Craft ideas for 8- to 12-year-old kids include a game mat, a paper mache pencil case and a door sign. Kids in this age group enjoy making crafts they can use, according to Kiwi Families.
To create a game mat, the child needs a tarp and something to color it with, such as permanent markers. He can draw his town on the tarp, then add toys.
To make a paper mache pencil case, the child uses glue or wallpaper paste to add newspaper and white paper to a plastic container with a lid. She can shape the paper while attaching it, and draw on it after.
A blank sign or piece of heavy paper can make a door sign. The child can decorate it with a message or a drawing.