My kids love crafts. As do I.
In past years, crafts with kids caused me not to love crafts so much. If you know what I mean?
Painting ceramic objects (airplanes, birds, seashells, etc.) is one craft that I can set up and just let their creative juices flow - and they love the freedom!Some more creative and detailed than othersAnd some just love to get messyUsually, in the end you can tell who painted what - the bright and colorful (Mollee), the half done (Tavis), the proper color scheme (Daegan), the detailed (Capps) and the colors piled on top of one another (Mac).
This is an activity we will do a few different times. It is inexpensive (especially if you stock up in the VBS clearance aisle), plus it entertains them for a good hour and a half if you just let them do it without too many rules.