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50 Best Kitchen Crafts For Kids: Adorable And Fun Ideas For The Whole Family

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All you need to do is look into your kitchen cupboards to make these fun kitchen crafts with kids! Perfect for seasonal holidays, too.

Kids love the kitchen when they get to help cook; even the simplest ideas get them excited. But it can be hard to find recipes and activities that are fun and safe for little girls or boys. 

That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best easy crafts in the kitchen for your little artist. From edible paint projects to decorating ideas, there’s a fun project here for every child. 

Kids will love getting their hands dirty with these safe and easy-to-follow crafts. These crafts are sure to keep little ones entertained while also teaching them some valuable skills. 

Plus, you can use these craft recipes and craft projects to teach kids. Even with their little hands; kitchen accessories knowledge is vital. And they’ll have a lot of fun doing it! 

If you’re looking for some fun kitchen crafts for both younger kids and older kids, look no further. Every fun activity here is perfect for both rainy days and busy weekends. Let’s get started!

50 Easy And Fun Kitchen Crafts For Kids

1: Painted Wooden Spoons

This simple project is a great way to add a splash of color to a kitchen – they’re both fun and easy to craft for little kids; among the most easy kitchen crafts!

All you need are some wooden spoons, paint, and a little bit of imagination. Let your kids go wild with the paint, and then use the spoons for cooking or serving.

You could even make a matching set of spoons for each member of the family and use them as place settings at the dinner table.

2: Cork Trivets

This is both a functional and fun craft. Using colorful scraps of fabric and some hot glue, transform boring cork trivets into works of art. 

Your kids will love using them, and you’ll love how they brighten up your kitchen. This is a great way to use up fabric scraps, and you can even get your kids involved in choosing the fabrics.

3: Rainbow Jello LEGO

Who doesn’t love rainbow jello? These Jello LEGO are easy to make, and they’ll be a hit with the kids for fun kitchen activities. 

Simply make some jello according to the package directions, then use a LEGO silicone mold to pop them in. You could also add whipped cream and sprinkles, and enjoy!

4: Paper Plate Crafts

Paper plates can be turned into all sorts of things – from owls to flowers and rainbows!. Get creative with paint, construction paper, and whatever else you have lying around. 

The sky’s the limit! For even more fun, turn these into place settings or coasters.

5: Marshmallow Pops

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These are perfect for a hot summer day. Stick marshmallows on popsicle sticks, then dip them in melted chocolate. Add sprinkles, nuts, or anything else you like. 

Let them harden in the fridge, then enjoy! You could even package these up as a fun gift; one of the best fun activities in the kitchen!

6: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These delicious chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect treat for any occasion. And the best part is that they’re so easy to make! 

Just melt some chocolate chips or candy melts in the microwave and dip away. If you want to get really creative, you can even add some sprinkles or turn them into characters like thse ghosts! Yum! 

7: Cake Decorating

This is a great activity for any birthday party or special occasion. Simply bake a cake (or cupcakes), and let your kids go wild with the frosting and decorations. 

The sky’s the limit! Just make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand to clean up the inevitable mess. Follow my 4 year old son @DashBakesTheGreats for lots of baking inspiration for kids! 

8: DIY Kitchen Towels 

These cute and functional DIY kitchen towels are a must-have for any budding chef. And they’re so easy to make! Just grab some plain white tea towels and have your child use fabric markers to make cute kids art towels! 

These make adorable Mother’s day gifts moms will cherish. 

9: Felt Pizza

Felt pizza is the perfect solution for those times when you’re craving pizza but don’t want to order delivery. 

Simply cut out some felt toppings and “bake” them in the oven (aka your child’s toy kitchen). Then assemble your pizza and enjoy! So delicious! Of course, you can make a larger one to double as a costume! 

10: Edible Finger Paint

This taste safe edible finger paint is a must-have for any messy kid. It’s non-toxic and completely safe to eat, so you don’t have to worry about those little fingers getting into trouble.

Plus, it’s super easy to make – just mix together some flour, water, food coloring, and voila! You’ve got finger paint that’s good enough to eat. Mmmm…

11: Glittered Jars

You can use glitter to spruce up just about anything, including boring old jars! Add glue and glitter to glass jars and let your kids shake, shake, and shake until they’re covered in sparkles. 

These can be used as vases, storage containers, or even lanterns! 

Add Alka-Seltzers to turn them into groovy lava lamps!

12: Homemade Playdough

This playdough is soft, smooth, and so much fun to play with! Plus, it’s non-toxic and edible, so you don’t have to worry if your little ones put it in their mouths. 

Simply mix together flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, food coloring, and oil until it forms a soft dough. Then let your kiddos play to their heart’s content! See our natural dough recipe. 

13: Ice Cream in a Bag

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This no-churn ice cream is super simple to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it’s a great activity for kids on a hot summer day. Just put milk (or heavy cream), sugar, vanilla extract, and salt into one bag. 

Seal it tightly and put it inside another bag filled with ice and rock salt. Then let your kids shake away until the mixture turns into ice cream! 

14: Marbleized Candles

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All you need is white candle wax, crayons in various colors, a pan of water large enough to fit the candle jar snugly inside it, and a chopstick or skewer. 

First, melt the wax in the pan of water over low heat. Next, add shavings from the crayons in whatever colors you like. Use the chopstick or skewer to swirl the colors together. 

Finally pour the wax into the candle jar and let it harden. That’s it – you’re done! 

15: Upcycled Tin Can Play Kitchen

If you’re looking for a fun and unique kitchen craft to do with your kids, look no further than upcycling tin cans into a play kitchen! This project is perfect for kids of all ages and can be customized to fit any space. 

All you need are a few tin cans, some paint, and some imagination. Kids will love painting and decorating their own little kitchens, and they’ll be proud to show them off to friends and family. 

Make sure to soften any sharp edges before building the kitchen.

16: No-Sew Apron

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This craft is perfect for little ones who love to help with cooking. You can make them out of repurposed old shirts. A no-sew apron is easy to put together and will keep your child’s clothes clean while they help out in the kitchen. 

This is a great way to use up old clothes that you would otherwise throw away. Win-win!

17: Paint Chip Magnets

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These are so simple and fun to make. All you need are some paint chips, magnets, and a hot glue gun. Kids love choosing their favorite colors and filling up the fridge with their handiwork. 

Many stores will give you paint chips for free, but you can find them at most hardware stores.

18: Homemade Jam

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Making homemade jam is a fun kitchen craft that kids will love helping with from start to finish. This project requires just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry or fridge, including berries or other fruit of your choice, sugar, lemon juice, and pectin (optional). 

Once the jam is made, decorate the lids with colorful ribbon or fabric scraps or make jam handpies!

19: Paper Mache Bowls

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These paper mache bowls are perfect for holding fruit or snacks. They’re also great for giving as gifts. All you need is some newspaper, flour, water, and a bowl or balloon to use as a mold. 

Your kids will have a blast getting their hands dirty as they make these cute bowls.

20: Photo Coasters

All you need are some clear glass tiles, Mod Podge, and photos printed on regular printer paper. Let your kids pick out their favorite memories to use, then help them brush a layer of Mod Podge onto the tile. 

Carefully place the photo on top, then brush another layer of Mod Podge over it. Once it’s dry, you can use felt pads or cork to attach it to the bottom of the tile so it doesn’t scratch surfaces.

21: Salt Dough Ornaments

These ornaments are not only fun to make, but they also make great gifts! Get our salt dough recipe here. 

Once it’s mixed well, let your kids roll it out and use cookie cutters to create any shape they want. Use a straw to make a hole at the top of each ornament so you can thread string through later. Then bake at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours.

22: Sharpie Plates or Mugs

Let your kids go wild with this one! All you need is a plain white ceramic mug and some Sharpie markers. They can draw whatever they want on the mug – there are no rules! 

Once done, bake the mug in the oven so the design stays put. See our Sharpie plate tutorial here. 

23: Tie-Dye Napkins

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This is a fun way to add some color to your mealtime! First, choose some fabric napkins – cotton works best. Then roll them into a ball, secure with rubber bands. Draw on with alcohol markers and then add alcohol to let them dry out overnight. 

See how we made tie-dye t-shirts for the tutorial! 

24: Fruit and vegetable sculptures

Fruit and vegetable sculptures are another fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen. All you need is some fruit, vegetables, toothpicks, and a bit of imagination. 

Simply start by placing the fruit or vegetable on a plate or cutting board and then use the toothpicks to attach other pieces of fruit or vegetables to create a sculpture.

25: Marshmallow Snowmen

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These adorable snowmen are easy to make and only require a few ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. 

All you need are marshmallows, toothpicks, chocolate chips, and/or raisins and candy corn for features. Simply skewer three marshmallows onto a toothpick, then add chocolate chips for eyes and a raisin for candy corn for a nose. 

You can also get creative with other decorations, such as pretzel sticks for arms or gumdrops for ear muffs!

26: Homemade Granola Bars

These no bake granola bars are a healthy and delicious snack that kids will love to make themselves. Simply mix together oats, honey, nut butter, dried fruit, or even chocolate chips, then press the mixture into a baking dish. 

Let your child cut the granola bars into squares or bars, then enjoy!

27: Wooden Spoon Puppets

This craft is perfect for kids who love acting and performing. Start by collecting a few wooden spoons from your local dollar store. Then, decorate the spoons however you like. 

Once they’re dry, help your child bend the handles of the spoons so that they can hold them up to their mouths. Finally, have them put on a show using their puppets!

28: Homemade Herb Garden

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This kitchen craft is a great way to get kids involved in herb gardening. Simply have them pick out their favorite herbs, then help them pot them and place them in a sunny spot in the kitchen. 

Once they’re potted, they can water them and watch them grow!

29: Salt and Ice Science

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Salt and ice are a fun combination to explore with kids. With this kitchen science project, kids can learn about how salt affects the melting process of ice. They’ll love watching the ice change as they add salt and food coloring. The end result is a beautiful sun catcher! 

This is a great activity for a hot day when kids are stuck inside. It’s a perfect way to beat the summertime boredom blues and learn something new at the same time!

30: Kool-Aid Playdough

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This one is a classic! Not only is it super easy to make, but it also smells delicious and allows you to dive into your creative ways. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any extra Kool-Aid packets you might have lying around. 

Just mix Kool-Aid powder, salt and flour, water, vegetable oil and flour and and knead it until it’s the perfect consistency. Then let your kids go wild with their imaginations! 

31: Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

These cinnamon applesauce ornaments are a fun and festive kitchen craft for kids. 

Simply mix together applesauce, cinnamon, and add nutmeg, allspice, and cloves if you’d like. Then let your child mold the mixture into whatever shapes they like. Once they’re done shaping the ornament dough, bake it in the oven until it hardens.

32: Baked Apple Slices

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These are a healthier alternative to traditional apple chips, and they’re just as delicious. All you need are some apples (sliced thin), cinnamon, sugar, and butter (optional). 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, then mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Next, coat each apple slice in the mixture and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes or until they’re nice and crispy. 

33: Yummy Banana Ghosts

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All you need are bananas (sliced in half), chocolate chips or candy melts (for eyes and mouths) or icing.  First, melt your chocolate chips or candy melts in a bowl. 

Cut bananas in half and press chocolate chips for eyes and dab melted chocolate for the mouth. 

You can also dip each banana half into the melted chocolate, then place on a plate lined with wax paper. Add white chocolate chips for the eyes, then use icing to create a mouth. 

If you want them to stand up straight, insert toothpicks into the bottom of each ghost before the chocolate hardens. 

34: Candy Corn Jars

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These are so cute and easy to make! Simply find some small mason jars (or any other type of small jar), fill them with candy corn, add a lid, and decorate them however you’d like. 

You can use ribbon, string, tulle, or anything else you can think of. They make great party favors or gifts for friends and family members!

35: Apples Lollipops

This classic fall treat is a hit with kids of all ages! All you need are some apples, caramel, and whatever toppings your kiddos like. 

We recommend chopped nuts, crushed candy canes, or sprinkles. Let them go to town decorating their apples however they like. Then just pop them in the fridge to set and enjoy!

36: Chocolate Covered Pretzels

These are so easy and so tasty! Just melt some chocolate (we prefer dark chocolate but milk chocolate works too) and dip your pretzels. 

You can get as creative as you want with this one – add sprinkles, drizzle with white chocolate, or even dip in peanut butter before coating with chocolate. Yum! 

You can even turn them into pretzel spiderwebs! 

37: Cookie Cutter Ornaments

These are a great way to use up any extra cookie dough you have from making holiday cookies. Just roll out your dough, use cookie cutters to cut out shapes, and bake according to the recipe (or pre-made dough instructions). 

Once they’re baked and cooled, have your kiddos decorate them however they like – add frosting that hardens and sprinkles, then add ribbon or string to turn them into tree ornaments. 

38: Corn Husk Dolls

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These are such a fun fall craft that kids will love! All you need are some dried corn husks (you can find these at most craft stores), scissors, and ribbon. Just have your kiddos cut the husks into strips, then tie them together to make dolls of any shape or size. 

They can even dress them up however they like with ribbons or fabric scraps. So cute!

39: Cupcake Liner Flowers

These are so simple and pretty, and kids will love helping to make them. Just gather up some cupcake liners (any color or pattern), scissors, and pipe cleaners. 

Have your kiddos cut the cupcake liners into flower shapes, then attach them to the pipe cleaners with a dot of glue or a piece of tape. 

You can even add a bead in the center of each flower for some extra pizzazz. We added them inside doilies to make bouquets!

40: Spider Lollipops 

These cute spider lollipops are easy to make and only require a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. 

Use pipe cleaners and eyes to turn them into cute spiders!

41: Food Preservation

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Kids will love helping with this one, and you’ll end up with some delicious homemade preserves to enjoy all winter long. Just pick your favorite fruits or vegetables (strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, etc.), wash and slice them, then cook them down with sugar and a little bit of water. 

Once they’re done cooking, spoon them into sterilized jars and let them cool. They’ll last for months in the pantry.

42: Handprint Ornament Cookies 

Thes cookie handprint ornaments are an adorable edible craft you can make that’s especially fun during the holiday season! Simply just your favorite sugar cookie recipe or mix and add frosting to make cute festive shapes out of your child’s handprints! 

43: Popcorn Garland

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This is a classic craft that kids always love. It’s also a great way to use up any extra popcorn you have lying around from all those autumnal movie nights. 

Just pop some popcorn, string it up on yarn or thread, and you’re done! You can even add some food coloring to the popcorn kernels before you pop them for an extra-festive touch.

44: Pumpkin Seed Bracelets

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These bracelets are not only pretty, but they’re also a great way to use up those pumpkin seeds that are left over from carving pumpkins. 

Just have your child string the seeds onto some elastic cord or thread, and they can wear their bracelet all season long! 

You can also dye your pumpkin seeds before hand with watercolor and some vinegar in a bag to make them colorful!

45: Candy Jars

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These are so much fun to make, and they make great gifts too! Just pick up some mason jars (or any other type of jar with a lid), and let your kids decorate them however they like. 

Then fill them up with their favorite candy, and screw on the lid. So easy, and so sweet!

46: Peppermint Playdough

All you need is some peppermint playdough and straws to make sculptures! rolling pin.

You can make a pink and white batch too. Then start by rolling out the pink playdough into a long rope. 

Then do the same with the white playdough. Take your two ropes of playdough and twist them together. Finally, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to flatten it out.

47: Gingerbread Playdough

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For this, you only need brown playdough flavored with cinnamon, gingerbread cookie cutters, and a rolling pin. Start by rolling out the brown playdough into a flat sheet. 

Then use your gingerbread cookie cutters to cut out shapes. 

48: Santa Strawberries 

This one is perfect for Christmas! All you need  are fresh strawberries, whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.

Simply cut the top of the strawberry off to make a hat. Hollow out the inside of the bottom half to add cream. Then place the top (hat) back. Add mini chocolate chips as eyes.

49: Hot Chocolate Cocoa Bombs 

This one is perfect for winter! All you need are chocolate or candy melts, a half circle silicone mold and assorted sprinkles. Get our recipe for a snowman, penguin and festive sprinkles here! 

50: Fruit Leathers

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Fruit leathers are a healthy and delicious snack that kids will love to help make in the kitchen. Simply cook then puree some fruit (fresh or frozen works) in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add some lemon juice or sugar to taste. 

Spread the puree onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and bake at a low temperature 140 degrees until dry (about 8-12 hrs). 

Once dry, cut into strips or roll up and store in an airtight container for snacking later!


Kitchen crafts can be fun for younger children because they get to be creative — whether using a glue stick, doing a science experiment on food, or coming up with designs. 

They also get to have fun with their hands, a great way to develop motor skills. Plus, kitchen crafts are a great way to teach kids about food and nutrition. 

Many kitchen crafts can also be used as decoration around the house, which is an added bonus! You and your little ones are sure to have a blast! 

It will also allow older children to become more creative; great for the entire family!

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.