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Beat the Boredom with Creativity: Indoor Arts and Crafts Activities for Your Kids

Feb 20,2024 | Ducks N Crafts Pte Ltd.

We all know the struggles when your kids say the words “I’m bored”. Boredom can strike anytime, especially during holidays, long weekends, and the rainy days, sometimes, even with all the toys and smartphones around. Followed by that is the constant search for indoor entertainment.

But worry not! We compiled a list of how your kids can beat boredom while sparking their creativity and developing skills through fun, engaging arts and crafts activities!


Why Arts and Crafts?

Beyond just keeping them occupied, arts and crafts can benefit your little ones in multiple ways such as:


  • Boosts Creativity & Imagination

From painting fantastical landscapes to building imaginative forts, crafts tap into their inner artist and inventors.

  • Develops Fine Motor Skills

Cutting, gluing, manipulating materials - these activities enhance hand-eye coordination and dexterity.

  • Promotes Problem-Solving

Choosing colors, figuring out designs, overcoming creative roadblocks - it's all part of the fun!

  • Boosts Self-Esteem

Seeing their creations come to life fosters a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work.

  • Bonus! It's a bonding experience for you and your child!



Arts and Crafts Toys, Kits, and Ideas per Ages

               Now that we know the various benefits of arts and crafts, here are our unique arts and crafts recommendations and where you can buy them!


  1. Preschoolers (3 to 5 years old)

For our little ones, you would want arts and crafts kits that can help with their hand-eye coordination, so here are our recommendations:


  • Scratch Arts. Scratch arts for kids enables them to create beautiful and vibrant images just by simply scratching the black surface. This beginner arts activity can help them get used to using their hands to make art.
  • 3D Puzzles. Through puzzles, you can also develop your kid’s cognitive skills, pattern recognition, and problem-solving skills.
  • Pick up shapes games. These types of games where they use a tweezer to pick the shapes not only help with fine motor skills but also with learning about colors and shapes.
  • Beginner sewing (lacing). You can also engage your child with sewing. On this page, we collected all the kid-friendly sewing kits for your kids to sew their favorite animals, creatures, and more!


  1. School-aged (5 to 8 years old)

At this age, you can opt for more advanced and complex arts and crafts activities like:


  • Suncatcher painting. This art activity encourages your kids to paint on suncatchers which show beautiful colors as they hit the sun's rays. Check out how you can make one with this suncatcher photo frame kit!
  • Stamp art. Stamp art touches your kid’s creativity to make different arts, creatures, things, and more by stamping different shapes and colors. With its endless possibilities, it’s a perfect arts and crafts activity to entertain your kids to beat boredom!
  • Sewing dolls and keychains. Encourage your kids to make cute animal keychains and stuffed dolls through sewing! This not only helps with building their dexterity but can teach them a good lesson about perseverance and patience.
  • Use your kid’s creativity to beat their boredom through painting! Encourage them to paint their favorite animals, places, activities, and more. You can also take a look at our paint and coloring collection to get started!


  1. Tweens (Above 8 years old)

At this age, kids can do more complex activities which gives you more options like:

  • Bead charm-making. This activity enables your child to make cute charms using beads and wires. Interested in bead charm-making? Check out this bead charm kit where you can make 4 cute animals using beads!
  • Engraving charms. You can also get them to design and engrave charms for their necklaces, bracelets, keychains, and more! A more advanced and practical craft activity for your kids.
  • Lantern-making. Lantern-making activities are a unique art and craft for your kids. It involves coloring, assembling, and more that practice not only your child’s creativity but also problem-solving skills. A beautiful and rewarding arts and crafts activity to keep your kids entertained in their idle time!

Remember parents, the most important thing is to have fun, so put on the music, grab your arts and crafts supplies, and join them as they take on a creative adventure.