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Kids craft camp– Over 30 fun projects.

Over 4 weeks of fun kids crafts that you will love just as much as they do! Grab all the supplies so you are prepared!

 

Kids are home- School’s out for spring break or for school cancellation. Either way- Those kiddos are going to get bored! (It’s inevitable!) So join us here and on Instagram STories! We are going to put up a fun craft every day that I promise you will love creating alongside your kids! (I’ll be updated the crafts here daily as we make them!)

 

It kicks off on Monday (March 16) It’s for ages 5 and upish. Lots are adaptable for little hands but some are definitely for more school-aged kids!

and you guys! If you wouldn’t mind SHARING SHARING SHARING! Help get the word out! Put it out on your social media. Show off your kiddos projects!

 

Here is the list of supplies you can grab so you have everything you need to create!

Most of these things you might have on hand or can be found at the dollar store So check their first! I’m not trying to make this a financial strain and most items are being used more than once!

  • scissors
  • crayons (we love crayola!)
  • crayola markers
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks 
  • squirt bottle (dollar store) we are just using water in it so if you have at home you can use it for this project!
  • white paper (cardstock and regular copy paper)
  • Painters tape/washi tape
  • Bottle of Elmer’s Glue (one per kid)
  • Watercolors (dollar store has some but we love this one!)
  • cookie cutters
  • paint (there is washable tempera paint or regular acrylic paint. both work for this project- make sure you have black especially)
  • paintbrushes (dollar store)
  • trash.  (start to save up cereal boxes, empty milk carton, kleenex boxes, paper towel rolls, empty tape rolls, fruit snack boxes etc.
  • Duct tape  (dollar tree) Grab 1-2 colors per kid!
  • salt
  • shaving cream (dollar tree)
  • cornstarch (for outside craft in case you want to skip)
  • baking soda (for outside craft in case you want to skip)
  • liquid food coloring (for outside craft in case you want to skip)
  • popsicle sticks
  • Paper lunch bags

 

 

Here are some things you might not have on hand

  • Shrink paper (or this bundle has all the fun supplies!)
  • magnets for back of our shrink a dink projects or other artwork (optional! You can upcycle old magnets too)
  • Stretched Canvas  You just need one per person but they have good deals at the craft store for bundles. (but check the dollar tree first!)
  • Model Magic
  • Yarn (We are making a few things- grab 4-5 of your favorite colors–think rainbow!)
  • Rope
  • sun paper
  • embroidery floss (little hands can use yarn though)

I know it looks like a lot…but this is over 3 weeks of fun crafts!

 

In case your kids need some fun ideas on what to draw or sculpt- I do have a free printable for that! Grab it here! 

DAY 1: GLUE ART

Two fun crafts: Water resist to reveal a secret message and Black glue for a fun stained glass look! Head here to check it out! 

DAY 2: YARN ART

We made these adorable yarn wrapped rainbows. So many fun ways to customize! And for little hands I showed how you can just add glue and yarn to paper and create some awesome projects! Head here to see it all! 

BONUS CRAFT:

Take some of that yarn and make a jellyfish bracelet!

and extra bonus! Laser maze!

Day 3: HOT ROCKS

It doesn’t get easier than these! And the melting of the crayons is so satisfying! Check it out HERE!  

Day 4: Sidewalk Paint

3 ingredients you probably have on hand. A few minutes to make. Hours of entertainment! I had more fun with this than the kiddos!

Go here to check it out! 

I have 15 fun things to do with chalk on your sidewalks –lots of fun games and activities!

Alternative: Some people mentioned there was snow still–paint the snow! You can also check out this post that has lots of fun paint projects- painting with your feet, blowing paint with a straw, and smooshing paint between two pieces! Go here to check out the fun! 

DAY 5: Color Wheel

Learning about the color wheel! It’s important to understand what happens when kids mix colors! We did a fun activity with model magic-and then let the kids create lots of things! One of the things we made was a fingerprint pendant! A sweet special gift idea!

 

DAY 6: Friendship bracelets

4 different techniques to make these super cute bracelets! AND if you have smaller kids- grab yarn! It’s a perfect time to teach them to braid! Go here to learn how to make all these bracelets  

Our Bonus craft was more throwback crafts- cootie catchers, MASH, BoonDoogle keychains…and of course putting glue on your hands and letting it dry! oh. the 80s/90s were so good.

(free Mash printable here!)

You could also put together some super fun Perler bead crafts!

 

Day 7 Knock off Watercolor

This watercolor knock off is the perfect kid’s craft! Once you start you just want to keep making them! Different color combos. Stripes/ random. Crinkling up the plastic bag. And all stuff you should have on hand! Go Here to see how easy it is! 

I did whip up some free notecard printables so your kids can have a blast creating…and then write up some letters! Let’s bring back snail mail! Grab the printables! 

Day 8: Cookie cutter art!

 

Take cookie cutters and make some amazing geometric art! You can do paint or trace around and color in! You can catch all the details here!

Bonus craft: Keep the geometric art going and make this fun crumpled up art project! 

 

Day 9: Painter’s TAPE projects

We had lots of fun whipping up some tape projects!  Like this fun town for cars or littlest pet shop

Or use paint to make some fun geometric pictures!

 

You can catch all the creative ideas here! 

 

 

Day 10: salt art painting

You are going to have a blast watching the paint spread through the salt! It’s (as my kids would say) satisfying! Go here to see how easy this super cool art project is!

DAY 11: Shrink a dink Art Projects

 

Who doesn’t love watching your creations shrink down in size!? These Shrink art projects will be a huge hit with adults and KIDS! I included some free clipart printables to trace over! See all the shrink awesomeness here!

Bonus craft! Bean art! You could adapt this with pasta noodles or sand as well!

day 12: Trash Robots

We had so much fun creating with trash! Each kid made their own robot! We had a competition with a cash prize to sweeten the deal! Grab all the details here! 

I have lots of fun ideas on what to do with things found around the house. Like shoe boxes, cardboard, pringles cans, mint tins, and pop bottles!

Day 13: Sun Prints

Place some items onto this cool paper and place it in the sun for 2 minutes! The color changes for a fun cool shadow effect!

Bonus Craft! We did some hydro dipping! Spray Spray paint into water and slowly add in your item to cover it with a marbled look!

Day 14 Black Scratch Art

Did you know you could diy your own scratch paper! It’s easy and fun! You just need some crayons and paint! Go here to see how to make your own scratch paper! 

 

 

Day 15: Finish the Picture

Take some old magazines and snip out some pictures. Let your kiddos fill in the missing pieces! It doesn’t get any cheaper than that to spark your kid’s creative minds! Find the information HERE to finish the picture! 

Day 16 Window Painting

You will want to cover every window in our house with this fun craft! Get creative and write some messages to get your neighbors to smile! Go here to see how to create window paint!

Day 17 Spinners

3 fun crafts today that will have your head spinning! Decorate these handheld spinners. Make some penny spinners. and these marker spinners are cool to see the doodles they create!

Day 18 Marbled paper

You and your kiddos will love this messy but totally cool craft! Marbled paper is so cool from start to finish. You can turn them into bookmarks or pinwheels! Go here to see how to make marbled paper!

 

Day 19 Stickers

Kids are going to love seeing their doodles and designs on their water bottles! Go here to see how to make your own stickers! 

20 Suncatchers

So many suncatchers- so little time! Grab some wax paper or plastic baggie and create a gorgeous picture to put in your window!

 

21 Spinning Marker art 

 

Kids are going to flip to watch these circles form! Watch how easy it is here!

24. Fun Art Challenges

 

Draw blindfolded, draw with both hands, draw with dots, draw with your feet! So many fun ways to let the creativity flow! Grab all the details here!

23 Paper doll house

I totally cheated today- but this free printable was so darling I had to share! It’s a house that you color and assemble! It can fold up or keep it open! Grab the doll house printable here! 

23. God’s Eye

This is such a cool yarn weaving technique! Yarn, sticks and glue creates a really awesome outcome! Go here to see how to make a God’s Eye 

Day 24 Rainbow Mobile/Bubble wrap stamping

 

Loving how this rainbow project turned out! it moves and has lots of fun stuff going on! and since we were already painting…we had a blast with bubble wrap too! Get all the info here!

 

Day 25: Handprint craft

A fun way to memorialize this crazy time in our lives! There is a free printable for this here! 

Day 26 NATURE CRAFTS

Day 27 4 different ways to make Paper flowers

These paper flowers are so easy! You just need paper, scissors and glue! I’m going to show you how to make 4 different ones! See how to here! 

 

DAY 28: Clean Fingerpainting Art

Have fun smooshing and spreading all the paint around while keeping your hands clean with this cool mess free painting activity!

Day 29 Melted Crayon Art

 

 

 

Heat up that griddle and watch the crayons melt! It’s such a cool activity! Head here to read all about it!

Bonus Crafts: BLEACH TIE DYE

A super cool way to upcycle some old clothes with stains! I’ve got the whole how to here! 

DAY 32: Paper Fans

Whip up some totally cool paper fans! Decorate them however you want! Go here to see how to make them!

Day 33: Decorated Candles

 

Day 34: QUICK CRAFTS

Today we did 3 super easy craft ideas. First MOON SAND. Two ingredients and done! Doesnt’ get faster than that! Kids will Love playing with it!

2nd easy activity is floating dry erase marker magic! It’s so cool to see! You must try it!

3rd totally fun and easy idea is making a bubble snake! You just need a washcloth, dishsoap, and an empty bottle! Go here to see the how to! 

Day 35: Flextangles

You can grab the info plus a few different  printables here!

 

Day 36: DIY CANDLES

Kids can draw up an amazing picture and I’m going to show you how to adhere it RIGHT to the candle! It’s so cool and it’s all here! 

 

Day 37 Giant Paper Flowers

 

This is another one of those TADA Reveals that kids are going to flip out when they see just how cool it is! And they are less than a $1 a piece to make! The big paper stars/flower tutorial is here!

38 Bubble art

39 Window Clings

40 Paper Weaving

41: Oil and Water Art 

Come play around with oil and water and make some super awesome works of art! most supplies are in your kitchen already! Oil and water art tutorial here! 

 

I am currently offering my big huge printable bundle for 70% off! Click here and use Code CORONA (this will work with my doodling pack too) 

It comes with so many fun things to do! It will be a kid-pleaser for sure!

ABC BINGO
ABC SCAVENGER HUNT
COMIC STRIP
CORNER BOOKMARK
CREATIVE CUES (My favorite)
DOODLE PROMPTS
GEOMETRIC ART
HIDE AND SEEK
M&M CONVERSATION STARTER
PHOTOGRAPHY PROMPTS
TANGRAM
TIME CAPSULE
WRITING PROMPTS

 

If you are looking for other fun kits! Make sure to check out my amazon list devoted to kid crafting!

 

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.