Two of my friends often ask me how I get to do stuff while the kids are awake and this is how: I involve them.
In the study I have a cutlery container with glue, washi tape (the ends of rolls), scissors, lovely pencil crayons, markers, etc. I also have a folder of things to mess around with and of course, colouring pages/ activity books, etc.
The key is always be ready and have in your mind if you want to do a 15-minute activity (most of mine are in the 20 - 30-minute time span) or longer.
We either craft in my study (not messy stuff), in the kitchen (if I need to cook) or in the sun room (if messy - since it's tiled).
|some glitter left over. I told them to use glue stick on colouring pages, and then sprinkle the glitter. I'm a genius... also I wanted to use up the glitter! NO more!!! But I might give your kids some ;)|
|some finished projects :)|