7 Engaging kids' crafts for when school lets out

May 6, 2014 at 4:36 p.m. ET

Summer break is quickly approaching, which means your kids will be looking for some fun things to do. To keep them entertained after school lets out, try these simple crafts.

1

DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse

DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse

Image source: Easy Crafts for Kids

Have some indoor with this cardboard fort.

2

Water-bottle piggy bank

Water bottle piggy bank

Image source: SheKnows

Save money by recycling old bottles.

3

Paper-plate banjo

Paper plate Banjo

Image source: Dollar Store Mom

Don’t let the blues get you down. Play your own tunes with this crafty instrument.

4

Arctic animals

Arctic animals

Image source: SheKnows

These furry winter critters love the snow and ice.

5

Recycled bottle bowling

Recycled bottle bowling

Image source: Moonfrye

This easy-to-make game will keep your kids entertained for hours.

6

Wooden-spoon puppets

Wooden spoon puppets

Image source: The Nature of Grace

Transform old spoons and host a puppet show.

7

Time machine

Winter time machine

Image source: Spoonful

Renovate a cardboard box into a time machine to take you back to summer days.

More crafts for the kids

Make your own elephant stilts
How to make a chalkboard rock game kit
Kids' crafts you can make with three items or less

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