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40 Indoor Kid Activities & Crafts

Anyone else in the middle of Spring Break?  Yeah, me too!


It’s still pretty chilly around here so, I’ve been browsing for INDOOR ideas to help entertain the kids this week.  Want to see what I have found?  Some of these look like so much fun…..and my kids have been looking over my shoulder while browsing and are DYING to try some!


Maybe they’ll help you too. :)

(Plus….I threw in a few extras that I made here, in case you need a few extra ideas!)




Turn Old Bottles into Toy Cars by Laughing Squid





Erupting Flour Paint by Learn Play Imagine




Craft Camp Contributor (Making Crayons: Re-visited)




Simple Party Crowns by Craft and Creativity




Colored Ice Sculptures by The Artful Parent




A Table Hammock by Joyful Abode




Watercolor Paper Towel Butterflies by Make It and Love It




Forest Finger Puppets by Handmade Charlotte




Stamped Clay Jewelry by Make It and Love It




Lava Lamp Experiment by Art With P




Play-Doh Ideas by All Parenting




Busy Board by Millionayres




Magnetic Pattern Blocks by Make It and Love It




Toilet Paper Roll Racers by Kifli Es Levendula




Snowball Fight by Rust and Sunshine




Painting with Watercolors and Oil by Babble Dabble Do




Cereal Box Mini Golf by The Decorated Cookie




Melting Ice Science Experiment by The Artful Parent




Bowling and Knock Down Activity by Powerful Mothering




DIY Cardboard Guitars by Make It and Love It




Fine Motor Skills with Pipe Cleaners by Sugar Aunts




 Puddle Jumping by Melissa and Doug Shop




Tin Can Golf by The Craft Train




DIY Walking Stilts for CHEAP by Make It and Love It





The 100 Cup Challenge by Busy Kids Happy Mom




Pom Pom Soccer by Kids Activities Blog




Homemade Paddle Ball and Balloon by Pen N’ Paper Flowers




Pool Noodle Marble Race Track by Homespun Threads




Newspaper Forts by Modern Parents Messy Kids





DIY Moon Sand by Make It and Love It




Freezing Bubbles by Science Made Fun




Hula Hoop Rug by Spoonful




Airplane Catapult by Little Paper Dog




Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Dough by Housing A Forest




Spinner Art by What Do we Do All Day




Magentic Paper Dolls by Make It and Love It




Create a Tape Path by Toddler Approved




Cardboard Castle by Time Of The Aquarius




Homemade Gak by Make It and Love It




Paper Plate Fish by Made









Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Holly says:

    There is some awesome ideas in her for toddler play. I kept going down the list going I’m going to do that first … No wait this one…

  2. Christy Garrett Parenting Tips says:

    Lots of great ideas, thank you for sharing. I love that most of the activities involve recycling and uses things you already have around the house.

  3. Pat Bedard says:

    HELP! I am very new to your wonderful website filled with great projects. However, I am Grandma age and not very comfortable with using a computer. Can you tell me how to find the directions for the Spring Break projects for children. They are all so great, thank you for any help you can give me. Keep up the great work!

    1. Robin says:

      Hi Pat, on top of each project pictured there is the name of the project in red and which blog created the project. Hover your computer’s cursor over the name of the project in red, and click on it. It should take you to the page where you can find instructions and more information on the project. Have fun with them!

  4. Carol says:

    Thanks!! Great ideas for Nanas and Grammas, too ;) Put some in my luggage for next time I visit my grandson, so Mom can take care of the new baby :)

  5. British American says:

    Thank you! Our spring break is next week and we’re still having winter temps. I totally need to buy 100 plastic cups for my kids. I’ve considered doing so before, but never have. Spring break might just be the reason we need.

    My son also loves making things out of ‘junk’ so the bottle cars and cardboard castle look good for him too.

  6. cucicucicoo says:

    So many cute ideas! Thanks for sharing! :) Lisa

  7. crystal says:

    Thank you for sharing. I have a 4 month old and am already collecting DIY projects for us. Ha :-)

  8. Jenny K. says:

    Thanks for this great list of some very unique activities! I am going to try many of these with my kids.

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