Stuck Inside? 25 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy -- Without Television!

Prevent cabin fever (and save your sanity!) with these fun crafts and activities (26 Photos)

-iVillage on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:30AM

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DIY Dish Decorating

Source: Alice G. Patterson Photography/www.agpphoto.com/

Good for ages: 4 and up


Coloring on the walls: frowned upon. Coloring on the dishes: totally okay! At least, it is when your kids are using their Sharpies on dollar store dishware. The Sweetest Occasion tells how to turn colorful doodles into permanent dinnerware decorations -- just bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes! (You'll want to supervise, of course, to make sure no dishes get broken and to handle the actual baking.) We think we know what Grandma's getting for Christmas this year...

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