Spring showers leaving you clueless with what to do with your kids? Try some indoor fun with these clever Pinterest-pefect crafts, sure to entertain your little ones when that playground trip you planned is a washout.
1. Homemade puffy paint
No need to spend a bundle on pricey puffy paints. Pop these basic ingredients into the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, and voila — you have magic paint your kids can use to create beautiful masterpieces (or just doodle with). Get the tutorial. See the pin.
2. Paper plate flower craft
Bring the flower blooms indoors with this easy tutorial from Crafty Morning. All you need are paper plates, paint and colored paper. The results are worth the time spent painting and cutting. Get the tutorial. See the pin.
3. Shimmer playdough
4. Paper bag animal puppets
5. Straw rockets
Consider these as fancy spit balls, minus the spit! Make paper "rockets" using decorated paper; the straw is the launcher. Once assembled, have a game to see who can blast theirs the farthest. Get the tutorial. See the pin.
6. Homemade flubber
Flubber—an incredibly goopy version of play dough—is always a hit with kids. This homemade recipe takes 5 minutes to make, but will entertain for hours. Not a bad payoff. Get the tutorial. See the pin.
7. DIY rainy day paper umbrellas