5 crafts in under 5mins

I think I mentioned it once or twice but Audrey loves craft and anything that keeps her occupied while I have a coffee is a winner. But, this time of year it’s hard to find 5 minutes to prepare anything so I’m always on the look out for easy prep crafts. Hopefully using things I already have since our craft cupboard is overflowing and I know we’ll soon have lot of extra wrapping paper and boxes to add to it.

These are 5 craft ideas we’ve done recently which kept her occupied long enough to prep dinner, feed Fred or regroup with a coffee. Plus aside from the prep they don’t require much instruction or involvement from me (does that sound like lazy parenting???).

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Anything with different textured materials is a winner in our house, especially if they’re furry cotton balls.

We used chalkboard contact for the eyes and detail on the ears and nose. The nose is a yoghurt container.


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Paper Plate Garden Frames

This is great because it’s a 2 stage craft so it can keep them entertained a little longer.

Decorate the paper plate any way you like and then hunt in the garden for some flowers to add to contact paper for the middle.

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Cardboard People Haircuts

This one obviously involves a little bit more supervision but the initial decorating and gluing is just as fun. Although this guy didn’t seem too happy about his haircut.

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TP roll Houses

Super easy and quick to make and can be used with anything! Cars, people, play dough, blocks…all of the above all at once.

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Cookie cutter people decorating

Use whatever cookie cutters you have and some scrap paper…voila!

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