TV That Inspires Kids to Get Crafty

These days, we're living in a bedazzled age of television where there's no shortage of shows to inspire creativity in kids. Thanks to YouTube and the popularity of makers and maker faires, DIY trends have exploded, and now we're seeing those trends play out on TV. From design competitions to cake decorating, there are tons of family-friendly shows with a focus on arts and crafts for kids. Use this list to find great stuff to get your family in the mood for festive, crafty fun. For more arts-and-crafts content, check out these DIY YouTube Channels and Shows or these Building and Maker Apps, Games, and Websites.

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Mister Maker TV Poster Image
Fun arts and crafts how-to show teaches creative skills.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
(2007)
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Mister Maker’s Arty Party TV Poster Image
Creative kids' crafting series teaches art and entertains.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
(2015)
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Mister Maker Comes To Town TV Poster Image
Fun visits from expert inspire preschoolers to get creative.
Network: YouTube
(2019)
(2010)
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The Big Fun Crafty Show TV Poster Image
Craft-themed challenges encourage teamwork, creativity.
Network: Universal Kids
(2018)
(2018)
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Disney Family Sundays TV Poster Image
Movies-inspired craft projects can create at-home fun.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
(2019)
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DIY TV Poster Image
DIY
Quirky show entices with mesmerizing animation, STEM topics.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
(2018)
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5-Minute Crafts TV Poster Image
Innocuous how-to videos of hands doing things a better way.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2018)
(2018)
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Design Squad Nation TV Poster Image
Kids' building projects are smart fun for curious families.
Network: PBS Kids
(2011)
(2011)
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Crafty Kids Club TV Poster Image
Fun series uses arts and crafts to teach problem-solving.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
(2013)
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Design Squad TV Poster Image
Tween-aimed reality show engineers entertainment.
Network: PBS
(2007)
(2007)
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Craftopia TV Poster Image
Tween crafters compete in fun, family-friendly DIY series.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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Ellen's Design Challenge TV Poster Image
Not enough Ellen in mild furniture design competition.
Network: HGTV
(2015)
(2015)
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All-American Makers TV Poster Image
Inventors pitch to investors in STEM-based reality.
Network: SCIENCE
(2015)
(2015)
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Making It TV Poster Image
Creativity is rewarded on positive crafting competition.
Network: NBC
(2018)
(2018)
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Project Runway: Threads TV Poster Image
Young designers are the star of this runway.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
(2014)
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Project Runway: Junior TV Poster Image
Seamless spinoff has less drama, more positive mentoring.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
(2015)
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Create Together #With Me TV Poster Image
Series inspires creation, community in uncertain times.
Network: YouTube
(2020)
(2020)
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America's Greatest Makers TV Poster Image
Solid Shark Tank takeoff showcases STEM-based inventions.
Network: TBS
(2016)
(2016)
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Threadbanger: Do or DIY TV Poster Image
Offbeat couple tries DIY projects with mixed results.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2018)
(2018)
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Abstract: The Art of Design TV Poster Image
Insightful design docu highlights innovators, has cursing.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Top Design TV Poster Image
Project Runway meets interior design.
Network: Bravo
(2007)
(2007)
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Project Runway TV Poster Image
Check this one out before sharing with fashion-crazed teens.
Network: Bravo
(2005)
(2004)
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