National Children’s Craft Day

National Children’s Craft Day is a holiday that encourages people to open a child’s eyes to the wonderful world of crafting. When children are given craft activities, their imagination expands, and a whole universe opens up to them. When children begin to learn to craft, they learn important skills such as improved reading comprehension, following directions, and improving social skills.

This holiday is observed on March 14th during what is commonly referred to as Craft Month. It’s during this month that craft stores across the U.S. offer special craft classes—classes that parents can take advantage of to introduce their children to crafting.

The History of National Children’s Craft Day

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to uncover when this holiday was invented or who invented it. We suspect that one of the many craft stores in the U.S. probably invented it, but we haven’t been able to confirm that suspicion.

Some Fun Crafting Facts

Let’s take a quick look at some of the crafting facts we’ve rustled up while we were researching National Children’s Craft Day. We think the following crafting facts will be appreciated by just about anyone who loves to craft.

  • The Arts and Crafts Movement was created in the 19th century by William Morris.
  • The Sears & Roebuck catalog brought arts and crafts into many American homes starting in 1908.
  • Thomas Saint invented the sewing machine in 1790.
  • Approximately 57% of American households craft at least once every year.
  • In 2016, the U.S. creative industry was a $44 billion market.
  • In 1565, the first manufactured pencil was invented in England.

Observing National Children’s Craft Day

If you have a child and/or student who has never crafted anything, then this holiday is the perfect day to help them with their first crafting project. It’s also a good day for children who have been crafting for a while to start a new project.

People can also encourage others to celebrate this holiday by using the hashtag #NationalChildrensCraftDay on their social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 14 Thursday
Next year (2025)
March 14 Friday
Last year (2023)
March 14 Tuesday
Hobby & Creativity