Kids have a lot of energy – that is a well-known fact. Unfortunately, they also have increasingly shorter ttention spans and a tendency to live in a digital world these days.
Having said that, if you have a pre-schooler or school-aged kid at home, there are plenty of ways to entertain them while developing their skills and keeping them away from screens – crafts are one of them.
Having your kids try their hand at crafts has its advantages and disadvantages, we won’t lie. While they will learn how to use their hands for more than pressing buttons or navigating a touch screen and they will have to socialize with an adult or other kids, they are also very likely to make a mess.
Mess aside though, crafts are fun and stimulating for kids, and they will leave them – as well as you – with a sense of pride and accomplishment once the piece is complete.
So set some time aside and get browsing these Cool and Easy DIY Crafts for Kids – you’ll be sure to have a very productive Spring Break with your little one this year!
Plastic Bottle Flowers
Learn to draw animals with letters and numbers
Keep the kids busy with this marble maze made out of a cardboard box and some straws
It is pretty fun to create “Sun-Catchers” on white glue with food coloring
Study basic math concepts using LEGO toys
Create these great bowls out of Perler beads
Pop a tealight into plastic Easter eggs and then decorate them with pipe cleaner legs, googly eyes and duct tape wings to make these magic fireflies
Use paper strips of paintings and photos to experience the basic concept of weaving
Make a really easy and fun I-Spy Bottle to keep your kids entertained while road trips and travel
Enjoy outdoor time with these mini marshmallow or pom pom shooters
This easy balloon rocket will provide hours of entertainment for kids when they are always complain about being bored at home
Turn pasta into stained glass
Make an easy, cheap and incredible lava lamp just preparing four materials: water bottle, food coloring, vegetable oil, and alka seltzer
Trim out facial features and accessories from old magazines and then glue them to pre-drawn heads to create fun art face
Styrofoam bought from a grocery store can be used to make little one’s stamps
The fun of slime moving from the pull of a magnet will attract the attention of your children immediately
Making a Ivory soap cloud in a microwave is one of the coolest science experiments kids can do
Transfer kids’ crayon sandpaper painting onto their T-shirt
Draw fireworks with white Elmer’s glue on a black paper, then add salt on them so that it sticks and color it
Salt Dough Handprint Frame