These crafts are perfect to make with your elementary schooler. All of these tutorials are easy, educational, and ideal for little hands. Anytime you need an activity, from rainy days to weekends, these crafts are the best for the job.
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Easy Pirate Cork Boats
These adorable pirate cork boats are made with old wine corks and will float. It's a super fun craft to make with your little sailors and they are a perfect bath time toy.
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Easy Fake Snow
Maybe it’s a warm winter or your kids just want a little holiday spirit in July, but this fake snow is a creative workaround for the weather and it's super easy to make. More fun than playdough or clay, you’ll amaze your little ones with this one.
Easy Fake Snow from The Spruce
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DIY 3-D Glasses
Got a movie night coming up? DIY 3-D glasses will be a total hit to make with your kids. Print and cut them out and then use red and blue markers on plastic bags to make the colored lenses. You can customize them as you wish.
DIY 3D Glasses from The Spruce
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Woven Rainbow Fish
For fans of the rainbow fish books, this is a sweet and unique craft. Paper weaving looks complicated but is super easy—and your kids will love picking out their favorite colors for their fish.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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Painting Fireworks Activity
Fireworks aren’t just for the Fourth of July. Bring some spark into your day all year round with this super creative firework painting craft-tivity that involves paints, with no risks of fire or burns.
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Recycled Juice Carton Birdhouse
Give a warm welcome to the birds in your neighborhood by making and setting out these adorable recycled juice carton birdhouses. Have some fun with the design and fill it with scraps of fabric and cotton for the birds to make a nest.
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Craft Stick Airplane
Kids will love this take on a model airplane from Making Life Blissful. This is a craft you can make over and over again, and it's super easy with great results.
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Take your slime game to the next level with this fish-in-a-bag slime craft. Find some dollar store fish toys, or get creative with other sea life.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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The youngest children might need help with this one, but with a bit of guidance, any child can create these fun paper lanterns. Hang them for birthday parties or in your child's bedroom.
Paper Lanterns from The Spruce
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Caterpillar Pom-Pom Craft
This craft is perfect for spring. Take your kids on a nature walk to look at all the creepy crawlies and then make this craft at home with just some paper, glue, pom-poms, and google eyes.
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DIY Mini Flower Garden Pots
Any green thumbs in your house? It’s so easy to decorate a little flowerpot with paint, washi tape, or anything else you have around the house. These garden pots are great for planting little flowers or sprouts.
DIY Mini Flower Garden Pots from The Spruce
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Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft
The toilet paper roll butterfly craft is a classic—and for good reason! It’s easy, cute, and timeless.
Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft from The SpruceContinue to 13 of 22 below.
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Noodle crafts are a well-loved genre of crafting, from necklaces to collage cards. These noodle sunflowers are perfect for summer or brightening up your house year-round.
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What’s better than an adorable, do-it-yourself yarn monster? Make a whole flock of monsters with your little ones.
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DIY Dinosaur Excavation Sensory Craft
This craft will require a little more on your end, but if your kids are dinosaur obsessed, this is the perfect craft for them. They’ll love digging up these fossils.
DIY Dinosaur Excavation Sensory Craft from Hello Creative Family
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Itsy Bitsy Spider Hand Puppet
This is a great learning tool for teaching the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” song. Make this craft with your kids and teach them the song. They can use the puppet to mime “climbing up the water spout.”Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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DIY Sponge Bombs
A sponge bomb is tons of fun outside in the summer or the bath year-round. Help your kids cut up sponges and let them run wild. Keep towels at the ready.
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Creative DIY Paintbrushes
Spice up your painting projects with some unique DIY paintbrushes. Make a brush out of anything you can imagine for different and exciting results.
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Egg Carton Flower Craft
Bring some spring into the house with an old egg carton and some paint. No watering required!
Egg Carton Flower Craft from The Spruce
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We Built a Zoo! Craft
This is a super sweet craft for any little animal lover. Make a zoo enclosure out of popsicle sticks and cardboard for animal safekeeping.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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Pet Rock Tic-Tac-Toe
Customized pet rock tic-tac-toe is a great game. Paint your special boards and pet rocks however you want for hours of fun.
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Need ideas for your pet rocks? These adorable zoo animals are the perfect way to bring any rock to life.
Pet Rocks from The Spruce