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Monday, September 12, 2022

Our 15+ Favorite Easy, Artsy, and Cozy Fall Kids' Crafts

Whenever fall rolls around, I find myself staying at home more, drinking hot drinks, and crafting with the kids. If you're looking for some easy, cozy, artsy, cute, and affordable kids' crafts, check out this list of my top 15+ favorite fall crafts. 


15+ Easy, Artsy, and Cozy Fall Kids Crafts

favorite best easy artsy cozy cheap fall kids crafts

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Painted Accordion Butterflies

The series of butterfly crafts continues! I made these gorgeous painted butterflies with a couple of preschoolers last week and they had a lot of fun carefully painting all the accordion folds. Here's how we made them!


How to Make Painted Accordion Butterflies

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Easy Flapping Paper Butterfly Preschool Craft

We've done a ton of paper butterfly crafts on the blog and today I have one more to add to the list. I recently made these cute and easy fluttering paper butterflies with a group of preschoolers. The kids enjoyed decorating the paper insects and then flying them around outside. 


Here's how we made them!

How to Make Easy Flapping Paper Butterflies with Preschoolers

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Free 3D Minecraft Paper Doll Printables

Do your kids love Minecraft? My two boys simply adore the game and we've made tons of Minecraft crafts this past year. When my eldest made a cute 3D paper Steve from Paper Pixelcraft my younger son wanted a paper doll too, but there were just too many parts for him to cut out and fold. So I ended up simplifying the doll design and leaving it blank so that he could draw in his own details. Since both boys enjoyed making these simpler Minecraft paper dolls, I figured I'd share the designs here too.

Ready to color, cut, fold, tape, and play?


  DIY 3D Minecraft Paper Doll Printables

FREE Printable 3D Minecraft Paper Doll Printable Coloring Sheets for Kids


Monday, October 5, 2020

Easy Origami Witch Craft

 It's time for another easy and cute Halloween craft! Today we're folding these adorable origami witches. So grab your origami paper and let's get crafting! This kid-friendly paper craft is just perfect for fall.

How to fold an Easy Origami Witch for Halloween!

How to fold an easy origami witch with kids- best craft for Halloween


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

3D Perler Bead Minecraft Creeper Craft

We LOVE playing Minecraft and making Minecraft crafts! Last week, we folded these easy origami Minecraft origami pigs and origami creepers. This week, we're combining our love of gaming with our love for a good Perler bead craft. Yup! Today we're making our very own Minecraft Perler Bead Creepers!


3D Perler Bead Minecraft Creepers

directions how to make 3d perler bead minecraft creepers- fun affordable kids craft


Thursday, August 20, 2020

How to Fold Origami Minecraft Pigs

A couple of days ago, I shared these super easy Minecraft Origami Creepers. After posting, a friend asked me if I had any more Minecraft crafts.... and I came up with these pigs!


How to Fold Origami Minecraft Pigs

How to Fold Origami Minecraft Pigs- Super fun and easy kids art project


Monday, August 17, 2020

How to Fold Origami Minecraft Creepers (Easy and less than 5 minute craft)

Looking for an easy and cute Minecraft craft? Why not try folding creepers? Kids of all ages will enjoy making this easy origami project.

How to Fold Origami Minecraft Creepers

(in less than 5 minutes!)


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Easy Fairy Paper Quilling with Kids (Printable included!)

It's Spring! And I felt like I needed a cute fairy craft in my life. So I tried my hand at making these sweet quilled fairies. This was my first time quilling and you know what? It was surprisingly easy to roll up paper strips into shapes. Who knew? If you're interested in trying out new paper crafts and you have an elementary-aged kid who looooooves all things fairy, then this is your post!

Spring Quilled Paper Fairies 

(Printable included!)


Make Easy Paper Quilled Fairies with Kids- Fairy Printable included

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Easy Origami Pokemon: Pikachu, Charmander, and Squirtle

Another day... another origami craft!  Years ago, I designed this super easy origami Pikachu for my preschooler to fold. Well, our love for all things Pokemon has only grown. Pokemon books. Pokemon toys. Pokemon clothes. Pokemon the TV show. Pokemon the movie. Pokemon Go... ooof. So today I'm sharing these super nifty Pokemon Origami Crafts. I'll show you how to fold a simple Charmander, Squirtle, and Pikachu too!

How to Fold Easy Origami Pokemon: Pikachu, Charmander, and Squirtle! 


how to fold super easy Pokemon Origami with kids: step-by-step directions to craft Charmander, Squirtle, and Pikachu


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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Easy and Cute Origami Paper Dolls

Today I'm sharing the most adorable and easy origami craft project with you. It's cute. (Or should I say kawaii?) It's simple to make. And it's fun to decorate! Ta-da! Grab the kids because we're folding these super sweet origami paper dolls!

How to Fold Sweet and Simple Origami Paper Dolls with Kids

How to fold Easy, Cute, and Fun Origami Paper Doll Finger Puppets with Kids- Perfect Spring Craft!


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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Easy and Lovely Paper Strip Birds

Lately, I've been thinking of that Emily Dickinson quote, "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." 

These past weeks, I've felt moments of sadness, cabin fever, fear, joy, frustration, and also hope. (Oftentimes, all in the same day!) One of the good things about staying home is that the boys and I get a chance to craft and play more. It's nice having more relaxed schedules.  

Inspired by Emily Dickinson and Embossing Bird's gorgeous IG feed, the kids and I took some strips of paper and folded them into a lovely flock of colorful birds. Here's how we made these cute crafts!

How to Make Super Easy Paper Strip Birds

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids


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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

How to Make An Adorable Paperback Book Hedgehog

I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this is probably the cutest animal book craft you'll see today. If you like hedgehogs and you don't mind tearing apart a book or two... this craft is for you! Read on to see how I made this adorable paperback book hedgehog!

Easy Paperback Book Hedgehog Craft


Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft



Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts

Origami bears? Origami conversation hearts? Honestly, I wasn't sure what to call today's Valentine's craft.  But I had to share this adorable origami project because it's such an easy and cute one that's perfect for elementary-aged kids!

How to Fold Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts


How to Fold Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts for a fun and easy kids Valentine's day craft



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gorgeous Painted Paper Lanterns for Chinese New Year

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing what could be my favorite Chinese New Year Craft ever. I know. It sounds like an exaggeration. But have you ever seen homemade paper lanterns that look like these?  Aren't they gorgeous? And guess what? You don't need a template. They're super easy to make. AND they involve some fun origami folding (also easy too, I promise!)

How to Make Painted Paper Lanterns with Kids 


How to Make Gorgeous Painted Paper Lanterns for Chinese New Year - Such an awesome kids craft!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Easy Lunar New year Rat Paper Cutting Craft

The rat is 2020's Chinese New Year animal. Today I'm sharing a fun paper cutting craft that celebrates the rat. This project is enough that elementary kids can enjoy the art of paper cutting while also celebrating traditional Chinese culture and the New Year. (I also particularly love today's craft because it's cute AND combines my affinity for making Chinese New Year crafts trying out different origami and kirigami crafts, and cutting fun designer snowflakes!)

How to Make A Rat Paper Cutting... with kids!

Directions for how to do a simple Rat Paper Cutting Craft with Kids for Lunar New Year- Such a great way to celebrate 2020 and Chinese culture and art with kids


Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas Pin Prick Angel Art

Christmas is just around the corner and if you're looking for a different and unique Christmas Art and Craft Project to try out with the kids, I highly recommend this Pin Prick Art. It's simple and super engrossing for young artists!

How to Make Pin Prick Art with Kids


How to Make Christmas Pin Prick Angel Art with Kids


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Yarn Pinecone Owl Craft (And 8 Awesome Owl Books!)

Are you fully embracing fall and all types of Fall Crafts? It doesn't get very cold over here in California, but chilly mornings and nights do make it feel more fall-ish. A couple of weeks ago I saw these super cute yarn pinecone owls over on  Squiggle Dot and Squeeze's IG feed and was inspired.

So today I'm sharing our adorable pinecone owls. They're sweet and wooly and the perfect cozy craft for fall!  You also probably have all the materials needed right at home. (And in case you're looking for some fun owl books, I've also included a list of our favorite owl books down below too!)

How to Make Cozy Pinecone Owls with kids


How to Make Fun Felt and Yarn Pinecone Owls for fall AND a great Owl booklist for kids too!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Origami Fox Finger Puppets (And 9 Fun Fox books!)

Are foxes the unofficial animals for fall? I'm not sure, but I feel like I see foxes and owls EVERYWHERE. I'm jumping on the trend (late, as usual) with today's fox-themed finger puppets. It's an easy and cute origami project that the kids can play with once they're done crafting. (And keep reading to the end to get a list of our favorite fox-themed books too!)

How to Fold Origami Fox Finger Puppets


How to Fold Origami Fox Finger Puppets with Kids AND an awesome fall fox-themed book list

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Easy Halloween Witch and Pumpkin Paper Chains

It's fall and you know what that means.... copious amounts of adorable Halloween crafts!! Halloween is MY FAVORITE holiday of the year! :) I love the costumes! The candy! The pumpkin carving! The magic! It's THE BEST.

To get fully into the Halloween spirit, I'm starting off with these super cute and easy to make witch and pumpkin paper chains! They're perfect to make at home with the kids, or with a larger group of kids too! Each child can decorate their very own pumpkin and witch to create a lovely paper chain.

Kid-friendly Halloween Paper Chains

how to make easy paper witch and pumpkin chains with kids for DIY Halloween decor


Today's craft was inspired by this adorable Halloween paper chain that I saw on Easy Peasy Fun. It had a black cat, monster, and pumpkin all in one paper chain. Super cute and I fell in love. Definitely check Andreja's site out because she has A ZILLION cute + easy crafts for kids!