I love this homemade puzzle cube at C.R.A.F.T.! Make it for yourself or to give as gifts, the tutorial is easy to understand and simple enough with pre-cut wood cubes from the craft store, a little glue, and paint.
I love these Fisher-Price inspired polymer clay dolls at Teawagontales! They are wonderful for pretend play or to give as gifts. You could customize them a bit and they would be adorable party favors too!
We're in the thick of summer and sometimes this is when boredom sets in but Salsa Pie has you covered with these wonderful craft videos for kids for PBS on YouTube. There are five so far, and they are all made from materials you probably already have at home. Also, each craft has extended play value; make a boat from plastic water bottles then go float it or make a 1920's flapper-style headband then go dancing the afternoon away. To be alerted everytime a new craft video is posted, just subscribe to the channel!
Cardboard robots are great craft for a robot party or any afternoon when boredom strikes. Since the arms and legs are joined together with brads it makes them all that more fun since they can move! Details are at Ambrosia Creative.