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16 Fun Crafts and Activities for Kids

The weather is getting colder and with that our kids will be more indoors.  So here are 16 crafts and activities for kids and boredom busters that you can do and make for them inside.  Enjoy!

Activities For Kids

Activities For Kids

1. SNOW in the bathtub – Bring the snow inside and let the kids play!
2. Learn-to-Read Cootie Catcher – We love this craft as a way to help my daughter learn short A words.
3. DIY Custom Bottle cap Checkers – How to make your own bottle cap checker set.
4. DIY Treasure Basket – A Basket to Collect Outdoor Treasures

Fun Activities for Kids

Fun Activities for Kids

5. Pirate Adventures – A fun pirate adventure, including a ‘real’ treasure hunt.
6. Free coloring pages – Personalize your coloring page for free by changing the font and text
7. Quiet Books – Twenty quiet book pages and ideas on how to make your own.
8. Craft Buttons of Fun –  Here are several activities you can do and make with your kids.

Kids Craft Ideas

Kids Craft Ideas

9. How to Make a Dollhouse with a Box and Flyers – We cut up store flyers from the Sunday paper and fashioned a simple house by using a glue stick.
10. Let your child be a Doll designer – Here’s a fun sewing craft that you can do together.  Have your child draw a doll and here’s a tutorial on how to make that pattern.
11. Kids Can Make Their Own Lacing Cards – Teach kids basic sewing with these make-your-own-lacing-cards.
12. Sensory Bins – Easy to make sensory bins. The idea here is to go on a “treasure hunt,” and find all the polished stones from among the mixed beans.

Crafts for Kids

Crafts for Kids

13. Ziploc My Body Book for Babies and Toddlers – Make a Ziploc book for your baby or toddler…use for all sorts of activities.
14. Dolly Hair Pretties – Hair accessories you little girl will love so much she won’t loose them. {{wink}}
15. The Mom, I’m Bored Jar – Beat indoor boredom with a jar full of activities for your kids.
16. Make your own American Doll Dress – Create a cute multi-fabric dress with this free printable sewing pattern.

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  1. I love the idea of bringing snow inside! How fun!!! The bored jar is always good too. I’d probably have a couple of them to switch out so that there’s ideas they haven’t done for a while!

  2. Thanks for these great activities. I need #16 in my house!


  3. Fun!! I will be making the wee doll hair clips and the cootie catchers for sure. Great ideas!

  4. wow. this is awesome. and perfect timing. i planned a whole series of blogs next week on encouraging creativity in our kiddos. i will totally be blogging about this post from you….hope thats okay {big smile}.
    and i’m going to jump right into some of these activities tonight!!!

  5. Thanks for including our activity! You made my day

  6. These are great activities! Thanks for including Twisty Noodle!

  7. Thanks for all the fun craft tips. My niece and I have made doll houses with sales ads and magazine pages from Elle Decor and the like. It is really so cool how they add a new dimension to playing with her dolls. 🙂 She loves “redecorating”

  8. PS My son was thrilled when he saw the bottle top checkers. 🙂 Thanks again!

  9. Wow! I’m so excited to have two projects included in this fabulous list of ideas! Can’t wait to use these ideas as winter/snow/cold temps take over. 😉

  10. Thanks for featuring me! I always love being featured here!

  11. Woohoooo thanks for featuring my blog 🙂

    I’m inspired from all these fun activities and can’t wait to try them.

    Laurie, your site is awesome!

  12. thank-you for this amazing resource! I bookmarked tons of these!

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