Some ideas for children's arts and crafts are decorative strings, papier mache masks and clay resist art. These craft projects are simple and use cheap, easy-to-find materials such as paper, paint and clay.
Decorative strings of many different shapes and themes, such as rainforest vines, flags and gingerbread people can be made to hang around a room, notes Enchanted Learning. Papier mache masks take a few days to dry. They are an appropriate project for a middle school-aged child, according to Education.com. Clay resist art uses clay on paper to create patterns of blank space on the page, as the clay has paint-resistant properties, says Babble Dabble Do.