Crafting is one of the best ways to boost a child’s creativity. Whether you’re looking for spring crafts, summer crafts, fall crafts or winter crafts, there’s a DIY project out there that’ll keep them entertained for hours. Think toilet paper frogs, yogurt animal cups, craft stick airplanes, cardboard suns and more! To make it easy to sort through the endless list of DIY art project ideas online, we’ve rounded up the best easy crafts for kids right here.

Every age group can benefit from an amazing day of crafting at home or at school — working with their hands can help preschoolers and toddlers develop fine motor skills and increase their confidence with sensory activities like making hand drums and filling bottles with colorful glitter. They can paint to their heart’s content, crayon and draw smiling faces on their craft stick octopuses, animal bookmarks and pom-pom monsters (one of the Halloween-inspired crafts on the list). Many of these ideas are straightforward enough for little ones to try with supervision — however, some projects may require more hands-on assistance. But the good news is you can find most of the supplies (buttons, glue, tissue paper, coffee filters and paper plates, for instance) right in your craft box, ready to be put to use.

On our list, you’ll find the best craft project options for kids from popular DIY blogs as well as a few of our favorite holiday-specific crafts, including options for Earth Day and Father’s Day. And since it’s never too early to plan, we’ve also included some crafts for the holidays, since Thanksgiving and Christmas are always great times for kids to get crafty. Say goodbye to boredom!

Here’s a list of 3 arts and crafts for kids to make with just a little help from you.

1. Monster Windsocks

This is a great group project for the kids. Let the kids cut, fold and draw on cardstock to create wide-eyed monster windsocks for the backyard.

2. Paper Flowers

They’ll enjoy making these colorful paper flowers to decorate their bedrooms. They’ll first fold dyed cupcake liners in half and cut out petal and fringe shapes. Have them fold a piece of floral wire in half and twist it around the faux flower stamen. Poke the wire through the center of three to four paper liners. Finish it off by wrapping floral tape around the base of the liners and bringing it all the way down the stem.

3.Dinosaur Nightlife Terrarium

Transform mason jars into terrariums fit for mini plastic dinosaurs. It also makes a creative nightlight for kids who are still scared of the dark.