The kids are home and it’s raining. You know what comes next, right?
“There’s nothing to do!”
Yeah you know what I’m talking about. They can’t go outside because it’s too soggy out there and you really don’t want them sitting like zombies in front of the electronic babysitter for hours, or playing video games till their gray matter starts to have the consistency of Swiss Cheese, do you? No, you don’t. You’re a good parent, a responsible parent. You know that by stimulating their little minds and encouraging their natural creativity and desire to be active you’re continuing to be a good parent.
There’s nothing worse than an idle child with nothing to do, so why not give them some simple and easy to do crafts? If you’re not a crafty-person (and a lot of us aren’t) it might seem a bit daunting to you. Perhaps the last craft you created was when you pressed your hand into some clay in grade school to make a gift for your mother or father. If that’s so, don't panic. All it takes for you to be able to do this is a little ingenuity—and some planning ahead.