5 Creative Craft Kits to Cure Boredom

Winter is here and there’s no escaping those days stuck at home due to bad weather or with sick kiddos. Staying entertained indoors doesn’t have to be next to impossible though. Turn off those screens and consider stocking up on these affordable craft kits to keep the kids busy:

Make Clay Charms

If your child is obsessed with making jewelry, then they’re going to love this unique take on charm bracelets. This kit teaches you how to design dozens of adorable clay charms shaped like animals, sweets, monsters and more fun designs. Once shaped, you bake them, add shine and then attach them to the included bracelet. Say goodbye to cleaning up those messy beads off the floor!

Elmer’s Frosty Slime Kit

The DIY slime trend hasn’t ended yet, but Elmer’s Glue has made it easier for you to receive the craft supplies needed. Their Frosty Slime kit brings a wintry shine with fun slime recipes for your kids to try. All the ingredients you need are also in one kit! With the help of clear glue, frosty glitter pens and magical liquid, you’ll be in for hours of indoor fun.

Lego Make Your Own Movie Kit

Do you have a little Steven Spielberg on your hands? Delight them with this beginner’s guide to stop-motion animation. Kids set the stage with a set of Lego minifigures, background settings and 36 other elements. Pro tip: you’ll need to download an app in advance to help you with the movie making. We suggest I Can Animate or StopMotion Studio.

Paper Bag Animal Puppets

Introduce your child to crafting by creating adorable animal puppets out of paper bags. The kit provides five colored bags, 260 stickers and paper shapes, glue and a step-by-step guide. Kids can stick and glue their animal friends together in no time. Not only will they develop new techniques in crafting, but it’s also a great learning activity that enhances their imagination.

Create Your Own Window Art

Turn your windows into works of art! This activity set comes with suncatcher shapes, window paints and an acetate sheet to help jumpstart any child’s creativity. You can then follow the design booklet or create your own masterpieces once you get the hang of it. Turn it into a family craft project so you can all brighten up your windows this winter.


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