Today we’re sharing a collection of 40 fun crafts for boys!
I know, I know, all kids crafts are suitable for both boys and girls. Let’s not get into the gender-stereotyping debate because I hear you and I’m already on that page.
By “boy crafts” I’m simply talking about crafts based on things that boys are typically interested in – things that will inspire them to sit still for longer than 10 minutes and get crafting.
Stuff like super heroes, snakes, dinosaurs, insects, trains, helicopters and slimy muck.
So, for anyone who’s looking for crafts that might appeal to boys in particular this one’s for you. Although, girls can of course make them too (mine did).
I’m a mum of two girls who like crafting almost as much as their Mama does. Over the past 10 years we’ve done tons of glittery, girly crafts to cater to their interests, but I’ve always tried to balance it out with some non-girly ideas too, aka “boy crafts”. They’ve loved all of them!
Here are some of our favourites.
40 fun crafts for boys
- Create Batman and Robin characters from paper rolls (based on the LEGO Batman movie)
- This paper roll Captain Underpants has a printable template for the undies and cape
- Make a Batmobile from a recycled cereal box using our printable template – this craft is fairly technical so better suited to teens or older kids with help from a parent
- Turn wooden spoons into favourite Super Hero characters. We’ve made Batman, Wonder Woman and Super Man
- Egg cartons make the best Helicopters! Find the egg carton helicopter tutorial here
- We made these egg carton trains back when my kids were pre schoolers. They were a favourite toy until they fell apart!
- Use a sponge scourer as the base to make DIY toy boats for outdoor play (or indoor bathtub play)
- Turn an egg carton into a fire truck with this step-by-step tutorial
- Create a finger knit snake with bulging pom pom eyes
- How cute is this pom pom gecko?
- Make a frilled neck lizard from a paper towel roll
- Create one of two different realistic python snakes from paper chains, or design your own patterned snake with our printable template
- Create a DIY construction kit from recycled cardboard and paper rolls – we made so many fun things with ours
- Scrapbook paper makes the best paper planes. Decorate them and and see how far they’ll fly
- Put together a collection of sticks, leaves and seed pods to create your own DIY nature craft construction set
- Make a balloon powered boat using a kitchen sponge as the base
- Create a fluffy pom pom spider. We made these at Halloween, but they are fun any time of year!
- This paper roll grass hopper was based on one we found in our house (we captured him and then let him go again)
- My preschooler absolutely LOVED this fizzing bug stew activity
- Create “pet rock” insects from pebbles. They make great garden ornaments!
- These paper roll dinosaurs are so fun and easy to make
- Create one of 12 different paper plate dinosaurs from our ebook, or get the diplodocus template for free here
- This dinosaur small world in a suitcase makes a cool handmade gift idea
- Make a flying paper pterodactyl on a string
- Paper roll scribblers are a fun and experimental art idea
- create a scary spider puppet from an egg carton
- Use our printable template to make crazy balloon monsters
- This dinosaur succulent garden doubles as a small world for imaginary play
- Dinosaurs in sticky mud is a super fun sensory play idea for pre schoolers
- Create your own set of funny face rock puzzles
- Sew a softie dinosaur with our free printable patterns
- This paper frog craft is based on the Green Tree frog from Tropical North Queensland
- Turn wooden pegs into fuzzy-haired peg monsters
- Make some crazy monster eyeball spinners
- These paper roll empathy dolls can get angry, cry and feel worried as well as being happy. Make them using our free printable template.
- Monster treat holders are a fun way to up-cycle an egg carton
- I adore these recycled squid creations guest posted for us by clever Mini Mad Things
- Create insect art from nature
- This paper roll fish is so fun and easy for all ages
- We turned the girl’s toy train set into a camping small world after being inspired by a funny children’s book
Which one will you make first?