Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
Have you ever searched "little girl crafts" or "little girl craft ideas" to find entertainment ideas for a girl's birthday party? Then you know how frustrating it can be to see lots of girl's crafts, but few of them including instructions for making the craft.
These days, because I'm retired, I have the time to check through lots of sites to find great little girls crafts with instructions included. In this article I'm going to share pictures, and the site names, where you can find the craft shown.
I have little granddaughters who love to make crafts. The girls have many interests and enjoy using all the different craft supplies. The next time they come to grandma's house to do a projects, I'll be prepared. I hope that you and your little girls will find crafts for girls to make also.
To make the paper princess doll shown above, go to Red Ted Art for the printables and instructions.
The Crafty Crow site is where you'll find the ballerina template and the instructions for making these cute ballerinas. A great birthday party activity.
2. Daisy Pins
This cute and easy craft, with instructions found at Craft Elf, can have so many uses other than as a pin. Think about using the daisy faces and adding a wooden skewer to the back to make plant pokes.
3. Pringle Can Bracelets
Oh, what fun it would be to make bracelets like these. Follow the directions given at hazel and company to learn how to prepare the cardboard rings and to add ribbon to make unique, one of a kind bracelets.
4. Apple Lacing
A great way to introduce sewing to the little girls. This is a super easy craft with instructions at No Time for Flash Cards. Use these instructions and make other fruits also.
5. Paper Straw Tulips
These pretty paper straw tulips are easy to make and so fun making them with a group of friends.
6. Paper Dolls
I think this would make a terrific planned activity for a little girl's party. Have the cardboard shaped dolls already cut out, so the girls can give them a look and personality of their own. Then have a bunch of fabric scraps, laces and buttons handy to make clothes for the dolls. Find the instructions for this project at Happy Hooligans.
7. Clothespin Animal Puppets
Imagine how much fun a group of girls will have playing with clothespin animal puppets that they've made. I love this project. Printables for making a number of animal puppets are found in this project.
8. Make Your Own Dollhouse Dolls
What could be more fun than making your own family of dolls for your doll house? Find instructions on how to make little doll house dolls at factory direct craft .
9. Hallway Play House
A group of little girls could have a really great party playing house in this hallway play house. Find the perfect tutorial for making this project at ikatbag. Moms or Grandmas: This is very easy to make and easy to store.
10. Paper Clip Bookmark
You'll want to make these bird paper clip bookmarks for yourself and for all your friends. See how easy they are to make by going to Chraftsy Hacks.
11. Hootie Owls
Let the girls make owls using tissue colors to match their bedrooms. Find the pictured tutorial for this project at Kids & Glitter. Start saving your empty hand soap boxes for this craft.
12. Tube Bracelets
This looks like a fun bracelet to make. You can find the instructions for making bracelets like this one at Crafty Kids 101 .
13. Cute Owl Craft
You can make these cute owls using toilet tissue rolls by following the instructions that you'll find at a bird and a bean. Have a variety of fabric scraps and colorful papers on hand to embellish these owls.
14. Matchbox Locket
This would be a great gift for a girl to give to Mom for Mother's day. Go to Lilly Cakes for the instructions.
15. Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets
Easy to make and fun to play with. Make pipe cleaner finger puppets that the girls are sure to love.
16. Spool People
How much time do you think a little girl, and her friends, could spend making and playing with these spool people? This would be a great activity for a sleep over with friends. Go to Outside the box! for the instructions.
17. Ankle and Toe Jewelry
Have ankle, toe and wrist jewelry just like the big girls. You can make your own by following the directions that you'll find at HOUSE of JOYFUL NOISE.
18. DIY Mini Books
19. Snuggle Bugs
Go to snuggle bug university for the tutorial for making these little felt bunnies. So very cute. Love it!!
20. Wooden Spoon Puppets
Puppets are always fun to play with and to make. Find the instructions for making these wooden spoon puppets at a bird and a bean. So many possibilities for making one of a kind puppets.
21. Pool Noodle Pom-pom Shooters
Sometimes a girl just needs to get rough and tough. Of course in a lady like way--right? You are sure to love these pool noodle shooters which shoot pom poms, so you don't get hurt, or hurt anyone.
22. Cupcake Liner Bouquets
An outstanding project that can be used to make a Mother's day or Father's day gift for mom or dad. See how to make these flowers at project nursery. With all the colorful cupcake liners available, imagine the beautiful bouquets to be made.
23. Perler Bead Ornaments or Gift Tags
Little girls will love making these ornaments to give as gifts, and they'll love using this project for making the perler beads into gift tags. Follow the instructions at THRICE The SPICE for making these bead items.
24. Patriotic Perler Beads
It really doesn't have to be one of the patriotic holidays to make these perler bead items. You can make and wear or use these patriotic items any time. Go to cute AS A fox for the tutorial.
25. Sparkle Top Pencil
Any pencil that doesn't have an eraser can be dressed up with bling like this. Find the directions on how to sparkle up your pencils at Agus Yornet.
26. Headband Holder
This headband holder isn't only useful, it's attractive also. It'll make a nice addition to a dresser top as a decorator item. Go to Dirty Floor Diaries for the tutorial.
27. Wooden Peg Nun Dolls
Are your little girls intrigued by nuns and their habits? "Habit" is what a nun's clothing is called. Catholic Icing has instructions on how to make these wooden peg dolls.
28. Pom Pom Hedgehog
Who wants a pet rock when you can have a colorful pom pom hedgehog for a pet.
29. Princess Tiara
You'll find the directions for making this tiara at Lu Bird BABY. You'll also find the site address for the magic wand on this site. Help your little princess make this tiara and wand set.
30. Paper Plate Dream Catcher
Decorate the paper plate anyway you want and then make a beautiful dream catcher. This is an easy and exceptional craft.
31. Handprint Owls
Doesn't this look like soo much fun? I think making handprint owls would be a great classroom or party project.
32. Homemade Clay
Oh, what fun the little girls will have making their own homemade clay. Only their imaginations will limit them for what they can make with this clay.
33. Yarn Doll
This is a great way to use leftover yarn. Ask Grandma or the neighbor lady if she has some for you. She'll be glad to help you out and you can make lots of cute yarn dolls. Go to Little House Living for the easy to understand instructions.
34. Birdhouse Garland
You'll find the instructions for making this very simple to make birdhouse garland at No Time for Flash Cards. This garland would look so nice draped across a window.
35. Stocking Hat Ornament
36. Ribbon and Button Necklaces
I think this is one of my favorite projects, probably because I have lots of buttons that are really too pretty to be stashed away in a box. Make this fun and inexpensive button necklace by following the directions at Little Worlds.
37. Flower Children
These are so cute that I'd like to make some of them for myself. Little girls, especially, will love these little babies in felt leaves. Find the instructions for this craft at Twig and Toadstool.
38. Book Worms
These craft stick and yarn book worms are way too cute to hide in a book. Make some of these to give as gifts by following the directions at oh Amanda.
39. Goofy Desk Robots
See how easy it is to make goofy desk robots with a few boxes and easy to find craft supplies.
40. Fabric Wrapped Wire Bracelets
Now she can have a set of bracelets to wear with any outfit she chooses. So very easy to make and so very cute to wear. Find the easy to follow tutorial at crme de la craft.
41. Gingerbread Boy (or Girl?)
Wouldn't it be fun to make a Christmas tree filled with gingerbread boys and girls that you have made yourself? See how this little guy is made by going to the Busy Little Elf site.
42. Coffee Filter Flowers
Using coffee filters has to be the easiest and quickest way to make a pretty bouquet of flowers.
43. Felt Paper Doll
Does your little girl love paper dolls? Go to The Craft Patch for the tutorial for making felt paper dolls
44. Pink Pinata
A birthday party just isn't a party without a pinata. Make that pinata a pink and pretty kitten and you have the perfect pinata for a little girls party. Find the directions for making this pinata at LIFESTYLE HOW STUFF WORKS.
45. Duct Tape Bracelets
Duct tape and shower rings are the supplies you'll need to make these cute bracelets. Find the tutorial for this project at 101 DUCT TAPE CRAFTS.
46. American Girl No-Sew Outfit
47. Fairy Houses
The girls can make some easy, clay pot painted fairy houses. Of course then a garden and lawn adornments need to be imagined and made.
48. Paint Chip Bookmarks
How about this as a great idea: make bookmark Valentine's for friends and classmates. Follow the instructions at LocalFunForKids for this easy to do craft.
49. Play Dough
The best way to get the perfect color play dough, is to make it yourself. You'll find the instructions for making play dough at The Frugal Girls.
50. Homemade Gak
There are a few different names for this stuff like slime, gak and silly putty, but the ingredients are pretty much the same. For the tutorial to make this gak, go to Six Sisters' Stuff.
51. Clothespin Dragonflies
What fun it will be to make these clothespin dragonflies. Imagine all the different colors and designs you can use. The directions are found at Crafty Morning.
52. Unicorn Masks
You'll find the print and color free download for making these unicorn masks at It's Always Autumn. This would be a fun activity for a slumber party, birthday party or sleepover.
© 2013 Loraine Brummer
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Amelia Griggs from U.S. on July 14, 2020:
OMG, these are so adorable...my favorites are the clothespin dolls, the spool people and the spoon people. Also, the coffee filter dolls. Love them all. So creative!!!