With March Break upon us, many parents have been thinking of activities that will keep the kids busy and entertained. My first thought? March Break craft ideas!
We go on day trips, visit Science North, spend lots of time outdoors, and partake in local March Break events. We even spend a little downtime Netflixing. We do a lot of fun things together on March Break. I also get to break out my March Break craft ideas!
March Break Craft Supplies
Here’s a list of a few must-have items in your craft kit! You won’t have any little ones saying they’re bored!
- Modelling Clay
- Scented Markers
- Elmer’s glue
- Pencil crayons
- Construction paper
- Exercise books
- Prang Paint
Another thing to have handy during March Break? Hot Chocolate! Perfect for after the kids come in from playing outside OR for Mom to relax with as the kids do their crafts!
March Break Craft Ideas
Paper Fortune Teller
Remember those paper fortune tellers we used to make when we were kids? My friends and I used to make these and it was always fun telling each other’s “fortunes”.
You will need:
- 1 piece of paper
- markers (or pens or pencil crayons)
- Fold paper into a triangle to form a square. Cut off excess paper so that you end up with a square shape.
- Fold all for corners so that they meet in the middle.
- Flip paper over and fold corners so that they meet in the centre.
- Fold in half so that you have a rectangle. Put fingers in the openings to push the paper fortune teller open. This part sounds more complicated than it actually is. You can open and close the flaps by moving your fingers under the paper folds. I found easier to follow instructions with images here.
- Write names of 4 colours on the outer flaps (ex: red, yellow, blue, green). Write 8 numbers on the inside flaps (ex: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). Lift the inside flaps and underneath, write 4 fortunes (ex: A big surprise is coming! Tomorrow will be an amazing day! You will make someone happy this week! Monday will be your lucky day!).
When I was a kid, we used to write things like: You’ll have 5 kids when you grow up. You’ll live in Hawaii. You’ll marry Jordan Knight. You’ll be rich. Looking back, that makes me laugh. It was just a fun and silly thing to do.
March Break Journal
Just because there’s no school for a week, I still want Little One to practice her writing. A March Break journal is a great way of documenting all the fun things that happened during the break and it’s a great way for them to look back and reflect on the time they spent with family and friends.
Tissue Paper Stained GlassWith Spring just around the corner, a splash of colour in our crafts helps us get excited for warmer weather and lots of sunshine.
You will need:
- construction paper
- coloured tissue paper
- Take a piece of construction paper and cut out any designs you wish.
- Take a sheet of coloured tissue paper (you can use several colours) and cut to the size you wish. Glue to the back of your construction paper. Let glue dry.
- Hang your creation on window and let the sun shine through! You can use tape to secure to glass window.
Little One LOVES Mr. Sketch Scented Markers. The colours are so vibrant, and they smell good! I remember how much I enjoyed colouring with scented markers when I was a kid. Doing crafts with Little One is like reliving my own childhood!
You will need:
- construction paper
- googly eyes
To make a Rainbow Hand Print Butterfly, Little One just made coloured lines by using big, long strokes with each of the different coloured markers. She traced her hands and cut out her handprints (careful to not cut them separately). She glued the hand print butterfly to construction paper. She then glued googly eyes and pompoms to make the butterfly.
Are you ready for March Break?
March Break is here, but don’t worry about finding fun things to keep the kids busy because Grand & Toy and Life on Manitoulin have got you covered! We’re stocking your craft drawers with lots of goodies from Grand & Toy.
· You can order craft & office supplies and more online at Grandandtoy.com; with quick delivery you’ll be able to stock-up in no time.
· You can shop at Grandandtoy.com for your home office, find organizational solutions, electronics, small kitchen appliances and more – all from the comfort of your own home!
Grand & Toy and Life on Manitoulin are giving away not one, but TWO March Break Craft Kits! Each March Break Craft Kit includes the items mentioned in this post!
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Though the giveaway ends on Friday, March 18th (end of March Break), at least you can get your supplies at Grand & Toy or on their website! If you win one of the two kits, you’ll have craft supplies for any time your kids need a craft day! Whether it be after school, weekends, PD days, rainy days…Grand & Toy has you covered for craft supplies!
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We love crafts – we will probably be painting doing clay sculptures and Easter decorations
Joni W says
I have no kids, and no kids over full time. but the niece and nephews come often, which I love. I’ll try to fit crafts in somewhere. they love colouring
Nate Fuller says
We’re a family that loves to draw and we’ve been doing more craft type stuff lately because the little people can use scissors now!
Silvia D says
yes, we are doing crafts, we are amking Easter Pompom pets. My daughter just made some St. Patricks day pompoms!
Jenness M says
We’re going on a trip so crafts will have to wait till we get back!
I will be making masks with my 4 year old!
My kids love crafts. We made a rapunzel castle yesterday for their little people.
I love all your family crafts! We plan on beading some necklaces and earrings during school break.
We always do crafts! March Break or not!
Erika Letson says
We will definitely be doing some crafts for Easter this week. Thanks for the giveaway!
Belinda McNabb says
not sure which crafts yet but I am sure we will come up with something great!
Brenda Penton says
We will be doing some Easter crafts and decorating eggs.
Lee-Ann S says
We’ll be doing Easter crafts including egg dying.
Maritess S says
We will be doing crepe flowers for Easter and spring decor.
Victoria Ess says
I will be making easter bunnies out of paper bags with my niece!
Amber Y says
We probably won’t do many crafts, but we will be baking up some yummy treats!
Amy C says
We are going to be doing Easter themed crafts.
I’ll be doing some painting and colouring!
Josh S says
We will be doing some painting and colouring for sure and whatever else we come up with.
Jennifer L. says
My son loves doing crafts so I’m sure he’ll be doing some. He loves to draw and paint and make things out of clay.
Tammy Dalley says
we will be decorating easter eggs and baskets
roger simmons says
My daughter does crafts even without me she has been working with oils today on paper. My son is a gamer so no crafts there except world of war”craft”
I’m still working so we probably won’t be engaging in any crafts right now.
Barb W says
I didn’t have any particular plans to craft, but we definitely could!
Tina L. says
Yes, well be doing some Easter theme craft
Holly MacRitchie says
I will be babysitting my niece and nephew during March Break! We will most likely do Easter crafts such as decorating eggs.
Im off work a few days this week and I look forward to doing some easter paper crafts with my kids
We usually try and do at least a couple of crafts a week. My daughter is big into painting right now.
I don’t have kids but will be doing a paper craft with my Sunday School kids on Sunday.
Gillian Morgan says
We are going to be spending time at museums and local historical sites. We are going to be making easter decorations as well.
lori b says
we will be looking for ideas indeed, maybe some flower pots for outside
Sunshine G says
We do lots of ‘maps’ with stickers and glitter
Robyn Bellefleur says
On March break we plan on making a bird feeder for our back yard.
Sabrina Tong says
We will do plenty of colouring this March Break as well as some painting. Your tissue paper stained glass brought back memories, I think we will put that on our to-do list too! ?
We decorate eggs for easter, which is during spring break here,… that counts as a craft right?
Valerie Mallette says
We will be doing some painting and a bit of origami.
Dianne G. says
My grandchildren enjoy making cards, puppets, table decorations and pom pom crafts. We will probably be doing some of those along with colouring.
Melissa Finn says
We will be doing some Easter crafts & lots of painting!
We’ll be painting
I’m probably the least crafty person but my kids love doing them. I usually just keep the craft cupboard stocked and they create things on their own.
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says
we will – most likely easter crafts
Kim K says
Yes definitely doing crafts. Probably something Easter or Spring themed.
Karla Sceviour says
No,I won`t be doing any crafts..My son has a 4 day hockey tournament during Spring break.
Suzanne G says
The grandchildren are coming to visit so we will be doing crafts. I am thinking they will want to be dying eggs and other Easter crafts.
They are always crafting, so I’m sure there will be some done during the break as well.
Angela Mitchell says
We’ll be doing some origami, colouring and drawing — all of our family favourites.
Me and my kids will probably make some st Patrick’s day crafts!
Soooo many good ideas, thanks for sharing!!
Florence C says
The grandchildren will be painting and coloring some Easter pictures.
Lindsay T says
We bought these super cool cardboard rockets to decorate & make. My girls have already been colouring today too!
Heather Lynne says
we’re making rainbow fruitloop candy necklaces 🙂
I love the idea of a butterfly handprint, that will definitely be on the list
lots of colouring and painting!
andrea amy says
I’m sure we will be. My youngest 2 are always at the table drawing, cutting and clueing. I’m sure there will be easter egg pictures made!
ashley p says
I don’t have any specific crafts planned right now, but this post has given me some great ideas! With Easter around the corner, I am sure we will do something with an easter theme
Bailey Dexter says
I will be with my grandchildren! They love doing crafts when they come to Nana’s house, happy times!
Darlene Schuller says
We are!! We are making ‘flowers’ from pipe cleaner and construction paper, got some glitter to kinda sparkle them up a little!.. That’s as creative as I’ve gotten so far LOL.. gosh I’m gonna be googling a ton I see!
Juliee Fitze says
I do crafts with my granddaughter all the time.
Lisa bolduc says
Yup my son loves crafts. With easter in a couple of weeks we r gonna make some pompom bunnies
Yes, we’ll be working on a class project – crafting a diorama
heidi c. says
We are going to be doing some Easter crafts this March Break.
ivy pluchinsky says
We will probably do some Easter crafts
we will be making bird houses
My kids are always up to one craft or another, something new everyday!!
We are planning to learn some new recipes over March Break. Not exactly crafts but close enough!
Amy G says
I am thinking of making spring wreaths!
Ohhh! Amy, that sounds awesome! What a great idea! Please share a photo once you’re done! I’d love to do that with Little One too!
Judy Cowan says
I might be doing some crafts over March break, just depends on whether or not I end up babysitting. Thinking of doing some Easter themed ones if I do.
Oh! I love that! Easter themed crafts are fun!
Lisa @ fabfrugalmama says
Thanks for sharing these! A Mom can never have too many activities in her ‘keep the kids busy’ arsenal. ?
Thanks, Lisa! Are your kids all about crafts too? Little One loves creating things!