For online craft ideas and instructions in German visit:
http://www.bastelideen.info/html/kinderbasteln.html Craft ideas for all ages, using various mediums such as beads, paper, pipe cleaners, etc. Organized by theme, age, and/or season.
www.blinde-kuh.de A search engine for kids with preset buttons to a variety of websites. For crafts, visit “Malen”, and check out the other buttons too!
www.kidsville.de Visit the Atelier for coloring pages, links to other craft websites, or a writing course. For elementary children and older.
www.kidsweb.de – Seasonal crafts, mandelas, writing papers, bookmarks, etc.
www.kika.de – Check out “Spiel und Spass” for crafts and coloring (plus other activities). They have a variety of activities; many are seasonal but others are specific to certain TV programs. Most crafts are listed in the series “Mit Mach Mühle”. If you print items, it’s best to use heavier paper or cardstock.
www.kinder-stadt.de Full of information for parents, check out the “Freizeit” then “Basteltipps” for fun crafts to do with your children. Organized by theme, type of craft (greeting cards, clay crafts, etc.) or season. Includes several Laternen and Weihnachts crafts. Most activities seem to be for elementary and older.
www.kleinkind-online.de – Seasonal crafts, coloring pages, etc. for younger children.
www.knobelfieber.de Coloring pages which include drawings and words in German, i.e. a hand drawn picture of a flower and then “Blume” written in print and script.
www.schulbilder.org Coloring pages, organized by themes. Useful for fun and home-schooling.
www.minibooks.ch Make your own minibooks on A4 paper.
www.recyclingbasteln.de Craft ideas using recycled items such as CDs, toilet paper rolls, corks, egg cartons, etc.
www.zzzebra.net – Seasonal crafts, games, science experiments, recipes, and more sponsored by Labbe Verlag. Visit www.labbe.de/zzzebranetz/ to see sister sites including Liederbaum with songs from around the world, LaBlog for more recent activities and crafts, Lesekorb for stories and books, etc.
For online craft ideas and instructions in English, visit:
The Crafty Crow
(http://belladia.typepad.com/crafty_crow/) Compiles kids crafts from many blogs, with suggested complementary books. Seasonal activities. All ages.
DLTK Crafts for Kids
www.dltk-kids.com A variety of fun, printable children’s crafts, coloring pages and more, including projects for holidays, educational themes and cartoon characters.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/ Crafts for kids organized by theme and age. This website is subscription supported but some items are free.
Family Fun magazine
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/ Crafts organized by age, type, material, and season from Family Fun magazine (a Disney company).
No Time For Flashcards
www.notimeforflashcards.com A resource of activities for young children that promote play, discovery, and learning, including crafts, book reviews, toy reviews and other activities.
http://www.parents.com/fun/arts-crafts/ A variety of crafts for kids and adults from Parents magazine.