A Big List of Creative Activities for Kids
Over 20 DIY, crafty and creative ideas for kids to do at home. You’ll love this list full of fun indoor activities to keep the kids busy.
20 Creative Activities for Bored Kids
Not only is being creative and making things really fun for kids, it also plays many important roles in their development.
When you provide opportunities for your child to paint, draw, craft or build you are helping them to develop motor skills, express themselves, improve self confidence and increase their ability to concentrate and focus.
So bust out the supplies and let them do their thing with one of these fun creative activities.
Build a Fort
No childhood is complete without building forts. From castles to spaceships there's no end to the imaginative worlds they can create.
Painting Rocks is a fun a frugal activity that increases creativity and imagination. Of course you can use traditional paint, or you can try these super fun painted rocks made with melted crayons!
Build a Kite
Spark creativity and encourage outside time with kite building.
Great for DIY gifts or even a business idea for your little entrepreneur.
Gardening is a great life skill as well as an opportunity for kids to create something beautiful and functional.
Draw on the Windows
Why draw on paper, when you can draw on windows!!! These awesome markers are specifically designed for writing on glass....a great alternative to the walls 😉
Play with Clay
Scuplting, shaping and molding are a great way for kids to create 3D art while developing fine motor skills.
Give Origami a Go
Kids will have so much fun learning the art of Japanese paper folding.
Write and Illustrate Your Own Book
Let your little author create and "publish" their own stories with this awesome kit.
Create Something in the Kitchen
The kitchen is an awesome place for kids to get creative and try new flavors, recipes and techniques.
Build with Magnets
Every future architect starts somewhere. Encourage your child to build and create with these fun magnetic tiles for endless possibilities.
Make Friendship Bracelets
These special bracelets make a great hobby and allow for endless color combinations and patterns.
Take a Drawing Lesson
There's no easier way to express your creativity than drawing. Let your kids learn the basics with some of these awesome drawing tutorials on YouTube.
Create Your Own Journal
Give your child a space to write down their thoughts and encourage creative ideas in a journal all of their own.
Color mixing, patterns and fun all rolled into one creative activity with this tie dye kit.
Make Some Jewelry
Get crafty with these DIY jewelry kits that have everything you need to get started.
Give Them Some Sidewalk Chalk
When given a huge canvas like a sidewalk or driveway kids will keep themselves busy for hours...all you need is a some sidewalk chalk! Check out these easy sidewalk chalk ideas for art, games and more.
There you have it mama! Tons of activities for kids exercise their creativity.