Crafty Kids Club

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun series uses arts and crafts to teach problem-solving.

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Educational Value

Specific instructions are provided so that children can replicate arts and crafts projects at home. Problem-solving and coordination are also addressed. Some of what is featured reflects basic STEAM principles. 

Positive Messages

Arts and crafts inspire creative and critical thinking, as well as problem-solving. They're fun, too. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The diverse group of kids don't always agree at first, but then work together to find a solution that makes sense. They are polite, kind, and helpful. Neighbors like Mr. Groucho can be moody, but the kids still help him. 

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Sometimes people get upset over things and cry or give out a yell. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Crafty Kids Club is a French children's series (dubbed into English) that highlights how arts and crafts can inspire creative thinking and problem-solving while still being fun. Instructions are also provided on how to re-create the projects featured on the show, and include reminders to ask parents to help when necessary. While it's not necessarily a STEAM-specific series, some of the activities reflect basic STEAM principles; they're also environmentally friendly.

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What's the story?

CRAFTY KIDS CLUB is a French series (dubbed in English) about a group of 7- to 8-year-olds who enjoy making things and having fun. Clara, Ben, Li-mei, and Matt love DIY projects that require imagination and recycled materials. It's even more fun when their creations are used to help their families, friends, and neighbors. Whether they're using clotheslines and plastic water bottles to create a hanging wall garden or making wearable talismans for a costume, the gang is dedicated to using crafts to make everyone's lives brighter and better. At the end of each episode, there are step-by-step instructions on how to create the featured crafts. 

Is it any good?

This fun, colorful series does an excellent job of showing how arts and crafts can be used to teach problem-solving. The young cast members use their imagination, creativity, and critical thinking skills to come up with different ideas, which they then discuss and refine in order to come up with workable solutions. Meanwhile, they show how basic tools like scissors and glue, recycled items, and other everyday items can be easily used to create useful, handmade goods. Young arts and crafts lovers will enjoy Crafty Kids Club and no doubt be inspired to re-create the featured projects at home. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different projects Crafty Kids Club features on the show. Are there any that you want to make? What does it mean to be a "crafty" person? 

  • What does the series teach us about recycling and repurposing? How does this help us protect our environment? Are there items in your home that you can recycle and repurpose for art projects? 

  • What is STEAM? How does creating arts and crafts contribute to future science and technology inventions? Is it possible for a simple arts and crafts project to become inspiration for major scientific, technological, or engineering projects in the future?

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