Your kiddo spent all day keeping herself under control and following rules, rules, and more rules. Now that she’s at home, it’s time to let loose (creatively, that is)! And here’s some good news—your pint-sized Picasso doesn’t need a full-on art lesson in order to get crafty. Instead, check out 10 of our favorite, super-simple ideas that can turn after-school time into an imaginative adventure in no time. See them all below.

Stained Glass Windows

Still Parenting has blown our minds with this one, which promises not only patiently engaged kiddos but a knock-out panel of "stained glass" to liven up your living room. Don't forget: Set your kids' expectations before embarking on this project. Because they're working with glue on glass, the outcome is going to be abstract, but awesome.

Materials: Empty picture frames, glue, food coloring

photo: Still Parenting

How do you keep your artists active after school? No trade secrets allowed! Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Erica Loop