Family Arts & Craft Ideas to Keep Little Hands Busy

It feels like it’s back to the good old days and it’s time to make some memories! 




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  4.  DIY Jellyfish- Paper plates and yarn transform into these denizens of the deep. If you use glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint, you can even see their “bioluminescence” in action when you turn out the lights.   Get the tutorial at Craftiments »
  5. DIY Tattoo-Patterned Planter – If you have a printer, you can get some   printable temporary tattoo paper and use it to dress up old planters, mugs, pencil cups, and the like. (And if you don’t have a printer, you can just use a lot of little, store-bought temp tattoos.) Tweens will have a great time finding patterns that match their bedrooms or school supplies.   Get the tutorial at A Kailo Chic Life »
  6. DIY Paper Bead Necklaces – Strips of   scrapbooking paper look super cute when rolled into beads, but you can also have your kids experiment with wrapping paper, magazine clippings, or newsprint for a craft you can do without going to the store.   Get the tutorial at Sowdering About in Seattle »
  7. DIY Mini Lid Banjos – These may not sound like the real thing, but they look adorable — and you can dress them up basically any way you want. They’re the perfect doll-sized instrument for a pretend band.   Get the tutorial at The Craft Train »
  8. DIY Flight School – These paper planes are perfect for kids — just fold and let your imagination fly. Increase the challenge by making some cardboard targets for the planes to fly through. Get the tutorial »
  9. DIY “Space” Crayons – There’s just something about sparkly crayons in   celestial shapes that makes coloring time extra exciting. Plus, you make them with the ends of old crayons that kids never want to color with, anyway! Get the tutorial at Minieco »
  10. DIY Race Track – Take your   washi tape stash to the floor to create a colorful, customizable race track for tiny cars — and a place to park them when playtime is over. Get the tutorial at Juliette’s Garden »

Have fun everybody!