It’s the great quarantine of 2020. Almost every mom is now a stay-at-home mom or a work-from-home mom trying to homeschool their kids. Cora is in Kindergarten, so I consider myself extremely lucky that I don’t have 3 school-aged kids trying to do virtual learning. My children love to craft. It’s one of our favorite things to do together. If you’re not the crafty type or are looking for other ideas to keep busy during quarantine we have a whole list of over 50 ideas to keep busy here.
I love to explore new, fun and creative ideas on Pinterest for my kids. I don’t know about you but I get sucked into the rabbit hole every time! Hours can go by before I realize how long I’ve been scrolling kid activities. You’d be shocked at how many things you can make out of paper plates, recycled toilet paper rolls, and egg cartons! By the time I’m done on Pinterest I’m deciding on a new kitchen backsplash, and have found 8 new hobbies I’ll never master.
I spend a lot of my time on Instagram as an “influencer”. Naturally, I’ve found some really amazing moms that love to craft with their kiddos and share them one Instagram square at a time. Most of these crafts are super simple using household items. I’m the kind of mom that needs the craft to entertain the children longer than it took me to set up and clean up. Feel me!?
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. All opinions and suggestions are, as always, my own. I do follow these moms on IG for my personal reference and inspiration. My hope is that you might find one or two that might inspire you as well. I’ve linked some art supplies and some of those links could be affiliate links. This means, if you buy something from this post, I could earn a small commission. Enough loose change to keep the coffee flowing hot and strong.
25 of my Favorite Crafty Accounts
Red Ted Art || Maggy is one crafty mother! She’s also an author, blogger, and YouTuber. She hosts kidscrafts101. You’ll find all kinds of easy kids crafts & DIYs on her account.
Kids Crafts 101 || Is an Instagram account run by Red Ted Art and Brainy Beginnings Network. You’ll find a variety of fun and unique crafts for kids! Many of the Instagram moms on this list make an appearance on Kid Crafts 101.
Brainy Beginnings Network || Mary Alice shares eco-focused crafts, eats, and stories.
The Artful Parent || Easy & fun kids art activities for families.
7 Days of Play || Mama Michelle shares her life with a 4 year old, 3 year old, & 1 year old. All kinds of playful learning, crafts & sensory fun!
Recycle and Play || An Instagram account that shares the best recycled crafts and activities for kids posted by all kinds of crafty moms.
Inspire My Play || Laura is a mom to 3 girls ages 6, 4 & 2. She shares creative play & learning for the early years on Instagram.
Ocean Child Crafts || Follow this Art Teacher on Instagram for crafts and DIYs for kids (and grownups).
Find The Little Mermaid || Lucy is a Mummy of 2 expanding little minds through creative play and sharing the fun on Instagram
Cardboard Schoolhouse || Miriam is a, once upon a time ECSpecEd mama, with two preschoolers and a newborn. She shares a hodgepodge curation of their favorite messes on her Instagram account.
Cardboard Folk || Kathryn is a Mumma to 3, Franklin 7, Lachlan 4, and Aubrey 1. They share how they play with home and nature, but mostly cardboard.
Thomas Almeida || Loren is Thomas Almeida’s mom. She shares Earth-friendly art and unschooling on their Instagram feed.
Meri Cherry LA || Meri Cherry is the founder of Meri Cherry Art Studio and the Author of PLAY MAKE CREATE. (She’s a personal favorite of mine!)
Kids Play Tricks || Meghan is a teacher and mom who shares parenting tips and tricks for surviving parenthood through play.
Little Ones Learn || Molly is an Instagram mama that shares art, activities and sensory play for Ages 0-7. Activities require adult supervision. She has a Printable Activity Shop and offers a Preschool Bundle!
Play at Home Mummy || Emma is an Early Childhood & Primary trained teacher, now stay-at-home mom, sharing play, learning, and life.
Little Play Ideas || Jennifer is a mama from Western Australia sharing her ideas for learning through play.
Mama Jots || Jennifer is living motherhood creatively! She is a girl mom of 2 in the PNW. She has the perfectly curated pink Instagram feed!
Monstamoons || Shares DIY and upcycling for kinders.
Mummy and the Bears || Natalie shares their adventures in learning and play!
Littles Activities || Cat is a Mum to 2 little girls from London.
The Childhood Glen || Alison is a mom of 2. A preschool/kindergarten teacher turned SAHM. Sharing books, snacks, art, sensory, and play-based learning ideas on her Instagram.
Rattle and Roll Kids || Marisa is a Mama to Big V (4.5) & Little V (2). They share science, sensory, literacy, art, and math activities for early learning.
The Crafty Kiwi Teacher || Juliana is a teacher in London and a mum. She encourages learning through play with a special emphasis on Nature play and Bookish play.