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Keep your kids engaged, entertained and educated with 12 free online craft classes for kids including crochet, drawing, sewing and even pet photography!
Hi Crafty Friends! Spring break is officially over for us this week, but since it doesn’t look like schools will be starting up again anytime soon, that means this mama has to create a schedule for her kids and start getting some structure implemented in our days!
The Hubs and I have been putting our heads together to create some ideas of what homeschooling is going to look like for us over the upcoming weeks. We received a letter from our school board a few days ago asking for us to be patient as the teachers start trying to create online learning resources, so in the meantime we are doing it on our own.
I know that there are a lot of you out there who are doing the same thing and looking for ways to keep your kids engaged, entertained and learning.
Last week my friends at Bluprint let me know that they are offering free online craft classes (for adults and kids) until April 16th. There are TONS of craft class videos that you can watch for free! Bluprint is how I learned how to crochet a few years ago. I loved that I could pause and rewind the videos over and over again anytime I was having a hard time mastering a skill. I still refer back to those videos anytime it’s been awhile since I’ve pulled out my crochet hooks.
Bluprint has classes in all kinds of subjects including:
Even fitness!!! (And so much more!)
Here are 12 Free Online Kids Craft Classes your children will love!
Note: You are able to take all of these classes absolutely free of charge until April 9th just by entering your email address. A few of the classes have downloadable pdfs. In order to access the pdfs you need to enter a credit card which will give you a free 7 day trial. If you are seeing this post after April 9th you can still get a free 7 day trial. After the 7 day trial is up the fee is $39.99 for a full year of unlimited access.
Talk about a master class in baking! How cool would it be for your kids to cook with MasterChef Junior winners? Bluprint has a series of classes that let your kids do just that! Desserts with Jasmine, Appetizers with Beni and more! Get your kids into the kitchen, building basic cooking skills and making you some delicious treats!
I think that this would be such an INCREDIBLE class to take WITH your kids! Create a family picture book together! Mike Curato walks you through the entire process in these family friendly videos from creating a character, to story development to creating a strong beginning and ending. He even has a publishing 101 video that gives you the basics on how to get your book published!
Speaking of picture books… this class is the bees knees! Learn to draw your favorite picture book characters from 10 illustrators of your favorite kids picture books! This class is SO MUCH FUN! My kids will be starting this class asap!
Learn how to work with your animals, get them to pose and how to compose a shot with this adorable class. When I showed my daughter Bluprint’s class list this was the first class that she signed up to take. I can’t wait to see the photos she takes of our fur-babies!
Amy Pirkle teaches kids (or adults) how to animate using basic drawing skills and a stack of small pieces of paper in this DIY Flip Book class. Amy’s ideas for flip books are so cute. Your kids will love creating flip books of their own that share a story without any words!
Want to take your drawing skills from stick figures to being able to put that idea in your head down on paper? Jordan DeWilde shares awesome tips and tricks to express yourself through drawing in this Jump Into Drawing class.
The “Jump Into” series of classes on Bluprint are a great way for kids (or adults) to pick up a new creative hobby! Sara Alm teaches this class in such a fun way, while also being informative and teaching the students all the basics like how to thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin. A great class for anyone who wants to learn to sew, young or old.
Salena Baca has been crocheting since she was in grade school which makes her the perfect person to teach kids how to crochet! I think that this class would be so fun for a parent to take with their child so that they can learn how to crochet together! Make sure you also check out Jump Into Knitting if knitting is more your thing!
Once your kiddo has gotten their crochet skills down, why not challenge them with a amigurumi class? Stacey Trock is such a fun teacher and is great at teaching how to make amigurumi. I took another one of her classes, Woodland Animal Amigurumi when I first learned to crochet and my kids still cuddle with the creatures I made in that class.
Know a kid who loves comic books? This is the class for them! Jon Chad shares how to make a comic book from creating incredible characters, to composing panels and thumbnailing to inking a page! He even covers how to conquer your inner fears! The perfect class for comic loving kids (or kids at heart!)
Do you have a kid that LOVES watching all of the cake decorating shows on TV? Turn them into the next Food Network cake decorating star with this awesome class with Joshua John Russel and his puppet pal Gus! They’ll teach you how to pipe frosting, prep a cake, decorate with fondant and make a beautiful rainbow cake putting your new skills to the test!
This class isn’t a craft class per say, but it’s awesome none the less! Miller Wilson is a child outdoorsman who has grown up exploring the Australian wilderness. In this kid friendly series he teaches kids how to thrive in the wild and shares essential outdoor skills. My husband and I love watching Bear Grylls and can’t wait to introduce our kids to this online class.
Tell me… Which of these classes would your kids most like to take? How about you? Will you be signing up to take a free Bluprint class?
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