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Indoor Craft Ideas for Bad Weather Days

By: Sara Raffensperger, Editor, AllFreeKidsCrafts.com

Minions Ice Cream ConesSometimes the weather creeps up on you and suddenly the kids have a snow day. Or it's the weekend, but it's sleeting so the kids can't play outside. If the weather isn't child safe, you can turn to your trusty list of Indoor Craft Ideas for Bad Weather Days and you will never be caught off guard ever again. Your kids will have so much fun with these indoor activities for kids that they won't even notice that they can't go outside. From coloring to making delicious treats, you will have a full day of activities for the restless little ones.


Don't let the weather catch you off guard this year. If you live in a place where the weather can change on a dime, then you should keep some of these indoor craft ideas on hand. Your kids will absolutely love these crafts that they won't even notice they can't leave the house. These are great crafts if you're a teacher and need to have something to do during recess time. Easily entertain your kids inside with these awesome crafts for kids.
 

Indoor Craft Ideas for Bad Weather Days


Paper and Pencil

The entertainment of a paper and pencil will not last all day, but it will buy you some time to come up with other ideas. The kids can draw or play hangman while you set up another activity. All kids love to color and paint, so they will be happy when you suggest this activity. 


Coloring and painting is fun for kids of all ages and there is a good chance that you already have crayons, colored pencils, or markers somewhere in the house. If you  Here are some of the best printable coloring pages that you can bring out on those rainy days. From intricate and simple coloring pages to word games, your kids will be entertained while you wait for the weather to clear. 

Intricate Coloring Pages

Intricate Coloring Pages

Mandala Free Coloring Pages

Mandala Free Coloring Pages
 

Robot Printable Coloring Page

Robot Printable Coloring Page

Friendly Owls Free Coloring Page

Friendly Owls Free Coloring Page

 

Build a Fort

Your kids will love this idea! Build a fort with anything you already have in the house. If your kids are small then the fort doesn't even have to be very big.

Take the cushions off the couch and form some walls. Then, drape a sheet or blanket over the top. Voila! There's the simplest fort you could make. 

You could make something more intricate with large boxes or have the fort span across a couple of rooms. It all depends on how much effort you want to put into this temporary structure. Just be careful that everything is sturdy and nothing heavy will fall down on the fort's occupants.

 

Treasure Hunt

Create a series of clues that are easy enough for your kids to figure out themselves and place them around the house. The prize they're looking for could be a sweet treat or a new craft to do on this rainy day. 

They will love figuring out the clues so much that they'll probably want to do another treasure hunt!

 

Stained Glass Art and Suncatchers

You can make beautiful suncatchers to hang on the windows for when the weather gets better. Use materials you have in your home and create something that will brighten your days. DIY suncatchers are fun to make and your kids will absolutely love decorating windows and glass doors. All of these suncatchers look stunning but they can be made easily by a preschooler. There are so many different ways to make a suncatcher and you can easily make it with materials that you probably have in your home already.

How to Make Pressed Flower Suncatchers

How to Make Pressed Flower Suncatchers

 

Stained Glass Autumn Leaves

Stained Glass Autumn Leaves

 

Gorgeous Fallen Leaves Suncatchers

Gorgeous Fallen Leaves Suncatchers

 

Majestic Butterfly Suncatcher

Majestic Butterfly Suncatcher

 

How to Make a Suncatcher: 26 DIY Suncatchers

How to Make a Suncatcher: 26 DIY Suncatchers

 

Homemade Playdough

Kids love to play with playdough, but you have to keep buying it after it inevitably dries out. Luckily, we have tons of recipes for homemade playdough. If you keep a few ingredients on hand, you can save money and you will always be ready to make your child's favorite toy!

Your kids can amuse themselves for hours playing with the squishy and malleable material. They will make castles and fake food and then squish it back into a ball. They will have so much fun building shapes and mushing it through their fingers.

DIY 2-Ingredient Playdough

DIY 2-Ingredient Playdough


Edible Tropical Playdough

Edible Tropical Playdough


Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Pumpkin Spice Playdough
 

Edible Craft Ideas

Spend part of your day making something delicious to enjoy with your children. Here are some of the best edible crafts to make with the kiddos. They will absolutely love the yummy treats and will want to make them every time the weather is bad. They will love making things in the kitchen with you and then they will also love eating something they helped make. Teach your youngsters how to be safe in the kitchen with some of these edible crafts for kids.


How to Make Rock Candy at Home

How to Make Rock Candy at Home

 

Edible Artwork

Edible Artwork

 

Edible Magic Potion

Edible Magic Potion

 

Spooky Strawberries

Spooky Strawberries

 

DIY Edible Necklace

DIY Edible Necklace

 

 

What's your favorite indoor activity?

 

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