Low Cost Arts and Crafts to do with your Kids!

October 17, 2019
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Stuck indoors on a wet, stormy day? Keep the kids busy with some fun arts and crafts ideas, and give them a healthy snack to enjoy while they have fun!

Origami

There is a lot of fun to be had with just a few sheets of colored paper! Try out one of these many ideas for paper airplanes for when it’s a nice day. All you need is a piece of paper and and sometimes a ruler to make a toy that flies high both indoors and out. 

If you can imagine it you can create it with origami. Check out these walkthroughs of some origami classics, such as the fortune teller!

You can also add in a bit of color and creativity to your planes or origami with markers or colored pencils. If you get into the mood for a snack while you’re working on your next artistic creation, whip up this Peanut Butter and Banana Pocket recipe!

Colored Slime

Kids love colored slime and it's a low cost and easy way to have an afternoon filled with smiles and fun! There are several different ways and recipes for making the perfect colored slime, but you can you can find an easy recipe here. For the average slime you only need six items, some of which you may already have at your house:

  • White or clear school glue

  • Water or contact lens solution

  • Baking soda

  • Food coloring or paint

  • Bowl

  • Spoon

  • (You can also try including shaving cream in order to create a more fluffy slime!)

If you’re looking for a snack you can handle with messy hands, making these Fruit Kebabs before you get started could work perfectly! 

Finger Painting

Finger painting is the most messy but also one of the most fun things you can do with your kids! You can get paper and paints for ten dollars or less most stores that sell arts and crafts - and using your hands instead of a brush means you’re saving money! Not all paint is safe for contact with skin, so make sure that you purchase non-toxic paint that is specially made for finger-painting. The best part about finger painting is that there are no instructions needed - create whatever you can imagine! 

Before you get started painting, try preparing this Apple and Oatmeal Muffin recipe for the oven. By the time you finish your artwork, your muffins should be hot and ready!