Craft ideas and projects for kids

Are you looking for a rainy day activity or are you looking for some indoor activities on the weekends? Remove the kids from the screens and let them explore their creative side while making fun decorations for their room or sharing small gifts with family and friends.

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Crafts are a great way for kids to develop fine motor skills and enjoy sensory play. Best of all, you don’t need millions of tools to get started, and you can order most supplies online or pick them up at your local mall.

So next time your child says he’s bored. Try one of 10 craft projects that will occupy them for hours.

1. Make a woolen pom pom

These are not only fun to make, but they also make cute decorations in the nursery! You can choose from many colors of yarn, this underrated activity is very addictive! For those looking for a challenge, they can take their pom pom game to the next level and add more color.

2. Laugh at a succulent garden

The young eco-warrior will love this succulent garden DIY. This recycles the coconut shell step by step to create a special garden pot. The next time you consume the juice of a fresh coconut, don’t forget to keep the peel!

3. Homemade toy dough

Toy noodles bought in the store can be quite expensive. Making it yourself is a great way to save a few bucks. It’s a great way for kids to harness their imagination, and for parents, it’s a game that is not only a great teaching tool, it’s soft, quiet and non-toxic. Everyone is a winner!


4. Remodeling old mugs

There are always some mugs that sit in the back of the cabinet and remain intact. But instead of throwing them out, grab some porcelain markers and let your children scribble and design to their liking. These are also great, personalized gifts.

5. Attention green thumb

Make a caterpillar garden with the kids. They will love putting it together and watching it slowly hatch in a week. It’s easy to make, and it’s the garden project that keeps giving. As they start to grow, kids will enjoy being cut and shaped for weeks. Stop at one or start a whole hairy family!

caterpillar garden

6. Jewelry making

Make a craft afternoon in your living room. Paint a few mistletoe beads and make an assortment of them to create vibrant necklaces or bracelets. Kids can have a great time creating their own unique costume and gift designs.

7. Add a little green

Designing an indoor water garden is a great way to engage kids in gardeningg, clutter free. This simple DIY will make your home a little greener and at the same time improve the air quality. All you need is a clippings of an existing houseplant and a pitcher or bottle of water. How easy and simple.

8. Make a fun hat

When was the last time your child made a cute hood, headband, or crown? Was there an Easter parade at school? Making a cute hat is a great way to recycle your old straw hat, use up your unnecessary craft supplies, and a bonus of not wasting all your time and money.

Easter hats

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9. DIY bath bomb

Make bathing fun with a few homemade bath bombs. Kids will love watching the different colors. But instead of buying them, grab some ingredients and a muffin tray and make your own. If you do too much, don’t worry. Pile them up in an obstacle and give them as gifts to your neighbor, friends and family.

10. Done, adjust, paint!

Terracotta painted pots are extremely simple for all ages and are a great way to toss up your garden or windowsill. Best of all, once the paint is dry, kids can plant the seedlings in their new, colorful masterpieces and watch their plants grow.

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