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20 Crafts and Activities for Sick Kids

Easy Bedside Crafts and Activities for Kids

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There is nothing worse for a kid than having to lay in bed because of some virus or flu bug. Besides being bored, they are bothered by feverish brows and aches. Once the novelty of watching movies and playing games wears off, why not try a craft project. The ideas shared here are easy, can be done in bed using a T.V. tray, and are not too messy. Hopefully, they will take the sick child's mind off their stomach ache, sore throat, and other aches - and especially their boredom, at least for for a little while.

If you make any of these easy crafts, make sure you send in a photo to be included in this collection. You can also get your projects published. You can be one of the first to know when new projects are posted if you take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter and you can also chat about crafts with others in the Family Crafts Forum.

Activity Tray Craft

Activity Tray Craft
Kids will have fun making this simple activity tray and then they will hopefully be occupied for hours playing with it.

Bed Bug Craft

Bed Bug Craft
Kids can have fun making this easy bug and then they can use it as a heating pad on their aches and pains.

Chalkboard TV Tray

Chalkboard TV Tray
Learn how you can turn a TV tray into an activity center that is perfect for kids who are stuck in bed.

Doctor Bag Craft

Doctor Bag Craft
Take some time to craft your own pretend doctors bag and take it to the doctors office with you.

Fleece Snuggle Bag

Fleece Snuggle Bag
You can use a needle an thread to make this fleece craft. once it is done you can use it to snuggle in until you feel better.

Fleece Tied Blanket

Fleece Tied Blanket
You can lay out the fleece pieces on top of yourself in the bed and tie the edges.

Non-Slip Slipper Socks Craft

Non-Slip Slipper Socks Craft
Craft yourself a pair of fancy slippers you can use when you are finally feeling well enough to get up and about.

Warm Fuzzy Craft

Warm Fuzzy Craft
While this little furry craft isn't big enough to warm you up, it will certainly warm your heart.

Wash Rag Boo-Boo Bunny Craft

Wash Rag Boo-Boo Bunny Craft
This cute bunny is also sometimes called a boo-boo bunny because he can hold an ice cube to help sooth bumps and bruises.

Homemade Paper Dolls

Home-made Paper Dolls
Not only will making these paper dolls keep you busy, playing with them will also help pass the time.
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