Rock Crafts - Martha Stewart Crafts - A creative way for kids to use the stones they stumble across is to turn them into animals, people, or objects. With just a few supplies -- paint, glue, and clay -- children can try out their skills as rock artists.
craft idea for kids- monster pet rocks. Pre-paint rocks and they can draw faces. I have a lot of googly eyes I can bring in. This can be a cheap project. Maybe high school kids can paint the rocks. Maybe use half Easter eggs if short on rocks?
DIY busy board full of switches, latches, and doo-dads for babies and toddlers to manipulate. This is great for fine motor skills. It is also a hazard for giving escapee toddlers the skills they need to get out unsupervised.
Plant Pals Your indoor gardener may not get your "bad hair day" jokes, but the fun of this grassy-haired friend won't be lost on him. Like a Chia Pet, the project requires just a sprinkling of seeds, a bit of sun, and a few drops of patience.
Simple Straw Airplane Sure paper airplanes are fun, but your kids will love how well this simple straw plane will soar across the room! Instructions for Simple Straw Airplane Compare with a regular paper plane and chart results