Take a break from the computer and check out Donna’s fun activities! Read them here on the site or download a printable .pdf version of each activity to bring with you to the kitchen, playroom, or backyard for some cooking and crafting fun!
Grown ups: Please read through the activity first to see the steps requiring necessary supervision for your child. Enjoy creating together!
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Make this fun and messy clay at home, then sculpt away! You can make works of art or silly creatures!
Craft and Gift Activity: Send In-House Valentines
For Valentine’s Day this year, make your own “mailbox” for all of your family’s Valentines and have fun sending and passing out notes of love and appreciation!
Craft Activity: Sparkling Ice Candles
Craft Activity:Make And Shake Up a Snow Globe
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but here is a fun indoor craft you can do to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Make a snow globe out of an old glass jar and create your own Winter Wonderland!
Craft Activity:Make Funky Pasta Frames
Here’s a cool activity you can do to turn some old cereal boxes into perfect holiday presents! Use fun macaroni shapes and paint to make these neat picture frames!
Snack Activity: Make a Batch O’Butter
Add something neat and homemade to your Thanksgiving dinner– offer to shake up a batch of butter the old fashioned way! This is an easy and fun recipe you can make anytime!
Craft Activity: Give Thanks with Pilgrim Ship Favors
Thanksgiving is coming! Make these walnut shell Pilgrim boats as a way to say thank-you to your friends and relatives for all the great things they do for you during the year.
Fun Time Activity: Make a Gooey Goop Concoction
Do you love playing with icky, sticky, messy stuff? This quick recipe will mix up a batch of flexible, colorful goo that is safe to play with!
Costume Activity: Concoct Homemade Face Paint
Just in time for Halloween! Mix up a batch of face paint and choose your own colors for a variety of spooky and spunky looks!
Craft Activity: String a Pasta Necklace
Make yourself some fun and colorful jewelry out of macaroni shapes. A perfect touch for that Halloween costume!
Craft Activity: Create a Bedtime Buddy
This homemade night-light is a great bedtime companion or an awesome decoration for Halloween!
Craft Activity: Make a Cereal Box Puppet
The ultimate form of recycling: turn your used cereal boxes into funny puppets that you can play with or use to entertain your friends & family!
Craft Activity: Make a Bean Tambourine
Bring on the percussion! Here’s an easy way to make a tambourine out of things you already have in your house.
Craft Activity: Grow With a Portable Height Chart
Keep track of your height and other important milestones on a height chart you can roll up and take with you if you move.
Snack Activity: Make Ants on a Log
Make and enjoy a quick and classic snack– perfect for lunch or after school!
Donna Erickson is a family lifestyle columnist with King Features Syndicate, host of Donna’s Day on public television and author of the book Fabulous Funstuff for Families. For more ideas and to contact Donna, visit www.donnasday.com, Donna’s Twitter Account, or Donna’s Facebook Page.