The Best FREE Kids’ Craft Ever

(Inside: A free, simple kids’ craft to keep your little ones entertained for longer than 10 minutes. Our family loved this kids’ craft.)

Let me start by saying I’m not crafty. This blog is not about crafts – but it’s about empowering families and a good idea always feels empowering, so here’s a simple craft that was a huge hit in our home.

Why is this the best kids’ craft ever? Two reasons:

(1) It was free.
(2) It kept my boys busy for hours.

We made little forests in shoe boxes. My boys kept coming up with more ideas, going outside for more supplies and making these little forests with caves, houses, streams, hiding spots, and people. We used items we already owned so I didn’t pay a dime. This was a huge hit.

Miniature Forest in a Shoe Box Kids’ Craft Materials:

  • Shoe boxes
  • Playdough
  • Any small figures or animals you have on hand (We used army guys.)
  • Rocks, sticks, leaves, flowers…things collected from outside.
  • Glue
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • And any other craft supply you have on hand that would add to the project.

Here are pictures of my sons working on the kids’ craft. Happiness, happiness, so much happiness…

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