Whether it's a rainy day or you are spending the afternoon inside with your grandchildren, crafting can make for some fun memories.
But how do you get them to sit there for more than 5 minutes before they are bouncing around again demanding another episode of Paw Patrol?
If you choose an activity they are actually excited about, they will not only sit through the entire craft, but ask to do it again the next time they're over.
Now that's how to make grandma's house exciting for the kids!
Kids love mashing and combining the colors they get in their play dough kits. Blow their mind and whip up a batch of the colorful molding dough together. They can even choose the colors!
You can pretty much guarantee that they will not only love making it, but will also enjoy playing with it after. Hours of fun and entertainment together, makes this craft perfect!
What could be more fun than blowing bubbles AND painting in one activity?
Show the younger generation that you can combine their favorite activities into a fun craft that they can be proud to show mom and dad later.
Do your grandkids collect stickers in a sticker book? Maybe they love to cover pages of construction paper with colorful shapes and colors with their sticker sheet. Make your own homemade stickers and get to choose your favorite things and create a craft with them after.
Don't be surprised if your hands are covered with stickers of flowers and hearts after this activity.
What better way to celebrate a gorgeous sunny day, than with a handcrafted stained glass craft made my your grandkids. Have them experiment with different colors and shapes to see where their creativity takes them.
Make sure they make an extra one for you, because you will want one for your window to remember a great day together.
Where there's kids and toddlers, there are broken crayons. That's just a fact of raising kids. Take those snapped colors and create a craft that you and your grandchildren can do together.
They will be in awe over the color combinations and you will be pleased that you were able to make something out of crayons that would have been thrown out anyways.
Find out how to make Silly Putty, a Bird Feeder Craft and Make a Rainbow of Pom-Poms on the next page.
What better way to get 'silly' with the grandkids than with some silly putty. Put together a few ingredients and make your own. The kids will love picking the colors and the stretching and molding this dough, and you will love having them make it with you.
Imagine the look on their face as this fun creation comes to life.
Do your kids mock you for the amount of buttons in your sewing basket? Show them that you saving them has been for a good reason with this craft you can do with your grandchildren.
They will love sorting through all the various shapes and colors and you will love to see the beautiful finished product, and get the "I told you so" out of the way, of course.
It's time for a luau at grandma's house!
Kids love to string together different objects and you can make this one with just plastic straws and paper cutouts.
Coloring is always one of my favorite past-times with my grandkids. Whether you grab a coloring book from the store or just grab some paper and see what you can come up with. It's something they enjoy, that I can keep up with.
Use some printable coloring pages to show off your artistic skills and have the kids choose their favorite colors to fill in the pictures.
Pom-poms are so much fun! They don't make a mess that's hard to clean up, they don't hurt when they're thrown across the table and they come in all sorts of fun colors.
Teach your grandkids about colors and put together a beautiful rainbow made of Pom-Poms!
They will love playing with they soft balls and showing off their finished picture to mom and dad when they get home.
My granddaughter and I love watching the birds in the backyard together. That's when I came up with the idea to make a bird seed ornament that we can hang to attract the birds.
I can't wait to see which new birds will fly by for a snack, and my granddaughter and I loved making the craft!
Which one will you try first? Share your finished products with us!