Watching a movie, blowing bubbles, playing tag… there are a ton of ways to entertain your family! If you typically stick to the same old activites, it’s time to step it up and really surprise your kids with some new ways of hanging out. Lucky for you, it just so happens to be National Craft Month, and we’re chock-full of fun ideas that will have your kids gathered around the kitchen table. Check out these unique crafts and pick a few to create or get some ideas for your family to make!
Homemade Play Dough
Play Dough is definitely the highlight of most people’s childhoods. There was nothing better than opening up a fresh tub of a new color, and creating whatever masterpiece you chose that day! Then you could either let it dry or smash it and create something entirely different.
Give your children the same exact experience without spending a whole lot of money, because homemade Play Dough is way easier than you’d think. All you need is half a cup of cornstarch, one cup of baking soda, and 3/4 cup of water. Go ahead and pick out some fun food coloring choices to add a pop to your dough!
Chalk is a ton of fun, but chalky hands are not! With only cornstarch, baking soda, water, and food dye you can have paintable, washable chalk in no time! Just combine equal parts of cornstarch and baking soda, then add in warm water until it’s liquidy like paint. The thicker the paint, the puffier the chalk, so keep that in mind when eyeing the water you add in. Divide and put into a bowl or squeeze bottles!
School can be hard, and learning to count is not the easiest. Make it easier and more fun when you teach your kid counting on sparkly counting sticks. With craft sticks, a marker, and glitter glue, you can turn a chore into a fun game, and have a blast making them together.
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Kids want to feel responsible too! If you have multiple kids who express interest in watering plants but only have one watering can, don’t waste your money buying more than one. Simply keep your gallon milk jug handy instead of tossing it out, and poke a few holes in the lid with a drill or other sharp device. Also, add an air hole to the handle of the jug. Then, before you know it, you have a makeshift watering can.