Are you stuck in the house for 14 days on self-isolation or quarantine this week? Have schools shut down where you live and you need some fun craft ideas for your children? Here are 14 kids craft ideas to make at home to keep your children occupied and creative – there’s one for every day of two weeks!
We all know the world has been a rather scary and stressful place over the last few weeks with a certain pandemic rearing its ugly head. One thing that always seems to calm and occupy my kids and me? Crafts! If you’re finding yourself staying at home with your kids over the next little while, these free kids craft ideas will help keep your kids occupied and creative. Some of these kids’ craft ideas are mine, and some are from my blogging friends (who also have tons more DIY ideas on their blogs!).
While times are uncertain, I want to continue to offer creative ideas here, on my social channels, and on my YouTube channel for you. I hope these DIY ideas help you stay calm, occupied, and enable you to find a little joy. XO
14 Days of Kids Craft Ideas
Day 1: Make Fluffy Unicorn Slime
My girls still love to make slime, and this DIY fluffy unicorn slime is definitely a crowd pleaser. Click here to learn how to make fluffy unicorn slime.
Day 2: Make Friendship Pins with Letter Beads
The 80’s are back, and these DIY friendship pins are a fun craft for kids of all ages to make. Click here to learn how to make friendship pins from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Day 3: Make Egg Carton Animals
The humble egg carton makes a great recycled craft material! Learn how to make bugs, chicks and even goggles with paint, pom-poms and pipe cleaners. Click here to learn how to make egg carton animals.
Day 4: Make Homemade Playdough
Even my older girls still enjoy playing with playdough – especially if it’s homemade! Click here to learn how to make this homemade kids playdough recipe with simple ingredients from A Pretty Life.
Day 5: Print Free Play Money & Play Grocery Store
Make learning math a little more phone by printing this free set of play money and cards and playing “grocery store” with your children. Click here to get the free floral play money printable.
Day 6: Make Monster Bath Bombs
DIY bath bombs are just as fun to make as they are to use! And these homemade cyclops bath bombs are spooky but adorable. Click here to learn how to make these cyclops monster bath bombs from Shrimp Salad Circus.
Day 7: Make Bird Feeder Ornaments
A treat for the birds is a fun craft for your kiddies. These bird seed ornaments can be made into all sorts of interesting shapes, and hung outside for your feathered friends to enjoy. Click here to learn how to make these bird feeder ornaments.
Day 8: Make DIY Emoji Squishy Stress Balls Filled With Slime
Are mama and kids a little stressed? Make some DIY stress balls filled with slime that look like adorable emojies! What a fun craft for many ages. Click here to learn how to make these DIY emoji squishy stress balls filled with slime from Hello Creative Family.
Day 9: Make Kindness Rocks
The world needs all of the kind messages it can get right now, and these kindness rocks are a sweet way to supply them. Create colourful rocks with sayings, and then leave them out for someone to see and be inspired. Click here to learn how to make these kindness rocks from Tried & True Creative.
Day 10: Make Pom-Pom Animals
Have you ever tried making pom-poms? They’re a wonderful DIY for both kids and adults! Even cuter is turning them into little spring animals with scraps of fabric and glue. Click here to learn how to make these pom-pom animals.
Day 11: Make Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
If you have toilet paper rolls to spare at the moment, there are many adorable crafts you can make with them. Click here to get the cutest toilet paper roll craft ideas from Living Letter Home.
Day 12: Make 5 Minute DIY Hair Clips
DIY hair clips make a wonderful craft to keep or give as a gift. These ones only take 5 minutes to make, so you could make a whole bunch and surprise some friends with them! Click here to learn how to make these 5 minute DIY hair clips from Northstory + Co.
Day 13: Make DIY Friendship Bracelets and Scrunchies
Remember when you used to make friendship bracelets and wear scrunchies as a kid? Both of these are back in a big way, and they’re both a blast to make. Click here to learn how to make DIY friendship bracelets and scrunchies.
Day 14: Make Poetry from Free Magnetic Printable Words
Here’s a fun way to practice reading & writing: magnetic poetry words! Grab some magnetic photo paper, print these hand-lettered words on it, and start creating poetry on your fridge. Click here to download this hand-lettered free printable magnetic poetry.
Now tell me: Do you have any wonderful kids craft ideas that you can make together at home to help inspire creativity?