Being a Mom means being busy. I know this only too well being a stepmom myself. It’s hard to keep everyone happy. Especially with a to-do list that never ends, children to entertain, and work commitments. But this is where a little bit of preparation can take you a long way. Having a few craft ideas to keep your kids entertained gives you some free time to catch up with everything else you need to do.
Here are Six Craft Ideas To Keep Your Kids Entertained, most of which require things you most likely already have at home!
Coloring and Drawing
First up on the list of craft ideas to keep your kids entertained is coloring and drawing. Having a good stock of paper, colored pencils, crayons, markers, and pens arms you with the tools to entertain your kids at a moment’s notice. Setting up an opportunity for your kids to color and draw pictures requires minimum preparation from yourself. You don’t need a huge amount of workspace and it doesn’t create much mess. Depending on your child’s age this is an activity that could be done unsupervised.
All kids like a good painting session. Young ones especially. Having some washable paints, paper, aprons, and a work surface mat is all you need. You potentially need a clearer workspace for your kids to paint. This activity also takes a little bit of preparation and could do with some supervision. I would recommend being in the same room.
Gluing and Sticking Crafts
You can let your child’s imagination run wild with just a little PVA Glue, a blank canvas and ripped up colored paper. Collect textured colored materials and allow your children to create some masterpieces. Bits of tin foil, egg boxes, colored wrapping, tissue paper and so on. The options are endless. Like the painting craft, this needs some preparation and setting up. But could occupy your kids for a while.
Season crafts are another great type of craft ideas to keep your kids entertained. Holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, and Christmas can all be great subjects for craft ideas. If you can accommodate any of the above activities then turning it into something a bit more will be easy. Give your child a subject or an idea on what to create and then let them get on with it. It could be cards for grandparents, decorating eggs for Easter, or Christmas decorations. The possibilities are endless and if you need a little inspiration, I recommend checking out Pinterest!
Another craft ideas to keep your kids entertained is textile crafts. For something a little different why not try using textiles into your crafts. Things like friendship bracelets, sewing projects or knitting. Teaching your children something you may have loved to do and then watch them blossom. Creating new and exciting things while giving you a bit of time to yourself.
Yet another of our craft ideas to keep your kids entertained is mystery boxes. With a bit of preparation in advance, you could create mystery boxes that could be brought out as and when you need them. These could be sensory based, a project or craft idea. For younger kids different things to play with like wooden kitchen utensils or noisy objects.
I hope these craft ideas to keep your kids entertained work as well for you as they do for me! Let me know if you have other ideas! Share in the comments below.