Dramatic Play

A collection of kids’ dramatic play DIYs, ideas and activities

Our DIY needle-felted hamster sitting in our recycled play pet hamster cage

Make: A Needle-Felted Hamster and Play Hamster Cage

Explore new mediums, recycle old plastic containers, and use STEAM concepts with this pretend play hamster cage project (complete with a DIY needle-felted hamster!)… I don’t know about you, but I vividly remember hitting a period of my childhood when…

Our DIY no-sew sock bunny kids craft sitting in front of a white background

Make: A No-Sew Sock Bunny for Pretend Pet Play

Turn an old sock into a darling DIY no-sew sock bunny for pretend pet play or a cute handmade spring or Easter kids’ craft activity. Here’s an incredibly cute way to reuse a gently used sock (or the one remaining…

Our cardboard pretend play bunny hutch and no-sew sock bunny kids crafts sitting in front of a blue and white background

Make: A Play Bunny Hutch from a Shoebox

Turn a shoebox into a play bunny hutch kids can make, decorate, and fill with cute recycled accessories, then use for dramatic pet play. Hop over this way to see the latest addition to our pretend pet family… it’s Sock…

Our DIY fabric pirate treasure map kids craft sitting on a table with fake gold coins

Make: Scrap Fabric Fantasy Adventure Maps with Kids

Invite your kids to make their own reusable DIY adventure maps from scrap fabric – a classic art and play activity that encourages creative storytelling, spatial thinking, and visual literacy. Kids DIY Fantasy Map Project – Table of Contents Use…

Our DIY paper-mache food-on-a-stick art projects displayed in front of a candy apple red background.

Make: DIY Paper-Mâché Food On A Stick

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up as we take a stroll down the Midway! Feast your eyes on our selection of blue-ribbon paper-mâché food on a stick! And try your luck at a game of artistry and…

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 Play Bakery for Kids

Make an adorably simple DIY gingerbread play bakery out of felt or cardboard! This is a wonderfully cozy pretend play activity for kids that also helps them work on their fine motor skills… Oh snap, we’ve gone gingerbread crazy! Over…

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…