Crafts

Crafts at HowStuffWorks has hundreds of fun ideas to keep your family entertained. Find free kids' crafts by theme, material and season.


Love the outside? Bring spring flowers indoors with the daisy chain quilt pattern. In this article, we'll show you how to make this quilt patern with simple step-by-step instructions and a downloadable pattern.

Christmas is the time for good food and good eating. In this article, we'll show you how to make Christmas crafts for the kitchen, including delicious dishes, merry mugs, and cheerful centerpieces.

Dress your family in Christmas-themed attire that you've made yourself. We'll show you how to create everything from Christmas knit scarves and mittens to Christmas vests and Christmas tree ties and suspenders. Learn how.

Christmas can be the warmest and happiest season of the year for many people. The holidays are also when creating decorations and presents is most fulfilling. Learn how to make Christmas crafts for the home.

Every woman loves some sparkly adornments to wear around the holidays. In this article, we'll teach you how to make beautiful Christmas jewelry, including holiday and fine necklaces and bracelets.

Everyone loves receiving Christmas cards. This year why not make your own Christmas cards for an extra-special touch? Learn how to make handmade holiday greetings that will be cherished by all who receive them.

Giving is what makes Christmas such a heartwarming season. So much time and care is spent selecting the "perfect" gift, but what about the packaging? Learn how to make a Christmas gift basket.

Baking soda can be a fun addition to children's activities. Baking soda's chemical properties can add unpredictability to usual projects or may pique an interest in science. Learn to use baking soda in children's activities.

Salt is an inexpensive ingredient for dozens of fun-filled arts and crafts projects for children and adults. Projects include making salt dough similar to molding clay. Learn how to use salt for creative projects.

Vinegar can be used in many fun children's projects. Its chemical properties can help to demonstrate some scientific principles like acidity and chemical reactions. Check out how vinegar can be used in children's activities.

Every stitch you sew saves you the expense of a tailor's bill and extends the life of your clothes. Learn step-by-step instructions for basic sewing techniques, such as replacing a button.