DIY Activities — Indoor Fun

Cute craft ideas, activities for kids & more.

Creative Uses for Playdough

You’ve taken the plunge and made your own playdough, now what? There are endless ways to get creative with playdough, but sometimes a parent could use a little inspiration. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

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12 Epic Uses for Old Cardboard

It’s so often true: children are more interested in playing with the box than the toy inside. But believe it or not, allowing your child to get creative with old cardboard boxes can help with problem-solving and decision-making skills, and it can help build confidence and self-expression. So, hold onto your shipping boxes. Here are 12 amazing ideas for what to do with them before you send them off to the recycling bin. 

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Stuck Indoors? Five Activities to Manage Pent-Up Energy

The coldest winter months can be the longest months for parents of young children. Younger toddlers are starting to get mobile; older toddlers have pent-up energy. Here are five quick and easy-to-prepare activities to help you stay sane this winter.

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Looking for Things to do During the Holiday Break?

This year, many of us are home with the kids and have a little more time on our hands. True, the pandemic has changed our typical holiday plans, and the kiddos’ school break is just around the corner, but there’s no reason why we can’t make this year as fun and as memorable as others. Here are 15 fun (and screen-free!) activities for the whole family that can help you fill the unfilled days to come.

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10 Of Our Favorite Holiday Kids Crafts

This year, many of us are spending more time at home, so it’s a perfect time to join the kiddos in a DIY holiday craft activity. We’ve scoured some of our favorite crafting websites to come up with our top 10 craft ideas for this list.

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How to Dye Pasta

Dried or cooked, for eating or for playing with, when it comes to kids, pasta never disappoints. And for sensory bins, pasta is a mainstay filler. Here’s a simple recipe for how to create your own colored pasta for crafts.

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8 Adorable Ideas for Fingerprint Art

It's amazing what you can create with just your fingers and a bit of paint. I spent a rainy afternoon with my kids coming up with fun and creative ideas of things to make with our fingerprints or thumbprints, and here are a few of our favorites. 

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Super Simple Colored Rice

I’d never dyed rice until a few months ago when I made a food-inspired sensory bin for my kids. It was so surprisingly easy, and it made some beautiful shades of rice to play with. Find out what you need to make this rice for your DIY crafts and activities. 

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How to Make Homemade Playdough

Believe me, yours aren’t the only kids who leave the tops off the playdough containers so that it quickly become a dry, crusty rock. But here’s a recipe for super soft playdough that needs only a few ingredients from your kitchen and, when stored properly, will keep for up to three months. 

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