Make Your Indoor Days Colorful: Best Crafts For Lazy Weekends

September 2, 2021

While everyone loves a nice weekend outside with their family, with the weather cooling off, more and more families are spending their weekends indoors. However, just because you are inside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your family.


One of the best things to do with your family is sit down and do some crafts together. It is fun, allows everyone to be creative and allows your family to spend some quality time engaging with one another.


With that in mind, this article is going to go over a few great crafts for lazy weekends to help make your indoor days as colorful as possible.

Paper Plate Crafts

Some of the best and simplest crafts to do with your family are paper plate crafts. They generally don’t require a lot of work, and you may already have all the materials you need. In addition to paper plates, you will often need glue, tissue paper, googly eyes, crayons/markers and even paint.


There are many things you can create with paper plates. Animals are a personal favorite of many families, but you can also create abstract pieces of a variety of different characters and settings, as well. Be sure to check out some best paper plate crafts to get some inspiration when it comes to the beautiful and exciting things you can create.

Tie-Dye Some Shirts

Another great crafting idea that is full of color is tie-dying some shirts. Any white shirt can be transformed into a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art that you can wear. There are also many different tie-dye patterns to choose from, so be sure to get as creative as you want and get the whole family involved.


This can get very messy, so always do it in a safe spot away from things like carpet or furniture that could become permanently stained with the paint. Be sure you are using the right kind of shirts, as not all shirts will work as well as others. For best results, choose a shirt that is 100% cotton.

Make Some Homemade Slime or Flubber

Few things are as fun to play with as slime. It is very satisfying and both children and adults can be enthralled for hours simply tossing the slime around and playing with it. While you could go buy some from the many companies selling it, why not make your own?


It only takes a few ingredients, and is generally quite safe to do, as long as there is some adult supervision. Of course, there are many reasons slime can go wrong, so always make sure you are using the right ingredients and amounts. If not, you may deal with slime that doesn’t stay together well or is too sticky.


Any of these crafts are a great way to spend a little indoor time with your family on a lazy weekend. Of course, these are far from the only options, so be sure to do whatever crafts you and your family enjoy.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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