Here are a few tips for coming up with a craft show items for kids that are not only going to keep them happy for hours, but also help you make a nice profit at the end of the day.
Keep it interesting - If kids aren't interested in a toy or craft, they aren't going to humor you and play with it. No, they are simply going to put it down and forget about it - probably never to touch it again. The key to a craft that kids are going to enjoy is making it interesting. Challenge their minds and add a twist to the craft in order to make it a hit.
If they build it - Showing kids a finished craft and how 'cool' it could be is one way to attract their attention. Providing them an outlet to try and duplicate the craft is another way to make an impact. Puzzles, building blocks, pictures and other items are a great way to get kids involved in the craft show scene.
Parent / child interactive - Parents are often on the lookout for activities or items that can help improve the interaction with their children. Coming up with craft show items that parents can use to connect with and entertain their children are great. Things like homemade kites, games, build-your-own-crafts, art projects are great ideas that can keep parents and their kids entertained.
Get active - The hula-hoop is a very basic example of how a simple idea can turn into a major success story. Now, I don't expect you to sell millions of crafts at a craft show, but a good craft that can get kids active is another way to make a decent profit at a craft show. One item that comes to mind is a fun and cool homemade hackey-sack (foot bag).
Parents often look for items for themselves at craft shows - but many of them keep an eye out for something their children would like as well. And, there is no resisting the child whose eyes are wide open and an ear-to-ear grin because of an amazing craft at your craft show booth. If you can come up with something that the kids like, then you can bet that parents are going to flock to your booth to pick up on your craft show items.