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How to keep children entertained at home? - Fun art and craft ideas for kids.

Updated on June 11, 2013

HooplaKidz art and craft videos

When kids are forced to stay indoors and there’s nothing to do, you can surely tell them ‘There’s always something to do”. And true enough, with HooplaKidz your little ones will always have plenty to do.

Keeping your kids entertained at home is a tricky business. Most of the times, kids are bored to death of the same cartoons and games. Trying something new with them is a helpful parenting tip. Also many a times, the kids are stuck to the TV or the video game console like their lives depend on it and all you want to do is drag them away. We understand parental concerns – TV is harmful for young children and so are the video games. To help you out, we’ve got a few parenting ideas that will keep your kid busy and entertained no matter what age they are.

Reuse and Recycle old crayons at home.

Kids love coloring with crayons. But most of the times, they end up breaking them or trying to eat them. Here’s how you can reuse broken crayons - Melt them and mold them together to make rainbow crayons or unique shaped crayons.

Step 1 – Gather all the crayons, peel the paper off them, sort all the crayons by the color family or by the color combinations you want, then break them into smaller pieces.

Step 2 – Melt the crayons. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Use muffin tins or any mold trays to melt the crayon pieces. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the wax is melted.

Step 3 – Allow the crayons to cool and solidify. You can put them in the freezer to speed up the process. Once they cool down, pop them out of the muffin tin or mold and they are ready to use.

Creative craft ideas for kids

Art and craft is not only about fun activities but also about learning and building shapes and objects. HooplaKidz brings you art & craft video tutorials which are fun, creative and very easy to understand, Here’s a really cool art & craft video playlist that will keep your little one busy for hours on end. – ‘Art and Craft ideas for kids’ Your little ones might even surprise you with their own creative crafts. So be prepared parents, because HooplaKidz are happy and creative kids.

Some other fun art & craft videos for kids

1) How to make Play dough for kids at home

2) How to make a Chinese fan

3) How to make creepy fridge magnets

4) How to make a bookmark

5) How to make a finger puppet

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    • ComfortB profile image

      Comfort Babatola 

      5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Nice collection of kids art. These are sure to keep them busy.

      Voted useful.

    • Pinkchic18 profile image

      Sarah Carlsley 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      Great ideas here. It's been rainy for the past few days and I'm running out of activities! Thanks for sharing this hub.

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