We know, we know: Kids are heading back to school, and their weekday afternoons are often jammed with extracurricular activities. Take a few minutes of family time or devote the weekend to making some of the fun projects from the blogs here. The crafts and activities on these blogs don’t require a lot of fancy materials. They’re just creative and fun.
This blog’s mission is to keep kids entertained without spending
a lot of money. Posts are divided into useful, super-specific
categories like “good for a restaurant or public place,” “may rile them up,” and “art supplies needed.” You can also search activities by age.
Craft Jr. focuses on easy crafts and recipes. You can sort
crafts by age, topic or holiday, and amount of time required. Make sure
to check out these back-to-school crafts.
This children’s craft collective rounds up great kids’ crafts,
projects, and activities from around the web. Posts are divided into
detailed categories–everything from doughs, paints, mixes, and concoctions to creating keepsakes–and are also searchable by age.
This blog is written by an art teacher who’s posted “over 500
classroom-tested art projects.” So even if your kids only have one day
of art at school a week, you can undertake Chilean tissue paper butterflies and Keith Haring-style drawings at home.
This blog is packed with ideas for stuff to make with (and for) kids–some posts are as simple as listing ideas for crafty things to do with old tea and coffee cups, while projects like making a covered wagon are a little more involved.
What’s your favorite kids project blog or site? Share it in the comments.