Are you looking for ways to cure boredom, get your kids moving, or a new idea for indoor activities? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of fun and easy DIY activities that you can do with simple household items.
Indoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas from Moms and Munchkins
You don’t need much to plan your own indoor scavenger hunt games. Just think of some fabulous hiding spots and then leave hints so the kids can find the next clue.
Outdoor DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game from Sustain My Craft Habit
Create your own tic-tac-toe board game using a piece of scrap wood and rocks.
Free Printable Lego Challenge Game from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Just spin the wheel and follow the prompt for inspiration. Whatever you can imagine, you can build, rebuild and play with all day.
Free Printable Alphabet Scavenger Hunt from Play. Party. Plan.
This free printable alphabet scavenger hunt is a great indoor activity for kids! Search for things around the house that start with different letters of the alphabet, write them down (or cross them out), and celebrate when you find every item from A to Z!
DIY Ball Run from Mud Paper Scissors
A super simple DIY ball run made out of masking tape and cardboard tubes. Run various items through the tubes for endless fun.
Marshmallow Counting Game from The Inspiration Edit
A fun yet simple counting game which is a great activity for little ones at home or in preschool.
Sensory Play & Gross Motor Fun from A Cotton Kandi Life
Create a texture walk using different textures and masking tape!
Free Printable Dinosaur Matching Game (For Your Dino-Loving Child) from natashalh.com
These cards are multi-purpose and can be used by children of varying ages. Toddlers can play with them face-up as a matching game and older children can play with them face down as a memory game. Combine two or three pages of cards for an even more challenging game!
Stay on the Line from Little Learning Moments
When little ones are stuck inside, it can be difficult to get those wiggles out. It can be used to get your kids up and moving even when you’re stuck inside.
Laundry Game Indoor Basket Ball from Imaginative Homeschool
Play basketball with a laundry basket and beach ball!
Children and families around the world are creating rainbow art to display on their windows as a message of joy, hope, and love. Using window markers, construction paper, etc, kids can create and display rainbow art as a way to stay connected with friends and family in a colorful way.
The rainbow trend began in Italy when all non-essential businesses had been closed for two weeks in response to the Coronavirus pandemic spreading across the nation as a way to spread hope and love. It is quickly becoming a trend in other parts of the world as well.
Kids can go on a mini scavenger hunt and try to locate the homes with rainbows. Google Maps has even created a “Rainbow Connection” map, where kids can find other homes participating!
For our rainbows, we used the following:
- Paper Plate (cut in half)
- Colorful scrapbook pages cut into small pieces (organized by color)
- Glue stick
Do you have an endless amount of construction paper, markers, pom-poms, and glue? If you’re anything like us, you have an entire area dedicated to the staple items used to make kid’s crafts.
Today, we decided to make an owl using fall colors.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- Orange construction paper
- Yellow construction paper
- Glue stick
- Paper plates
- Pom poms
To create the chest of the owl, alternate marker colors by creating squiggly lines in the center of the paper plate.
Fold the sides inward and the top down to form the shape of the owl.
Glue the top and sides down with a glue stick.
Decorate the top and sides of the owl with markers once the glue has dried.
Cut out two feet from orange construction paper.
Glue the feet on the bottom of the owl.
Cut out the beak using yellow construction paper.
Glue the beak to the top of the owl.
Glue the pom-poms in place for the eyes. Use a marker to create the center of the eye.
And here’s the finished craft . . . a fall owl!
“Let’s make slime,” she said. “It’ll be fun,” she said. And I happily obliged. You can make this fun crayon slime too.
What you’ll need:
- 1 Bottle of Clear Elmer’s Glue (5 oz)
- Baking Soda (1/2 teaspoon)
- 1½ TBSP of Saline Solution
- Pack of Crayola Crayons
- Scissors or Grater
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Small Bowls for Crayon Shavings
Choose the crayon colors that you want to use for your slime. You can either use a pair of scissors to shave the crayons into small pieces or you can use a grater to shave them. For this tutorial, we chose to use a grater. I love the way the crayon shavings turned out using the grater. We tested the scissor shaving method and ultimately went with the grater method.
Pour glue into mixing bowl.
Pour baking soda into mixing bowl.
Mix glue and baking soda together with a spoon.
Pour saline solution into glue and baking soda mixture and continue mixing.
Begin using your hands to form the slime. If you feel that the slime is still too sticky for your liking, you can add more saline solution to the mixture to make it less sticky.
Add crayon shavings to the slime mixture once you’ve obtained the consistency of slime that you want.
Use your hands to mix the crayon shavings into the slime.
You’re done. Have fun with your new crayon slime!
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Did you enjoy this fun DIY? Check out the Paper Plate Owl craft!