Purple. Perfect purple. Such a beautiful color with the possibility of so many different crafts and activities just waiting to be made and celebrate this color! The following activities range from easy to challenging; some require more materials than others, but one thing is certain- they’re all fun and unique!
1. Cat Lovers Delight
This is so simple, yet so effective. Calling all cat lovers and those who love getting messy! Use a simple footprint design to create the cat’s body, allow it to dry, and then decorate it with googly eyes, whiskers, and a smile! A great idea for a card, or just a clever picture!
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2. A Crafty Snail
All you need for this fun craft is some sturdy construction paper in various shades of purple! Your students will love constructing their very own snails whilst learning some new vocabulary and shapes along the way!
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3. Beautiful Butterflies
A butterfly is beautiful enough, but making a purple butterfly? Even better! You will need some clothes pegs, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, and some optional extras. A super quick and simple activity that’s sure to bring a huge smile to your children’s faces!
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4. Outstanding Octopus
Ocean lovers will enjoy making this adorable little octopus using a cupcake liner, paper, and Cheerios. This could spark discussion about shapes and textures, or your little ones could simply just enjoy making a cute purple companion.
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5. Color-changing Chrysanthemums
Change the color of a white flower to purple! You will need some strong purple food dye and white flowers to start with. You need to mix water and food coloring in a clear jar, trim the bottom of your chrysanthemum stems, and place them into the jar so that the stem is covered with enough water. Watch over a few hours as the petals on the flowers begin to slowly change color, as they absorb the purple dye.
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6. Toilet Roll Treat
Recycle your old toilet rolls and turn them into a perky purple creature. Cut the bottom of the tube into 8 legs, decorate with as much purple as possible, and add some sparkles for an even jazzier tube toy!
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7. Bubble Wrap Grape
This activity could be used as part of a nutrition unit or just used as a fun craft activity of its own. You need very few materials; purple paint, a paintbrush, bubble wrap, glue, and a white and green card. Your children will love painting the bubble wrap and printing their designs onto paper to make a colorful bunch of grapes!
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8. Spooky Spider
Perfect for Halloween or for spider-loving kids! This cheeky little spider craft can be printed out, decorated using as much purple as possible, and constructed as a fun activity.
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9. Drawing Dragons
For older children, a drawing activity may pique their interest. Using either an easy PDF printout or challenging themselves to create this freehand, they can have a go at drawing and coloring an impressive dragon head using a purple crayon.
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10. Magic Minions
Who doesn’t love a minion? And a purple minion is loved even more! This fun paper-based minion bookmark is a cool origami activity for older children who want to explore their creative side a little more. Simply organize assorted colors of cardstock and let your young ones get stuck in!
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11. Purple Paper Weaving
Paper weaving is a traditional craft that is effortless to create. All you will need is two colors of contrasting purple shades and a little time. Children will enjoy weaving the colors through one another to create checked patterns.
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12. Cool Confetti Flowerpots
Want to get rid of bits of paper cutouts? Make these beautiful confetti flowerpot pictures using hole punches to create the flower petals. This purple activity is also great for practicing drawing and fine motor skills, or you can use the handy printout if you want to speed up the process.
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13. An Elephant Full of Love
Whilst this might be a Valentine’s Day activity, what is cuter than making an elephant out of hearts to show someone how much they mean? This is another simple, no-mess activity that simply requires pink and purple cardstock, scissors, glue, and some googly eyes!
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14. Easy Glitter Slime
Purple glitter slime will be a huge hit with the kids! Not only does it look intergalactic, but the super easy-to-make recipe means that your students can whip up the slime in no time! All you require is some glitter glue, baking soda, and contact solution. We also recommend a bowl or container to store it.
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15. Bath Bombs
This might not be for everyone, but these gorgeous, purple-hued bath bombs will keep your little ones busy for hours; mixing their wet and dry ingredients together and watching the colors form. You can add in ‘purple’ essential oils such as lavender or peony for an even sweeter smell.
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16. Fabulous Fireworks
Quilling is an old style of paper folding, bending, and twisting to make pretty patterns. Cut strips of dark purple paper into useable sizes for your children to have a go at manipulating the paper into a simple, but equally creative, firework shape. These would be great for 4th July or Independence Day cards for the family!
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17. Northern Light Art
Using colored chalk, black paper, and a little smudging, you can create your very own Northern Lights. The tutorial below provides a step-by-step guide to which colors to use and exactly where to blend. This would be a great activity for older elementary.
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18. Snowflake Salt Painting
When the weather gets colder, have a go at creating these salty snowflakes with your children! They require very few materials, and the linked instructions also have a downloadable template to make the finished product even easier to display! As your students mix their ingredients, they can watch in wonder as their 3D salt snowflake takes shape!
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19. Sharpie Eggs
A definite must-do craft for Easter time! All you need is some hard-boiled eggs and a range of colored sharpies. Equip your learners with paint and markers to decorate the eggs as they please.
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20. Masquerade Parade
Beautiful, colorful, and unique to the crafter; a mask craft is always a crowd-pleaser. You can make them from standard templates, or foam cutouts, or even layer up two different masks for an even more intriguing design.
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21. Ojo de Dios
Sometimes known as the ‘Eye of God’, and originating from Mexico, this eye-catching craft will keep children occupied for hours! Be sure to gather a selection of purple-shaded yarns for your learners to use. This could also lead to a cultural discussion about Mexico and the difference in religions and beliefs.
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22. Lovely Lilacs
These beautiful lilacs are created using a simple cotton swab and purple paint. The printed ‘dots’ make up the petals of the lilacs and your learners can have a go at creating unique shades and tones.
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23. Yarn Flowers
For little ones beginning to explore different materials and textures, these flowers are the perfect craft to experiment with. You will need a selection of yarn, paper plates, paint, buttons, lolly sticks, and glue. Children will have fun decorating their paper plates with the yarn to form the petals of the flower, before sticking the rest of the materials together to construct the completed plant!
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24. Outstanding Origami
This is a great methodical craft to keep busy hands occupied for hours! The easy-to-follow instructions will have your students making perfect creations in no time. These stunning purple butterflies can be added to cards, used to create a mobile, or simply pinned onto a window. All you need is purple paper and optional googly eyes to bring your butterfly to life!
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25. Tie-dye T-shirts
Have your learners impress their friends by following this quick and easy YouTube video to create a purple tie-dye design. The psychedelic pattern is deceptively simple to reproduce! All you require is a plain white t-shirt, elastic bands, a fork, and some purple t-shirt dyes.
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26. Purple Pinecone Owls
Perfect for the Autumn! Go out into nature with your children and find some pinecones to use for this activity. Paint the pinecones purple and then follow the instructions to turn your pinecones into cheeky little owls.
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27. Glitter Jars
This craft not only looks beautiful but also makes a great sensory tool and calming device for children. Please use sustainable glitter as we all want to look after the environment! To conduct this activity, your learners will pour some water into a jar, along with a mixture of glue and food coloring. Finally, pour in the glitter and fill the rest of the jar with more water. Ensure it is sealed properly before shaking it up!
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28. Lovely Ladybugs
All you need is paper plates and paint to create a lovely ladybug with your children. The double-layered plates show the ladybug’s wings peeking out from underneath and make it look 3D!
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29. Purple Playdough
This activity takes a little more prep time but is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with both children and adults alike. Create your very own play dough using simple kitchen items and then color and decorate with paints, glitter, and sparkles to give them a space theme!
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30. Circle Weaving
Weaving is a therapeutic activity for a rainy day. Creating the cardboard loom is a little tricky, but these straightforward instructions will help you out. Use all your old purple yarns and threads to weave your designs. These can be used on cards, turned into placemats, or even hung as window decorations.
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