Activities and Crafts

Need ideas to keep the kids busy and happy after school? Try some of these fun crafts and after school activities and see how creative your kids can really be!

20 School Supply Crafts for Back to School - FamilyCorner.com

20 School Supply Crafts for Back to School

August 1st, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

With the beginning of school just a few short weeks away, think about getting the kids excited for a new year with some school supply craft projects. While they may […]

Friendship Pens

February 12th, 2013 posted by MakingFriends.com

Make them for yourself or swap ’em with your friends! Why not use your school or scout colors or your favorite colors. Ages 8 and up. You Will Need: Ball […]

Salt Dough Sport Magnets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro Click here for a larger view If the Dad in your child’s life is a sports nut, these magnets made from salt dough are a perfect […]

20 Fun Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

When the kids get home from school, make some of these fun and inexpensive crafts! Not ready to spend a fortune on supplies? We’ve come up with some fun projects […]

Froggy Note Holder

February 12th, 2013 posted by Pam Thompson

  click here for a larger view This long legged frog is the perfect companion for any child’s bedroom door or wall. He’s perfect for hanging notes or photos and […]

School Box Craft Project

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  click here for a larger view Storage. It is the new designer accessory, something to store everything. I love to reuse old containers for storage. Like the tall cylindrical […]

ABC Salt Dough

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Making gifts from salt dough is fun and creative. Make these easy salt dough alphabet letters for your teacher. Whether you simply add a magnet or your glue them […]

Fun & Funky Tote Bag

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

by Amanda Formaro Click here for a larger view of side one and side two Has your daughter outgrown her ribbons and lace and has long since ditched the princess […]

School Days Frame

February 12th, 2013 posted by MakingFriends.com

You Will Need: School Photo Wooden Yard Stick Cardboard Pencil, Crayon, Eraser, Pencil Sharpener or Other School Supplies Tacky Glue Matt Knife If you make this project we’d love to […]

An Apple For The Teacher

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amy Schamburek

Here’s an adorable little craft for your preschooler or Kindergartener to take with them on their first day of school. What a warm way to begin the school year! You […]

Furry Head Pencils & Eraser Heads

February 12th, 2013 posted by MakingFriends.com

Furry Head Pencils Terri of MakingFriends.com brings us these great crafts. Watch ’em wiggle when you write! Makes a great party favor or fun back to school supply. You will […]

School Days Pin

February 12th, 2013 posted by MakingFriends.com

Here’s a cute little pin that’s easy to make. You Will Need: Large Rectangle Woodsie 2 Star and 1 Apple Foamie Scrap of Green Craft Foam Jewelry Pin Low Temp […]

Back to School Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Birthday in a Box

Help your kids get ready for a new school year by hosting a back to school party! Let them reconnect with school friends by inviting last year’s classmates or say […]

Fuzzy Desk Accessories

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

Give a set to your friends and they won’t believe you made it! Little girls will adore this craft and will want to show them off to all their friends. […]

Strawberry Pin

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amy Anderson

click here for a larger view Tween girls will love his project as they can attach this cute pin to their backpack or purse. A fun way to celebrate spring! […]

Bandana Covered Notebook

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

  Here’s a creative way to use old bandanas and dress up those boring school composition notebooks at the same time! A fun craft for girls or guys, just change […]

Hair Flair – Just in Time For Back to School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Circle Weekend Crafts

Begin with plain barrettes, headbands and ponytail holders. With some imagination and glue you can turn these items from boring to adorable for any little girl in your life! Perfect […]

Write On, Rub Off Board

February 12th, 2013 posted by Twila Lenoir

This fun write on, wipe off board is perfect for keeping track of chores, remembering school projects, marking down milestones, and setting goals! Perfect for the kids. You will need […]

Chalkboard Placemats

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  For my birthday, my sister gave me a yard of chalkboard fabric. Hmmm a very interesting concept. A natural transition from chalkboard paint and chalkboard contact paper, but what […]

Hair Scrunchies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames

A great craft to do with girls of any age. After all, all girls like hair scrunchies, even Moms! You will need 6 yards of a base yarn 6 yards […]

Chick Pencil Topper

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames

This adorable little craft is perfect for back to school, Easter, springtime, or just any old time! You will need wood pieces (1″ flower pot for body, 5/8″ ball for […]

Homework Before Play Sign

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro Side One see a larger view Side Two see a larger view This cute door sign doubles as a “quiet zone” sign and a “gone playing” […]

Clothespin Magnets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Children love to display their artwork on the refrigerator. Dad is always hanging up phone numbers and slips of paper. And Mom, of course, has her own little notes, lists, […]

Jean Leg Purse

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose

  Making cut-off shorts out of an old pair of jeans? Save the legs to make a trendy purse. Anna from Kings Park, NY made this purse with some help […]

Crafts To Make With Boxes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jenny Wanderscheid

Box Cars We made cars from boxes big enough for the child to get in. After we made them, they “drove” them for the rest of the day! Each car […]

Knowledge Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro Click here to see a larger view In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we bring you this fun and creative craft that will light up that […]

Extreme Embellished Purse

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames

Girls will love this purse! A great way to show young girls some basic sewing skills and help them create something of their very own. You will need Purse with […]

Personalized Nameplate

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

This nameplate is a great addition to a little girl’s bedroom shelf or dresser top. Dress up some scrap wood in her favorite color and she’ll love you for it! […]

Fabric Pencil Case

February 12th, 2013 posted by Melissa Yamello

  Here’s an easy craft project that will help your child get back into the groove for school! It’s a great project for both boys and girls. Keep it simple […]

Personalized Pencil Case

February 12th, 2013 posted by MakingFriends.com

Personalize a pencil case for a cool back-to-school accessory. You will need: Vinyl Pencil Case Foam Letters and Numbers Tacky Glue Craft Foam Scraps Hole Punch Toothpick If you make this […]

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