Video games will only hold a kid’s attention for so long. Once the bosses have been destroyed or the world has been saved from fire-breathing trolls, they’ll come crawling up from the basement, squinting into the light, in search of something else to occupy their time. All might seem lost until you remember that blog post you once read, and that the Excalibur of parenting is in your back pocket. Yes, you’ve been waiting for this day to pull out your secret weapon. A weapon that goes by the name of easy…adorable….crafts for kids.
Easy Homemade Play Dough Recipes
There’s nothing kids like more than squishing things. Unfortunately, they usually choose to squish bugs, saucy foods, and anything filled with messy, permanent dye. Get the squishies out of their systems with any of these awesome recipes for homemade play dough. They can form and squash this safe, mess-free toy to their hearts’ content. There’s even one you can eat!
- Glowing Homemade Play Dough Recipe
- Apple-Scented Cloud Dough
- Galaxy Goo
- Peanut Butter Edible Play Dough Recipe
Kids Crafts that Double as Games
Teach your little ones about feeling pride in their work with one of these functional crafts. They’ll have a blast building their very own game and be doubly delighted once they realize they created something that the whole family can enjoy.
- Handmade Ring Toss Game
- Guess the Coin Math Game
- Toddler-friendly Slot Game
- DIY Hopscotch Mat
- Carpet Putt Putt
The best sorts of kiddie activities are the ones that will teach them something. Use these tiny science experiments to help you children experience the exciting phenomena of invisible ink, crystal growth, and more.
- How to Grow Geodes
- Constellation Glow Jar
- Swirling Color Cloud Experiment
- Secret Message Reading Activity
Want more craft ideas for kids? Check out this cool Water Bottle Lava Lamp project: