37 Ways To Share Crafts With Kids

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If you love crafting, chances are good you want to share that love with your children. Here are some easy (and frugal) ways to help your child also develop an interest in crafting. Pick one option or several…whatever you have time for.

Books (mostly available at the library)

You Can Draw Marvel Characters by Dan Jurgens
Draw Your Own Manga by Haruno Nagatoma
How To Draw People by Susie Hodge
Landscapes by Ian Sidaway
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Weirdos by Ed Emberley
How To Draw Animals by Susie Hodge
Oodles of Doodles by Mike Artell
Kids Draw Dinosaurs by Christopher Hart
10 Experiments With Impressionism by Betty Billups
Edgar Degas by Mike Venezia
Decorative Painting Workshop by Priscilla Hauser
Pablo Picasso by Andrew Langley
Pastels by John Blockley
You Can Paint Pastels by Marie Blake
Big Book of Kids Crafts by BHG
Painting With Tempera by Paige Henson
Let’s Rock! Rock Painting for Kids by Linda Kranz
Easy Origami by Didier Boursin
Under The Sea Origami by Duy Nguyen
Step by Step Origami by Clive Stevens
Origami Toys by Florence Temko
Crochet by Jane Davis
The Busy Mom’s Book of Quick Crafts by Judith Lehne
Little Hands Create! by Mary Dall

Community Resources

Art and Craft Badges from Scouts
Free days at museums
4H Sewing Project

At Home Projects

Study cartooning
Learn origami using a book from your local library
Practice cake and cupcake decorating
Learn to use watercolors, pastels or color pencils
Make handmade paper
Create paper mache bowls  or boxes from old newspapers
Build with scrap materials
Learn to sew clothes and homemade stuffed animals


Craft for Kids – Hundreds of crafts organized by topic or by material
Crayola – Great collection of craft projects, lesson plans and coloring pages.

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