Arts & Crafts

Give your child a chance to embrace his artistic side. Try these great arts and crafts ideas: Whether it's learning a new handcraft like crochet or getting messy with paints, your creative kid will love exploring the many ways to express himself.

30+ Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.

4 Cute Crafts That Use Recycled Cardboard Tubes

Help your kids make these cute and clever crafts using the cardboard tubes from paper towels and toilet paper rolls. It's the perfect project to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

8 Creative Egg Carton Crafts

Don't throw out your leftover egg cartons -- transform them into creative decorations, games, and more.

10 Fun STEM Crafts for Kids

Forget those problem sets! Get your kids psyched about STEM with interactive toys they can make at home. They'll be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school. Get templates and instructions at familyfunmag.com/printables.

How to Make Crystal Geode Eggs

Grow way-cool crystal geodes with just a few household basics.

Simple Wood Crafts

These easy-to-make wood crafts will have both you and your little ones creating animals out of wooden clothespins and train tracks out of Popsicle sticks. Time to start crafting!

Simple Craft Projects for Kids

For fun family time, try one of these sweet and easy projects made from everyday materials.

Get Your Groovy On! How to Tie-Dye with Kids

Tie-dyeing T-shirts is a fab outdoor activity for the whole family.

How to Make Sock Puppets

Stuff stray socks with cotton batting to turn them into a family of playful puppets.

Teens Are Hoarding Borax & Glue to Make Slime--But Is It Safe?

Kids are obsessed with making slime out of Elmer's glue and Borax, but some are saying it's unsafe. We asked a pediatrician to weigh in.

Puppy Puppet Craft

Transform cardboard tubes into a marionette; the ears are snipped from half a tube.

How to Make Soap Bars

Learn how to make these impressive (and easy!) DIY soap bars using just juice boxes, cooking spray, glycerin soap, popsicle sticks, a measuring cup, & food dye.

How to Make a Jumping Origami Frog

Teach your child how to fold a sheet of origami paper into a frog.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with one of these sweet projects.

5 Cool DIY Crafts With Your Photos

Put a camera (okay, a phone!) in your kid's hands, and let her go wild capturing the world around her. Make prints of her favorite photos and then use these techniques to transform them into new pieces of art. These are heirloom projects you'll save for always!

Make An Adorable Paper Owl Craft

This statuesque owl was hatched from humble origins -- namely, a cardboard tube and paper cupcake liners -- so you don't need to be talon-ted to make one!

Easy Crafts Made from Paper Plates, Cups & Other Dishware

Spend an afternoon with your little ones transforming ordinary paper plates and plastic utensils into entertaining craft projects.

8 Crafts From Household Items

Tap into your kids' creative side with these easy projects that can be assembled from everyday items.

Make Your Family Photos Fun

We rounded up some super-simple photo ideas to help you pump up your pictures and put that family album back on your to-share list.

Cute Key Rings Kids Can Make

Design your own shapes for these fobs or trace our templates inspired by Japanese kawaii ("cute") style.

Glitter Dots Easter Egg: How-To Video

These glam Easter eggs will shine when you add a little glitter.

20 Gifts Kids Can Make

Get creative with these handmade ideas that are fun (and inexpensive!) to craft and give.

Octopus Cupcakes

A sweet, ocean-themed cupcake that's perfect for a child's birthday party for kids.

This 11-Year-Old Got Major Burns on Her Hands From Making Homemade Slime

The scary incident has parents wondering whether the popular DIY trend is actually safe.

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