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Good Crafts for 6-Year-Olds

Updated September 23, 2021 1.1k votes 649 voters 32.9k views15 items

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At the age of 6, your child is learning and performing "real life" skills and activities. This list of good crafts for 6-year-olds is filled with activity ideas that are perfect to help them learn those skills while also having a ton of fun. You'll never be short on craft ideas for 6-year-olds thanks to these colorful and educational projects.

Your 6-year-old is becoming an ace at cutting paper, bending pipe cleaners, and gluing things down. That's why a lady bug made out of an old cereal box is a great craft to help them practice their skills. The other crafts on this list are not only fun, but also educational, because earning doesn't have to be boring?

Build a bird feeder out of an old milk carton. Create a jointed and movable puppet with cardboard, brads, and some drawing skills. The bean bag animal craft on this list teaches basic sewing skills, or if you 6-year-old isn't quite ready, you can use a hot glue gun to seal up the sides. The arts and crafts on this list are not only easy, but super fun!

So it's time to get to crafting! Upvote the best crafts on this list - the good crafts activities for 6-year-olds that keep your little ones entertained and create the most smiles!

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    Kid-Made Puppets

    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Instead of making puppets out of a paper bag, Kids Activities Blog suggests you create a fun, moveable puppet. You just need to have your 6 year old draw out the head, body, arms, and legs. Next, paste the pieces onto a piece of cardboard. Cut out the pieces, and assemble them with brads.
    Is this fun for a 6-year-old?
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    Paint with Mud

    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Paint and mud is fun at any age! Learn Play Imagine has found a way to mix paint and mud to create the ultimate messy craft.
    Is this fun for a 6-year-old?
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    Ice Suncatchers

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Collect some flowers, pinecones, or leaves to assemble this craft from Kiwi Crate. Arrange your findings in a shallow plate, add water, and make sure you arrange some ribbon at the edge of the plate. Then just freeze. When it's all frozen it's ready to hang outside!
    Is this fun for a 6-year-old?
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    Habitat Diorama

    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Create a habitat diorama with an old shoe box, cardboard, string, and even clay. Check out some examples at
    Is this fun for a 6-year-old?