Parenting can be hard work, especially when you’re trying to do your best to raise your kids to be happy and healthy and responsible people. If you have kids, it can seem impossible to find time to create one-of-a-kind crafts with them, but luckily there are plenty of parents just like you who have found five-minute crafts for kids that they can share with their children! Here are some great ones!

Plastic Wrap Decorations

What child doesn't love decorating? And what parent doesn't love a quick and easy craft project? These plastic wrap decorations are both! Simply gather some colorful plastic wrap, cut it into strips, and let your children go to town. They can make flowers, stars, or whatever their imaginations come up with. And the best part is that you probably have all the supplies you need right at home.

Pipe Cleaner Necklaces

Pipe cleaners are a great crafting material for kids - they're colorful, flexible, and easy to use. Plus, they can be turned into all sorts of fun objects, like necklaces! Here's a quick and easy craft that your children will love . Take a pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Wrap one end around the fingers on one hand until it meets the other end (this is called a figure 8). Then, twist both ends together (you may need an adult to help with this part). Finally, twist both ends together again and tie off with another piece of pipe cleaner (you may need an adult to help with this part). Now let your child decorate their necklace using buttons or beads!

Washi Tape Projects

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Washi tape is a great way to add color and pattern to any project, and it's especially perfect for kids' crafts! Here are five washi tape projects that are sure to please both kids and parents. Washi Tape Valentine Cards - Create cute valentines with your child using construction paper, glue stick, tissue paper scraps and lots of colorful washi tape. The tissue paper scraps provide the perfect amount of texture to make these cards extra special.

Cork Coasters

These cork coasters are a great 5-minute craft for kids! They're easy to make and only require a few supplies. Plus, they're a great way to upcycle wine corks. To make them, simply glue four wine corks together in a square. Then, use a sharpie or paint to decorate them however you like. Let your coasters dry and then enjoy! 

Clothespin People

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These are perfect for a rainy day or when you need a quick and easy activity to keep the kids entertained. All you require are some clothespins, paint, and googly eyes. Let the kids have fun painting the clothespins however they want, then add the googly eyes to create their own little people. You can also use your favorite colors or follow a theme like space (black with yellow stars) or underwater (blue with bubbles). The best part about this craft is that it's so simple, it only takes about 5 minutes from start to finish!

Painting with watercolors

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Painting is a kind of art that encourages your youngster to be more expressive and detailed. Painting helps to improve hand-to-eye motions and mental mapping, which are important aspects of learning. Painting also aids in interpreting and decoding events in reality.

When using watercolors, the brush will run over the pattern many times. Finally, through memory, becomes a component of cognition. Here's how to make watercolors with only baking soda, vinegar, corn syrup, corn starch, and eggs. This action will boost your sensation of success even more!

Snack Time for Butterflies

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Snack bags and treat bags have just become more enjoyable thanks to your simple craft ideas for kids. All you need are a few markers, clothespins, googly eyes, and a Ziploc bag to encourage kids to love them. Fill these bags with any nutritious foods you want your children to eat.

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