50+ Best Creative Crafts to Keep your Kids Busy

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Fall is around the corner and that means one thing – more rainy days, miserable weather and indoor time. ┬áIf 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?

1Bookmarks

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.

5Bird Houses

These look like they have been cut out straight from a Harry Potter movie!

6Princess Bookmarks

Cute bookmarks for little girls.

7Pom Pom Pens

Dress up their pens and pencils with some pom poms.

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8DIY Masks

Not just for Halloween!

9Paper Garland

Decorate their room with this simple and cheerful garland.

10Moving Fish

This one doesn’t need any water.

11Plate Spiders

Paper plates strike again!

12Milk Carton Village

Bit of paper, glue, milk cartons and voila – a whole village is ready for play.

13Paper Dinosaurs

Reuse your spare paper plates and make a whole family of dinosaurs!

14Paper Dragon

Minimum effort, maximum enjoyment.

15Balloon Dart Painting

For those little artists.

16Pineapple Painting

Get those little fingers dirty!

17Popsicle Craft

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.

20Paint Splash

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.

22Spin Painting

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.

24Minion Stones

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!

26Ladybug Stones

Got some rocks left still? What about these cute ladybugs?

27Stone Puzzle

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!

31Pen Holders

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?

34Lego Cups

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.

37Jelly Fish

Great craft that can be used as a decoration for kids’ room.

38Bee Hive

Kinder Surprise eggs turn into a bunch of cute bees that are finding their way into the bee hive.

39Superhero Masks

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.

42Cork Sailboats

Great company for bath time.

43Cars from Toilet Rolls

Let them race with their customized cars made out of toilet rolls.

44Floating Dino

My favorite Dinosaur decoration from Pinterest, so simple to make and so cute!

45Spider

Get them ready ahead of Halloween!

46Grasshopper

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?

49Dragonfly

Pretty dragonflies with some basic diy supplies.

50Flying Dragons

Let them decorate their own dragon cutouts and watch them fly.

51Popsicle Ballerinas

Dancing ballerinas made from Popsicle sticks and cupcake paper.

52Paper Spinner

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!

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Lucia
Mom to a little monkey who shares her passion of organizing, baking, online shopping and scouring the internet for the latest trends and DIY to try at home.

9 COMMENTS

  1. If you click ‘source’, under the pictures, it will take you to that picture. Then click the word ‘source’ in pink, that is in the corner of the picture.

  2. Great ideas but when I click onto source all I get is another picture Am I doing something wrong because I tried several of your ideas but no instructions. I’m disappointed.
    Linda

    • Hello, we’re sorry for the inconvenience. If you click on the source button under each image, it will redirect you to the instructions page. We’ll do our best to improve the structure of the article. Thank you for reading Momooze.

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