By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

18 Creative Activities For Under $5 That Will Entertain Your Kids For Hours.

Kids are the most curious creatures on the planet. Just when you think you have impressed them with the crafts we grew up doing such as cutting shapes, finger painting and playing with stickers, the new generation is much more sophisticated.

It can sometimes be tempting to give in and allow them to play video games or play with their tablets. Not to despair, there are some great activities for the kids and adults alike that will make them giggle with delight while also challenge their creative minds.

With spring break here, this is the perfect time for the adults to also put their devices away and get back to the basics with their little ones. The only time your smartphone should come out is to captured your child’s completed masterpiece.

Take a look at great activity ideas to do with your kids today.

#1. Elephant toothpaste!

A little science and patience will create this easy to do elephant toothpaste. This activity will need close adult supervision if the kids are involved in the actual making of the toothpaste. You will need safety goggles (also for kids), dry active yeast, warm water, 6% hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, liquid water color, and a thin-neck bottle.

#2. Why is dad out of shaving cream?

A little bit of shaving cream, corn starch and colouring will create this delicious looking mess.

#3. Glowing bath water

You can make safe and edible glowing water. Bath time just got a lot more cool with warm water and vitamin B-50 Complex.

#4. Gluten free play dough.

Some kids are unable to play with play dough if they are sensitive to gluten. Here is an easy to make at home recipe that is gluten-free. Baby rice cereal, vegetable oil, cornstarch unsweetened applesauce and food coloring mixed together. And yes, this is edible play dough.

#5. Do you want to build a snowman?

No need to skip building a snowman if you live in warmer weather. Your snowman comes courtesy of baking soda, dish soap, salt, vinegar and whatever accessories you want to put on your new friend.

#6. Mini water beads.

Kids will love the texture and arrangements they can make with the beads. An added bonus, these are edible for both kids and pets as they are made with basil seeds and food coloring.

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