assortment of preschool crafts
Preschool Crafts

My son and I really enjoy making crafts together! While we were home schooling, we made lots of preschool crafts to go along with out letter of the week. I like to make things with supplies we already have on hand, so you will see lots of construction paper, paper plate, craft sticks, and toilet paper roll crafts.

I’d love to see what your little one creates, so if you are posting craft pictures on Instagram, please tag me @imaginations_running_wild.

Preschool Crafts by Season:

Fall– apples, pumpkins, fire trucks, Halloween, foxes, leaves, Thanksgiving, and more!

Winter– snowflakes, snowmen, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

Spring– butterflies, flowers, nature, and Easter.

Summer– yummy summer fruits, ocean animals, Fourth of July, and fun!

Crafts by Materials:

Paper Plate Crafts–paper plates can be transformed into animals, pretend food, and more.

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts–put those empty toilet paper rolls to good use and let your little one make cute animal crafts out of them.

Tissue Paper Crafts–tissue paper is a great way to add color and texture to your child’s craft projects!

Paper Bag Puppets–quick, easy and cute to make, these paper bag puppets are lots of fun for preschoolers.

Construction Paper–whether you are cutting or tearing, construction paper crafts are fun to make and great for fine motor skills too.

Stick Puppets–quick and easy crafts, these little puppets are tons of fun.

Coffee Filters–make beautiful leaves, bats, and butterflies out of coffee filters.

Cardboard–put all of your cardboard boxes to new uses with these crafts.


Animal Crafts:


Egg Carton Ant: paint an egg carton and add some pipe cleaners to make your own cute ant craft.


Coffee Filter Bats: create stunning bats using coffee filters!


Bee Mine: make a cute little bee with heart wings for Valentine’s Day.

Toilet Paper Roll Bee: your preschooler will love making this cute bee craft out of an empty toilet paper roll!


Rocking Bird Craft: turn a paper plate into a rocking bird.


Adorable Bunny Craft: make a super cute bunny craft from a paper plate, couple supplies, and the free template!


Mosaic Butterfly: make a beautiful mosaic butterfly from scraps of construction paper.

Coffee Filter Butterflies:

Butterfly Note Holder: create an adorable butterfly note holder with a clothespin, construction paper, and pompoms!


Heart Dog Craft: print off the template, color the hearts, and assemble them to form a dog.

Dog Paper Bag Puppet: turn a paper lunch bag into a dog puppet!


Elephant Stick Puppet–make your own stick puppet.


Tissue Paper Fox — for me, foxes are synonymous with autumn, so we just had to make a cute little fox!


Toilet Paper Roll Frog: make a frog out a toilet paper roll, paint, and some construction paper.


Goat–make a cute goat out of a paper plate, construction paper, and paint!


Hedgehog–combines the cuteness of a hedgehog with a preschooler’s love of using scissors.

Heart Sticker Hedgehog: make hedgehog quills out of heart stickers!


Ladybug Garden Puppet: created a garden scene for your stick puppet ladybug to explore!

Egg Carton Ladybug: turn an egg carton cup into a ladybug.


L is for Llama— wrap yarn around a cardboard L and make a llama.


Pasta Mane Lion


Paper Bag Monkey:


Octopus: Paint and cut a toilet paper roll to make an octopus.


Pompom Owl— use pompoms to make a cute owl.

Owl Headband— make an adorable owl headband to wear!

Owl You Need is Love — create a lovely owl out of cupcake wrappers.

Toilet Paper Roll Owls — reuse empty toilet paper rolls and turn them into cute owls.


Basic Shapes Penguin: print off the free template, color your pieces, and glue them together to form a penguin!


Candy Cane Reindeer: make a cute and yummy candy reindeer by adding pipe cleaner antlers, googly eyes, and a pompom nose!

Paper Chain Reindeer: glue construction paper strips together to form a chain and add a cute reindeer face to the top chain.


Tissue Paper Sheep: make a sheep out of construction paper and use tissue paper for its wool.

Wooly Be My Valentine: create a cute sheep themed Valentine!


Paper Plate Snail: this snail is so cute and fun to make too! Draw a spiral around the plate and let your little one paint the snail’s paper plate shell.


Tiger Puppet: print the template, color your tiger, and then add a pom-pom nose and pipe cleaner whiskers to have your own tiger paper bag puppet.


Turkey Paper Bag Puppet — make a turkey puppet out of a paper bag and construction paper.

Toilet Paper Roll Turkey — feathers, a paper plate, a toilet paper roll, and your imagination come together to make this adorable craft!

Disguise the Turkey — use your creativity to disguise the turkey so that it doesn’t get eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.


Spouting Whale — create a spouting whale out of construction paper and tissue paper.