10 Fun and Easy Crafts For Kids Using Stuff You Have at Home!

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10 Fun and Easy Crafts For Kids!

10 Fun and Easy Crafts For Kids Using Stuff You Have at Home!

Homebound and Bored? 10 Fun and Easy Crafts For Kids!

Get the kiddos away from the TV and jump start their imaginations with these fun crafts. Most likely you already have the items needed at your home so no worries about having to get out. Here’s a list of the things you’ll need to make all the crafts posted here.

pasta jewelry

Pasta Jewelry and Other Fun Things to Do With Noodles:

  1. Paint it, add glitter and/or pom poms. Then string it to make jewelry.
  2. Older kids can design their own treasure box by gluing pasta to the outside of a container with lid and let dry. Then with your help, spray paint with whatever color you have on hand.
  3. You can string decorated pasta on a hanger or upside down foam bowl to make a mobile or wind chimes.

Items needed for these crafts:

  • Stringable pasta like large elbow macaroni, rigatoni, cannelloni, anelloni etc. (for jewelry)
  • paint & paint brushes
  • Glitter & Pom Poms (optional for pasta jewelry)
  • Yarn, twine or string
  • Foam bowls or clothes hangers (for pasta mobile/wind chime)
  • Empty butter tubs or other containers with a lid
  • Regular size pasta like elbow, bowties, shells etc. (treasure boxes)
  • Spray paint (for macaroni treasure boxes.)
  • Scissors and glue
cookie cutter art

Cookie Cutter Art

4. Get out all the those cookie cutters and use some kids washable paint to create masterpieces on paper plates, construction paper or even white printer paper.  Pour a little paint onto a paper plate and have the kiddos dip the cookie cutters and use them like stamps.

5. Older children can use the cookie cutters as stencils. Once they’ve traced them on to solid or patterned paper they can cut them out. They can use the cutouts to decorate boxes, empty butter tubs or just create a scene on construction paper.

6. Cookie cutters are great for creating shapes with Play-Doh.

Items needed for these crafts:

  • Cookie Cutters
  • Empty butter tubs or other containers with a lid
  • Paint
  • Construction paper or printer paper
  • Play-Doh
  • scissors and glue

Coffee Filter Butterflies and other awesome things you can make.

7. Decorate coffee filters with paint, stickers and or glitter. The pinch the filter towards the middle and secure with pipe cleaners, string or clothespin. Glue or twist pieces of pipe cleaner or any other sturdy materials you may have to one end as antennae.

8. Make giant flowers by coloring the middle of the filter one color and the rest something different. You can then glue your flower at the long end of construction or printer paper. The kiddos can then use crayons to draw the stem and leaves.

9. The kiddos can also make works of art by coloring the middle of the coffee filter with markers. They don’t have to completely fill it in. When they’re done, they can use a spray bottle to spray water on to the filter. This will give their design a beautiful tye-dyed effect. Once the filter dries they can cut out shapes or just glue their art to construction paper and hang it.

10. Older children can make coffee filter snowflakes. Fold the coffee filter in half 4 times then have them use scissors or a hole punch along the sides to cut out shapes. Then they can open it up and admire their handiwork

Items needed for these crafts:

  • Coffee Filters
  • Paint & paint brushes
  • Markers
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Clothes Pins or yarn/string
  • Pipe Cleaners 
  • Construction or printer paper
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Scissors & glue
  • Hole punch (optional)

Enjoy and if you have a craft to add to our 10 Fun and Easy Crafts will change the name 😉

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