Kindness Crafts for Kids

by Lynn Lilly, Feb 15 2021

This week we are helping Crayola celebrate Kindness Week on my weekly broadcast on the Crayola Facebook Page. These are great crafts to encourage and teach your children kindness. I have always said as a parent if I could only accomplish one thing it would be that my children would be kind to others and themselves. The crafts I am sharing today are the perfect tool on the journey to teach kindness.

All the supplies I used in these projects can be purchased on crayola.com

Project 1: Paper Plate Self Kindness Flowers

Paper Plate Self Kindness Flower Kids Craft

It is just as important to teach your children to be kind to themselves as it is to be kind to other people. Teaching them to vocalize the things they love about themselves will boost confidence help them to love and accept themselves as they grow and face challenging times. 

This flower craft is the perfect way for your kids to express their thoughts and display them for everyone to see! If you have multiple kids you can start a paper plate flower garden with them! Fill an indoor planter with beans or rice and stick the flowers in to display! 

Materials:

  • Paper Plate
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Paper/Plastic Straw
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Cut flower petals from construction paper. Cut enough petals to cover the edges of the paper plate. 
  2. Cut a circle for the center. 
  3. Have your child write something they love about themselves on each flower petal. 
  4. Glue the petals around the paper plate. 
  5. Write your child's name on the circle and glue it in the center of the flower 
  6. Cut a strip of green construction paper, glue and wrap around the straw. 
  7. Glue the straw to the back of the plate. 
  8. Cut two leaves and glue to the straw. 

Regularly have your kids revisit their flower and read the things they love about themselves out loud. 

Self Kindness Flower Kids Crafts

Project 2: Acts of Kindness Wheel

Acts of Kindness Wheel Kids Craft

Materials:

  • Paper or Styrofoam Plate or Cardboard 
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Bright Pop Cardstock Paper Pad
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers 
  • Scissors
  • Brad
  • Hole Punch

Directions

  1. Cut 14 pieces of cardstock approximate 4"x 2.5" and fold each in half. 
  2. On the front of the folded sheets of paper draw dashes to create an envelope pattern. 
  3. On the inside write an act of kindness. 
  4. Glue the pieces of paper around the plate, overlapping each so they stay folded shut but can still be opened. 
  5. Cut an arrow for each child out of a piece of Bright Pop cardstock. 
  6. Use the hole punch to punch a hole at the end of each arrow. 
  7. Use the brad to bunch a hole in the plate and pull the brad out. 
  8. Feed the two arrows on the brad and through the plate. Pull the arms of the brad back against the plate to secure a snug fit. 
  9. Use one of the Take Note Permanent Markers to write "Acts of Kindness" on the center of the plate. 

Each week the kids can spin the arrows around until they land on an envelope, open it up and work to complete that act of kindness through out the week. 

Acts of Kindness Wheel Kids Crafts

Project 3: Delivery Drivers Thank You Snack Box

Through this uncertain time, one thing has been consistent and that is delivery drivers and mail carriers. From packages and letters to food delivery these front line workers have helped to keep the world moving and bring convenience and necessity to your door step. Show them a little kindness with a thank box filled with snacks! 

Delivery Driver Thank You Snack Box

Materials:

  • Cardboard Box and Scrap Cardboard
  • Crayola White Acrylic Paint and Paint Brush
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Ribbon 
  • Craft Knife (parent use only)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. Cut the top off the box. Cut a piece of scrap cardboard to create the curved top of the mailbox. 
  2. Glue the top of the mailbox in place. 
  3. Measure and draw a square on the front of the box. Parents use the craft knife to cut the top, bottom and one side. 
  4. Paint the whole box with the white acrylic paint. 
  5. Cut a piece of construction paper to cover the front of the box, leaving the door uncovered. 
  6. Decorate the door of the box with construction paper. 
  7. Write a thank you message above the door. 
  8. Glue a little piece of ribbon the door ask the knob to help open and close the door.
  9. Decorate with glitter glue. 

Fill the box with snacks and leave it on your porch. Remember to bring the box inside at night and during inclement weather. 

Delivery Drive Snack Box

Delivery Driver Thank You Snack Box

Wishing you a week filled with kindness and love! Make sure to tune in to Crayola's Facebook page every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST. 

xoxo- LL

 



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