As they say, April showers bring May flowers, but what can you do to entertain your children indoors during the rain? Family crafts are the perfect way to engage your children while also producing a sentimental homemade piece. Here are some easy, fun craft ideas that won’t leave you with too much of a mess.
Fairy in a Jar
This craft will amaze your little ones! The glowing effect is so strong it can even double as a night light. You will not only enjoy making this craft but can enjoy the glow for about eight hours.
Glitter (diamond glitter works best)
Decide which color glitter and glow stick you are going to want in the jar.
Cut open the bottom of the glow stick on a towel (as not to get the fluid all over everything; you could also elevate the glow stick on the lid of the jar).
Dump the contents of the glow stick into the jar.
Grab the glitter and dump it into the jar on top of the glow stick contents. The amount of glitter is going to depend on the size of your jar, how sparklie you want it, and what glitter you decide on.
Put the lid on very tight, and shake it up like crazy.
This slime will keep your kids fascinated for hours on end. It’s safe to play with and won’t ruin all of your furniture.
1 bottle of Elmers Clear School Glue-5 oz
Sta-Flo liquid Starch-1/2-3/4 cup
Liquid watercolor or food coloring
Fine glitter in a variety of colors
Start by adding the Elmers Glue into a bowl.
Add liquid watercolors or food coloring and glitter and mix well.
Once mixed add starch in small increments stirring well until fully incorporated.
Begin kneading with your hands until the slime is at your desired consistency.
Playdough is a classic kids craft but sometimes its hard to get it just right. This playdough recipe uses Jell-O to make it smell wonderful!
white flour – 1 cup
warm water – 1 cup
salt – 2 tbsp
cream of tartar – 2 tbsp
cooking oil – 2 tbsp
Jell-O – 1 3oz pack
Mix all the ingredients together in a small saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until it thickens into a ball of dough.
Place dough onto a floured cutting board and wait for it to cool.
After 20-30 minutes, knead until no longer sticky and add extra food coloring until satisfied with the color.
To make it last, store in the refrigerator in an air-high container.
Enjoy these crafts with your children and try to stay dry!
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