On those rainy days when playing outside isn’t in the cards, crafts are a parent’s secret weapon in the fight against boredom (and screen time). There’s a plethora of kits geared towards varying skill levels for kids (and let’s be honest, parents too). Sure, there might be glue sticks involved, but you’ve got this.
Making and finding painted rocks are a really fun way to get kids interested in their community and giving back. This rock painting kit is the perfect introduction to the phenomenon of spreading messages of kindness and positivity. This kit includes 10 rocks ready for painting, eight waterproof paints, transfer designs for extra pizazz, and even tracking stickers so kids can find out where their rocks have traveled. Ideal for kids ages 6 and up.
Get the little guys and gals in on the crafting action with this busy box that is true to its name and will actually keep your toddler busy. The kit includes a variety of different materials to make paper bag puppets, tissue art, and moldable animals (or whatever your child’s imagination desires). Use the leftovers to get creative and allow your little one to dream up their own creations.
What’s better than cozying up in a snuggly blanket? Cozying up in one you made yourself! Melissa & Doug’s No-Sew fleece blanket craft is perfect for little makers who want to tackle a big project without the intricacies of using needle and thread. This soft blanket is comprised of squares that are simply knotted together, making it great for the fine motor skills of kids ages 6 and older.