Distracting the little ones in these times can be a real challenge for families. In times when screens reign, it is difficult to know how to find activities to do. Although it is not so difficult, do not believe it. In the end, it all lies in knowing how to be ingenious , or, even easier, in knowing how to recover the old and good habits: find manual activities, to do calmly and work the imagination.
What we propose today is a collection of twenty crafts to print and do with your children at any time or season of the year. In fact, even if you do them now, you can always save this article in the favorites tab to retrieve it whenever you want, download more crafts and enjoy time together. The results promise to be spectacular!
1. Castle cutouts
Do you remember yourself, as a child, cutting out castles and assembling them to play princesses, princes and dragons? Well, it is in your hands to recover it. We propose a collection of ten castles that you can print, color and cut out. Some may already be colored, so they just need to be mounted. Then you can create your own fortress, invent stories and unleash your imagination.
Download ten castle cutouts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. And if you want, download also this collection of characters to play in the castles. You will see that there are knights, princesses, joglares, troubadours, and so on.
2. Cut-out dinosaurs
Are your children passionate about dinosaurs? The weird thing would be if you answer no. We invite you to create a place full of dinosaurs. These can be easily printed, then cut out and assembled. It can be a scary experience: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
3. Constellation lantern
This summer we have told you how beautiful it could be to see the stars with children. Today we bring you a craft that you can easily do together at home and that consists of creating a constellation lantern. All you have to do is print out this template , cut it out following the instructions and clicking exactly where each of the stars appear on a cupcake mold. Next, you will have to hook it over the flashlight with a rubber band. By turning on the flashlight, you can make the constellations show up on the wall.
4. The starry sky
Are your little ones big fans of astronomy? If you have a great time stargazing, it may be a good idea for children to configure their own constellations on the ceiling of their room or in any other place that you find beautiful. If you want, apart from cutting out these stars, you can use phosphorescent material to make them shine at night as well. In addition to learning about astronomy, they will relax before going to sleep. We've also added planets, spaceships, and other items to make a nice set.
Download stars to paint and decorate: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
5. The Manger
When Christmas approaches, you have to look for activities to do with the children at home and as a family. A very nice one can be to create your own Nativity or Nativity . On the internet you can find a good number of cutouts, which you can paint (or not) to assemble later at home and brighten up those days with your family.
Download the characters of the Manger: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
6. Puzzle to color, cut out and think
Puzzles are an essential activity to reinforce the cognition of the little ones and increase their observation skills, motor skills and patience. But sometimes they are bored of always doing the same and we have to look for alternatives. You can download puzzles from the internet to be painted, cut out, and then played with.
Download puzzles to color and cut: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
7. A city to color and assemble
Almost all boys and girls have their dollhouse. But what if they could create a city themselves? The next activity that we propose is for them to color and build their own city . To do this, we offer you up to ten templates that you can easily download and print. Then the kids can color the houses and buildings to their liking and finally, all together you will have the opportunity to be imaginative originals by setting up your own city.
Download this city plan to color and assemble: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
8. Jungle animals
If there is something that children are passionate about, it is animals. How about setting up your own jungle at home? Next, we present a selection of animals that you can print and assemble in two or three dimensions, as you prefer.
Next, we suggest you download a collection of animals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
9. Advent calendars
When Christmas approaches, you can do another activity at home: your own Advent calendar. Although you can buy one at any supermarket, why don't you dare to buy one of your own this year? On the internet you will find countless proposals to download, paint, cut out, color ...
How about downloading any of the following calendars? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
10. Dress the dolls
How many times did you play dress up dolls as a child? Did you know that you can recover those cutouts so that the little ones can play at home the same as you? We have found dolls to cut out with modern dresses, but also classic ones, that will delight the whole family.
Download doll templates to cut out and dress up dolls: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
11. Build your own jungle
Creating your own jungle can be much easier than you think. How about you paint some leaves together? You can use different techniques and take advantage of these cutouts to make it much easier for you. Here are a few pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
12. Mexican skulls to decorate
You already know that in Mexico one of the most important celebrations of the year is the Day of the Dead. And now you're exporting traditions, why don't you take advantage of this year to innovate a bit and bring Mexican skulls to your home? We propose a collection of ten templates with Mexican skulls to decorate. And those that are already painted, you can use them to create a nice border for the party you organize at home. Here you have a total of ten: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
13. Original bookmarks
What would a craft be if we didn't make bookmarks? They are a good option for Book Day or, why not say it, for any time of the year. And it is that good books always appeal. You can come up with your own ideas, but you also have the option to download these. Paint and enjoy the following: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
14. Bunting for a birthday party
What do you have to organize a birthday party? Well, don't forget the flags. You can create and decorate them yourself. Even download some templates and paint them to your liking , using different tools and techniques so that they are beautiful and fun at the same time. We even propose some with lyrics, so you can write whatever you want to the honoree! The only thing you will need is a string and a little glue or glue to adhere each of the flags. Then hang them at your party: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
15. Easter eggs and their baskets
Easter eggs are more than typical during the days of Easter. Decorating them and then playing hide and seek or decorating the house during Easter can be a great and fun idea to keep the little ones entertained. Here are up to ten templates of easter eggs, baskets and rabbits to print and decorate: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
16. Decorate your Halloween
Another tradition that we have exported and adapted in our house is Halloween. How about we make a border with the classic characters and items from this terrifying night? There will be no shortage of pumpkins, witches, spiders, ghosts and candies. You can use them to decorate a party, to scare your neighbors or to simply create an atmosphere of fear during that terrible night. Here you will find a bit of everything: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
17. Print a Holiday Photocall
A party is no longer a party if there is no photocall. If you want to make it more fun, we suggest you download all these resources to make the most hilarious photos. You have mustaches, muzzles, hats, glasses, crowns, wigs and countless other templates. Take a look at them, cut them out and stick them on a stick that will serve to hold them: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
18. Story characters
We can tell stories in many ways. One of very interesting is through theater. What we propose through this activity is to download templates in which the characters of the classic stories appear , so that in this way you can color them, cut them out and then use them as if they were puppets to represent the stories. Here you have those of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Pinocchio or Puss in Boots. If your little ones dare you can look for many more!
19. Carnival Masks
Carnival is one of the craziest celebrations of the year. What we usually do is dress in some fun outfit, which helps us to enjoy a few hours being other characters. An entertaining activity, both for children and adults, is to create and color your own masks . You can print them on cardboard and then color them with paint and glitter, to make them look even more beautiful. We propose a total of ten masks ready to decorate: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. And as a gift, this beautiful collection of superheroes masks.
20. Mobile puppets
And let's see another craft, in this case the last one, that will take you back to childhood. It's about creating puppets. You can download them, paint them, cut them and then connect their extremities to make them mobile. You will see that the results are super funny and that later you can use them to represent stories or make up your own. Take a look at these templates and get started: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.