Stuck indoors? 20+ easy crafts to entertain the kids

Published on 20 March 2020 3 min read

What do you do when your kids are at home, stuck inside? How do you keep them entertained without sticking them in front of the TV? There’s plenty of fun and creative ways to keep them busy and entertained, keeping boredom at bay!

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Whether you’re looking for a cool craft kit to keep your youngsters creative, or a crafternoon activity to stitch the whole family together, we’ve got lots of bright ideas, bold inspiration, fun projects and fab tutorials big and little kids will love!

Get creative with pom poms

Pom poms are so easy to make and are a brilliant activity for all ages. Perfect for giving stationary a pop or stringing together to make pretty garlands that can brighten bedrooms and living spaces. You can even use them to jazz up clothes, sandals and accessories! And because pom poms come in all shapes and sizes, this is a great way to use up any leftover yarn in your stash.

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Crafts for home school

School might be out but we’ve rounded up our fave arts and crafts inspiration to make home school fun! Whether you’re looking for some creative ways to jazz up school stationery, teach the whole family a new skill or hold your very own craft class at home, we’ve got you covered.

Fun ways to jazz up stationary

Knit together

Knitting is a brilliant activity to learn together and we have a whole collection of beginner tutorials to guide you every stitch of the way.

Teach them to knit (or learn together)!

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Take a crochet class with us!

All you need is a few simple techniques to unlock hours of crochet fun. Master these simple steps to discover a whole treasure trove of beginner crochet projects you and the children can make together, including homemade scarves, hats and the cutest toys!

Make a fish

Once you've mastered the basic crochet stitches you'll be able to make a whole sea of wonderful crochet creations including this fabulous fish. Watch the video and learn how!

Projects for teens 

For homebound teens craft projects are a great excuse to set aside technology to encourage some self-expression and creativity during when you're hunkering down. 

From making accessories and learning a new skill, to scrapbook journaling and collage, there are so many crafts to choose that can help destress, spark the imagination and create something wonderful!

FREE patterns teenagers will love

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Kits for kids, tweens and teens

If you’re new to the craftesphere or looking for a gift for a family or teen, kits are a fab way to supply everything you need in one easy bundle. There’s a whole whirlwind of exciting, challenging and fun crafts to be discovered at home. We’ve rounded up some of our fave kidtastic kits for all ages, to inspire that next adventure!

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