Easy 10-Minute Crafts for Kids

Fast and Easy Crafts for Kids

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Check out all of these fast and easy, 10-minute crafts for kids. These are great to use as an instant craft activity if kids are bored, as a temporary distraction, or as craft projects for kids with a short attention span.

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    Activity Travel Tray

    Activity Travel Tray
    Activity Travel Tray.

    While this craft will just take minutes to do, the kids will hopefully have fun playing with it for hours.

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    Bagel Bird Feeder
    Bagel Bird Feeder.

    Follow these directions and learn how to make a bird feeder by spreading peanut butter or lard onto a bagel and rolling it in bird seed.

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    Cereal Jewelry

    Cereal Jewelry
    Cereal Jewelry.

    This will certainly keep the kids busy for 10 minutes, if not more. One of the nice things about this project is that you only need cereal and chenille stems so you can take it along with you.

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    Easy Paper Lantern Craft

    These paper lanterns are fast and easy to make--make several to use as decorations.

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    Feather Face Pencil

    Feather Face Pencil Crafts for Kids
    Feather Face Pencil.

    Learn how you can dress up an ordinary pencil quickly using a feather and a few other craft supplies.

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    First Aid Kit Necklace Craft
    First Aid Kit Necklace.

    Before heading out on an adventure, let your kids take a few minutes to make a miniature first aid kit to take with them.

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    Growing Magnet

    Growing Magnet Craft
    Growing Magnet.

    It only takes minutes to make this project, but it can be enjoyed and observed for months. Once the little plant has outgrown the magnet, you can plant it outside or in a pot.

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    Horton Hears a Who Craft
    Horton Hears a Who.

    All you need to make to make this craft every Horton fan would love is a pencil, some glue and a couple of pom-poms.

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    Instant Noise Maker

    Instant Noise Maker Craft for Kids
    Instant Noise Maker.

    These directions show you how to make a fun noise maker and I-Spy game using a bottle and a few other supplies.

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    Mail Bag Crafts for Kids
    Mail Bag Craft.

    Have fun pretending to be a mail carrier once you make this easy mailbag out of a paper bag. Urge everyone to save their junk mail for you to fill your bag with.

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    Make Your Own Bubble Mixture. Lenora Gim/Getty Images

    Use this recipe to make your own mixture you can use to blow bubbles inside or out.

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    Marble Painting

    Marble Painting.

    Add an extra twist to this fun and easy activity by setting a time limit on the painting process. Try looking at all the different designs everyone can make in the same amount of time.

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    Paper Bag Book Cover.

    Follow these directions and discover how easy it is to create new covers for all of the books you own.

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    Pen and Pencil Pennant Crafts for Kids
    Pen and Pencil Pennant.

    Use these suggestions and some felt or craft foam to make little flags for decorating your pencil. You can decorate the flag using dimensional paint, sequins and any other craft supplies you have.

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    Pennant Pin or Magnet

    Pennant Pin or Magnet Craft
    Pennant Pin or Magnet.

    Make fun pins to wear at different sporting events using the team's colors and even mascots.

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    Pet Rock Crafts for Kids
    Pet Rock.

    You will be amazed at how much detail you can add to a rock in just a matter of ten minutes or less.

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    Pirate Eye Patch Crafts for Kids
    Pirate Eye Patch.

    You can pretend you're a pirate if you make this easy pirate eye patch craft. If you have time left after that, you can also make a pirate hat.

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    Pom-Pom Ice Cream Cone

    Pom-Pom Ice Cream Cone Craft
    Pom-Pom Ice Cream Cone.

    Enjoy making a miniature ice cream cone and then use it as a decoration as a pendant for a necklace or even as a magnet.

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    Puzzle People Craft
    Puzzle People Craft.

    All you need to make this fun project is a handful of puzzle pieces and some paint.

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    Simple Paper Bag Puppet
    Simple Paper Bag Puppet.

    Provide your children paper lunch bags and a variety of craft supplies and see what kind of fun puppet characters they come up with.

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    Simple Paper Pinwheel Craft
    Simple Paper Pinwheel.

    There's a printable template for this easy craft, but all you really need is a piece of paper that is cut into a square shape.

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    Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet
    Sock Puppet.

    Follow these instructions and you will be inspired to create your own sock puppet or two.

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    Sparkless Sparkler Craft

    Sparkless Sparkler Craft
    Sparkless Sparkler.

    Learn how you can transform a pencil and a handful of sparkly chenille stems into a pretend sparkler in just minutes.

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    Spiral Snake

    Spiral Snake Craft
    Spiral Snake.

    Start out with a green paper plate or you can color or paint one green and then cut out a spiral shape.

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    Warm Fuzzy

    Warm Fuzzy Craft
    Warm Fuzzy.

    Discover how you can make this craft using a scrap of fur, felt or any other sort of fabric scraps on hand