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19 Creative Activities To Try With Your Kid

Getting your kids to do creative things isn't as hard as you think! Here are a few fun DIY-style activities to try with your little ones!

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1. Homemade Craft Dough Ice Cream

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What's more fun than craft dough? Homemade craft dough.

But what's more fun than homemade craft dough? Homemade craft dough...that you can eat like ice cream.

3. Glove Animals

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Your little ones will have a blast lending a hand in making these cute stuffed glove animals. They'll have even more fun playing with them!

5. Sensory Bins

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Sensory bins like these are a great way to stimulate younger minds.

6. Homemade Cake Pops

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Kids love cake pops, and your kids will love helping you make them! Nothing beats being able to eat your own little works of art!

7. Balloon Rockets

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Balloon rockets are a fun and easy DIY project that will illicit uncontrollable giggles from your little physicist.

8. Smoothies

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Making smoothies is a fun way for your kids to get creative in the kitchen. Have them choose their own ingredients and let their taste buds experience something new!

9. Brown Bag Challenge

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Give your child a plain brown paper bag, and challenge them to make something -- anything! You'll be surprised at what they come up with.

10. Tin Foil River

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Tin foil + water = tin foil river! Your kids will love watching the water flow through a river by their own unique design.

11. Shoot Your Own Movie

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It doesn't get much more creative than shooting your own movie! Writing a script, setting up lights, and capturing the action is a fun and engaging challenge for any youngster.

12. Go Stargazing

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Grab a telescope and look at the stars! If you don't have a telescope, go out and look at the stars anyway! Ask your kids what they see, show them some constellations, and watch the wonder in their eyes.

14. Make Your Own Instruments

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Sure, you can make drums with pots and pans, or a shaker with some rice and an empty can...but you can also step it up and make cool stuff like a cigar box guitar! It's a bit more involved, but makes for a great lesson in patience and fine motor skills.

15. Scavenger Hunt

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Make a list that's not too easy -- throw in some brain teasers, a few riddles, and maybe even a little bit of math to get your kids thinking outside of the box!

16. Chalkboard Wall

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Having a designated space to color the walls is a real treat for your kids (and for you!). You can also use it for more practical things like listing chore duties, schedules, or keeping track of homework.

17. Cardboard Maze

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Don't just toss out your cardboard boxes! Get crafty and set up a giant maze for your kids to explore.

18. Stomp Painting

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Feet.

Paint.

White paper.

Fun.

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