Kids Craft Ideas, Activities and More

Crafts Unleashed has a wide variety of kids craft ideas for creative play time, easy kids crafts for rainy days, gifts and more. Browse all our projects for inspiration and be sure to click on any project image for detailed instructions.

DIY Harry Potter Bookmark Gifts


Can you believe there are only 160 days until Christmas? That’s just a little more than five months and you know how crazy things get around Halloween and Thanksgiving so really, it’ll be here before you know it! If you’re planning on getting an early start on making (or at least pinning!) some gifts for your book-loving friends, this DIY Harry Potter bookmark tutorial is for you! Supplies needed to make your own DIY Harry Potter bookmarks: Bright Silver Book {Read More}

Handmade Stenciled Note Card Set


Handwritten letters are rarely seen anymore, but there is one group keeping this fading art form alive: teachers!  When I was a teacher I kept a stack of cards in my desk, so I was always prepared with a “thank you,” “great job,” or “happy birthday” message.  My kids treasure and save cards they get from their teachers.  So, with that in mind, why not kick off the year with a pretty note card set to give the teacher?  With {Read More}

Homemade Teacher Gifts: A Bouquet of Freshly Sharpened Pencils


Once upon a time, I taught in the classroom. And I kept adorable little pots of pens and pencils on my desk. It would usually take about a month for me to ask aloud, “Why don’t I have anything to write with!?!?” And students would sheepishly look away. I would realize: most of my pens and pencils had been “borrowed” away… never to return to their stylish little desk organizer. And then a solution presented itself:  a handmade “flower pencil” won’t walk {Read More}

Back to School Countdown Calendar


Summer is winding to a close and school will be starting before you know it.  Relish those last days of summer fun with this back to school countdown calendar.  We have added a fun activity to each day for you to do with your kids.  Make the countdown calendar, add the activities of your choice, then let them start each day with a fun surprise activity.  This is a great way to end summer on a fun note for little {Read More}

Teacher Gift Idea: DIY Journal with Paperclip Bookmarks


Back to school is right around the corner and I love kicking off the new school year with a small gift for my child’s teacher.   This year, I decided to make this very easy personalized DIY journal with some fun paper clips.  Follow along if you want to make one of your own! Supplies needed to make your own DIY journal teacher gift: Darice 5×7 Blank Journal Tape Measure Washi Tape Chalkboard Sticker Labels David Tutera Chalkboard Pen K&Company SMASH {Read More}

Doing Locker Decoration Ideas the Right Way

Locker decoration ideas

What do your children’s lockers say about them? Anything you want! Whether your child is sporty or a full-out fashionista, we’ve got the locker crafts you need. Make a space that is personalized, fun and the envy of every classmate. Locker decorating ideas continue to grow in popularity among tweens and teens. Not only do they allow your children to show off their personality, but they also give them a chance to make their locker a little more functional. It doesn’t have to {Read More}

How to Use Sticker Reward Charts for Kids

Reward Charts for Kids

Kids’ stickers don’t have to be just for coloring and paper projects. Reward charts for kids can be a valuable learning tool and an easy way to praise your children for achievements, good behavior and more. One easy way to use stickers for kids as a reward for your children is with a sticker reward chart. Reward charts for kids are becoming more and more popular because they can help: Encourage behavior you want Discourage inappropriate behavior Reward your child for a {Read More}

DIY Bubbles: Make Your Own Bubble Party Favors


How cute are these itty bitty colored bottles?  The pretty colors screamed “summer” to me, and one of my favorite summer activities to do with my kids is to blow bubbles.  So I put the two thoughts together and made these adorable DIY bubbles for custom party favors! Since these are glass bottles, these DIY bubbles are not really appropriate to use with young kids, but they would be beautiful as favors or table decor for an outdoor wedding or {Read More}

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Jars


Happy Sunday, friends!  I’m back today with another fabulous craft that kids of all ages will enjoy making with mason jars.  Those mason jars are so much fun to craft with and these tissue paper stained glass jars fit the bill. Tell me that sweet jar doesn’t make you smile?  I imagine a kiddo giving wild flowers to mom or grandma.  I think it would truly brighten their day.  The good news is they are incredibly easy to make and using any tissue paper {Read More}