Beans are cheap and easy to find and so much fun to play and craft with. Enjoy!
These 25 bean crafts for kids are beautiful, easy, and so much fun. They’ll let your bigger kids work on longer, more detail oriented projects until they’re perfect, and you’ll be so excited by the results. And don’t worry your littles have plenty of bean crafting activities of their own so they don’t feel left out while their older sibling is crafting. Have fun!
While the big kids are crafting, your littles can match lettered lima beans to cupcake holders in this fun learning activity.
Your kids can use seeds, beans, nuts, shells, and rice to make creative summer seed mosaics.
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Littles can play in this barn yard activity bin while the bigger kids are working on their crafts. What sound does the cow say?
Your littles can practice their counting using popsicle sticks and beans!
Swim, little fishes! Swim among the bean rocks on this sweet paper plate and bean craft for littles!
These super fun beanbag balloons are super simple to make and so fun to squeeze!
Your big kids can use old CD cases to make fun bean art that will last!
Via Mini Matisse
Help the littles explore the butterfly life cycle with this simple bean and pasta project.
These adorable bean crafted candle holders are super easy to make and will be such a fun way for your big kids to show off their art to guests.
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Brighten up your home with this gorgeous dried bean mosaic project.
Via MPM Ideas
Keep your big kids busy for hours with this fun bean art.
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Watch the wonder grow in your child’s eyes when they see how easy it is to grow a lima bean from a dried lima bean!
This hidden picture project will take your big kids step by step through how to create their own hidden picture art.
The littles can learn about ladybugs with these cute lima bean painted ladybugs.
Via The Teaching Bug
Is your big kid learning how to play mancala? Now they can craft their own using an egg carton and lima beans!
Via Martha Stewart
This sweet flower picture is an easy way for your big kids to turn an old piece of art into something adorable and new using beans and pasta.
The littles might not be able to craft mosaics, but they can paint them with this simple painted bean mosaic project.
Via Teach Preschool
Big and little kiddos can work together on this adorable sunflower made from beans and peeps!
How adorable is this bean puppy? And how excited will your big kids be when they see how easy he is to make?
Via Free Kids Crafts
The fun won’t stop when your kids finish making these dried bean rain makers. It’ll be like your house is filled with fun, noisy rain.
Scented sensory beans are a wonderful way to keep the littles busy while the big kids craft!
Your kids already love making silly faces. Why not make them together with this silly face bean and pasta craft?
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Keep the little happy playing with this scented watermelon dough with bean seeds while the bigger kids work on their crafts.
Your house will be shake, rattle, and rolling when your kids get finished making this bean tambourine!
Kids of any age will have fun pressing beans into salt dough in this simple art project.
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