The Best Books & Kits for Keeping Kids Entertained

By Tuttle Publishing

By Tuttle Publishing

It's safe to say we're all getting a bit stir-crazy, so we've rounded up books and kits that will keep everyone in your household entertained and away from screens. From fun family activities you can do together to crafts that will keep the kiddos busy while you work.

Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Kit: 48 Paper Airplanes, 64 Page Instruction Book, 12 Original Designs, Youtube Video Tutorials

Paul Frasco and Sam Ita

$12.95 $11.91

This paper airplane kit features a variety of dragon-themed paper planes - each with a unique form and flight characteristics. The box contains everything you need to create 48 exciting flying dragons in 12 different sizes and designs.

Super Cute Origami Kit: Kawaii Paper Projects You Can Decorate in Thousands of Ways!

Yuki Martin

$14.99 $13.79

Kids of all ages will love this cute collection of easy origami crafts. Follow chibi manga mascots Kami Kami and Orihime as they show you how to fold up the models and personalize them in thousands of ways.

My First Origami Fairy Tales Kit: Paper Models of Knights, Princesses, Dragons, Ogres and More! (Includes Folding Sheets, Easy-To-Read Instructions, S

Joel Stern

$14.99 $13.79

Kids will have fun folding up characters and applying stickers to their models. The characters can be moved around in front of the 6 included story backdrops to reenact classic tales - or even to set off on brand new adventures!

How to Doodle Everywhere: Cute & Easy Drawings for Notebooks, Cards, Gifts and So Much More

Kamo

$12.99 $11.95

This book shows you how to create doodles that are lively and entertaining in three easy steps. Unlike fine-art or manga drawings, there are no rules and no fancy techniques. All that's needed is a free hand and a free spirit!

Asian Kites for Kids: Make & Fly Your Own Asian Kites - Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for 15 Colorful Kites

Wayne Hosking

$10.99 $10.11

Kids will learn how to make colorful kites while exploring Asian culture and history. The easy-to-follow instructions help readers build and fly 15 different models from across Asia.

Finger Knitting for Kids: Super Cute & Easy Things to Make

Eriko Teranishi

$10.99 $10.11

This book shows young crafters how to make cute and easy knitted pieces using only their fingers and a bit of yarn. Clear and simple step-by-step lessons walk them through a series of delightful projects.

Chinese Brush Painting: A Hands-On Introduction to the Traditional Art

Caroline Self and Susan Self

$16.95 $15.59

Presented in an easy-to-understand way that i perfect for children, this book teaches the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy. All you need is a brush, black paint and white paper!

Instant Paper Airplanes Kit: 12 Pop-Out Airplanes You Tape Together and Fly in Minutes! [12 Precut Pop-Out Airplanes; Slingshot Launcher, Tape & Fu

Andrew Dewar

$14.99 $13.79

Everything prospective aviators need it included in this paper airplane kit: 12 pop-out paper planes, a full-color instruction book and a super-charged slingshot launcher. Prepare for takeoff!

All about China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids

Allison Branscombe and Lin Wang

$14.99 $13.79

Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese culture and history with this award-winning book - complete with stories, activities and games. This book is perfect for educators and parents wishing to teach kids about this fascinating country.