Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
If you are looking at this, then I know you are interested in the best family crafts for you and your family. You want crafts that are fun for the whole family, not too difficult and the finished product will be something to treasure. Included in this article are pictures of the craft project and the site address to take you to the directions, which will tell or show you how to make the craft.
1. Christmas Village
Start saving milk and juice boxes now, so you'll have enough to make a village. Be sure to start early, maybe in October, making these houses with the kids, so no one gets tired of it. Work a couple of hours one day and then start again a day or two later. Keep this a fun family Christmas project by not trying to do it all at one time. Find the directions for making these little houses at CRAFT.
2. Peg Doll Family Plaque
This is one to do with the kids. They will definitely have an opinion on what the peg doll family plaque should look like.
3. Sun Casting
Make this a family project. Everyone will enjoy making these beautiful sun castings. Find the instructions for making this great kid's friendly project at SUZY’S Arsty-Crafty SITCOM.
4. Paper Lanterns
These exquisite paper lanterns look very expensive and you'll be proud to say you make them yourself. The directions can be found at Dream home decorating.com.
5. Leaf Modge Podge Candle Jar
I think this is absolutely beautiful. I love the nature colors also. For the directions for this project, go to Spark and Chemistry.
6. Yarn Octopus
A perfect project for a group of children, like the girl scouts or brownies. This would make a cute, color appropriate for her room, addition to a girl's room. Easy directions are found at love to sew.com.
7. Flower Pot Wind Chimes
Here is an attractive wind chime to add to your yard or garden. The easy directions are found at House of Joyful Noise.
8. Party Plush Flowers
These would make beautiful individual table decorations for a party. Imagine changing the colors or prints for a shower, a wedding, birthday, etc. party. I love them. Go to Bird's Party Blog Bird Crafts for the tutorial.
9. Bird Mobile
Who wouldn't love to make and display this cute bird mobile in the baby's room? Find the directions at the Martha Stewart site.
19. Rag Doll
There's something about rag dolls that make me feel warm and cozy. If you'd like to try your hand at this one, or there are other choices, go to Craft Weekly for the directions.
20. Indian Moccasins
These little Indian moccasins are made of felt instead of leather. Go to Kids & Glitter for the directions.
21. Tied Fleece Blanket
Everyone in the family can make their own tied fleece blanket by just following the tutorial at Hidden Treasure Crafts. Fleece is so easy to work with and soooo soft to the feel.
22. Pom-Pom Snowman
Homemade Gifts Made Easy not only shows you how to make this cute little snowman, but it also has a tutorial on making the pom poms a quick and easy way.
23. Ice Candle
This is an old craft project that has been around for years, but in case you haven't seen it, I'm including it here. I still think they are beautiful candles. For the directions, go to SUZY'S artsy-crafty.
24. Scarecrow Plant Poke
This little scarecrow plant poke looks easy enough to make, so make a bunch of them to add to centerpieces, wreaths or any other decoration you are making for the fall holidays. Go to Craft Elf for the directions.
25. Chicks in a Nest
Since there are so many different colored plastic eggs, these chicks in a nest will be a colorful addition to your Easter decor.
26. Feed the Monster Toss Game
Kids love to help make the games they play, and they will certainly like making this feed the monster game. Help the kids make this game, with the instructions at Tried and True and then let the games begin.
27. House in the Hallway
Imagine the hours the kids will be occupied playing house with this cute house in the hallway. You'll find the instructions for making a hallway playhouse like the one shown at ikatbag.
Would you believe that you could make these little ladybugs with milk jug caps? That's what they are. I think they would make cute tic-tac-toe game pieces too. CRAFTS by Amanda is where you'll find the directions.
29. Snow Globes
This is a great gift idea for Grandmas and Grandpas. I love this unique snow globe project. Find the directions at OUR BEST BITES.
30. Pencil Pals
Make a lot of these pencil pals by going to The 36th Avenue for the directions.
31. Sisal Rope Bowl
This is really an attractive basket bowl. Go to Centsational Girl for the instructions for making one like it.
32. Nature Impressions
First take the family on a nature walk, and then get your supplies together to make a stepping stone life the one shown above. Go to ArtClubBlog for all the information that you'll need to make a nature impression.
33. Tube Family
Even the littlest kids can try their hand at making additions to a cardboard tube family. What fun the family can have with this inexpensive craft.
34. Sittin' Cats
Place these little cats in your window so they can keep watch while you are away. For the directions go to Kids & Glitter.
35. Popscicle Bracelets
It's hard to believe that these started as popscicle sticks. I can't wait to try this project because I plan on adding lots of bling to the bracelets. You'll find the tutorial at SUZY’S artsy-crafty>
36. Pumpkin Luminaries
There are so many places where these pumpkin luminaries could be used. Go to CRAFTS by Amanda for all the directions.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer
Make family crafts? Whatcha Say?
NicoleRM on January 26, 2014:
Thanks for your lens, love the ideas
Rose Jones on May 09, 2013:
This is really an excellent lens - doing crafts together is so much fun for a family. I followed a lot of your links out to see what was going on - you really chose some good stuff. I remember doing the ice candle with my Mother, and I think I will try the leaf candle jar this fall. Pinned to my Crafts I love board, and digg-ed!
antoniow on July 08, 2012:
Great lens, nicely done! Squildike
TennesseeWoodShop on February 19, 2012:
i like some of these ideas
gardendoll426 on February 13, 2012:
Just found your blog today and I can't wait to start making some of these crafts! My favorite is the plush flower pots! So cute! Can't wait to craft!
dwnovacek on February 10, 2012:
Wow! These are beautifully presented crafts, and I'm going to try a few. Angel Blessed!
jenniferteacher1 on February 07, 2012:
jenniferteacher1 on February 07, 2012:
Fiona from South Africa on February 03, 2012:
I quite like the plush flowers and the ladybirg caps. Blessed
ionee251 on February 02, 2012:
Great arts. I love the snow globes.
jimmyworldstar on February 01, 2012:
The yarn octopus looks neat, I wonder how a candle is fit inside that wine bottle.
zeyty01 on January 31, 2012:
I just emailed the paper lantern craft to a friend of mine who loves this sort of thing!
mary lighthouse15 on January 30, 2012:
APackageAtTheDoor on January 25, 2012:
Great lens! Thanks.
Mona from Iowa on January 25, 2012:
So many fun and lovely ideas. I'm gonna check out the horse weathervane.
Marika from Cyprus on January 25, 2012:
Beautiful ideas here, love them!
emmaklarkins on January 25, 2012:
What a great list! I was surprised to find a bunch of things I'd never heard of before!