5 Fun Crafts and Creative Activities to Enjoy with Your Kids

By Shannon Gurnee
In Kids
March 13, 2023

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about 5 fun crafts and creative activities to enjoy with your kids.

mom and son painting a picturePhoto by cottonbro studio

Want to do something fun and unique with your kids over the weekend? Encourage your children’s creativity and imagination by initiating crafts and creative activities for them to enjoy. But don’t just give them the supplies and leave them be – join them and turn the activity into a bonding opportunity. Who knows, it might even become a tradition that your family can enjoy for years to come.

In this blog, we’ll be giving you five fun ideas for crafts and other creative activities that you can enjoy with your kids. We’ll be including tools and resources that you can use online to let your creativity run free.

Make birthday cards

making birthday cardsPhoto by cottonbro studio

It’s so easy to buy birthday cards or any cards for that matter, but there’s still something sweeter about receiving a personalized card. If you’re celebrating any family member’s birthday soon, gather round your kids and make a plan to craft a beautiful birthday card together. Creative Fabrica has a selection of fun free fonts that you can download and use on your design. Just make sure to download the font that you like as soon as you see it as most of the freebies here are on a limited-time offer. 

Learn to make origami

kids making origamiPhoto by Vanessa Loring

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. The most popular origami is the paper crane, but there are plenty more origami styles that you can make with your kids. What makes them is that you don’t need any special materials to make them. Any old scrap paper that you will cut into squares will do. However, if you want to go all fancy, you can buy special origami paper at stationery stores. If you want to create your own special paper, Creative Fabrica offers graphic freebies, including patterns that you can then download and print.

Edit short-form videos

If you can’t seem to tear your kids away from their gadget, then teach them how to use it for fun creative pursuits. Why not edit short-form videos with them? Create a story and storyboard together, shoot clips using your phone cameras around the house starring each other, and then put together the video using your phone’s video editing app. Add fun captions and titles by finding a display font from Creative Fabrica’s font section

Create your custom coloring books

Coloring books are a fun go-to activity if you want something relaxing and creative to do. It can actually be a good stress reliever for both children and adults. If you can’t find a design you like in store, create your own. Get designs, arrange them in an 8.5” x 11” layout on Canva and print them in black and white. If you want to get even more creative, you can look up kid-friendly bookbinding tutorials online.

DIY your holiday decor

making a happy easter cardPhoto by cottonbro studio

Is your family big on Christmas, Halloween, and other holidays? Then DIYing together your home decor for the upcoming holidays should be a fun activity to do with them. Find free holiday-themed free holiday-themed SVGs to start your design. You can use these graphics with or without a cutting machine. If you’re strictly using scissors, be sure to assist your kid along the way for safety while also giving them confidence to work on their own. 

Enjoying creative endeavors and pastimes with your kids is a great way to spend quality time with them while imparting to them the joys of creativity. Teaching them to have fun with tools, resources, and supplies already available around the house allows them to hone their imagination and skills, which they can apply in their day-to-day life. Finally, spending such precious time with them could become part of their core memories that they will surely take with them as they grow up.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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