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for Preschoolers and Kindergartners


K-3 Themes

These crafts projects are for preschoolers, and kindergartners. With adult supervision and guidance, even toddlers can make most of these simple projects.

The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.

Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!

Puppets to Make:
PAPER FINGER PUPPETS


Your fingers are the legs of these simple paper puppets. Make dinosaurs and nursery rhyme characters.
Paper Frog Puppet


A simple-to-make frog puppet made from a piece of paper. This puppet's mouth moves!
Paper Bag Puppets


An easy way to make a dog, panda, raccoon, pig, cat, frog, or mouse puppet.
PAPER PLATE LADYBUG PUPPET


A ladybug puppet made from two paper plates.

Miscellaneous Simple Crafts:
PHOTO, HANDPRINT BLOSSOM CRAFT


Make a keepsake blossom from a photo of your child and two handprints.
FIREWORKS CRAFT

fireworks

Create your own fireworks by using dark construction paper, glue and different colors of glitter.

SIMPLE SAILBOAT

A very easy sailboat made from a plastic lid, a straw, paper, and modeling clay.
GOOD LUCK HAND (KHAMSA)

The khamsa is a symbol of good luck from Morocco, Africa. You can make this simple version out of paper or aluminum foil.
RABBIT MASK

A cute bunny mask made from two paper plates.
HANDPRINT CRAFTS

Make simple crafts using hand tracings or hand prints.

PAPER PLATE OWL


A cute owl made from three paper plates.
ALLIGATOR CARD


This very simple alligator is a cute craft that also makes a nice card.
PAPER PLATE FISH


A simple-to-make fish made from a paper plate.
LADYBUG COSTUME


An easy-to-make ladybug costume that is made from a large paper grocery bag.
SPIRAL SNAKE


A paper snake that's easy to make.
PAPER PLATE SUNFLOWER WITH STEM


Make colorful sunflowers from handprint cut-outs, a paper towel tube, sunflower seeds, and a paper plate.
EGGCARTON TULIPS

Make a bouquet of delicate eggcarton tulips, using foam egg carton sections, and pipe cleaners.
MAKE A MEDAL


Easy-to-make medals to award at parties!
PIGGY BANK


A wonderful piggy bank made of papier-mâché.
COFFEE CAN BANK


An easy, personalized bank made from a tin can.
PRETEND STAINED GLASS


Make a beautiful window hanging using waxed paper, crayon shavings, and pictures.
REALLY BIG HAT

Make an incredibly huge hat from a large brown paper grocery bag. This is a nice, simple craft that works well at children's parties.
BLACK CAT HAT

A scary black cat hat made from construction paper.
DINOSAUR HATS


Make papier-mâché dinosaur hats using balloons, newspaper, flour-water paste, and paint.
DELIGHTFUL DOG CARD


An easy-to-make card for dog lovers.
MAGNIFICENT MASKS

Print out and decorate many masks: lion, cat, dog, pig, koala, and robot.
PAPER PLATE ANGEL


Make a beautiful angel from a paper plate.
BENDABLE MAGNETIC ANIMALS AND PEOPLE


You can make simple, bendable magnetic toys using doughnut-shaped magnets and pipe cleaners.
LITTER BUG

An easy-to-make Litter Bug made of recycled items.
RAINBOW STREAMER

Make a handheld rainbow that you can use while putting on your own St. Patrick's Day parade or while dancing a jig.
HANDPRINT RAINBOW

The handprints of many children form a beautiful rainbow, making a great classroom decoration or bulletin board. This project is good for a group of children.
PINE CONE BIRD FEEDER

Make a really simple bird feeder from a pine cone.
MAGICAL LEAF IMAGE


Make a magical leaf image appear using a leaf, crayons, and paper.
EGG CARTON ANIMALS

Make animal crafts from egg cartons and pipe cleaners. Make a ladybug, spider, a bat, a caterpillar, and a camel.
HAND AND FOOT TURKEY CRAFT

This cute turkey is made from your child's handprints and footprints.
HANDPRINT TREE

Make a great paper tree from little hand prints.
HANDPRINT WREATH


Make a paper wreath from little hand prints.
HAND AND FOOT REINDEER


Make a cute paper reindeer from a child's footprint and hand prints.

Butterfly and Caterpillar Crafts:
PAPER CHAIN CATERPILLAR


Make a cute caterpillar from a paper chain.
BUTTERFLY WINDOW HANGING


Make a butterfly window hanging using waxed paper, crayon shavings, and an iron.
ORIGAMI BUTTERFLY


A simple-to-make origami butterfly made by folding a piece of paper.
BUTTERFLY WAND


Make a butterfly wand with a popsicle stick, a pipe cleaner and a coffee filter.
EGG CARTON CATERPILLAR

Make animals from egg cartons and pipe cleaners. Make a ladybug, spider, a bat, a caterpillar, and a camel.

Edible Crafts:
SWEET NECKLACE


Make an edible necklace using licorice laces and cereal.
CUP O' WORMS


A very yucky treat made of chocolate pudding and gummy worms! Great at children's parties.
CUP O' FISH


Make an edible aquarium.
MAGICAL PRE-SLICED BANANA


An easy-to-make magical banana that will really surprise your friends!

Dinosaur Crafts:
DINOSAUR COLORING BOOK


A dinosaur book you can print out and color in.
BUILD A T. REX


Create a fierce Tyrannosaurus rex out of paper, cardboard, glue, scissors, and crayons.
DINOSAUR EGGS


Make a huge dinosaur egg that you can decorate and later hatch.
STUFFED DINOSAURS
Giganotosaurus

Print out dinosaur templates to make stuffed dinosaurs.

Crafts from Boxes:
CARDBOARD BARN


Make a cute barn from a cardboard box.
OATMEAL BOX SILO


Make a farm silo from an oatmeal box.
CARDBOARD CASTLE


Make an enchanted castle from a cardboard box.
BOX TOWN


Make an entire town using old boxes and cartons, paper, crayons, tape, and glue.
EASY EASEL


Make a desk-top easel using a cardboard box and clothes pins.
BOX GUITAR


Make a guitar using a box, rubber bands, and pencil.

Crafts for Kids:
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African Crafts
Animals
April Fool's Day
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Books to Make
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Chinese New Year
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Decorative Strings
Desk Accessories
Dinosaurs
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Earth Day
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Family Tree
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Father's Day
Firetrucks
Fish
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Leaf Crafts
Letterhead
Mammals
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Memorial Day
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Mobiles
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Mother's Day
Music
Native American
Nature
New Year's Eve
Ocean Crafts
One Hundredth Day
Origami
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President's Day
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