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 […]

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 […]

Feeding Station For Birds

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ann DeLong

Make this Feeding Station for Birds out of recycled plastic pop bottles. And don’t miss the simple pine cone feeder for the little ones to make. You will need: One […]

Rainbow Magnet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Heidi Ott

This absolutely adorable rainbow magnet is colorful and easy to make. Hang it on your fridge and bring the luck of the Irish into your household! Materials: 6 x 4 […]

Flower Power Pencil Holder

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

To see a larger view, click here Make this cute and cheerful can for that special little girl in your life. This darling little can is perfect for pens, markers, […]

Recycled Shoebox

February 12th, 2013 posted by Maria Mercedes

  Transform an old shoe box into a whimsical storage box for all loose crayons or the little miscellaneous around the house. This is a fun back to school project […]

Foam Bug Magnet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

This cute little bug is far from creepy! It’s not only adorable, it’s easy and inexpensive to make. All you need is some craft foam, glue and a magnet! You […]

Salt Dough Bear Magnet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Kids love to create things, and this darling little bear makes a great addition to your refrigerator. You will need 1 cup salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup […]

Football Star Shirt

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Is your child a budding football star? Maybe you have big football fans in your family? This shirt is an ideal gift and a really fun project for game […]

Salt Dough Flower Magnet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Spring is here! As April showers move in, may flowers will sprout. No need to wait for your own flowers, make some that will last all year long. Choose whatever […]

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 […]

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