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DIY Rainstick

Turn a paper towel roll into a colorful rainstick with this fun and easy craft.

Rattle Drums

Easily make a simple toy and instrument – the classic rattle drum – with your kid.

Cotton Swab Snowflakes

Decorate your house with these easy cotton swab snowflakes.

Winter Wonderland Terrarium

Turn a jar, twigs, pinecones, and trinket toys into a Winter Wonderland Terrarium.

How to Make Snow Paint

Mix two ingredients and magically make snow paint.

DIY Witch Hat

Turn an ordinary birthday party hat and a cereal box into a witch hat in just a few steps.

Spooky Paper Plate Eyes

Turn paper plates into spooky eyes with cool Halloween craft.

Glitter Glue Ghost Art

This easy , ghost art craft requires only three materials.

DIY Odd Squad Costume

Make this budget-friendly, easy Odd Squad Costume for your little one.

No-Sew Monster Claws

Make these easy, no-sew monster claws in just two steps.

Observen con una lupa hecha en casa

Cuando Elinor nota algo interesante, a ella le gusta mirarlo de cerca.

Hagan un disfraz de mariposa

Hagan un disfraz como el de Elinor para que su niño aprenda sobre las mariposas.

Hagan un collar de cuentas

Las cuentas son un arte de los nativos de Alaska que Molly y Trini disfrutan hacer juntas.

La ruleta de los sentidos

The Cat in the Hat sabe sobre los cinco sentidos.

Senses Spinner Game

The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about the five senses.

La ciencia de la palomita de maíz: ¿Cuáles reventaron?

Ruff Ruffman ¡Ama cocinar! El aprendió que la comida cambia cuando la cocinas.

Popcorn Science

Ruff Ruffman loves cooking! He learns that food can change when you cook it.

Jugar con poleas

Ayude a su niño a aprender sobre esta sencilla máquina con una simple actividad.

Play With Pulleys

The Cat in the Hat helps Nick and Sally learn about pulleys to solve a problem.

Hagan una pista de obstáculos

Construya una pista de obstáculos con su niño para mover la pelota de un lugar a otro.

Play Ball Obstacle Course

Build an obstacle course with your child to move a ball from one place to another.

Jueguen un juego para descubrir los sentidos

Elinor y sus amigos descubren que pueden usar distintos sentidos para identificar objetos.

Preparemos leche de arándanos azules

A Molly le encanta cocinar con arándanos.

Jueguen a las escondidas con animales camuflados

Elinor y sus amigos notan animales que lucen iguales a los lugares donde se esconden.

Observen las sombras con un móvil del sistema solar

Mindy observa el Sol y las sombras.

Medir objetos sin una regla

¡Sea creativo con su niño!

Construyan una escultura de hielo

La mamá de Molly hace esculturas de hielo.

Hagan una caja para las fases de la Luna

¿Sabías que la Luna tiene diferentes fases?

Hagan un periscopio con un cartón de leche

Haga este periscopio con su hijo para ver las cosas desde un ángulo diferente.

Make a Periscope With Milk Cartons

Make this periscope with your child to see things from a different angle.

¿Cómo caerá? Suéltalo e investiga

Elinor y sus amigos descubren que algunos objetos caen rápido y otros lentamente.

Exploren de qué están hechos los anillos de Saturno con arte

¿Sabían que los anillos de Saturno están compuestos de polvo, hielo, rocas y mucho más?

Haz un abanico para la Danza de Yup’ik

Molly aprende sobre La danza de la foca al visitar una amiga nueva.

Hagamos una caja de acertijos

Molly y Tooey descubren una bella caja de acertijos debajo del piso de madera. Ayude a su

Exploren con una manga de viento

The Cat in the Hat observa el viento con Nick y Sally. Haga con su niño una manga de vient

Create a Tornado in a Jar

Explore the science behind tornadoes with this easy activity.

Observe Shadows With a Solar System Mobile

Observe how shadows change position as the Earth moves around the sun.

Make a Moon Phase Box

Get a closer look at how and why the moon’s shape appears to change.

Make a Beaded Necklace

Make a necklace as unique as you are.

Make Blueberry Milk

Molly loves cooking with blueberries. See what happens when you try this blueberry recipe

Make an Ice Sculpture

Observe how temperature affects water as you create a frozen ice sculpture.

Create a Puzzle Box

Help your child make a puzzle box with a secret compartment to hide treasures.

Explore Wind With a Windsock

Test the power of the wind and weather with a DIY windsock.

DIY Face Magnets

The refrigerator is a hub for artwork, but can also be a really fantastic play surface!

Measure Things Without a Ruler

Get creative with your child by using unusual objects for measuring.

Create a Yup’ik Dance Fan

Illustrate your stories with a feathery dance fan called a Tegumiaq in the Yup’ik language

Explore What Saturn’s Rings Are Made of With 3D Art

Learn about Saturn’s rings by creating 3D art with your child.

Play a Senses Discovery Game

Challenge your child to identify objects using different senses!

Falling for Fun: Drop and Investigate

Test and observe how different objects fall.

Make a Butterfly Costume

Learn about the different parts of butterflies by creating your own butterfly costume.

Hide and Seek With Camouflaged Animals

Help your child understand camouflage with a game of hide and seek.

Observe With a DIY Magnifying Glass

Magnify the fun with a closer look at the world through a homemade magnifying glass.

Digit’s Pear Paradise

Make this recipe from “Cyberchase For Real.”

Encouragement Jar

Your child can pull a card from their jar every morning or whenever she needs a boost.

Play a Storytelling Game

Roll homemade dice and use your imagination to tell a unique story.

Make a Hero Self Portrait

Help your child draw a self portrait and write down qualities that represent who she is.

Moon Rock Painting

Recreate the texture of regolith and then use it to paint a paper moon.

Magnet Fishing

Explore common items in your house and see if magnets will stick to them.

Friction Racing

Build a ramp and then use a toy car to test which of the two surfaces has less friction.

Exploring Gravity with a Catapult

Use a combination of simple machines to build a catapult.

Shadow Play

Use a flashlight to explore blocking light and creating different sizes of shadows.

See Sound Waves

Use different noise-making objects to cause sound waves and make sand move!

Make a Bottle Thermometer

Build a weather tool — a simple thermometer.

Flashlight Constellations

Recreate stars or groups of stars called constellations with paper and a flashlight.

Make Ocean Zones in a Jar

Dive in and explore the big ocean with this ocean zones in a jar activity!

Twinkle Twinkle Letter Stars

You can create constellations in your home, while also teaching alphabet skills!

Build and Test Paper Bridges

Investigate what makes a bridge strong with paper and pennies!

Explore Gravity with Marble Runs

Bring the excitement of a theme park into your home by building a marble roller coaster.

Create Egg Carton Turtles

Instead of throwing away empty egg cartons, upcycle them into this easy turtle craft.

Craft a Color Changing Chameleon

See how chameleons change colors with a couple of paper plates and some paint.

Build a Worm Hotel

Observe nature with this craft, giving earthworms a temporary “hotel."

Grow an Herb Garden

Learn the basics of botany and plant growth by growing an herb garden with your child.

Paint with Nature

Get outside and have fun with nature, using natural objects as brushes or stamps!

Cook Up Some Edible Slime

Explore the properties of different ingredients while creating tasty edible slime.

Make a Super Bouncy Ball

A fun, simple craft to make your own bouncy balls!

Discover Pitch with a Water Xylophone

Investigate ways to create different sounds by creating your own water xylophone.

Make a Sink or Float Experiment

Learn about household objects that sink and float in this easy-to-prepare activity.

Engineer a Rocket Ship

Your child will create a pulley system and pretend a rocket ship is soaring through space.

Make a Pinkalicious Wand

Explore your creativity and make a wand just like the one Pinkalicious has!

Upcycle Bags Into a Plarn Jump Rope

Transform ordinary bags into plarn (plastic + yarn = plarn) to make jump rope.

Write Secret Crayon Messages

In this activity, use the crayon resist painting technique to write secret messages!

Craft a Nature Dragonfly

Create beautiful dragonflies using objects you can find on a nature walk.

Craft a Colorful Hummingbird Feeder

Observe one of the world’s smallest birds by making a feeder for hummingbirds!

Make a Bubble Bottle Fish

Upcycle materials to make your own plastic bottle fish in this activity!

Make an Upcycled Jellyfish

Creatively reuse plastic bags to create this mesmerizing jellyfish in a bottle.

Bake Gingerbread Letters

Make gingerbread cookies in the shape of the alphabet with this simply delicious activity.

Play Letter Hopscotch

Grab some sidewalk chalk and take learning outdoors by making a letter hopscotch.

Create Circle Geometric Art

Your child can make beautiful circle art in this activity!

Make a Chinese Rattle Drum

Use this fun craft activity to learn about this fun Chinese instrument!

Make Russian Nesting Dolls

Explore more about Russian culture by making Russian nesting dolls as a fun craft!

Create Glowing Water

Learn about a creature's ability to make its own glowing light with this activity!

Make Edible Dirt Cups

Learn about the different types of soil and make an edible “dirt” cup.

Peg’s Giant Dice Game

Play more math games with Peg + Cat!

Put on a Puppet Show

Explore more shapes and stories with Peg + Cat!

Use Math While Baking Peg’s Honey Cake

Join Peg + Cat to find math in the kitchen and everywhere else!

Make Leaf-Imprinted Ornaments

Make art with nature and Nature Cat!

Make Bite-Sized Planet Pops

Explore the solar system on Ready Jet Go with these cake pop planets!

Make Three Kid-Friendly Rice Dishes

Try these kid-friendly rice dishes from around the world!

Make Three Kid-Friendly Noodle Soup Dishes

Try these kid-friendly noodle soup recipes from around the world!

Plant a Terrarium

Discover more about the plant world with Nature Cat!

Make Mystery Footprints

Solve math mysteries with Odd Squad!

Make a Galaxy in a Jar

Tour the galaxies on Ready Jet Go!

Craft a Pine Cone Rabbit

Create a woodland creature out of a material easily found in nature: a pine cone!

Make Sun Prints

In this activity, observe the sun’s energy while also experiencing nature and making art!

Salt Painting Our Solar System

Help your child learn about our place in space with this salty art project!

Make a Moon Phase Necklace

Explore the moon cycle by making a necklace that illustrates the phases of the moon.

Build Paper Polyhedrons Shapes

Fold and glue paper to build 3D shapes while learning math vocabulary like the Odd Squad!

Craft a Secret Message Card

Like the Odd Squad, practice math and writing skills while creating a secret message!

Build Edible Nests

In this activity, build a one-of-a-kind bird nest and then snack on it afterward!

Build Your Own Volcano

Learn how a volcano forms and what causes it to erupt in this classic experiment.

Make Dinosaur Footprints and Trackways

You can learn a lot by looking at a dinosaur’s footprint! Create your own with paint.

Make Dinosaur Feet

Stomp around like Buddy and make your own dinosaur feet out of tissue boxes!

Make Your Own Paper

Making homemade paper provides a hands-on example of how we can help save the environment.

Scent Memory Game

Put your nose to the test with this scent matching activity!

My Ice Observation

Transform a liquid into a solid (and vice versa) with this colorfully cold experiment.

Make an Awesome Shapely Kite

Build a paper bag kite with your child and learn more about lines, sides and angles!

About Crafts for Kids

Focusing on simple, fun and family-friendly projects, this weekly series encourages parents to spend meaningful time with their kids making crafts. Many of the projects include recyclable materials, things you already have in your home, and feature PBS KIDS characters.

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