Roll the Dice Craft Challenge

Who gets more intimidated by detailed craft project instructions…you or your child?

Sometimes I think it’s the parent that feels the most pressure making sure everything goes exactly right. Kids are usually more adaptable when it comes to improvising. Which is why I’m introducing this concept of the Project Kid Roll-the-Dice Craft!

I labeled 3 wooden blocks with materials. One block had traditional craft supplies, one had recycled materials, and one had typical household materials. We color-coded ours using our  P-touch label maker, but you can even just write the names of materials on masking tape and stick them on.


Here’s the challenge…roll the dice and craft something using those three materials! And of course there are tools and materials that are always fair game like glue, markers, paint, hole punch, scissors, etc. Here are suggestions of what you can include on your blocks:


  • pipe cleaners
  • pom poms
  • yarn
  • paint
  • glitter
  • wooden spool
  • craft foam
  • felt
  • duct tape
  • washi tape
  • rope
  • shells
  • beads
  • ribbon
  • air dry clay
  • wire
  • styrofoam balls
  • leather string
  • markers
  • tissue paper
  • crepe paper
  • buttons
  • colored paper



  • toilet paper tube
  • bottle caps
  • jar
  • plastic bottles
  • yogurt cups
  • magazines/catalogs
  • newspaper
  • jar lids
  • milk carton
  • egg carton
  • shampoo bottle
  • cardboard
  • cereal/cracker box
  • junk mail
  • wine cork



  • clothespin
  • sponge
  • skewers
  • toothpicks
  • coin rolls
  • cork coaster
  • cupcake liners
  • golf tees
  • photo corners
  • washers
  • rubber band
  • straws
  • sticks
  • rocks
  • binder clips
  • paper clips
  • cotton balls
  • q-tips
  • aluminum foil
  • pencil
  • twine

April 1, 2020| Activities, Early Elementary, Everyday Crafts, Grown-Up, Older Elementary, Preschool, Toddler, Tween to Teen, Unplugged Time, Upcycled, Wood