crafts for your own child, kids in the classroom, and your religious education class.

FABRIC CRAFTS

Fabric painting crafts and other crafts.

FATHER'S DAY CRAFT IDEAS FOR KIDS TO MAKE

FREE FATHER'S DAY CRAFTS

Every third Sunday in June is a special day for Dad.  It's Father's Day.  Father's Day coloring pages, cards and crafts make a wonderful handmade Father's Day gift. . .(more)

FELT CRAFTS

Fun with felt...

FOAM FUN

Create interesting items with foam. Kids crafting projects! FREE.

HAIR ACCESSORIES

Learn how to make hair accessories - cute bows, rainbow barrettes and more.

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS

Get into the Halloween spirit with these free kids' Halloween craft ideas. The whole family can enjoy the many DIY Halloween crafts for kids that you will find on this page.

HOLIDAY

Lots of fun holiday crafts for children - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter & More.

JUICE BAG PROJECTS

Create purses, wallets and more with juice bags.

LACING & BRAIDING FUN

Lacing activities and projects for kids.

LEATHER CRAFTS

Leather craft projects.

KNITTING & CROCHETING

Fun projects to teach kids knitting or crocheting.

MACARONI CRAFTS

Fun craft ideas with inexpensive macaroni.

MISCELLANEOUS

Kid projects that do not fit in the other categories.

MOD PODGE CRAFTS

Have fun with mod podge.

MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT IDEAS KIDS CAN MAKE

DIY Mother's Day gifts, from special handprint Mother's Day cards, free printable Mother's Day crafts, and tons of kids gifts to mom, you'll find them here!

15+ NO-SEW FABRIC PROJECTS

We have found over 15 fun No-Sew projects you can make.  These include blankets, fabric snowflake, fabric garland, toilet paper roll pumpkin and more.  These fabric crafts do not need any sewing! 

Do you want to create clothes for your. . .(more)

PAINTING

Interesting painting crafts for kids.

PAPER CRAFTS

Crafts made with construction paper, tissue paper or plain paper.

PATRIOTIC CRAFTS KIDS CAN MAKE

This is the place for patriotic crafts for kids! There are preschool 4th of July crafts, Memorial Day crafts for kids, and many more ideas for making the summer holidays festive.

PINE CONE

Pine cone crafts...

PIPE CLEANER CRAFTS

Kids can have a fun afternoon making various crafts from pipe cleaners, google eyes, glue and a few other supplies. Make animals, flowers jewelry and more.

PLASTIC CANVAS

Easy needlework projects make with plastic canvas for children.

POM-POM FUN

Pom-pom crafts.

POPSICLE STICK FUN

15+ Free Popsicle Stick or Craft Stick Projects

Find 15+ free craft projects below made with craft sticks or popsicle sticks.  These projects can keep kids busy on rainy days or hot summer days with simple popsicle sticks and a few other supplies,. . .(more)

SCRAPBOOKING

Kids love scrapbooking - here are ideas.

SEWING PROJECTS FOR KIDS

Best resource for free sewing projects for kids!! Both hand-sewing and easy first sewing machine projects can be found to get the beginner sewing!

SNOWFLAKE CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Make a snowflake for your winter decorations! You'll find easy paper snowflake patterns and other beautiful snowflake crafts made with beads, puzzle pieces, glitter glue, popsicle sticks, and more!

SNOWMEN CRAFTS

Bring winter inside where it's warm with some snowman crafts for kids! Get your fill of snowman decorations, snowman ornaments, and snowman gifts!

SPOOL KNITTING PROJECTS & IDEAS

The best collection of free spool knitted projects, also known as French knitter projects.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS

St. Patrick's Day crafts and activities abound! Find fun and festive leprechaun crafts, shamrock crafts, and other St. Patrick's Day crafts that include rainbows and pots of gold!

STYROFOAM

Styrofoam fun...

THANKSGIVING CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday with over 30 fun and unique Thanksgiving activities for kids including DIY turkey crafts, printables, and so much more!

VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFTS

Find the perfect free Valentine's Day craft and gift ideas for kids to make at home and in the classroom.

WOODWORKING

Crafts kids can made with wood.

YARN CRAFTS

Create fun craft projects with yarn.




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