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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Last week, we shared our favorite messy crafts. If you don’t have time to tape down newspaper and need something you can set up quickly and not worry about, these crafts will be more your speed. There are so many crafts out there that don’t require much, if any cleanup for those of us who are too exhausted to clean or for rainy days. Mess free doesn’t mean it won’t be as fun! Take the above yarn dolls, they only require yarn and something to wrap, but your children can have fun playing with their own creations long after they’re done making.
Mess-Free Pumpkin – Modern Parents, Messy Kids
Just in time for Halloween, this no mess pumpkin craft is the perfect way to get the little ones decorating their own Jack-O-Lanterns without the mess. Stock up on craft foam stickers and adhesive googly eyes, and you won’t have to worry about messy pumpkin guts or dangerous knifes.
Duct Tape Beads – Dream a Little Bigger
Make beads without having to deal with messy glues or waiting for clay to harden. These beads are made from patterned duct tape, so your child can pick their favorite colors and have tons of fun watching their bead shapes form.
This easy craft will take minutes to create, but children will have a ton of fun playing long after the making is done. If you use adhesive velcro, you’ll have no extra cleanup at all. Let kids make as many sticks as they want and watch them build and learn about shapes.
Easy Abstract Art – Momtastic
This is a great way to actually save the art created with mess-free painting. Everything is in a bag, even the paper, so you get to display it when everything is done. I also think that this technique is probably still mess free even if an accident does occur. Those mess-free finger paintings inside the zipper bags always scare me. What if it opens or gets punctured in some way?
Sunday Morning Craft – Michele Made Me
Just two materials, and lots of fun and creativity can keep your child busy for a while. Since nothing is permanent with this craft, I could see a child playing with color and pattern combinations for a while. When everything’s done, you’ll also have a cute basket for storage!
For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.