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Summer is coming! That means that the kids will be home for pretty much every single day. (Or if you’re like me, you home school and your kids never leave the house anyway).
Either way, it can be a pain to find fun and easy ideas to keep your kids entertained. Some crafts are too messy and some crafts are too much for small kids. I have a wide age range with my kids so it is almost impossible to find craft projects that every single kid is interested in.
I usually have a fun craft project for my younger two kids (2 and 5) and a separate fun craft projects for my older kids (10 and 9). This gives everyone the chance to play and have fun and not be bored with something that isn’t in their age range.
I am sharing several of the crafts that our house finds fun to play with. There is no single age range in this post, these fun projects are for all ages. I even have fun with some of these!
And yes, I do know that play dough is listed as a fun craft project for kids and it can make a mess. But, my kids love it and if you are careful play dough can be a fun craft project for kids.
Foam Craft Projects
Foam is really easy to work with and there are a ton of foam craft ideas that you can purchase. Foam doesn’t rip as easy as paper and there isn’t any worry of paper cuts! Consider making foam masks or cutting out foam animals.
Here are some simple foam craft projects to get you started.
Coloring is a simple craft and it’s one art project that you can give to your kids and let them play without worrying about what they are cutting or gluing that they shouldn’t be.
Here are some of my favorite crafts to have fun coloring.
Play Dough Craft Projects
Play dough is a classic craft project for kids. There are endless ideas on what to do with play dough. I let the younger kids learn to squish and play with the play dough. The older kids like play dough so they can make scenes or different shapes.
Here are some of the different play dough sets that are a ton of fun.
Paper Craft Projects
Paper craft projects are more for older kids. This area includes a book with tutorials for folding and crafting paper into different shapes. Coloring books are always a hit with my kids. And activity books are great ideas when you are on longer trips and want an entertaining book to keep kids quiet and happy.
Using the above ideas is a great way to introduce arts and crafts to your kids. Since kids love to learn and absorb new information, crafts are the perfect idea to spark your child’s creative side. All of the ideas provided are quick and easy and allow your kids to learn and have fun at the same time.