Tissue Box Guitar
This craft will naturally lead to getting a musical groove on in your house! With simple materials and a quick assembly time, your littles will use one style of cognitive function to complete the guitar and a different brain function to make music.
Learning with Homemade Musical Instruments
Music is not only made from professionally manufactured instruments. You and your children can create the wonderful sounds of music from homemade instruments. Kids will enjoy the activity of crafting their instrument, and you can even squeeze in some related learning about the instruments themselves or general music appreciation tidbits.
Imagination Builder Pet Rock Project
Revving up your children’s imagination isn’t always an easy task. Sometimes we think we have to put in lots of our own energy to set up creative projects for our kids. Truth is, they can be encouraged to let their imagination flow with the simplest of activities.Making a pet rock can jumpstart creative thinking and keep it in motion as children create their pet and play with it.
Fidget Gadgets Your Active Child Can Make
Making quick little crafts that can entertain and engage your kids even after the activity is done is a double win. We’ve collected three different options but don’t feel like you have to choose just one! Your children can use these for entertainment purposes at any time, but they may be particularly helpful when your most active ones have a hard time being still.
Clay Snail Creations
We recently sat down with a little girl and asked her what fun craft she wanted to share with us. She made a snail out of clay and gave us step-by-step instructions on how she did it. We are happy to share it here for you and your family as a fun creative project, but if you’re so inclined, this is a great springboard activity to learn more about snails in nature.
Family Activity of a Family of Caterpillars
Here is a great craft that you can do on the go, anytime and anyplace you happen to be. The other thing that is nice is that you are actually recycling an egg carton and saving on waste. While this is a very simple craft, it’s a great activity for kids of all ages to do together and see how the older children can be creatively challenged to lengthen the caterpillar, use different materials for dramatic effect, and paint with intricate detail and embellishment! The family activity of a family of caterpillars – and yes even parents should create the Mama and Daddy caterpillar to add to the mix.
Timeless DIY Jewelry: Safety Pin Bracelets
Back in the ’80s, making bracelets from safety pins became a very popular activity. It was an easy and engaging craft for young girls, and teenagers would often get more intricate designs for a greater challenge and a funky finished product. If you go to a thrift shop, you may come across a kit to do this, and it may bring back all your childhood memories and how much fun you used to have doing these if you were a child of the ’80s. You can still get kits that have everything you need to make safety pin bracelets, but since it is literally only made from safety pins and beads and a few other objects for more creativity, you do not actually need to acquire one of these kits.