Sick Day Crafts: Low-Key DIY Projects For Kids With Colds

Have you been dealing with the sniffles in your house the past few weeks? Or, worse, the flu? From co-workers' families to the little guys in my life, there's been case after case of sick crafters who have had their DIY energy put on hold for a few days. This week's roundup features a few quiet projects for under-the-weather kiddos to try – as well as a few ideas for you to make to brighten their day.

Ninja Craft Stick Figures

While this how-to from Happy Hooligans has Christmas in mind, removing the ornament hanger makes these slick ninjas a fun activity anytime of the year.

Cork Sailboat in a Jar

Put those leftover corks from holiday bottles of wine to good use! Have your child create a whole fleet of small boats with this idea from Handmade Charlotte.

Care Package Gifts

For small crafters with runny noses, lift their spirits a bit with a cold-themed care package. You'll find a few fun ideas to present them with as well, as free printable gift tags, from Polkadot Chair.

The Sleepy Robe

For kids who will be spending a few days on the couch in their jammies, try Melly Sews' sleepy robe, complete with free pattern. She even offers instructions on how to make the pattern bigger or smaller, depending on your need.

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