School Age: 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,…

11 Scrapbooking tips for beginners

When you first start scrapbooking, everybody will give you lots of tips. The key is to find your own scrapbooking…

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…

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…

Bath Fizz

This is easy to make, looks fun and would make a great gift. Peppermint oil works well but you could…

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…

DIY jewellery hanger – painted driftwood

Here’s a super-simple and effective craft idea. The DIY jewellery hanger on painted driftwood is perfect for your teenager’s, or…

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 Christmas decorations

Here’s a¬†couple of the easiest Christmas decorations anyone can make up. They don’t take too long to make and look…

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….

Great craft activities for 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 year old kids

Here are some free or low cost craft activities for 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 year old kids.¬†Create something¬†fabulous…

How to make a DIY concrete planter

I love concrete planters and I’ve been meaning to make some for a while now. So with Mother’s Day just…

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 a pompom cactus

My daughter loves to challenge me. Last week she had me making her a rainbow shelf¬†and this week it’s a…

How to make a pompom doll

It must be that time of year because at the moment I’m surrounded by school galas, kindy craft fairs and…

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 shell flowers

Today I am going to show you how to make shell flowers.¬†This is a great craft activity to make with…

How to make your own decorative wall clock

I’d just been thinking about making a cool decorative wall clock, when I was going through the aisle¬†at¬†Spotlight, only to…

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 – 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…

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…

Movie magic activities

If your child is a real movie lover, then here are some Movie Magic activities to keep them busy over…

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…

Scrapbooking

The "art of treasuring memories" ---Scrapbooking essentially involves collecting, storing and displaying photographs with surrounding decorations --- a wonderful bonding activity to do with your child.

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 reindeer marionette

I just had to share this great craft that’s so easy to make with your kids. And you can find…

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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