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Paper Cup and String Telephone - two young children talking on the phone

Paper Cup and String TelephoneThis craft I'm going to demonstrate is something that we used to play with back in the days when the internet and gadgets did not exist. As quarantine days extend, let's find ways to teach kids simple crafts to cheer them up and make them active instead of exposing them too much to gadgets.


Big Soap Bubbles - bubble floating over the counter

Big Soap BubblesSo I know winter is approaching and these aren't really typical to see at this time of year, but you can use them inside too! You just have to be prepared to clean up a little bit of a mess:)


Lego Minifig Toothpaste Cap - LEGO tube cap

Lego Minifig Toothpaste CapHere is a fun and cute craft to make with your toothpaste cap. Most caps look like this and have a 'bow' in the back. After you draw on it, put it back on the tube or use as finger puppet ! :)


Rocking Paper Bird - finished pink paper rocking bird

Rocking Paper BirdThis one is a cute craft you can teach your kids to make to release the boredom from being stuck at home. Find colorful papers and make these cute little birds for your young ones.


Plastic Folder Aquarium - ready to explore the aquarium

Plastic Folder AquariumThis craft is a bit time consuming, but if you are that crafty, the result of this project will turn out to be satisfying. Include this in your fun quarantine days to lessen the boredom.


Making an Emoji Cup Toy - collage of 5 different emoji faces labeled: smile, wow, angry, sad, and love

Making an Emoji Cup ToyIt's not that bad staying at home as long as we have plenty of fun things to do. It even helps strengthen our bonds with family members. And since I have kids at home, most activities are more kid friendly.


Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - hand holding finished blower

Cardboard Tube Rainbow BlowerWe are running low on bubble solution, so I thought this would be fun to make as an outdoor alternative, since my daughter loves blowing bubbles. This is easy and free to make (simple supplies I already had from home). When you blow, the tissue papers will fly!


Plastic Egg Match-Up Game - finished game board with first match exposed

Plastic Egg Match-Up GameDid you put away your plastic Easter eggs? You might want to take them out again! Make this family fun match up game with the help of the plastic Easter eggs.


DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - ready to play

DIY Foosball Game ShoeboxHere is a fun, foosball game you can make for your kids. What's great is afterwards it is easy to store!


Alligator Clothespins - two green alligator clothespins

Alligator ClothespinsHere is a way to turn wooden clothes pins into little alligators.


Basketball Toss Game - ready to play

Basketball Toss GameHere is a fun basketball inspired toss game you could make with simple household supplies (empty tissue box, cup, & foil) for your kids to play with.


Making a Fabric Octopus - yellow and white striped octopus on grey background

Making a Fabric OctopusHere is a fun little stuffed animal you could make out of simple supplies. Also, this octopus doubles as an indoor or outdoor toss activity. My daughter isn't good at catching balls, so this is easier for her to catch.


Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game - ready to play

Outdoor Tic Tac Toe GameHere's a fun way to enjoy tic tac toe outdoors made with simple supplies. After the quarantine, this would be a good game to make for parties to keep guests entertained as an option too!


Kids' Award Medals - finished medals

Kids' Award MedalsDo you have little kids at home that you are now homeschooling as well? To spice it up and make outdoor activities fun you could make obstacle courses/games for free time, PE time, and outdoor time. And, to make it more fun, I made these award "medals" for them from plastic coffee lids, some paint, stickers, and ribbon.


Making a Flower Crown - partial view of the crown on a child's head

Making a Flower CrownIn our household, we like to save cardboard boxes for craft projects or arts and crafts.



Wood Craft Magnetic Sticks - different color sticks on fridge

Wood Craft Magnetic SticksMy toddler enjoys being nearby when I'm in the kitchen. She likes to play with some magnets that we have on our fridge. I thought it would be fun to make assorted wooden craft stick magnets.


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