13 Cool House Crafts For Preschoolers And Kids

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Children can learn a lot even during their playtime. They become more skillful and creative, especially when they involve in craft-based games. If you’re looking for house crafts for preschoolers, you have come to the right place. There’s so much to learn right at home. Whether it’s building a study lamp from old wooden boards or maintaining a small garden, kids can take part in these craft activities and nurture their creativity. Here we have listed out some amazing craft activities for kids to do at home.

Top 13 House Craft Ideas For Kids

Does your child want to make a gingerbread house on their own? She now can with our easy recipes to make gingerbread houses for kids.

1. Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

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You Will Need:

  • Ten whole graham crackers (8 for the house, 2 for the roof)
  • Candies to decorate the house like M&M, gumdrops, red licorice, chocolate kisses, and hard candies
  • A can full of white frosting
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • Spoon
  • A large plate or tray
  • A Small plastic bag
  • Butter knife
  • Scissors

How To Make:

  1. First and foremost, tell your child to prepare the frosting. To make the frosting, they have to add ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar to 1 cup of frosting. You can use either homemade or store bought frosting.
  1. Transfer the frosting mixture in the plastic bag and cut a hole in the corner.
  1. Using the frosting as glue, tell your child to stick the four double crackers in the shape of a rectangle. Now, have them glue two graham cracker halves to the sides to make a complete box.
  1. It’s your responsibility now to place the walls of the house up against something so that the house dries straight.
  1. Instruct your child to put the frosting on the corners of two more graham crackers. They have to place the crackers on either side of the corner to make a peak. It will be the roof of the house. Leave the house to dry for an hour or more.
  1. Once the structure dries, your child can coat each side of the frosting. Encourage them to use their imagination to decorate the house. They can use gumdrops, candies, M&M’s or anything they like to decorate their gingerbread house.

This is the easiest gingerbread house recipe for kids you will ever find.

2. Simple Gingerbread House

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You Will Need:

  • 200 grams of butter, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • Two eggs, lightly beaten
  • Confectionery for decorating
  • Two quantities of Royal Icing
  • Templates2 x 18cm by 10 cm (front and back)
  • 2 x 15cm by 18cm (roof pieces)
  • 2 x 13cm by 22cm templates (ends)

How To Make:

  1. In a food processor, mix sugar and butter until combined. Now, add ginger, cinnamon, and flours and give it a twirl on high until it combines.
  1. Now tell your child to mix the eggs with the golden syrup in a bowl or jug. Pour the mixture into the food processor and run it on high.
  1. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish and knead until smooth. Cut the dough into four shapes and tell your little one to roll the shapes into flat discs. Now, wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for an hour.
  1. After an hour, remove the pieces from the cling film and have your little one roll the dough pieces 5mm thick. Tell them to cut out to the template shape. Bake the pieces for 20 minutes or until golden brown in color. Leave it overnight to cool on the wire racks.
  1. Tell your child to take a piece of brown paper and spread the royal icing on it. Ask them to stick it on the back of the roof pieces so that they stay together. Leave it to dry for an hour.
  1. Now, ask your child to glue the walls together to the board using the royal icing. You will need some heavy objects to support the walls as they dry.
  1. Lastly, tell your child to put the roof and pipe the shingles and snow on it. Encourage them to decorate the gingerbread house any way they like.

3. Cool Fairy House And Garden

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to build a fairy house for kids easily:

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You Will Need:

  • Grass, leaves, soil, and moss
  • Flowers, rocks, and oak nut
  • Big pieces of wood, natural containers, and baskets
  • Seashells
  • Big plastic tray
  • Glue sticks, wood glue, and glue guns
  • Extension cords if you are developing the garden outdoors
  • Twine
  • Fabric scraps or fake fur
  • Paint
  • Buttons
  • Any other decorative material that can enhance the appearance of your fairy house

How To:

  1. Involve the children in gathering all essential supplies that are necessary to create a fairy house. Take them to a natural environment to choose decorative objects for the fairy house and garden. You can go on a hiking trip to gather some leaves, moss, grass, and other natural materials. Also, you can visit a beach to get seashells, stones, and other necessary items.
  1. Set up your workplace along with your children in an accessible area of your house. Place all the collected objects on a big table, and let your children pick up the items in turns.
  1. Use the chosen huge basket or any other appropriate container to develop the fairy house.
  1. Use a solid plastic tray for creating the base of the fairy house. Building the fairy house on a big plastic tray lets you move it to a quiet place easily.
  1. Place grass or moss on the tray to give it an enchanting appearance similar to the fairy house.
  1. When developing the outdoors, begin with the large outdoor details such as doors, paths, and windows and then work on and add finer outdoor details such as fairy swings, mailboxes, and shrubs.
  1. Once the floor or ground is ready, then you can add adorable little furniture items using pieces of wood, rocks, shells, fabric scraps, paint, and buttons.
  1. Use decorative craft items, such as grass, leaves, moss, flowers, seashells, and rocks to decorate interiors as well as outdoors of the fairy house exquisitely.
  1. Sprinkle fairy dust or glitter to make the fairy house more adorable.
  1. You can also create a fairy’s bed, place fake fur on the little bed, and ruffle it, so it looks like a little fairy has been sleeping there.
  1. Use low-temperature wood glue to stick all necessary decorative items in the fairy garden. Keep the glue close-by so no one walks on it.
  1. You can create a little swing for the fairy using the twine and tying twine to the twigs of wood.
  1. Encourage your child’s imaginative spirit, critical thinking, and creativity to help them come up with new ideas while creating the fairy house.
  2. Once you complete making the fairy house, then you can move it to a perfect spot. You can place it in the yard, beside a bush, under the porch, any other environment with which your creation can blend wonderfully.

Easy House Crafts For Kids

Creating crafts from household items with your little one will be a childhood memory that he will cherish forever. Moreover, creating and building a wonderful mystical fairy house stirs up your child’s creativity and imagination.

4. Pasta Necklaces

Get some pasta and paint as well as a ball of yarn. Get your kids to color the pasta, and thread them when they are dry. Once they are done, you and your family can wear them to dinner, looking uber-stylish!

5. Bracelets Made Of Buttons

This is another great idea especially since the bracelets can be created as intricately as your kids want. All you need for this project is colorful buttons and an elastic cord to string the buttons.

6. Shoe box Containers

Make use of old shoe boxes and get your kids to decorate them to be used for various purposes around the house. Your kids can use them to keep their diary or other knick-knacks and you can also find use for them in the kitchen or your bedroom. You do not need a lot of stuff – just shoe boxes and paint or other decorative items!

7. Luminaries Made Out Of Old Jars

Recycle your old jars by creating luminaries to decorate the house with. All you need is a few jars, aluminum foil or colored paper, tape and tea-lights. Create designs on the foil by punching holes and then tape it onto the inside of the jar. Put a tea-light in each jar and light and watch how beautiful it looks in the evening!

8. Photo Collage

This is a great idea as it involves collecting old photographs of the family. Take the photos and get your kids to create a collage that you can frame and hang in your home. You can tell wonderful stories to them about when and where the photos were taken as a bonus!

9. Vase Makeovers

If you have old vases lying around your home, do not throw them away. Your kids can use their creativity to give them a new look by either painting them with glitter or other paints. Also they can use twigs or paint brushes to cover the entire vase and make it look like a brand new one!

10. Crowns For Everyone

You and your kids can create crowns out of card paper or foam and decorate them with jewels, glitter, ribbons and a wide range of other decorative items. This is a crafts project that will keep your little ones busy for hours! As you can see, there is really no end to the types of house crafts that your kids can enjoy at home.

11. Painted Flower Pots

This is a simple craft that kids of any age will enjoy. Your kids get to play with paint and have oodles of fun painting different designs on flower pots that you can use in your yard! All you need is organic paint, brushes and a couple of pots. You could even use your fingers to paint. Your kids will love making a mess while creating something useful!

12. Tie-And-Dye T-Shirts

All kids stain their T-shirts at one point or another. Instead of discarding them, get your kids to make new ones by tie-dyeing them! You do not need to create any fancy designs. Just get a few fabric dyes, rubber bands to tie the shirts with and a table to do the job on.

13. Cupcakes Made Of Mud

This idea of house craft for kids is really simple that kids will love as it allows them to get their hands dirty! Create little cupcakes out of mud and let your kids decorate them with different things that they find around your yard. You can use these cupcakes to decorate the borders of your flowerbed in the garden!

Engaging in house crafts for preschoolers helps to enhance their creativity and imagination and promote cognitive development. For example, they can do craft activities using gingerbread, graham crackers, and old male boxes. Further, you could teach them to make pasta necklaces, button bracelets, painted pots, cupcakes with mud and flowers, etc. These simple activities can keep them engaged in their free time and help avoid boredom. You could also make it a family activity by getting all the family members involved and encouraging a time of fun and bonding.

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Manjiri Kochrekar

Manjiri is a freelance writer with experience in writing on a wide range of topics, including travel, education, yoga, and children’s activities, fun and learning. She is passionate about creative writing and loves to put her thoughts into words. Manjiri excels in breaking down complex information, ideas and aspects of life into simpler elements for an easy read.