Nostalgic Childhood Arts and Crafts

Arts & crafts are always a great pass time – and before technology, as kids, it’s what we mostly did when we were bored at home! The feeling of creating something always leaves us feeling proud of ourselves, especially if our parents hung it on the fridge as a kid. Do you remember any of your favorite arts & crafts from your childhood? We sure do!

Color by Number

These coloring books were lots of fun! Color by number books consisted of a line drawing that divides the artwork into distinct spaces with the intended color of each indicated by a number and referenced from a key. This definitely helped us with discipline and staying within the lines in comparison to our regular ol’ coloring books.


Boy! was this the most fun thing in the world or what? Play-Doh is a modeling compound used by young children for arts and crafts projects at home. We could do all kinds of things with playdough from modeling characters to pretending to bake and more!

Connect the Dots

We couldn’t wait to color this in after we finished outlining it! Connect the dots is a form of puzzle containing a sequence of numbered dots. When a line is drawn connecting the dots the outline of an object is revealed. Could you tell what your drawing was of before you started drawing the lines?

Pin Wheels

This was the perfect springtime arts & crafts project when we were kids. Oh, the nostalgia of making these and going outside and running around in the spring breeze waving them in the air and watching them spin. All you needed for this was a stick and some colored paper and you were good to go!

Magazine Collages

Every 90s kid remembers the feeling of waiting for their moms or older siblings to finish reading a magazine so that we could create our collages. From plants to clothes and shoes, and – of course, our favorite celebs. Making a poster was so much more fun than just buying one!

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