Kids’ Project
Sew
For kids who want to sew — but may not be ready for a sharp needle or complex sewing machine — this personalized piece of wall decor is a great starter project. Not only will they be proud to gift it or hang it in their room, but working the stitches helps them practice an even, repeating pattern that builds fine motor skills. It's a win all around!
Sherri Sylvester
Sew
Clothing and accessories are an awesome way for kids — and everyone, really — to express their creativity. But instead of buying new stuff, help your little fashionistas upgrade what they've got with some cool DIY felt patches. They're easy to make and look great ironed on everything from backpacks to jean jackets.
Sherri Sylvester
Pizza's a win no matter what, but when you want to up the fun factor, turn your food into a friend! All you have to do is shape your dough and arrange your toppings to make these cute critter faces.
With a couple printouts and a big burst of imagination, you can throw the coolest movie night in all of Troll Village — or, at least, in your home. DreamWorks' Trolls World Tour is now streaming, so there's no better way to spend a night in than watching it while making some festive party favors. Between these downloadable concert wristbands and a stack of coloring book pages full of your favorite Trolls characters, it's guaranteed to be a great night.
Beginner
Just when you thought reading couldn't get any more fun, these oceanic felt animals are here to swim right into your heart. The tutorial below dives into how to make a squid, but the same method can be used to make any animal you love.
Beginner
Gift tags are a great way to let kids put a handmade touch on their Mother's Day present. (Not to mention they save you a trip to the store.) But don't reserve this project for once a year — the whole fam can make a bunch to keep on hand for graduations, birthdays and holidays, so they're always ready for a special occasion!
Giova Brusa
Take advantage of long summer days with an easy project that'll keep the kiddos entertained — not to mention teach 'em a little somethin' somethin' about sunlight. All it requires is a bit of patience and a burst of creative mojo.
Victoria Hudgins
Got more canvas tote bags than you know what to do with? Rather than let them pile up in the closet, give 'em new life with a stencil and paint.
Now that you've dyed your Easter eggs, keep the fun going by giving those cuties something to nestle in. These paper egg holders are fun, versatile and insanely simple — so it's a must-make for kids of all ages.
Victoria Hudgins
Ever thought of drawing your own coloring book? Well, now you can! In this project tutorial, artist Kelsey Montague shows you how. Using her signature style as a jumping-off point, learn to create three of Kelsey's page designs along with your own designs. Then assemble all your pages and tie with a ribbon for a gorgeous handmade touch.
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