DIY Alice in Wonderland Flamingo Croquet Set Tutorial from Home Depot. This is obviously not a kids’ craft but rather something for kids. You could go the easy route and not make the croquet mallets but just attach the flamingos to existing mallets.
DIY Sponge Bombs Tutorial from Inner Child Fun here. I just finished watching the 49 second video and all you need are sponges and hair ties - this is beyond easy and cheap.
DIY Sci Fi Story Stones Tutorial and Printable from Tried & True here. Basically you put the “stones” in a bag and kids pull them out and make up stories. But this could also be a kids and adult game. You can get the disc really cheap at your craft store.
DIY Recycled DVD Case Travel Checkers Board. Another recycled DVD case project from Stacy Vaughn. Her DVD case coloring kit can be found in this post. Love her use of Velcro and buttons. Tutorial by Handmade by Stacey Vaughn here.
This blog is for my crafting alter ego. I did lots of crafts with my very artistic mother growing up and continue doing them with kids now. I love really good kids' crafts that hold their attention and mine.