26 Quick and Easy Crafts: One Hour or Less

Make these kids crafts with speed and ease!

By: Moriah Meeks, Editor,
Quick and Easy Crafts One Hour or Less

If you're a crafty spirit, you probably want to pass down your creativity to your children, but it can be difficult to get them to sit down for an extended period of time to craft. That's why we've gathered for you these 26 Quick and Easy Crafts: One Hour or Less. These are all super simple crafts that get your kids' creative juices flowing while keeping their attention on the task. These projects can keep them occupied while you're working on tasks around the house or just a way to keep them busy between their other activities like ballet class or soccer practice.

We've gathered a variety of craft types that your children are sure to love. There's a section of fun and exciting painting ideas for kids that take no time at all. There are even duct tape crafts which come in a variety of colors and patterns that the kids can turn into pretty much anything in under an hour. The classic paper craft for kids will also take less than an hour, and we've gathered some good ones that you and the kids need to try. Life can be pretty busy at times, but if you're a true crafter, you can always find a way to get thrifty. This collection will certainly get you and the kids started.

Fast-Paced Painting Projects

Shaving Cream Marbled Paper

Painting projects may sound messy and a lot of work, but these great painting projects for kids are super fast and have an easy cleanup to make crafting a blast. The kids will love having the chance to paint more often because they can do it in shorter amounts of time with these great crafts.

On the Double Duct Tape Crafts

Duct Tape Bags

Aside from being vibrant and colorful to craft with, duct tape crafts are super quick. The only technique to it is sticking it to itself or something else! These hour or less crafts will be a hit with the kids if they try them with duct tape.

Paper Projects Pronto!

Printable Tulips

Crafts with paper are timeless in a nostalgic sense, but they definitely don't take more than an hour to make. From folding to cutting to coloring and more, there are so many possibilities that the kids could make a bunch of crafts within the hour, not just one.  

Which craft do you think you'll try with the kids?

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I think I'll do the cute reindeer handprint as an ornament or a card and I know my preschooler will love the shaving cream painting activity.


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