1000+ Fun Kids Crafts on a Budget

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Faux Stained-Glass Butterflies – Crayons & Cravings

“Painted using bright watercolors, these beautiful faux stained glass butterflies would look great hanging on the wall. A fun way to display these watercolor butterflies in a window is to make 2 and glue them together, back to back. Then, hang them from the ceiling using fishing line or clear thread so it will give the illusion that they are flying. This butterfly craft is great for older children or adults. For younger children, you might want to complete the glue steps, allow to dry, then simply have the children paint their stained glass butterflies. Click through to the blog post to get the printable butterfly template and full tutorial.”

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Printable 3-D Friends – Mini Eco

These Printable 3-D Friends are almost too good to be true! This tutorial contains four cute characters that only need a few minutes to turn into stackable 3-D buddies. The best part about this easy paper craft is that it’s budget friendly and requires so few materials to get started. Just print, snip, fold, and glue. Even young kids can make these adorable crafts (although they might need a pair of helping hands). These easy homemade toys will have you hooked on printable paper crafts!

Age Group: Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Pre-Teens

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Paper Ladybug Craft – My Nourished Home

“A super simple but playful paper craft for toddlers and young children. This is a creative way to bring your garden insect to life in a colorful and easy craft using colored paper. I share exactly how to make this fun ladybug craft. I also have the template to make this pretty paper butterfly as well. It is included so you can print and cut to make a handful of animals for your child to play with. Make as many or as little as you would like.”

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Jewelled Heart Suncatchers – Kids Craft Room

Valentine’s Day decoration ideas don’t get much thriftier than this. Jewelled Heart Suncatchers are probably the prettiest milk jug crafts you’ll ever see, so they’re the perfect decoration to add a little love to your windows around Valentine’s Day. You can whip up these recycled crafts for kids in a matter of minutes, and they’re so much fun to make. These Jewelled Heart Suncatchers are also a great way to use up any extra craft jewels you have around the house.

Time to Complete:  Under an hour

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Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-bat crafts! The Dark Knight is an ever-popular comic book hero, and now your little ones can create their own hero from recycled crafts! Cardboard Tube Batman is super easy to make, especially with the free printable template that’s included. In a matter of minutes, kids can finish this toilet paper roll craft and be off on their own imaginary adventures through Gotham City. This homemade toy is much more affordable than anything at the toy shop, and just as fun.

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Printable 3-D T. Rex – Instructables Craft

Rawr! This Printable 3-D T. Rex is hungry and he’s coming for you! Just kidding, printable paper models don’t bite. These fun paper art projects make great activities for boys and girls of all ages. Young kids might need some extra help assembling these pint sized dinosaurs, but everyone will have a blast playing with them. Plus, these paper crafts are simple and budget friendly, so you can make a whole clan of fearsome predators. Just cut, fold, and glue, and you’re one step closer to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth!

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Clothespin Hungry Fish – All Free Kids Crafts

Fish crafts are super popular among kids, so these Clothespin Hungry Fish definitely belong on your list of cool craft ideas. Clothespin crafts like these are perfect for kids to do because they are super simple and a lot of fun. These adorable little fish will take your kids no time at all to create, which means they can create a giant school of fish! All your kids have to do is print out the free printable template that’s included and get to crafting. Before you know it, your house will be full of beautiful fish.

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Cardboard Tube Minions – All Free Kids Crafts

Watch something ordinary like toilet paper rolls turn into a bunch of adorable little Minions. Cardboard Tube Minion Crafts transform toilet tubes into the cutest toilet paper roll crafts ever witnessed. Despicable Me Minions are kid favorites, so make your dreams come true by bringing the little guys into your house. Recycled craft ideas help you save money and the environment, and this one will even help save that smile on your face. As long as these Minions are around, you’ll be full of glee. The best part about this brilliant little kids’ craft is that a free printable pattern is provided, so even the littlest Minion fans can join in the fun. Practice your tracing and cutting to bring the Minions to life. Your kids can whip up these cheap and easy crafts in no time! Minions have stolen everyone’s hearts, so spread the love with these Minion craft ideas.

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100+ Free Printable Crafts for Kids courtesy of All Free Kids Crafts

When you just don’t know what to do with the little ones, printable kids crafts are lifesavers. These 100+ Free Printable Crafts for Kids make life easy for you by taking care of the difficult steps. All that’s left for the kids to do is be creative and have fun; that doesn’t sound like a bad job, now does it?

No matter the occasion, the time of the year, or their state of boredom, you will find the perfect printable crafts for kids in this hearty collection.

Green Crafts: 60+ Toilet Paper Roll Crafts – All Free Kids Crafts

Green crafting is all the rage these days, and for a good reason. By using recycled materials, green crafting is a creative and environmentally-friendly way to create new toys, decorations, and other fun items. In this collection of Green Crafts: 60+ Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids, children can hiss, hoot, purr, and bark, celebrate the holidays, summon the rain, play a few indoor games, and fly through Gotham all in a matter of minutes with toilet paper roll crafts that are anything but dull. With these project ideas, you and your child can stretch your imaginations without breaking the family budget. You’ll be amazed by what you can create.

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