Crafts for Kids

Craft ideas for kids and their families, curated by our Cristo Rey Richmond High School student workers.

Published on December 7, 2021


By Kimoni, Carina, and Mija – Cristo Rey Richmond High School student workers

Craft 1: Octopus Plate Craft


  • Paper plate
  • Fabric, cut into strips
  • Markers, crayons or colored pencils
  • Glue or tape

Step 1: Cut your plate in half.

Step 2: Color your plate with either markers, crayons or colored pencils.

Step 3: Draw circles onto your plate for eyes and add a smile.

Step 4: Glue or tape the fabric strips to the back of the plate to make tentacles.

Craft 2: Cloudy Rainbow Craft


  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White construction paper
  • Colored construction paper
  • Markers

Step 1: Cut out your cloud.

Step 2: Cut out construction paper strips.

Step 3: Color your paper strips as the colors of the rainbow. If you have colored construction paper, you can skip this step.

Step 4: Decorate your cloud face.

Step 5: Glue your rainbow strips on the back of the cloud.

Craft 3: Shape-o-saurus


  • Construction paper (any color of your choice)
  • Scissors

Step 1: Cut out three triangles, three big squares, two small squares and one semi-circle.

Step 2: Put the three triangles on top of the curvy part of the semi-circle.

Step 3: Put two big squares at the bottom of the semi-circle for legs.

Step 4: Put one big square on one side of the semi-circle as the head, and the two small squares on the other side as the tail.

Craft 4: Bear Bag


  • Two paper bags
  • Pink marker
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step 1: Cut out the ears from one paper bag.

Step 2: On the second paper bag, draw a bear face.

Step 3: Glue the ears onto the paper bag.

Craft 5: PomPom Ice Pops


  • Cardstock (any color)
  • Popsicle stick
  • Glue
  • Pompoms or cotton balls

Step 1: Cut a popsicle shape out of the cardstock.

Step 2: Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the popsicle shape.

Step 3: Glue pompoms or cotton balls to the front of the popsicle shape.