14 Arts And Crafts Projects For Kids Of All Ages
Having a hard time keeping your children entertained these days? Have no fear, because we're here to help with 14 arts and crafts ideas that kids of all ages will love! Whether it's a stuffed animal backpack or a magical mini projector, everybody's sure to have tons of fun, so give these DIY projects a go!
1. Teddy Bear Backpack
- teddy bear
- box cutter
- needle & thread
- 2 backpack straps
Cut open the back of the teddy bear crosswise underneath the head and take out the stuffing. Sew the zipper to connect the cut, then sew on the backpack straps. Now you've got a cute backpack that can hold a bunch of useful things!
2. Pineapple Pencil & Sharpener
- plastic Easter egg
- hot glue
- googly eyes
- green foam rubber
- small pencil sharpener
2.1 Cut a hole in the top of the plastic egg and glue the pencil to the egg.
2.2 Paint a pineapple pattern on the egg, glue on the googly eyes, and draw on a smiley face.
2.3 Cut out a piece of green foam rubber to look like the leaves of a pineapple, then glue it to the top of the egg. Stick the sharpener inside the egg, and you'll have a cute lil' pencil that can be sharpened whenever it needs!
3. Tetris Block Magnets
- black felt tip pen
- box cutter
- foam rubber, assorted colors
- hot glue
3.1 Draw 4 different Tetris blocks on a piece of foam and cut them out with a box cutter.
3.2 Cover the blocks with different colors of foam rubber.
3.3 Complete the Tetris blocks by drawing on their patterns with a black felt tip pen. Glue a magnet to the backside of the blocks and your Tetris magnets are done!
4. Miniature Projector
- paper cups
- clear tape
- permanent markers
4.1 Remove the bottom of a paper cup and cover the hole with a piece of tape.
4.2 Draw a picture on the tape, shine a flashlight into the cup in a dark room, and you've made a mini projector!
5.–11. Cool Things You Can Make From Old Toys
If your kids are all grown up, or they have some old, unused toys that you don't want to just throw out, then today is your lucky day. There are so many great ways to repurpose your little ones' old playthings, and here are some DIY projects to get you started! Get the instructions for the 7 Cool Things You Can Make From Old Toys.
12.–14. Food-Themed Accessories
As loud and proud foodies, we like to surround ourselves with as many food-related items as possible. So, with this in mind, we've come up with a few DIY accessories that look good enough to eat! Not only do these accessories look finger lickin' good, they're also all kinds of practical and are super easy to make. A great DIY tribute to some of the greatest foods ever! Get the instructions for the 3 Food-Themed Accessories.
Bet you never knew that kids' crafts could look so cool! These ideas are a great way to keep kids (and adults) stuck at home entertained. Try some out, and you'll be glad you did!