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Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids Ages 5+

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Are you looking for some fun and easy crafts for your kids ages 5, 6, 7, and beyond? Here are some that my kids are absolutely loving right now!


What’s Great about Crafts for Kids Ages 5+

The best part about crafts for kids 5 and over is they’re old enough that you don’t have to worry as much about them putting things in their mouths so you can give them smaller items like beads and not be as concerned.

Still a good idea to supervise though, especially as they may need help with some activities.


Pony Beads for Bracelets

As a child I loved making bracelets, necklaces, and designs out of pony beads and when my oldest asked for some for his birthday I thought YAY!! He got a set for making animals out of pony beads and I promptly found him containers in which to organize the beads by color.

My twins also seemed interested so I got them some basic pony beads to make bracelets and they love them! I happened to pull out the beads on a morning that they were going to see one of their grandmas so each made her a bracelet as well as their great aunt who they’d be seeing as well.

When their big brother got up, he made bracelets for them as well.

Kids making bead bracelets

A Quiet Activity

My boys are typically VERY active and VERY loud. This activity lead to them being quiet and focusing for at least an hour. I couldn’t believe it! They loved being able to make bracelets for family members and after that made bracelets for their stuffed animals.

Stringing beads on string

Pony Beads and Elastic String

My boys love rainbows right now so I got them the pony beads and elastic string below. The string does come in more neutral colors as well.

The pony beads come in two plastic cases divided by color which is completely awesome in my mind. Especially since the bead pet set my eldest got didn’t come with any organization which drove us nuts!

The pony beads kit does come with elastic string but I figured the rainbow elastic string would be extra fun so now we have both!

Greentime Pony Beads Jewelry Making Kit, 9mm Pony Beads Rainbow Opaque Beads Small Loose Spacer Beads for Friendship Bracelet Jewelry Necklace Making Crafts for Independence Day Gift (24colors)
Greentime Pony Beads Jewelry Making Kit, 9mm Pony Beads Rainbow Opaque Beads Small Loose Spacer Beads for Friendship Bracelet Jewelry Necklace Making Crafts for Independence Day Gift (24colors)
by GT

Assorted colors: Each box of pony beads comes in 24 different and vibrant neon colors with an opaque finish. These impressive rainbow pony beads boast that every color is totally different and bright so that every one will find their own color to make necklaces, bracelets, hair braids and other DIY projects.
Size & material: Each bead is approx. 6mm in height and 9mm in diameter, which is the perfect size for jewelry making, hair braids or crafts projects. Acrylic material makes the beads look even better: well made with smooth surface, durable and sturdy, symmetrical with shiny luster, uniform shape and consistent color and cut-through holes, just perfect for beading and jewelry making.

 Price: $ 15.99 Buy now at Amazon
Tenn Well 1mm Elastic String for Bracelets, 328 Feet Rainbow Stretchy Bracelet String Elastic Beading Cord for Bracelets, Necklaces, Jewelry Making, Pony Beads and Crafts
Tenn Well 1mm Elastic String for Bracelets, 328 Feet Rainbow Stretchy Bracelet String Elastic Beading Cord for Bracelets, Necklaces, Jewelry Making, Pony Beads and Crafts
by Tenn Well
  • MULTI-PURPOSE - This 1mm elastic cord is suitable for jewelry making, elastic bracelets and necklace, rubber band, and any other DIY project
  • RAINBOW COLOR - The bead cord is in gradient color, which will make your bracelet or necklace special. Great for crafters and diy lovers
  • DIMENSIONS - With 1mm in thickness and 328 feet / 100m in length, the elastic bead thread is easy to string different kinds of beads, such as pony beads, clay beads, glass beads and other beads for jewelry making
  • MATERIAL - Made of high quality fabric outside and elastic inside, the bead cord have strong elasticity and abrasion resistant. They are durable and flexible to use, easy to cut and tie
  • EASY TO USE AND STORE - Packed on a coil, the stretchy string will not intertwined with each other and keep your cord well organized
List Price: $ 12.99 You Save: $ 5.01 (-39%)  Price: $ 7.98 ($ 0.02 / Foot) Buy now at Amazon

Pony Bead Pets

This is the set our 7 year old asked for that got us started with Pony Beads. Our kids are loving the bead pets but I’ve been needing to help them actually string the beads through. It’s pretty cool though that they’re able to easily lay it all out on top of the storage cases then I can just come in and finish it up.

I’m guessing my 7 year old will be able to string his bead pets soon but it’ll be a while until the twins can.

It’s really cool to have a set with everything in one and the design cards make it easy to pick out the beads you need for each bead pet, as it shows how many of each color is needed, how long to cut the string, and how to lay it out on top of the storage cases.

Bead pets with  containers where we could lay out the beads as the cards indicated.

The only thing it doesn’t have is enough space to adequately organize all of the beads included. Luckily, we had a lot of small containers around that our son could use but if you get this for your kids, I’d suggest getting one of the bead containers below as well.

Made By Me Ultimate Bead Pets, Includes Over 1600 Beads, Carabiner Clips, Design Templates, Storage Cases, Create Your Own Backpack Keychain Kit, DIY Keychain Kit, Bead Art Crafts for Kids & Beginners
Made By Me Ultimate Bead Pets, Includes Over 1600 Beads, Carabiner Clips, Design Templates, Storage Cases, Create Your Own Backpack Keychain Kit, DIY Keychain Kit, Bead Art Crafts for Kids & Beginners
by Horizon Group USA

OVER 1600 COLORFUL BEADS: Create and personalize your very own bead pet keychains with over 1600 vibrant pony beads, alphabet beads, carabiner clips, and easy-to-follow project templates.

 Price: $ 21.99 Buy now at Amazon
My twins showing off their bead pets and working on planning them out.

Bead Storage Containers

Especially if you get the Bead Pet kit above, you’ll want an additional storage container for the beads if you want to have them separated by color.

I suggest getting one like this where you can move the dividers around and also just need to open the top and have access to all the beads you’d like! The only downside is if it gets tipped it’s going to take a while to clean it all up and get it back in order.

UOONY 3 Pack 36 Grids Plastic Organizer Box Craft Storage with Adjustable Dividers, Bead Organizer Container for Earrings Fishing Tackles Crafts Jewelry Thread with 400pcs Label Stickers
UOONY 3 Pack 36 Grids Plastic Organizer Box Craft Storage with Adjustable Dividers, Bead Organizer Container for Earrings Fishing Tackles Crafts Jewelry Thread with 400pcs Label Stickers
by Foreyoung

Material - This craft organizers and storage are made of transparent and environmentally friendly pp plastic, with high transparency, you can clearly see the contents of the thread organizer container.
Specifications - 3 36-grid tackle box; the outer dimensions of each plastic organizer are 10.8 inches long x 7.0 inches wide x 1.8 inches high, and the internal grid size is 1.7 inches long x 1.1 inches wide x 1.7 inches high. With 400 stickers as gifts.

 Price: $ 19.99 ($ 6.66 / Count) Buy now at Amazon

3-Tier Stackable Storage Container

This 3-Tier stackable storage container works great for beads and other crafts that you want to separate yet keep in the same general area.

You can move the dividers to fit different items and can have the three layers separate when in use and then stacked together when not in use.

SGHUO 3-Tier Stackable Storage Container Box with dividers-30 compartments, Bead Organizers for Art Craft Storage, Washi Tape, Kids Toys, Jewelry, Beauty & Sewing Supplies
SGHUO 3-Tier Stackable Storage Container Box with dividers-30 compartments, Bead Organizers for Art Craft Storage, Washi Tape, Kids Toys, Jewelry, Beauty & Sewing Supplies
by Octter

Sufficient Space & Easily Portable: Each box has 3 layers Stackable Storage Container, 10 grids per layer, totally 30 adjustable compartments, saving more valuable space.Also your things & crafts storage container lid features a handle on the top that can easily be carried around with you.
Adjustable Size: Outer box size 9.5"L x 6.5"W x 7.2"H, single grid size: 3.2"L x 2.0"W x 2.2"H. The dividers are removable and detachable that can make larger compartments to adapt the crafts 、toys or accessories you need to store.

List Price: $ 22.99 You Save: $ 3.00 (-13%)  Price: $ 19.99 Buy now at Amazon

Fun with Foam

Another fun activity is using these foam stickers to decorate the 6 boards and whatever else you want to decorate. It’s easy for kids to use and do mainly on their own which is a plus for when I need to prep lunch or dinner.

There are three different sets: Under the Ocean, Amazing Animals, and Unicorns and Princesses.

My twins working on their fun with foam animals
Skillmatics Art Activity - Fun with Foam Underwater Animals, No Mess Sticker Art for Kids, Craft Kits, DIY Activity, Gifts for Boys & Girls Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Stocking Stuffers, Travel Toys
Skillmatics Art Activity - Fun with Foam Underwater Animals, No Mess Sticker Art for Kids, Craft Kits, DIY Activity, Gifts for Boys & Girls Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Stocking Stuffers, Travel Toys
by Grasper Global Inc.

ART ACTIVITY WITH FOAM STICKERS: Fun with Foam is a no-mess, sticker art activity set designed to engage children in independent creative play at home or on the go! With over 800 colorful foam stickers, your child will use their creativity and fine motor skills to decorate bright and cheerful underwater animals!
WHAT'S INSIDE: 800+ Colorful Foam Stickers, 6 Picture Boards, Instruction Manual

List Price: $ 19.97 You Save: $ 5.00 (-25%)  Price: $ 14.97 Buy now at Amazon
Skillmatics Magical Scratch Art Book & Fun with Foam Animals Theme Bundle, Art & Craft Kits, DIY Activities for Kids
Skillmatics Magical Scratch Art Book & Fun with Foam Animals Theme Bundle, Art & Craft Kits, DIY Activities for Kids

MAGICAL SCRATCH ART BOOK: Reveal colorful pictures of animals by drawing and scratching over the images! Add to the magic by creating and adding unique scratch-art stickers of animals found in the wild, on the farm and underwater!
FUN WITH FOAM: This craft kit is a no-mess, stickering art activity set designed to engage children in independent creative play at home or on the go! With over 800 colorful foam stickers, your child will use their creativity and fine motor skills to decorate bright and cheerful animals!
MAGICAL SCRATCH ART INCLUDES: 10 Scratch Pictures, 2 Wooden Styluses, 30+ Scratch Stickers
FUN WITH FOAM INCLUDES: 800+ Colorful Foam Stickers, 6 Picture Boards, Instruction Manual

List Price: $ 39.94 You Save: $ 13.00 (-33%)  Price: $ 26.94 Buy now at Amazon

Write and Wipe Activity Mats

Skillmatics has so many great things that we’re falling in love with lately. These Write and Wipe activity mats come in so many fun varieties! They include different variations of Search and Find, I Can Write, I can Spell, I can Count, I can Draw, and more!

The best part is you can use them over and over!

You can access them all from the link the button below will take you to!

Skillmatics Preschool Learning Activity - Search and Find Megapack, Educational Game for Kids, Toddlers Who Love Toys, Art and Craft Activities, Gifts for Girls & Boys Ages 3, 4, 5, 6
Skillmatics Preschool Learning Activity - Search and Find Megapack, Educational Game for Kids, Toddlers Who Love Toys, Art and Craft Activities, Gifts for Girls & Boys Ages 3, 4, 5, 6
by Grasper Global Private Limited
  • REUSABLE ACTIVITY MATS: Search & Find Megapack has 20 repeatable activities that help children build their vocabulary while discovering amazing new places! This unique activity set was designed to enhance observation and logical reasoning skills.
  • INCLUDES: 10 Double-sided activity mats, 2 "Skilly Billy" dry-erase pens, 1 Duster cloth and 1 Achievement Certificate.
  • LEARN THROUGH PLAY: Children learn through repetition so we designed our mats to clean easily so children can practice their new skills over and over again.
  • KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES: Build your child's vocabulary at these amazing places - Pet Shop, Amusement park, Classroom, Outer Space, World of Animals, Vegetable Market, Under the ocean, Restaurant, Beach, Fire Station and more.
  • FUN EDUCATIONAL GAMES: Designed by educators and play experts, each mat has age-appropriate activities that are also fun!
 Price: $ 29.97 Buy now at Amazon
D-FantiX Search and Find Cards for Kids 3 to 6, Preschool Learning Educational Game Toy, Reusable Activity Mats with 4 Dry Erase Marker, Ideas for Girls & Boys Toddlers
D-FantiX Search and Find Cards for Kids 3 to 6, Preschool Learning Educational Game Toy, Reusable Activity Mats with 4 Dry Erase Marker, Ideas for Girls & Boys Toddlers
by D-FantiX
  • Reusable Learning Activities Mats - Each page is a new adventure full of fun things to do to keep kids busy in quiet while away from the screen. Perfect learning toys for kid road and plane trips!
  • Fun Educational Game - Not only can you learn how to find hidden objects, but also build vocabulary, thus improving children's logical knowledge and thinking skills. Kids learn by playing.
  • Good quality & Safe for Kids - Search and find cards are waterproof and tear-resistant and can stand up to a lot of use, Rounded corners won't scratch toddlers. All images are bright and colorful.
  • Key Learning Outcomes - Build your child's vocabulary at these amazing places - Amusement park, Campsite, Outer Space, Wild, Farmer's market, Under the ocean, Restaurant, Medical Center, outskirts .
  • Perfect Gift for Kids - This learning and education toy is an ideal gift for any occasion, be it holidays, Christmas, birthdays, New Year, and more! Perfect gift for kids aged 3 4 5 6 years old.
  • Package Included - 6 Double-sided activity mats, 4 dry-erase pens, 1 eraser and 1 achievement certificate, 140 reward stickers, and 21 animal stickers.
List Price: $ 19.99 You Save: $ 3.01 (-15%)  Price: $ 16.98 Buy now at Amazon

Arts and Crafts Supplies Kit

With this kit, the opportunities are indeed endless! Not long ago we made rainbows out of pipe cleaners by just twisting them together which looks really cool. We also have made numerous birthday cards and other cards for people with these craft supplies as well as animals and anything we can think of.

Arts and Crafts Supplies Kit for Kids - Boys and Girls Age 4 5 6 7 8 Years Old - Toddler Art Set Activity Materials in Bulk - Great for Preschool, Homeschool, and Kindergarten DIY Crafting Projects
Arts and Crafts Supplies Kit for Kids - Boys and Girls Age 4 5 6 7 8 Years Old - Toddler Art Set Activity Materials in Bulk - Great for Preschool, Homeschool, and Kindergarten DIY Crafting Projects
by Carl & Kay Supply Co.

BULK CRAFT SET: Looking for the ultimate family-sized craft supply set that covers all the basics? You found it—hurray! Perfect for DIY art projects with tons of fun craft stuff for kids!
HUGE ASSORTMENT: Giant bundle of craft materials included are 200 pipe cleaners, 100 colorful popsicle sticks, 1 kid’s safety scissor, 20 felt sheets, 200 adhesive googly eyes, 300 assorted size pom poms, 150 craft feathers, and 150 foam sticker shapes. (Some items packed by weight—quantity is approx.)
EASY TO STORE: Clean up time is a breeze! Each craft item comes neatly packed in small zipper bags, all conveniently stored in a large zipper bag perfect for hassle-free storage and transportation.

List Price: $ 28.99 You Save: $ 7.02 (-24%)  Price: $ 21.97 Buy now at Amazon

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