Websites to explore when you need something fun to do!
Make an Animal Snowflake!
The Natural History Museum in London has posted patterns you can print out to create paper snowflakes with polar bear and dinsosaur faces, even an exploding volcano! Sound like fun? Follow this link.
Toy Theater is a website that facilitates lots of art exploration. The art activities there include building with colored blocks, doodling, designing, animation, and a glimpse into processes like Matisse's painting and Japanese wood block prints. You need to take a screen grab to save the work your kids do here.
For anyone who loves to color, try out the digital patterns at Scrap Coloring. There are many templates to choose from; the areas within these can be filled with either solid color or a range of patterns. The patterns can also be reconfigured by adjusting the colors.
Fun Five minute Crafts for kids!! The website offers ideas to keep everyone entertained and engaged.
This website has seasonal crafting ideas that are always being updated. The ideas are cute, don't require a lot of adult help (although supervision will be needed for the paints and glues), and don't need a lot of supplies. Lots of tabs to check on this website.