10 Interesting French Crafts And Activities For Kids

In This Article

Bonjour, Merci, Bienvenue. Is your child fascinated by French? Then, French activities for kids are the best way to keep them engaged and develop their interest in learning a foreign language. These activities and crafts can help children hone their artistic and motor skills.

We have combined several French activities for kids in this post to encourage and nurture their creative spirit and introduce them to some cool French crafts.

10 Interesting French Crafts For Kids

Learning French crafts and activities not only helps you develop an interest in your kids about France but also aids in boosting your kid’s creative skills, imagination, and other skills.

1. Prepare Bastille Day Greeting Card:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • Card paper
  • Watercolors, particularly blue and red
  • Sketch pens and pencil
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Help your kid cut the card paper using scissors in the desired shape. Fold the paper
  1. Help your chlid mark the upper side of the card into three vertical sections.
  1. Encourage your child to paint the left one-third blue, leave the midsection white, and paint the right one-third with red signifying the French flag.
  1. Help your child write ‘Happy Bastille Day’ using sketch pens.

2. Paper Plate Panda Face:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • White paper plate
  • Black craft paper
  • Colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wiggle eyes

How To:

  1. Place the white paper plate upside down.
  1. Help your kid paste wiggle eyes at appropriate positions to make eyes of the panda.
  1. Help your child cut the ears, nose, and mouth of panda out of the black craft paper using scissors.
  1. Help your child to glue the nose, mouth, and ears at appropriate position on the paper plate.

3. Sunflower Mask:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • A large paper plate
  • Scissors or knife
  • Glue
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Sparkles or markers
  • Popsicle stick

How To:

  1. Help your kid to draw and cut sunflower petals from the yellow construction paper.
  1. Decorate the petals with sparkles or markers.
  1. Guide your child to cut the center out of the paper plate.
  1. Paste the sunflower petals all the way around the edge of the paper plate.
  1. Paste the popsicle stick as the stem of the sunflower.
  1. Your kid can peek through the sunflower mask.
Trivia
Crochet is a popular craft technique that originated in France in the 16th century.

4. Decorate Kid’s Room With Balloons:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • Blue, red, and white balloons
  • Glue or sticky tape

How To:

  1. Guide your child to blow up blue, red, and white balloons with air.
  1. Help your kid decorate the walls of her room with the colorful balloons using glue or tape. This is an interesting french craft for kids.

5. Paint Wall Murals:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • Big and small paint brushes
  • A variety of watercolors
  • Water
  • Bowls
  • Pencils and markers

How To:

  1. Help your child draw some artistic drawing on her room’s wall using markers and pencil.
  1. Put different water colors in different bowls and add some water to each bowl.
  1. Guide your kids to paint the wall murals using big and small paint brushes and dipping them in the desired watercolors.

6. Draw Monalisa:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • An image of Monalisa
  • Construction paper
  • Pencils
  • Eraser

How To:

  1. Show your kid the image of Monalisa.
  1. Guide your kid to draw the picture of Monalisa on the construction paper using pencils and eraser. This is one of the best french craft ideas for kids to learn all about France.

7. Draw French Flag:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Strip of red construction paper
  • Strip of blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Toothpick

How To:

  1. Divide white construction paper into three vertical sections.
  1. Cut red and blue construction paper equal to the size one vertical section of the white construction paper.
  1. Paste blue construction paper on the left one-third of white paper, leave middle section white and paste red construction paper on the right one-third of the white paper.
  1. Attach toothpick as flag post to the French flag. It can be one of the best french craft activities for kids.

8. Create French Flag Necklace:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • Red, blue, and white beads
  • Three feet long lanyard

How To:

  1. Guide your kids to tie the ends of lanyard together making a knot so that the colorful beads won’t slide off.
  1. Put red, white, and blue beads in French flag arrangement through the lanyard creating French flag necklace for kids. This is simple and easy to learn French crafts for children.
Quick tip
You can substitute craft items with something you can easily find in your home. For example, if a craft requires twine, use doubled or tripled thread instead. This also teaches your child to use the things at hand to make amazing crafts.

9. Draw Fireworks At Eiffel Tower:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Gel pens
  • Image of Eiffel tower

How To:

  1. Show your kids an image of Eiffel tower
  1. Guide kids to draw Eiffel tower on the construction paper as the background of the picture.
  1. Draw wonderful fireworks all around the Eiffel tower using the gel pens.Teaching this French arts and crafts for kids will help them to explore more about the language

10. Paint T-Shirts:

Image: Shutterstock

You Will Need:

  • White T-shirt
  • Blue watercolor
  • Paint brush

How To:

  1. Provide your kids a white T-shirt, blue watercolor, and a paint brush.
  1. Show your child how to paint ‘Bonjour!’ on the white T-shirt using blue color and paint brush. This is a great french themed crafts for kids which help them to discover and learn more about france.

Did you teach any interesting French crafts to your children? Which French crafts your kids liked the most? Share your French craft ideas with us. Leave a comment below.

Infographic: French Crafts And Activities For Children

Children are fascinated by various cultures and histories. France is one of these countries with an incredible heritage. Fun activities integrating diverse cultures are excellent for introducing children to foreign languages. Read this infographic to discover extraordinary French crafts and activities for children. Save and share it with your child and their friends!

exciting french crafts and activities for children [infographic]
Illustration: MomJunction Design Team


Was this article helpful?
thumbsupthumbsdown
The following two tabs change content below.