When you have a little downtime at home, crafts can be the best thing to help kids stay busy. Combine crafts with your kid’s favorite books, and you have a winner activity!
I share 7 fun books with crafts that often use objects you probably already have around the house. I’ve included books for a variety of age ranges and hope you enjoy exploring these great ideas.
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Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White is a classic every child should know by heart. Help them to remember this story with this cute, simple floating spider craft. It’s easy peasy to do–and just like the book. Click here.
Mo Willems Series
Have you ever read any of The Pigeon books by Mo Willems? They crack us up! Who knew a pigeon could have so many adventures? Your kid will enjoy tracing their hand and cutting out the base for this cute craft. A few simple details complete the project, making a pigeon that looks just like the series’ main character. Click here.
Horton Hears a Who
Who Loves Horton Hears a Who? We do! This fun puppet craft is easy to do. There’s a free printable you can download and use to get started. Just add the paper bag, and you’re set! Easy and fun for a little one. Click here.
Elmer the Elephant
It’s ok to be different, and Elmer the Elephant proves it! Such a great message, and this craft project is probably my favorite! Upcycle old milk cartons. How adorable! Read more.
What did parents do before Dr. Seuss blessed our lives? Read The Lorax and make this fun craft using a cardboard toilet paper tube. There’s a free printable included for all the Lorax details. Cute and fun! Read more.
Alice in Wonderland
This origami rabbit is very cute, even by itself. Combine it with Alice in Wonderland, and you have a magical paper craft your child can play with to further reenact parts of the story or play with in other ways. Read more.
Typically, I spot craft ideas for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which is obviously a great read for kids. But today I’d like to share a fun craft for another one of his great books: Have You Seen My Cat? You probably already have the supplies at home and can do this craft right away. Read more.
Are your kids ready for some fun? These favorite books will become even more special when you add these adorable crafts. Have fun, and happy reading!
Save these fun ideas for future reference.
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