Crafts for Elementary School Kids

Creative Craft Ideas for Kids

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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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    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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    Book Worm Bookmark
    Book Worm Bookmark.
    This tutorial shows you how to make a bookmark using craft foam.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Leaf Print T-Shirt
    Leaf Print T-Shirt.

    Decorate a t-shirt using leaves dipped in paint.

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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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    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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    Treasure Stone Craft
    Treasure Stone Craft.
    Learn how you can make stones that are filled with hidden treasures.