200+ Kids' Crafts from Items You Already Have
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Nothing is better than a craft project you can make from items you already have around the house. Whether those materials are in your recycling bin, your kitchen, or your craft closet, they make life a whole lot easier. You can make all 200+ of these kids' crafts without running to the store or spending another dime. Some parts of this list assume that you have standard craft supplies (like paint, glue, and popsicle sticks) as well as typical household items (like wax paper and paper plates). If you're stocked with these everyday items, then you're ready to start crafting.
Even if you don't have standard items, as long as you have a computer, you can get creative. There are free coloring pages that don't even require a printer to complete. These interactive coloring pages make life very simple, requiring only an electronic device and an imagination. If you want to get crafty with your hands, all you need is a printer, thanks to 63 Free Printable Crafts. These printable crafts go further than the standard coloring pages. You can play games and make toys only using paper. If you don't have a printer, but you do have paper, then check out the 33 Kids' Paper Craft Projects collection.
Stop spending time and money running to the store every time you find a new craft project. You will find thrilling, clever, and original ideas on this list that can be made from items around the house. Spend more time crafting and less time at the craft store with these 200+ Kids' Crafts from Items You Already Have. Crafts like these allow you to craft more often, which is a wonderful thing.
If you have a specific material you're looking to use, just hop right to that section for clever ideas.
200+ Kids' Crafts from Items You Already Have
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If 296 craft ideas overwhelm you, start with 50 kids' activities and crafts that you can make with the items around you. This is a wonderful place to start if you're not sure what you want to make yet.
- Educational Kids Crafts from the Recycling Bin
- Quick and Easy Paper Crafts for Kids
- Homemade Toys Kids Can Make
- After School Activities for Kids
- Kids Jewelry Making
Explore these brilliant ideas for what to do with CDs if you have unusable discs scattered about. Clean up the clutter as you craft creatively, and you'll be killing two birds with one stone. Keep your piggy bank full with these recycled crafts that don't cost a dime.
- What to Do with Pipe Cleaners
- Free Printable Crafts for Kids
- Crafts with Toilet Paper Rolls
- Free Nature Crafts for Kids
- Paper Crafts for Kids
- Water Bottle Crafts
Whether you have a box of Popsicle sticks or you've gobbled up tons of frozen treats, these 21 fun crafts for kids are for you. With those wooden sticks by your side, you can get extremely creative, making animals, holiday decor, games, and more.
It will amaze you how diverse a simple paper circle can be. There are wonderful ideas for kids of all ages in this collection of paper plate crafts. Most homes have a good stack of paper plates at all times, which means that these fun crafts can be made as soon as you decide you want to make them.
- Animal Paper Plate Crafts
- Holiday Crafts for Kids
- Other Paper Plate Crafts
- Free Printable Crafts for Kids -- Holidays
- Free Printable Crafts for Kids -- Activities and Toys
- Coloring Pages for Kids
- Free Printable Crafts for Kids -- Seasonal
- Free Printable Crafts for Kids -- Educational
The choices of what to make with duct tape are unlimited, and these 24 ideas will get you started. From bracelets to belts, these ideas will help your imagination soar and your fashion sense multiply.
It may sound silly, but toilet paper roll crafts are some of the most clever kids' projects around. They're a great way to recycle, and the results look anything but trashy. Rather than in the bathroom, these toilet paper rolls deserve the prime position at an art fair.
If you want to spook up your house without spending tons of money, look no further than this collection of Halloween crafts for kids. Use the items around you to make goblins that frighten, ghosts that scare, and witches that get everybody in the spooky spirit.
- Halloween Food Ideas for Kids
- Halloween Painting Ideas
- Recycled Crafts to Make for Halloween
- Halloween Paper Crafts
- Printable Animal Coloring Pages
- Cute Coloring Pages Online
- Free Coloring Pages for Girls
- Print Out Coloring Pages for Boys
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