ou have holiday crafts, seasonal crafts and school-related crafts, but what about anytime crafts? We're talking no special occasion, no strong theme and no specific time period–just great crafts to keep your kids entertained and their minds and hands busy.
Below are some fun crafts you can do anytime of the year that your kiddos are sure to love
We like to think of these as the original fidget spinners. Paper pinwheels are a timeless craft and a great STEM project for kids. These even make a pretty craft for adults; think: adorable baby shower decor!
Think play dough takes hours to make? Think again! This recipe only requires three ingredients and can be made in mere minutes. For the little sculptors in your house, this craft is a quick fix to cure boredom any day!
These easy paper baskets are perfect for spring or really any day. With just paper, some string, and a doily, your kids can make this craft in any color they choose. Fill it with flowers in the spring or candy canes in the winter for year-round fun!
If your kids love "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," they'll love this easy craft for making their very own fruit-loving critter. Made with paper, scissors, glue and some googly eyes, this craft is perfect for any slow moment in the day!
When your kids are learning how to count, it may be difficult to motivate them while they're still trying to get it down. Make teaching and learning a fun tactile activity with this super easy and under-10-minute craft to make glitter glue counting sticks.
Don't let empty milk jugs go to waste–turn them into cute and eco-friendly watering cans! Just poke some holes in the cap, maybe even use some paint or washi tape to decorate, and you're all set for some gardening fun!
For a craft that takes only 10 minutes, DIY sidewalk chalk paint can last for a whole summer of fun. Whip up some of this chalk paint, and get outside for some creativity in the sun!
Got extra popsicle sticks lying around? Turn them into cute bumble bee puppets with just some paper and glue. These can be used in play, or even stick them in a potted plant to add some spring fun to your house!
Recycle boxes lying around the house with this easy magnetic cardboard tic tac toe craft. Make your board in under 10 minutes for a fun fridge game your kids can play anytime they want!
Tape resist art is a longstanding favorite craft for kids. It looks cool and seems like magic to your little ones! It's unbelievably easy to set up and so quick to make. Just lay down tape in a fun pattern, or maybe go for something more abstract, and start painting!
Use some old toilet paper or paper towel rolls for this easy and cute butterfly craft. Paint, glue and some pipe cleaners are all you need to make beautiful butterflies to brighten up any rainy afternoon!