The state of Colorado is probably best known for the Rocky Mountains – an enormous mountain range that runs through the state and along the American West. With such large mountains, it might seem like Colorado is only plains and deserts, but there’s a lot more to this state, including weather patterns, awesome wildlife, and historical events that kids can learn about.
These super cute Colorado crafts for kids make it fun to learn about this Western state! Kids can try these easy art projects as they study the state’s animals, symbols, geography, and more!
Studying more of the American Midwest? Try out these Missouri crafts for kids too!
Colorado Crafts for Kids:
1. The Colorado landscape is full of cactus plants, especially in the desert. This DIY Rock Cactus Craft is such a cute way to make some desert-themed art!
2. Colorado’s official state fossil is the Stegosaurus. Some of these fossils have actually been found out in the desert! Try this easy Handprint Stegosaurus Craft with the kids!
3. Hanging Lake, located near Glenwood Springs, is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Colorado. Recreate this gorgeous waterfall with this Painted Waterfall Craft kids can make!
4. Do you think about Western cowboys when you think of the desert? Let the kids pretend to ride on the open sands with this DIY Hobby Horse!
5. One of Colorado’s major state crops is corn. Pick up some fresh corn cobs and make these Corn Shaker Musical Instruments!
6. Great Dunes National Park is a federally protected desert in Colorado. Some of the sand dunes there are enormous. Make this DIY Play Sand and see which of the kids can build the biggest sand dune!
7. Both Russell Stover and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory began in the state of Colorado. Celebrate their candies with this sweet-smelling Chocolate Play Dough!
8. Thanks to its mountainous landscape, Colorado is a hub of wind power development. Show the kids how wind turbines work with these DIY Lego Wind Powered Windmills!
Have you tried to make any Colorado crafts with your kids? Share your ideas in the comments!