Last year I was blessed to join a new chapter of MOPS in our area. The mom time, mentor moms, craft time and brunch with a short break from the little ones has been amazing and I can’t imagine not having it! So at the end of last year I volunteered to help as one of the crafts coordinators (big surprise I know, lol). We asked the moms what craft projects they liked from last year and what they would like to see more of this year. While crafting is second nature to some of us it can be intimidating for those who it’s not. So a few weeks ago instead of doing a mom/household craft we did had a little craft n show of craft and art projects to do with preschoolers!
It was just a cool list full of fun projects that I thought I would share it with my readers as well. So below you will find a list including links to tutorials, pictures and supplies for 16+ great craft and art projects to do with your kids!
16+ Craft projects To Do with kids
Great General Craft Project Sites & Ideas
HOMEMADE MODEL MAGIC (Air Dry Clay) RECIPE
SUPPLIES: 2 cups baking soda, 1 cup cornstarch, 1 1/2 cups cold water, and food coloring.
SUPPLIES: 2 cups Flour, 1 cup Salt, 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar, 2 Tablespoons Oil, 2 Cups Boiling Water, Liquid Watercolors, Food Coloring or Kool-aid
Bath Tub Paints
SUPPLIES: Muffin Tin, Shaving Cream, Brush, Food Coloring, and Bathtub Wall
Muffin Tin/Ice Cube Tray Crayons
SUPPLIES: Old Crayons, Silicone Ice Cube Mold, Muffin Tin & Cupcake Liners and Oven
Homemade Finger Paints
SUPPLIES: 3 Tablespoons Sugar, ½ Teaspoon Salt, ½ Cup Corn Starch, 2 Cups Water, Food Coloring, Jars for storage.
Recycled Paper Beads
SUPPLIES: Old Magazines or Newspaper, Straws, Old Brush (for glue) & Elmers Washable Glue
Nature Prints (works with leaves, apples & more)
SUPPLIES: Leaf, Flower, Apple Half or Other. Paints, Brush or Sponge & Paper.
Rock Creatures (perfect for the Garden)
SUPPLIES: Rocks, Acrylic Paints, Paint Brushes, Googly Eyes, Glue & Sharpies.
Scrap Yarn Art
SUPPLIES: Cardboard Scraps, Yarn Scraps, Elmers Washable Glue, Pencil & Scissors.
Paper Punch Garland
SUPPLIES: Paint Cards or Scrap Paper, Yarn or Twin, Shaped Paper Punch & Yarn Needle
Water Bottle Bubble Fun
SUPPLIES: Water bottle, Scissors, Bubbles. OPTIONAL: Sock to put over the large end.
Water Bottle Bowling
SUPPLIES: Water bottles with lids, acrylic paints & a ball.
Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes
SUPPLIES: 3 Tablespoons Borax, 2 Cups of Water, Pipe Cleaners, Pencil, String/Yarn, Wide Mouth Jar
ArtWork Wrapping Paper
SUPPLIES: Childs Artwork on White, Scanner, Computer, Photo Program (Gimp is free) & Printer
Jellyfish in a bottle
SUPPLIES: Water Bottle, String, Plastic Bag, OPTIONAL: Food Coloring
DIRECTIONS: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/11/easy-monster-sock-puppet-tutorial.html http://www.redtedart.com/2014/01/23/no-sew-horse-puppet/
SUPPLIES: Old Socks, Buttons, Puff Balls, Yarn, Felt, Googly Eyes, Cardboard, Sharpies, Thread, Hot Glue or Craft Glue.