Many Sites Offer Free Creative Crafts for Bored Kids

July 24, 2014

kids and art Kids bored? Here are a few  sites that offer FREE instructions for games and crafts, printable coloring pages and other fun activities. Enchanted Learning offers a limited number of FREE pages of crafts for young children. (Or, for a $20 annual fee, members have access to thousands of printable and enlargeable maps, coloring and activity pages.) First Palette, created by a teacher, has lots of fun craft ideas using inexpensive materials. Try the dragonfly clothespins. Or  create masterpieces with ice cube paint popsHighlights Kids is an Internet add-on of Highlights for Children magazine and includes crafts and easy science experiments, such as discovering how salt affects the freezing of water. Recyclable materials like aluminum-can pull tabs and leftover electrical wire can be used in many craft projects.  PBS has a crafts for kids section on its website. It offers fun projects such as face-changing dolls and newspaper forts. The Crafty Crow was created by a homeschooling mom. The website gathers children’s crafts from contributors across the Internet and includes dozens of earth-friendly projects. The site may appear difficult to navigate, so use this tip: Go to the category list on the left-hand side of the home page. Find the age group that interests you and browse through the collection of projects. We found cute little bird finger puppets, windsock-style fish made from empty toilet paper tubes, and fun DIY games. For more cheap ways to entertain kids this summer, check out our sister site, Living on the Cheap.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe by Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Receive one email each day.

Categories

About This Site

Pikes Peak on the Cheap is your guide to free and inexpensive things to do in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. We’ll find deals, bargains, two-fers and other ways for you to dine, shop, stay or have fun in our area.

Your guide is Linda DuVal, a former writer, reporter and editor who worked at The Gazette for 32 years and who has lived in, and written about, Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region for most of her life.

You can reach us at info@pikespeakonthecheap.com

Find more cheap cities