5 Easy DIY Craft Ideas for Children

Posted by My Chapter One on 13.04.2022

All parents, especially during holidays and vacations are always on the lookout for activities to keep children involved and busy. This blog is about fun and super cool homemade arts and crafts for kids that you can do at home with children during holidays. 

Here is a list of homemade easy DIY craft ideas for kids. Most of the things for doing these art n crafts are found in our households and don’t pinch your pocket too. All you need is to enjoy the time you have with your child making these fun crafts. These craft ideas can be used at home for decoration, giveaways, and gift items. The children can also put up a stall or a craft sale in the society and condominiums. 

This is the list of craft ideas curated for you and your child. The process of making the craft and the items required are all included in the description. 

Bottle Cap Bugs:

This one is an easy and colorful craft that can be made with things easily available at home.

Bottle Cap Bugs Artzy Creations 3a
Picture courtesy: thisgrandmaisfun.com

Material required :

  • Bottle Caps
  • Transparency Paper
  • Permanent Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes

Get any bottle cap that you find at home – Mineral water bottle caps, fizzy drink caps. Cut the transparency sheet in the shape of small wings. Make 2 of these. Color them with permanent markers in whichever color you like or make patterns on them – spots, stripes, hearts. Stick them using glue on either side of the bottle cap. Stick 2 googly eyes in front. And your bottle cap bug is ready!!! 

These Bottle Cap Bugs are great for kids of all ages because they can be as simple and intricate as per their age depending on how they want to decorate them!  You can create different types of bugs such as  Bees, Lady Bugs, Beetles, and all sorts of imaginary bugs are possible.

Rainbow Paper Plate Tambourine:

Homemade instruments are such fun and a fantastic way to inspire musical creativity and experimentation in children.


Rainbow paper Plate Tambourine
Picture courtesy: kidscraftroom.com

Material required :

  • Small paper plate
  • Punching machine
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • small jingle bells
  • Ribbon
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Take a small paper plate and color it in different colors of the rainbow (concentric circles) to give effect. After the paint has dried up, fold the paper plate in half. Use a pencil to mark on the arc side where you want the jingle bells to be! Punch holes with the help of a punching machine on the marked areas. Make sure both the sides of the plate are punched through!

Cut some short pieces of ribbon and thread them through the bells and tie them onto the holes that you punched around the arc. Don’t make them too tight as they will need to be a bit loose to jingle. To make the tambourine plump and soft to hold, you can stuff the inside of the paper plate with some cotton balls and then glue the ends to seal it! Keep it pressed for a while till it dries.

And you’re ready to jingle jangle all the way with your Rainbow tambourine! 

Popsicle Stick Tent:

This craft idea is so synonymous with summer vacations, summer camps, and camping season!

Popsicle Stick Tent
Picture courtesy: gluedtomycraftsblog.com

Material required :

  • Popsicle sticks (3 per tent craft)
  • Glue
  • Thick colored paper
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors

Take three popsicle sticks and glue them together to look like a triangle. Color them and decorate them in whichever way you like.  Let it dry.  Take the thick colored paper and cut a triangular shape that will be placed within the popsicle stick design and act as the “fabric” of the tent. After this,  cut out a white piece in the shape of a door for the tent opening on the front and then cut 2 brown strips (as wood for a small campfire). Cut a flame-shaped orange color paper for the campfire.

To make the Popsicle Stick Tent ready– glue the paper pieces in place ( in the gap between the 3 sticks). Stick the door at the front and campfire on the corner. Your champ is all set to camp!

Button Snail Craft For Kids:

This can be a keepsake or can also be a cute gift for a dear friend or a decorative item too. Cute and colorful. 

Button Snail Craft For Kids
Picture courtesy: iheartartsncrafts.com

Take the thick paper and cut out a shape of a snail. Make sure to make it big enough to leave some space so that you can glue it to the CD. Take the CD and cover it in glue and decorate it with buttons. Stick this CD on top of the paper cut out of the snail that you had made. For the snail’s face, use pipe cleaners for the tentacles and stick the googly eyes. You can use a permanent marker to draw the mouth. Your snail is ready to crawl.

Material required :

Paper Plate Mouse:

Paper Plate Mouse
Picture courtesy: housingaforest.com

Material required :

  • Paper Plate
  • Black and White Paint ~ mixed together to make grey
  • Patterned Paper or any paper for ears, nose, and tail
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes

Cut the paper plate into the shape of a mouse – circular with a pointed nose.  Paint the paper plate grey with the help of paints or crayons, whichever is easier. And if the children don’t have grey in your paint box, then it’s time to experiment and learn – which two colors make grey

Good way of letting the kids explore and learn! After the plate is painted, cut a few circles from the patterned paper to use as the nose, ears, and eyes, and one curly tail. Stick the ears on top of the head – one in front of the plate and one from behind and stick that cute curly tail, and nose and make an eye with either googly eyes or black paint. 

These quick and easy crafts are easy to make are fun and easy on the pocket too!

Hope you and your child have a great time being crafty!

“Craft is passionately creating something with your hands."

– Sarah Chatterton

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