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 a... little while.
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Activity Tray Craft
Kids will have fun making this simple activity tray and then they will hopefully be occupied for hours playing with it.
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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.
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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.
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Take some time to craft your own pretend doctors bag and take it to the doctor's office with you.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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You can use a needle and thread to make this fleece craft. Once it is done you can use it to snuggle in until you feel better.
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You can lay out the fleece pieces on top of yourself in the bed and tie the edges.
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Craft yourself a pair of fancy slippers you can use when you are finally feeling well enough to get up and about.
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Warm Fuzzy Craft
While this little furry craft isn't big enough to warm you up, it will certainly warm your heart.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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This cute bunny is also sometimes called a boo-boo bunny because he can hold an ice cube to help soothe bumps and bruises.
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Not only will making these paper dolls keep you busy, playing with them will also help pass the time.
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Do don't need much room to craft several bracelets that you can pass out to everyone you know once you are up and about.
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This tutorial explains how to make a felt board that you can use to tell stories with while you are stuck in bed.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Invent a Book
One thing you can definitely do while stuck in bed is to write stories and draw pictures. Use these directions to make a book to hold all of your work.
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If you are going to spend some of your downtime reading, start off by making this bookmark.
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Juice Can Lid Memory Game
Learn how you can use the lids of your juice cans, or something similar, to great fun games to help keep you entertained.
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These clothespin dolls are easy to make. Make several of them to play with while you are home sick.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Egg Carton Bugs Craft
Follow these directions to make nice virus bugs that won;t make you sick.
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A visitor named Barbara shares these directions for making a self-portrait craft.
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Sewing Card Craft
Not only can you help pass the time by making the sewing cards, you can help pass the time by sewing them.
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Make this little, portable activity tray that a sick kid can take to bed with them or carry to the doctor's office.