Staying at home 24/7 can be challenging, especially for kids. We want to contribute to making the quarantine easier by suggesting fresh crafting ideas that you can do at home without needing a lot of supplies. This article is the first of a particular series: [email protected]
For this post, we have curated a list of 10 bloggers that have great ideas for crafting with kids. We hope you find them inspiring!
Elsie Larson founded A Beautiful Mess back in 2007. Soon, her sister Emma Chapman joined her on this project. A Beautiful Mess is a lifestyle blog where you can find recipes and decoration tips, but also lots of ideas for crafting with children! Elsie loves to craft with her two little girls, and she always shares beautiful pictures of the projects that they start. The image that we have featured here is part of her Crayon Wallet DIY for Kids tutorial.
Kelly Mindell founded Studio DIY in 2011. She loves to craft and create beautiful costumes with her son and her husband. On her blog, you can find a lot of colorful ideas to do with things that you already have at home. The tiny Easter Village on the image is just an example! Kelly always explains her DIY ideas in detail. Her blog is a lot of fun!
Stephanie lives in the Pacific North West. She founded Crafting in the Rain in the year 2011. This blog is a mix of several crafting techniques, from vinyl personalization to sewing. As a mother of three, the author has also created a section for kids’ crafts. The booklet that you can see on the picture we have featured is part of a project called “Summer of Skills.” This challenge is a great way to encourage your children to learn new skills. Take a look at this blog post and learn more about it!
The founder of Lovely Indeed is Chelsea, a mother of two who lives in California with her family. Although she also works as a consultant, Chelsea considers herself a maker. In her blog, you can find an extended section with ideas for crafting with children. In the image above, you can see one of her newest projects: a printable with activities. She has planned two weeks of home crafts that you can do with children from 2 to 7 years old. Discover it here!
Amanda Formaro is a content creator that has been blogging since 1997. Nowadays, she keeps sharing her crafting ideas on her blog, Crafts by Amanda. Here you can find a whole section dedicated to crafting with kids. See the lovely foam cup bunnies we have featured on this post? You can learn how to make them here.
Michelle McInerney defines herself as a working mum and a graphic designer. This crafter from Ireland is the founder of Molly Moo Crafts, a website where you can find tons of ideas for crafting with children. We love this blog because they always feature projects that you can do with stuff that you have at home. Have you seen these cute toilet roll crafts? Check them here!
Kari Sweeten is the founder and author of U Create Crafts. This site is full of thousands of free tutorials, free printables, and tips to get crafty! Kari is a proud mother of four, and of course, she has a section for kids on her crafting blog. Look at this sweet Rubik Cube box. You can learn how to make yours here!
Vanessa Brady introduces herself as a lifelong crafter and mother of three kids. On her blog, Tried and True, you can find projects related to kids, home, and holiday. You can also download free coloring pages, ideal for keeping your kids (and yourself!) entertained. You can also get inspired by her most recent ideas, like this lovely woodland paper mobile. Learn how to make it here.
Arty Crafty Kids is a site that collects creative and fun ideas for parents and educators. The projects described on this page are for children aged 3-8 years old. You can find drawing guides, activities, and printable templates. They have a Members Area you can also become part of. We love their projects, like this educative heart art for children inspired on Piet Mondrian.
Gabrielle Blair is a designer and mother of six. On her lifestyle blog, she writes about parenting, interiors, style, and travel. She also posts fresh ideas to craft with children. The gift boxes that we have featured in this article are just an example. You can find the step-by-step instructions to make them yourself following this link.