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.
9. Easy Marble Maze
This little project will not only keep the kids busy but is also a great learning experience for them. Cutting and placing the straws to make a good maze for the marble may take some trial and error, so be sure to place all of the straws where you want them before gluing the straws down. Go get the full instructions here!
10. Expanding On An Image
This makes drawing so much more fun! Cut out images from a magazine, newspaper, or old card, and then glue them to paper. Then expand on the image using your imagination (pencil, watercolor, markers, etc.). You could do several cut-outs on one piece of paper to make it even more intriguing for the kids. Read more here.
11. Sandpaper Printed T-Shirts
You can use sandpaper to transfer crayons onto fabric. Who knew!? Let the kids draw their own design onto fine sandpaper and then transfer it onto a t-shirt or any other cotton fabric (pillows cases, totes, socks, etc.) with an iron. Go get the full instructions here.
12. DIY Fairy Garden
With spring right around the corner, the kids are going to be itching to get outdoors. I’m not a play-in-the-mud type of gal, but THIS I can handle! You can really use your imagination with items you can find in the yard and craft closet! The craft stick house is a cute little touch, too, don’t you think? You could even paint or add designs to the sticks first. Go get the instructions and see more photos here.