My favorite part of the blogosphere are the incredible crafting blogs. My first try at entrepreneurship was a crafting business, so I guess it makes sense that I would come full circle to do more crafty blogging at some point. I decided to hunt down a few kids crafting blogs to connect with, and found way more than I bargained for. I’ve mostly stuck to reading Craftzine in the past, but these blogs I’ve found recently are special because they all focus on content that are craft projects specifically for kids to make. Some are easy preschool level crafts, some are definitely for older kids. But they all are beautiful to look at, creatively inspiring, and produce what I believe to be the some of the best kids craft content on the web.
Sadly, several of these blogs are no longer being updated. But happily, their archives remain online and are an absolute treasure-trove of crafty, creative ideas!
Support these Great Kids Craft Blogs by Independent Crafty-type People
|The Crafty Crow is a ‘Children’s Craft Collective’ in which they gather up great craft projects from around the web and post them all in one place. They find some of the coolest stuff on the web!|
|One Pretty Thing is also a collection of crafts from around the web, but it is mostly crafts kids can make – some of them are things adults can make for kids. Total eye candy here, plan on getting stuck at the site for a very. long. time.|
|Fem Manuals is written in Portuguese, but I’m just blown away by the creativity of their projects and use of everyday materials to make absolutely beautiful things! They also post a lot of photos to Flickr so that you can mostly figure out how to make their projects without needing to read a different language.|
|Little Birdie Secrets has adorable kids crafts sprinkled in with some really yummy looking recipes, including pies and cupcakes in jars!|
|Zakka Life shares gorgeous crafts made with the most surprisingly simple materials. Who knew paper bags and toilet paper rolls could be so chic!|
|Dollar Store Crafts – a woman after my own heart! I hate going to my local crafts store and dropping $100, especially when I know I can make great stuff from the dollar store for less than $10!|
|CROQ Zine is sadly no longer. It was written by the same people behind Dollar Store Crafts, and is the companion blog to the CROQ Zine print magazine. Just the illustrations on the covers are worth a visit!|
|Kiddio is also sadly long gone. It was a combo craft project and craft collective bog, and another one that finds ways to make everyday objects into lovely bits of awesomeness.|
|Plaid Crafts is the kids craft blog by the people from Plaid craft supplies. They may not be an indie blog, but their creativity makes up for it!|
|Make and Takes is a well established blog written by a crafty mom who seems to have a never-ending stream of creativity. She also has some super-cool recipes tucked in here, including one for Root Beer Cookies. Don’t tell my son – he won’t leave me alone until I make them!|
|One Crafty Place is one of my new favorites on this list. This is a craft collective blog, and also includes some irresistible adult crafts too. As if I need more things to do right now!|
|Wee Life is full of crafty creative stuff along with some local things to do with kids for several major cities. Plus they have a scrumptious section of printables. Yay!|
|Skip to My Lou is so beautifully designed that it makes me feel happier just to see it. She also does frequent giveaways of crafty cool stuff, what’s not to love??|
|Craft Jr. was a part of the Woo! Jr. Kids Activities Network before we consolidated in 2015 into one site. ALL of our archives have been moved here, so you aren’t missing out on anything from when we started in 2008!|
This is a great list! There is a whole wealth of things on those blogs worth trying out.
Thanks for the great references. Always in need of a great activity for the kids in school and at home. Very attractive site by the way.
These are great craft sites! I have visited a few myself and really enjoy the simple and affordable project ideas. Thanks for organizing the the sites for us!
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Thanks for all the great ideas! I am in the birthday party business and appreciate all the ideas.
Inspiring list with some lovely offerings!
I just came across this, what a great list.
Fun list! I love Skip to my lou and One Pretty thing and dollar store craft…I think I love them all!
Wow! Thanks for the list. My family and I will be snowed in this weekend. Can’t wait to try some of these crafty projects.
My blog gives parents ideas of activities to do with their kids. Every once in a while, I’ll be featuring a craft. Thanks for compiling a list of great craft blogs!
Great list. Artists Helping Children has a great blog for kids crafts too.
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Wow– thanks so much for the shout out! You made my day!!