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COVID-19 got you feeling stir crazy? Here are easy ideas to keep your kids entertained at home

March 18, 2020

Spending more time than usual at home with kids because of coronavirus concerns? Feeling a bit stir crazy? Looking for ideas of something to do as a family other than watch TV and play board games?

We're here for you! We've gathered together your "emergency kit" of crafts, STEM fun, and recipe ideas for at-home fun with kids -- most made with supplies you likely already have!

At-home crafting fun

DIY Chalk Paint: A Mess-Free Alternative


What you'll need:

1 cup water • 1 cup flour • dish soap •  washable paint or food coloring • mixing bowl • a bottle to store the paint


Finger Knitting for Kids


What you need:



See our story and video on how to finger knit here!

Four DIY Musical Instruments Your Kids Can Make


What you need to make all four instruments:

Empty cereal box • paper towel or toilet paper tube• rice• tape• rubber bands• a pencil • scissors • plastic eggs• plastic spoons• wax paper• markers


Find out how to make a cereal box guitar, paper towel tube rainmaker, plastic egg maracas, and paper tube kazoo!

Art With Anything: How to Make Bubble Wrap Art


What you need:

Bubble wrap • scissors • paint • paper • markers


Find out how to make bubble wrap art!

Kid Craft: Easy DIY Puzzle Piece Frames

What you need:

Puzzle pieces • craft sticks • glue • paint • paintbrush • card stock or poster board • string


Other easy at-home crafts and STEM fun our kids love:


At-home fun with food:

Macaroni Kid EATS!, our free monthly publication that focuses on family-friendly meals, publishes a regular feature called Craft-a-Snack. Here are some of our favorite snacks to craft with our kids:

Craft-a-Snack Guide

 Need comfort food? Here are some of our favorite soup recipes from Macaroni Kid EATS!

It's Soup Time! Our Favorite Soup Recipes

Hope these resources help you with some at-home fun during this uncertain time!

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