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Find a creative kids’ craft, learning activity, or DIY play accessory to make here in our full archive of imaginative kids’ projects.

Make a modern, minimal winter village from collaged scraps and cardboard! A lovely holiday arts and crafts project for kids. | via barley & birch

Make: A Modern Mini Cardboard Holiday Village

Oh, the magic of MINI! I have a mantel that was desperate for some decoration, so after work the other night, I grabbed the nearest supply (cardboard boxes, of course) and started cutting. 45 minutes later, I had the first…

Make an adorably simple DIY gingerbread play bakery out of felt or cardboard! This is a wonderful pretend play activity for kids that also helps to develop fine motor skills. | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Gingerbread Bakery for Pretend Play

Oh snap, we’ve gone gingerbread crazy! Over the weekend I made a pair of gingerbread softies, and while playing with the felt and patterns, it dawned on me that the thick felt was perfectly-suited for some real-life-sized play gingerbread cookies.…

Find your zen and relax by making your own meditative scribble art collage for stress relief. | via barley & birch

Make: Scribble Art Collages for Stress Relief

We are having the rare week of November 70-degree weather up here in the north, and I’ve committed to soaking up every last second of it with some alfresco art-making. Grab a blanket or big piece of cardboard, a little…

Design your very own Halloween home with this mix and match haunted house printable kit! | via barley & birch

Make: A Mix and Match DIY Haunted House

Do you have a favorite Halloween book from your childhood? I was an illustration-obsessed kid, and some of my very favorite books were the ones that included fantastical cutaways. Like opening a doll’s house, cutaways illustrate what’s happening *inside* a…

A pair of our black cat paper bag luminaries lit with flameless tea lights

Make: Black Cat Paper Bag Luminaries

2 weeks to Halloween and dusk already comes too early. Boo! We needed a little something to light up the nights, and these DIY black cat luminaries are just what the mad doctor ordered. Press play on the video below…

Design your own pair of witch or warlock boots with this creative mixed media Halloween art project! | via barley & birch

Make: Witch and Warlock Boots on A Broomstick

Witches and warlocks – they’re just like the rest of us. After a long day of casting spells and summoning spirits, they just want to hang up their brooms, peel off their boots, and stretch those warty little tootsies. Invite…

This upcycled DIY shoebox trunk for kids hides a whole kids nature explorer kit! Make your own with recycled supplies. | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Nature Explorer Kit (from a Shoebox!)

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” I’m not sure whether it’s the cozy, colorful beauty of autumn or the knowledge that winter’s cold will be blowing in soon, but I could happily spend the…