Print These 17 Craft Templates for Kids for Hours & Hours of Fun

by Kristine Cannon
Apr 11, 2018 at 5:40 p.m. ET
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"I'm bored!" 

They're the two words kids say that every parent dreads. OK, they're not the only two, but the moment they're uttered, it can sometimes feel like an impossible task keeping them entertained. Instead of leaving them to their tablets or the TV, this is the perfect opportunity to create long-lasting — and in this case tangible —memories.

How, you ask?

Pull out the coloring pencils, crayons and markers, and give the kids free reign to scribble their hearts away. And luckily for you, we have plenty of printable craft templates on hand to help kids embrace their artistic talents and let their imaginations run wild.

So plug in that printer, slide in some paper and — voilà! — suddenly those kids have access to hours upon hours of artsy family fun. And, hey, if you have other arts-and-crafts supplies lying around, turn these pages into a mixed-media art project. The possibilities are truly endless.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2014.

1 /17: The First Frame of Many...

Craft template frame
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1/17 :The First Frame of Many...

A good frame template can be used for so many things.

2 /17: Picture Frame

Craft template frame
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2/17 :Picture Frame

Frame drawings, photos, your face...

3 /17: Royal Picture Frame

Craft template frame
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3/17 :Royal Picture Frame

Why not personalize your picture frame and your art?

4 /17: Pretty Picture Frame

Craft template frame
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4/17 :Pretty Picture Frame

You can even frame some beaded crafts.

5 /17: Regal Picture Frame

Craft template frame
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5/17 :Regal Picture Frame

Tape it to the wall and hang jewelry in the middle.

6 /17: Fancy Picture Frame

Craft template frame
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6/17 :Fancy Picture Frame

This frame template is extra fancy.

7 /17: Abstract Design

Craft template design fidget spinner
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7/17 :Abstract Design

Take drawings to a new level with an abstract design that looks like a fidget spinner, am I right?

8 /17: Leafy Pattern

Craft template design
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8/17 :Leafy Pattern

This leaf pattern is begging for some color.

9 /17: Maple Leaf

Craft template design leaf
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9/17 :Maple Leaf

A leaf pattern for the Canadian in all of us.

10 /17: Hearts

Craft template design hearts
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10/17 :Hearts

We heart crafts.

11 /17: Postage Stamps

Craft template design stamps
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11/17 :Postage Stamps

Personalized postage stamps FTW.

12 /17: 4-Leaf Clover

Craft template design four-leaf clover
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12/17 :4-Leaf Clover

Four-leaf clovers aren't just for St. Patrick's Day.

13 /17: Ladybugs

Craft template design ladybugs
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13/17 :Ladybugs

They are the cutest bugs, after all.

14 /17: Sunburst

Craft template design sunburst
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14/17 :Sunburst

Add a little sunshine to your day.

15 /17: Crown

Craft template design crown
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15/17 :Crown

The craft queen will see you now.

16 /17: Candles

Craft template design candles
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16/17 :Candles

Candle templates are great for Halloween, Hanukkah, birthdays — you name it.

17 /17: Sheriff Badge

Craft template design sheriff badge
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17/17 :Sheriff Badge

There's a new sheriff in town.