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21 Craft Ideas for Kids to Make then Play With

by Jean Van't Hul
February 16, 2016

Kids Craft Ideas - 21 Crafts to Make for Pretend Play

I shared a bunch of pretend play ideas in my newsletter yesterday, and then realized that it would be fun to do a post about craft ideas for kids that can then be used for pretend play.

You know, for double the fun.

First, get creative making something, whether a cardboard dollhouse, a unicorn from a tp roll, or some melted crayon rocks, then get creative playing with it.

And we all know how important kids’ play is, right?!

Mister Rogers on the importance of children's play

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Mr. Rogers

And that’s just one of many reasons play is important!

So here are more than 21 fun things for kids to make and then play with. (Many of these make great gifts, too,  from one kid to another…)

Craft Plus Pretend Play :: 21+ Craft Ideas for Kids

Kids Craft Ideas - Cardboard Dollhouse and Dolls

Kids Craft Ideas - Story Stones and Melted Crayon Rocks

Kids Craft Ideas - DIY Fairy Wings and Fairy Wands

Kids Craft Ideas - TP roll unicorns and kids dioramas

Playdough Pretend Play Ideas for Kids

Kids Craft Ideas - Fishing Game and Rock Games

Kids Craft Ideas - Wooden Blocks and Magnet Sticks

Kids Craft Ideas - Playsilks and Flower Crowns

Any other craft ideas for kids that double for pretend play? If you have any family or classroom favorites, please share them in the comments below!

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Craft ideas for kids that can also be used for pretend play for double the creative fun. First, children enjoy making the craft, then they can play with it.

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