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100 Craft Ideas for Kids: Art Project Ideas, Recycled Crafts for Kids, and More Fun Crafts


Updated December 02, 2016
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Tropical Reef FishHas anyone ever told you that you have great taste in craft projects? Here at AllFreeKidsCrafts, we sure hope so! To celebrate our second year, we’ve collected all of your favorite kids’ craft ideas into this list of 100 Craft Ideas for Kids: Art Project Ideas, Recycled Crafts for Kids, and More Fun Crafts, and we’re incredibly impressed with the crafts you picked.


From butterfly crafts to science activities to homemade toys, the amazing projects on this list are ones you will want to share with everyone you know. Have a thrifty friend who loved recycled crafts for kids? We’ve got you covered. Looking for a way to teach kids how to get organized? Check. Craving an adorable animal craft for kids? We have what you need! You simply can’t go wrong with any of these craft ideas for kids.


Make sure you check out everything this list of 2013 favorites has to offer; you might stumble upon an old favorite project, or you might find something totally new. No matter what you do, pat yourself on the back. We couldn’t possibly have picked this year’s top projects without you!


100 Craft Ideas for Kids: Art Project Ideas, Recycled Crafts for Kids, and More Fun Crafts

100 Craft Ideas for Kids

Table of Contents

Animal Crafts for Kids

Kids' Art Project Ideas

Sensory Activities and Learning Activities

Christmas Crafts for Kids

More Holiday Craft Ideas

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Homemade Toys

Organizing Ideas

Seasonal Kids' Craft Ideas

Other Easy Kids' Crafts

Easy Craft Ideas for Kids



Looking for a little one-on-one instruction? With our collection of Easy Craft Ideas for Kids: 22 Video Tutorials, you and the kids can craft together more easily.




Animal Crafts for Kids

Jar Lid OwlsTiny Yarn Butterflies Ladybug CDs

Butterflies were by far your favorite animal crafts for kids this year! These adorable craft ideas are all made with simple materials, and they're perfect for any time of the year. After you've found all six of the most popular butterfly crafts, make sure you try making the rest of these precious animal projects!

1. Tiny Yarn Butterflies

2. Feathered Footprint Birdies

3. Beaded Butterfly Beauty

4. Jar Lid Owls

5. Footprint Butterflies

6. 3D Goldfish Bowl

7. Pipe Cleaner Pals

8. Coffee Filter Butterflies

9. Tropical Reef Fish

10. Glow in the Dark Butterflies

11. Ladybug CDs

12. Floating Butterflies

13. Cute as a Button Fishy


Kids' Art Project Ideas

Decorative Yarn HeartsBursting Star Fork PaintingMosaic Melted Bead Bowl

It's easy to see why these art project ideas made the list of top crafts for 2013. With bright colors and easy instructions, these kids' craft ideas are some of the most fun we've seen all year. In addition to the fun painting projects, you loved yarn crafts and melted bead projects. Let these top projects be your artistic inspiration for the year to come!

14. Cheerful Yarn Pom Pom Bouquet

15. Finger Knitting Hula Hoop Rug

16. Mosaic Melted Bead Bowl

17. Yarn Bowls

18. Bubble Wrap Art

19. Decorative Yarn Hearts

20. Bursting Star Fork Painting

21. Marvelous Melt-A-Cup Sculpture

22. Sweet Dreams Beaded Dream Catcher

23. Melted Crayon Apples

24. Explosive Art

25. Must Make Mini "Glass" Art

26. Crayon Explosion Lantern


35 Science Crafts and Space Crafts


Kids are learning so much as they grow and see more of the world! With our collection of 35 Science Crafts and Space Crafts for Kids, your children can experience hands-on science learning.



Sensory Activities and Learning Activities

Soap CloudsElephant Toothpaste Neon Glowing Water Beads

Hands on activities were a huge hit this year! If you tried these learning activities, you probably had a blast turning your kitchen into a laboratory by creating cool chemical reactions or playing with homemade play dough. From science activities to sensory activities, these are the educational opportunities you won't want to miss.

27. Swirling Color Cloud Experiment

28. Soap Clouds

29. Elephant Toothpaste

30. Neon Glowing Water Beads

31. Cleaner to Crystal

32. Easily Embroider Styrofoam

33. Galaxy Lava Bottles

34. Rainbow Space Dough

35. Galaxy Goo


Christmas Crafts for Kids

Feather Angel OrnamentsPaper Plate Christmas TreesSanta Star Christmas Ornament

It's the most wonderful time of the it's no wonder you loved kids' Christmas crafts so much this year! From homemade Christmas ornaments to beautiful holiday decorations, these easy Christmas crafts for kids are the best of the rest.

36. Snuggly Snowman Ornament

37. Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

38. Santa Star Christmas Ornament

39. Your Favorite Christmas Lanterns

40. Paper Plate Christmas Trees

41. Feather Angel Ornaments

42. Adorable Holiday Paper Chains

43. Inspirational Ornaments


More Holiday Craft Ideas

Invisible Ink Valentine In A BottleEaster Button EggCharmingly Cute Mummy Candles

Christmas isn't the only holiday you love! Crafty Valentine's day ideas, kids' Easter crafts, and Halloween crafts for kids also made it onto your list of favorites. There's even a thrifty Mother's day craft idea, too! Make sure you save these kids' craft ideas; you're going to want to use them again in 2014!

44. Invisible Ink Valentine In A Bottle

45. Heart Window Hugs

46. Fortune Teller Valentines

47. Bunny Treats

48. Easter Button Eggs

49. Duct Tape Flower Bouquet

50. Charmingly Cute Mummy Candles

51. Costless Mummy Candy Canister

52. Goofy Little Monster


Fun Painting Ideas for Kids



Kids love to paint and there are so many different ways to have fun with it! We have collected a lot of different painting craft ideas for your kids to try in Fun Painting Ideas for Kids: 80+ Painting Crafts.




Recycled Crafts for Kids

Braided T-Shirt RugBottle Cap Mosaic Egg Carton Frog

2013 was the year for being green, and it shows with your love for recycled craft ideas. From cool duct tape crafts to crafts with egg cartons, you've been thriftier this year than ever before! If you haven't already, you just have to try these scrap-tastic recycled crafts for kids.

53. Braided T-Shirt Rug

54. Egg Carton Frog

55. Recycled Sleeve Placemat Weave

56. Mr. Plant Head

57. Cute Carton Ladybug Crawlers

58. Bottle Cap Mosaic

59. Cardboard and Yarn Snowflakes

60. Costless Duct Tape Shoes

61. Duct Tape Bags

62. Ladybug Lids

63. Ready, Set, Glow Firefly


Homemade Toys

Clothespin AirplanesDIY Rainbow Loom Water Bottle Rocket

Making your own toys was another trend this year, and what a fun one at that! The DIY Rainbow Loom was at the top of the list of your favorite homemade toys, and with the Rainbow Loom bracelet boom of 2013, it's easy to see why! Don't miss the rest of the easy-to-make toys on this list; they're sure to become classics as the years go on.

64. DIY Rainbow Loom

65. Water Bottle Rocket

66. Clothespin Airplanes

67. Mighty Bouncing Bouncy Ball

68. Unexpected Paper Dolls


Organizing Ideas

Mason Jar Desk OrganizerRainbow Brite Pencil Holder Clean Jean Pick-Up Pouch

These organizational tips made teaching kids to clean up after themselves seem like fun! With these kids' craft ideas, you get learn how to get organized in the most stylish way.

69. Mason Jar Desk Organizer

70. Clean Jean Pick-Up Pouch

71. Little Girl's Bow Holder

72. Crayon Clothespins

73. Rainbow Brite Pencil Holder


Seasonal Kids' Craft Ideas

Smiling Cloud and Rainbow CraftSummer Sunflower WreathFallen Leaf LanternsIce Balloon Lanterns

You've been crafting for the season all year round! Floral-inspired ideas were your favorite spring crafts for kids, and you loved everything colorful when it came to summer craft ideas. Fall and winter crafts for kids were just as popular, especially when it came to making seasonal DIY lanterns and bowls. Save these seasonal kids' craft ideas to use for next year!

74. Smiling Cloud and Rainbow Craft

75. The Most Beautiful Bouquet

76. Duct Tape Flowers

77. Fingerprint Bouquet

78. Seashell Fairies

79. Pizza Pan Suncatcher

80. Preschool Beaded Wind Chime

81. Giant Outdoor Waterbed

82. Million Dollar Suncatcher

83. Summer Sunflower Wreath

84. Fallen Leaf Lanterns

85. Plastic Bottle Pumpkin

86. Fallen Leaf Bowls

87. Snowflakey Candle Holder

88. Ice Balloon Lanterns

89. Colorful Ice Art

90. Precious Plastic Penguins


Other Easy Kids' Crafts

Edible Magic PotionDreamy Lace Dream CatcherFamily Jeans Tree

Last but not least, these easy kids' crafts were your favorite decorative and edible crafts of the year. Every single one of these projects is perfect for bringing the family closer together for some quality crafting time!

91. Blob Votives

92. Floating Soap Kids

93. Family Jeans Tree

94. Hanging Ribbon Picture Display

95. Rainbow Wind Spiral

96. Dreamy Lace Dream Catcher

97. Floating Fairies Glow Jar

98. Polar Express Candy Bar Hot Cocoa (your number one craft!)

99. Edible Magic Potion

100. 2 Minute 2 Cute Scarf

63 Free Printable Crafts for Kids



Everybody loves the simplicity of printable crafts! These 63 Free Printable Crafts for Kids make life easy for you by taking care of the difficult steps.



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