15 Cute and Colorful Sharpie Crafts for Kids
Sharpies can create messes, but they can also create art! Check out these Cute and Colorful Sharpie Crafts for Kids to try at home.
You know how certain brand names become so popular that they start being used instead of the item’s name instead? You know, like we use the term Sharpies for all markers now!
Ah, the good ol’ Sharpie marker. Fun fact: the Sharpie was originally just one single marker, the first one available in pen format. Of course, today Sharpies include a whole lot of products, to the delight of crafters and DIYers the world over! That’s not all, Sharpie even sponsored the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race as well as footballer David Beckham!
Yes, so Sharpies are a big deal, and they’re also quite a versatile tool to craft with. Sharpies work on most surfaces, including fabric, tile, wood and plastic. Some projects require additional heating or baking, or dripping some alcohol. Today, we’ve got a collection of some bright and colorful Sharpie crafts for kids, which also make for great gifts this holiday season!
15 Cute and Colorful Sharpie Crafts for Kids
1. DIY Sharpie Mug
How gorgeous is this floral Sharpie mug from A Piece of Rainbow? This would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves flowers or quirky, handmade things in their home. You can also go for geometric or other kind of patterns.
2. Recycled Plastic Flowers
Don’t have a green thumb but still want to live the green lifestyle? Left Brain Craft Brain has a solution that helps you with both – reuse old plastic by turning them into flowers! The Sharpies add life to plain plastic by imbibing it with some gorgeous shades.
3. DIY Galaxy Shoes
There’s only so much washing you can do with white canvas shoes – at some point you have to accept defeat and realize they won’t be white anymore! That’s when you should inject them with some serious glam factor, like they’ve done with Sharpies over at Kids Craft Room.
4. Sharpie Dyed Coasters
No more coffee mug stains on your wooden desk anymore – these coasters will keep your surfaces safe and make them look pretty too! One Little Project shows us exactly how to use Sharpies to create these custom works of art.
5. No Bake Sharpie Bowls
If you love doodling, you’ll love this fun project from A Piece of Rainbow! All you need are bowls (or mugs or plates) and then go doodling on them with your Sharpie. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create custom crockery!
6. Geometric Fabric Wall Hanging
Need to brighten up a drab wall but don’t want to spend too much on art? You don’t need to, when you can create your own! Check out Curbly for instructions on how to make this fabric wall hanging, colored in with good ol’ Sharpie markers!
7. Dots and Doodles Jar
Here’s another project for ardent doodlers! Moms and Crafters breathes life into an old glass jar with some pretty patterns. We love this because everyone (every single person reading this) has empty glass jars at home, and you can use this in so many ways – pencil stand, candle holder, brush holder – anything!
8. Confetti Dot Flower Pot
You know what makes the best gift? Personalization! A personalized gift shows how much thought you put into it. This custom plant pot may look very hard to make, but it’s actually quite easy! Get the detailed tutorial at DIY Candy.
9. Sharpie Shell Art
We love playing around with shells – there are so many interesting things to make with them! Color Made Happy gives shells a cool, tie and dye look with Sharpie markers in all colors of the rainbow. How awesome do they look?
10. DIY Painted Rocks
Painted rocks are a big deal these days, and you can turn them into little inspiration rocks or tiny pets! Chica Circle uses Sharpies to write little messages on these rocks. Turn them into magnets, paper weights or give them simply as gifts!
11. Faux Stained Glass Sun Catcher
Buggy and Buddy has figured out what’s probably the easiest way to make stained glass art – using Sharpies! This is an incredibly simple project and even little kids can have a go at it. When they’re done, be sure to frame it up on the wall!
12. DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments
The holiday season is nearly here, and if you don’t want to use store bought decorations, check out these handmade ornaments from Made to Be a Momma. Decorated with Sharpie markers, you can customize them any way you like.
13. Superhero Sharpie Glasses
Got a Marvel or DC Comics fan at home? Bren Did has just the right project for you! Check out these cool superhero shot glasses, which would also make great gifts for Father’s Day, International Men’s Day or Rakshabandhan.
14. Sharpie Bookmarks
We love how easy this project from Happy Hooligans is! First of all, it involves recycling, and secondly, it’s so pretty! It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season or an ideal gift for a book lover.
15. DIY Shrinky Dink Necklace
Shrinky Dinks are one of the greatest inventions of the world – there are so many endless possilibities! The Wishing Elephant uses shrinky dinks and Sharpies to create some quirky jewelry. We love how the color becomes more concentrated once the shrinky dinks are ready.
Wow, those Sharpie crafts sure are colorful! And that’s the great thing about Sharpie markers; they are available in pretty much every color under the sun these days. You also get them in cool metallic shades which you can use to outline or add that extra bling factor to your projects. Seriously, the sky’s the limit when it comes to Sharpie crafts!