DIY Activities — Indoor Fun

Cute craft ideas, activities for kids & more.

Clean Creations to Messy Masterpieces: Toddler Art Activities

There are so many benefits to art activities in childhood, but that mess is a chore! And some days you’re in the mood for a messy art project, and some days you're not. Check out these activities of various levels of mess to bring artwork into even the most paint-phobic households.

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Endlessly Entertain Toddlers with These 4 Everyday Things

When Michelle was tasked with keeping nine 2-year olds quiet for a preschool graduation, she turned to painter’s tape. This run-of-the mill everyday object proved to be far more fun and entertaining for her toddlers than any toy could have been. Here are 4 of her go-to everyday objects that’ll entertain a toddler far longer than any toy could.

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DIY On-the-Go Lego Cases

Over the years, we’ve logged in many hours in the car visiting family who lived several states away. On these long trips, one of my proudest creative projects has been my DIY Lego travel case. It’s been a lifesaver. Made from an old tin lunchbox, here's what you need to know to get started making your own.

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Snowy Crafts to Ward Off the Winter Chill

It’s winter, and snow is in the forecast. For parents of little ones, that may mean more inside time than out. Having a few materials and ideas prepared can transform long winter days into fun family activities. Check out these fun winter crafts that are easy enough for toddlers and require just a few supplies.

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Crafty Ideas for Old Egg Cartons

Take a break from the cardboard craft ideas and start using your old egg cartons for the morning’s activities with your little ones. There are some seriously cute DIY craft ideas out there. For starters, we gathered up our 10 favorites, one of which is these adorable monster cups. But trust us, this is only the beginning! 

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3-Ingredient DIY Slime (without Borax)

Making slime never grows old. Here’s a great recipe for DIY slime that only requires 3 easy-to-find ingredients. And, once you have your slime made, there are dozens of creative things to do with it aside from leaving it sit on the living room rug to harden there forever. (...ug!)

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner. If you haven't figured out something sweet and special for mom yet, not to worry. Here are a few last-minute craft ideas for the kiddos that are guaranteed to make mom smile on her special day. 

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Watercolor Mosaic in 4 Easy Steps

Many kids’ art projects give me a touch of anxiety when I think about the potential mess and forthcoming cleanup, but you can relax with this watercolor mosaic project. Watercolor paints are easy to use and completely washable. This project is fun for any age, and frankly, it’s hard to mess up.

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Making the Most of Indoor Play

Winters are long. How can we possibly keep toddlers engaged while still stuck inside? And how can we do this without prepping activities while they sleep, making a mess of the house, and relying on the screen all day?

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