There's nothing like some good arts and crafts to get kids using their imaginations — and keep them entertained for hours. Before you think it's too much of a hassle (the supplies! the mess! the cleanup!), consider these genius ideas straight from Instagram. They're creative, they're fun, and they're low-maintenance; it really doesn't get much better than that.
It's springtime, and we have 20 ways for you to celebrate the season with your crafty tots. Come rain or shine, these projects will keep little hands (and minds) busy. From a button bouquet to a DIY terrarium, check out some of the best craft ideas for kids in keeping with the spirit of Spring!
You've exhausted your bag of craft tricks, found inspiration through our rainy day guide, and are still hungry for more artsy activities for your kids! We've found nine Pinterest users who have so many fantastic craft ideas for little ones that even we were slightly overwhelmed! (What to make first? Milk-box playhouses? Duct-tape rings?) The crafting possibilities are endless — and beautiful — so start clicking and get ready to repin!
Whether you live in a place with a no-fireworks rule or just don't feel comfortable letting your lil ones near anything with imminent burn potential, it is possible to have a fun fireworks experience — minus the fire — this Fourth of July. Create imitation sparklers with silver pipe cleaners, make exploding confetti balloons, or use doilies to create firework art. Keep clicking for eight great firework crafts that will keep your kids safe and smiling!
I still remember doing iron-ons with my mom and making buttons at school fairs when I was a little kid, but, let's face it, that was almost 30 years ago, when my other big craft project was making Shrinky Dinks. In short: things have changed. But when we received news that the awesome Sukie was adding iron-ons and make-your-own pins to their line, we were intrigued. The iron-on kit ($15) includes 80 unique designs that are made to be mixed and matched to create customized T-shirts, tote bags, and more, while the button factory ($19) includes everything you need to create fabric-covered pins, badges, and buttons. Check out some images of the craft kits above and let us know what you think.
Would you take your crafting old-school with your kids with Sukie's iron-ons and buttons kits?