Easy Crafts for Kids
Crafting is a great way to help your child grow, but an even better way to find ways to spend time together as a family.
That is why we love easy crafts for kids. These easy crafts get rid of the hassle and stress of more complex art, but leaves all the fun and creativity. To help, we've gathered the best activities and simple crafts that your children, and you, will love.
Easy Crafts For Kids
Arts and crafts are so important to help fuel your child's creative side. This not only allows them to learn and express themselves and their emotions, but to also explore and learn about different art techniques and even learn about the world around them.
Plus, it helps them be better problem solvers in life and to better adapt to challenges because it stimulates a broader line of thinking. Creativity and critical thinking goes hand in hand. But where do you even begin?
Surely, handing someone a box of crafting tools would be overwhelming. But these easy crafts for kids will help you guide your little one by providing structured crafts to not only provide education but fun.
WHAT EXACTLY WOULD MY CHILD LEARN?
Critical Thinking! As mentioned before creativity creates a critical mind and encourages better problem solving, and they will learning about patterns, colors, and cause and effect.
Believe it or not, doing arts and crafts will also help your child's math skills. They'll have to measure, compare, count, and use reasoning for many of these crafts and activities.
They'll also be able to refine their motor skills by holding and using different tools like paint brushes, markers, crayons which will help them have a steadier hand when learning to write later on.
WILL I NEED A LOT OF MATERIALS?
It really depends on the craft you decide to do, but there are some staples to have on hand that can be used for multiple crafts such as:
- White glue
- Construction Paper
- Large Wooden Craft Sticks
- Colored String
- Googly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners
In a pinch and don't have a lot of supplies on hand? Some of these are made with simple food items like our salt dough pumpkin keepsakes.
WHAT ABOUT EDUCATION SPECIFIC CRAFTS?
Interested in science? Learn about physical science with our simple diy catapult.
There are plenty of STEM activities as well including our Farm Animal Bowling Game!
IS THERE ANYTHING FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED TIME?
We have plenty of free printables that include coloring sheets, activity sheets, and even worksheets! Plus, be sure to check out our 5 minute crafts for kids page!