Fall is around the corner and that means one thing – more rainy days, miserable weather and indoor time. If you’re one of those parents who don’t want their little one spending every free moment watching tv or playing with gadgets, here is a list you need to bookmark: 50+ crafts, DIYs and activities that will keep those little hands busy.
Crafts are not just a great way to pass time, but they have also multiple developmental benefits – did you know that simple activities like drawing, cutting out and coloring can improve bilateral coordination? That means kids learn to use both of their hands at the same time, which is important in later life and help them with learning to write and tie their shoe laces for examples. Other developmental benefits of crafts include improving fine motor coordination, learn patience and self-control and boost their self esteem.
If that’s not enough reasons, here is another one – they are simply too cute to miss these! So what do you say, which one will you start with?
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Let your kids pick a motive or animal they like the most and then make these together.
23D Paper Planets
These require a bit of skill and help from mom and dad, but they make a great addition to kids’ rooms!
3Paper Chain Snake
Easy diy toy even for the smallest fingers!
4DIY Football Table
Brilliant home made football table to entertain both kids and adults.
These look like they have been cut out straight from a Harry Potter movie!
Cute bookmarks for little girls.
7Pom Pom Pens
Dress up their pens and pencils with some pom poms.
Not just for Halloween!
Decorate their room with this simple and cheerful garland.
This one doesn’t need any water.
Paper plates strike again!
12Milk Carton Village
Bit of paper, glue, milk cartons and voila – a whole village is ready for play.
Reuse your spare paper plates and make a whole family of dinosaurs!
Minimum effort, maximum enjoyment.
15Balloon Dart Painting
For those little artists.
Get those little fingers dirty!
Great craft to remember fun summer days.
18Squirt Gun Paint
If its still warm outside, why not try this one!
19Fireworks Painting with Toilet Rolls
Reuse toilet rolls to make this simple art.
Kids love to make mess, so while they’re at it, why not create art same time?
21Glue & Paint Fireworks
Another firework project to get their hands dirty.
For preschoolers, but equally fun for mom and dad to do.
23Tic Tac Toe
Collect some rocks from the garden or beach and turn them into a never ending round of fun.
Three colors, rocks and so much fun!
25DIY Car Track from Stones
This is on top of my list, my little guy will love this one!
Got some rocks left still? What about these cute ladybugs?
Why play puzzle with paper when you can use cool rocks?
28Rock Monster Magnets
Awww… I can see these on my fridge!
29Rock Kitchen Food
Have you got mud kitchen in your backyard? This one is a must have then!
30Hand Painted Cactus
Pinterest is roaring with these and I can see why!
Used bottles make pretty pen holders, all you need is scissors and a bit of paint.
32Toilet Roll Animals
Toilet rolls are one of the most popular craft supplies on Pinterest, these little animals are one of the best examples I’ve found.
33Marshmallow Play Dough
Did you know you can make a play dough from marshmallows?
Cute little faces to brighten up your day.
35Pom Pom Caterpillar
Kids will love the fuzz and the fluff!
36Hand Print Fish Puppets
Cut the shape and let them decorate their own puppets.
Great craft that can be used as a decoration for kids’ room.
Kinder Surprise eggs turn into a bunch of cute bees that are finding their way into the bee hive.
Who doesn’t love a superhero, even without a Halloween party!
40Funny Face Flip Book
One for older kids.
41Toilet Roll Dolls
Make her favorite princess or a movie character.
Great company for bath time.
43Cars from Toilet Rolls
Let them race with their customized cars made out of toilet rolls.
My favorite Dinosaur decoration from Pinterest, so simple to make and so cute!
Get them ready ahead of Halloween!
Don’t just pull out the cocktail glass!
47Chick Finger Puppet
All it needs is two little fingers!
48Napkin Paper Ballerinas
The most beautiful art from napkin paper I’ve seen, what do you think?
Pretty dragonflies with some basic diy supplies.
Let them decorate their own dragon cutouts and watch them fly.
Dancing ballerinas made from Popsicle sticks and cupcake paper.
Fun for adults to make and for kids to use!
Which one did you like the most? Did you try some of these at home already? Leave a comment below!