Whether you’re looking for kids crafts to have on hand for a rainy day or for those last-minute moments you need some time to yourself, you’ll certainly have no trouble finding some. The problem is that some can be a waste of time, so it’s important to find ones that your kid will love, they can spend a good amount of time playing with, and will help them learn a thing or two.
Kids crafts can be more than jewelry making and slime (because parents don’t always want to deal with cleaning that up after). From glow-in-the dark rock painting kits and window art to a creative sketch pad to let them doodle all day, there’s a kids craft for every type of interest. Below, we’ve rounded up the best kids crafts to keep them busy for hours.
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1. Window Art
Help them dress up their bedroom window with colorful sun catchers that’ll add some light-filled fun to their space. This set is one of the best kids crafts because it includes a whopping 20 projects in the one kit, so they’ll have plenty to do. It includes everything they need from the pre-printed sun catchers to the window paint and suction cups so they can hang up with ease.
2. Rock Painting Kit
If they’re in the pet-rock phase of their childhood, take it to the next level with this exciting kids craft. This isn’t just any rock-painting kit: It’s a glow-in-the dark version that’ll surely keep them interested. Best of all, the paint is even water-resistant so they can keep rocks outside too. It includes 20 rocks and 3D paint that’ll help bring their ideas to life.
3. Scratchy Scratch Art Pad
If you have an aspiring Picasso on your hands, get them started with this creative scratch art pad. This kids craft includes 20 large sheets of rainbow scratch-off paper that look super cool. The portable style lets them draw on-the-go, so it’s the perfect craft to have on hand during long car rides or travel. It also includes scented stickers and puffy stickers they’ll love.