What’s your go-to craft when watching kids? Every nanny (and babysitter) should have at least a few fun kids craft ideas in their back pocket. Luckily, tons of blogs provide insights to keep the little ones busy. A first-time nanny or experienced nanny can find use in these 5 fun and easy craft ideas for kids (and more). So, let’s dive in.
5 Fun and Easy Craft Ideas for Kids
1. Book Monsters
Kids love making silly faces, so why not make reading time fun too? Grab construction paper (or yesterday’s newspaper) and let’s make paper crafts. These fun bookmark monsters from Easy Peasy and Fun are simple and creative.
Want more paper craft ideas? Check out 27 perfect paper crafts for kids from Red Tricycle.
2. DIY Mini Pompom Monsters
These cute mini pompom monsters idea from Marie at DIYAdulation.com is sure to keep the little ones entertained. Few materials needed for this fun craft. We did this craft in under 10 minutes, and the kids loved it!
Marie has more craft ideas on her website here.
3. Homemade Squishes
Get creative and make these easy silly homemade squishies from RedTedArt.com. Paper, sponge, or foam options as materials are available.
More home crafts for all ages are located on their website here.
4. Painted Rocks
Become a rock painting artist with 20+ ideas for Painted Rocks from craftsbyamanda.com. Get creative depending on the size and shape of the rocks. Then, set them up as garden decor when done.
Check out craftsbyamanda.com for more craft ideas for kids.
5. Last Minute Mother’s Day Crafts
Help the kids surprise mom on Mother’s Day and make something handmade like this Love you to pieces suncatcher card idea!
Want more Mother’s Day craft ideas? Check out these 7 Mother’s Day craft ideas for kids.
MORE fun craft ideas for kids
You can never have enough craft ideas in your back pocket. These 5 fun and easy craft ideas for kids can get your creative juices flowing and keep the little ones happy. Not that creative? Don’t worry! Local and online stores provide pre-made (and cheap) kits available for purchase! Fortunately, Today.com found 8 fun and easy crafts for kids to buy to get you started! Have fun!!