A nice little roundup of fun crafts for kids to make that parent will actually enjoy doing, too! A lot of these crafts and activities are for kids of all ages, but most of them are probably more appropriate for ages 8-12.

1. Creative Card

Things you will need:

  • Ice cream sticks
  • Coloured sketch pens
  • Ribbon
  • Glue 

Method: 

  • Decorate the ice cream sticks with coloured sketch pens, and glue them together.
  • Write your list (message)  on the ice cream sticks.
  • Attach a ribbon at the end. 

 

2. Yarn Balls

Things you will need:

  • Balloon
  • Yarn
  • Glue

Method:

  • Blow air into the balloon and tie the knot.
  • Dip the yarn into a mixture of glue and water, and then wrap it around the balloon.
  • Burst the balloon and your yarn balls are ready!

 

3. Bubble Painting

Things you will need:

  • Bubble set
  • Paints
  • Paper 

Method:

  • Mix the bubble mixture with different coloured paints in different cups.
  • Blow bubbles from each cup alternatively, and burst it, to create a new pattern every time.
  • Use any combination of colours and patterns to create your painting!

 

4. Dinosaur Hat 

Things you will need:

  • Green chart paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Method:

  • Make a head gear, the size of your kid’s head, and add a long vertical strip of paper along the back.
  • Make triangle shaped cut outs by folding the green paper, and stick it to the vertical strip.
  • Voila! 

 

5. Wacky Sacks

Things you will need:

  • Play dough
  • Rubber band
  • Balloons
  • Markers

Method:

  • Fill play dough inside balloons, and tie a rubber band at the end.
  • Make a set of such balloons, and give each of them different emotions and makeovers.

 

6. Toy Car Artwork

Things you will need:

  • Toy cars
  • Markers
  • Tape

Method:

  • Attach different markers to different toy cars with tapes.
  • Run the cars in different directions, and see what painting it creates!

 

7. Mini Animal Canvases

Things you will need:

  • Canvas
  • Oil paints
  • Toy animals
  • Cutter

Method:

  • Cut out toy animals into a half, using a cutter.
  • Using oil paints, paint the canvas, as well as the animal toys.
  • After the paint dries, glue the half animal toy to the canvas.
  • You can get your kid to draw or write on the canvas as well!