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Top 10 Craft Sites: Easy Craft Projects for the Kids

Looking for arts and crafts projects to do with your grandchildren?  You’ll find thousands of fun ideas at these crafting sites and blogs for toddlers to teens


Crafting With Kids


The Top 10 Craft Sites According to GRAND
Crafts by Amanda

cba-new-logoA searchable blog of tutorials for easy and original crafts projects for kids (and adults) as well as recipes Click on “Craft Tutorial Index” to view projects by four main categories: Adult, Kid, Holiday, Seasonal, Recycled. Under “Kid’s Crafts,” select from a variety of projects categories by: Animal, Back to School, Camp, Decoupage, Nature, Wearable, and Other.


DaniellesPlaceDanielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities

A searchable directory providing step-by-step instructions for a large number and wide variety of crafts projects, categorized by themes (some with a Christian focus), with themes listed from A to Z.


First Palette

FirstPaletteHundreds of arts and crafts projects organized by theme, age, season, holiday, and type of craft. The site also features printable projects, craft materials recipes (i.e. sand dough), and how-to crafting techniques (i.e. making papier mache).


FunFamilyCraftsFun Family Crafts

A library of arts and craft projects, from toddler to teen, with a helpful “browse” tool that lets you search by age or project type.


HandsOnHands On Crafts for Kids

The online home of the Hands On Crafts for Kids TV show on public television. Fun and educational craft projects, videos, DVDs. 6-12 years.



KabooseThe Crafts segment of this Disney® site features a Craft Finder that enables you to search for crafts projects by key word(s), holidays, seasons, age (toddler to teen), and time (1 hour, 1 day, weekend). It also has a general search engine; “quick and easy” craft videos; printable arts and crafts; and several other project categories, including classics, eco-crafts, favorites, and recipes.

P.S.  For an additional 1,000+ crafting ideas for kids complements of Disney, check out Spoonful.


Lakeshore Learning

LakeshoreThis retailer of educational products (sold through brick-and-mortar stores coast to coast, direct-mail catalogs, and an online store) — not only stocks a wide variety of arts and crafts materials, it also offers a large number and wide range of free educational arts and crafts projects online. Birth through 11 years.



Video tutorials and step-by-step instructions for dozens of fun, educational, and easy craft projects that kids can build using materials found around the house. As featured on Discovery Channel and other media. By Mark Icanberry, author of the award-winning Learn & Do children’s book series.


MakeTakesMake and Takes for Kids

The Kids Crafts page of this searchable crafting blog features a slew of creative and age-appropriate arts and crafts projects.


The Crafty CrowThe Crafty Crow

A collective of craft projects for kids from toddlers to tweens (12+), culled from the weblogs of creative people who either have or work with kids. Specializes in open-ended art projects, projects inspired by nature, and projects made with recycled materials.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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