100+ Awesome DIY Crafts Kids Will Love Making

DIY crafts are an excellent way to keep kids engaged and creative! I am always looking out for educational and fun ways to keep kids occupied without technology.  If you want some cool craft ideas for the kids to work on, here’s a list that will give you tons of inspiration. From art projects to easy DIY crafts, you won’t run out of things to keep your kids busy.

Hopefully you will already have lots of the items you need to make these crafts at home, however, I have also added links to places you can shop at discounted prices! To make your life easier. 

If you would like to buy general craft supplies, this is a great place to shop: Save on over 60,000 brand name craft supplies at www.CreateForLess.com
 
Anyway, here is the list of fabulous DIY Crafts:
 
 

1)  17 Groovy Pipe Cleaners Crafts For Kids

Photo From Moonfrye

So many DIY kids crafts you and your kids can do with pipe cleaners! Fun and creative items for both boys and girls.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

 

2) DIY Geodes

 
Photo From DollarStoreCrafts
 
If I would have known as a child that I could grow geodes, I would have done this in a heartbeat! So cool.
 
If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:
 
 
Instructions: DIY Geodes
 

3) DIY Felt Play Food

Felt Play Food Photo by Everyday Dishes

It’s a pizza party after making this easy play food. Don’t forget to supervise with the glue gun. Your future chef will have a delightful feast!
If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:
 
 
Instructions: Easy Play Food
 

4) DIY Polka Dot Slime

Photo from Fun at Home With Kids

Because the only thing better than making a mom-approved mess is doing so with the extra fun of polka dots!

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Pom Poms

Instructions: DIY Polka Dot Slime

 

5) DIY Lava Lamps

Photo From AWhimsicalLife

These are very quick to make and super awesome to watch!

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Alka- Seltzer

SHOP Non-toxic Food Coloring

Instructions: DIY Lava Lamps

6) How to Make a Toy Marshmallow Catapult

Toy Marshmallow Catapult Photo by DIY Network

Kids will have hours of fun with these creative catapults!

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Craft Sticks

SHOP Foam Paint Brush

SHOP Washable Craft Paint

Instructions: Toy Marshmallow Catapult

7) How to Make Glitter Snow Globes From Mason Jars

Glitter Snow Globes Photo From DIY Network

These are such a fun and personal gift idea, especially for Christmas!

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Discounted Mason Jars

SHOP Glitter

SHOP Vegetable Glycerin

SHOP Toy Animal Figurines

Instructions: Glitter Snow Globes

8) DIY Tie-Dye Spin Art

Photo From GoodHouseKeeping

Who would have known your boring looking salad spinner could be turned into a carnival-style spin art machine! Just make sure you fill squeeze bottles with washable paint, in case splatters land outside of the coffee filter canvas.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Salad Spinner  

SHOP Crayola Washable Paint

SHOP Squeeze Bottles

Instructions: DIY Tie- Dye Spin Art

9) How to Make Soap Using Herbs, Perfume and Oatmeal

DIY Soap Photo from DIY Network

I love this DIY Soap. However, if making the second soap to make it completely non-toxic I would use 100% pure essential oils rather than perfume!

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Clear Glycerin

SHOP White Glycerin

SHOP Jewelry Craft Boxes

Instructions: DIY Soap

 

10) Three Ways to Make Duct and Washi Tape Bracelets


Photo From DIY Network

Kids of all ages can be inspired to make all kinds of awesome duct tape bracelets! The design possibilities are endless…

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Duct Tape

SHOP Washi Tape

SHOP Bendable Craft Wire

Instructions: DIY Duct Tape Bracelets

11) DIY Sponge Water Bombs

Photo From EndlesslyInspired

When skipping through the sprinkler loses its charm, pull out these homemade spiky sponges for a riff on water balloons and best of all they do not cause any bruising!

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Sponges

Instructions: DIY Sponge Water Bombs

 

12) DIY Bread And Peanut Butter Bird Feeder

 

Photo from SimpleAsThat

Teach your kids compassion for animals with this DIY bird feeder. It’s so easy! Let your feathered friends have a feast right in your backyard.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Cookie Cutters

SHOP Birdseed

SHOP Craft Twine

Instructions: DIY Bread and Peanut Butter Bird Feeder

13) DIY Funfetti Play Dough

Photo From SmartSchoolHouse

Skip the cupcakes and make this sprinkle-packed, two-ingredient play dough instead. The mixture is even edible (but nearly all sugar, so don’t turn your back on little ones for too long).

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Funfetti Frosting

Instructions: DIY Funfetti Play Dough

14) DIY Bubble Painting

Photo From HappyGoLucky

On rainy days when everyone is stuck inside, surprise your crew with an indoor-approved way to play with bubbles.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Acrylic Paint

SHOP Cardstock

Instructions: DIY Bubble Painting

15) DIY Flip Book

Photo From iheartcraftythings

Seriously fun, the kids will not be saying they are bored once they get into making this! The countless face combinations will keep them entertained for hours.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Markers

SHOP White Cardstock

SHOP Metal Book Rings

Instructions: DIY Flip Book

16)DIY Watercolor Banner

                                                                          Photo From TidBitsCami

They will be so proud that they made this! Display this watercolor banner in their room or playroom and you’ll no longer have any trouble making decor to suit your kid’s unique style.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

 
Instructions:  DIY Watercolor Banner
 

17) DIY 3 Ingredient Foam Paint

Photo From Dabble&Babbles

Amazing!! This three-ingredient recipe is a little bit art, a little bit science. The paintable foam (which kids can pipe out of plastic bags) hardens overnight into super-cool, puffed-up masterpieces.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Non-Toxic School Glue

SHOP Non-Toxic Food Coloring

SHOP Foamy Shaving Cream

Instructions: DIY Foam Paint

18) Mason Jar Aquarium

Photo From HelloWonderful

I LOVE these! Add plants and rocks for a real-looking DIY aquarium. A great craft idea kids can make on play dates. 

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Mason Jars

SHOP Ocean Figurines

Instructions: Mason Jar Aquarium

 

19) Squirt Gun Painting

Photo From FirefliesandMudpies

Get your kids creating fabulous looking paintings using fun squirt guns. Their creations are bound to be displayed proudly on your wall!

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Non-Toxic Liquid Watercolor Paint

SHOP Watercolor Paper

SHOP Easel

SHOP Squirt Gun

Instructions:  Squirt Gun Painting

 

20) 79 Cool Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

 

Photo From RedTedArt

Who doesn’t like to use toilet rolls for something fun and creative? Check these out…so many awesome ideas!

Instructions: Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

21) DIY 45-Minute Cardboard Box Car

Photo By LittleRedWindow

You may need to do the box cutting for this cool cardboard box car but the kids will surely want to have a say on how the decorating goes. Have them attach the stickers and wheels, too!

Instructions:  45-minute Cardboard Box Car

22) DIY Story Stones

This mom takes rock painting a step further: After the paint’s dry, the images on the stones become characters in a story everyone can tell together.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Acrylic Paint

SHOP Paint Brushes

Instructions: DIY Story Stones

23) Button Art

Photo By SimplyDesigning

A big canvas can have kids designing in teams. A sure hit for kids of all ages, but make sure to stay close while they’re doing this fun button art as younger ones might be tempted to put the colorful buttons in their mouths.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Canvas

SHOP Tacky Glue

SHOP Buttons

Instructions: Button Art

24) DIY Temporary Tattoos

Photo From HelloWonderful

Celebrate your kid’s love of doodling by making temporary tattoos out of his/her own art. 

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Temporary Tattoo Paper

Instructions: DIY Temporary Tattoos

 

25) DIY Fireworks in a Glass

 

Photo From PagingFunMums

When food coloring, olive oil and water mix, the result is so mesmerizing that kids will want to watch it happen over and over again.

If needed, you can purchase some of the supplies here:

SHOP Non-Toxic Food Coloring

Instructions: DIY Fireworks in a Glass

 

Hope you find these awesome craft ideas inspiring! They will keep your kids busy and creative for hours…