Crafts for Elementary School Kids

Creative Craft Ideas for Kids

Here are some craft projects for elementary school kids who range in age from 6 to 11. Some are educational and others are just fun!  Determine whether each child is mature enough to enjoy themselves without getting frustrated with the project. For this age group, also check out craft projects for kindergartners or craft projects for tweens along with favorite crafts for different ages. For even more craft fun with your elementary-aged kids, peruse these craft kits.

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    Alphabet Refrigerator Magnets

    Alphabet Refrigerator Magnets
    Alphabet Refrigerator Magnets.

    Learn how you can make your own refrigerator magnets out of craft foam.

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    Alphabet Soup Picture

    Alphabet Soup Picture
    Alphabet Soup Picture.

    Use these instructions to make a collage using alphabet noodles. If you can't find the noodles, you can use these printable templates.

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    Apple Necklace Craft

    Apple Necklace Craft
    Apple Necklace Craft.
    This tutorial explains how to make a necklace using a red pom-pom and a green pony bead.
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    Beaded Safety Pins
    Beaded Safety Pins.
    Learn how to can make a variety of beaded safety pin designs to wear and to give to others.
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    Bean Bag Bear Craft

    Bean Bag Bear Craft
    Bean Bag Bear Craft.

    Use old socks, some rice and felt to make these cute little bears.

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    Birds of a Feather Bookmark

    Birds of a Feather Bookmark
    Birds of a Feather Bookmark.

    You can make a fun bookmark that looks like a bird using a craft stick, a feather and some basic craft supplies.

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    Book Worm Bookmark
    Book Worm Bookmark.
    This tutorial shows you how to make a bookmark using craft foam.
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    Bottle Cap Alien Magnet Craft

    Bottle Cap Alien Magnet Craft
    Bottle Cap Alien Magnet Craft.
    Use a bottle cap as the base for this little magnet. Besides making an alien, you can make other creatures and critters.
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    Bug Finger Puppet

    Bug Finger Puppet
    Bug Finger Puppet.
    Follow these instructions and you can learn how to make a variety of finger puppets that look like bugs.
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    Candy Plant Craft
    Candy Plant Craft.

    Use your favorite candies to make this creative craft.

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    CD Fish Craft
    CD Fish Craft.

    Decorate two CDs using paper and wiggle eyes so they look like a a cute fish you can hang from the ceiling.

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    Chalkboard Carrier
    Chalkboard Carrier.
    These instructions show you how to turn a plastic coffee can into a cool container you can use to carry and store all of your treasures.
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    Check Box Camera Craft
    Check Box Camera Craft.
    Let the kids use a check box or any other small box to make a pretend camera. They can then draw a collection of photos to go into the camera.
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    Decoupaged Coloring Bank

    Decoupaged Coloring Bank
    Decoupaged Coloring Bank.

    Made your own bank using a coffee can and decoupage techniques.

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    Design Your Own Paper Dolls
    Design Your Own Paper Dolls.

    Download these free templates and color them in to make your own paper dolls.

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    Door Knob Hanger

    Door Knob Hanger Craft
    Door Knob Hanger Craft.
    Design your own door knob hanger using craft foam and some basic craft supplies.
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    Egg Carton Animal Nose Mask
    Egg Carton Animal Nose Mask.

    Follow these directions and learn how to make pretend noses you can wear on your face.

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    Egg Carton Bouquet
    Egg Carton Bouquet.
    Experiment with cutting different shapes from egg carton cups and then put them all together to make a bouquet.
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    Favorite Things Collage

    Favorite Things Collage Craft
    Favorite Things Collage Craft.
    Learn how to make a collage using pictures of some or all of your most favorite things.
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    Feather Face Pencil

    Feather Face Pencil
    Feather Face Pencil.
    Use the suggestions shared in this tutorial to decorate your pencils using feathers and wiggle eyes.
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    First Aid Kit Necklace Craft
    First Aid Kit Necklace Craft.

    This miniature first aid kit will come in handy when you are away from home; plus, the best thing is that you will always know where to find it!

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    Fish Bowl Craft
    Fish Bowl Craft.
    Craft your own fish bowl picture using a paper plate and some paint. Don't forget to make some fish to go inside it.
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    Flat Marble Magnet Craft

    Flat Marble Magnet Craft

    These pretty magnets can be made using pictures cut from magazines or from fancy scrapbook papers.

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    Fleece Hat Pattern
    Fleece Hat Pattern.
    This easy hat pattern is a great way to try your hand at sewing on a machine.
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    Fleece Pom-Pom Ball
    Fleece Pom-Pom Ball.
    Learn how to make over-sized pom-poms using strips cut from fleece scraps.
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    Flying Saucer

    Flying Saucer
    Flying Saucer.
    Have some fun using your imagination and a couple paper plates to build a flying saucer.
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    Glitter Leaf Decorations

    Glitter Leaf Decorations
    Glitter Leaf Decorations.

    Make these shimmering decorations using real leaves or leaves or cut them out of colored paper.

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    Glowing Bug Necklace

    Glowing Bug Necklace
    Glowing Bug Necklace.
    A simple glow stick from the dollar store is the base of this cute bug craft. Use a variety of craft supplies to customize your bug.
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    Growing Magnet

    Growing Magnet
    Growing Magnet.

    Make this project using a small clear bottle, some cotton balls and  bean seeds. Grab some cool craft supplies to decorate it.

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    Hand and Foot Fairy
    Hand and Foot Fairy.
    Trace both hands and one foot and then cut them out and use them to make this cute fairy.
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    Homemade Binoculars Craft

    Home-Made Binoculars Craft
    Home-Made Binoculars Craft.
    This tutorial explains how to craft a pair of pretend binoculars out of two toilet paper rolls and a small piece of cardboard.
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    Invent a Book

    Invent a Book
    Invent a Book.

    Start out by inventing a book and then you can createvall of the pictures and the story in it.

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    Leaf Print T-Shirt
    Leaf Print T-Shirt.

    Decorate a t-shirt using leaves dipped in paint.

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    Magic Wand Pencil

    Magic Wand Pencil
    Magic Wand Pencil.
    Pop the eraser out of a pencil and replace it with several pieces cut from chenille stems.
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    Make Your Own Fossils
    Make Your Own Fossils.

    Follow along with this recipe to make your own fossils.

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    Non-Slip Slipper Socks Craft
    Non-Slip Slipper Socks Craft.

    Use ankle high socks and dimensional paint to make these cute slippers.

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    Paper Mache Pinata
    Paper Mache Pinata.

    Discover how you can use paper mache techniques to make a colorful pinata for a birthday party or any other celebration.

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    Paper Plate Butterfly
    Paper Plate Butterfly.

    Use these directions to craft a butterfly using a paper plate, a toilet paper roll and some basic craft supplies.

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    Paper Plate Frog Craft
    Paper Plate Frog Craft.
    This adorable frog, made out of two paper plates, will leap right into your heart.
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    Paper Towel Roll Hand Bells

    Paper Towel Roll Hand Bells
    Paper Towel Roll Hand Bells.

    Make a musical instrument using little more than a paper towel roll, some yarn and a handful of jingle bells.

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    Pet Rocks
    Pet Rocks.

    Collect a handful of rocks from the garden and then turn them into adorable creatures.

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    Picnic Ant Place Mat Craft
    Picnic Ant Place Mat Craft.

    Use red and white paper to weave this picnic-style placemat; don't forget to add fingerprint ants.

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    Pine Cone Squirrel Craft
    Pine Cone Squirrel Craft.

    This adorable squirrel, made from a pine cone and some basic craft supplies, will happily hibernate on your shelf all winter long.

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    Pom-Pom Pets
    Pom-Pom Pets.
    Grab a handful of pom-poms along with some glue and wiggle eyes, and see what kind of animals you can build.
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    Puzzle People Craft
    Puzzle People Craft.
    Use these directions to make tiny people out of puzzle pieces. Don't forget to paint some tiny clothes on them.
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    Puzzle Piece Necklace Craft
    Puzzle Piece Necklace Craft.

    Here are some ideas for making jewelry out of old puzzle pieces.

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    Recycled Almond Can Bank Craft
    Recycled Almond Can Bank Craft.
    Learn how to you can recycle any container with a lid so you can use it as a bank.
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    School Bus Craft
    School Bus Craft.
    Find out how to craft a school bus out of a couple of small milk cartons.
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    Simple Fleece Scarf

    Simple Fleece Scarf
    Simple Fleece Scarf.

    There is no sewing involved in making this simple scarf.

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    Textured Duct Tape Bracelet

    Textured Duct Tape Bracelet Craft
    Textured Duct Tape Bracelet Craft.
    Discover how easy it is to use duct tape and some cardboard to create colorful bracelets.
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    Treasure Stone Craft
    Treasure Stone Craft.
    Learn how you can make stones that are filled with hidden treasures.
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    Warm Fuzzy Craft

    Warm Fuzzy Craft
    Warm Fuzzy Craft.

    Next time you feel a little sad, cheer yourself up by making a warm fuzzy or two.