Kids Craft Kits

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 Kids Craft Kits

Kids craft kits are great to keep supplies on hand for when you need them. Make a craft kit with all the basic materials (for you to handle) and give your child his/her own box with just a few materials for a craft or two (let them decorate the box to make it their own).  Craft kits also make great gifts for children of all ages, you can personalize them according to the child’s craft preference, I mean, who doesn’t love something made just for them,right!

Craft kit supplies

Here is a list of some of the basic materials you can include in your craft kit.  You can also include anything else you can think of, of course. 
Scissors
Crayons
Markers
Coloring pencils
Glue sponge
Glue sticks
Construction paper
Paint & paint brushes
Pipe cleaners
Pom-poms
Feathers
Googly eyes
Felt
Popsicle sticks
Buttons
Yarn
Ribbon
Drinking straws
Paper & plastic cups
Paper plates
Tape

Let me know what other materials you have found useful to have in your craft kit.


Below are simple crafts and the supplies you need to create a fun craft kit.

Pom-pom Popper
(marshmallow shooter)

You will need

toilet paper roll
marshmallows or pom-poms
balloon

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Instructions:

Tie the balloon and cut the bottom.

Place the open part of the balloon on one side of the toilet paper roll.

Add pom-poms or marshmallows inside the toilet paper roll.

Pull back the tied end of the balloon and release.

Optional: decorate the toilet paper roll.


TP octopus

You will need

toilet paper roll
paint & brush
googly eyes
sequins
scissors
glue

TP octopus

Instructions:

Paint the inside and outside of a toilet paper roll.

Once dry, cut 8 strips halfway up the roll. Curl each strip upward, to make the octopus legs.

Glue on the googly eyes.

Add sequins to complete the octopus.


Crazy hair monsters

 You will need

construction paper
toilet paper roll
pipe cleaners
feathers
pom-poms
googly eyes
scissors
glue
tissue paper confetti

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Instructions:

Roll construction paper on toilet paper roll and glue edge together to make the body.

Glue construction paper cut outs and googly eyes to give your monster a fun personality.

Create monstrous hairstyles with pom-poms, tissue paper confetti, feathers or pipe cleaners.


TP butterflies

You will need

construction paper
toilet paper roll
markers
googly eyes
pipe cleaners
scissors
glue

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Instructions:

Roll construction paper on toilet paper roll and glue edge together to make the body.

Glue two googly eyes on the roll and draw a smile with a marker.

Cut out shapes with construction paper to form wings and glue to the back of the paper roll.

Cut a pipe cleaner in half and curl one end of each pipe cleaner around your finger to form antennae.

Glue the pipe cleaners to the inside of the top of the paper roll.


Stick critters
(these also make great bookmarks)

 You will need

markers
craft sticks
googly eyes
*decorative items
scissors
glue
felt

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Instructions:

Use markers to add stripes, spots or other patterns to a craft stick.

Cut out pieces from felt to make ears, noses, beaks, manes, tails, feet or fins.

Glue the buttons, pom-poms, googly eyes, felt pieces, and feathers onto decorated craft stick to create your animal.

*(decorative items-buttons, pom-poms, feathers and pipe cleaners.)


Itty-bitty bugs

You will need

construction paper
pipe cleaners
pom-poms
googly eyes
glue

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Instructions:

Choose pom-poms or pipe cleaners for the body.

To create the body, wrap pipe cleaners around your finger or glue pom-poms together in the desired shape.

For a spider, twist four pipe cleaners together in the center, and spread around the body for legs.

Glue on googly eyes or round construction paper cut outs for eyes. Let dry.


Pom-pom birdies

 You will need

felt or foam
pom-poms
feathers
googly eyes
scissors
glue

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Instructions:

Choose a pom-pom color for your bird.

Use scissors to cut felt or foam wings, beak, and feet.

Glue felt or foam pieces, googly eyes, and feathers to pom-pom to complete your bird.


Paper purse

You will need

paper bag
construction paper
pom-poms
buttons
pipe cleaners
sequins
scissors
glue

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Instructions:

Choose a paper bag (snack paper bags work great).

Twist two pipe cleaners to make a handle or use construction paper strip.

Glue each end of the handle to the sides of the bag.

Use construction paper to cut flower shapes.

Decorate the purse with pom-poms, sequins, buttons, and flowers.

2 thoughts on “Kids Craft Kits

  1. Rachel November 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    You have many great ideas, and I can see how the supplies that you’ve listed will be able to make a whole craft kit to craft many awesome items…….

    Some items like Pom-pom Popper and TP octopus are rather self-explanatory, but others like Pom-pom birdies which are more complicated are harder to do.

    Perhaps you can add steps to how you made the items? It’ll be greatly appreciated!

  2. Liliana November 24, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I took your suggestion and added the steps to make the items. I hope this makes it easier to create these fun crafts. Thank you 🙂

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