26 Kids Winter Boredom Craft Busters

Looking for some activities to keep the kids entertained while its still too cold or wet to go outside? I found some really good ideas over at tip junkie. Why not use some of these ideas until the weather starts to warm up and spring arrives.

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Snow Craft

1.  Snow Ball Soap ~ Hide a small toy inside and they are the perfect gift for kids to make each other! Keep a few around for bath time fun this winter or on display in your bathroom. 

2.  Ice Ornaments ~ Make these cute and easy ice ornaments with your kiddos this winter to put some fun in those long, cold days. 

3.  Peg Dolls Winter Wonderland ~ Make your own winter scene using cardboard and the free templates.  Using cardboard makes them extra durable.  {{wink}}

4.  Winter Wonderland Windowscape ~ These snowflake suncatchers are absolutely dreamy!  Kids can paint the suncatchers with suncatcher transparent paint, string and hang them in front of the nearest window or even in a tree.

snow ice cream

How To Make Snow Ice Cream

5.  Winter Ice Cream Shop ~ Here is a great way to bring the winter fun inside where it’s warm! A clever way to keep the toddler to elementary school aged kids in your home occupied with a ice cream shop serving fresh snow! The kids will love it, and you’ll love how easy this is to set up and put away!

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Snowcraft

6.  Snow Window {indoor sensory play} ~ You don’t have to have snow to enjoy this snow craft.  Kids can use their imagination and creativity to build a winter scene using q-tips, cotton balls, cotton pads and contact paper. 

7.  Ice Marbles ~ This is a great post with an idea that could double as both a science lesson and just plain fun! Using water balloons and some really cold winter weather you’ll get some pretty ice marbles. Easy to make and super fun to see!

8.  Arctic Slime ~ A fun boredom buster your kiddo’s will love.  It’s super easy and cheap.  All the ingredients can be found in your local grocery store.

See the rest of the crafts here.

10 Sensory Craft projects for Kids

sensory crafts kiddy crafty

Ive been looking for some sensory crafts that we can try with my little one. We have already tried the cloud dough that i posted earlier here and although it was messy it did open a new world of fun that both me and her could enjoy.

So im eager to try more and here are a selction of sensory projects that i came across while on my travels that i thought i would share with you. Id love to know what you think and which ones you have already tried.

1. Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring


2. Exploding paint

To me even as an adult this looks fun to do!

Vinegar Baking Soda Preschool Science ~ 3 fun ways to learn and play with Fizzing Paint

 

3. Discovery bottles

4. Sensory Art Play: Colorful Gelatin Castles

Gelatin castles for sensory and art play

5. Sensory Bins

sensory bin goodies

6. Colouring Rice

7. Dying Pasta

colored pasta for preschool craft pasta necklaces

8. Sensory Bags

sensory bags

9. Slime!

There is just something about the kid in me that just wants to make this!

touch edible slime

and lets end with a bounce with Bouncy balls (sorry for the pun!)

homemade bouncy balls

 

 

Science Saturday – Magnetic Slime, Yes really!

Science Saturday

I was thinking today about doing a few more science craft posts, there are loads of science experiements that you can do from the comfort of your home using ingredients from the back of your cupboard. So for the first post of Science Saturday we have Magnetic slime, Yes really!

I Came across this while trying to look for a slime recipe. It looks so fun and it would be great to use as a magic tricks to impress your kids as well.

How to Make Magnetic Slime

Did you know that it’s possible to make slime magnetic?  I didn’t either until recently when I found a post on Pinterest from Instructables about making magnetic silly putty.  I really recommend this slime recipe rather than silly putty – more on that in a minute.  But first, check out what magnetic slime can do!

Magnetic Slime

Magnetic slime is really fun to play with on its own.  It stretches and squishes.  If you hold it up, it oozes down to the floor in a long strand!  Adding the element of magnet play makes it even more awesome.  This is a great project to put on your to-do list for a rainy day, spring break, or summer!  It would also make a great group activity for a science club or scouting group.

Magnetic SlimeThere’s just something about watching a liquid move without touching it…  So fascinating!