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.
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.
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.
Grow way-cool crystal geodes with just a few household basics.
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.
Make like mommy and say "ohm."
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!
Help your kids build a fantastic blanket fort with easy tips from Laura Dahl, cofounder of BuiltByKids.com.
Break out these fun and creative ideas when you're cooped up indoors.
This easy terrarium shows kids the water cycle in action.
Make a constellation of paper stars with which to decorate your house, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
Use all your empty cans to construct a fantastic robot friend.
Colorful t-shirts can find new life as adorable fabric bowls.
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.
Everyone can be a champion with these six silly family contests.
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.
Help your kiddos make their own brooches, rings, and necklaces from wood, fabric, and other household materials. No precious gems required!
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.
Try something new on your next game night. These family-tested picks are the best of the year!
CommonSenseMedia.org and Parents teamed up to find films that aren't scary for preschoolers or babyish for older children. Just press play!
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.
Get your baby and big kid off to a happy start with this age-by-age guide to games they can enjoy together.
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.
Save your toilet paper rolls to form playful puppets for a rainy day.
Watch how to make plaster relief plaques, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.