Homemade Crafts for Kids
Fun, easy crafts and activities for kids of all ages using everyday items like beads, paint, bubbles and more
2-5 years: Have an extra deck on hand to keep the small set busy while the rest of the family is playing a game of Go Fish or Concentration. Give your child a box with a slit cut in the top and have her “mail” each card through the slit. Then empty the box and have her sort the hearts, spades, etc.
5-8 years: Build a house of cards. Have your child stand a card on its side, then carefully position another at the card's center so the two are standing perpendicular to each other. Balance another card at the center of one of the existing cards. Keep adding on until you have a big enough base. Then gently lay cards on top to make a roof. Repeat to build more levels.
8-12 years: Try a trickier version: Using a deck of giant playing cards (at toy or magic stores), have your child take two cards and position them vertically about two inches apart. Then lean them in toward each other to form an upside-down “V.” Position another upside-down “V” directly next to them, and so on. Lay cards facedown for the roof, then add more stories to your structure.