6. Finger Knitting
The reasons why finger knitting is so awesome: it doesn’t require any tools, it’s simple enough for children to do, and it’s a fabulous way to pass the time– all you’ll need is yarn! There are so many things you can do with the strips, such as head bands, scarves for American Girl dolls, or anything else you can dream up! Go get the complete step-by-step instructions here.
7. Lego Candy Dispenser
I think I might be more obsessed with Legos than my kids! It’s the one thing from my childhood that I refuse to let go of. They’ve just gotten so elaborate and even more amazing! If you’ve already got a nice collection of Legos going, you might just have everything you need to make this sweet little candy dispenser. Go get the step-by-step instructions over at Frugal Fun For Boys & Girls.
8. Soap Clouds
I’ve done this a handful of times with my kids (even my teenager loves it), and it just never gets old. It’s one of the coolest science experiments you’ll ever do with your microwave. It’s kind of scary to think what might be in a plain old bar of Ivory soap, but who cares when it’s this much fun! You can also make fun soap shapes with cookie cutters once you’re done with all of the soap cloud excitement. Go check out the instructions and more photos here.