Despite having a room full of toys, we’ve all heard our kids complain of unimaginable boredom. Keeping kids entertained at home is a tough job. They have so much energy and always want to play and do things! Don’t get me wrong, I love kids’ imagination and energy – they make life fun for sure. But sometimes mommy just needs a break. You know what I mean?
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If you are sick of playing barbies (totally me) or you’re on your fifth game of CandyLand and desperately searching the internet for something to keep your kids busy (also me), you’ve come to the right post! Below you will find a collection of the best crafts for kids to spark their creativity and keep them engaged! I love all of these projects because they’re super easy and use craft supplies most of us have laying around the house!
So break out the construction paper, grab your kids, and let’s get crafty!
10 Insanely Fun Crafts for Kids
Before we get started, let’s set up our craft station. Crafts are messy (that’s what makes them fun!) so anticipate the mess. Cover your table with a big piece of paper or cardboard – not only does this protect your furniture, but it makes clean up a breeze! Next, set out all the supplies you will need for your craft – nothing is worse than kids running around the house with glue all over hands looking for more pipe cleaners or googly eyes.
Recommended: Kid’s Craft Library. My daughter got this for Christmas and she LOVES it. This kit comes with so many cool craft supplies – she stays busy for hours!
Now that we are prepped and ready, let’s get to those easy crafts for kids!
1. Mason Jar Nightlight
Who could be scared of the dark with this cute nightlight glowing by their bed?! This easy project uses simple supplies likes Mod Podge, glitter and a tea light.
Find the complete tutorial at ModPodgeRocksBlog.com
2. Unicorn Slime
I’m not sure when Unicorn poop became such a big thing, but kids are OBSESSED. Mix unicorn poop with slime and you have a craft project few kids could resist!
Find the complete tutorial at TheBestIdeasForKids.com
3. Planet and Galaxy Bead Craft
I loved playing with clay as a kid. There is something so exciting about creating a project that you can keep forever! Your kids are sure to have a “ball” making these planet and galaxy inspired beads and making a one-of-a-kind necklace!
Find the complete tutorial at DIYCandy.com
4. Egg Carton Art
This adorable project uses recycled egg cartons to create a colorful bouquet! This would make a great gift or simply hang it on the wall and enjoy the beautiful flowers!
Get the complete tutorial at ModPodgeRocksBlog.com
5. Clown Fish Paper Plate
“It’s Nemo!” my daughter shouted the minute she saw this fun clown fish paper plate project. This is a great craft for younger kids. It’s very simple to make and uses supplies most of us already have around the house.
Find the complete tutorial at HoneyandLime.co
6. Coffee Filter Butterflies
There are so many things you can do with coffee filters! This simple butterfly project uses coffee filters and pipe cleaners to create the most adorable butterflies.
Find the complete tutorial at HoneyandLime.co
7. Crayon Legos
This project is sure to be a big hit! I mean Legos you can color with? Get outta here! Your kids will be begging to make these.
Find the complete tutorial at MessyLittleMonster.com
8. Make Your Own Stamps
This is another project that’s great for younger kids. I made these with Ella when she was two. We used fabric paint with our homemade stamps and decorated t-shirts. We had a blast and she still wears her shirt ALL the time!
Find the complete tutorial here at lwvogue.com
9. All Natural PlayDoh
No childhood is complete without PlayDoh – it’s a classic! Try this simple recipe for all natural, gluten-free PlayDoh, and let your kids create a masterpiece!
Find the compete tutorial at StrengthandSunshine.com
10. Rainbow Spin Art Flowers
This project combines paint and a salad spinner, which I admit makes me a little nervous, but it looks super fun too! Put down some paper, get out the smocks, and get a little messy!
Find the compete tutorial at MessyLittleMonster.com
Want more insanely fun crafts for kids? One of my favorite blogs, Fun Activities for Kids, has an awesome book packed with 101 activities for kids! It seriously amazing! Grab your copy of 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! (available in both print and Kindle!)
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