6 Best Play and Craft Activities for Kids


6 Best Play and Craft Activities for Kids

Kids' crafts are always a blast, but what's even more exciting than simply crafting is making something that you then get to play with. Sure, you could run to the store and buy toys, science kits, and teepees and play with those, but that's not nearly as fun, and the pride factor is eliminated. It's much cooler to play with play dough that you have created or to scrub-a-dub in the tub with dino soap that you made. Yes, you could pick your nose and make your own boogers that way, but it's a lot less gross and a lot more fun to mix, stir, and play with a sticky science experiment. The fun doesn't end when the craft is complete with these six crafts that readers have determined the best play and craft activities.


6 Best Play and Craft Activities for Kids

1. Kool Aid Play Dough
Kool Aid Play Dough
Sculpt the rainbow. Kool Aid packets allow you to have lots of different color choices for your dough. While regular play dough can get expensive and all colors are sold separately, with this homemade version, one batch can produce multiple colors. Once you've kneaded, mixed, and colored, you'll have a new set of molding materials that will last you a long while. Now, it's time to sculpt something really cool. Save some dough and have tons of fun with this awesomely bright, playful craft.

2. Neon Lights Nighttime Bath
Neon Lights Nighttime Bath
Even the most stubborn bather won't be able to resist this nighttime bath full of color and fun. The glowing water has magical powers which make you squeaky clean—if you use soap. Getting the messy minis into the bath will not be a problem, but getting them out may get challenging. Kids have been giving this play and craft activity glowing reviews.

3. Dinosaur Egg Soap
Dinosaur Egg Soap
The precious dinosaur eggs have finally been discovered in your home! Historians will be hunting these down, so you better use them up by getting clean with the extinct. You will love wearing down the restrictive shell until you can release the baby dinos. Once they are free, the dinosaur species will be renewed as you place them in the wild. Or, what's even more exciting, you can make more dinosaur soap with the recently born, tiny t-rexes and repeat the process.

4. Fairytale Twinkle Jars
Fairytale Twinkle Jars
Twinkle, twinkle little jar with your help I can see far. Light up your life with some adorable play and craft activities like the latern of fairytales. These sources of luminescence are good enough for princes and princesses, so they may just be good enough for the king kid! The games you can play with these lanterns are endless. Hunt through the house for magical creatures, hide the twinkle jar and see who can find it first, or think of your own playful way to radiate like royalty.

5. Dreamy Ruffled Teepee
Dreamy Ruffled Teepee
You know how much fun it is when you gather pillows, sheets, and chairs and make a fort in your living room? Multiply that fun factor by 100 when you play in your handcrafted teepee of dreams. When you sleep in this special tent, your dreams are sent straight to the front of the line. The most precious playtime will occur inside this colorful, conic campsite.

6. Make Your Own Boogers
Make Your Own Boogers
Sticky and icky times are sure to please the little ones' tactile desires. Make like a mad scientist and mix together everyday ingredients to result in the boogiest of boogers. With this awesome play and craft activity, you'll hear endless giggles and see endless smiles.

For more of the best crafts, check out the Top 50 Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids.

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