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Help Your Child to Pass Time in a Productive and Fun Way with These Two Kid-Friendly Crafts

Keeping your kiddos entertained is no easy feat, especially during those long stretches of winter and summer break, respectively. If you’ve run down your usual list of kid-friendly movies, books, and board games, consider a completely new realm of options with a DIY project or two! These two kid-approved crafts are affordable, fun, and great to do together as a family. Better yet, they rely on items you already have lying around your apartment home. Give one – or both – of them a shot today, and you’re in for hours upon hours of fun with your little one! 

Magnetic Tic Tac Toe

Materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Magnets
  • Glue gun
  • Marker
  • A large magnetic surface, like your fridge 

Instructions:

Cut out circles out of cardboard. You need 10 of them. Then, using a marker draw five Xs and five Os. Flip the cardboard circles over and, using hot glue, attach the magnet pieces. To play Tic Tac Toe, use a dry-erase marker to draw a big hashtag sign on the fridge and let the fun begin. 

Glitter Playdough

Materials:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • 1 tube of colored glitter 

Instructions:

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine oil and water, and slowly pour into dry ingredients. Mix until dough comes together. Add coloring and glitter and knead. Refrigerate until cool or break into small balls and play with immediately.

 Annabelle on Main Apartments in Duluth, Georgia

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