Looking for cheap ways to entertain your kids? Then, consider this round-up of fun crafts and recipes:
If having the kids home makes your house feel like a three-ring circus, you may as well make it official. Fashion a pair of coffee can stilts
for each kiddo. Then set your stilt-walkers loose for a day of circus-themed fun.
Turn scraps of felt into a fun felt board
that's guaranteed to entertain for hours both at home and on road trips. You can make as many felt accessories as you can dream up!
Pinwheels are fun to play with, but they're even more fun to make. Grab some paper, pencils and pins; and make your own pinwheels
. Then, enjoy an afternoon outdoors playing with them.
4. Homemade Popsicles
There's nothing better on a hot day than a popsicle especially if it's homemade. Bring your little chefs into the kitchen, and make up a batch of strawberry
or Jello popsicles
. Just don't be surprised if they spend the next several hours staring longingly at the freezer.
Go on a nature walk to collect interesting rock specimens. Then, hand your kids some paint and a brush, and let them go to work creating their very own garden rocks
8. Homemade Soaps
Introduce your little ones to the good, clean fun of soapmaking. You can use basic melt-and-pour techniques to create treasure soap
, popsicle soap
or a design of your own creation.
Stickers are fun, but kids sure go through them in a hurry. Work together to create a big batch of homemade stickers
, and you'll always have plenty on hand.
Satisfy everyone's sweet tooth with some homemade rock candy
. It only takes a few ingredients and a bit of hands-on time to make.