Creative indoor things to do with your kids

by kath_red on 09/06/2011

in Kids Crafts

Home all summer long? Long days with kids seem too much? You need to stay indoors and get some creative play happening.

Don’t feel like heading outdoors? is it raining and windy – or is everyone just in need of some quiet creative time? Read a book aloud, create some family drawing time, bake a cake together… Go on do it! Here are a few more indoor things to do with your kids. Kids of all ages can get involved at some level with these activities – don’t worry about mess – put on your play clothes and let the creativity loose. Give them a little bit of freedom to explore, give them room to stretch their imaginations and see where their creativity takes them!

  1. Explore paint in different ways.
  2. Play pass the drawings.
  3. Make a toddler friendly craft corner.
  4. The artful parent has a list of 10 afterschool activities – for when you are stuck in a rut.
  5. Tip Junkie has a bunch of boredom busting activities.
  6. Article on how to encourage creativity in your child.
  7. Make some yarn dolls.
  8. Make some cardboard sculpturesmore here.
  9. Make a music stick.
  10. Make an a-frame indoor tent.
  11. Hammer some nails.
  12. Make a cardboard play mat.
  13. Just get messy with stirring and mixing.
  14. Create an indoor treehouse.
  15. Find lots of craft projects at the skip to my lou kids craft camp series.
  16. Made by Joel has five crafts for father’s day.
  17. Make some story stones.
  18. Make a duct tape drum.
  19. Explore more in the Action Pack and download this nature journal project.

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