30 Simple Craft Ideas for Kids to Make Under Thirty Minutes

Kids don't want to spend hours on one project, so we've gathered some quick and easy kids crafts to make under thirty minutes.

By: Sara Raffensperger, Editor,
Simple Craft Ideas for Kids

A life with kids can get really busy, so you don't always have time to craft for hours on end. With this collection of 30 Simple Craft Ideas for Kids to Make Under Thirty Minutes, you can craft with your family without having to set aside several hours. If you're teaching Sunday School or having a playdate, then these are the perfect quick crafts for kids for you to make. 30 minute crafts are the best crafts to make with your kids because the kids will be able to focus and have fun in that amount of time without getting restless or bored.

If the weather is bad or your child says they're bored over the weekend, then these quick crafts for kids are the best craft ideas to make together! You can spend a rainy day or a playdate with a new friend making beautiful and fun things as a group. Easy kids crafts are fun to make in a classroom as well, so these 30 minute crafts are perfect for your lesson plans. From printable crafts to art project ideas, you and the kids are going to have a fun time crafting without having to set a lot of time aside.

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Printable and Paper Crafts for Kids

Handmade Newspaper Boats

One of the best things about printable crafts is that they're completely free if you already have a printer and less than a dollar if you have to print them out at the library. Your kids are going to absolutely love these paper crafts for kids. They're not going to want to stop making these quick craft ideas.

Quick and Easy Art Projects for Kids

Rubber Band Art

Let your kids get a little messy and ignite their creativity with these fun craft ideas for kids. They'll love creating something beautiful to hang in their play room. Art projects for kids are perfect for playdates and rainy days. Even though these are quick craft ideas, your kids aren't going to want to stop painting or making DIY jewelry.

More Quick Craft Ideas for Kids to Make Under 30 Minutes

How to Make a Water Bottle Bird Feeder

If paper crafts and art project ideas don't appeal to you, then this list of quick crafts for kids is for you. There's something for everything in this collection, so you're sure to find fun easy crafts for kids that you and your family will enjoy.

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I think these quick projects are great to have on hand for the next rainy day! My kids and I will love making these crafts. I also like that many of these projects seem like they wouldn't be too expensive to make.


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