Glitter and glue can be a little messy, but if it looks like a craft store exploded across your kitchen table, you’re doing things right. When kids engage in arts and crafts, they exercise creativity, which is important for expanding their imagination, building confidence, developing fine motor skills, thinking critically and socializing.
For parents or caregivers, busting out the finger paints or popsicle sticks might be just the breath of fresh air you need if you’ve been stuck inside the house with an endless loop of, “I’m booooooored” playing in the background.
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, doing some social distancing during public health concerns, or struggling to find one more Spring Break activity to keep your kids from climbing up the walls, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s a roundup of kid-friendly crafts and recipes you can make at home (most of these supplies you probably already have on hand too).
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- DIY Tooth Fairy Bottle
- DIY Star Wars Toothbrush Holder
- Toothbrush Wreath
- “Stained Glass” Toothbrush Holder
- Dark Chocolate Oatmeal
- Deviled Eggs
- Watermelon Slushies
- Mix-and-Match Fruit Popsicles
- 3-Ingrdient Cookies
Do you have a favorite hand- on activity to do with kids? We’d love to collect even more ideas to share. Let us know in the comments below!