10+ crafts projects for children


Do you sometimes need a holiday after a week at home with the children?

Don't worry. We've got your back! We have created the ultimate creative survival guide you can pull out during the holidays.

We have lots of suggestions for easy creative projects for children. Some for infants, some for teens, and some for kids in between.

Many of these activities are cosy family projects. Others require only a little adult supervision so you can enjoy a cup of coffee while the kids entertain themselves. Holidays? No problem!  


Finger paint for textiles

MUCKI finger paint is ideal for unleashing creative talent and painting great motifs, colourful handprints, and more on cotton fabrics.

The paints are water-based and contain no harmful chemicals. They are safe even for a two-year-old to use! We offer ten lovely bright colours that children can mix to make a myriad of shades. Ready, steady, paint!

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An upcycle project for kids

We love this! Upcycle old cardboard and entertain your children. What's not to love? Help your kids make a cute, playful lion, an imaginative aquarium – or teach them to tie shoelaces with a fun cardboard shoe 


Enjoy our step-by-step guides to making three great creative ideas – we make life easy for you and include shopping lists. Keep remnants and scraps in your stash of creative materials for later use!  


Printable coloring patterns and dress-up dolls

Being creative with children does not have to be a headache. We make it easy for you! Our designers have created gorgeous painting patterns and dress-up dolls – all free of charge.


Just print, paint, cut, and watch fabulous figures come to life. There are many hours of enjoyment here. These are some of our favourite creative projects for small children.  

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Let the kids shape with pipe cleaners

Let little hands explore the world of pipe cleaners! These soft and colorful materials offer a great tactile experience.

Flowers or patterns

Kids can express their creativity by shaping the pipe cleaners into different shapes. They can make charming flowers that can be decorated with beautiful beads or pompoms. Or imaginative monsters with funny, wobbly eyes that wrap around a pencil.


Colorful necklaces

Create colorful necklaces with pompoms and beads, perfect for little fingers. Children can use a blunt needle to thread the beads to avoid pricking their fingers. This activity is not only fun, but also great for developing hand-eye coordination. Let your kids' imaginations run wild as they design their own unique jewelry!

This activity is not only a great way to stimulate fine motor skills, but also the tactile sense as children feel and shape the soft materials.


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Let your child sew a tote bag

Well, all sorts of things, really! But we’ve got a perfect starter sewing project for them: tote bags.   


Your children try out their sewing machine with straight lines and make a fantastic bag they can use afterwards! Our free sewing pattern for a tote bag has all the templates you need for this project. 


As your child gets more experienced, they might want to expand their sewing escapades with gym bags, a homemade pillow for their bedroom, and more.

Easy sewing patterns
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Sew a scrunchie yourself

Scrunchie. The word itself is cosy! Help your kids make cool hair elastics with our free pattern. Choose your favourite colours and prints. Maybe you'd like to make matching mother & daughter or sister & sister scrunchies? 


Check out our large scrunchie pattern. If you enjoy crochet, make FRAYA's fine Miss Maya Scrunchie 


So there are no excuses – scrunchie to your heart's content!  

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Things kids can embroider

Embroidery is a fun and creative activity for school children. We offer a wealth of free templates and a large selection of embroidery yarn, as well as accessories such as needles, embroidery hoops and embroidery fabric.

Through embroidery, children develop their creative skills and fine motor skills while creating beautiful works of art. These creations can be used to decorate everything from school bags and rooms to jackets, adding a personal touch to everyday objects.

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Knitting or crochet projects for kids

It takes time to learn to knit. But once your teen has caught on to it, it's not that difficult.


A good bet for a very first knitting project is our free pattern for the You-are-so-mine scarf in FRAYA yarn. The coloured stripes in the scarf do not have to be even or uniform.


Or a crochet project for kids?

Crochet is an ideal beginner activity for teenagers. It's relatively easy to learn, making it a perfect start for those new to needlework. With simple basic techniques, they can quickly create impressive projects like hats, scarves, or even small toys.

This hobby not only provides a sense of achievement and self-expression, but is also great for developing concentration and fine motor skills. Plus, crocheting is a relaxing and fun way to spend time while creating something unique.

See all free knitting & crochet patterns
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Sew a cushion yourself

Sewing with children is great fun. Maybe your teen is already mad about sewing? Here's an excellent idea for a project: Personalised cushions for a teen room!


We offer a great selection of free sewing patterns for cushions and irresistible fabrics for your sewing project. Why not explore our comprehensive selection of upholstery fabrics? We have upholstery velvet and velour, textured upholstery fabrics and much more.


The sky is the limit for your cushion project – Check out our great ideas for a heating and cooling cushion 

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Make your own hairband or headband

If we know your teen right, the hair has to be perfect EVERY day of the week, which makes hairbands the apparent choice for a creative project!


Sew a headband from scratch or cover one of our plastic headbands with fabric and beads. The possibilities are many.


Check out our Instagram reel for a guide on how to easily sew a variety of different and stylish hair ties. It's a great way to add a personal touch to your outfit.

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Let your teen create art

We’ve expanded our range of crafts supplies with lino printing items. It’s a fantastic creative project for teens and older children.


Let your teen make lino prints on paper or canvas to decorate their room. Or let them go to town with lino-printed boxes, notebooks, panels, and more! They can even print on garments, pillow cases or tote bags if you let them use textile paint.


Do take note, though, that lino cutting tools are very sharp. So we recommend you set them up with a cutting board that keeps their linoleum sheet wedged in the corner while they cut.


Let your teen create beautiful necklaces

Fashion-conscious teens can easily create simple yet stylish choker necklaces. Using leather cord or velvet ribbon, combined with a single, well-placed bead or pendant, they can create their own unique jewelry.

This project is not only an opportunity to express individuality, but also a great way to learn about jewelry making.

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Suppose your youngster is up for even more creativity. In that case, they can upcycle old sneakers with textile paint – and we have plenty of other easy creative ideas for children.


Immerse yourselves in a universe of creative projects for kids here. But, DON'T FORGET our best holiday tip for you:


Coffee, coffee, coffee!  

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