I think sometimes we've used up all the good ideas I can come up with - and then out of the blue I run across something new (and cheap). I was beside myself Monday night because the kids were bored and just wanted something a little more interesting to do than read and play board games during the hottest part of the day. Luckily I ran across some fun things online... the first at paperboxworld.com... I think
All it takes is a pair of scissors and some glue, and M had her very own kitty which entertained her for hours - and which doesn't shed, leave unwelcome surprises, or make me sneeze... and which can be replaced quickly if someone accidentally runs over it with a car!
The older kids needed more challenge - so we ended up at another site (cubeecraft.com?) where we found printables for Indiana Jones and other exciting figures...
So now our entertainment center is crawling with Indy, the Marshmallow Man, Kirby, a lizard and a cat... and the floor is littered with little scraps of paper (okay, they've actually been vacuumed by now).
So now it's sharing time - has anyone found anything recently that is good healthy indoor fun for children? We're getting a little tired of baking day and game day (and I really need M to not become attached to a computer screen!)