Welcome to Kadampa Kids Crafts!
This site is intended to help kids class teachers within the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism to share ideas for meaningful, fun crafts to with kids that are related to Buddhist teachings. Our intention is that by sharing these activities, other teachers will be able to use and improve the crafts to inspire Dharma minds within our precious young students.
Our crafts are meant to be easily accessible and won’t compete with the usual amazing craft blogs you see out there. For context, here are the usual parameters that we work within:
Intended to remind children of the key concept of the teaching
Should take roughly 20-30 minutes to do
Doesn’t require extravagant materials
Doable by ages 4-10, ideally with a scalable level of difficulty, or younger with parent assistance
Suitable for a big group of kids to do together without too much chaos 🙂
Of course, if you are not a member of our tradition and are just looking for fun projects to do with kids, then you are a most welcome visitor as well! However, in order to get the full meaning behind the crafts and related teachings, it is best to seek out qualified Mahayana Buddhist teachings at a Kadampa center near you: http://kadampa.org/en/map/. You will not regret it!
Charles Morris (dharmababa) – Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
Kit Gianas – Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
Michelle Turberfield (drama4samsara) – Kadampa Meditation Center Singapore