Beat those dreaded rainy day blues with the help of these child friendly arts and crafts sites for parents and children. We as parents have heard this many times, “Mommy, I’m bored.” Now we’ll all know just what to do when the boredom kicks in and the little ones have run out of things to do.
I’ve came across these sites looking for activities for my own children, they are great! The only problem, not enough rainy days to do them all. So whatever the age, take a look at these sites, pick your favorites, print them out and/or save the page to your favorites and let the gluing, painting, and etc.. begin!
Crafts for Kids is designed for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Just click on the yellow hand for projects and you will find an incredible list of arts and craft ideas. They literally have over 200 projects!! They add more all the time! The photos of the finished projects are very nice in size and color, too. You definitely won’t go wrong stopping by here first!
Enchanted Learning is free but you can buy a subscription to the site to be rid of banner ads and get print-friendly pages. This site is geared toward the littler ones from preschool to kindergartners but older ones will truly find something fun to do too. They have loads of activities to numerous to count, (well about 105 project ideas that open and each have anywhere from 10-50 projects in them). When you click on a project, for instance, Back to School crafts, there will be 40 different activities to choose from. They also, have them organized by materials needed in case you have specific crafts at home and don’t know what to do with them.
Amazing Moms is full of arts, crafts and many other activities, to help keep your child entertained and they learn at the same time. I like the idea of the boredom box they’ve suggested, so much so that we’ve created our own. It is a wonderful idea and a great first crafting project. Have the little ones decorate their own shoe box or tissue box, then whenever you get an idea or come across something they’d like to do, write it down and put it in the box. When boredom strikes they can pick a project from the box.
Family Fun has many an idea and this site is also broken into age groups. Age groups range from toddler to 12 year olds. It is also divided into other categories such as quick and easy, holiday and seasonal and a tab to search all the crafts on the site. You will definitely find something fun to do at Family Fun.
Family Education is also a wonderful site. It’s projects are broken down into age groups, to insure you find an activity that is age appropriate for your child. Ranging from birth to age 18, Family Education even includes activities for children with special needs in each age group. Also, it gives tips for homework and skill builders to help school age children.
Last but definitely not least is Kids Crafts Weekly. They send you a weekly newsletter by email full of craft and activities for little ones. So you can get a fresh dose of activities each week. Just click the link it will take you to their home page where you can enter you email address. It has a link for the current weeks issue to look at while you wait for the next issue. Preview the issue, if you want, to see if your interested in receiving the weekly newsletter. I bet you will subscribe because the newsletters are wonderful!
Hope you get some really great ideas from these sites, I have. You’ll be hoping it rains or too cold outside just so you can do another! You can do like me and schedule a day or two, to do a craft outside, when the weather is nice.