You don’t always want to work on crafts for kids.
And it seems like it never fails. As soon as you settle into your craft space, all cozy and ready to be creative and work on your own crafts, the kids pop up. Include them too.
Glue, paper, scissors.
They want it all. (even the teenagers have a tendency to do this!)
Crafts for Quality Family Time
With these craft ideas, you can use your Cricut to cut out supplies quickly. Set the kids up with their own projects. Schedule it so you have some time to do a few projects and crafts for the kids. Then, take the time to go do your own projects too.
Some of these will need supervision throughout the entire process. Others, you could make into a “rainy day” kit or when they come to you complaining about “how bored” they are. Just hand them one of these pre-made projects.
They can go find their own little space to be creative and if you are lucky you will get a few minutes of quiet time. Time to do your own thing!
Besides crafts, you can also have your Cricut draw out images to color. Heavier cardstock can be used for art projects (the kind that can be framed but won’t fit in your regular printer). The Cricut draws out an image for your kids to color or paint.
Try These Easy Cricut Crafts
These kid-friendly Cricut crafts are quick and easy. Pick a few and use them for some quality family time, a boredom-buster, or just keep a few kits handy so they can grab them when they are feeling creative!
Crafts for Kids
Paper Chick Craft For Kids
A fun paper chick. Cut out multiple sets and they can make a whole flock. Cover the fridge. Decorate the windows. Great for Easter for spring decor!
Make Your Own Unicorn FREE Printable Activity
Make a few different unicorn characters and then set up a cardboard stage. Your kids will love playing with these as puppets. Or putting on a show for the family.
You can make these for Halloween. Or you could make the boxes in different colors and let them design totally new characters with them. Let them play and use their imagination!
Stitched String Art for Kids (and Adults Too)
My aunt taught me how to embroider on my favorite nightgown when I was little. These paper sewing projects always remind me of learning to sew. These are great for a quiet project and for hand-eye coordination.
Shark Bookmarks - PDF Template AND Cut Files
Little ones love sharks (even if we are completely over THAT song!). Make some fun bookmark corners that will chew on the side of their book and hold their place.
Shark Card Pop Up Card
This one might be a little more "adult driven". But it would be a fun one to cut all the pieces out and then put together like a puzzle with your little crafter.
DIY Emoji Squishy Stress Balls Filled With Slime
Emoji faces and squishy stress balls. It's a perfect blend of two things we all love. Kids will have a blast making their favorite emoji and having something to use as a fidget toy!
Ideas for Celebrating Kids' Birthdays: DIY Paper Crowns
I love the idea of these paper crowns. I've wondered what to do with the metallic tagboard that I have in the drawer. This project would make a great gift to send to nieces and granddaughters. Especially for sleepovers or birthday parties!
How To Cut Felt With the Cricut Explore - My Sister's Suitcase - Packed with Creativity
Felt masks are a great addition to the dress-up box. My kids loved superhero masks. This tutorial is a great start to felt and fabric masks. Use it as a starting point and customize your masks to fit your little one's favorite dress-up characters.
Fabric Alphabet with the Cricut Maker
A great way to expose your little ones to their alphabet. It could also be a lesson in how to use a thread and needle (or the sewing machine if you are really brave).
Which ones did you like best when you were looking through the list? Did your kids have a favorite? Paper projects seem to draw me in more. Less mess. It’s time to get over the aversion to glitter!
Want grown-up vinyl Cricut projects? Click here to be inspired and find some new project ideas.
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