Great Arts & Crafts Projects For All Ages

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How to Make Masks with Kids

Children love dressing up. It’s a chance for them to enjoy role play and adopting lots of different characters. No dressing up costume would be complete without a mask. Masks are much more impressive when they are made at home using a few simple children’s crafts. Easy Masks Masks are …

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Cutting Crafts for Kids

Cutting is a basic skill used in nearly all crafts for kids. It’s easy to forget that it’s a good craft in its own right. The First Cuts Very young children are challenged by using scissors and it takes lots of practise to become adept at controlling them. It’s best …

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How to Make Hanging Mobiles With Kids

Kinetic mobiles are an art form pioneered in the early twentieth century by a talented sculptor called Alexander Calder. Kinetic mobiles were used to describe hanging sculptures or moving art. This was later adopted and popularised by kids crafts. They are fascinating for children to make and look at, often …

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How to Make Finger Puppets With Kids

Quality play is an essential part of a child’s life. The best example of this is role play. Role play uses a variety of different props that extend your child’s imagination into the real world. Finger puppets make ideal props for this purpose and regular playtime with finger puppets promotes …

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Creating Simple and Effective Musical Instruments

The importance of music in a child’s growth and development should never be understated. It helps develop important listening skills, a keen sense of rhythm and it’s great fun too. How about combining it with kids crafts for maximum benefit? There are lots of musical instruments to buy in toy …

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Papier Mache Crafts for Kids

‘Papier mache’ is French for chewed up paper, not an inspiring craft you might think! However, it’s an incredibly exciting activity. Kids paste layers of paper onto a mould to create fabulous 3D models. The art of papier mache originates from the Far East and arrived in Europe during the …

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Kids’ Crafts with Cardboard Boxes

Anybody who knows children will recognise the extraordinary phenomenon of the child that tosses aside a new present so they can play with the wrapping paper and box! So, it’s no surprise that some of the best crafts for kids start with the humble cardboard box. Whatever the size of …

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Kids’ Nature Crafts

Nature offers a vast, free-of-charge store cupboard providing materials and inspiration for lots of crafts for kids. There are so many unusual shapes and textures to be used and discovered. Gathering from Nature When collecting nature items for craft ideas, make sure you remember basic safety rules. Collecting wild flowers …

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Clay & Play Dough Crafts

Playdough and clay can be used and handled in countless ways. One of the cleaner crafts for kids, it’s a favourite at home, school and playgroups everywhere. Different Types of Playdough and Clay The range of materials available for modelling crafts for kids is bewildering. Generally, playdough is the safest …

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Kids Crafts with Paper Plates

Take one simple paper plate; open the doors to your craft cupboard at home and you open a world of innovative and easy crafts for kids. Plate Faces One of the most obvious crafts for kids using paper plates are face collages. Start by encouraging the child to colour a …

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