Getting crafty is a great way to spend time with your kids and let their creative juices flow. Thanks to Pinterest, even the most uninspired mamas can be a big hit at craft time. Here are 10 of our favourite kid craft finds on Pinterest, so grab your glue guns and paintbrushes and get started. Let craft time commence!
Egg carton choo choo train
How many egg cartons and toilet paper rolls do you throw away each month? Instead of throwing them away, put them to good use with crafts like this egg carton choo choo train from Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi. All you need for this craft is an old egg carton, a cardboard tube, cotton balls and paint.
Bubble snake maker
All kids love blowing bubbles, but the cheap bubble blowers you buy at the store get boring fast and they can be tricky for the littlest kiddos to use. The bubble snake blower from Come Together Kids is double the fun because your kids will have a good time helping you make it — and an even better time using it!
Shaving cream art
Chances are, you have everything you need for this project just lying around your house. To create shaving cream art like we found on The Pursuit of Poppy and Sam, simply mix shaving cream and glue for a puffy cream that your kids will be delighted to spread around. Add whatever items you have around the house for some extra colour and flare and you’re all set!
We think milk art really rocks because it involves no special “crafty” items you have to hunt for, and the only cleanup required is one dirty dish! Katelyn over at Domestic Diva is ready to share this fast and easy kid craft. All you need is milk (of any kind), food colouring, toothpicks and a pie plate.
Planting a rainbow
You can have a beautiful flower garden all year long with this planting a rainbow project from I Heart Crafty Things. This one takes a little bit more time — and maybe a little more help from mum if your crafters are little — but the end result is beautiful and so worth the effort!
Do you have clothespins, pom poms, googly eyes and glue? Then you have everything you need to create these clothespin caterpillars from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. They’re oh-so-simple, and little ones will love crafting them as well as clipping them to everything in sight!
If you’ve ever gone on vacation to the beach, you probably have a bowl or jar somewhere full of shells that you have no idea what to do with. Problem solved! Use a needle and thread, along with some pretty beads, to craft this fabulous shell necklace from The Kid’s Fun Review. If you don’t have any shells on hand, take a look around to see what other items you can string into a necklace. Think pasta, nuts, pop tabs, bottle caps and more.
Clay bangle bracelets
If you’ve got little girls in your house, they’ll love these clay bangle bracelets from eighteen25! You’ll only need one supply for this project — oven-bake clay — but you’ll need a lot of it. Grab tonnes of colours so they can mix and match as they please.
This rainbow collage from Happy Hooligans is a perfect craft for getting rid of paper scraps as well as all the crafty odds and ends and little leftovers you have laying around. Gather all these goodies and let your kids separate them into colours, then let them go to town creating a gorgeous rainbow.
Every mama loves kid art that involves hand prints. Those adorable hands won’t be that tiny forever, and we love to be able to look back at a reminder of how small they once were. These handprint bouquets from Red Ted Art’s Blog are a great way to record those tiny itty bitty handprints with a piece of artwork any mum or grandma would be proud to hang on her wall.