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Kids Activities to Creatively Pass the Time

Finding activities for kids has always been a big part of being a parent. During these tough times, giving kiddos things to do has gone from a part-time gig to a full-time challenge for many of us. To help out a little, we’ve compiled this list of kids activities to creatively pass the time.

This post is part of our Caring and Creating during Tough Times series. We’ll update this page over time, so bookmark it and check back.

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Free printable Valentine’s Day coloring pages

All the coloring pages

Here’s every coloring page on the site. Kids (and adults) love coloring. (Yes, some of them are for distant holidays, but we assure you littles will not care.)

Easy Easter Cupcakes Hero

All the cupcakes

Likewise, here are all of our most-loved cupcake posts. If you have the supplies on hand, kids will love creating everything from a baby bunny to a llovely llama.

How to make friendship bracelets

Make friendship bracelets

Craft six different types of bracelets with these tutorials.

Teach kids how to write letters

Teach kids how to write letters

It’s an excellent time to write a letter to friends and family they miss. Teach them with these tips.

DIY animal bookmarks

DIY animal bookmarks

Use the free download to make four illustrated animal bookmarks.

How to Make a Super Hero Cape

Make a super hero cape  

Check out this easy, no-sew cape that uses only a t-shirt.

Craft for Kids: Clay Beads Necklace

Make a clay beads necklace    

Get inspiration to make your own beaded necklace.

DIY T-Shirt Tote Bag

Craft a tote-ally awesome T-shirt tote    

Make a sew or no-sew T-shirt bag with supplies you have on hand.

Christmas Camp-in

Stake out family fun with a camp IN

Camp indoors with these fun craft ideas and tasty treat ideas. (We originally posted this for  Christmas fun, you’ll love it any time.)

DIY felt flowers bouquet craft

DIY felt flowers bouquet    

Make a variety of layered felt flowers with button centers.

Paper flower bouquet craft

Paper flower bouquet    

Use the template to make easy paper flowers to brighten the house.

How to make a T-shirt quilt

How to make a T-shirt quilt    

Hand off this project to a sew-savvy teen.

How to make a T-shirt pillow

How to make a T-shirt pillow    

Who doesn’t love a soft new pillow? (And yes—we have a lot of ideas for old tees.)

How to make paper poppy flowers

How to make paper poppy flowers    

Nothing says “Spring is here!” like a burst of bright blooms.

Macramé key chains

DIY macramé keychains

Macramé made easy! Adorable DIY keyrings that use stuff you probably have on hand—make them as simple or as fancy as you’d like.

DIY vegetable stamps

Try fruit and vegetable stamping: It’s creative. It’s easy. It uses vegetables that may be past their “best by” date.

Send a tiny care package to someone

Everything’s better in miniature.

Chunky-yarn keychain

DIY chunky yarn keychain

These are easy and make excellent key rings and backpack clips.

Scavenger Hunt

DIY Scavenger Hunt

Turn giving a gift into an event—perfect for birthdays and anniversaries. Or take turns making scavenger hunts to find treats, toys, or love notes.

Holiday Popcorn Recipes

Family movie time

Gather the family on the couch for a movie night. Make one of these delicious Hallmark movie-inspired flavored popcorn.

Simple Easter activities for kids  

Looking for a simple way to celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday with the kids? Check out these ideas.

Easter crafts

Creative Easter crafts for all ages

Decorate your table, porch or patio with simple paper crafts—pinwheels, garlands, baskets and placecards.

Easter Craft Ideas

Spring on the fun with these easy Easter craft ideas

From egg presenters to treat bag toppers, here’s a whole basket of Easter craft ideas made with free printables.

7 DIY Easter Basket Ideas

7 DIY Easter basket ideas

All you need are a few supplies and a spare afternoon to create your very own homemade Easter basket bonanza.

A few good eggs Easter printables and coloring sheets

A few good eggs Easter printables

Download the free printables below, break out the crayons and let the kids create their own egg-stra fun Easter egg dioramas.

14 fun Easter egg ideas

Easter eggs-travaganza: 14 favorite Easter egg ideas

Fourteen ideas to make your Easter eggs special this year. will be back up soon

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