Make Indoor Days Fun
- What: Kid made home decor
- When: Stuck inside with kids
- Why: Affordable screen free entertainment
- Where: Your home
Stuck inside with your offspring during inclement weather or at home during a sick spell? Try some crafts. In November, you can deck out your home with Thanksgiving arts and crafts. Handprint turkeys go a long way and require very few materials. When December rolls around and you can’t go out looking for easy entertainment, your kids can make a veritable plethora of holiday crafts. They make great gifts, too, and can save you a bundle.
By January, you can get into the spirit of civil rights and delve into MLK Day. Or just go for a winter theme, and pull out some cotton balls or marshmallows or even this melting snowman for snow themed fun. You can’t go wrong with snowflakes which only require paper and scissors, and almost anything kids cut turns out well.
By the time the calendar turns to February, Valentine’s Day crafts take center stage. Classmates can benefit from your crafting efforts that also happen to consume multiple hours, possibly even over several days. And most people can find paper to make heart shapes and tissue paper decor around the house.
By March, go green and get into the Irish spirit with St. Patrick’s Day. Clover, leprechaun hats, rainbows, and pots of gold (Gold tissue paper works wonders!) can keep your kids busy for quite some time.
By April, spring flowers bloom all over your home for some much needed color and lifting of spirits. And heaven forbid you’re still stuck inside by May, but Mother’s Day rolls around and almost anything goes, though handprint projects prove especially popular.
Grab a stack of paper, some glue, scissors, and for extra credit, pipe cleaners, beads, pom poms, yarn, or melty beads. For all these occasions, you can use the results to decorate your house, or give to family and friends. Or for the most mileage, do both!