Preschoolers: Activities: Creative Arts and Crafts

Some ideas to help you get crafty with your children.

10 fun and easy toilet roll craft ideas

Here at Kiwi Families, we love crafting ideas that are simple enough for little ones to have a go at,…

13 great gardening activities for kids

Get gardening with your children these holidays. Here are some great gardening activities, projects, and ideas to get kids started.¬†This…

19 art activities for 3, 4 and 5 year olds using paint

Art activities for preschoolers are as important to your child’s development as reading, writing and other physical development skills. We’ve…

5 Little Whio – story stones

We’re really loving painting on rocks at the moment and after creating our 3 little pig story stones¬†little miss 3…

5 painted rock ideas that rock!

We were so excited when we found our first painted rock. Our 4 year old daughter found one randomly in…

7 great craft ideas using play dough

There are heaps of great craft ideas using play dough¬†that children can make, and they can play with it for…

About arts and crafts

Arts and Crafts is a general term used to describe anything creative, and usually refers to arts or crafts that…

Art activities with paint

Young children love to paint, and there are so many different art activities they can enjoy with a pot of…

Cardmaking

Cardmaking is quite literally making cards, however there is more than one style of cardmaking and hundreds of different techniques….

Christmas tree decorations, hoop style!

This craft activity is one to get the children involved with. Ask young children to draw something to do with…

Craft activities for boys

Boys like arts and crafts just as much as girls, in fact boys love to make and do. These art…

Craft activities for parent and child

Find out what can you create with your kids for free or at low cost in our Craft Activities for…

Craft activities with clay

Children love to play with clay, and there are some great craft projects that¬†kids can make. Read here about types…

Craft activities: 4-7 year olds

Here are some free or low cost craft activities for young children. Fabric and ceramic painting, mosaics and more.¬† Find…

Craft ideas with beads

Jewellery making is not the only thing you can do with beads. Beads can be used in lots of craft…

Crafts for kids – Recycled box monsters

It must be because it’s coming up to Halloween because my daughter has gone spook mad. Every morning around the…

Easiest no cook play dough recipe

Play dough has to be one of the best inventions for children! We use the easiest no cook play dough…

Easy painted rock monsters

This craft is a great one for all ages. All you really need to do is lay out a bunch…

Easy to make outdoor fairy door

In my experience of being a teacher and raising children of my own, I’ve discovered that kids love painting on…

Fabric painting activities

Fabric painting is such a fun activity for young children, and fabric paint is so cheap and easy to use….

Grass head men

These little guys will be looking cute with grass for hair in a short couple of weeks.¬† What a fun…

How to make a painted rock photo holder

If your kids are into painted rocks, find out how to make a painted rock photo holder. The painted rocks…

How to make a pompom – 3 ways

Pompoms are an all time favourite of mine, I used to make them all the time when I was a…

How to make and use story stones

I discovered story stones a little while back and decided it was time to share them with the Kiwi Families…

How to make Bunny Ears

This year, I made it my mission to start creating a set of quality dress up’s for my kids that…

How to make your own shape stamps

After reading What Could it Be? Exploring the Imaginative World of Shapes to my 3 year old daughter, I was…

Invitation to play – Magic potions

Inspired by Halloween I thought what better idea than to create an invitation to play¬†for magic potions¬†this¬†week. My little miss…

Invitation to play – paper and glue

I love invitations to play¬†they are such a neat way to inspire our children. I first stumbled upon the idea…

Jewellery

Design and make jewellery for kids with all sorts of materials

Kid’s painting idea – pour and press

This is a great kid’s painting idea that will have your kids coming back for more. My little miss 3…

Kids Halloween crafts – spooky puppets

Halloween is just around the corner,¬†which means it’s a great time to get your spook on. Trying out some kids…

Make your own paper dolls

I’m sure that many of you will remember having hours of fun with paper dolls when you were children. Here…

Making mobiles with children

Making mobiles is a craft activity that can be done by children of all ages, and you can make cool…

Marvellous marbling effect with shaving cream

Shaving cream is my new, favourite art material, to use with my little ones. It can be used for a…

Messy art activities

Getting messy is a part of being a child, and art activities tend to be messy. By making art activities…

Mosaics

Mosaic is the art of creating pictures and designs using pieces of tile, ceramics or glass.¬†Kids of all ages enjoy…

Paint art project for kids – Scrape and stamp banners

I love this paint art project for kids, as it’s suitable for all ages. I did this art project with…

Painted jars stationery organiser

I have to admit I’m pretty addicted to Pinterest! I can waste many an hour scrolling through, looking for fun…

Painting

There are many different types of painting, but when you are thinking about young children, acrylic painting is the most…

Paper mache crafts

Paper mache is a fun craft for kids, and there are plenty of paper mache projects they can enjoy. Read…

Paper plate craft – Alien UFO

With Matariki having just entered our skies the thoughts in our household have all been pointed toward space. So with…

Play based learning – Christmas tree craft

I just love this little activity because it’s a fantastic activity for so many ages. I’ve done this with 3…

Play based learning – Pretend hair cutting station

The other day, while dropping my little girl off at kindy, I noticed she was having trouble using the scissors,…

Scrapbooking

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Sock puppets

This craft is an oldie but a goodie, I used to love making these as a kid and have to…

Toilet roll craft – Butterflies

Toilet rolls have to be one of the best crafting materials around. The endless possibilities with the humble toilet roll…

Toilet roll craft – Halloween bat

I was having a look on Pinterest the other day to come up with some toilet roll craft ideas, when…

Toilet roll craft – Halloween mummy

Howling cats and big black spider, Flying Bats, some doughnuts and cider, Smiling pumpkins can be seen; The time is…

Toilet roll craft – Halloween spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up to give me a fright…

Toilet roll craft – Paper flowers and vase

The other day my daughter and I made¬†a butterfly toilet roll craft. Today my daughter decided our butterflies needed some…

Toilet roll telescope – with optical illusion

If your household is anything like ours, you’ll accumulate toilet rolls at an alarming rate!¬†But before you throw out that…

Two types of spring flower crafts

Here are two spring flower craft ideas to brighten up your family’s day. Especially good when the spring rains set…

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