Crafts for Kids

Easy Rainy Day Crafts For Kids

Cooped up in the house on a rainy day?
Find some great craft ideas here for you and the kids.
Do crafts in the house when it rains!!
Make stickers, bake and paint clay, scratch & sniff paint, "ooze".
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Bake and Paint Clay Crafts

4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tsp powered alum
1 1/2 cups water
Food Coloring

Mix all ingredients in bowl. Extra water can be added with hands, if too dry. Color by dividing and adding food coloring to each portion. Roll or mold as desired. Once molded or rolled, bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 30 minutes in 250F oven. Turn and bake another 1 1/2 hour. Remove and cool. When done, sand lightly and paint.

Make Your Own Stickers Crafts For Kids

Sticker Glue:

1/2 cup vinegar
4 packets of unflavored gelatin
1 tsp peppermint extract
Paper sheet of pictures - hand drawn and colorful

Bring vinegar to a boil. Add gelatin, reduce heat to low. Stir until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and add flavoring. Yields 1/2 cup. Brush on the back of your picture page and let dry. Help with the scissors, cut 'em up and then lick and stick.

Scratch 'n Sniff Water Colors - Rainy Day Crafts

1 Tbsp. unsweetened powdered drink mix
1 Tbsp. warm water

small containers (muffin tins) Mix water and powdered drink mix in small bowl. Repeat this step several times using different flavors of drink mix to create different colors of paint. Paint and let dry overnight before scratching and sniffing.



Dried Flowers Craft

Dried Flowers

Dough Art

Dough Art

Candle Making

Candle Making

Stained Glass Craft

Stained Glass

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Amazing Ooze - Easy Indoor Crafts For Kids

1 cup cornstarch
1-2 drops food coloring
½ cup water
newspapers
measuring cup
large bowl

Cover a table with newspapers. Put cornstarch in the large bowl, and add 1-2 drops of food coloring if using. Add water slowly, mixing the cornstarch until all of the powder is wet. Keep adding water until this mixture looks like a liquid when you stir it slowly. The ooze is just right when it won't splash out of the bowl. Tap lightly on the surface with your finger or spoon. If it is too wet add more cornstarch; too dry, add more water.

Try to pick up the resulting "liquid". It feels like a solid until you open your hand and then it will slip through your fingers. Keep in an airtight container, and add a little water if it becomes too dry again. The kids love this stuff and it keeps them oh so busy on a rainy day, indoors.

 

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