20. Bead Suncatchers
I was a little apprehensive about this at first because of the thought of melting plastic in the house (and the possibility of ruining my muffin pans), but after reading the instructions, I was relieved to see that the beads just fall out after being melted, and you can also bake them outside in a toaster oven or on the grill if you’re worried about the fumes.
These really turned out looking amazing! In fact, you can also make larger ones in a round cake pan. After they dry, you can drill a small hole in the top so that they can easily be hung from a window or anywhere outside where they’ll get plenty of sunlight. Go check out the full instructions!
21. Balloon Tennis
This is the ultimate boredom buster for those long winter months! The supplies are really inexpensive. In fact, you can get those paint sticks for free at most hardware stores. Simply hot glue one to a paper plate, and bam! You’ve got a balloon racket. All you need now are a few kids to get the party started. Read more here.
22. Perler Bead Bowls
Have your kids discovered Perler Beads yet? Believe it or not, they’re made for melting under wax paper with an iron to make cool shapes and designs. But there are quite a few little hacks out there for them, too. Put them in an oil covered ceramic or glass bowl (they naturally stack and rise to the side), and let them bake together to form a colorful bowl. How creative! Go get the instructions here.