Indoor Activities

Being stuck inside doesn't have to mean being bored. Check out our collection of things kids can do and make like homemade play dough, finger puppets, memory games, science experiments, and more.

4 Cute Crafts That Use Recycled Cardboard Tubes

Help your kids make these cute and clever crafts using the cardboard tubes from paper towels and toilet paper rolls. It's the perfect project to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

15 Fun STEM & STEAM Crafts for Kids

Forget those problem sets! Get your kids psyched about STEM and STEAM with interactive toys and crafts they can make at home. They'll be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school. Get templates and instructions at familyfunmag.com/printables.

How to Make Crystal Geode Eggs

Grow way-cool crystal geodes with just a few household basics.

13 Funny April Fool's Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids

For April 1--or any day your crew is in need of a laugh--check out this collection of pranks, props, treats, and tricks. They're wacky enough to tickle an entire family of fools. We mean that in the nicest possible way, of course.

Yoga for Kids

Make like mommy and say "ohm."

5 Cool DIY Crafts With Your Photos

Put a camera (okay, a phone!) in your kid's hands, and let her go wild capturing the world around her. Make prints of her favorite photos and then use these techniques to transform them into new pieces of art. These are heirloom projects you'll save for always!

4 Tips for Creating a Cool Blanket Fort for Kids

Help your kids build a fantastic blanket fort with easy tips from Laura Dahl, cofounder of BuiltByKids.com.

How to Make a Terrarium

This easy terrarium shows kids the water cycle in action.

22 Ways to Make Cooking With Kids More Fun

Scared they'll get hurt? Scared they'll get flour everywhere? Hate to waste food? Chefs, food bloggers, and nutritionists dish on how they train their kids in the kitchen--and keep it fun for everyone.

Paper Stars

Make a constellation of paper stars with which to decorate your house, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Build a Metal Robot

Use all your empty cans to construct a fantastic robot friend.

Upcycled T-shirt Bowl

Colorful t-shirts can find new life as adorable fabric bowls.

Great Indoor Games for Families

Everyone can be a champion with these six silly family contests.

How to Create Creative Kids

We gathered five experts in creative thinking (they're all parents, too!) to share their best ideas and activities for sparking your child's imagination.

Jewelry Kids Can Make

Help your kiddos make their own brooches, rings, and necklaces from wood, fabric, and other household materials. No precious gems required!

11 Activities to Encourage Creativity

A child's education stretches far beyond a classroom; it extends into the environments where she lives and plays. These activities, designed for children ages 4 and up, are fun ways to develop your child's artistic learning and encourage her to think in a more challenging and creative manner.

The 10 Best Family Board Games of 2017

Try something new on your next game night. These family-tested picks are the best of the year!

10 Best Movies for Siblings to Watch Together

CommonSenseMedia.org and Parents teamed up to find films that aren't scary for preschoolers or babyish for older children. Just press play!

Busy Bags!

They're so brilliant only a mom could have invented them. These homemade activities are ideal for restaurant waits and doctor visits. Re-create one of these bloggers' ideas or dream up your own, then hand it to your child and enjoy a moment of peace.

10 Games a Big Sibling Can Play With a Baby

Get your baby and big kid off to a happy start with this age-by-age guide to games they can enjoy together.

Gluten-Free Play Dough Recipe

This recipe is for play dough that's safe for all, even kids with celiac and gluten allergies.

Make an Axle Racer

This toy zips across the floor under rubber band power -- and its wheels are made from pint container lids, giving you a great excuse to buy ice cream! Idea from FamilyFun magazine.

Make a Moody Monster

Save your toilet paper rolls to form playful puppets for a rainy day.

Plaster Plaques

Watch how to make plaster relief plaques, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.