Category Archives: Crafts to Keep Kids Busy

Shaving Cream Drawing

Spray some shaving cream onto an old cooking pan, on a tray, or straight onto the table and let your kid at it! Once it’s smoothed out, they can draw pictures, shapes, letters, numbers, etc… in it. (You might want to set some ground rules so that the shaving cream doesn’t end up everywhere… i.e. keep the shaving cream on the table, no clapping your hands hard or slapping the shaving cream, etc..)

You can also do this activity on shower/ bath tub walls, and let your kid stand up and draw.

If your child learns well with hands-on sensory activities, this is a great way to practice letters, shapes, numbers, and their name.

** Shaving cream usually smells strong. If you use a pan or tray, the smell may seep into it. Two solutions are to clean it with baking soda when you’re done, or to line the tray with aluminum foil (which actually looks pretty cool underneath of the drawings).

Window Chalk

This might not be the prettiest activity, but it’s totally fun! When your sidewalk chalk gets left out in the rain, you can use it to draw on windows. If you know it’s going to rain, leave a piece of chalk out on purpose! It’s a great rainy day activity!

You can also have your kiddo dip dry chalk into water, instead of waiting for rain. Between the dipping and the drawing, it should keep them busy for a while!

Go Further:

-Talk with your kid about how water changes the chalk. Compare and contrast a dry piece of chalk with a wet piece.

– Use this activity to practice drawing shapes, writing letters and writing numbers

Cheerio Necklace

Tie a bead to one end so that the cheerios can’t fall off, and make the string long enough to keep your kiddo busy for a while!