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Knitting and Other Craft Activities For Kids

 

Knitting and Other Craft Activities For Kids

Knitting and crafts are a great way for kids to keep busy and entertained. It allows kids to exercise their creativity and create something that is all their own, giving them a sense of pride and accomplishment. With so many different types of crafts to choose from, there is something for every child and every skill level. Explore the knitting and craft ideas below to try with your children or students.

Beading

Candle and Soap Making

Clay

  • Clay Figures: This exercise teaches kids how to make different kinds of figure people out of clay. It aims to teach kids how to understand, accept, and remain sensitive to the differences of other people.
  • Polymer Clay Project: Owl (PDF): A document that shows kids how to make an owl from polymer clay.
  • Polymer Clay Objects for the Fall (PDF): A book that has several polymer clay projects that involves themes related to the Fall season.
  • Seven Ways to Teach Yourself Polymer Clay (PDF): A book that teaches different ways of using polymer clay, including where to buy quality polymer clay, the basics of making polymer clay objects, and understanding polymer clay molding techniques.
  • Sculpt a Face: A tutorial that teaches how to sculpt a highly detailed face using polymer clay, clay shapers, a wooden tool with cupped ends, a paint brush, water, and ninety-one percent rubbing alcohol.

Jewelry

  • Papier Mache Jewelry (PDF): This document shows parents how to teach their kids to create papier-mache jewelry pieces.
  • My First Wire Jewelry (PDF): A short document that teaches kids how to make simple wire jewelry from paperclips.
  • Wire-Wrapping: A Few Beginner's Techniques (PDF): Parents can teach their kids how to make wire-wrapped jewelry. This project is more suitable for kids ages twelve and up.
  • Tangled Charms (PDF): Disney offers a jewelry crafts project using white or clean shrink-wrap paper, printed charms, scissors, a hole punch, and jewelry accessories.
  • Jewelry Making: This educational webpage introduces more advanced concepts in jewelry making. While a little more complicated, it can bring older children up to speed after nailing down the basics.

Knitting

Mosaics

Paper Arts

Recyclables

Scrapbooking

  • Scrapbooking the Classroom: This educational resource provides several links with scrapbooking craft ideas that can be used in a teacher's classroom.
  • Paper Fun: Scrapbooking: This webpage provides the necessary information for kids and beginners who want to get started in scrapbooking.
  • Introduction to Scrapbooking (PDF): This document provides the essential tips that will help kids understand the basics of scrapbooking.
  • Cropping Kids!: A tutorial meant strictly for kids who want to learn how to scrapbook.
  • Bethany's Scrapbooking Ideas: A personal webpage that offers scrapbooking ideas for everybody getting into the hobby.

Stamping

  • Beyond Rubber (PDF): A list of rubber stamping techniques to decorate the walls and furniture at home.
  • Rubber Stamping on Fabric Items (PDF): This tutorial teaches parents and kids how to use a rubber stamp on fabric items to make colorful patterns.
  • 100th Day of School Activities: A list of school activities that teachers can incorporate that will engage their students, including using rubber stamps to create neat designs.
  • Thanksgiving Place Holders: Kaboose offers a rubber stamping project that will create amazing looking thanksgiving placeholders when it's time to gobble up.
  • Homemade Wrapping Paper: This homemade crafts idea will have kids excited for the holidays!