Spring and summer break, rainy days, and snow days all bring with them the challenge of how to keep kids from bouncing off the walls while stuck at home. Enter: these arts, crafts, and activity sets. All priced below $25 on Amazon, they have the buyer ratings to prove they’re kid- and parent-approved. Groupon Coupons found the best of the best for each age group, so you can buy ahead to keep up with kids’ changing interests.
The best crafts are the ones you can wear afterward. This set features beads and charms that you can rearrange over and over again.
Who needs the beach when you have this brightly colored sand at your fingertips? It’s already the perfect consistency for molding.
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Just add water to the reusable markers and your kids will have hours of drawing fun ahead (without it ending up on your floors or walls).
There’s nothing scary about these paper bag monsters, but kids will have a frighteningly good time constructing them.
Secret messages, to-do lists, still life portraits... the possibilities are endless with these scratch art mini notes.
Kids can put their own stamp on this princess wand before transforming pesky older siblings into toads.
Instill good habits in kids with a BPA-free, reusable water bottle that they can spend hours adorning with glitter stickers.
Kids can sort through buttons, feathers, and more to complete 16 different projects—it's perfect if they’re easily distracted.
Shrinky Dinks you won’t have to (inevitably) step on! These are smartly designed to be worn as jewelry after kids paint and bake them.
If you’re entertaining multiple kids, this finger loom pack will keep little hands from becoming idle and declaring mutiny.
Watch kids light up as they create their own pictures with the guidance of a tracing pad.
Turn little thumbs green with this flower growing kit, which also features a planter that kids can spend hours decorating.
Kids can spend a rainy afternoon building wind chimes to enjoy outdoors when the weather clears up.
Part puzzle, part coloring book, this coloring set will engage little minds for hours and result in 3D figurines to display.
Save the trip to the salon and have kids beautify themselves with kid-safe polish and nail art.
Kids can unleash their creativity as they paint a mythical beast any color under the sun.