Best blogs for kids crafts
Winter holidays are here, which means you may find yourself with more time at home than usual. If you have kids and the weather outside is frightful, you likely needs some little projects. Here is a round up of our favourite crafting websites for kids. There are many more out there, a quick Google search for “best blogs for kids crafts” or “best kids’ craft blogs” should help you find something you like.
If you are worried that crafting supply costs will add up, take a look at the art and crafts supplies category on your local Used.ca site. From scrap fabrics to unwanted crayons to giant looms, there are many supplies here for a fraction of the price. More useful links for craft supplies at the end of this article.
Pinterest is now probably one of the best sources for finding kids crafts as well as a whole host of inspiring links and images. It may not be a blog, but imagine a vision board online, where you can collect and curate ideas from all different blogs and websites. Pinterest can give you ideas for crafts, recipes, fashion and more, or just provide a place to collect pretty images. If you’re not yet on Pinterest, take a look at how it works and start pinning!
CraftyChild.com has lots of baking ideas, seasonal crafts and more. Right now they have a great list of true back to basics fun to have with your child. Sometimes after the excess of the holiday season, some thrifty and wholesome activities are just what you need. This is one of our favourite sites for kids’ crafts with lots of choices broken down into different age groups.
HappyHooligans.ca is a blog written by a Canadian mom that includes craft ideas, art for kids, activity ideas, sensory play advice and lots more. An example of a great article is this one from blogger Jackie which lists 10 outdoor balancing activities for kids that you can do in most backyard spaces. This is one of our favourite mom for mom blogs. The ideas here are more than just crafts and baking ideas, but are educational and resourceful.
EasyCraftsforKids.com does exactly what it says on the tin. Providing a huge amount of crafts for kids that can be done in 10 steps or less – which is why I love it so – their website even states “we have the means to keep the kids quiet and entertained for hours!” This site includes dress up crafts, crafts for different seasons, crafts for different age groups, and lots of tips and resources on what you need to get started as a crafter.
Named one of the top 50 kids’ craft blogs by Babble in 2013, MerMagBlog.com is a beautiful mom blog that is heavy on the images so if you need visuals rather than a ton of text to follow when crafting, this is a good place to start. There is a lot of fine art detail in these crafts as blog owner, Merrilee, is an illustrator, so the printables are extra gorgeous.
Another one-stop-shop for all things crafty for kids, ArtfulParent.com goes as far as to tell you how to talk with your kids about art, how to set up art spaces as well as, of course, offering a ton of great projects to do with kids of all ages. Broken down into various crafting topics such as printmaking ideas, drawing ideas, collage ideas and more, this blog also has a recipes section for easy baking with kids. Highly recommended.
MakeandTakes.com makes it onto my list because of these amazing tips for throwing a Star Wars party and I house a crazed three year old Star Wars fan! But there are a huge amount of great crafts, recipes and tips on this mommy blog. This is a good site for the post kindergarten set.
I could go on forever with this list, but these seven are my personal favourites and provide a good mix of styles and resources. If you have a site that you think should always be included in a best kids craft blog round up, please let us know in the comments and the article will be updated.