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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.

 

Making an Emoji Cup Toy - smiling face with hearts for eyes

Making an Emoji Cup ToyEmojis are a popular decoration for kids and tweens. Make these fun emoji cup toys with happy or sad faces as a fun summer activity.

 

Plastic Folder Aquarium - ready to explore the aquarium

DIY Plastic Folder AquariumUse a plastic folder, pens and paper to make this fun and colorful aquarium. It's a great project to do with your kids when they are bored or stuck at home.

 

Upcycled Bubble Snake Maker - blow

Upcycled Bubble Snake MakerKids will love this simple to make bubble snake maker. All you will need is a plastic bottle, terry cloth or a sock, rubber band, and soap. The easy to follow instructions are found below.

 

Rice Filled Paper Heart Shakers - finished shaker

How to Make Rice Filled Paper Heart ShakersThis project is great for young children. It can be made by them with adult assistance for Valentine's Day or anytime. Heart shaped pieces of white cardstock are decorated, filled with rice, and sealed to make a nice shaker type instrument.

 

Basketball Toss Game - ready to play

Making a Basketball Toss GameThis fun little basketball toss game is simply made from an empty tissue box, a paper cup, and a ball of foil. Your kids will have fun helping to make and then play this game.

 

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

Making a Fabric OctopusA scrap piece of fabric is easily made into a fun little octopus toy. It can be used indoors or outside as a toss toy, especially with younger children for whom a ball is still a bit more difficult.

 

Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game - tic tac game board made with painter's tape on patio

Outdoor Tic Tac Toe GameThis fun to play outdoor tic tac toe game is simply made using painter's tape and decorated plastic coffee cup lids.

 

Kids' Award Medals - finished medals

Making Kids' Award MedalsPainted plastic coffee cup lids can be decorated and made into kids' award medals. Run a ribbon through the opening and let the competition begin.

 

Alligator Clothespins - two green alligator clothespins

Making Alligator ClothespinsGreen, red, and black markers help you transform clothespins into cute little alligators. The eyes are made using white paper and a hole punch. They are perfect as simple toys the kids can make themselves or to use as decorative clips.

 

Cityscape Background for Playing with Toys - colorful paper cityscape

Cityscape Background for Playing with ToysScrapbook paper helps to define the individual buildings in this cardboard cityscape. It was created to serve as a background for a child's LEGO creations.

 

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

Making a Plastic Egg Match-Up GameMake a fun matching game for the kids using bits of this and that, such as buttons, pom poms, etc. and plastic Easter eggs. We can show you how.

 

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

Making a Paper Cup and String TelephoneKids have made tin can and string phones for decades. Try this variation using paper cups. This is a fun simple toy to keep your children occupied and pretending.

 

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DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - ready to play

DIY Foosball Game ShoeboxEasily stowable this homemade foosball game can keep your kiddos busy for hours. It is easily made from a recycled shoebox, dowels, clothespins, and paint. The instructions provided will help you make one of your own.

 

Making Simple Sock Puppet

Making Simple Sock PuppetsSock puppets are still fun for young kids to play with. For slightly older ones, they can create their own funny puppet. Sometimes simple is good.

 

Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - closeup of finished blower

DIY Cardboard Tube Rainbow BlowerToilet paper tube blowers are fun toys for kids to make and play with. This one has a rainbow theme and color scheme.

 

Ballerina Craft Stick - finished pink and blue ballerinas

Making a Craft Stick BallerinaMake these cute ballerina puppets with supplies you may already have at home. Cupcake liners attached to craft sticks make perfect tutus for your dancers.

 

Kids DIY Cardboard Lantern - finished lantern

Kids DIY Cardboard LanternTransform a compact tissue box into a kids' cardboard lantern. The project uses inexpensive supplies you might already have. Once compete add a small flashlight or LED tea candle and it is ready to hang.

 

Wood Craft Magnetic Sticks - different color sticks on fridge

Making Wood Craft Magnetic SticksDyed craft sticks work well for making your young child some fun magnetic strips. They can create on the fridge front while you work in the kitchen.

 

Lion Spoon Puppet

Making a Lion Spoon PuppetKids love to play with stick puppets. Turn a plastic spoon into this cute lion by following the simple steps in the project provided here.

 

Making Felt Wand Pointers - glueing blue felt stars to dowel

Making Felt Wand PointersCut out felt shapes such as hearts and stars and glue onto dowels to make felt wand pointers. Instructions follow.

 

Paper Bowl Pet Turtle Decoration - ready to play

Making a Paper Bowl Pet Turtle DecorationTransform a paper bowl into a cute pet turtle for your little one. The list of supplies used and instructions follow.

 

Teeny Tiny Dolly Slippers - two pink tiny doll slippers

Making Teeny Tiny Dolly SlippersThese teeny tiny slippers are a fun craft for kids to make for their dolls. Gather the supplies listed below and make a pair. If you are looking for a cute baby shower decoration consider scattering some of these about on the main table.

 

Imaginary Clothespin Flying Butterfly - wings could be decorated at this point

Making a Clothespin Flying ButterflyA spring clip style clothespin, scissors, construction paper, glue, a pipe cleaner, googly eyes, and a marker or other decorative embellishments are what you will need to make this fun flying butterfly with your toddler. Give it a try following the steps below.

 

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