90s Crafts and Activities For the Whole Family

Join us as we kick off this phat week of throwback fun with a blast from the past, featuring the grooviest tunes, movies, and dance moves that defined a generation. From DIY scrunchies to homemade Gak, this list is all that and a bag of chips. So don’t have a cow, man – hit play, get jiggy with it, and let’s dive into this wicked world of 90s crafts and activities!

Grab your slap bracelets, wind up your Tamagotchis, and pull out your Beanie Babies, because we’re about to take you on a gnarly trip down memory lane…time to hop into our time machine and cruise back to the days of neon windbreakers, mixtapes, and POGs! That’s right – we’re going full-on 90s, and we couldn’t be more stoked!

90s-inspired crafts kids and families can make

If you…

  • …had “the Rachel”
  • …heart JTT
  • …love to yell, “NOT!”
  • …sing it like Mariah
  • …know the Macarena
  • …were afraid of Y2K
  • …ever told someone to “eat my shorts!”
  • …recite the Fresh Prince intro in your sleep

…you *might* be buggin’ over the 90’s. And if you’re a fan of the ’90s, you’ll love this collection of art, costumes, printables, and WAY more – it’s 90s craft week!

We’re kicking off 90s week the same way we started 80s craft week – with a throwback to the tunes, movies, and dance moves of the decade. So press play for a toe-tapping warm-up

Join us as we kick off this phat week of throwback fun with a blast from the past, featuring the nineties-est tunes, movies, and dance moves that defined a generation (hi, Millenials..!). This list is all that and a bag of chips. So don’t have a cow, man – hit play, get jiggy with it, and let’s dive into this wicked world of 90s crafts and activities!

PS: Totally buggin’ over ’90s week? Hop into our flux capacitor and fly back to the future with us for ’80s week!

Our 90s Crafts Week Schedule

Whether you’re a 90s kid at heart or just looking to introduce your fam to the coolest decade ever, we’ve got a mondo collection of crafts and activities that’ll have you feeling all the nostalgia. So dust off your Walkman, pop in your favorite mixtape, and prepare to channel your inner Fresh Prince or Blossom – it’s 90s Week, baby!

Ten of our amazing friends joined us in time-traveling back to the ’90s, and WOW, we have some sweet shares for you! We broke the week into daily themed 90s crafts, so check out the schedule and scroll through the days to visit each awesomely fly project.

A huge collection of 90's themed art, crafts, printables, games and more for kids!

Welcome to 90s Week!

Make a “90’s Meal”

Prepare for a nostalgic taste explosion as you and your fam whip up this throwback afterschool snack to make the perfect 90s meal”. This fun little recipe inspired by a favorite 90s toy will have your taste buds time-traveling to a world of Pogs, butterfly clips, and the Macarena. So grab your apron, crank up the Spice Girls, and get ready to cook up some serious memories with a 90s-inspired happy meal that’s da bomb!

A collection of 90s-inspired DIY toys and games

DIY Toy and Game 90s Crafts

Build a DIY Skip-It!

Relive the playground fun of the 90s with your very own homemade Skip-It! This sa-weet DIY project will have the whole family hopping, skipping, and twirling for hours on end. Follow Babble Dabble Do’s simple step-by-step guide to create this blast-from-the-past toy that’s perfect for outdoor play!


It’s time to bring back the excitement of the POGS craze! This DIY project from Creating Creatives includes a free printable, making it easy to create your own personalized POGS and even a custom slammer. Gather your fam, unleash your competitive spirit, and let the epic POG battles begin!

Create cool KOOSH art

Unleash your inner artist and dive into a world of colorful creativity with this Koosh-inspired art project. The Blue Barn shows you how to craft your own Koosh ball-inspired tools to create vibrant, abstract masterpieces that’ll make your family feel like true 90s art legends!

Make your own DIY Thin Ice game

Get ready for some edge-of-your-seat fun with this homemade version of the classic Thin Ice Game. Test your dexterity and skill as you and your family delicately balance water beads on a fragile “ice” surface. Our easy-to-follow tutorial will have you playing this nail-biting game in no time!

DIY Tetris (with a free printable!)

Puzzle lovers, rejoice! This printable magnetic Tetris puzzle brings the excitement of the iconic 90s game right to your fingertips. Babble Dabble Do provides everything you need to create your own magnetic Tetris game that’ll keep kids (and adults) entertained for hours.

Make a Tetris costume

Want to really show off your love for the 90s? This DIY Tetris costume is the perfect way to do it! The Blue Barn walks you through crafting an eye-catching, interactive costume that’ll have everyone talking at your next costume party or Halloween event. Get ready to shine as a true 90s gaming icon!

DIY Ker-Plunk

Turn back time to the ’90s and get your game face on with this entertaining DIY ball drop game made from straws and a cardboard tube. Gather your family and work together to construct this gravity-defying game that will have everyone on the edge of their seats. Perfect for family game nights or a ’90s party, this homemade Ker-Plunk game is a testament to the simple joys of the ’90s – and the fun doesn’t stop when the last marble drops!

DIY your own 90s board game collection

Keep the 90s fun going with this collection of 8 DIY 90s games inspired by the decade’s most beloved playthings. From a homemade Magic 8 ball to a printable Scattergories game, we have you covered with entertaining projects to bring the whole family together for some righteous 90s-themed bonding time.

A collection of 90s crafts and art projects

TV, Movie, and Book 90s Crafts

Enjoy a 90s family move and craft night

Get ready for the ultimate blast-from-the-past family night with this rad collection of 50+ ideas for 90s-themed movies and crafts. Snuggle up on the couch with some popcorn and a VHS tape of your favorite 90s flick, then dive into a world of creativity with related craft projects that’ll keep the good times rolling.

Make Space Jam-inspired art

Channel your inner Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny with this out-of-this-world Space Jam-themed art project. Oh Creative Day shows you how to create stunning painted planets that’ll make a cosmic statement on any wall. Plus, snag some free Space Jam printables to add extra pizzazz to your masterpiece and let your love for this classic 90s movie really shine.

Craft Toy Story alien stress balls

OooOooOooOoo…the claw has chosen you to make these adorable Toy Story-inspired alien stress balls! The Blue Barn guides you through crafting these squishy, stress-relieving toys inspired by everyone’s favorite Pizza Planet aliens. Perfect for kids and adults alike, these little green pals are an out-of-this-galaxy addition to any Toy Story collection.

Make a DIY Lion King costume

Embrace the Circle of Life and transform into your favorite Lion King character with this DIY lion costume tutorial from us! Perfect for themed parties, Halloween, or just a fun day at home, these costumes will have you feeling like you’re part of the Pride Lands. Follow the easy instructions to create a roaringly paw-some ensemble that’ll make you the mane event!

Wear your 90’s flair with 90s slang stickers

Celebrate 90s week without a nod to the sick slang? AS IF! Unleash your inner 90s kid with these wicked cool printable 90s slang stickers that’ll have you and your family talking the talk in no time. Inspired by the iconic vernacular of Clueless + Office Space’s Chatchkies, you can make your own 90s stickers and pins. Perfect for decorating notebooks, water bottles or even creating your own DIY temporary tattoos, these stickers are all about celebrating the language of the decade Cher style.

A collection of 90s crafts and art projects

90s Art and Fashion Crafts

Make faux sand art

Get ready to create some seriously rad art with this nostalgic 90s-inspired “sand” art project from Raising Kinley. Using two unexpected ingredients (salt + sidewalk chalk?!), you and your family can craft mesmerizing, layered designs that’ll take you back to the days of slap bracelets and jelly shoes. You can find the full DIY instructions here for an afternoon of creative fun with your little ones.

Paint red hot watercolor art

Spice up your life with this funky chili pepper watercolor process art project inspired by the iconic 90s band (the Red Hot Chili Peppers, of course). The Art Garden shows you how to create vibrant, abstract paintings using watercolors and simple techniques. Jam out to some classic RHCP tunes while you and your family create unique masterpieces that will add a touch of ’90s alt-rock flair.

Recycle old CDs into scratch art

Don’t toss those old CDs just yet! Raising Kinley teaches you how to turn them into one-of-a-kind CD scratch art masterpieces. With a few simple tools and a little creativity, you and your family can transform those obsolete discs into dazzling works of art that will make you wish you’d kept your Discman.

Make beaded rave jewelry

Embrace the vibrant and funky spirit of ’90s rave culture with this DIY rave jewelry project from The Blue Barn. Create colorful, eye-catching bracelets, necklaces, and earrings using neon beads, charms, and other fun materials. Perfect for a themed party or just a fun way to add some 90s bling to your everyday wardrobe.

A collection of 90s Halloween crafts and art projects

Halloween-Themed 90s Crafts

A not-so-spooky 90’s Halloween movie & craft night

Get ready for a spooktacular trip down memory lane with this collection of ’90s Halloween movie and craft ideas. Enjoy kid-friendly classics like “Hocus Pocus,” “Casper,” and “The Addams Family,” then dive into related craft projects for a night of festive fun. With so many options, you’ll be sure to find the perfect combination for a boo-tiful family night.

Make a throwback Mr. Sketch costume

Pay homage to the vibrant world of ’90s markers and stationery love with this adorable DIY Mr. Sketch costume. Make It Your Own shows you how to create a colorful and nostalgic costume inspired by the popular scented markers of the decade. Perfect for Halloween, themed parties, or just a fun day at home, this costume will have you feeling like a true ’90s art aficionado!

Assemble a Nightmare Before Christmas wreath

Celebrate the magic of Tim Burton’s ’90s classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” with this easy-to-make paper wreath from Red Ted Art. Using simple materials, you and your family can create a spooktacular decoration that pays tribute to Jack Skellington and the residents of Halloween Town. This festive craft is perfect for adding a touch of ’90s style to your Halloween décor.

Sew a simple Wednesday Addams softie

Creep it real with this frightfully fun DIY Wednesday Addams doll project! Team up with your family to create a delightfully macabre version of everyone’s favorite goth girl from the Addams Family. Using fabric, yarn, and felt (and a touch of dark humor), this quirky craft is perfect for Halloween, themed parties, or simply indulging in a bit of nostalgic mischief. Bring out your inner Addams, and let the spooky sewing fun begin!

Stir up some ghostly DIY Ecto Cooler

No ’90s Halloween celebration would be complete without the iconic Ecto Cooler! We’ll teach you how to recreate this tasty throwback beverage, complete with printable dress-up ghost stickers for extra spooky fun. Enjoy the refreshing taste of nostalgia while sipping on this ghostly concoction that’s perfect for your ’90s-themed Halloween festivities.

Design an Edward Scissorhands-inspired paper garden

Pay tribute to the quirky world of Edward Scissorhands with this unique kids paper topiary art project. Using simple materials, you and your family can create your own miniature topiary art inspired by the iconic ’90s movie. Perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your Halloween décor, this craft project is a fun and creative way to celebrate one of the decade’s most memorable characters.

Make Casper-inspired art

Bring the friendly ghost of the ’90s back to life with this charming Casper-inspired art project from The Blue Barn. Create your own ethereal Casper painting using simple techniques and supplies, then proudly display your ghostly masterpiece as a tribute to the beloved ’90s movie. This family-friendly art project is perfect for a spooky and nostalgic Halloween activity.

Create your own set of flair with these DIY 90s slang stickers! Make throwback backpack charms, cake toppers, pins, and more!

20 more DIY 90s crafts your kids will love making with you

A week was hardly enough time to make all the 90’s-inspired crafts we had on our list. If you’re looking for more ideas, here is some inspiration to get your 90s creative juices flowing…

  1. DIY Tamagotchi Keychains: Create your own version of the popular digital pet using craft supplies and keychain attachments.
  2. ’90s Music Mixtape Art: Design custom CD covers for a compilation of your favorite ’90s tunes.
  3. Rugrats-Inspired Sock Puppets: Create Tommy, Chuckie, and the gang using socks and craft materials.
  4. DIY Beanie Babies: Sew and stuff your own plush toys inspired by the iconic ’90s collectibles.
  5. ’90s TV Show Shadow Box: Design a shadow box featuring scenes and characters from your favorite ’90s shows.
  6. Saved by the Bell Slap Bracelets: Create patterned bracelets inspired by the show’s iconic fashions with fabric and a measuring tape.
  7. Magic Eye Paintings: Craft your own hidden-image paintings using 3D techniques and ’90s-inspired designs.
  8. DIY Scrunchies: Sew colorful hair scrunchies using fabric scraps and elastic bands.
  9. Power Rangers Masks: Design and create your own Power Rangers masks using felt and embellishments.
  10. Lisa Frank-Inspired Coloring Pages: Design and color your own vibrant, ’90s-themed coloring pages.
  11. DIY Furby Puppets: Make your own furry friends with this Furby-inspired puppet craft.
  12. Jurassic Park Dino Terrariums: Create prehistoric scenes in a jar using miniature dinosaurs and craft supplies.
  13. Home Alone Booby Trap Challenge: Design and set up your own booby traps inspired by the classic ’90s movie.
  14. Clueless Fashion Collage: Create a ’90s-inspired fashion collage using magazine cutouts and craft materials.
  15. DIY Scented Markers: Make your own ’90s-inspired scented markers using food-safe coloring and essential oils.
  16. ’90s Cartoon Fridge Magnets: Create magnets featuring popular ’90s cartoon characters like the Animaniacs, Ren & Stimpy, or Doug using shrink film or clay.
  17. DIY Gak: Make your own iconic green slime using simple household ingredients for gooey, ’90s-inspired fun.
  18. ’90s Sitcom Trivia Board Game: Design and create your own board game based on your favorite ’90s sitcoms, complete with trivia questions and game pieces.
  19. DIY Super Soakers: Make your own water launchers using recycled plastic bottles and other household materials for some ’90s-inspired outdoor fun.
  20. Spice Girls Shoebox Diorama: Create a diorama featuring the iconic girl group using shoeboxes, paper cutouts, and craft supplies.

Stick around for a couple more music and culture throwbacks below…!

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Amanda Eldridge
Amanda Eldridge

With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help kids and families discover their creative potential through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. Amanda has a background in graphic design, environmental design, and art curation. When not playing with ideas and designs for barley & birch, she enjoys working in freelance design, art, and illustration.

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