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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Make a Hero Self Portrait

01:02

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



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Play a Storytelling Game

01:34

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

Encouragement Jar

01:48

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

Shadow Play

01:03

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

Exploring Gravity with a Catapult

00:59

Use a combination of simple machines to build a catapult.

Friction Racing

01:21

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

Magnet Fishing

00:57

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