Crafting is a fun and exciting way to pass some time, flex your creative muscles, and even bond with your family. With kids spending so much more time at home, you may feel like you’ve run out of non-screen activities to do with them—and you’re not alone. Check out these fun family crafts to try that you might not have thought of before.
Decorate Your Own Reusable Bags
Decorating your own reusable bags is a fun and useful way to spend a few hours during the day. Reusable bags are low cost and easy to decorate. Invest in a canvas bag for every member of the family (and an extra one or two if your children are young and prone to mistakes). Then, you can get some markers and have everyone design their own bag. A great way to get started is by having each family member draw out a plan for their bag, then move on to actually decorating it!
Mom Tip: For younger children, you may want to give them washable markers to draw with. This way, if they mess up and are upset about their design, you can simply wash the bag and they can start again!
Make a DIY At-Home Spa Kit
Making a DIY at-home spa kit is hours of fun to make and even more fun to use! This is the perfect craft for any family that’s been feeling a little stressed with all the craziness in the world. Making a DIY at-home spa kit is super customizable to your family’s needs. For example, you can make your own bath bombs for bath time. You can even learn how to make flavored lip scrubs! For the more on-the-go family, consider making some DIY lip balm too. There are plenty of fun ways to incorporate your child’s interests into the spa kit. If you have a kid who loves face masks, you can even create your very own face and spend the evening enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Create Your Own Coloring Pages
Coloring pages are tons of fun and help with releasing stress, practicing creativity, and learning about different colors, shades, and tones. Coloring in a regular old coloring book can get boring and monotonous after a while. To make it exciting again, have your family create their own coloring pages. Each member of the family can make an outline in black pen or marker. Then, you can exchange pages and color in a different family member’s coloring page. It can also be super fun to make it a guessing game of who drew which outline.