Crafts are a great way to keep kids occupied and off the video games. Whether it's a rainy day or summer vacation, your kids will enjoy these fun and easy crafts all year long. I've put together some of my favorite resources for coloring pages, printable crafts, year-round holiday ideas, Christmas crafts and much more. So gather up the kiddies and have some fun!
You should always have a few crafts supplies to keep around the house for those unexpected, rainy days! On many sites, you can actually search for craft ideas by the required supplies or materials (e.g. DLTK Kids). Here are a few things to keep on hand to insure your kids will have something to do at all times:
If your child and his or her friends enjoy the great outdoors, consider some of these fun and imaginative craft ideas that incorporate an animal theme. From puppets to creepy crawly crafts like spiders, we've got a great list of ideas to get their imagination flowing.
These Valentine's Day ideas are perfect to create at home, in the classroom or at a festive Valentine's Day party. These crafts will help those little ones share some love this season and they'll love creating their very own masterpiece.
Celebrated on the third Monday of February each year, President's Day is a great time to teach kids about our past presidents along with the traditions and observances associated with this holiday. They can give these little creations as holiday gifts to friends and teachers or you can just hang them around the house.
Celebrated on March 17th each year, St. Patrick's Day is one holiday that seems to be increasing in popularity in the United States. Leaping leprechauns, green shamrocks, pots of gold and rainbows lend themselves perfectly to creative crafts for children. Kids can give these little crafts as St. Patrick's Day Gifts to friends and family that love this holiday as much as they do.
Easter celebrations with family and friends are the perfect place for your little ones to show off their Easter egg, bunny, and flower creations. Creating a centerpiece or place card holders for the big feast table is a great way to get kids involved in the festivities (and keep them busy while you are making all the feast food). Check out some of these fantastic crafts this year...
Most kids love making crafts so why not put their creativity to use for this year's Father's Day gift. Simple, home-made, inexpensive gifts are the perfect way to make Dad feel appreciated and loved.
Looking for some great Christmas Crafts for kids? Well, there are a ton of them incorporating all the symbols of Christmas including Santa, reindeer, Christmas trees and more. Creating homemade Christmas gifts for family members and friends is a terrific way to get all the kids excited for the upcoming holiday.
There are so many great ideas that I went ahead and put them together on their own page. Check out Christmas Crafts for Kids!