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6 Ways to Keep Kids Busy During Spring Break

Style Me Pretty Living’s Abby Larson shares DIY crafts that’ll occupy your brood for hours on end

Take your vacation to another level this spring break with fun activities for your kids to do at home, abroad or aboard a plane. Below, Style Me Pretty Living founder and lifestyle expert Abby Larson tells DuJour how to bring creative crafts to life that children (and parents) will love.

Salt Art

Draw out a fun design using glue on a piece of paper. Sprinkle on some rock salt and let it set. Then, brush over a bit of watercolor paint to add a touch of pretty to the salt and you have insta-art. My daughter can do these for hours without a drop of boredom sneaking in! Learn how to do it here.


Hair barrettes

Make Your Own Hair Accessories 

For the little ladies in your life, you and the kids can craft pretty sequined covered barrettes. Make matching smaller ones for the dolls and then have a hair styling party. Learn how to do it here

Fruit Leather Fortune Cookies

Have your kids help you craft fun fruit leather treats with fortunes tucked inside. Hand-deliver them to your friends as a fun spring break surprise. Learn how to do it here.

Sidewalk Chalk

Making your own sidewalk chalk into any shape or size you want is actually a total breeze and a project that the whole family can get in on. Learn how to do it here. 

DIY crayons

DIY crayons

DIY Crayons

Crayons are one of those things that you can never have enough of, especially when they can be made in your own kitchen using candy molds and a bit of melted wax. Make them any color for your kids to create that masterpiece they’ve always dreamed of. Learn how to do it here. 

Potted Plants

Welcoming the spring season by delivering potted herbs to your neighbors is such a rewarding activity. Have your kids cover the pots with pretty fabric using a Mod Podge technique and you just might be the best neighbor on the block. Learn how to do it here.