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10 Crafts that Keep Your Child Engaged The Longest

10 Crafts that Keep Your Child Engaged The Longest. With many parents home schooling their children, it comes as no surprise that we are struggling to get that precious ‘me time’ more than ever.

With this in mind, experts at DIYS.com were intrigued to find out which crafts will keep your child distracted the longest. In order to do so, 1,635 parents were sent a range of popular craft activities, and were asked to time and record the noise level of their child whilst they were involved in each craft.

The noise level reaching above 60 decibels (equivalent to an average conversation noise level) is an indicator that the child is no longer engrossed in the activity and the timer was stopped.*

The 10 Crafts that Engage Your Child The Longest:

Experts at DIYS.com can reveal the crafts that will keep your child engaged for an average of 20 minutes, in which time the child’s noise level remains below 60 decibels.

RankCraftAverage time before decibels reached 60+ (mins)
1Paper weaving34
2Making slime33
3Origami31
4Jewelry making30
5Painting rocks29
6Colored sand bottles27
7Mosaic art26
8Macaroni  frames26
9Paper mâché25
10Finger sewing23

Paper weaving stands as the craft that will keep your child distracted the longest. Whilst engaged in this activity, the noise level recorded remained under 60 decibels for an average of 34 minutes. Paper weaving is highly engaging for your child and great for building their motor skills.

Following closely behind is making slime, a new phenomenon that is a lot less messy than it sounds! This fun and creative craft engages all your child’s senses, keeping them quiet for an average of 33 minutes.

Ranking third is origami a highly intricate craft. Origami is known to enhance spatial skills and memory. Whilst being engaged in origami, the participating children made less than 60 decibels of noise for an average of 31 minutes.

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