15 Magical Mushroom Crafts for Kids
How fun are these mushroom crafts for kids? We’ve shown you how to make mushrooms out of paper cups, egg cartons, paper bowls and more!
There are few things in this world that are as amazing as mushrooms. They are used as food, natural torches, packaging material, a natural pesticide and some are also poisonous! It’s hard to find an organism that has so many alter egos like mushrooms!
Mushrooms also feature prominently in fantasy and legends, with fairies using them to create homes. And if you’ve played Mario Brothers, you know mushrooms can also become villains or heroes!
Fun Facts about Mushrooms:
- Many mushrooms are edible, but there is one percent that is poisonous enough to kill
- Mushrooms are the only Vitamin-D producing food from the produce section
- The world’s most expensive edible mushroom is the Yartsa Gunbu, costing £80,500 per kilo
- Many mushroom species glow in the dark, and some are so bright they’re called ‘electric mushrooms’
- Mushrooms can be used to create eco-friendly packaging that decomposes in just 45 days, unlike Styrofoam
- The largest living organism on Earth is a mushroom – the single honey mushroom that spreads across 2385 acres
Mushrooms truly are awesome, aren’t they? Well, let’s have some more fun with them, by trying out these mushroom crafts for kids!
15 Magical Mushroom Crafts for Kids
1. DIY Clay Mushroom Photo Holder
Did you know that mushrooms and toadstools are basically the same thing? Interesting, right? Here’s how you can use air drying clay to make an adorable little mushroom/toadstool photo holder that also makes a great gift!
2. Recycled Egg Carton Mushroom Craft
Mushrooms are among the most sustainable foods to farm today, and they don’t need a lot of space – you can even grow mushrooms on recycled cardboard! Here’s a fun craft that shows that you can turn recycled egg cartons into mushroom crafts for kids!
3. Paper Mushroom House Craft
In fantasy stories, mushrooms are often used as homes by fairies, pixies and gnomes. If you’d like a little home for your gnome doll, try out these adorable paper mushroom houses.
4. Origami Mushroom Craft
Mushrooms are used in many cuisines across the world, including Italian, Mediterranean, French, Chinese and Japanese. Speaking of Japanese, here’s another fun way to include mushrooms – in Origami mushroom crafts for kids!
5. Fall Mushroom Paper Bunting
Mushrooms are often used as featured icons during Fall, and that’s why it’s one of the motifs for this cute little fall bunting that also features acorns and leaves.
6. Paper Bowl Mushroom Craft
Since we’re learning so much about mushrooms through these mushroom crafts for kids, here’s a question – what do you call someone who studies mushrooms? A mycologist! Learn more about these fungi with a cute paper bowl craft from Non Toy Gifts.
7. Paper Mushroom Craft
Mushrooms look cute, as Krokotak has captured perfectly in this fun craft! But mushrooms are also incredibly healthy – just one Portabella mushroom contains more potassium than a banana!
8. DIY Pasta Mushrooms
Yes, you can add mushrooms to pasta, but you can also make mushrooms out of pasta – as Handmade Charlotte shows us! These mushrooms are super cute and really easy to make too!
9. Popsicle Stick Mushroom Fairy House
Have you ever imagined how a fairy mushroom house would look like – like, where would the door and windows go? Well, Glued to My Crafts does away with the guessing and you can now make your own mushroom house out of Popsicle sticks!
10. Cute Paper Mushroom Craft
If you want to make a mushroom house out of paper, here’s an adorable version from Simple Everyday Mom that’s quite colorful and looks cozy too – we’d like a life-size version, please!
11. Mushroom Fairy House Craft
Many of us think of mushrooms as a plant, but the truth is that they’re actually fungi, which means that as organisms, they’re closer to humans than to plants! That probably explains why these mushrooms from Kids Craft Room have large eyes and a cute smile!
12. Clay Mushroom Magnets
Mushrooms aren’t just yummy, they’re also believed to have antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, mushrooms were used in ancient Chinese medicine for a long time. Remind yourself about the health benefits of mushrooms every time you open the fridge – by sticking up these cute magnets from Sprouting Wild Ones!
13. Handmade Felt Mushrooms
These felt mushrooms from Lia Griffith sure look juicy! Thanks to their texture and flavor, mushrooms are considered the ‘meat’ of the vegetarian universe – in fact, there’s even a mushroom called ‘chicken of the woods’ because it tastes so much like fried chicken!
14. Fingerprint Mushroom Valentines
Mushrooms (and mushroom crafts for kids) may be common now, but there was a time when they were reserved for royalty, and common people weren’t even allowed to touch them! However, these cute mushroom cards from Handmade Charlotte are all about love and acceptance, and we love that!
15. Cupcake Liner Mushrooms
Got some cupcake liners lying around? Well, you’ve got just what you need to make these cute mushrooms from Glued to My Crafts!
Looks like you can make mushroom crafts for kids out of pretty much anything – paper bowls, Popsicle sticks, egg cartons, paper rolls, clay and more! Well, I’m sure you can think of more ideas looking at things lying around the house – let that imagination run loose!